Electrical Engineering, BS

  

Program Description

The Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering provides students with necessary skills to design, analyze, and build electrical, electronic, and electromechanical systems. Electrical engineering emphasizes electrical system design and control and extends into the areas of analog circuits, digital circuits, embedded systems, signal processing, electromagnetics, semiconductor devices, and electrical power. A student with a degree from this program will be well prepared to pursue either advanced degrees in engineering or computer science, or to pursue a technical career in fields such as electrical power systems, communications, or electronics design.


Professional Licensure/Certification (PLC) Requirements

The curriculum for programs at Dixie State University customarily leading to licensure have been designed to meet the educational licensure/certification requirements in Utah as well as to prepare students to apply for licensure exams in the State of Utah. The licensure boards in each state are responsible for establishing the requirements for licensure/certification for their state. Requirement may vary state to state and may change at any time. Students who intend to use their DSU degree to secure licensure in any state other than Utah will need to review the professional licensure disclosures in that state pertaining to their program and consult with the state professional licensing board.  For more information, visit the State Authorization and Professional Licensure web page and select your program, or speak to the director of your program.


Admission Requirements

The admissions process works as follows:

  1. Student applies and is accepted to DSU
  2. Student designates their major as Pre-Engineering (pursuing Associate of Pre-Engineering)
  3. Student passes the following courses with a C- or better:
    • MECH 1000
    • MECH 1200/05
    • MATH 1210
    • MATH 1220
    • CHEM 1210/1215
    • PHYS 2210/2215
  4. Student meets with the engineering advisor to ensure that required courses are complete and to make an academic plan
  5. Student’s major is switched from Pre-Engineering to Electrical Engineering

Program Curriculum

123.5 credits

DSU General Education Requirements

All DSU General Education requirements must be fulfilled. A previously earned degree may fulfill those requirements, but courses must be equivalent to DSU’s minimum General Education standards in American Institutions, English, and Mathematics.

General Education Core Requirements
English3-7
Mathematics3-5
American Institutions3-6
Life Sciences 3-10
Physical Sciences3-5
Laboratory Science0-1
Fine Arts3
Literature/Humanities3
Social & Behavioral Sciences3
Exploration 3-5

Electrical Engineering Required Courses

CHEM 1210
CHEM 1215
Principles of Chemistry I (PS)
and Principles of Chemistry I Lab (LAB)
5
ECE 2100Semiconductor Devices3
ECE 2700
ECE 2705
Digital Circuits
and Digital Circuits Lab
4
ECE 2280
ECE 2285
Microelectronics
and Microelectronics Lab
4
ECE 3300
ECE 3305
Electromagnetics & Transmission Lines
and Electromagnetics & Transmission Lines Lab
4
ECE 3500Signals and Systems 3
ECE 3600
ECE 3605
Power Electronics
and Power Electronics Lab
4
ECE 3730
ECE 3735
Embedded Systems I
and Embedded Systems I Lab
4
ECE 4000EE Product Design I3
ECE 4010EE Product Design II3
ENGL 3010Professional Writing and Business Ethics3
MATH 1210Calculus I (MA)4
MATH 1220Calculus II (MA)4
MATH 2210Multivariable Calculus (MA)4
MATH 2250Differential Equations and Linear Algebra4
MATH 3400Probability & Statistics3
MECH 1000
MECH 1005
Introduction to Design & Rapid Prototyping
and Introduction to Design & Rapid Prototyping Lab
3
MECH 1200
MECH 1205
Coding
and Coding Lab
4
MECH 2210
MECH 2215
Circuits
and Circuits Lab
4
MECH 2250
MECH 2255
Sensors & Actuators
and Sensors & Actuators Lab
4
MECH 3200
MECH 3205
Systems & Controls
and Systems & Controls Lab
3.5
PHYS 2210
PHYS 2215
Physics/Scientists Engineers I (PS)
and Physics/Scientists Engineers I Lab (LAB)
5
PHYS 2220
PHYS 2225
Physics/Scientists EngineersII
and Physics/Scientists Engineers II Lab
5

Electrical Engineering Technical Electives

Complete 18 credits from the following:
Any ECE 4xxx (excluding ECE 4000, 4005, 4010, 4015)
Any MECH 4xxx (excluding MECH 4000, 4010)
MATH 4xxx (excluding MATH 4500, 4890R, 4900)
Any CS 4xxx (excluding CS 4600, 4920R, 4990, 4991R, 4992)
Any CHEM 4xxx (excluding CHEM 4800R, 4910)
MATH 3150Introduction to Partial Differential Equations3
MATH 3450Statistical Inference3
CS 3010Mobile Application Development for Android3
CS 3020Mobile Application Development: iOS3
CS 3510Advanced Algorithms/Data Structures3

Graduation Requirements

  1. Complete 123.5 college-level credits (1000 and above)
  2. Complete at least 40 upper-division credits (3000 and above)
  3. Complete at least 30 upper-division credits at DSU for institutional residency
  4. Cumulative GPA 2.0 or higher
  5. Grade C- or better in all Electrical Engineering Required Courses and Technical Elective Courses.
  6. Pass the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) Exam

Graduation Plan - 4 years

Plan of Study Grid
1st Year
Fall SemesterHours
MECH 1000
MECH 1005
Introduction to Design & Rapid Prototyping
and Introduction to Design & Rapid Prototyping Lab
3
CHEM 1210
CHEM 1215
Principles of Chemistry I (PS)
and Principles of Chemistry I Lab (LAB)
5
MATH 1210 Calculus I (MA) 4
ENGL 2010 Interm Writing Selected Topics: (EN) 3
 Hours15
Spring Semester
MECH 1200
MECH 1205
Coding
and Coding Lab
4
PHYS 2210
PHYS 2215
Physics/Scientists Engineers I (PS)
and Physics/Scientists Engineers I Lab (LAB)
5
MATH 1220 Calculus II (MA) 4
General Education (Life Science) 3
 Hours16
2nd Year
Fall Semester
ECE 2700
ECE 2705
Digital Circuits
and Digital Circuits Lab
4
MECH 2210
MECH 2215
Circuits
and Circuits Lab
4
PHYS 2220
PHYS 2225
Physics/Scientists EngineersII
and Physics/Scientists Engineers II Lab
5
MATH 2210 Multivariable Calculus (MA) 4
 Hours17
Spring Semester
MECH 2250
MECH 2255
Sensors & Actuators
and Sensors & Actuators Lab
4
ECE 2280
ECE 2285
Microelectronics
and Microelectronics Lab
4
ECE 2100 Semiconductor Devices 3
MATH 2250 Differential Equations and Linear Algebra 4
 Hours15
3rd Year
Fall Semester
ECE 3730
ECE 3735
Embedded Systems I
and Embedded Systems I Lab
4
MECH 3200
MECH 3205
Systems & Controls
and Systems & Controls Lab
3.5
ECE 3300
ECE 3305
Electromagnetics & Transmission Lines
and Electromagnetics & Transmission Lines Lab
4
MATH 3400 Probability & Statistics 3
 Hours14.5
Spring Semester
ECE 3600
ECE 3605
Power Electronics
and Power Electronics Lab
4
ECE 3500 Signals and Systems 3
Tech Elective 1 3
Tech Elective 2 3
General Education (Lit / Humanities) 3
 Hours16
4th Year
Fall Semester
ECE 4000 EE Product Design I 3
ENGL 3010 Professional Writing and Business Ethics 3
Tech Elective 3 3
Tech Elective 4 3
General Education (Fine Arts) 3
 Hours15
Spring Semester
ECE 4010 EE Product Design II 3
Tech Elective 5 3
Tech Elective 6 3
General Education (American Institutions) 3
General Education (Social & Behavioral Science) 3
 Hours15
 Total Hours123.5

Graduation Plan - 5 years (MATH 1010)

Plan of Study Grid
1st Year
Fall SemesterHours
MECH 1000
MECH 1005
Introduction to Design & Rapid Prototyping
and Introduction to Design & Rapid Prototyping Lab
3
ENGL 1010 Introduction to Writing (EN) 3
General Education (Life Science) 3
MATH 1010 Intermediate Algebra 4
 Hours13
Spring Semester
MECH 1200
MECH 1205
Coding
and Coding Lab
4
MATH 1080 Pre-Calculus with Trigonometry (MA) 5
ENGL 2010 Interm Writing Selected Topics: (EN) 3
 Hours12
2nd Year
Fall Semester
ECE 2700
ECE 2705
Digital Circuits
and Digital Circuits Lab
4
CHEM 1210
CHEM 1215
Principles of Chemistry I (PS)
and Principles of Chemistry I Lab (LAB)
5
MATH 1210 Calculus I (MA) 4
 Hours13
Spring Semester
PHYS 2210
PHYS 2215
Physics/Scientists Engineers I (PS)
and Physics/Scientists Engineers I Lab (LAB)
5
MATH 1220 Calculus II (MA) 4
General Education (American Institutions) 3
 Hours12
3rd Year
Fall Semester
MECH 2210
MECH 2215
Circuits
and Circuits Lab
4
PHYS 2220
PHYS 2225
Physics/Scientists EngineersII
and Physics/Scientists Engineers II Lab
5
MATH 2210 Multivariable Calculus (MA) 4
 Hours13
Spring Semester
MECH 2250
MECH 2255
Sensors & Actuators
and Sensors & Actuators Lab
4
ECE 2280
ECE 2285
Microelectronics
and Microelectronics Lab
4
ECE 2100 Semiconductor Devices 3
MATH 2250 Differential Equations and Linear Algebra 4
 Hours15
4th Year
Fall Semester
ECE 3730
ECE 3735
Embedded Systems I
and Embedded Systems I Lab
4
MECH 3200
MECH 3205
Systems & Controls
and Systems & Controls Lab
3.5
ECE 3300
ECE 3305
Electromagnetics & Transmission Lines
and Electromagnetics & Transmission Lines Lab
4
MATH 3400 Probability & Statistics 3
 Hours14.5
Spring Semester
ECE 3600
ECE 3605
Power Electronics
and Power Electronics Lab
4
ECE 3500 Signals and Systems 3
Tech Elective 1 3
Tech Elective 2 3
 Hours13
5th Year
Fall Semester
ECE 4000 EE Product Design I 3
Tech Elective 3 3
Tech Elective 4 3
ENGL 3010 Professional Writing and Business Ethics 3
General Education (Fine Arts) 3
 Hours15
Spring Semester
ECE 4010 EE Product Design II 3
Tech Elective 5 3
Tech Elective 6 3
General Education (Lit / Humanities) 3
General Education (Social & Behavioral Science) 3
 Hours15
 Total Hours135.5

Graduation Plan - 5 years (MATH 1050)

Plan of Study Grid
1st Year
Fall SemesterHours
MECH 1000
MECH 1005
Introduction to Design & Rapid Prototyping
and Introduction to Design & Rapid Prototyping Lab
3
ENGL 1010 Introduction to Writing (EN) 3
MATH 1050 College Algebra / Pre-Calculus (MA) 4
General Education (Life Science) 3
General Education (Lit / Humanities) 3
 Hours16
Spring Semester
MECH 1200
MECH 1205
Coding
and Coding Lab
4
ENGL 2010 Interm Writing Selected Topics: (EN) 3
MATH 1060 Trigonometry (MA) 3
 Hours10
2nd Year
Fall Semester
ECE 2700
ECE 2705
Digital Circuits
and Digital Circuits Lab
4
CHEM 1210
CHEM 1215
Principles of Chemistry I (PS)
and Principles of Chemistry I Lab (LAB)
5
MATH 1210 Calculus I (MA) 4
 Hours13
Spring Semester
PHYS 2210
PHYS 2215
Physics/Scientists Engineers I (PS)
and Physics/Scientists Engineers I Lab (LAB)
5
MATH 1220 Calculus II (MA) 4
General Education (American Institutions) 3
 Hours12
3rd Year
Fall Semester
MECH 2210
MECH 2215
Circuits
and Circuits Lab
4
PHYS 2220
PHYS 2225
Physics/Scientists EngineersII
and Physics/Scientists Engineers II Lab
5
MATH 2210 Multivariable Calculus (MA) 4
 Hours13
Spring Semester
MECH 2250
MECH 2255
Sensors & Actuators
and Sensors & Actuators Lab
4
ECE 2280
ECE 2285
Microelectronics
and Microelectronics Lab
4
ECE 2100 Semiconductor Devices 3
MATH 2250 Differential Equations and Linear Algebra 4
 Hours15
4th Year
Fall Semester
ECE 3730
ECE 3735
Embedded Systems I
and Embedded Systems I Lab
4
MECH 3200
MECH 3205
Systems & Controls
and Systems & Controls Lab
3.5
ECE 3300
ECE 3305
Electromagnetics & Transmission Lines
and Electromagnetics & Transmission Lines Lab
4
MATH 3400 Probability & Statistics 3
 Hours14.5
Spring Semester
ECE 3600
ECE 3605
Power Electronics
and Power Electronics Lab
4
ECE 3500 Signals and Systems 3
Tech Elective 1 3
Tech Elective 2 3
 Hours13
5th Year
Fall Semester
ECE 4000 EE Product Design I 3
Tech Elective 3 3
Tech Elective 4 3
ENGL 3010 Professional Writing and Business Ethics 3
General Education (Fine Arts) 3
 Hours15
Spring Semester
ECE 4010 EE Product Design II 3
Tech Elective 5 3
Tech Elective 6 3
General Education (Social & Behavioral Science) 3
 Hours12
 Total Hours133.5

Electrical Engineering Program Learning Outcomes

At the successful completion of the Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering, students will be able to:

  1. Formulate and evaluate complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, & mathematics.
  2. Create solutions using the engineering design process that meet specified needs with appropriate consideration for relevant global, cultural, social, environment, ethical, and/or economic factors.
  3. Design experiments for electrical systems or processes, analyze resulting experimental data, and make informed conclusions from the data.
  4. Collaborate effectively with others to establish goals, meet deadlines, and articulate results.
  5. Design, prototype, and troubleshoot electrical systems that accomplish a specified task or objective.