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2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Electrical Engineering (B.S.E.E.) and Physics (B.S.) Dual Degree

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Programs: Electrical Engineering (BSEE) & Physics (BS)
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering ; College of Engineering, Technology and Computer Science, ET 327 ~ 260-481-6362
Department of Physics ; College of Arts and Sciences, Kettler Hall 126B ~ 260-481-6306

Students may choose to complete a dual degree in Electrical Engineering and Physics by completing all of the requirements for both the BSEE and Physics (BS) programs.

Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Students in this dual degree program will be held accountable to the same Student Learning Outcomes as students in the single Electrical Engineering degree program.
  • For more information on what those are, please visit the Electrical Engineering  section of the catalog.


  • The Electrical Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.

Program Delivery:

  • In this dual degree program, the majority of the courses are delivered primarily on-campus; however, some of the General Education courses are available as hybrid and/or on-line courses and those can be used to satisfy the program requirements.

Declaring this Dual Major:

It is strongly recommended that students interested in pursuing this dual degree program speak with advisors in both programs.

  • Students that are already actively enrolled EE majors should speak with their assigned academic advisor and a Physics advisor.
  • Students that are already actively enrolled Physics majors should speak with their assigned academic advisor and an EE advisor.

Once these meetings have taken place, the department administrative assistant in the student’s original department should complete the Academic Information Change Form (Form 42) to add the new second major.

General Requirements:

Program Requirements:

In order to start in the Electrical Engineering program, a student must meet the following criteria:

  1. Math Placement at or above MA 15400
  2. Have taken CHM 11100 or 1 year of high school in the last five (5) years

General Education Requirements

Students in the dual Electrical Engineering and Physics program will fulfill the Purdue Fort Wayne General Education Requirements in the following way:

Category Competency Course Credit Hours
A 1 ENGL 13100 Elementary Composition  3
A 2 COM 11400 Fundamentals of Speech  3
A 3

MA 16500 Analytical Geometry and Calculus I

B 4 PHYS 15200 Mechanics 5
B 5 Select from the list of approved courses
(all Competency outcomes must be met)
B 6 Select from the list of approved courses
(all Competency outcomes must be met)
B 7

CHEM 11500

ENGL 14000 / 23301



C 8 ECE 40500 Senior Design I  3
    Total Credit Hours 31

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

2) 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.

3) All courses used to satisfy the General Education Requirements must be completed with a grade of C- or better.

Supporting Courses Required for the Dual Degree

GPA Requirement

You must have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 in the 143 credits required for this dual degree program.

Total Credits Required: 143

Student Responsibilities

All dual degree students are responsible for satisfying the graduation requirements specified for their selected programs. Thus, it is essential that they develop a thorough understanding of the required courses, academic policies, and procedures governing their academic career.

All requests for exceptions to specific requirements must be made in writing and may be granted only by written approval from the appropriate chair or dean.

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