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Electrical Engineering Curriculum Program

Graduating Class of 2016 and Beyond

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Freshman Year

First Semester  R L  C   Second Semester  R  L   C
ENL 101 Critical Writing & Reading I    3    ENL 102 Critical Writing & Reading II  3 0    3
EGR 101 Intro. Engineering App. Sci. I [1] 1.5 1.5   2     EGR 102 Intro. Engineering App. Sci. II  1.5 1.5   2 
MTH 113 Calc. Applied Sci. & Eng. I [2]  4     MTH 114 Calc. Applied Sci. & Eng. II    4 
  Science Elective [3]  3     PHY 111 Physics for Sci. & Eng. I [4] 3.5 1.5   4 
  University Studies Elective [5]  3     ECE 160 Found. Comp. Engineering I    4 
        15            17

Sophomore Year

First Semester  R  C    Second Semester  L   C
ECE 201 Circuit Theory I  1.5 3.5   ECE 202 Circuit Theory II  1.5  3.5
ECE 260 Digital Logic & Computer Design  1.5 3.5   ECE 263 Embedded System Design  1.5  3.5
ECE 250 Fundamentals of MATLAB  .5 1.5   1    ECE 264 Object Oriented Software Devel.     4 
MTH 213 Calc. Applied Sci. & Eng. III    4    MTH 212 Differential Equations     3 
PHY 112 Physics for Sci. & Eng. II  3.5 1.5   4    ENL 266 Technical Communications [6]     3 
        16            17

Junior Year

 First Semester  C    Second Semester    C 
  Engineering Mathematics [7]   3    ECE 310 Engineering Ethics [6]    1 
ECE 311 Digital Electronics    4    ECE 312 Analog Electronics    4 
ECE 320 Discrete-Time Linear Systems    3    ECE 321 Continuous-Time Linear Systems    3 
ECE 335 Electromagnetic Theory I    3    ECE 336 Electromagnetic Theory II    3 
  University Studies Elective [5]   3    ECE 384  Random Signals & Noise    3 
              University Studies Elective [5]   3 
         16            17

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Senior Year

 First Semester  C    Second Semester    C 
ECE 457 Design Project [8]    3    ECE 458 Design Project II [9]   3 
ECE 471 Communication Theory    3      Technical Elective [10]   3 
  Technical Elective [10]   3      Technical Elective [10]   3 
  Science Elective [3]   3      University Studies Elective [5]   3 
  University Studies Elective [2]   3             
        15             12
 Total Credits=125  R=Recitation (hours)          L=Laboratory (hours         C=Number of Credits


  • [1] This course meets the Univerity Studies Cluster 1E requirement: Foundation for Learning through Engagement.
  • [2] This course meets the University Studies Cluster 1D requirement: Mathematics.
  • [3] One of these courses must be chosen from the University Studies cluster 2B (Science in the Engaged Community) approved list (www.umassd.edu/universitystudies/approvedcourses/) and the second must be taken from this list: all CHM, BNG, and PHY courses numbered above 150; or all BIO and MLS courses numbered above 199.
  • [4] This course meets the University Studies Cluster 2A requirement: Science of the Natural World.
  • [5] See University Studies requirements (Clusters 3 and 4).
  • [6] This course meets the University Studies Cluster 1C requirement: Intermediate Writing.
  • [7] Must be taken from this list: ECE 455, ECE 485, MTH 221, MTH 350, or MTH 421.
  • [8] This course meets the University Studies Cluster 5B requirement: Learning through Engagement.
  • [9] This course meets the University Studies Cluster 5A requirement: Capstone Study.
  • [10] Must be taken from approved list of courses.

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