Major: Electrical Engineering
Degree Type: B.S.E.E.
Minimum Degree Credits to Graduate: 128
University Degree Requirements
- Satisfactory completion of all requirements of the curriculum in which one is enrolled.
- Earn a minimum total of 120 credits in approved coursework. Some academic programs exceed this minimum.
- Satisfactory completion of the general education requirements as specified by the university.
- A minimum institutional GPA of 2.00 based on work taken at NDSU.
- At least 36 credits presented for graduation must be in courses numbered 300 or higher.
- Transfer Students: Must earn a minimum of 60 credits from a baccalaureate-degree granting or professional institution.
- Of these 60, at least 36 must be NDSU resident credits as defined in #7.
- Within the 36 resident credits, a minimum of 15 must be in courses numbered 300 or higher and 15 credits in the major field of study.
- At least 36 credits must be NDSU resident credits. Resident credits include credits registered and paid for at NDSU.
For complete information, please refer to the Degree and Graduation Requirements section of this Bulletin.
University General Education Requirements
|College Composition I|
|College Composition II|
|Fundamentals of Public Speaking|
Upper Division Writing †
|Quantitative Reasoning (R) †||3|
|Science and Technology (S) †||10|
|Humanities and Fine Arts (A) †||6|
|Social and Behavioral Sciences (B) †||6|
|Wellness (W) †||2|
|Cultural Diversity (D) *†|
|Global Perspectives (G) *†|
May be satisfied by completing courses in another General Education category.
General education courses may be used to satisfy requirements for both general education and the major, minor, and program emphases, where applicable. Students should carefully review major requirements to determine if specific courses can also satisfy these general education categories.
- A list of university approved general education courses and administrative policies are available here.
|Electrical Engineering Core Requirements|
|ECE 111||Introduction to Electrical and Computer Engineering||3|
|ECE 173||Introduction to Computing *||4|
|ECE 275||Digital Design *||4|
|ECE 311||Circuit Analysis II||4|
|ECE 320||Electronics I||3|
|ECE 321||Electronics II||2|
|ECE 331||Energy Conversion||4|
|ECE 341||Random Processes||3|
|ECE 343||Signals & Systems||4|
|ECE 351||Applied Electromagnetics||4|
|ECE 376||Embedded Systems||4|
|ECE 401||Design I (capstone)||1|
|ECE 403||Design II (capstone)||2|
|ECE 405||Design III (capstone)||3|
|MATH Courses Required|
|MATH 129||Basic Linear Algebra *||3|
|MATH 165||Calculus I (May satisfy general education category R)||4|
|MATH 166||Calculus II *||4|
|MATH 265||Calculus III (w/ vectors) *||4|
|MATH 266||Introduction to Differential Equations *||3|
|Other Courses Required|
|CHEM 121||General Chemistry I (May satisfy general education category S)||3|
|EE 206||Circuit Analysis I *||4|
|Select one of the following: (May satisfy general education category C)||3|
|Business and Professional Writing|
|Writing in the Technical Professions|
|Writing in the Sciences|
|Researching and Writing Grants and Proposal|
|ENGR 402||Engineering Ethics and Social Responsibility||1|
|PHYS 251||University Physics I (May satisfy general education category S)||4|
|PHYS 252||University Physics II (May satisfy general education category S)||4|
|Select one of the following lab courses (May satisfy general education category S):||1|
|General Chemistry I Laboratory|
|University Physics I Laboratory|
|University Physics II Laboratory|
|ECE Electives||Select 9 credits of ECE 400 level electives (excluding 494 and 496)||9|
|Tech Electives: Select 12 credits from the following:||12|
|General Biology I|
and General Biology I Laboratory
|Human Anatomy and Physiology I|
and Human Anatomy and Physiology I Laboratory
|Human Anatomy and Physiology II|
and Human Anatomy and Physiology II Laboratory
and Genetics Laboratory
and Fluid Mechanics Laboratory
|Nanotechnology and Nanomaterials|
|General Chemistry II|
and General Chemistry II Laboratory
|Organic Chemistry I|
and Organic Chemistry I Laboratory
|Organic Chemistry II|
and Organic Chemistry II Laboratory
|Physical Chemistry I|
|Physical Chemistry II|
and Physical Chemistry Laboratory
|Inorganic Chemistry I|
and Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory
|Computer Science II|
|Theoretical Computer Science|
|Comparative Programming Languages|
|Introduction to Artificial Intelligence|
|Foundations of Computer Networks|
|Operating Systems Concepts|
|Individual Study (max. of 6 cr.)|
Any ECE 400 level didactic course
|Field Experience (max. of 3 cr.)|
|Entrepreneurship for Engineers and Scientists|
|Program and Project Management|
|Quality Assurance and Control|
|Introduction to Abstract Mathematics|
|Abstract Algebra I|
|Abstract Algebra II|
|Topics in Linear Algebra|
|Real Analysis I|
|Real Analysis II|
|Applied Differential Equations|
|Partial Differential Equations|
|Numerical Analysis II|
|Engineering Mechanics I|
|Engineering Mechanics II|
|Mechanics of Materials|
|Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer|
|Renewable Energy Technology|
|Animal Cell Culture Techniques|
|Modern Physics II|
|Lasers for Scientists and Engineers|
|Elements of Photonics|
|Quantum Mechanics I|
|Probability and Mathematical Statistics II|
No grade less than a C accepted in these courses and before enrolling in ECE 300 level courses, excluding ECE 311.
Degree Requirements and Notes
- In order to graduate, an ECE student must have at least a 2.0 GPA in all required EE and ECE courses taken at NDSU. Elective ECE courses are not included in this GPA requirement.
- Transfer Students – Transfer courses with grades less than ‘C’ in Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics, and any type of engineering class will not be accepted as a major requirement.
- All Students – Students are required to attain a grade of ‘C’ or better in ECE 173 Introduction to Computing, ECE 275 Digital Design, EE 206 Circuit Analysis I, and all required MATH courses.
Note: For students interested in pursuing one of the areas of specialization, lists of recommendations for specific electives are available from the ECE Department.