BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING

Students graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering degree must successfully complete 125 credit hours as follows:

  • 44 hours of required electrical engineering courses
  • 34 hours of required math and science courses
  • 27 hours of technical electives
  • 21 hours of humanities and social sciences
Of the 27 credit hours of technical electives, at least 12 credit hours must be taken as electrical engineering (ELEC) courses, which are referred to as “EE Technical Electives.” The remaining 15 credit hours of technical electives which are referred to as “EE or Other Technical Electives” may be taken from any 300 or 400 level course offering (with some exceptions) in the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering or in any other engineering department within the College of Engineering, or in the departments of Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Computer Science and Engineering, Mathematics, Statistics, or Physics and Astronomy at UNL or UNO.

Degree Requirements

First Year - First Semester

ELEC 1210Introduction to Electrical Engineering I

3 credits

ENGR 100Freshman Engineering Seminar

0 credits

MATH 1950Calculus I

5 credits

ACE Elective*

3 credits

Science Elective**

4 credits

Total Credit Hours:15

*Choose one course from not yet satisfied ACE outcomes 5,6,7,8 or 9.

** Choose 4 credit hours (minimum) of science elective from the following BIOL 1450; CHEM 1180 & CHEM 1884; or PHYS 2130.

First Year - Second Semester

ELEC 1220Introduction to Electrical Engineering II

3 credits

MATH 1960Calculus II

5 credits

PHYS 2110General Physics 1 - Calculus Level

4 credits

Computer Programming Elective*

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:15
*The recommended computer programming elective is CSCE 155E

Third Year - First Semester

ELEC 3040Signals and Systems I

3 credits

ELEC 3070Electrical Engineering Laboratory I

2 credits

ELEC 3160Electronics and Circuits III

3 credits

ELEC 3700Digital Logic Design

3 credits

Technical Elective*

3 credits

ACE Elective**

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:17

* The department maintains or approved list of technical electives (within and outside of ECE) on the department website.

**Choose one course from not yet satisfied ACE outcomes 5, 6, 7, 8, or 9.

Second Year - Second Semester

ELEC 2160Electronics and Circuits II

3 credits

ELEC 2220Introduction to Embedded Systems

3 credits

ELEC 2360Introductory Electrical Laboratory II

1 credit

MATH 2350Differential Equations

3 credits

Science Elective*

4 crdits

ACE Elective**

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:17
*Choose 4 credit hours (minimum) of science elective from the following: BIOL 1450; CHEM 1180 & CHEM 1184; or PHYS 2130
**Choose one course from not yet satisfied ACE outcomes 5, 6, 7, 8, or 9.

Third Year - Second Semester

ELEC 3050Probability Theory and Statistics for Electrical and Computer Engineers

3 credits

ELEC 3060Electromagnetic Field Theory

3 credits

ELEC 3170Electrical Engineering Laboratory II

2 credits

Technical Electives*

6 credits

Communication Elective**

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:17
*The department maintains an approved list of technical electives (within and outside of ECE) on the department website.
**Choose from ENGL 3980 or CMST 3130 so as to meet both ACE 1 and 2.

Fourth Year - First Semester

ELEC 4940Electrical Engineering Senior Design I

2 credits

Technical Electives*

9 credits

ACE Elective**

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:14

*The department maintains an approved list of technical electives (within and outside of ECE) on the department website.

**Choose one course from not yet satisfied ACE outcomes 5, 6, 7, 8, or 9.


Fourth Year - Second Semester

ELEC 4950Electrical Engineering Senior Design II

3 credits

Technical Electives*

9 credits

ACE Elective**

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:15

*The department maintains an approved list of technical electives (within and outside of ECE) on the department website.

**Choose one course from not yet satisfied ACE outcomes 5, 6, 7, 8, or 9.


Second Year - First Semester

ELEC 2150Electronics and Circuits I

3 credits

ELEC 2350Introductory Electrical Laboratory I

1 credit

ENGR 0200Sophomore Engineering Seminar

0 credits

MATH 1970Calculus III

4 credits

PHYS 2120General Physics - Calculus Level

4 credits

PHYS 1164General Physics Laboratory II

1 credit

Communications Elective*

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:16

*Choose from ENGL 3980 or CMST 3130 so as to meet both ACE 1 and 2

Total Credit Hours Required for Graduation........................................................................... 125 Hours