Bachelors in Electrical Engineering
about Electrical Engineering, contact:
Department of EECS EE
University of Central Florida,
PO Box 162362
Orlando, FL 32816-2362
Dr. Samuel Richie, Electrical Engineering
Undergraduate Program Coordinator
Department of Electrical Engineering
and Computer Science
University of Central Florida
Orlando, FL 32816-2362
Phone: (407) 823-EECS (3327)
FAX: (407) 823-5419
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Electrical Engineering revolutionizes the way we live and evolve. We depend on electrical engineers to create, design, produce, operate and maintain the world's equipment and services as well as to solve future life challenges with advances in science and technology. Opportunities in the EE field are virtually endless and the specialized education EE undergraduate students receive at EECS prepare graduates for successful and profitable lifelong careers.
The undergraduate Electrical Engineering (EE) program for the Bachelor of Science degree is offered by the Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science (EECS) at UCF.
EE students have many unique advantages at UCF:
- EECS's Senior Design courses for EE majors are a dynamic and exciting real-life experience course and is a vehicle for students to demonstrate their engineering skills acquired through academic study. Senior Design is a centerpiece of the EE undergraduate educational experience.
- EE students are assigned a qualified academic advisor. 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.
- EECS has prestigious research programs for undergraduates (REUs). EECS has been an NSF REU site in Computer Vision since NSF started the program in 1987 and has been home to many other undergraduate research experiences in a variety of topics including Machine Learning.
- Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Eta Kappa Nu (ECE Honor Society), Women in EECS provide real-life benefits including networking, face-to-face meetings with experts and career experience.
- UCF's Eta Kappa Nu chapter at UCF is extremely active and has events throughout the year.
- The School's new home is the Harris Corp. Engineering Center - an ultra high-tech building with revolutionary equipment, computers and labs for students.
The Electrical Engineering program is accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET), which is a specialized accrediting board recognized by the Council on Postsecondary Accreditation (COPA) and the U.S. Department of Education.
The following Academic Program information is gathered from the UCF catalog, the Undergraduate Policies and Procedures Manual and the program procedures in EECS. This web site should not be considered a legal document, is not necessarily exhaustive and is subject to change without notice.
All UCF students must fulfill a 36-hour General Education Program (GEP) requirement. The GEP is automatically satisfied by students with a prior B.S. from an accredited institution or an A.A. degree from a Florida community college. Please consult the UCF catalog for specific details. Students must complete 128 semester hours of course work and satisfy all University and Electrical Engineering program requirements to earn a B.S. in Electrical Engineering.
Any student wishing to receive a BS+MS (5-year degree), to be a double-major or to seek a second Bachelor’s degree in EE should consult the UCF catalog and the EE coordinator, located in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. A student must be an official EE major to earn the BS Electrical Engineering degree or the BS+MS accelerated degree in EE.
Foreign Language & Multicultural Requirements
Foreign Language Admission Requirement: In order to be admitted to the University, the State of Florida requires two years of high school foreign language (or equivalent). This is called “Foreign Language Admission Requirement”. In some cases, students who did not have two years of foreign language in high school are provisionally admitted but they must satisfy the requirement before graduation.
Foreign Language Graduation Requirement: All undergraduates must demonstrate proficiency in a testable foreign language (see UCF catalog for the definition of “testable”) equivalent to successful completion of one year at the college level. Alternatively, students may satisfy this requirement by the successful completion of the equivalent course work. In the case of non-testable languages, the requirement may be satisfied by documentation through the Office of Undergraduate Studies.
The Electrical Engineering Curriculum is divided into four categories: Basic Core courses, Support Courses, Upper Division Required courses and Technical Electives.
1) Basic Core (Total 33 hours)
EEL 3004 Electrical Networks 3 hrs
EEL 3123C Networks and Systems 4 hrs
EEE 3350 Semiconductor Devices I 3 hrs
EEE 3307C Electronics I 4 hrs
EGN 3211 Engineering Analysis & Comp. 3 hrs
EEE 3342C Digital Systems 3 hrs
EEL 3470 Electromagnetic Fields 3 hrs
EEL 3552C Analog and Digital Communications 4 hrs
EEL 3657 Linear Control Systems 3 hrs
EEL 3801 Computer Organization 3 hrs
Support Courses (Total 39 hours)
MAC 2311 Calculus w/ Analytic Geometry I 4 hrs
MAC 2312 Calculus w/ Analytic Geometry II 4 hrs
MAC 2313 Calculus w/ Analytic Geometry III 4 hrs
MAP 2302 Differential Equations 3 hrs
EGN 3310 Engineering Analysis Statics 3 hrs
EGN 3321 Engineering Analysis Dynamics OR 3 hrs
EGN 3358 Thermo Fluids
STA 3032 Probability & Statistics for Engineers 3 hrs
PHY 2048C Physics for Engr. & Sci. I 4 hrs
PHY 2049C Physics for Engr. & Sci. II 4 hrs
PHY 3101 Physics for Engr. & Sci. III 3 hrs
CHS 1440 Chemistry for Engineers 4 hrs
Upper Division Required Courses (17 hours)
EEE 4309C Electronics II 4 hrs
EEL 4750 Digital Signal Processing Fund. 3 hrs
EEL 4742C Embedded Systems 4 hrs
EEL 4914 Senior Design I 3 hrs
EEL 4915L Senior Design II 3 hrs
Technical Electives (10 hours)*
Ten (10) additional hours of EEE or EEL 4000- and 5000-level electrical or computer engineering courses. No more than ONE (1) hour of independent study in electrical engineering may be used.
For more information, view the Computer Engineering and Electrical Engineering Technical Electives List
*12 hours for transfer students.
For more information, view the EE Degree Requirement Check Sheet, which is to be used as a guideline and may change without notice. For TRANSFER STUDENTS, they can use the EE Degree Transfer Requirement Check Sheet.
The EECS Undergraduate Office will always have the most current information.
Special Departmental Requirements
Grade Requirements: Courses in engineering core require a grade of C (2.0) or better except Chemistry. A minimum GPA of 2.25 is required in the electrical engineering major courses.
Departmental Residency Requirement: At least 32 hours of electrical engineering coursework must be completed in the EECS at UCF.
EE Transfer of Credit: Courses with a common course number taken at any Florida State University System (SUS) institution or Florida community college are automatically transferable. Students with a Bachelor of Science from an accredited institution or an Associate of Arts degree from a Florida SUS institution or Florida community college automatically satisfy the GEP. Substitutions for GEP must be approved through Academic Services, Millican Hall (MH) 210.
Substitutions for electrical engineering requirements are on a course-by-course basis and MUST be approved by the EE Undergraduate Coordinator. Instructions for this process are in the EECS undergraduate suite in Harris Corporation Engineering Center (HEC 345). The decision is typically based on the degree of similarity of the two courses both in content and level of presentation. Regardless of transfer credit, the University and School residency requirements must be satisfied.
Below is the Electrical Engineering 2012-2013 flow chart, or click here for a printable PDF flow chart.
Admissions & Deadlines
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