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2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [Not Current Academic Year. Consult with Your Academic Advisor for Your Catalog Year]

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Colleges  > Cullen College of Engineering  > Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Badri Roysam

Ponnade Narayana (Adjunct), Edgar Bering, Mounir Boukadoum (Adjunct), Ji Chen, Frank J. Claydon, Jose L. Contreras-Vidal, John R. Glover, Alex Ignatiev, David R. Jackson, Ben H. Jansen, S. Lennart Johnsson, Ioannis Kakadiaris, Heidar A. Malki, Han Quang Le, Dmitri Litvinov, Stuart A. Long, Haluk Ogmen, Jonathan Ophir (Adjunct), Zhifeng Ren, Badri Roysam, Steven Shin-Shem Pei, Wajiha Shireen, Jaspal Subhlok, Jeffrey Williams (Adjunct), John C. Wolfe, George Zouridakis

Associate Professors:
Jiming Bao, Filippo Capolino (Adjunct), Jinghong Chen, Yuhua Chen, Craig Hartley (Adjunct), Zhu Han, Thomas J. Hebert, Kirill Larin, Pauline Markenscoff, Fatima Merchant, Paul Ruchhoeft, David P. Shattuck, Bhavin Sheth, Shishir Shah, Srimant Tripathy (Adjunct), Leonard P. Trombetta, Wanda E. Zagozdzon-Wosik

Assistant Professors:
Mehdi Abolhassani, Aaron Becker, Michael E. Brandt (Adjunct), Ryan Canolty, Xin Fu, Craig Glennie, David Mayerich, James Ortiz (Adjunct), Wei-Chuan Shih, Yan Yao, Cunjiang Yu


Electrical and Computer Engineering Programs

Requisites must be satisfied for a student to enroll in a course. Engineering majors must earn a grade of C- or better in all engineering, mathematics, and science courses.

When seeking transfer credit for engineering courses, students are expected to include detailed syllabi, as well as graded assignments and exams, with their petitions requesting course credit. No grade lower than C- will be accepted on any courses transferred to the University of Houston.

Once a student has attempted 6 semester hours of ECE courses, a cumulative major GPA of 2.25 or better must be maintained to continue in good standing in the major. The major grade point average is calculated using all ECE courses (except for ECE 1121 and ECE 3336) as well as all Engineering Computing XXXX 1331 courses. In addition, for computer engineering majors only, the major grade point average will also include all COSC courses that could be applied to the Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering degree.

A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.000 in all courses attempted at the University of Houston is required for graduation. A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.000 in all courses of the major attempted at the University of Houston is also required for graduation.

The number of attempts at an ECE course is limited to two. Attempt is defined as formal enrollment (registration) that results in a student’s name being listed on an official grade report, which includes grades of W and I.

A minimum grade point average of 3.00 and consent of graduate director is required for an undergraduate or postbaccalaureate student to enroll in electrical and computer engineering graduate courses (6000 and above).

(1) Students with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering who want to pursue a second bachelor’s degree in computer engineering, (2) students with a bachelor’s degree in computer engineering who want to pursue a second bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, and (3) students who want to pursue the two degrees simultaneously must meet all requirements for each degree including residency requirements. In addition, University policy requires that a student must earn a minimum of 30 semester hours in addition to the minimum hours needed for the first degree, regardless of whether the two degrees are awarded simultaneously or successively.

A student falling into any one of the three categories above must file a petition with the ECE Department, indicating precisely which courses will comprise the additional 30 hours. Such petitions must be approved by the department at least one term prior to completion of the second degree. It is not possible to earn both a B.S.C.P.E. and a B.S.E.E. degree without following these regulations.