Electrical Engineering - BS

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University offers a Bachelor of Science degree option to its undergraduate students desiring to major in Electrical Engineering.

Electrical engineers design, develop, test and supervise the manufacture of sophisticated electrical and electronic systems such as: cell phones, iPods, digital TVs, medical imaging, smart appliances, automobiles and advanced satellite systems. Many electrical engineers also work in areas closely related to computers. Areas of specialization include analog and mixed-signal electronics; biomedical imaging, sensing and genomic signal processing; computer engineering and systems; device science and nanotechnology; energy and power; electromagnetics and microwaves; and information science and systems.

Before commencing course work in the major, students must be admitted to the major or have the approval of the department.

The freshman year is identical for degrees in aerospace engineering, biomedical engineering, civil engineering, computer engineering, computer science, electrical engineering, electronic systems engineering technology, industrial distribution, industrial engineering, manufacturing and mechanical engineering technology, mechanical engineering, multidisciplinary engineering technology, nuclear engineering, ocean engineering, and petroleum engineering (Note: not all programs listed are offered in Qatar). The freshman year is slightly different for chemical engineering in that students take CHEM 101/CHEM 111 or CHEM 107/CHEM 117 andCHEM 102/CHEM 112. Biomedical Engineering also requires a two semester sequence of chemistry courses consisting of CHEM 101/CHEM 111 or CHEM 107/CHEM 117 and CHEM 102/CHEM 112.  Students pursuing degrees in biological and agricultural engineering should refer to the specific curriculum for this major. It is recognized that many students will change the sequence and number of courses taken in any semester. Deviations from the prescribed course sequence, however, should be made with care to ensure that prerequisites for all courses are met.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallSemester Credit Hours
CHEM 107 General Chemistry for Engineering Students 1,4 3
CHEM 117 General Chemistry for Engineering Students Laboratory 1,4 1
ENGL 103
Introduction to Rhetoric and Composition 1
or Composition and Rhetoric
ENGR 102 Engineering Lab I - Computation 1 2
MATH 151 Engineering Mathematics I 1,2 4
University Core Curriculum 3 3
 Semester Credit Hours16
CHEM 102
CHEM 112
Fundamentals of Chemistry II
and Fundamentals of Chemistry Laboratory II 1,4
ENGR 216/PHYS 216 Experimental Physics and Engineering Lab II: Mechanics 1 2
MATH 152 Engineering Mathematics II 1 4
PHYS 206 Newtonian Mechanics for Engineering and Science 1 3
University Core Curriculum 3,5 3-6
 Semester Credit Hours15-16
 Total Semester Credit Hours31-32
Plan of Study Grid
Second Year
FallSemester Credit Hours
CSCE 121 Introduction to Program Design and Concepts 1 4
ECEN 248 Introduction to Digital Systems Design 1 4
MATH 251 Engineering Mathematics III 1 3
PHYS 207 Electricity and Magnetism for Engineering and Science 1 3
PHYS 217/ENGR 217 Experimental Physics and Engineering Lab III - Electricity and Magnetism 1 2
 Semester Credit Hours16
ECEN 214 Electrical Circuit Theory 1 4
MATH 308 Differential Equations 1 3
MATH 311 Topics in Applied Mathematics I 1 3
University Core Curriculum 3 6
 Semester Credit Hours16
Third Year
ECEN 314 Signals and Systems 1 3
ECEN 322 Electric and Magnetic Fields 1 3
ECEN 325 Electronics 1 4
PHYS 222 Modern Physics for Engineers 1 3
Select one of the following: 3
Technical and Business Writing  
Communication for Technical Professions  
Argumentation and Debate  
 Semester Credit Hours16
ECEN 303 Random Signals and Systems 1 3
ECEN 350/CSCE 350 Computer Architecture and Design 1 4
ECEN 370 Electronic Properties of Materials 1 3
ECEN elective 6 3
Technical elective 6 3
High Impact Experience 7 0
High Impact Professional Development  
 Semester Credit Hours16
Fourth Year
ECEN 403 Electrical Design Laboratory I 1 3
ECEN elective 6 12
University Core Curriculum 3 3
 Semester Credit Hours18
ECEN 404 Electrical Design Laboratory II 1 3
ECEN elective 6 9
ENGR 482/PHIL 482 Ethics and Engineering 8 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
 Total Semester Credit Hours97

Total Program Hours 128