Undergraduate Curriculum

Bachelor of Science (B.S.E.E.)

The mission of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, commensurate with the mission of the University and the College of Engineering, is to provide quality Electrical Engineering, Computer and Information Systems Engineering, and Biomedical Engineering education, pursue basic and applied research (inquiry) in selected and focused critical areas, and to engage in service to its constituents.

The program in electrical engineering systematically builds upon the knowledge acquired in basic sciences, mathematics, and engineering sciences to provide the students a broad base in various areas of electrical engineering. The department also offers a concentration in computer engineering under the B.S.E.E. degree. The program offers courses in electrical circuits, linear systems, computer programming, electromagnetic theory, control systems, energy conversion, power systems, electromagnetic theory, communication systems, digital logic design, software engineering, computer structures and microprocessors. The students may further specialize in one among the areas of control systems, communication systems, power systems, or computer engineering through a choice of technical electives.

Program Educational Objectives

The goal of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Tennessee State University is to offer a high quality, broad-based program in electrical engineering, complemented by basic and applied research and public service to prepare its graduates for starting positions in industry, government and/or pursue graduate study in related fields.

The Program Educational Objectives (PEO) of the Electrical Engineering (BSEE) program defines the characteristics of most of its graduates about 4 -6 years after graduation and are listed below:

  • To systematically delineate, and solve electrical and computer engineering problems.
  • To apply fundamental engineering principles to development, analysis and design of electrical and computer systems, subsystems and components or pursue graduate studies.
  • To function as educated members of a global society, with awareness of contemporary issues, professional responsibility, ethics, impact of technology on society, and the need for life-long learning. provide students with an engineering education to function as educated members of a global society, with awareness of the contemporary issues, professional responsibilities, ethics, impact of technology on society, and the need for life long learning.
  • To provide the student with skills to function as members of multidisciplinary teams, and to communicate effectively using available modern tools. 

Student Outcomes

The outcomes of the program require that the graduating student demonstrate the following:

a. an ability to systematically apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering sciences to solve problems

b. an ability to plan, design, and conduct engineering experiments as well as to analyze and interpret data and report results

c. an ability to systematically identify, formulate, design and demonstrate electrical engineering systems, subsystems, components and/or processes that meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health, and safety, manufacturability and sustainability

d. an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams

e. an ability to identify, formulate and solve engineering and electrical engineering problems

f. an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility

g. an ability to communicate technical information through professional quality reports, oral presentations and interaction with audience

h. the broad education necessary to understand the impact of electrical engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context

i. a recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in life-long learning

j. a knowledge of contemporary issues

k. an ability to use modern techniques, skills and tools including computer based tools for analysis and design

 

The B.S. degree program in Electrical Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (EAC of ABET).  http://www.abet.org


Enrollment and Degrees Awarded
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

          Fall 2010 Fall 2011 Fall 2012 Fall 2013 Fall 2014
Enrollment 137 120 116 146 229
Degrees Awarded 9 12 9 8 12

 

 

B.S.E.E. Curriculum

(Effective Fall 2009 - Spring 2014)

Freshman Year

Fall semester  Spring semester 
Course Name     Course  Credit   Hours  Course Name     Course  Credit Hours 
Freshman English I   ENGL 1010  3 Freshman English II    ENGL 1020  3
Calculus I. Alternate    Math 1910  4 Calculus  II. Alternate    MATH 1920  4
General Chemistry    CHEM 1110  3 General Physics I    PHYS 2110   3
General Chemistry Lab    CHEM 1111  1 General Physics I Lab    PHYS 2111      1
Freshman Engineering Seminar   ENGR 1020   1 Humanities elective (2)    3
Comp. Engr. Graphics & Anal.    ENGR 1151  1 Public Speaking    COMM 2200  3
Service to Leadership   UNIV 1000 1      
Total Units 14 Total Units 17
 

 
 

Sophomore Year

Fall semester      Spring semester 
Course Name     Course  Credit   Hours  Course Name     Course  Credit Hours 
Calculus III. Alternate    MATH 2110    4 Applied Mathematics    MATH 3120 3
General Physics II    PHYS 2120 3 Circuits I    ENGR 2000 3
General Physics II Lab    PHYS 2121 1 Circuits I Lab    ENGR 2001 1
Statics   ENGR 2110 3 Transport Phenomena    ENGR 2250 3
Computer Prog. for Engineers    ENGR 2230 3 Dynamics    ENGR 2120 3
American History I    HIST 2010 3 American History II   HIST 2020 3
Total Units   17   Total Units   16  

 

All students are required to take and pass the ENGINEERING ENTRANCE EXAMINATION (EEE) prior to enrolling in upper level (3000-4000) major and engineering courses.

 

Junior Year

Fall semester      Spring semester 
Course Name     Course  Credit   Hours  Course Name     Course  Credit Hours 
Circuits II    EECE 2120 3 Linear Systems    EECE 3200 3
Design of Digital Logic Systems   EECE 3100       3 Electronics    EECE 3300 3
Design of Digital Logic Syst. Lab    EECE 3101 1 Electronics Lab    EECE 3301 1
Introduction to Design    ENGR 3200 3 Numerical Analysis    ENGR 3400 3
Material Science    ENGR 3300 2 Electromagnetic Theory    EECE 3210 3
Advanced Programming Lab    EECE 3061 1 American Literature or  World Literature I   ENGL 2110 Or ENGL 2310 3
Probability and Statistics  ENGR 4400 3
Total Units  16  Total Units  16

 

 

Senior Year

Fall semester      Spring semester 
Course Name     Course  Credit   Hours  Course Name     Course  Credit Hours 
Capstone Design Project    ENGR 4500 1 Capstone Design Project II    ENGR 4510 1
Energy Conversion          EECE 3410 3 Power Systems                EECE 3420 3
Control Systems I    EECE 4000 3 Humanities Elective (2)    3
Control Systems I Lab    EECE 4001 1 Technical Elective (1)    3
Communication Systems    EECE 3500 3 Social Sciences Electives (2)    3
Engineering-in-Training Lab (3)    ENGR 4201 0 Prof. Develop. Seminar    ENGR 4900 1
Electrical Systems Design Lab     EECE 4101 1 Technical Electives (1)    3
Social Science Elective (2)   3    
Total Units  15  Total Units  17

 

 

  (1) Technical and design electives must be chosen from the following courses with approval from advisor. (EECE 3330, 3430,  4020, 4100, 4150, 4300, 4310, 4320, 4350, 4410, 4600, 4800, ).

(2) Social science ad Humanities Electives must be chosen from an approved list of general education courses.

(3) Student must take ENGR 4201 Engineering-in-Training course and pass it with a satisfactory grade. They are encouraged to take the Fundamentals of Engineering Examination with the consent of the department head. 

(4) Student must provide proof of practicum experience of a minimum of continuous eight (8) weeks.

(5) Student must also take the ETS examination in Final year.

 


 

B.S.E.E. with concentration in Computer Engineering:

(Effective Fall 2009 - Spring 2014)

 

Freshman Year

Fall semester      Spring semester 
Course Name     Course  Credit   Hours  Course Name     Course  Credit Hours 
Freshman English I   ENGL 1010  3 Freshman English II    ENGL 1020  3
Calculus I. Alternate    Math 1910  4 Calculus  II. Alternate    MATH 1920  4
General Chemistry    CHEM 1110  3 General Physics I    PHYS 2110   3
General Chemistry Lab    CHEM 1111  1 General Physics I Lab    PHYS 2111      1
Freshman Engineering Seminar   ENGR 1020   1 Humanities Elective (2)    3
Comp. Engr. Graphics & Anal.    ENGR 1151  1 Public Speaking    COMM 2200  3
Service to Leadership     UNIV 1000 1      
Total Units  14 Total Units  17

 

 

Sophomore Year

Fall semester      Spring semester 
Course Name     Course  Credit   Hours  Course Name     Course  Credit Hours 
Calculus III. Alternate    MATH 2110    4 Applied Mathematics    MATH 3120 3
General Physics II    PHYS 2120 3 Circuits I    ENGR 2000 3
General Physics II Lab    PHYS 2121 1 Circuits I Lab    ENGR 2001 1
Statics    ENGR 2110 3 Transport Phenomena    ENGR 2250 3
Computer Prog. for Engineers    ENGR 2230 3 Dynamics    ENGR 2120 3
American History I    HIST 2010 3 American History II   HIST 2020 3
Total Units  17 Total Units  16

 

  All students are required to take and pass the ENGINEERING ENTRANCE EXAMINATION (EEE) prior to enrolling in upper level (3000-4000) major and engineering courses.

 

 Junior Year

Fall semester      Spring semester 
Course Name     Course  Credit   Hours  Course Name     Course  Credit Hours 
Circuits II    EECE 2120 3 Linear Systems    EECE 3200 3
Design of Digital Logic Systems   EECE 3100       3 Electronics    EECE 3300 3
Design of Digital Logic Syst. Lab    EECE 3101 1 Electronics Lab    EECE 3301 1
Introduction to Design    ENGR 3200 3 Numerical Analysis    ENGR 3400 3
Material Science    ENGR 3300 2 Electromagnetic Theory    EECE 3210 3
Advanced Programming Lab    EECE 3061 1 American Literature or World Literature I   ENGL 2110 or ENGL 2310 3
Probability and Statistics   ENGR 4400 3
Total Units  16 Total Units  16

  

 

  Senior Year

Fall semester      Spring semester 
Course Name     Course  Credit   Hours  Course Name     Course  Credit Hours 
Capstone Design Project    ENGR 4500 1 Capstone Design Project II    EECE 4510 1
Digital Computer Structures   EECE 4300 3 Introduction to Microprocessors      EECE 4800 3
Communication Systems    EECE 3500 3 Software Engineering   ENGR 4310 3
Engineer-in-Training Lab (2)    ENGR 4201 0 Prof. Develop. Seminar    ENGR 4900 1
Electrical Systems Design Lab     EECE 4101 1 Social Sciences Electives (2)    3
Embedded System Design   EECE 4360 3 Technical Elective (1)   3
Embedded Systems Design Lab   EECE 4361 1 Humanities Elective (2)    3
Social Science Elective (2)    2    
Total Units  15 Total Units  17

 

(1) Technical and design electives must be chosen from the following courses with approval from advisor. (EECE 3330, 3420, 3430, 4020, 4100, 4150, 4320, 4350, 4410, 4600, COMP 3200).

(2) Social science ad Humanities Electives must be chosen from an approved list of general education courses.

(3) The student must file an application and take the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) examination in the same semester ENGR 4201 is taken and one semester before graduation. The student must provide evidence that he/she has taken the FE examination before filing for graduation. ENGR 4201 is offered only during the Fall semester.

(4) Student must provide proof of practicum experience of a minimum of continuous eight (8) weeks.

(5) Student must also take the ETS examination in Final year.

 



 

 

 






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