2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Nov 20, 2018  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog

Electrical Engineering, Comprehensive Track (B.S.E.E.)


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College of Engineering and Computer Science
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering,
Harris Corp. Engineering Center, Room: 346

http://www.ece.ucf.edu
Email: undergraduate@ece.ucf.edu

Dr. Parveen Wahid
Charlese Hilton-Brown
Phone: 407-823-3327

Admission Requirements

  • Students wanting to declare a major in an engineering discipline must be in good academic standing and must have a “C” (2.0) or better in each of the following courses or their equivalents: MAC 2311C , MAC 2312 , PHY 2048C , and CHS 1440  or CHM 2045C .
  • Students wanting to declare a major in an engineering discipline must complete a change of major in the term of completion of the final pending prerequisite course(s) listed above.

Degree Requirements

  • Students in the Electrical Engineering major are expected to make consistent good progress toward their degrees to remain enrolled in, or eligible for, any major in the College of Engineering and Computer Science (CECS) or the College of Optics and Photonics (COP). Therefore,any student majoring in Electrical Engineering who repeats any UCF course and does not earn a grade of “C” (2.0) or better on the second attempt  will be placed on Lack of Progress Probation and remain on Lack of Progress Probation as long as the student is enrolled in a CECS or COP major. If a student on Lack of Progress Probation does not receive a grade of “C” (2.0) or better by the third attempt in the same UCF course, the student will be excluded from all CECS and COP majors. Any student majoring in Electrical Engineering who has accumulated 7 or more unsuccessful attempts (i.e., grades below “C” (2.0) and withdrawals) over all courses taken at UCF will be placed on Lack of Progress Probation and remain on Lack of Progress Probation as long as the student is enrolled in a CECS or COP major. If a student on Lack of Progress Probation has a tenth unsuccessful attempt over all courses taken at UCF, the student will be excluded from all CECS and COP majors.
  • A student who is excluded from CECS and COP majors may seek readmission to a major in CECS or COP after at least one full year has passed since exclusion. Readmission is not automatic and is dependent upon a high probability of success after readmission. Any student who is readmitted to the Electrical Engineering major will be subject to all probation conditions that applied at the time of exclusion.

General Education Program (GEP) (38 Credit Hours)


  • The UCF General Education Program (GEP) is described in the section, General Education Program, found elsewhere in this catalog. Engineering students should closely study the requirements of the UCF GEP and the allowable substitutions detailed in paragraphs A through E below to minimize excess hours. Students transferring to UCF from within the Florida College System or State University System should complete the GEP and the Common Program Prerequisites before transferring.

Communication Foundations (9 Credit Hours)


Select One: (3 Credit Hours)


Cultural and Historical Foundations (9 Credit Hours)


Mathematical Foundations (7 Credit Hours)


Social Foundations (6 Credit Hours)


Select One: (3 Credit Hours)


Science Foundations (7 Credit Hours)


Common Program Prerequisites (CPP) (19 Credit Hours)


These courses are specifically required for all engineering students of the Florida State University System. CPP courses are also available at other Florida postsecondary schools and may be transferred directly to UCF programs. To enroll in EE major courses, a 2.0 (C or better) in each course is required.

Select One: (4 Credit Hours)


1 Preferred

Core Requirements: Basic Level (2 Credit Hours)


The College of Engineering and Computer Science requires all engineering students to achieve a minimum 2.250 GPA in completing these courses, together with the courses required for the major, technical elective courses, and with the senior design courses. Independent study courses generally do not satisfy major requirements.

Core Requirements: Advanced Level (47 Credit Hours)


Courses Required for the Engineering Core (3 Credit Hours)


Courses Required for the Major (44 Credit Hours)


1 A “C” (2.0) or better is required in this course.

Restricted Electives


  • Technical electives are available in the BSCpE program to address specific student interests in a variety of technical areas such as Software Engineering. Students should consult with their academic advisor for the identification of courses that are approved technical electives and the terms when specific courses of this type are to be offered.

Technical Electives (16 Credit Hours)


  • Technical elective courses are to be selected by the student from department approved courses.

Capstone Requirements (6 Credit Hours)


Electives


  • None

Foreign Language Requirements


Admissions

  • Two years of one foreign language in high school, or one year of one foreign language in college (or equivalent proficiency exam) prior to graduation.

Graduation

  • None

Additional Requirements


  • Electrical engineering students must earn at least 32 hours in residence at UCF.
  • 24 of the 32 Residency hours must be at the 3000-5000 level courses taken from the ECE Department at UCF and applicable to the degree program.

Required Minors


  • None

Departmental Exit Requirements


  • CECS encourages all engineering students to take the Fundamentals Exam during their senior year.

University Minimum Exit Requirements


  • A 2.0 UCF GPA
  • 60 semester hours earned after CLEP awarded
  • 48 semester hours of upper division credit completed
  • 30 of the last 39 hours of course work must be completed in residency at UCF.
  • A maximum of 45 hours of extension, correspondence, CLEP, Credit by Exam, and Armed Forces credits permitted.
  • Complete the General Education Program, the Gordon Rule, and nine hours of Summer credit.

Total Undergraduate Credit Hours Required: 128


Additional Information


Honors In Major

  • None

Related Programs

Certificates

  • None

Related Minors

Advising Notes

  • Each engineering student should meet with their academic advisor in the department of their major regularly.
  • Each student should seek academic advisement before registering for classes each semester to minimize excess hours and to ensure that satisfactory academic progress is being maintained.
  • The Electrical Engineering program offers the Accelerated BS/MS Program to students of high academic standing. This program allows up to twelve hours to be shared between the BS and MS degrees. See your department or the Accelerated Program section in the back of this catalog for more information.

Transfer Notes

  • Courses transferred must be formally evaluated for equivalency credit. The student must provide all supporting information with his/her petition for this evaluation.
  • EGS 1006C  and EGN 1007C  are required courses for incoming freshmen only. The credits for these two courses (one hour each) may, with prior approval of the department academic advisor, be moved to the Restricted Elective area.

Acceptable Substitutes for Transfer Courses

  • None

Program Academic Learning Compacts

Equipment Fees

  • Part-Time Student: $45 per term
  • Full-Time Student: $90 per term

Plan of Study


Freshman Year - Fall (15 Credit Hours)


Select One: (3 Credit Hours)


1 Preferred

Select One: (4 Credit Hours)


Select One: (3 Credit Hours)


Sophomore Year - Spring (15 Credit Hours)


Sophomore Year - Summer (9 Credit Hours)


Junior Year - Spring (17 Credit Hours)


Senior Year - Fall (16 Credit Hours)


  • EEL 4914 - Senior Design I Credit Hours: 3
  • Approved Technical Elective Credit Hours: 4
  • GEP Historical Foundation Credit Hours: 3
  • Approved Technical Elective Credit Hours: 3
  • Approved Technical Elective Credit Hours: 3

Senior Year - Spring (13 Credit Hours)


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