Department of Electrical Engineering

Electrical Engineering

The Department of Electrical Engineering offers the Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering. Students may elect to follow the Computer Engineering concentration. Electrical Engineering emphasizes the traditional areas of electronics, power, communications, and control, while the Computer Engineering Concentration emphasizes the areas of digital integrated circuits, computer systems, and embedded microsystems. Electives are available which allow both Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering students to obtain breadth and depth in other areas.

The Department of Electrical Engineering has the goal of producing well-educated electrical and computer engineers who will be successfully employed in industry at the regional and national levels or who will continue with graduate studies. The curriculum is designed for maximum breadth of coverage of electrical and computer engineering topics while allowing considerable depth in certain areas chosen by each student. The majority of the department’s graduates are employed in the electronics, communications, computer, power, oil and petrochemical, and consulting industries. Other areas of electrical and computer engineering are available in the curriculum via electives.

Students may select a concentration in either Electrical Engineering or Computer Engineering. The traditional areas of electronics, power, communications, and controls are emphasized in the Electrical Engineering Concentration, while the Computer Engineering Concentration emphasizes the areas of digital electronics, computer architecture, operating systems, and software development. Electives are available which allow students in either concentration to obtain breadth and depth in other areas.

Educational Objectives of the Electrical Engineering Program

The objectives were developed by the faculty in consultation with the Electrical Engineering Industry Advisory Board and were approved by electrical engineering students.

The objective of the Electrical Engineering program of the University of New Orleans is to produce graduates who are successful practitioners of electrical and computer engineering and appreciate the value of furthering their education.

Driven by the University’s urban mission and the needs of (and our ties with) industry of the Gulf Coast region, the Electrical Engineering program meets the demands of the following industries:

  • Energy and petrochemical
  • Data and telecommunication
  • Computer Engineering
  • Information and systems technologies
  • Consulting
  • Industrial power and controls
  • Electronics design and manufacturing
  • Shipbuilding
The Electrical Engineering program also meets the demands of national industries and serves as a foundation for graduate education.

A minimum grade of C or better is required in MATH 2124, ENEE 2550, ENEE 2551, and ENEE 3530.

 

Student Learning Outcomes
Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering

  1. An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
  2. An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
  3. 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. An ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams
  5. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.
  6. An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
  7. An ability to communicate effectively.
  8. The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context.
  9. A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning.
  10. A knowledge of contemporary issues.
  11. An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.
  12. Knowledge of probability and statistics and an ability to apply this knowledge to solve electrical engineering problems.
  13. Knowledge of mathematics through differential and integral calculus, basic sciences, computer science, engineering sciences and electrical engineering necessary to analyze and design complex electrical and electronic devices, software, and systems containing hardware and software components.
  14. Knowledge of advanced mathematics including differential equations, linear algebra, complex variables, and discrete mathematics.
  15. An ability to manage engineering projects.

 

Curriculum in Electrical Engineering
Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering

General Education Requirements
Course Name/ # Credit Hours  Course Name/#  Credit Hours
English    PHYS 1062  3
ENGL 1157 3  Humanities  
ENGL 1158 or 11591 3  ENGL 2152  3
Mathematics    ENGL Literature  3
MATH 21143 4  Humanities Elective2  3
MATH 21243 4 Social Sciences  
Science   ECON 2000 3
BIOS 3 Social Science Elective (ANTH, ECON, GEOG, POLI, PSYC, SOC, URBN) 3
PHYS 1061 3 Arts (Fine Arts, Music, FTA except 2650, 2660) 3
    Total 39
Other Requirements
Course Name/ # Credit Hours  Course Name/#  Credit Hours
CHEM 1017  3  MATH 3511  3
CSCI 1205 3  PHYS 1063  1
ENGR 3090 1  PHYS 1065  1
ENEE 2530 3  PHYS 3064  3
ENEE 2510, 2550, 2551 7  PHIL 2244  1
ENEE 2582, 2586 5  MATH 2221  3
MATH 2134 4    
    Total 404
Course Requirements for Major
Course Name/ # Credit Hours  Course Name/#  Credit Hours
ENEE 3512 (1), 3582 (3)  4  ENEE 3091 (1), 3092 (3)  4
ENEE 3517 (1), 3540 (3), 3543 (3)  7  ENEE Electives (3xxx or 4xxx)  9
ENEE 3530 (3), 3572 (3)  6  ENEE Elective5,6 or CSCI Elective5  3
ENEE 35875 or ENEE Electives6   4  Math 37215 or ENEE 35606 3
ENEE 35835 or ENEE 35336   3    
     Total  43
Computer Engineering Concentration
Course Name/ # Credit Hours  Course Name/#  Credit Hours
ENEE 3583  3  MATH 3721  3
ENEE 3587  4  ENEE Elective or CSCI Elective  3
    Total 13
Total Credit Hours Required Credit Hours
  122
  1. "C" or better required
  2. Check General Education Courses to confirm what courses fulfill this requirement.
  3. 6 credits of Math satisfy the General Education requirements. Check General Education Courses to confirm what courses fulfill this requirement.
  4. Includes 2 credits of Math listed in General Education requirements section
  5. Required courses for Electrical Engineering Degree with Computer Engineering concentration
  6. Required courses for Electrical Engineering Degree with no concentration

A minimum grade of C or better is required in MATH 2124, ENEE 2550, ENEE 2551, and ENEE 3530.

Recommended Four-Year Plan of Study
Bachelor of Science In Electrical Engineering

Four Year Plan of Study
First Year of Enrollment 
First Term  Second Term
Course Prefix & Number Credit Hours Course Prefix & Number Credit Hours
MATH 2114  4  MATH 2124  4
PHYS 1061  3  PHYS 1062  3
PHYS 1063  1  PHYS 1065  1
CSCI 1205  3  ENEE 2582  3
ENGL 1157  3  CHEM 1017  3
UNIV 10011  1  ENGL 1158 or 1159  3
PHIL 2244  1    
Total Hours  161 Total Hours 17
Second Year of Enrollment
First Term  Second Term
Course Prefix & Number Credit Hours Course Prefix & Number Credit Hours
MATH 2221  3  MATH 2134  4
MATH 3511  3  ENEE 2551  3
ENEE 2550  3  ENEE 2510  1
ENEE 2586  3  PHYS 3064  3
ENEE 2530  3  Literature Elective  3
ENEE 2152  3    
Total Hours  17 Total Hours 14
Third Year of Enrollment
First Term  Second Term
Course Prefix & Number Credit Hours Course Prefix & Number Credit Hours
ENEE 3540  3 ENEE 3543  3
ENEE 3560  3 ENEE 3517  1
ENEE 3530  3 ENEE 3582  3
BIOS Elective  3 ENEE 3512  1
ECON 2000  3 ENEE 3533  3
    ENEE 3572  3
Total Hours  15 Total Hours 14
Fourth Year of Enrollment
First Term Second Term
Course Prefix & Number Credit Hours Course Prefix & Number Credit Hours
Social Science Elective  3  ENEE Elective 3000+  3
Arts Elective  3  ENEE Elective 3000+  3
ENEE 3091  1  ENEE Elective 3000+  3
ENGR 3090  1  ENEE 3092  3
ENEE Elective 3000+  3  Humanities Elective  3
ENEE Elective Lab 3000+  1    
ENEE Elective 3000+  3    
Total Hours  15 Total Hours 15
Total Degree Hours 1231
  1. UNIV 1000 is required for all first-time full-time students; it does not carry credit toward the bachelor of science in electrical engineering degree which requires 122 credit hours.

Recommended Four-Year Plan of Study
Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering Concentration

Four Year Plan of Study
First Year of Enrollment 
First Term  Second Term
Course Prefix & Number Credit Hours Course Prefix & Number Credit Hours
MATH 2114  4  MATH 2124  4
PHYS 1061  3  PHYS 1062  3
PHYS 1063  1  PHYS 1065  1
CSCI 1205  3  ENEE 2582  3
ENGL 1157  3  CHEM 1017  3
UNIV 10011  1  ENGL 1158 or 1159  3
PHIL 2244  1    
Total Hours  161 Total Hours 17
Second Year of Enrollment
First Term  Second Term
Course Prefix & Number Credit Hours Course Prefix & Number Credit Hours
MATH 2221  3  MATH 2134  4
MATH 3511  3  ENEE 2551  3
ENEE 2550  3  ENEE 2510  1
ENEE 2586  2  PHYS 3064  3
ENEE 2530  3  Literature Elective  3
ENEE 2152   3    
Total Hours  17 Total Hours 14
Third Year of Enrollment
First Term  Second Term
Course Prefix & Number Credit Hours Course Prefix & Number Credit Hours
ENEE 3540  3 ENEE 3572  3
ENEE 35305  3 ENEE 3543  3
MATH 3721  3 ENEE 3517  1
BIOS Elective  3 ENEE 3582  3
ECON 2000  3 ENEE 3512  1
    Arts Elective  3
Total Hours  15 Total Hours 14
Fourth Year of Enrollment
First Term Second Term
Course Prefix & Number Credit Hours Course Prefix & Number Credit Hours
Social Science Elective  3  ENEE Elective 3000+  3
ENEE 3587  4  ENEE Elective 3000+  3
ENEE 3091  1  ENEE or CSCI Elective 3000+  3
ENGR 3090  1  ENEE 3092  3
ENEE 3583  3    
ENEE Elective 3000+  3    
Total Hours  15 Total Hours 12
Total Degree Hours 1231
  1. UNIV 1000 is required for all first-time full-time students; it does not carry credit toward the bachelor of science in electrical engineering degree which requires 122 credit hours.

Minor in Electrical Engineering

Students wishing to minor in Electrical Engineering may do so by completing 19 hours of required courses and electives in Electrical Engineering (ENEE prefix) with a grade of C or better in each course. Required Courses:

ENEE 2550 - Circuits I (3 cr.)

ENEE 2551 - Circuits II (3 cr.)

ENEE 2510 - Circuits Lab or ENEE 2586 - Digital Logic (1 cr.)

ENEE 2582 - Digital Systems (3 cr.)

Other Courses: In addition to the required courses, students must complete 9 hours of Electrical Engineering courses at the 3000 or 4000 level.