Electrical Engineering (BEE)

This program was approved for students entering the university in the Summer 2009 - Spring 2010 catalog year. For more information about catalog year, go to Catalog Year Information.

Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering

Major: EE

Degree: BEE

Unit: Speed School of Engineering (SS)

Department: Electrical & Computer Engineering

Students specializing in Electrical and Computer Engineering will complete the program outlined below: Two semesters in Engineering Fundamentals and a further period of study in the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering - ten semesters in Departmental Studies (for the Bachelor of Science degree) and a fifth year in Graduate Studies (for the Master of Engineering degree). This curriculum is designed as an integrated five-year program, with a cooperative education component, culminating in the Master of Engineering degree that is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, Inc.

Students in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department may make use of electives to design a course sequence toward an appropriate career goal. To assist students in the selection of such courses, the Department has designated “tracks” for various specialties within electrical and computer engineering. A full description of these tracks and their recommended courses is available online or from the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department office.


Engineering Fundamentals

Courses Hours
Speed School Core
ENGR 1001 , 1011 2 , 1021 ,1501 12
ENGL 1011 2 3 , 1021 2 3 6
CHEM 2011 2 3
PHYS 2981 2 4
EE Core
PHYS 2951 2, 2961, 2991 6
Total 31


Departmental Studies

Courses Hours
Engineering Fundamentals
ENGR 201, 205, 307, 330 10
ECE 210, 211, 220, 221, 288, 289, 320, 322, 333, 334, 389, 412, 420, 473, 489, 496 and 542 36
ECE Program Elective 3
ECE Elective 3
ECE Elective Laboratory 1
ECE Design Elective 3
ECE Design Elective Laboratory 1
ECE Capstone Design (ECE 599) 4
CECS 121, 231 4
CHEM 207 1
IE 360, 370 6
PHYS 300 3
CECS/Mathematics/Science Approved Elective4 3-6
Engineering Science Approved Elective4 3-6
Non-ECE Elective 3
General Education
Arts/CD/HUM/SBS Electives2 12
COMM 1112 or 1122 3
HIST 1012 or 1022 or 1052 or 1062 3
Total  105
Total Hours
Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering    136

1 Acceptance into the Department of Electrical Engineering requires that a student have a 2.0 GPA in the prescribed set of courses totaling 31 semester hours taken during the first year in Engineering Fundamentals. The prescribed courses are footnoted in the listing above. In addition, the student must be in good standing with the university. The only possible substitution to the list of courses totaling 31 hours above is noted in footnote 3.

2 General Education requirement for this program; see http://www.louisville.edu/provost/GER/ for the listing of Arts/CD/Hum/SBS Electives which satisfy the University-wide General Education requirements, by academic year.

3 Students completing ENGL 105 in lieu of ENGL 101 and ENGL 102 satisfy the General Education and Engineering Fundamentals requirements for Written Communication.  However, an additional course is needed to satisfy program credit hour requirements; ENGL 303 (Technical Writing) is recommended. 

4 These electives must be chosen from the list of approved courses on file in the department. Students must take 3 hours of Engineering Science Electives and 3 hours of CECS/Mathematics/Science Electives. An additional 3 hours of electives must be taken from either category.

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