Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering

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Electrical engineering is concerned with the generation, transmission, and utilization of electrical energy and with the transmitting and processing of information. Electrical engineers are involved in the analysis, design, and production of electric power, radio, radar, television, computing, telecommunication, control, and information systems. These engineers find solutions to the challenging technical problems that arise in our rapidly changing society. They impact virtually every aspect of daily life, as evidenced by examples such as wireless communications, audio and video equipment, power distribution, computerized traffic control, noise pollution monitoring and abatement, and medical instrumentation.

The electrical engineering curriculum puts emphasis on both theory and practical applications by providing a solid background in engineering science and mathematics, followed by a sequence of core courses in electrical engineering. Design skills are fostered in the professional elective courses in the senior year, along with the project experience instilled by Interprofessional Projects (IPROs).

The objectives of the ECE undergraduate electrical engineering program are to produce electrical engineering graduates who are prepared to:

  • Enter their profession and make intellectual contributions to it
  • Embark on a lifelong career of personal and professional growth
  • Take advanced courses at the graduate level

Required Courses

Electrical Engineering Requirements (32)
ECE 100Intro to the Profession I3
ECE 211Circuit Analysis I3
ECE 213Circuit Analysis II4
ECE 218Digital Systems4
ECE 242Digital Computers&Computing3
ECE 307Electrodynamics4
ECE 308Signals Systems3
ECE 311Engineering Electronics4
ECE 319Fndmntls of Power Engrn4
Professional ECE Electives (17-20)
Select 17-20 credit hours 117-20
Mathematics Requirements (24)
MATH 151Calculus I5
MATH 152Calculus II5
MATH 251Multivariate & Vector Calculus4
MATH 252Introduction to Diff Equations4
MATH 333Matrix Alg & Complex Variables3
MATH 374Probability/Statistics for ECE3
Physics Requirements (11)
PHYS 123General Physics I: Mechanics4
PHYS 221Gen Physics II: Elect&Magntism4
PHYS 224Gen Physics III for Engnrs3
Chemistry Requirement (3)
CHEM 122Principles of Chem I w/out Lab3
Engineering Science Requirement (3)
MMAE 200Statics3
or MMAE 320 Thermodynamics
Computer Science Requirements (4)
CS 115Object-Oriented Programming I2
CS 116Object-Oriented Programming II2
Science Elective (3)
Select one of the following:3
Introduction to Biology3
Introduction to Human Biology3
Principles Chemistry II3
Materials Science3
Technical Elective (3)
Select three credit hours 23
Free Elective (3)
Select three credit hours3
Interprofessional Projects (IPRO) (6)
See Illinois Tech Core Curriculum, section E6
Humanities and Social Sciences Requirements (21)
See Illinois Tech Core Curriculum, sections B and C21
Total Credit Hours130-133

Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering Curriculum

Year 1
Semester 1Credit HoursSemester 2Credit Hours
ECE 1003MATH 1525
MATH 1515PHYS 1234
CHEM 1223CS 1162
CS 1152Science Elective13
Humanities 200-level Course3Social Sciences Elective3
 16 17
Year 2
Semester 1Credit HoursSemester 2Credit Hours
MATH 2524MATH 2514
PHYS 2214PHYS 2243
ECE 2113ECE 2134
ECE 2184ECE 2423
 Social Sciences Elective (300+)3
 15 17
Year 3
Semester 1Credit HoursSemester 2Credit Hours
MATH 3333ECE 3083
ECE 3074ECE 3194
ECE 3114MATH 3743
IPRO Elective I3Social Sciences Elective (300+)3
Humanities Elective (300+)3Free Elective3
 17 16
Year 4
Semester 1Credit HoursSemester 2Credit Hours
IPRO Elective II3Professional ECE Elective24
Professional ECE Elective24Professional ECE Elective23-4
Professional ECE Elective23-4Professional ECE Elective23-4
Technical Elective33MMAE 200 or 3203
Humanities Elective (300+)3Humanities or Social Sciences Elective3
 16-17 16-18
Total Credit Hours: 130-133

This program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).