Electrical Engineering Curriculum: Pre-2013

Degree Earned: Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering

Effective: 08/2009  |  Updated: 10/2011  

FRESHMAN YEAR
Fall Semester
Credit 
 
Spring Semester
Credit 
CH 101 Chemistry, A Molecular Science1
CH 102 General Chemistry Lab1
E 101 Intro. to Engineering & Problem Solving1
E 115 Introduction to Computing Environment 
ENG 101 Academic Writing & Research1
MA 141 Calculus I1
GEP Requirement* 
3 
1 
1 
1 
4 
4 
3 
  ECE 109 Introduction to Computer Systems1
MA 241 Calculus II1
PY 205 Physics for Engineering & Science I1
EC 205 Econ. (EC 201 or ARE 201)*  
PE 1xx Fitness & Wellness Course* 
3 
4 
4 
3 
1 
17   15
SOPHOMORE YEAR
Fall Semester
Credit 
 
Spring Semester
Credit 
ECE 200 Intro. to ECE Laboratory1
ECE 209 Computer Systems Programming 1
MA 242 Calculus III 
PY 208 Physics for Engineering & Science II 
4 
3 
4 
4 
  COM 110 Public Speaking 
ECE 211 Electric Circuits1
ECE 212 Fundamentals of Logic Design1
ECE 220 Analytical Foundations of ECE1
GEP Requirement* 
3 
4 
3 
3 
3 
15   16
JUNIOR YEAR
Fall Semester
Credit 
 
Spring Semester
Credit 
ECE 301 Linear Systems 
ECE 302 Introduction to Microelectronics 
ST 371 Introduction to Prob. & Dist. Theory 
GEP Requirement* 
Phys Ed/Healthly Living Elective* 
4 
4 
3 
3 
1 
  ECE 303 Electromagnetic Fields 
ECE 380 Engr Profession for EE6
ECE Level 1 Elective2
ECE Level 1 Elective2
ENG 331 Comm. for Engineering & Technology 
GEP Requirement* 
3 
1 
3 
3 
3 
3 
15   16
SENIOR YEAR
Fall Semester
Credit 
 
Spring Semester
Credit 
ECE Level 1 Elective2
ECE Level 2 Elective3
ECE Elective4
Approved Technical Elective5
GEP Requirement* 
3 
3 
3 
3 
3 
  ECE 480 Senior EE Design Project6
ECE Elective4
ECE Elective4
Approved Technical Elective5
GEP Requirement* 
3 
3 
3 
3 
2-3 
15   14-15
Minimum Credit Hours Required for Graduation*,I,J,K
123
 
Footnotes:
All students who graduate from this curriculum must demonstrate competency in a foreign language at the 102 level (second semester).
  1. Must be completed with a grade of C- or higher.
  2. ECE Level 1 electives: ECE 305, ECE 306 or 406, ECE 402 or 421, ECE 403 or 422, ECE 404, ECE 407, ECE 435.
  3. ECE Level 2 electives: ECE 420; ECE 436; ECE 442, ECE 451, ECE 453, ECE 455, ECE 456, ECE 463, ECE 464, ECE 466, ECE 470, and any graduate leve ECE class that has a Level 1 elective as a prerequisite.
  4. ECE electives: any Level 1 expcept 306 or 406, any Level 2 elective, ECE 445, ECE 492 (Special Topics Courses), and any graduate ECE class.
  5. Technical electives: CE 213, 214, 215; ISE 311; MAE 206, 208, 301, 302, 308; MSE 201; NE 418, 419.
  6. Students in the entrepreneurs program should take ECE 383/ECE 483, instead of ECE 380/ECE 480.
*General Education Program (GEP) requirements and GEP Footnotes:

To complete the requirements for graduation and the General Education Program, the following category credit hours and co-requisites must be satisfied. University approved GEP course lists for each of the following categories can be found at http://www.ncsu.edu/uap/academic-standards/gep/courselists/index.html.

  1. Mathematical Sciences (6 credit hours - one course with MA or ST prefix)
    Choose from the University approved GEP Mathematical Sciences course list or the following course(s) if completed as part of the Major requirements may fulfill part or all of this requirement:
  2. Natural Sciences (7 credit hours - include one laboratory course or course with a lab)
    Choose from the University approved GEP Natural Sciences course list or the following course(s) if completed as part of the Major requirements may fulfill part or all of this requirement:
  3. Humanities (6 credit hours selected from two different disciplines/course prefixes)
    Choose from the University approved GEP Humanities course list or the following course(s) if completed as part of the Major requirements may fulfill part or all of this requirement:
  4. Social Sciences (6 credit hours selected from two different disciplines/course prefixes)
    Choose from the University approved GEP Social Sciences course list or the following course(s) if completed as part of the Major requirements may fulfill part or all of this requirement:
  5. Physical Education/Healthy Living (2 credit hours - at least one 100-level Fitness and Wellness Course)
    Choose from the University approved GEP Physical Education/Healthy Living course list.
  6. Additional Breadth - (3 credit hours to be selected from the following checked University approved GEP course lists)
    XX Humanities/Social Sciences/Visual and Performing Arts or
  7. Interdisciplinary Perspectives (5-6 credit hours)
    Choose from the University approved GEP Interdisciplinary Perspectives course list or the following course(s) if completed as part of the Major requirements may fulfill part or all of this requirement:
  8. Introduction to Writing (4 credit hours satisfied by completing ENG 101 with a C- or better )

    The following Co-Requisites must be satisfied to complete the General Education Program requirements:
  9. U.S. Diversity (USD)
    Choose from the University approved GEP U.S. Diversity course list or choose a course identified on the approved GEP course lists as meeting the U.S. Diversity (USD) co-requisite. The following course(s) completed as part of the Major requirements may fulfill this requirement:
  10. Global Knowledge (GK)
    Choose from the University approved GEP Global Knowledge course list or choose a course identified on the approved GEP course lists as meeting the Global Knowledge (GK) co-requisite. The following course(s) completed as part of the Major requirements may fulfill this requirement:
  11. Foreign Language proficiency - Proficiency at the FL_ 102 level is required for graduation.