May 25, 2019  
Undergraduate Record 2010-2011 
    
Undergraduate Record 2010-2011 [ARCHIVED RECORD]

Electrical Engineering


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Electrical engineering is a rapidly expanding field, and includes such areas as communications, microelectronics, control systems, and computer system design. New and exciting areas are continually being developed, and more traditional areas are finding new applications. Because of the rapidly-changing nature of the field, this program is designed to provide a strong preparation in traditional electrical engineering, while providing maximum flexibility to accommodate student interests and current technological developments.

Students can use the flexibility available in the elective program to focus their study on an area of particular interest within electrical engineering, including communication systems, digital system design, control systems, applied electrophysics, and microelectronics. In addition, with careful planning, students can use technical electives for interdisciplinary studies; for example, computer engineering, biomedical engineering, or materials science, perhaps even earning a minor in a related field. Specific suggestions for study in several areas are available from the office of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

Program Objectives Graduates of the Electrical Engineering program at the University of Virginia utilize their academic preparation to become successful practitioners and innovators in electrical engineering and other fields. They analyze, design and implement creative solutions to problems with electrical and electronic devices and systems. They contribute effectively as team members, communicate clearly and interact responsibly with colleagues, clients, employers and society.Minor
 
The 19-credit minor consists of ECE 2630, 3630, and 2330, as well as 3 electives (with at least one course at the 4000 level or above). The electives are selected from a list of courses available in the office of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

Minor


The 19-credit minor consists of ECE 2630, 2660, and 2330, as well as 3 electives (with at least one course at the 4000 level or above). The electives are selected from a list of courses available in the office of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

Electrical Engineering Curriculum (128 credits)


Second Semester Credits: 17


  • SCI Elective Credits: 3
    (See Footnote 2 below)
  • HSS Elective Credits: 3
    (See Footnote 1 below)

Third Semester Credits: 17


  • HSS elective Credits: 3
    (See footnote 1 below)

Fourth Semester Credits: 16


  • MATH - Mathematics Elective Credits: 3
    (See footnote 3 below)
  • UE - Unrestrictive Elective Credits: 3
    (See footnote 4 below)
  • STS ___ STS 2xxx/3xxx elective Credits: 3

Fifth Semester Credits: 15


  • ECE - ECE Elective Credits: 3
    (See footnote 5 below)
  • UE - Unrestrictive Elective Credits: 3
    (See footnote 4 below)
  • UE - Unrestricted Elective Credits: 3
    (See footnote 6 below)

Sixth Semester Credits: 15


  • ECE ___ ECE elective Credits: 3
    (See footnote 5 below)
  • TECH - Technical Elective Credits: 3
    (See footnote 4 below)
  • HSS elective Credits: 3
    (See footnote 1 below)

 

Seventh Semester Credits: 16.5


  • ECE - ECE Elective Credits: 3
    (See footnote 5 below)
  • ECE Lab - ECE lab Elective Credits: 1.5
    (See footnote 5 below)
  • ECE - ECE Elective Credits: 3
    (See footnote 5 below)
  • ECE- ECE Elective Credits: 3
    (See footnote 5 below)
  • UE - Unrestricted Elective Credits: 3
    (See footnote 6 below)

Eighth Semester Credits: 16.5


  • ECE - ECE Elective Credits: 3
    (See footnote 5 below)
  • ECE Lab - ECE Lab Elective Credits: 1.5
    (See footnote 5 below)
  • ECE - ECE Elective Credits: 3
    (See footnote 5 below)
  • TECH - Technical Elective Credits: 3
    (See footnote 4 below)
  • UE - Unrestricted Elective Credits: 3
    (See footnote 6 below)

Footnotes


(1) Chosen from the approved list available in A122 Thornton Hall.

(2) Chosen from: BIOL 2010, 2020; CHEM 1620: ECE 2066; ENGR 2500; MSE 2090; and PHYS 2620.

(3) Selected from courses in the Departments of Mathematics at the 2000 level or higher.

(4) ECE 4435 and 4440 each count as one course and one lab if chosen as electives. One of the ECE electives must be the Major Design Experience Course. Electrical Engineering is a very broad discipline with applications to many areas within and without the engineering profession.  As you decide how to use your EE, technical and unrestricted electives, we recommend that you meet with your faculty advisor to discuss how the suggested application areas and sample courses listed in the Electrical Engineering Undergraduate Handbook can be combined to meet your personal and professional goals.

(5) Unrestricted electives may be chosen from any graded course in the University except mathematics courses below MATH 1310, including STAT 1110 and STAT 1120, and courses that substantially duplicate any others offered for the degree, including PHYS 2010, 2020; CS 1110, 1020; or any introductory programming course. Students in doubt as to what is acceptable to satisfy a degree requirement should get the approval of their advisor and the dean’s office, located in A122 Thornton Hall. APMA 1090 counts as a three-credit unrestricted elective.

(6) ECE 2330 is offered in both fall and spring semester; it could be take in the third semester.

(7) ECE 3330 is offered both fall and spring semester; it could be taken in the third semester.

Courses


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