2016-17 Catalog

Electrical Engineering and Engineering Physics

This dual-degree curriculum is particularly well suited for students seeking thorough preparation in the field of electronic device physics. It is a combination of the basic electrical engineering and engineering physics curricula and requires 162 credit hours, distributed over five years. The student will earn two degrees: B.S. in electrical engineering and B.S. in engineering physics.

Two alternative course sequences are listed below. Students who follow the EE-EP (EE first) course sequence will complete 135 credit hours, including all of the required electrical engineering courses, by the end of the fourth year and the remaining credit hours at the end of the fifth year. Since 134 credit hours are required for the electrical engineering degree, the student will complete the requirements for that degree at the end of the fourth year, and the requirements for the engineering physics degree at the end of the fifth year.

In the alternative EP-EE (EP first) course sequence, the student completes 133 credit hours by the end of the fourth year, including all the required physics courses, and the remaining credits at the end of the fifth year. Since 131 credit hours are required for the engineering physics degree, the student will complete the requirements for that degree at the end of the fourth year, and the requirements for the electrical engineering degree at the end of the fifth year.

Students interested in a dual-degree program combining physics (rather than engineering physics) and electrical engineering should consult the Physics section of this catalog. That program allows the student to earn the B.S. in physics and the B.S. in electrical engineering.

Students interested in either dual-degree program should contact Prof. Gary G. DeLeo, Department of Physics.

The recommended sequences of courses for the two different EEEP sequences

EE-EP

First Year
First SemesterCreditsSecond SemesterCredits
ENGL 0013ENGL 0023
MATH 0214MATH 0224
ENGR 0052ENGR 0052
PHY 011
PHY 012
5CHM 030
ENGR 010
6
 14 15
Second Year
First SemesterCreditsSecond SemesterCredits
PHY 021
PHY 022
5PHY 0313
ECE 0334ECE 1212
ECE 0814ECE 1233
MATH 0234MATH 2053
 MATH 2083
 HSS4
 17 18
Third Year
First SemesterCreditsSecond SemesterCredits
PHY 2123PHY 2133
ECE 1084PHY 2154
ECE 1821ECE 1253
MATH 2313ECE 1263
MATH 3223ECE 1382
ECO 0014HSS3
 18 18
Fourth Year
First SemesterCreditsSecond SemesterCredits
PHY 3623ECE 2582
PHY 3633ECE - Ap. Elec.9
ECE 1363Electives3
ECE 2573HSS3
ECE - Ap. Elec.3 
HSS3 
 18 17
Fifth Year
First SemesterCreditsSecond SemesterCredits
PHY 340 or ME 1043PHY 2622
EP - Ap. Elec.6EP - Ap.Elec.6
Electives6Electives6
 15 14
Total Credits: 164

Credits in 4 yrs [135]

The EP-approved electives must include at least three courses from the following:

PHY 363Physics of Solids3
PHY 369Quantum Mechanics I3
PHY 352Modern Optics3
or PHY 355 Nonlinear Optics
PHY 348Plasma Physics3
or PHY 365 Physics Of Fluids
PHY 380Introduction to Computational Physics3

The ECE-approved electives must be approved by the student’s advisor.

EP-EE

First Year
First SemesterCreditsSecond SemesterCredits
ENGL 0013ENGL 0023
MATH 0214MATH 0224
ENGR 0052ENGR 0052
PHY 011
PHY 012
5CHM 030
ENGR 010
6
 14 15
Second Year
First SemesterCreditsSecond SemesterCredits
PHY 021
PHY 022
5PHY 0313
ECE 0334ECE 123
ECE 121
5
ECE 0814MATH 2053
MATH 0234MATH 2083
 HSS4
 17 18
Third Year
First SemesterCreditsSecond SemesterCredits
PHY 2123PHY 2133
ECE 1084PHY 2154
ECE 1821PHY 2622
MATH 3223ECE 1253
ECO 0014ECE 1263
EP - Ap. Elec.3HSS3
 18 18
Fourth Year
First SemesterCreditsSecond SemesterCredits
PHY 340 or ME 1043ECE 1382
PHY 3623EP - Ap. Elec.5
PHY 3633HSS3
EP - Ap. Elec.3Electives8
HSS3 
 15 18
Fifth Year
First SemesterCreditsSecond SemesterCredits
MATH 2313ECE 2582
ECE 1363ECE - Ap. Elec.9
ECE 2573Elective4
ECE - Ap. Elec.3 
Electives3 
 15 15
Total Credits: 163

Credits in 4 yrs [133]

The EP-approved electives must include at least three courses from the following:

PHY 363Physics of Solids3
PHY 369Quantum Mechanics I3
PHY 352Modern Optics3
or PHY 355 Nonlinear Optics
PHY 348Plasma Physics3
or PHY 365 Physics Of Fluids
PHY 380Introduction to Computational Physics3

The ECE-approved electives must be approved by the student’s advisor.