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CONTENTS

CHAPTER 1
The University

CHAPTER 2
School of Architecture

CHAPTER 3
Red McCombs
School of Business

CHAPTER 4
College of Communication

CHAPTER 5
College of Education

CHAPTER 6
College of Engineering

CHAPTER 7
College of Fine Arts

CHAPTER 8
College of Liberal Arts

CHAPTER 9
Graduate School of
Library and
Information Science

CHAPTER 10
College of
Natural Sciences

CHAPTER 11
School of Nursing

CHAPTER 12
College of Pharmacy

CHAPTER 13
School of Social Work

CHAPTER 14
The Faculty

Texas Common Course Numbering System
(Appendix A)

APPENDIX B
Degree and Course Abbreviations

 

    

6. College of Engineering

--continued

 

Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering

Students seeking the Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering pursue one of two curricula--electrical engineering or computer engineering. The electrical engineering curriculum is accredited in electrical engineering by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). The computer engineering curriculum is accredited by ABET in both electrical engineering and computer engineering. Both curricula contain the fundamentals of electrical engineering and computer engineering; they differ in their core and technical area requirements in order to suit different career objectives.

The curricula in electrical engineering and computer engineering are designed to educate students in the fundamentals of engineering, which are built upon a foundation of mathematics, science, communication, and the liberal arts. Graduates should be equipped to advance their knowledge while contributing professionally to a rapidly changing technology. Areas in which electrical and computer engineers contribute significantly are computer and communication systems; control, robotic, and manufacturing systems; power and energy systems; biomedical instrumentation systems; electronic materials; and device design and manufacturing. Typical career paths of graduates include design, development, management, consulting, teaching, and research. Many graduates seek further education in law, medicine, business, or engineering.

The goal of the curricula is to produce graduates who contribute to global economic development through the ethical practice of electrical and computer engineering in industry, academia, and public service; exhibit leadership in technical or business activity through engineering ability, communication skills, and knowledge of contemporary and global issues; continue to educate themselves through graduate and professional study as well as personal research; design systems and evaluate system performance, either individually or in teams; and use their engineering ability and inventive potential to create technology that will improve the quality of life in society.

The core requirements provide a foundation of engineering fundamentals. Students then build on the core requirements by choosing two technical areas and a technical elective; electrical engineering students also choose an advanced laboratory course. Once a technical area is chosen, the student, with the assistance of a faculty adviser, chooses three courses in that area. The curricula thus ensure breadth through the core courses and the choice of a technical elective; technical area coursework provides depth in those two areas.

Electrical Engineering/Biology Dual Degree Program

A limited number of very strongly motivated students whose high school class standing and admission test scores indicate strong academic potential is admitted into the dual degree program in biology and electrical engineering. Graduates earn both the Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and the Bachelor of Science in Biology. The program is offered jointly by the Colleges of Engineering and Natural Sciences; students register in the College of Engineering.

Additional information about the engineering/biology dual degree programs is given in this chapter.

Curricula

Course requirements are divided into three categories: basic sequence courses, major sequence courses, and other required courses. Enrollment in major sequence courses is restricted to students who have received credit for all of the basic sequence courses and have passed the basic sequence courses with acceptable performance. Enrollment in other required courses is not restricted by completion of the basic sequence.

Courses used to fulfill technical area, technical elective, and other elective requirements must be approved by the electrical and computer engineering faculty before the student enrolls in them. Courses that fulfill the social science and fine arts/humanities requirements are listed in this chapter.

Electrical Engineering Curriculum

Courses Semester Hours

Basic Sequence Courses
  Electrical Engineering 302, 306, 411, 312, 313, 316, 319K, 322C, English 316K, Mathematics 408C, 408D, 427K, 340L, Physics 303K, 303L, 103M, 103N, Rhetoric and Composition 306 54
Major Sequence Courses
  Electrical Engineering 325, 333T, 438, 339, 351K, 155, 362K, 464C or 464H or 464K, 366 27
  Approved technical area courses 18 or 19[8]
  Approved technical elective 3

Other Required Courses
  American government, including Texas government 6
  American history 6
  Approved fine arts or humanities elective 3
  Approved social science elective 3
  Approved elective 6

    Minimum Required 123 or 124[8]

Computer Engineering Curriculum

Courses Semester Hours

Basic Sequence Courses
  Electrical Engineering 302, 306, 411, 312, 313, 316, 319K, 322C, English 316K, Mathematics 408C, 408D, 325K, 427K, Physics 303K, 303L, 103M, 103N, Rhetoric and Composition 306 54

Major Sequence Courses
  Electrical Engineering 325, 333T, 438, 339, 345L, 351K, 155, 464C or 464H or 464K, 366 27
  Approved technical area courses 18
  Approved technical elective 3

Other Required Courses
  American government, including Texas government 6
  American history 6
  Approved fine arts or humanities elective 3
  Approved social science elective 3
  Approved elective 3

    Minimum Required 123

Technical Area Options

Both electrical engineering and computer engineering students must choose two technical areas from the following list. Electrical engineering students must choose one electrical engineering technical area; the second area may be in either electrical or computer engineering. Computer engineering students must choose one computer engineering technical area; the second area may be in either computer or electrical engineering.

Electrical Engineering Technical Areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Communications and Networking
  • Electromagnetic Engineering
  • Electronics
  • Electronic Materials and Devices
  • Management and Production
  • Power Systems and Energy Conversion
  • Premedical
  • Robotics and Control
  • Signal and Image Processing

Computer Engineering Technical Areas

  • Computer Design
  • Embedded Systems
  • Software Development
  • System Software
  • VLSI Design

For all technical areas except premedical, the student must complete at least three courses in the area on the letter-grade basis. Because it includes nonengineering courses expected of medical school applicants, the premedical technical area requires completion of thirty-one hours of coursework; all courses must be completed on the letter-grade basis. A course may not be counted toward more than one technical area.

Electrical engineering students may count toward the technical area requirement one of the following advanced laboratory courses: Electrical Engineering 321, 321K, 440, 345L, 345S, 374L.

Area 1, Biomedical Engineering

This technical area is designed for students interested in the application of engineering to medicine; it may serve as a foundation for graduate study in biomedical engineering. A related technical area is premedical.

Students must complete the following two courses:

Electrical Engineering 374K, Biomedical Electronics
Electrical Engineering 374L, Applications of Biomedical Engineering

They must also complete at least one course from the following list:

Electrical Engineering 325K, Antennas and Wireless Propagation
Electrical Engineering 345L, Microprocessor Applications and Organization [9]
Electrical Engineering 347, Modern Optics
Electrical Engineering 351M, Digital Signal Processing
Mechanical Engineering 354, Biomedical Engineering

Area 2, Communications and Networking

Electrical Engineering 345S, Real-Time Digital Signal Processing Laboratory
Electrical Engineering 360K, Introduction to Digital Communications
Electrical Engineering 371M, Communication Systems
Electrical Engineering 372N, Telecommunication Networks
Electrical Engineering 379K, Topic 18: Network Security
Electrical Engineering 379K, Topic 19: Network Engineering Laboratory
Electrical Engineering 379K, Topic 21: Information and Cryptography
Mechanical Engineering 366L, Operations Research Models

Area 3, Computer Design

Students must complete the following two courses:

Electrical Engineering 345M, Embedded and Real-Time Systems Laboratory
Electrical Engineering 360N, Computer Architecture

They must also complete at least one course from the following list:

Computer Sciences 375, Compilers
Electrical Engineering 345L, Microprocessor Applications and Organization [9]
Electrical Engineering 360M, Digital Systems Design Using VHDL

Area 4, Electromagnetic Engineering

Electrical Engineering 321K, Mixed Signal and Circuits Laboratory
Electrical Engineering 325K, Antennas and Wireless Propagation
Electrical Engineering 347, Modern Optics
Electrical Engineering 348, Laser and Optical Engineering
Electrical Engineering 363M, Microwave and Radio Frequency Engineering
Electrical Engineering 363N, Engineering Acoustics
Electrical Engineering 379K, Topic: Radio Frequency Circuit Design
Physics 355, Modern Physics for Engineers

Area 5, Electronics

Electrical Engineering 321, Electronics Laboratory
Electrical Engineering 321K, Mixed Signal and Circuits Laboratory
Electrical Engineering 338K, Electronic Circuits II
Electrical Engineering 338L, Analog Integrated Circuit Design
Electrical Engineering 362L, Power Electronics
Electrical Engineering 374K, Biomedical Electronics
Electrical Engineering 379K, Topic: Radio Frequency Circuit Design
Mathematics 346, Applied Linear Algebra

Area 6, Electronic Materials and Devices

Students must complete the following course:

Electrical Engineering 440, Microelectronics Fabrication Techniques

They must also complete at least two courses from the following list:

Electrical Engineering 334K, Theory of Engineering Materials
Electrical Engineering 347, Modern Optics
Electrical Engineering 348, Laser and Optical Engineering
Physics 355, Modern Physics for Engineers

Area 7, Embedded Systems

Students must complete three of the following courses, including at least one course in group 1 and one course in group 2.

Electrical Engineering 360N, Computer Architecture

Group 1: Embedded Hardware

Electrical Engineering 360M, Digital Systems Design Using VHDL
Electrical Engineering 360R, Computer-Aided Integrated Circuit Design

Group 2: Embedded Software

Electrical Engineering 345L, Microprocessor Applications and Organization [9]
Electrical Engineering 345M, Embedded and Real-Time Systems Laboratory
Electrical Engineering 345S, Real-Time Digital Signal Processing Laboratory
Electrical Engineering 360P, Concurrent and Distributed Systems

Area 8, Management and Production

Electrical Engineering 366K, Engineering Economics II
Electrical Engineering 366L, Statistics for Manufacturing
Electrical Engineering 367L, Topic 5: Engineering Entrepreneurship
Electrical Engineering 367L, Topic: Total Quality Management
Electrical Engineering 370L, Introduction to Manufacturing Systems Automation
Electrical Engineering 379K, Topic 20: Computer Architecture: Personal Computer Design
Electrical Engineering 379K, Topic 22: System Design Metrics
Mechanical Engineering 366L, Operations Research Models

Area 9, Power Systems and Energy Conversion

Electrical Engineering 341, Electric Drives and Machines
Electrical Engineering 362L, Power Electronics
Electrical Engineering 368, Electrical Power Transmission and Distribution
Electrical Engineering 369, Power Systems Engineering
Electrical Engineering 379K, Topic: Power Quality Harmonics
Mechanical Engineering 337C, Introduction to Nuclear Power Systems
Mechanical Engineering 374S, Solar Energy Systems Design

Area 10, Premedical

Students who plan to go on to medical, veterinary, or dental school must complete coursework in addition to that required for the BSEE in order to meet professional school admission requirements. For example, medical school applicants must have completed twelve semester hours of biological science and sixteen hours of chemistry. The premedical technical area, which incorporates some of these admission requirements, is designed for such students. Choosing biomedical engineering as the other technical area will also help the premedical, preveterinary, and predental student to complete the BSEE degree more quickly. A sample four-year program available from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering illustrates how electives may be used to meet medical school admission requirements.

Students pursuing this option must have a grade point average of at least 3.00 at the end of the sophomore year.

Students must complete all of the following courses:

Biology 206L, Laboratory Experiments in Biology: Structure and Function of Organisms
Biology 211, Introductory Biology: Cell Biology
Biology 212, Introductory Biology: Genetics and Evolution
Biology 214, Introductory Biology: Structure and Function of Organisms
Biology 325, Genetics
Biology 365R, Vertebrate Physiology I
Chemistry 302, Principles of Chemistry II
Chemistry 204, Introduction to Chemical Practice
Chemistry 610, Organic Chemistry
Chemistry 210C, Organic Chemistry Laboratory
Electrical Engineering 374K, Biomedical Electronics
Electrical Engineering 374L, Applications of Biomedical Engineering

Area 11, Robotics and Controls

Electrical Engineering 345L, Microprocessor Applications and Organization [9]
Electrical Engineering 362K, Introduction to Automatic Control [10]
Electrical Engineering 370, Automatic Control II
Electrical Engineering 370K, Computer Control Systems
Electrical Engineering 370L, Introduction to Manufacturing Systems Automation
Electrical Engineering 370N, Introduction to Robotics and Mechatronics
Electrical Engineering 371D, Introduction to Neural Networks
Electrical Engineering 371R, Digital Image and Video Processing
Mathematics 365C, Real Analysis I

Area 12, Signal and Image Processing

Electrical Engineering 345S, Real-Time Digital Signal Processing Laboratory
Electrical Engineering 351M, Digital Signal Processing
Electrical Engineering 371D, Introduction to Neural Networks
Electrical Engineering 371R, Digital Image and Video Processing
Mathematics 374, Fourier and Laplace Transforms

Area 13, Software Development

Students must complete the following course:

Electrical Engineering 360F, Software Engineering Processes

They must also complete at least two courses from the following list:

Electrical Engineering 360C, Algorithms
Electrical Engineering 360P, Concurrent and Distributed Systems
Computer Sciences 345, Programming Languages
Computer Sciences 373, Software Engineering

Area 14, System Software

Computer Sciences 347, Data Management
Computer Sciences 375, Compilers
Electrical Engineering 332, Computer Graphics
Electrical Engineering 345L, Microprocessor Applications and Organization [6]
Electrical Engineering 345M, Embedded and Real-Time Systems Laboratory
Electrical Engineering 360P, Concurrent and Distributed Systems
Electrical Engineering 372N, Telecommunication Networks
Mathematics 373K, Algebraic Structures I

Area 15, VLSI Design

Students must complete the following two courses:

Electrical Engineering 360R, Computer-Aided Integrated Circuit Design
Electrical Engineering 360S, Digital Integrated Circuit Design

They must also complete at least one of the following courses:

Electrical Engineering 338L, Analog Integrated Circuit Design
Electrical Engineering 440, Microelectronics Fabrication Techniques

Suggested Arrangement of Courses

Electrical Engineering Curriculum

First Year -- Fall Semester
Courses Semester Hours

E E 302, Introduction to Electrical and Computer Engineering 3
E E 306, Introduction to Computing 3
M 408C, Differential and Integral Calculus 4
RHE 306, Rhetoric and Composition 3
Approved fine arts/humanities or social science elective 3
  Total 16
First Year -- Spring Semester
Courses Semester Hours

E E 312, Introduction to Programming 3
M 408D, Sequences, Series, and Multivariable Calculus 4
PHY 303K, Engineering Physics I 3
PHY 103M, Laboratory for Physics 303K 1
American government 3
Approved fine arts/humanities or social science elective 3
  Total 17
Second Year -- Fall Semester
Courses Semester Hours

E E 411, Circuit Theory 4
E E 322C, Data Structures 3
M 427K, Advanced Calculus for Applications I 4
PHY 303L, Engineering Physics II 3
PHY 103N, Laboratory for Physics 303L 1
  Total 15
Second Year -- Spring Semester
Courses Semester Hours

E E 313, Linear Systems and Signals 3
E E 316, Digital Logic Design 3
E E 319K, Introduction to Microcontrollers 3
M 340L, Matrices and Matrix Calculations 3
E 316K, Masterworks of Literature 3
  Total 15
Third Year -- Fall Semester
Courses Semester Hours

E E 325, Electromagnetic Engineering 3
E E 438, Electronic Circuits I 4
E E 339, Solid-State Electronic Devices 3
E E 351K, Probability and Random Processes 3
E E 155, Electrical and Computer Engineering Seminar 1
Approved technical area course 3
  Total 17
Third Year -- Spring Semester
Courses Semester Hours

E E 333T, Engineering Communication 3
E E 362K, Introduction to Automatic Control 3
E E 366, Engineering Economics I 3
Advanced electrical engineering laboratory elective 3 or 4
Approved technical area course 3
  Total 15 or 16
Fourth Year -- Fall Semester
Courses Semester Hours

E E 464C, Corporate Senior Design Project, E E 464H, Honors Senior Design Project, or E E 464K, Senior Design Project 4
American history 3
Approved technical elective 3
Approved technical area courses 6
  Total 16
Fourth Year -- Spring Semester
Courses Semester Hours

American government 3
American history 3
Approved technical area course 3
Approved elective 3
  Total 12

Computer Engineering Curriculum

First Year -- Fall Semester
Courses Semester Hours

E E 302, Introduction to Electrical and Computer Engineering 3
E E 306, Introduction to Computing 3
M 408C, Differential and Integral Calculus 4
RHE 306, Rhetoric and Composition 3
Approved fine arts/humanities or social science elective 3
  Total 16
First Year -- Spring Semester
Courses Semester Hours

E E 312, Introduction to Programming 3
M 408D, Sequences, Series, and Multivariable Calculus 4
PHY 303K, Engineering Physics I 3
PHY 103M, Laboratory for Physics 303K 1
American government 3
Approved fine arts/humanities or social science elective 3
  Total 17
Second Year -- Fall Semester
Courses Semester Hours

E E 411, Circuit Theory 4
E E 322C, Data Structures 3
M 427K, Advanced Calculus for Applications I 4
PHY 303L, Engineering Physics II 3
PHY 103N, Laboratory for Physics 303L 1
  Total 15
Second Year -- Spring Semester
Courses Semester Hours

E E 313, Linear Systems and Signals 3
E E 316, Digital Logic Design 3
E E 319K, Introduction to Microcontrollers 3
M 325K, Discrete Mathematics 3
E 316K, Masterworks of Liberature 3
  Total 15
Third Year -- Fall Semester
Courses Semester Hours

E E 325, Electromagnetic Engineering 3
E E 333T, Engineering Communication 3
E E 438, Electronic Circuits I 4
E E 351K, Probability and Random Processes 3
E E 155, Electrical and Computer Engineering Seminar 1
Approved technical area course 3
  Total 17
Third Year -- Spring Semester
Courses Semester Hours

E E 339, Solid-State Electronic Devices 3
E E 345L, Microprocessor Applications and Organization 3
E E 366, Engineering Economics I 3
Approved technical area course 6
  Total 15
Fourth Year -- Fall Semester
Courses Semester Hours

E E 464C, Corporate Senior Design Project, E E 464H, Honors Senior Design Project, or E E 464K, Senior Design Project 4
American history 3
Approved technical area courses 6
Approved technical elective 3
  Total 16
Fourth Year -- Spring Semester
Courses Semester Hours

American government 3
American history 3
Approved technical area course 3
Approved elective 3
  Total 12

 


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Undergraduate Catalog
Contents
Chapter 1 - The University
Chapter 2 - School of Architecture
Chapter 3 - Red McCombs School of Business
Chapter 4 - College of Communication
Chapter 5 - College of Education
Chapter 6 - College of Engineering
Chapter 7 - College of Fine Arts
Chapter 8 - College of Liberal Arts
Chapter 9 - Graduate School of Library and Information Science
Chapter 10 - College of Natural Sciences
Chapter 11 - School of Nursing
Chapter 12 - College of Pharmacy
Chapter 13 - School of Social Work
Chapter 14 - The Faculty
Texas Common Course Numbering System (Appendix A)
Appendix B - Degree and Course Abbreviations

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