Electrical Engineering (EE)
Electrical engineering is primarily concerned with all phases and development of the transmission and utilization of electric energy and intelligence. Electrical engineers design products and systems that meet the needs for today and tomorrow's electrical and electronic systems. As examples, electrical engineers design communication systems; the electronic components that run computers, motor vehicles, TVs, stereo systems, and robots for automated factories; aircraft and spacecraft control systems; utility and industrial power systems; and biological/biomedical systems.
While it is essential that the electrical engineer understand the fundamentals of his/her chosen field, s/he must also understand the role that other branches of engineering play in completed work. The curriculum provides a foundation in basic engineering as well as depth and breadth electrical engineering with sufficient electives to allow specialization in the three academic areas of:
The curriculum also prepares the young engineer for professional licensure.
The area of computer engineering has become a major part of electrical engineering, so much so that a separate degree is offered in computer engineering (see Computer Engineering, CEN-Hardware Emphasis).
The department's extensive laboratory facilities and varied research programs assist in both experimental and theoretical approaches to electrical and computer engineering.
The department offers undergraduate and graduate programs in electrical and computer engineering and conducts research to serve the needs of Florida and the nation.
The baccalaureate program prepares students to embark upon professional careers in electrical and computer engineering or to begin graduate study. The department's educational objectives are consistent with the ABET General Criteria for Accrediting Programs in Engineering in the United States.
It is the department's policy to admit the best qualified applicants as demonstrated by high academic achievement. Successful applicants must have earned a 2.5 grade point average, based on the last of two attempts, in the eight pre-professional courses and have earned a grade of C+ or higher in each course of Calculus 1, Calculus 2, Calculus 3, Physics with Calculus 1, Physics with Calculus 2, and Differential Equations. Only the first two attempts in each course will be considered for admission to or retention in the department. An attempt includes withdrawals.
The department offers the Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and the Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering.
A minimum grade of C or higher is required in ENC 2210, all required EEL prefixed courses, and any course transferred into the junior-senior years from another institution. Students pursuing the BSCEN degree must earn a grade of C or better in all required CISE courses.
A grade of C or higher is required in any electrical engineering course that is a prerequisite for another electrical engineering course. The prerequisite course and its subsequent course cannot be taken during the same term, even if the prerequisite course is being repeated.
A student who is registered for an electrical engineering lecture section and its co-requisite lab, who wants to drop the lecture section must also drop the lab section.
Electrical engineering students must have a grade point average of 2.0 or higher in all electrical engineering courses. Computer engineering students must have a grade point average of 2.0 or higher in both electrical and computer engineering courses.
Any course taken to satisfy a degree requirement (general education, required course or technical elective), with the exception of EEL 4948 and 4949, cannot be taken under the S-U grade option.
An electrical or computer engineering student whose cumulative, junior-senior (upper division), or departmental grade point average falls below a 2.0 or whose pre-professional grades do not meet the departmental admission requirement will be placed on academic probation and required to prepare a probation contract with an ECE academic advisor. Students normally are given two terms in which to remove their deficit points. However, students who do not satisfy the conditions of the first term on probation may be dismissed from the department.
All graduating seniors must complete an exit interview with their adviser and submit a copy of their senior design report before graduating.
Students are encouraged to read the Undergraduate Counseling Guide which is on the web at www.ece.ufl.edu/undergrad_info/guides.html.
To remain 'on track' for this major you must meet the following critical tracking criteria. The critical tracking courses appear in bold.
1Computer Elective List:
2EE Specializations (Choose 3 of these 5 areas):
3College Breadth Elective List
A minimum of 17-18 hours must be EEL prefixed courses. If 11 hours were taken in EE Specialization area, then 18 hours must be taken in EE technical electives. If 12 hours were taken in EE Specialization area, 17 hours must be taken in EE technical electives. EE technical electives are 3000 level and higher. Some restrictions apply to elective choices. The student's adviser must approve these choices.
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