The Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering degree curriculum prepares graduates for entrance into the profession of electrical engineering by providing them a varied and balanced educational experience with an appropriate combination of theoretical and practical skills. Students are provided with a strong foundation in mathematics, basic sciences, computer and design skills, the engineering sciences and the liberal arts. A stimulating course of study is maintained by offering students a reasonable variety of required contemporary courses and electives courses in emerging technical areas. The engineering laboratory experience is fully integrated with course work.

Professional Accreditation

The B.S. in Electrical Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, https://www.abet.org.

Educational Objectives

The educational objectives of the B.S. in Electrical Engineering program define the career and professional accomplishments that the graduates are being prepared to achieve three to four years after graduation. The program will produce graduates who:

  1. Enter into and advance in the profession of electrical engineering, particularly in the areas of systems and devices, computers, and communications.
  2. Continue their formal education and obtain advanced degrees in electrical engineering or other related fields.
  3. Become responsible professionals and global citizens who are aware of ethical issues and societal needs and problems.

These objectives are consistent with the mission of Fairleigh Dickinson University to educate and prepare students as world citizens through global education. They also fulfill the needs of our constituents, which include students, alumni, employers, faculty and the Industrial Advisory Board.

Student Outcomes

Each electrical engineering graduate will demonstrate the following attributes and achievements as required by the EAC of ABET upon or before graduation:

  1. An ability to identify, formulate and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science and mathematics.
  2. An ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors.
  3. An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
  4. An ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental and societal contexts.
  5. An ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives.
  6. An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
  7. An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

Cooperative Education Option

Students in the B.S.E.E. program have the option to undertake a cooperative education experience and earn a total of 6 academic credits toward their technical electives. Note that these credits may not be substituted for any required course work. The co-op experience provides students a real-world grounding, linking theory and practice, academic and industrial experiences, and college education and lifelong learning. It better prepares students for jobs, gives them a competitive edge in the job market, helps them develop networking skills and professional contacts and allows them to experience career fields before graduation. Industry benefits from better-prepared graduates with real and relevant work experience – saving time and money by reducing the training period for new employees.

Degree Plan

The program requires the successful completion of 128 credits with a minimum cumulative grade point ratio of 2.00 as described below.

1st Semester (15 credits)

  • ENGR1301 Engineering Practices, Graphics and Design (3 credits)
  • MATH1201 Calculus I (4 credits)
  • PHYS2201 Physics Laboratory I (1 credit)
  • PHYS2203 University Physics I Lecture (3 credits)
  • UNIV1001 Transitioning to University Life (1 credit)
  • WRIT1002 Composition I: Rhetoric and Inquiry (3 credits)

2nd Semester (18 credits)

  • ENGR1204 Programming Languages in Engineering (3 credits)
  • ENGR2286 Digital System Design (3 credits)
  • MATH2202 Calculus II (4 credits)
  • PHYS2202 Physics Laboratory II (1 credit)
  • PHYS2204 University Physics II Lecture (3 credits)
  • UNIV1002 Preparing for Professional Life (1 credit)
  • WRIT1003 Composition II: Research and Argument (3 credits)

3rd Semester (16 credits)

  • EENG2221 Signals and Systems I (4 credits)
  • EENG2287 Microprocessor System Design I (3 credits)
  • ENGR3200 Advanced Engineering Programming (3 credits)
  • MATH2210 Differential Equations (3 credits)
  • UNIV2001 Cross Cultural Perspectives (3 credits)

4th Semester (15 credits)

  • EENG2222 Signals and Systems II (3 credits)
  • EENG3288 Microprocessor System Design II (3 credits)
  • ENGR2210 Technical Communications (3 credits)
  • ENGR4221 Engineering Statistics and Reliability (3 credits)
  • UNIV2002 Global Issues (3 credits)

5th Semester (15 credits)

6th Semester (16 credits)

  • CHEM1201 General Chemistry I Lecture (3 credits)
  • CHEM1203 General Chemistry I Laboratory (1 credit)
  • EENG3224 Digital Signal Processing (3 credits)
  • EENG3266 Electronics II (3 credits)
  • ENGR3000 Modern Technologies: Principles, Applications and Impacts (3 credits)
  • ENGR3341 Advanced Engineering Mathematics (3 credits)

7th Semester (16 credits)

  • EENG3244 Electromagnetic Fields and Waves (3 credits)
  • EENG3267 Electronics III (3 credits)
  • EENG4260 Preparation for Electrical Engineering Project (1 credit)
  • EENG4342 Data Communications and Computer Networks (3 credits)
  • EENG4355 Analog and Digital Control (3 credits)
  • ENGR4210 Managerial and Engineering Economic Analysis (3 credits)

8th Semester (17 credits)

  • EENG4268 Electrical Engineering Project (2 credits)
  • EENG4341 Communication Systems (3 credits)
  • EENG4347 Wireless Communication (3 credits)
  • Technical Electives (9 credits)

Technical Electives

The student must take 9 credits of technical electives. Examples of technical electives are as follows:

Other technical electives are also available, and a list of approved courses is available in GHSCSE’s office. Appropriate upper-level courses in math, science, and computer science may be taken as technical electives with prior approval from the program adviser. Moreover, students may undertake cooperative experience or internship and earn 3 academic credits per semester up to a maximum of 6 credits through EENG4498 and EENG4499 Co-op in Electrical Engineering. The 6 credits earned are counted towards the technical electives. Students may also elect to do independent study under the direction of a faculty member with approval of the Deputy Director or School Director. Graduate courses can also be taken as technical electives.

Electrical Engineering Minor

(For Non-Electrical Engineering Majors)

GHSCSE offers a 16-credit minor in electrical engineering (EE) for non-EE majors. This minor provides these students with a basic foundation in EE, and it can bring them additional employment opportunities and career options. The minor is appropriate to those non-EE majors who have strong mathematics and science backgrounds. To take any course in the minor, a student must meet all the prerequisites for that course. The required courses are as follows:

  • EENG2221 Signals and Systems I (4 credits)
  • EENG2222 Signals and Systems II (3 credits)
  • EENG2287 Microprocessor System Design I (3 credits)
  • EENG3265 Electronics I (3 credits)
  • ENGR2286 Digital System Design (3 credits)

B.S.E.E/M.S. in Computer Engineering Combined Degree Program

GHSCSE offers a five-year program that allows qualified students to attain a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (B.S.E.E.) and a Master of Science (M.S.) in computer engineering with a combined-degree load that is 9 credits less than that of the separate degrees, helping students save time and money. Students must register for this program by their junior year and must have achieved a cumulative grade point ratio of at least 2.75.

B.S.E.E./M.S. in Electrical Engineering Combined Degree Program

GHSCSE offers a five-year program that allows qualified students to attain a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (B.S.E.E.) and a Master of Science (M.S.E.E.) in Electrical Engineering with a combined degree load that is 9 credits less than that of the separate degrees. Students must register for this program by their junior year and must have achieved a cumulative grade point ratio of at least 2.75.

Program Enrollment and Degree Data

The official fall term enrollments of the B.S. in Electrical Engineering program for the last five academic years and the number of degrees conferred during each of those years.

 

Academic Year

Enrollment Year

Total

 

Degrees Awarded

1st

2nd

3rd

4th

5th

Current

2021 -2020

FT

59

6

5

14

 

84

 

Not yet available

Year

PT

1

 

 

2

 

3

1

2020 -2019

FT

29

7

12

15

 

63

 

17

 

PT

1

 

 

7

 

8

2

2019 -2018

FT

12

17

9

26

 

64

 

20

 

PT

 

1

 

6

 

7

3

2018 -2017

FT

34

7

16

19

 

76

 

8

 

PT

 

 

 

4

 

4

4

2017 -2016

FT

19

21

11

20

 

71

 

17

 

PT

 

 

 

6

 

6

FT- full time; PT- part time

Contact Information
Howard Silver, Ph.D., P.E., Program Coordinator
silver@fdu.edu
Accreditation

Course Descriptions