May 17, 2022  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog

Electrical Engineering, B.S.E.E.


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Cullen College of Engineering  > Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering  > Electrical Engineering, B.S.E.E.

ECE Base

In the ECE Department, taking courses in either degree plan is organized into two phases. The first two years are the ECE Base. The ECE Base provides fundamental skills math, science, and electrical engineering, and is identical for BSEE and BSCpE majors.

BSEE Degree Plan

In the last two years of the BSEE degree plan, students must choose one of six Concentration Areas. The Concentration Area allows the student to choose a subset of Electrical Engineering that is of particular interest to the student, while still encouraging the student to take courses in related areas.

All students in the BSEE program must submit an Application for Concentration Area (available in the ECE Department) prior to enrolling in their first Concentration Elective. The student will then be assigned a Faculty Advisor in the chosen Concentration Area. Following the initial advising session with the Faculty Advisor, the student may enroll in the Concentration Area.

The Electrical Engineering Major GPA is calculated using all ECE courses as well as all Engineering Computing XXXX 1331 courses. In addition, for electrical engineering majors, the major grade point average will also include all COSC courses that could be applied to the Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering degree.

First Year


Second Year


Third and Fourth Year


Students must select one of the six Electrical Engineering concentration areas. A total seven lecture courses and four laboratory courses in the concentration area must be successfully completed. Courses are selected as follows.

  • Category 1: Courses specified in Category 1 are required for the concentration area.
  • Category 2: Electives are chosen from Category 2 so as to complete seven lecture and four laboratory courses in the concentration area.
  • ECE Electives: Two ECE courses at the 3-, 4-, or 5000 level are chosen. The student must also satisfy any prerequisites specified for the chosen courses.
  • Technical Elective: One course is chosen from an approved list of courses. Alternatively, a third ECE elective may be chosen.

Third Year


Fall Semester


Total 17

Spring Semester


Total 16

Fourth Year


Fall Semester


Total 16

Spring Semester


Total 16

Degree Total Hours: 129


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