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College of Engineering and Computing

Minor in Electrical Engineering

Everything called “technology” today has electronics at its core. Electrification, miniaturization, and digitization of everything from automobiles to telephones to sensors drives a broader demand for understanding of how analog and digital electrical and electronic systems can be applied in every area of science, technology, and public interest. A Minor in Electrical Engineering is perfect for those students in other technical disciplines that often depend on Electronics. 

Why a Minor in EE?

 A Minor in Electrical Engineering attracts students from multiple disciplines. For example, mechanical engineers focused on transportation or robotics, biomedical engineers who depend on electronic sensors, actuators, or instrumentation, computer engineers who wish to know more about the electronics underlying digital systems, physicists who depend on sophisticated electronic particle detectors, and so forth. 

Many engineering programs require one or more Electrical Engineering classes, so  students in these majors will have already satisfied some portion of the requirements for the EE minor. And students in almost any technical discipline will have already satisfied the math and science prerequisites for the EE minor.

Minor in electrical engineering requires the completion of at least 18 credit hours, consisting of four core courses and two or more approved elective courses that make a coherent sequenceThe core courses will form a basic competency for understanding electric systems.

  • A 300-level class will provide entry into a subdiscipline of electrical engineering.
  • A 500-level class will deliver a deeper understanding of modern applications within that subdiscipline. Subdisciplines include areas such as power electronics, power systems, renewable energy sources, wireless and digital communications, electronic materials, microelectronics, sensors, automated decision and control, some of which have been illustrated with suggested sequences.

EE Minor Requirements:

Math 141: Calculus (4 Credits)
Math 142: Calculus II (4 Credits)
Math 242: Elementary Differential Equations (3 Credits)

ELCT 102: Electrical Science (3 Credits)
ELCT 221: Circuits (3 Credits)
ELCT 222: Signals & Systems (3 Credits)
ELCT 371: Electronics (3 Credits)

Any ELCT Courses at 300 Level

Any ELCT Courses at 500 Level. 

Note that 500-level courses generally have a prerequisite at the 300-level, so the Intermediate and Advanced courses should be chosen consistently. Some 500-level courses may have two prerequisites at the 300-level, which could then require taking an additional three hours.


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