Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering
To be admitted to the electrical engineering major:
- Satisfy the Application and Admission Requirements for Baccalaureate Programs and
- Complete the high school preparation courses with a minimum grade of C.
All prerequisites for engineering courses must be completed with a minimum grade of C, and all courses listed in the major requirements must be completed with a minimum grade of C. A student who is unable to earn the required minimum grade in any course offered by the college may attempt to earn a satisfactory grade one additional time on a space-available basis. Failure to earn the required minimum grade on the second attempt may result in removal from the program. Re-admittance requires a letter of appeal from the student requesting re-admittance with an explanation of any mitigating factors and how these factors have been addressed. Re-admittance is subject to approval by the department chair of the program.
A student who has a semester GPA below 2.00 in the major requirements will be placed on academic warning by the program. If a student on academic warning status receives a semester GPA of at least 2.00 in the major requirements, that student will be removed from academic warning status by the program. Otherwise, if a student on academic warning status receives a semester GPA below 2.00 in the major requirements, the student will be dropped from the program and must reapply in order to continue in the program.
The program requires its students to abide by the principles of academic integrity described in the Student Code of Conduct. Should suspected cases of academic misconduct occur, these cases may be submitted to the UAA Dean of Students Office, where the assistant director of student conduct reviews all allegations of academic misconduct. At the conclusion of the review, the assistant director of student conduct issues a notification of the findings and conclusions to the reporting faculty member, department chair and dean. Should a student from the program be found responsible for a case of academic misconduct by the UAA Dean of Students Office on two separate occasions, that student will be dropped from the program. Re-admittance requires a letter of appeal from the student requesting re-admittance with an explanation of any mitigating factors and how these factors have been addressed. Re-admittance is subject to approval by the department chair of the student’s degree program.
- Satisfy the General University Requirements for Baccalaureate Degrees.
- Complete the General Education Requirements for Baccalaureate Degrees. Some courses listed as major requirements may also be used to satisfy General Education Requirements (GERs).
- Complete the major requirements below with a minimum grade of C.
|General Chemistry I|
and General Chemistry I Laboratory
|CSCE A201||Computer Programming I||3-4|
|or CSE A205||Introduction to C Programming for Engineers|
|CSCE A248||Computer Organization and Assembly Language Programming||3|
|EE A203||Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering I||4|
|EE/CSCE A241||Computer Hardware Concepts||4|
|EE A261||MATLAB for Electrical Engineers||3|
|EE A307||Introduction to Power Systems||3|
|EE/ME A308||Instrumentation and Measurement||3|
|EE/PHYS A324||Electromagnetics II||3|
|EE A324L||Electromagnetics Laboratory II||1|
|EE A333||Electronic Devices||4|
and Circuit Theory Lab
|EE A354||Engineering Signal Analysis||3|
|EE A438||Design of Electrical Engineering Systems||3|
|EE/ME A471||Automatic Control||3|
|ENGR A151||Introduction to Engineering||1|
|ES A302||Engineering Data Analysis||3|
|ESM A450||Economic Analysis and Operations||3|
|MATH A251||Calculus I||4|
|MATH A252||Calculus II||4|
|MATH A253||Calculus III||4|
|MATH A302||Ordinary Differential Equations||3|
|PHIL A305||Professional Ethics||3|
|General Physics I|
and General Physics I Laboratory
|General Physics II|
and General Physics II Laboratory
|WRTG A212||Writing and the Professions||3|
|Advanced Mathematics Electives|
|Select 3 credits from the following:||3|
|Introduction to Complex Analysis|
|Partial Differential Equations|
|Advanced Engineering Mathematics: Linear and Numerical Analysis|
|Advanced Engineering Mathematics: Partial Differential Equations and Complex Variables|
|Advanced Engineering Electives|
|Complete 12 credits, including at least 6 credits of EE courses, from the following:||12|
|Computer Design and Simulation|
|Computer and Network Security|
|Green Electrical Energy Systems|
|Integrated Circuit Design|
|Digital Signal Processing|
|Advanced Linear Systems|
|Electrical Engineering Internship|
A total of 130 credits is required for the degree, of which 42 credits must be upper-division.
Honors in Electrical Engineering
Undergraduate students in the program may be recognized for exceptional performance by earning departmental honors. The award will be noted on their university transcript. In order to receive departmental honors, a student must meet each of the following requirements.
- Complete all program requirements.
- Be an active member for at least one year of both a national and an on-campus student chapter of a professional engineering society that addresses issues relevant to the engineering profession.
- Earn a GPA of 3.50 or above in the courses required for the major.
- Gain approval for, complete and present a design/research project prior to applying for graduation. The project proposal, presentation and final written report must be approved by the program faculty.
Licensure and/or Certification
Graduates of the Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering gain four years of education credit toward obtaining a Professional Engineer license in Alaska.
Students planning to seek a professional license or certificate in a state other than Alaska are required to contact the UAA offering department before enrolling to determine if the program meets the licensing/certification requirements of the state in which they wish to practice.
Program Student Learning Outcomes
It is expected that graduates from the program will have the ability to:
- Apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering.
- Design and conduct experiments, as well as analyze and interpret data.
- Design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability.
- Function on multidisciplinary teams.
- Identify, formulate and solve engineering problems.
- Demonstrate an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
- Communicate effectively.
- Demonstrate the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental and societal context.
- Recognize the need for, and the ability to engage in, lifelong learning.
- Demonstrate knowledge of contemporary issues.
- Use the techniques, skills and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.