The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

Electrical Engineering, Bachelor of Science Electrical Engineering

Electrical engineering is a broad field with applications in almost all areas of industry including computer systems, control systems, telecommunications, semiconductors, electronics, and electric power. The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering offers a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (BSEE) degree that is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).

This degree provides a broad, solid education in engineering fundamentals as well as the opportunity for in-depth study in specialized topics. Students completing the program will have rigorous foundation for engineering practice in industry as well as for graduate studies in engineering and other disciplines. The program has well-equipped, accessible laboratories and extensive computing facilities.

Core Curriculum - 42 Hours

The Core Curriculum serves as a broad foundation for the undergraduate degree. All candidates for a bachelor’s degree must achieve core student learning outcomes, including communication, critical thinking, empirical and quantitative skills, teamwork, personal responsibility and social responsibility, by completing courses within each category or component area of the Core Curriculum as outlined below.

The University has approved specific courses that satisfy Core Curriculum Requirements. Approved courses can be found on the Core Curriculum Page. Students seeking the most efficient way to complete the core curriculum and major or minor requirements are advised to take approved courses that can fulfill both requirements. Although core curriculum courses can also be used to fulfill major or minor requirements, earned credits hours are only applied once. The courses listed below fulfill core curriculum and major requirements. Students who have completed a core curriculum category with courses other than those listed below will still be required to take the listed course(s) to meet major requirements.

020 Mathematics – 3 hours

MATH 2413Calculus I

4

MATH 2413 is given three credit hours in this section for the lecture component.

030 Life and Physical Science – 6 hours

PHYS 2425Physics for Scientists and Engineers I

4

PHYS 2426Physics for Scientists and Engineers II

4

PHYS 2425 and PHYS 2426 are given three credit hours each for the lecture component.

040 Language, Philosophy, and Culture – 3 hours

PHIL 2326Ethics, Technology and Society

3

090 Integrative and Experiential Learning – 6 hours

Complete three credit hours from the approved core curriculum except PHIL 2326 in addition to the course below.
CSCI 1380Computer Science I

3

 

Major Requirements - 83 hours

Required Courses - 51 hours

Electrical Engineering Core

Electrical Engineering Core - 45 hours

ELEE 1101Introduction to Electrical Engineering

1

ELEE 2319Numerical Computation and Data Visualization

3

ELEE 2330/CMPE 2330Digital Systems Engineering I

3

ELEE 2130/CMPE 2130Digital Systems Engineering I Lab

1

ELEE 2305/CMPE 2320Electric Circuits I

3

ELEE 2105/CMPE 2120Electric Circuits I Lab

1

ELEE 3321/CMPE 3322Signals and Systems

3

ELEE 3301Electronics I

3

ELEE 3101Electronics I Lab

1

ELEE 3225/CMPE 3226Electrical Engineering Lab I

2

ELEE 3230Electrical Engineering II Lab

2

ELEE 3302Electronics II

3

ELEE 3315Electromagnetics Engineering

3

ELEE 3435/CMPE 3437Microprocessor Systems

4

ELEE 4303/CMPE 4303Digital Systems Engineering II

3

ELEE 4321Automatic Controls

3

ELEE 4351Communication Theory

3

ELEE 4328Solid State Devices

3

Senior Design - 6 hours

ELEE 4361/CMPE 4373Senior Design I

3

ELEE 4362/CMPE 4374Senior Design II

3

Prescribed Electives - 9 hours

Electrical Engineering Electives 

Choose from:

ELEE 3300Electrical Engineering Coop/Internship

3

ELEE 3331/CMPE 3331Microcontroller and Embedded Systems Lab

3

ELEE 3370Power Electronics

3

ELEE 3371Electrical Power Systems

3

ELEE 4323Rapid Control Prototyping

3

ELEE 4325Introduction to Robotics

3

ELEE 4333Topics in Electrical Engineering

3

ELEE 4360High Frequency Engineering

3

ELEE 4364Antennas and Propagation

3

ELEE 4365/CMPE 4365Digital Signal Processing

3

ELEE 4366/CMPE 4366Image Processing

3

ELEE 4367/CMPE 4367Fiber Optic Communications

3

ELEE 4368Electrokinetics for Microsystems

3

ELEE 4372Electrical Machines and Power Systems Fundamentals

3

ELEE 4373Renewable Energy

3

ELEE 4375/CMPE 4375Introduction to VLSI Design

3

ELEE 4380Computer Architecture

3

ELEE 4390/CMPE 4390Communications Networks

3

Support Courses - 23 hours

Physics Lab - 2 hours

PHYS 2425Physics for Scientists and Engineers I

4

PHYS 2426Physics for Scientists and Engineers II

4

PHYS 2425 and PHYS 2426 are given one credit hour each for the lab component.

Basic Science or Engineering Electives - 3 hours

Choose from:
CHEM 1309Chemistry for Engineers

3

CHEM 1311General Chemistry I

3

Mathematics - 18 hours

ELEE 3340/CMPE 3343Probability and Statistics for Electrical Engineers

3

MATH 2346Mathematics for Electrical and Computer Engineers

3

MATH 2413Calculus I

4

MATH 2414Calculus II

4

MATH 2415Calculus III

4

MATH 3341Differential Equations

3

MATH 2413 is given one credit hour for the lecture component to the support courses section.

Total Credit Hours: 42

Total Credit Hours: 125

Major Graduation Requirements

Specific graduation requirements required for this program beyond university bachelor’s degree requirements.

Any course in the degree plan that is a prerequisite or corequisite for an electrical engineering course must be passed with a grade of ‘C’ or higher. This is a graduation requirement independent of whether the student passes subsequent courses. The courses include: 

ELEE 2330 
ELEE 2130 
CSCI 1380 
MATH 2413 
ELEE 1101
ELEE 3435
ELEE 2319 
MATH 2346 
MATH 2414 
PHYS 2425
ELEE 3340
MATH 3341 
MATH 2415 
ELEE 2305 
ELEE 2105 
PHYS 2426 
ELEE 3321 
ELEE 3225
ELEE 3301
ELEE 3101 
ELEE 3230 
ELEE 4361