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.

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Admission Requirements

The admissions process works as follows:

  1. Student applies and is accepted to Utah Tech
  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

Utah Tech General Education Requirements

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

General Education Core Requirements

American Institutions3-6
Life Sciences3-10
Physical Sciences3-5
Fine Arts3
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)
ECE 2100Semiconductor Devices3
ECE 2700
ECE 2705
Digital Circuits
and Digital Circuits Lab
ECE 2280
ECE 2285
and Microelectronics Lab
ECE 3300
ECE 3305
Electromagnetics & Transmission Lines
and Electromagnetics & Transmission Lines Lab
ECE 3500Signals and Systems 3
ECE 3600
ECE 3605
Electric Machinery
and Electric Machinery Lab
ECE 3730
ECE 3735
Embedded Systems I
and Embedded Systems I Lab
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
MECH 1200
MECH 1205
and Coding Lab
MECH 2210
MECH 2215
and Circuits Lab
MECH 2250
MECH 2255
Sensors & Actuators
and Sensors & Actuators Lab
MECH 3200
MECH 3205
Systems & Controls
and Systems & Controls Lab
PHYS 2210
PHYS 2215
Physics/Scientists Engineers I (PS)
and Physics/Scientists Engineers I Lab (LAB)
PHYS 2220
PHYS 2225
Physics/Scientists EngineersII
and Physics/Scientists Engineers II Lab

Electrical Engineering Tech Electives

Complete 18 credits from the following:
Any ECE 4xxx (excluding ECE 4000, 4005, 4010, 4015)
Any MECH 4xxx (excluding MECH 4000, 4010)
Any MTRN 4xxx (excluding MTRN 4000, 4010)
NOTE: Only 3 credits may be from research and design practicum (ECE 4800R, MECH 4800R, MECH 4860R)
NOTE: 9 credits must have an ECE prefix (excludes research and design practicum)
NOTE: All other courses require approval from the Engineering Department

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 Utah Tech for institutional residency
  4. Cumulative GPA 2.0 or higher
  5. Grade C- or better in all Electrical Engineering Required Courses and Tech Elective Courses.
  6. Pass the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) Exam