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2015-2016 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2015-2016 Undergraduate Bulletin [Archived Catalog]

Electrical Engineering (B.S.E.E.)

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Program: B.S.E.E.
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
College of Engineering, Technology, and Computer Science

Engineering, Technology, and Computer Science Building 327 ~ 260-481-6362 ~ ipfw.edu/engr

Educational Objectives

As a framework for the continuous improvement policy, the Electrical Engineering program has adopted a set of programs educational objectives that describe the anticipated accomplishments of our graduates 3-5 years after graduation.

The Electrical Engineering program educational objectives are to produce graduates who:

  • Function and communicate effectively to solve technical problems.
  • Advance professionally to roles of greater electrical engineering responsibilities and/or by transitioning into leadership positions in business, government, and/or education.
  • Participate in life-long learning through the successful completion of advanced degree(s), professional development, and/or engineering certification(s)/licensure.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to community by applying technical skills and knowledge to support various service activities.

The graduates from the Electrical Engineering Program will demonstrate that they have:

  • an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
  • an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
  • an ability to design electrical systems, components, or processes to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, social, ethical, safety, manufacturability, and sustainability
  • an ability to function as team members on engineering projects, laboratory experiments, and/or multidisciplinary activities
  • an ability to identify, formulate, and solve electrical engineering problems
  • an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  • an ability to communicate in both oral and written forms
  • the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, and societal context
  • a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
  • a broad knowledge of contemporary issues
  • an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern tools necessary for electrical engineering practice

Electrical engineering is a professional engineering discipline that deals with the study and application of electricity, electronics, and electromagnetism. IPFW offers a four-year electrical engineering undergraduate program leading to a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree.

Electrical engineers design, develop, and operate systems that generate and use electrical signals and power. The scope of electrical engineering has expanded tremendously in recent years. It is now the largest branch in engineering, with most graduates employed by manufacturers of electrical and electronic equipment, aircraft, business machines, and professional and scientific equipment.

Our students, while drawn from diverse backgrounds, are all extremely able and committed to learning. IPFW delivers an exceptional educational experience to engineering students, encouraging collaboration and teamwork throughout the curriculum.

The electrical engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.

Degree Requirements

To earn the B.S.E.E. at IPFW, you must satisfy the requirements of IPFW (see Part 8 ) and the College of Engineering, Technology, and Computer Science (see Part 4  ); you must also complete the following courses:

IPFW General Education Requirements Credits: 35

General Education Plan for Electrical Engineering Program
The new IPFW General Education Requirements for the Electrical Engineering program is provided below. The complete list of courses in each category can be found at the IPFW bulletin page: http://bulletin.ipfw.edu/content.php?catoid=31&navoid=796

Category     Competency     Course                                                                   Credit Hours
      A                     1                   ENG W131 Elementary Composition                     3

      A                     2                   COM 114 Fundamentals of Speech                        3

      A                     3                   MA 165 Analytical Geometry and Calculus I          4
                                                  MA 166 Analytical Geometry and Calculus II         4

      B                     4                   CHM 115 General Chemistry I                                4
                                                  PHYS 152 Mechanics                                               5

      B                    5                    select from the list of approved courses              3
                                                  (all Competency outcomes must be met)

      B                    6                    select from the list of approved courses              3
                                                  (all Competency outcomes must be met)

      B                    7                    select from the list of approved courses              3

      C                    8                    Senior Design I (ECE 405 or ENGR 410 )                3
                                                                                             total credit hours = 35

1) This plan satisfies the competency requirements and the credit hour requirement.

2) Adopting this plan reduces the number of required credit hours for the B.S. degree by six credit hours.

3) If a student selects a course from categories B5 or B6 that meets only some outcomes but not ALL, the student will be required to take another course from these categories that meet the remaining competency outcomes.

See Part 2 General Education Requirements for approved courses   

Required Mechanical Engineering Courses Credits: 2

Technical Elective Courses Credits: 12

At least 3 credits must be from the list of electrical engineering technical electives

Group I: Electrical Engineering Technical Electives

 An Electrical Engineering student is required to take two courses from Group I.

Group II: Other Technical Electives

 An Electrical Engineering student is required to take two courses from Group II.

Special Content Courses for the BSEE

In general, seminars, survey courses, project courses, special topic course, and informal laboratory courses are considered to be Special Content Courses. A complete list of these courses, as approved by the EE curriculum committee, is given below.

The procedure for offering a Special Content Course is outlined below:

• The proposal for offering the course in a semester must be submitted to the Chair of the EE Curriculum Committee three weeks before the end of the previous semester. The course proposal is simply the course syllabus which includes the following information: Course/Project title, Course/Project description, Number of credit hours, Semester, Design content, Topics Covered, and Name of instructor.
• If the course is to be counted toward the EE degree program (i.e., as a technical elective), the proposal must also be approved by the EE curriculum committee before the course is offered.
• The instructor is required to submit a written report to the Department of Engineering, at the end of the semester, at the same time the course grade is submitted. The format and length of the report is at the discretion of the instructor, but at a minimum it should include the course syllabus and a summary of the results.

Total Credits: 121

GPA Requirement

All engineering & technical elective courses must have a combined minimum GPA of 2.0

For the latest information please visit ipfw.edu/engr

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