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USF 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog - Pages 161 - 162

Electrical Engineering

Course Descriptions - Faculty - Printable Degree Requirements

Undergraduate Degree Offered:

Graduate Degrees Offered:

This department offers study in all areas fundamental to Electrical Engineering and the electrical sciences: circuit analysis and design, electronics, communications, electromagnetics, controls, solid state, system analysis, digital circuit design and microelectromechanical systems (MEMS). Basic concepts are augmented with well-equipped laboratories in circuits, electronics, digital systems, microwave techniques, wireless circuits & systems, and controls and communications. In addition, a general-purpose computer facility, a microprocessor and digital signal processing laboratory, and a microelectronics fabrication, design/test and metrology laboratory are available to undergraduate and graduate students.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Electrical Engineering Department at the University of South Florida is to provide internationally recognized educational programs; to conduct and disseminate internationally recognized research benefiting humanity; to provide service to society; and to emphasize the need for lifelong learning, ethical conduct and an understanding of the diverse social context in which engineering is practiced.


The Department objectives are to produce graduates

  1. with the knowledge and skills necessary to practice Electrical Engineering successfully.
  2. who can pursue advanced topics through graduate or professional studies.

Students pursuing the Bachelor of Science in the Electrical Engineering program take designated coursework in network analysis, electronics, communications, electromagnetic theory, control systems, microelectronics and microprocessors. This coursework is supplemented by electives in many specialized areas of electrical engineering.

Students completing this program normally pursue industrial careers in electronics, communications, power and controls, digital systems, microelectronics, and information systems. The electrical graduate may apply his/her knowledge to such diverse areas as wireless and satellite communications, remote guidance, MEMS, sensing technology, systems integration, automation, computer and information systems, electronic power generation and transmission, electrically propelled transportation, etc. The graduate may do this by performing needed engineering functions related to research and development (often requires an advanced degree), design, production, operation, sales, or management of these products/services.

Departmental Policies

In addition to the College’s graduation requirement, the department has the following policies:

  1. Mandatory academic advising of students for each term.
  2. Exit interviews as a graduation requirements.
  3. Students must pass all required BSEE courses, except humanities and social sciences, with a grade of “C” or better.

Four-Year Curriculum in Electrical Engineering

Prerequisites (State Mandated Common Prerequisites) for Students Transferring from a Florida Community College: If a student wishes to transfer without an A.A. degree and has fewer than 60 semester hours of acceptable credit, the student must meet the university’s entering freshman requirements including ACT or SAT test scores, GPA, and course requirements.

Students should complete the following prerequisite courses listed below at the lower level prior to entering the University. If these courses are not taken at the community college, they must be completed before the degree is granted.

Students qualify for direct entry to the department if they have completed the following courses at a Community College or University in the Florida State University System (SUS) and meet all other admissions requirements of the University and College.

Some courses required for the major may also meet General Education Requirements thereby transferring maximum hours to the university.

ENC 1101/1102 English I and II (6)

Humanities & Social Sciences:
Humanities Courses (6)
Social Science Courses (6)
Humanities or Social Sciences (3) Mathematics:
MAC 2281 MAC 2311* (4)
MAC 2282 MAC 2312* (4)
MAC 2283 MAC 2313* (4)
MAP 2302 MAP 2302 (3)

*or MAC 2281, MAC 2282, MAC 2283

Natural Sciences:
CHM 2045 CHM 1045* (3)
CHM 2045L CHM 1045L* (1)
PHY 2048 PHY 2048 (3)
PHY 2048L PHY 2048L (1)
PHY 2049 PHY 2049 (3)
PHY 2049L PHY 2049L (1)

*or CHS 1440 Chemistry for Engineers

Please be aware of the immunization, foreign language, continuous enrollment policies of the university, and qualitative standards required.

Electrical Engineering Admissions Requirements

Transfer students must have completed the equivalent USF Engineering Calculus sequence with a 2.0 GPA; must have completed one year of equivalent USF General Physics and Chemistry courses with a minimum of 2.0 GPA; must have an overall GPA of 2.0 or better.

Bachelor of Science in electrical Engineering

The schedule that follows indicates how a diligent student who can devote full time to coursework can satisfy requirements in four academic years. Students without a solid foundation or those who cannot devote full time to academics should plan a slower pace.

Semester I
ENC 1101 Composition I 3
MAC 2281 Engineering Calculus I 4
Social Science Elective 3
Fine Arts Elective 3
EGN 2082 History of Electrotechnology (or other Historical Perspectives elective)   3
Total 16

Semester II
ENC 1102 Composition II 3
MAC 2282 Engineering Calculus II 4
PHY 2048 Physics I 3
PHY 2048L Physics Lab I 1
CHM 2045 Chemistry I 3
CHM 2045L Chemistry Lab I 1
EGN 3000 Foundations of Engineering   1
Total 16

Semester III
MAC 2283 Engineering Calculus III 4
PHY 2049 Physics II 3
PHY 2049L Physics Lab II 1
EGN 3443 Engineering Statistics 3
EGN 3613 Engineering Economy I   3
Total 14

Semester IV
MAP 2302 Differential Equations 3
EGN 3420 Engineering Analysis 3
EGN 3373 Electrical Systems I 3
EEL 2161 EE Computing Methods 3
EEL 3420 Electronic Materials   3
Total 15

Summer Term
EGN 2031 History of Technology or other Historical Perspectives elective 3
EEL 4030 Electrical Systems Environments 3
ENC 3211 Communications for Engineers (6A L&W)   3
Total 9

Semester V
EEL 3100 Network Analysis 3
EEL 4705 Logic Design 3
EEL 4705L Logic Lab 1
EEL 3301L Lab I (Circuits) 1
EEL 4471 Electromagnetics 3
EEL 4351C Semiconductor Devices   3
Total 14

Semester VI
EEL 4102 Linear Systems Analysis 3
EEL 3375 Indus. Mach. & Power Applications 3
EEL 4744 Microprocessors 3
EEL 4743L Microprocessor Lab 1
EEL 3302 Electronics I 3
ELR 4316 Wireless Circuits & Systems Lab   2
Total 15

Semester VII
EEL 4906 Prof. Issues & Eng. Design (MW/MI) 3
EEL 3302L EE Lab II (Electronics) 1
EEL 4657 Linear Control Systems 3
EEL XXXX Controls Lab 1
EEL 4301 Electronics II 3
EEL 4512C Communication Systems   3
Total 14

Semester VIII
EEL 4914 EE Design Project 3
Social Science Elective 3
Tech Elective* 3
Tech Elective* 3
Total 15

*Some electives with lab components will incur a lab fee.

Gordon Rule (6A) is fully met through the mathematics courses above, ENC 1101, ENC 1102, ENC 3211 and by selecting one technical or general education elective that is an approved 6A communication course or by completing an AA degree at a Florida Community College. Exit Requirements in Major Works/Major Issues (MW/MI) and Literature and Writing (L&W) are fully met through ENC 3211 and EEL 4906.

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