Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Electronic Engineering (BSEEE) – 146 credit hours

A. Program Educational Objectives (PEOs)

The BSEEE curricula are designed to provide the fundamental principles of engineering and science, and the broad based general education essentials to the continued professional growth of the typical graduates. The general objective of the BSEEE degree program is to prepare graduates to become successful in their chosen career paths. Specifically, the graduates of the program will be able to:

PE1- Expertise: Excel as professionals in electrical and electronics engineering by building upon the problem-solving skills and knowledge, team-work abilities, and communication skills  acquired through the program;

PE2-Enhancement: Participate in lifelong-learning activities that enhance their professional and personal development through continuing studies including graduate studies, professional trainings and licensur

PE3-Engagement: Demonstrate globally aware social justice, ethical and leadership role and responsibilities through personal and professional contributions to society.

B. Alignment of the PEOs with the Mission of the Institution

The program objectives were crafted within the framework of the mission of North South University (NSU), the mission of the program, and the ABET accreditation criteria. The NSU set up universitywide six-point mission goal to produce competent graduates in their selected disciplines who will have productive careers or choose to engage in advanced studies. The follwoing table shows how the BSEEE program educational objectives are aligned with NSU Missions.

Relationship between NSU mission goals and PEOs

  NSU Mission goals Program Educational Objectives
    PE1- Expertise
    PE2-Enhancement
    PE3-Engagement
PE1 PE2 PE3
1. life-long learners with good leadership skills X X X
2. more proficient in oral, written and electronic communication X X
3. critical thinkers with well-developed analytical skills X X
4. ethical and socially responsible X
5. champions of diversity and tolerance X
6. globally aware with commitment to social justice and sustainability X

The program objectives are designed to produce graduates who will be well educated in the fundamental concepts of electrical and electronic engineering and mathematical principles and, moreover, will be able to continue professional development throughout their life. Because of the economic globalization of today’s world, the interdisciplinary teaming and communication skills are becoming increasingly important. As such we prepare graduates to function responsibly in diverse environment. The program is structured to provide a curriculum and the associated assessment processes that cater to the program educational objectives as outlined in the following table.

Relationship between Curricular Elements and PEOs

  Curricular Elements Program Educational Objectives
    PE1- Expertise
    PE2-Enhancement
    PE3-Engagement
PE1 PE2 PE3
Basic science, math and general education ** * ***
Program core courses *** ***
Option area courses *** ***
Laboratory experiments ** ** *
Design project *** ** *
Intern/Coop/Directed Research *** **
Seminar, workshop, meetings, presentations etc. * * **

Note: *slightly, **moderately, ***highly relevant

C. Program Constituency

The constituents of the BSEEE program include the following:

  1. Industry/Employers of graduates of the program
  2. Alumni
  3. Students
  4. Faculty

We have adopted the view that the Educational Objectives refer to abilities demonstrated by our graduates during the first several years following graduation from the program. We evaluate the achievement of these objectives by employing the following performance indicators:

Since inception of the program, the program objectives have been revised several times. The process to ensure a timely review of our program objectives and to provide for continuous improvement is as follows:

  • Every three years there will be a review of program objectives:
    • by the department faculty
    • by the Industrial Advisory Board
    • by the Alumni Advisory Board
    • by the Student Advisory Board
  • After these reviews are completed, results and comments are considered by the department faculty and appropriate action taken.

A. Student Learning Outcomes

The BSEEE adopted eleven (a-k) specific outcomes of the Engineering Accreditation Commission (ECA) of ABET. The students who complete the program will have:

  1. Knowledge: an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
  2. Experiment & Interpretation: an ability to design and conduct experiments of engineering problems, as well as to analyze and interpret data
  3. Design: an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability
  4. Teamwork: an ability to function effectively on multidisciplinary teams to accomplish a common goal
  5. Problem solving: an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
  6. Ethics: an understanding of professional ethical, legal, and social issues and responsibilities
  7. Communication: an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  8. Broad Education: the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
  9. Life-long Learning: a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
  10. Contemporary: a knowledge of contemporary issues
  11. Tools: an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

Curriculum

The BS in Electrical and Electronic Engineering degree program requires minimum of 146 credits in about 4 years (12 Semesters) to complete.  The breakdown of the total 146 semester credit hours is given as follows:

Category Credits
University Core 18
School of Engineering & Physical Sciences (SEPS) Core 37
EEE Major Core 73
EEE Major Capstone Design Project /Intern 3
EEE Major Electives 12
Open Electives 3
Total Credit           146 Credits

University Core                                                                                               (18 Credits)

Languages (6 Credits)
ENG 102 Composition I † 3
ENG 103 Composition II 3
ENG 105 Literature 3
  †  Not included in total credit count 

Humanities / Social Sciences

 

(12 Credits)

ENV 107/ENV 214  Environmental Science/Environmental Management 3
Any 3 courses (9 credits) from the approved list of GED courses 9
Computer and Math Skills
CSE 115 Programming Language I *    and 4
CSE 115L Programming Language I  Lab*
MAT 361 Probability and Statistics * 3
MAT 125 Linear Algebra * 3
Sciences (with Lab)
PHY 107 Physics I * 3
CHE 101 Chemistry I*                3

       * in School of Engineering and Physical Sciences core

 School of Engineering and Physical Sciences (SEPS) Core     (37 Credits)
MAT 116 Pre-Calculus 3
MAT 120 Calculus and Analytical Geometry I 3
MAT 130 Calculus and Analytical Geometry II 3
MAT 240 Calculus and Analytical Geometry III 3
MAT 250 Calculus and Analytical Geometry IV 3
MAT 361 Probability and Statistics ** 3
MAT 125  Linear Algebra ** 3
MAT 350 Engineering Mathematics 3
PHY 107 Physics I (with lab)** 3
PHY 108 Physics II (with lab) 3
CHE 101 Chemistry I (with lab)** 3
EEE115 Programming Language I ** 3
EEE115L Programming Language I Lab** 1

** Counts toward general education

EEE Core Courses (73 Credits)
EEE 111 Analog Electronics I 3
EEE 111L Analog Electronics I Lab 1
EEE 141  Electrical Circuits I 3
EEE 141L  Electrical Circuits I Lab 1
EEE 154 Engineering Drawing 1
EEE 211  Digital Logic design 3
EEE 211L  Digital logic design Lab 1
EEE 221  Signals and Systems 3
EEE 232 Numerical Analysis in Engineering 3
EEE 232L Numerical Analysis in Engineering 0
EEE 241  Electrical Circuits II 3
EEE 241L  Electrical Circuits II Lab 1
EEE 254 Electrical Services Design 2
EEE 280 Mechanical Engineering Fundamentals 3
EEE 311  Analog Electronics II 3
EEE 311L  Analog Electronics II Lab 1
EEE 312 Power Electronics 3
EEE 312L Power Electronics Lab 1
EEE 312 Semiconductor Devices and Technology 3
EEE 321  Intro to Communications Systems 3
EEE 321L  Intro to Communications Systems Lab 1
EEE 332 Microprocessors and Interfacing 3
EEE 332L Microprocessors and Interfacing Lab 1
EEE 342  Control Engineering 3
EEE 342L Control Engineering Lab 1
EEE 361 Electromagnetic Fields & Waves 3
EEE 362  Electrical Transmission and Distribution Systems 3
EEE 362L  Electrical Transmission and Distribution Systems Lab 1
EEE 363 Electrical Machines 3
EEE 363LElectrical Machines Lab 1
EEE 452 Industrial Management 3
EEE 471 Digital Signal Processing 3
EEE 471L Digital Signal Processing Lab 1
EEE 494 Microwave Engineering 3
EEE 494L Microwave Engineering Lab 1
EEE Major Design Projet (3 Credits)
EEE 499A  Senior Design Project I 1.5
 EEE 499B  Senior Design Project II  1.5

Open Elective Course                                                                                        (3 Credits)

3 credit open elective that a student may choose to take from any discipline. However, similar courses already taken in the core or other categories will not be counted

EEE Specialized Elective Courses                                                                 (12 Credits)

Students must choose four course (12 Credits) covering at least two (2) of the following streams. Students completing at least three courses (9 Credits) and the project/internship from any of these streams will receive degree with concentration in that area.

  • Telecommunications (TCE)
  • Solid State Electronics (SSE)
  • Power Systems Engineering (PSE)
  • Computer & Software Engineering (CSE)

1. Telecommunications Engineering Stream (TCE):

Courses Titles Credits
EEE 331 Data Communications and Computer Networks 3
EEE 331L Data Communications and Computer Networks Lab 0
EEE 421 Stochastic Signals and Systems 3
EEE 422 Principles of Digital Communications 3
EEE 422L Principles of Digital Communications Lab 0
EEE 423 Principles of Telecommunication Network 3
EEE 423L Principles of Telecommunication Network Lab 0
EEE 424 Mobile and Wireless Communication System 3
EEE 424L Mobile and Wireless Communication System Lab 0
EEE 425 Opto-Electronic Engineering 3
EEE 426 Fiber Optic Communication System 3
EEE 426L Fiber Optic Communication System Lab 0
EEE 427 Satellite Communication System 3
EEE 428 RF Engineering 3
EEE 451 Telecommunications Business and Management 3
EEE 453 E-commerce 3
EEE 455 Broadband Access Networking and Systems 3
EEE 493 Advanced Network Planning 3
EEE 400 Special Topics 3

2. Solid State Electronics Stream (SSE):

Courses Titles Credits
EEE 411 Introduction to VLSI Design 3
EEE 411L Introduction to VLSI Design Lab 0
EEE 413 Verilog HDL: Modeling, Simulation and Synthesis 3
EEE 413L Verilog HDL: Modeling, Simulation and Synthesis Lab 0
EEE 414 Advanced VLSI Chip Design Methodology and Optimization using HDL 3
EEE 414L Advanced VLSI Chip Design Methodology and Optimization using HDL Lab 0
EEE 415 CMOS Analog Circuit Design 3
EEE 416 Integrated Circuit Process Integration 3
EEE 418 Advanced VLSI Design 3
EEE 419 Advanced IC Processing and Layout 3
EEE 400 Special Topics 3

3. Power System Engineering Stream (PSE):

Courses Titles Credits
EEE 461 Power System Operations & Reliability 3
EEE 462 Switchgear and Protection 3
EEE 463 Power System Economics 3
EEE 464 Power Stations 3
EEE 465 High Voltage Engineering 3
EEE 466 Electronic Control of Machines 3
EEE 467 Design in Power Engineering 3
EEE 468 Sustainable Energy Technology Systems 3
EEE 400 Special Topics 3

4. Computer & Software Engineering Stream (CSE):

Courses Titles Credits
EEE 333 Artificial Intelligence 3
EEE 334 Internet and Web Technologies 3
EEE 335 IC Logic Design 3
EEE 336 Computer Architecture and Organization 3
EEE 336L Computer Architecture and Organization Lab 0
EEE 337 Database Management Systems 3
EEE 431 Networks and Distributed System 3
EEE 432 Neural Networks 3
EEE 433 Pattern Recognition 3
EEE 434 Embedded System 3
EEE 435 Software Engineering 3
EEE 436 Theory of Fuzzy Systems 3
EEE 401 Programming Techniques 3
EEE 453 E-commerce 3
EEE 400 Special Topics 3

BSEEE - Old curriculum -  146 cr - Course Flow

University Core Course

School of Engineering and Physical Sciences (SEPS) Core Courses

Major Core Courses

Major Elective Courses