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.

The bachelor’s degree program in electrical engineering has been accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET. With ABET accreditation, students, parents, employers and the society we serve can be confident that a program meets the quality standards that produce graduates prepared to enter a global workforce.

Program Educational Objectives

The educational objectives of the Electrical Engineering program are to produce graduates whose expected accomplishments within two to five years of graduation are:

  1. Graduates who choose to pursue a career in industry or government will become productive and valuable engineers.
  2. Graduates who choose to pursue advanced degrees will be able to gain admission to graduate programs and succeed in top graduate programs.
  3. In keeping with the legacy of an Aggie Engineer, graduates will be successful in attaining positions of leadership in their professional careers.

Before commencing course work in the major, students must be admitted to the major or have the approval of the department. The full bachelors program is offered on College Station and Qatar campuses.  All electrical engineering undergraduate coursework is offered on both campuses.

The freshman year is identical for degrees in aerospace engineering, architectural engineering, civil engineering, computer engineering, computer science, electrical engineering, electronic systems engineering technology, environmental engineering, industrial distribution, industrial engineering, interdisciplinary 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, biomedical engineering and materials science and engineering degrees in that students take CHEM 119 or CHEM 107/CHEM 117 and CHEM 120.  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
3
ENGR 102 Engineering Lab I - Computation 1 2
MATH 151 Engineering Mathematics I 1,2 4
University Core Curriculum 3 3
 Semester Credit Hours16
Spring
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 3
Select one of the following: 3-4
Fundamentals of Chemistry II 4  
 
 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
Spring
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
Fall
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
Spring
ECEN 303 Random Signals and Systems 1 3
ECEN 340 Electric Energy Conversion 1 3
ECEN 350/CSCE 350 Computer Architecture and Design 1 4
ECEN 370 Electronic Properties of Materials 1 3
Technical elective 6 3
 Semester Credit Hours16
Fourth Year
Fall
ECEN 403 Electrical Design Laboratory I 1 3
ECEN elective 6 11
High Impact Experience 7 0
High Impact Professional Development  
University Core Curriculum 3 3
 Semester Credit Hours17
Spring
ECEN 404 Electrical Design Laboratory II 1 3
University Core Curriculum 3 3
ECEN elective 6 10
 Semester Credit Hours16
 Total Semester Credit Hours97

Total Program Hours 128