ARCHIVED 2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
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ARCHIVED 2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Electrical Engineering, B.S.E.E.

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The B.S.E.E. degree is offered in Cullowhee. Graduates of the program will:

  1. Apply their technical knowledge as practicing professionals or engage in graduate education.
  2. Work successfully in their chosen career individually and within a professional team environment.
  3. Engage in professional development in their profession by adapting to new technology and career challenges.

The B.S.E.E. program provides a foundation in mathematics, sciences and engineering. Additional course work provides depth in various areas of Electrical Engineering including communications, analog/digital electronics, control theory, computers, and design. Students work with outstanding faculty members who bring industry and business expertise to the classroom. The program emphasizes the hands-on application of theoretical and technical concepts through project-based learning (PBL), and students work on real-world assignments with companies across Western North Carolina, and beyond, through our Center for Rapid Product Realization.

Total number of hours for the program: 126


Accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,


Liberal Studies Hours: 42

Liberal Studies Program Requirements 


Four major courses (12 credits) also meet Liberal Studies requirements:  ENGR 199, MATH 153, 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 BS Electrical Engineering degree.

Major Requirements

The major requires 96 credit hours, which includes 61 in the Electrical Engineering Core, 32 in the Math/Science Core, and 3 in the Technical Elective Core. 12 credit hours in the major also meet the Liberal Studies requirements (ENGR 199, MATH 153, CHEM 139, and PHYS 230).


Technical Elective

Any 3 credit hour 400-level EE course that is not required in the Electrical Engineering Core can count as a Technical elective. PHYS 322, PHYS 325, or any 3 credit hour 400-level PHYS course can also count as a Technical elective.

Additional Requirements

To graduate with a BS Electrical Engineering degree, all students must have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher for all courses in the major taken at Western Carolina University and must complete the following courses with a C or better: MATH 153, MATH 255, ENGL 101 and 202, CHEM 139, PHYS 230, EE 201, 202, 211, 221, 311, 312, 321, 322, 331, 351.

Additional Information

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


The Electrical Engineering Program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,

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