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Electrical Engineering (BS)


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Program Prerequisite: Not required.
Minor: Not required.
Grade Requirements: A grade of “C” or better in all ECE and support courses is required for this major (a grade of “C-” is not acceptable). Students must have an overall GPA of 2.5 or higher to graduate.
Credit Hour Requirements: A total of 125 credit hours is required for graduation.
Program Code: 8071BS
CIPC: 141001

Program Educational Objectives

The Objectives of the ECE undergraduate programs in Electrical and Computer Engineering are to educate graduates to become productive, accountable, and responsible professionals in engineering who will:

  1. Apply their engineering skills, through theory and application, in industry, government, society, or in graduate school;
  2. Practice high technical and ethical standards and communicate their work to colleagues, industry, and professional organizations;
  3. Work effectively and contribute in interdisciplinary fields while encouraging expression and valuing diversity;
  4. Understand the importance of lifelong learning and continuous professional growth in a changing world as shown through self-directed learning, specialized trainings, certifications, licensing, and graduate programs.

Accreditation

The Weber State University Electrical Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET.

Advisement

All Electrical Engineering students are required to meet with their faculty advisor at least annually for course and program advisement.  Please call the department secretary at 801-626-6898 for the name of your advisor and to schedule an appointment.  Individual student records are accessible through the WSU Home Page.

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Admission Requirements

The Electrical Engineering program is split into two parts, a pre-professional program and a professional program. Students who satisfy the pre-professional program admission requirements (below) should meet with an academic advisor to declare their major and be admitted into the pre-professional program.

Retake Policy

Students in the pre-professional and professional programs may be placed on probation if they withdraw (without justification) or earn a grade lower than C twice in any one ECE course. Students on probation require a department override to register for any ECE course. If a student fails to pass a course (with a grade of C or higher) a third time, he or she will be dismissed from the program.

Departmental Honors

For information on Departmental Honors, please see the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering website at weber.edu/ece or the Honors Program.

General Education

Refer to Degree Requirements  for Bachelor of Science degrees. Consult with your advisor and refer to the major requirements below for specific general education courses required.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering.
  • An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
  • An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability and sustainability.
  • An ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams.
  • An ability to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems.
  • An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
  • An ability to communicate effectively.
  • The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental and societal context.
  • A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in, life-long learning.
  • A knowledge of contemporary issues.
  • An ability to use the techniques, skills and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

Major Course Requirements for EE BS Degree


The Electrical Engineering program is comprised of three components: (1) Pre-professional Program, (2) Professional Program, and (3) Required Support Courses.

2. Professional Program


Professional Program Admission Requirements

After completion of the pre-professional program, students are required to apply for admittance to the professional program.  A minimum GPA of 2.8 in the Pre-Professional Required Courses listed above is required for application to the Professional Program.

Professional Program Required Courses

Electrical Engineering Elective Courses (minimum of 12 credit hours)


Select four courses totalling at least 12 credit hours from the following options:

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