Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering


Summary

“Upon receiving my degree, I was immediately ready to enter the work force. During the interview process, I was able to talk about the team projects and practical experiences I received at Lawrence Tech.” Amy M. Garby, BSEE’93, Electrical Technical Leader, Ford Motor Company

Electrical engineers use the controlled application of electricity to solve problems in areas ranging from tiny consumer electronic devices, medical equipment, and computers to automobiles and the massive power-generating apparatus used by utility companies. There are many career paths available to electrical engineers, and Lawrence Technological University has created a program designed specifically to reflect your interests and future goals.


The Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering at Lawrence Tech offers four areas of concentration: biomedical instrumentation, elec-trical energy systems, electronics engineering, and embedded systems. Each concentration features the same comprehensive core curriculum, plus three specific concentration courses, two approved technical design electives, and three lab courses and/or technical elective courses associated with the selected concentration.

Biomedical Instrumentation
The biomedical instrumentation concentration is intended for students interested in healthcare technology and the design of innovative medical products.

Electrical Energy Systems
The electrical energy systems concentration aims to provide students with a background in automation, alternative energy, intelligent motion, and power distribution.

Electronics Engineering
The electronics engineering concentration allows students to focus their curriculum on electronic circuit design.

Embedded Systems
The embedded systems concentration is designed for students who want their degree to emphasize computer and digital system design.

Why LTU?

Lawrence Tech’s emphasis on combining theory and practice means you will have access to co-op programs and industry-sponsored projects that can provide valuable contacts with leading companies and help you to obtain on-the-job experience. Participation in the senior-year capstone course also allows you to gain real-world, hands-on experience. Recently, seniors have designed an award-winning hybrid electric car, a thermal monitoring system for the Detroit Zoo’s Reptile House, a photosensitive robot, and a breath analyzer/vehicle disabler interface.
    
The electrical engineering program is accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology. It includes a core of electrical engineering courses and a wide range of technical electives. The senior capstone project spans two semesters and includes the design, construction, and testing of an electrical engineering project.

At Lawrence Tech, you benefit from individual attention from faculty with current industry
experience, as well as engaging classes in a high-tech learning environment. High-end laptop computers, provided to all undergrads, allow you access to valuable, industry-standard software. You are also exposed to the University’s Leadership Program, integrated into all undergraduate curricula, preparing you to not only compete within your profession, but also to lead it.


Curriculum

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Your 132-credit-hour program consists of:

Freshman Year

FIRST SEMESTER

Course Number Subject Cr. Hrs.
COM 1001  University Seminar  1
COM 1103   English Composition 3
MCS 1142 Intro. to C 2
MCS 1414 Calculus 1  4
CHM 1213 University Chemistry 1  3
CHM 1221  University Chemistry 1 Lab 1
EGE 1001  Fund. of Engr. Design Projects 1
TOTAL 15

SECOND SEMESTER

Course Number Subject Cr. Hrs.
LLT 1213  World Masterpieces 1  3
COM 2103  Technical & Prof. Communication 3
MCS 1424  Calculus 2  4
SSC 2303 Principles of Economics 3
EGE 1102  Engr. Computer Applications Lab  2
EEE 1001  Intro. to ECE  1

TOTAL 16
Sophomore Year

FIRST SEMESTER

Course Number Subject Cr. Hrs.
SSC 2413   Foundations of Amer. Exp. 3
LLT 1223  World Masterpieces 2 3
MCS 2414  Calculus 3 4
PHY 2413 University Physics 1  3
PHY 2421  University Physics 1 Lab  1
EEE 2214 Digital Electronics and Lab  4
LDR 2001 Leadership Models & Practices 1
TOTAL 19

SECOND SEMESTER

Course Number Subject Cr. Hrs.
MCS 2423   Differential Equations 3
PHY 2423 University Physics 2  3
PHY 2431 University Physics 2 Lab  1
SSC 2423  Development of Amer. Exp.  3
EME 4603 Intro. to Mechanical Systems  3
EEE 2114  Circuits  4
EEE 2111 Circuits Lab  1

TOTAL 18
Junior Year

FIRST SEMESTER

Course Number Subject Cr. Hrs.
MCS 3403  Probability & Statistics  3
MCS 3413 Adv. Engineering Math  3
EEE 3233  Microprocessors  3
EEE 3231 Microprocessors Lab  1
EME 4613  Intro. to Thermal Systems 3
EEE 3124 Signals & Systems 4
EEE 3121 Signals & Systems Lab 1
COM 3000   Writing Proficiency Exam 0
TOTAL 18

SECOND SEMESTER

Course Number Subject Cr. Hrs.
EGE 3012  Engr. Cost Analysis  2
EEE 3314 Electronics  4
EEE 3311 Electronics Lab  1
EEE 3414  Electromagnetic Fields  4
EEE XXX3  Concentration Course #1*  3
EGE 2231 Project Management  1
LDR 3000 Leadership Seminar  0

TOTAL 15
Senior Year

FIRST SEMESTER

Course Number Subject Cr. Hrs.

EEE 3422 

Adv. Computer Applications Lab  2
EEE 4514 Control Systems and Lab 4
EEE XXX1  EE Lab  1
EEE 3011 Intro. to ECE Projects 1
EEE 4811  EE Projects 1  1
EEE 4XX3  Concentration Course #2*  3
EEE 4XX3  EE Technical Elective  3
EGE 3361 Business Plans  1
LDR 4000  Leadership Capstone  0
TOTAL 16

SECOND SEMESTER

Course Number Subject Cr. Hrs.
EEE 4423  Communication Systems  3
EEE 4XX3 Concentration Course #3* 3
EEE 4XX3  EE Technical Elective 3
EEE 4822  EE Projects 2  2
EEE 4XX1  EE Lab  1
LLT/SSC/ PSY 3XX3/4XX3 Junior/Senior Elective  3

TOTAL 15



Course Descriptions

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Graduates with a degree in Electrical Engineering have many career options:

Automotive electronics
Aviation electronics
Bioelectrical devices
Communications systems
Computer electronics
Consumer products
Electrical equipment
Entertainment industry
Industrial robots
Lighting and wiring (vehicles, buildings, and aircraft)
Power plants


Objectives + Outcomes

The LTU Electrical Engineering Program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012, Telephone: (410) 347-7700. An ABET accredited program must define and consistently work toward a full set of "objectives" and "outcomes".

The LTU Electrical Engineering Program educational objectives, formulated by the faculty in consultation with the ECE Industrial Advisory Board and other important program constituencies, are listed below.


Educational Objectives:

To graduate Electrical Engineering students who:

  1. possess the problem-solving and critical judgment skills required of competent citizens in an increasingly technological society;
  2. are able to undertake entry-level engineering projects in local industry;
  3. are capable of growing in competence and responsibility;
  4. are prepared to undertake graduate study


Student Outcomes 

All Electrical Engineering graduates must have:

  • an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
  • an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data;
  • an ability to design an electrical system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints, such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability;
  • an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams;
  • an ability to identify, formulate, and solve electrical engineering problems;
  • an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility;
  • an ability to communicate effectively;
  • the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context;
  • a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in, lifelong learning;
  • a knowledge of contemporary issues;
  • an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for electrical engineering practice

For more information on ABET accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012, Telephone: (410) 347-7700 and its accreditation philosophies and procedures, visit www.abet.org

Get Started

For more information contact Lawrence Tech's Office of Admissions at 800.CALL.LTU
or admissions@ltu.edu

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This program is accredited by the 
Engineering Accreditation Commission
of ABET, http://www.abet.org

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