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ARCHIVED 2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog 
ARCHIVED 2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Electrical Engineering, B.S.E.E.

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Total number of hours for the program: 126.

The B.S.E.E. degree in Electrical Engineering is a joint offering between WCU and UNC-Charlotte. All courses in the degree program are offered on the Cullowhee campus.

Freshmen and transfer students accepted into the University with the request to be in the electrical engineering program will be further evaluated by the department. Based upon an overall evaluation of high school records and test scores, with particular emphasis on advanced courses in math and science and test scores, freshmen may be admitted to one of two tracks:

  • FENG – Students with acceptable records will be accepted directly to the Freshman Engineering sequence. These students will be advised by electrical engineering faculty.
  • PENG – Students needing additional courses before being accepted into the Freshman Engineering sequence will be advised as pre-engineers.

Admission to the Electrical Engineering program requires completion of all freshman year engineering program requirements with grades of C or better.  Students from the FENG track must also have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00 for all courses taken.  Students from the PENG track must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50 for all courses taken.

In addition to the University requirements for continued enrollment, students in the electrical engineering program must  maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.00 for all courses in the electrical engineering major. Failure to meet this requirement for two consecutive semesters will result in suspension from the electrical engineering program.

Liberal Studies Hours: 42

Liberal Studies Program Requirements 


Four major courses (12 credits) also meet Liberal Studies requirements:  ENGR 199, MATH 152, CHEM 139 and PHYS 230.  Students must be aware that if these courses are not taken to meet Liberal Studies requirements, they will still need to be completed for the major.

Major Requirements

The major requires 84 hours as follows:


Additional Information

Visit the department’s website at to view the 8 semester curriculum guide.

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