Electrical and Electronics Engineering - B.S.E.E.

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Degree Requirements

Entrance Requirements for the Major

General Education Core Curriculum
(Selected with the advice of an academic advisor)

Areas I II III IV V
Area VI
Major Requirements
College-wide Requirements must be satisfied in order to graduate with this major
TOTAL DEGREE HOURS 130 hours
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I. Foundation Courses (9 hours)

ENGL 1101 or ENGL 1101E or ENGL 1101S 
ENGL 1102 or ENGL 1102E or ENGL 1103 or ENGL 1050H or ENGL 1060H  
MATH 2200 or MATH 2250 or MATH 2300H or MATH 2400 or MATH 2400H or MATH 2410H 
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II. Sciences (7-8 hours)

At least one of the physical science or life science courses must include a laboratory.
Physical Sciences (3-4 hours)
Preferred Course(s): CHEM 1211, CHEM 1211L or CHEM 1311H, CHEM 1311L
Life Sciences (3-4 hours)
Preferred Course(s): (BIOL 1103, BIOL 1103L) or (BIOL 1104BIOL 1104L) or (BIOL 1107, BIOL 1107L) or (BIOL 1108, BIOL 1108L


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III. Quantitative Reasoning (3-4 hours)

Preferred Course(s): MATH 2260*

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IV. World Languages and Culture, Humanities and the Arts (12 hours)

Note: Course credit received as a result of a score on a departmental foreign language placement test will not satisfy the General Education Core Curriculum requirements in Area IV, World Languages and Culture, Humanities and the Arts.
World Languages and Culture (9 hours)
No preferred courses for this area. See Core Curriculum view.

Humanities and the Arts (3 hours)
Preferred Course(s): COMM 1100 or COMM 2150H
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V. Social Sciences (9 hours)

  • Students who have not met the Georgia and U.S. Constitution requirement by examination should enroll in POLS 1101 or POLS 1101E or POLS 1105H.
  • A passing grade on an examination on the history of the United States and Georgia is required to satisfy the United States and Georgia History Requirement for all persons receiving a baccalaureate degree from the University, unless exempted by one of the following courses: HIST 2111, HIST 2111E, HIST 2111H, HIST 2112, HIST 2112E, HIST 2112H, HIST 3080H. Examinations are given at University Testing Services. Reexamination is permitted. Contact University Testing Services at (706) 542-3183 for information.
No preferred courses for this area. See Core Curriculum view.

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Entrance Requirements
Applicants are admitted as "Intended Majors". There is no guarantee of acceptance into the Electrical and Electronics Engineering degree program. To be considered as a candidate for Electrical and Electronics Engineering (B.S.E.E.), students must have completed, or be enrolled in, the following courses: 
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High-Demand Major–Selection Criteria
Selection of applicants is based on a review of student scores and achievements in the following three areas:
  • Entrance Requirement Coursework (30%)
  • Major Specific Coursework (40%)
  • Personal Statement of Purpose (30%)

Entrance Requirement Coursework
Entrance Requirement Coursework applies to all degree programs. Students must complete the following courses with a grade of "C" (2.0) or better:

Major Specific Coursework
To be considered as a candidate for Electrical and Electronics Engineering (B.S.E.E.), students must have completed, or be enrolled in, the following courses:

Personal Statement of Purpose
In no more than two pages, provide your personal statement of purpose:
  • Explain your interest in engineering and describe your experience with engineering.
  • What is your ultimate career aspiration?
  • How will your chosen College of Engineering major(s) enable you to reach your career goals?

The above criteria are minimum application requirements and do not guarantee acceptance to any major in the College of Engineering.

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Major Requirements

A baccalaureate degree program must require at least 21 semester hours of upper division courses in the major field and at least 39 semester hours of upper division work overall.
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Required Courses (130 hours)

First Year - Fall Semester
ELEE 1030* (Area VI)
ENGL 1101 (Area I)
FYOS 1001 
MATH 2250* (Area I)
PHYS 1251* or PHYS 1211-1211L*
Life Science Elective (Select from BIOL 1103BIOL 1103L) or (BIOL 1104, BIOL 1104L) or (BIOL 1107; BIOL 1107L) or (BIOL 1108; BIOL 1108L).) (Area II) 

First Year - Spring Semester
CSEE 2220* (Area VI)
ENGL 1102 (Area I)
MATH 2260* (Area III)
PHYS 1252* or PHYS 1212-1212L*
World Language and Culture (Area IV)

Second Year - Fall Semester
CHEM 1211, CHEM 1211L or CHEM 1311H, CHEM 1311L (Area II) 
COMM 1100 (Area IV)
ELEE 2040*
ENGR 2170*
MATH 2700*

Second Year - Spring Semester 
ELEE 3270
ENGR 2110
ENGR 2120*
MATH 2500*
Social Science Elective (Area V)

Third Year - Fall Semester
ELEE 4020
ELEE 4210/6210
ELEE 4230/6230
ELEE 4270
ENGR 2090

Third Year - Spring Semester
CSEE 4210
ELEE 3020
ELEE 4220/6220
ELEE 4240
ELEE 4710
Social Science Elective (Area V)

Fourth Year - Fall Semester
ELEE 4910
ELEE 4750
ENGR 3140
Electrical and Electronics Engineering Elective
Major-Related Elective** 
World Language and Culture (Area IV)

Fourth Year - Spring Semester
ELEE 4920
ELEE 4590 
Electrical and Electronics Engineering Elective
Electrical and Electronics Engineering Elective
Social Sciences Elective (Area V)
World Language and Culture Elective (Area IV)

** MAJOR RELATED ELECTIVE: Allowable courses include:

  • Other Engineering courses at the 3000-level or 4000-level.
  • Courses from other disciplines, approved by ECE School Chair. Courses should be at the 3000-level or higher.
  • ENGR 3910 (Co-Op; complete three semester rotations and provide the required documentation to the College of Engineering's Director for Experiential Learning and Outreach). Requires pre-approval.
  • ENGR 4960-70-80-90; CURO Research. (Complete two 3-hour CURO courses with a B or better, in the same field, to count as one 3-hour elective, and submit a petition for review after the courses have been taken).
Electrical and Electronics Engineering Electives 
Students must select a total of 3 courses (9 credit hours) from the following list:
CSEE 4240
CSEE 4270
CSEE 4320
CSEE 4530/6530
CSEE 4620/6620 
ELEE 4040 
ELEE 4145
ELEE 4250/6250
ELEE 4260/6260
ELEE 4275
ELEE 4545


*NOTE: All students must earn a grade of "C" (2.0) or better on the following courses: CSEE 2220, ELEE 1030, ELEE 2040, ENGR 2120, ENGR 2170, MATH 2250, MATH 2260, MATH 2500, MATH 2700, (PHYS 1251 or PHYS 1211-1211L)  and (PHYS 1252 or PHYS 1212-1212L).

Except for those ENGR courses requiring a grade of C (2.0) or better, a maximum of two other courses with grades of D (1.0) for all courses with prefixes associated with the UGA College of Engineering may be used to satisfy graduation requirements.  
The Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) Exam is a graduation requirement for this degree program.

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(This total does not include the 1-hour P.E. requirement)
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