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SELECT Approved Electives (EE majors)

SELECT Approved Electives: This list has been created especially for the BSEE by our esteemed faculty and industry advisory committee. These topics broaden the knowledge of the EE graduate.  Required in 2013-14 and beyond catalog years.

SELECT Approved Electives – Non-EE courses that require only limited prerequisite coursework and add to the knowledge breadth of the graduate.

EE/EET 3373 - Intro to Programmable Controllers (0-2-3) Fall
 --EET 1411 or (EET 2120 and EET 2141) or EET 2411 or PH 2230 or EE 2112 or EE 3010
ENG 2120 - Statics-Strength of Materials (4)  Spg
 --MA 2160 and PH 2100 and ENG 1102
ENG 3200 - Thermodynamics/Fluid Mechanics (4)   Spg
  --MA 2160 and CH 1112 or (CH 1150 and CH 1151) and PH 2100 and ENG 1102
ENG 4510 - Sustainable Futures I (3)  Fall
 --Junior or Senior standing
MEEM 2110 - Statics (3)   Fall, Spg, Smr
 --COE enrolled and MA 2160
MEEM 2150 - Mechanics of Materials (3)  Fall, Spg, Smr
 --COE enrolled and MEEM 2110
MEEM 2200 - Thermodynamics (3)   Fall, Spg, Smr
 --COE enrolled and MA 2160 and CH 1150 and CH 1151
MEEM 2201 - Introductory Thermodynamics (3) Fall,Spg,Smr
 --MA 2160 and CH 1150 and CH 1151
MEEM 2700 - Dynamics (3)   Fall, Spg, Smr
 --PH 2100 and (MEEM 2110 or ENG 2120) and MA 3160(C)
MEEM 3210 - Fluid Mechanics (3)   Fall, Spg, Smr
 --MEEM 2200 and MEEM 2700(C) and (MA 3520 or MA 3521 or MA 3530 or MA 3560)
 --Co-Req MEEM 3220
MEEM 3220  - Energy Laboratory (2)   Fall, Spg, Smr
 --MEEM 2200 and MEEM 3210(C)
MY 2100 - Intro to Materials Science Engineering (3)  Fall, Spg, Smr
 --CH 1112 or CH 1122 or (CH 1150 and CH 1151) or (CH 1160 and CH 1161)
MY 3292 - Light & Photonic Materials (3)   Spg
  --(PH 2200 or EE 3090 or EE 3140
PH 2300 - University Physics III-Fluids and Thermodynamics (4)   Spg
  --PH 1160 or PH 2100
PH 2400 - University Physics IV, Waves and Modern Physics (3)   Fall, Spg, Smr
  --PH 2200 or PH 2260
PH3300 - Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics (3)    Spring
 --PH 2300 or PH 1360

To benefit students considering a minor or concentration in these topics, ECE added courses that may be used in SELECT approved elective area:

CS1142 - Programming at the H/S Interface (prereq: CS1131 or CS1122)
BL2010 - Anatomy & Physiology I (prereq:  CH1000 or (CH1150 and 1151))
BE2400 - Cellular & Molecular Biology (prereq: CH1150 and Calculus I)
CEE3501 - Environmental Engineering Fundamentals (prereq: Calc II and CH1150 & CH1151)
CEE3502 - Environmental Monitoring and Measurement Analysis (prereq: Calc II and CH1150 & CH1151)

Critical Thinking / Social Responsibility Lists

2nd Year Core – Critical and Creative Thinking list (was HUFA or Goal 4)

2nd Year Core – Social Responsibility and Ethical Reasoning (was SBS or Goal 8)

Choose one course from each list – required for students who began fall 2015 or later.

These lists are included in your degree audit report under General Education.

Review your degree audit as soon as you register, and ensure you selected valid courses.

2016 Spring Advising Series

1. First-year and new Transfer Student who began Fall 2015 or Spring 2016:

2. Sophomores and Beyond: Prepare for 3rd/4th year:

  • Computer Engineers – coming soon
  • Electrical Engineers – Slides .pdf with links to advising topics; SO-JR Handout

3. General Education for catalog year 2015-16    Slides w/Links

4. How to Transfer Credits from Elsewhere     Slides w/Links

  • Contact:

5. What is a degree audit and how to use it       Slides w/Links

6. Study Abroad information   Slides w/Links

Spring Advising Meetings/videos – registration

Registration for Fall and plan your next year courses; options for engineering design, electives, concentrations, etc…

First-year students, click the academic year you began at Tech to view your current or past First-Year Spring Advising Meeting.

Sophomores, juniors, & seniors not yet graduating: Click the academic year you are/were in the sophomore/junior ECE courses to view your 2nd Spring Advising meetings (Sophomore and Beyond).
To view past first-year advising meeting, click the year your began at Tech, and view the first-year meeting.

2019-2020 (pub. spring 2020)

2018-2019 (pub. spring 2019)

2017-2018 (pub. spring 2018)

2016-2017 (pub. spring 2017)

CS1141, CS1142 and CS3421 changes 2016

If you took CS1141 by end of spring/summer 2016, AND plan to take CS3421, Computer Organization Fall 2016 or later, then take CS1040, Assembly Programming, spring, summer or fall 2016.

If you complete(d) both CS1141 and CS3421 by spring 2016, you do not need CS1040.

If you take both CS1142 & CS3421 after spring 2016, you do not need to take CS1040.
As of Fall 2016, CS1141 becomes CS1142 and the prerequisite for CS3421. After completion of CS1122 or CS1131, you can take CS1142 and then CS3421 the following semester.

Beginning Fall 2016:

CS1142 , 3 credits, replaces CS1141 + 1 cr CS3421. The title is “Programming at the Hardware/Software Interface”.

CS3421 becomes 3 credits (was 4 cr.) The prerequisite is CS1142(was CS1122 or 1131).

Environmental Quality Engineering Electives – for concentration

BSEE Environmental Applications Concentration  (2015 flowchart)

Choose two courses (6 credits minimum) from the Environmental Quality Engineering Electives list:

ENVE 4502  Wastewater Treatment Principles and Design  Fall

ENVE 4503   Drinking Water Treatment Principles and Design  Spring

ENVE 4504   Air Quality Engineering and Science  Fall

ENVE 4505   Surface Water Quality Engineering   Fall

ENVE 4507   Water Distribution and Wastewater Collection Design   Spring

ENVE 4511    Solid and Hazardous Waste Engineering   Spring

Note: The Environmental Applications Concentration includes a choice of two Remote Sensing sequences:

1.  EE4252 and GE4250  DSP and it’s Applications, and Fundamentals of Remote Sensing


2. EE3090 and EE3190  Geometrical and Wave Optics, and Optical Sensing and Imaging

Link to undergraduate course descriptions

Biomedical Applications Electives – for concentration

BSEE – Biomedical Applications Concentration   (2015 flowchart)

Includes 3 credits from the biomedical engineering applications electives list:

BE2800  Biomaterials I   Spring

BE3300  Biomechanics I   Fall

BE3350  Biomechanics II   Spring

BE3800  Biomaterials II  Fall

BE4250  Biomedical Optics  Alternate Springs (odd)

BE4610  Biological Microscopy for Engineers  Alternate Falls (odd)

BE4700  Biosensors: Fabrication & Applicaions  Alternate Falls  (odd)

BE4755   Medical Devices   Fall

Link to undergraduate course descriptions  shows prerequisites, semester offerings and other course details

Note: BE2800 or BE3300 will be a required choice.  The other may be taken for the biomedical applications elective course.

EE3901 substitutions

Courses which may substitute for EE3901 – Design Fundamentals, 2 credits.
1. ENT 3964(1) Project Management AND ENT3958(1) Engineering Ethics.
Usually offered:
ENT3964 – online in summers; spring (JR or SR standing)
and ENT3958 – fall
Prereqs: ENG1101 or (ENT1001 and ENG1100) (JR or SR standing)

Must take both courses. Take ENT3964 BEFORE EE4901 or ENT4950. May take ENT3958 with or before EE4901 or ENT4950.

2. ENG4300 (3) or SSE 4300 (3) – Project Planning and Management for Engineering
Usually offered:
Summer online; fall
Prereqs: MA2710 or MA2720 or MA3710 or BUS2100 or BA2100
Instructor permission required to request EE3180 as prereq.
NOTE: Course number changed from SSE4300 to ENG4300 – fall 2016.


3. OSM3200(3) – Project Management
Usually offered:
Summer online; fall; spring
Prereqs: MA2710 or MA2720 or MA3710 or EET2010 or BUS2100 or BA2100
Instructor permission required to request EE3180 as prereq.

You will need a pre-requisite waiver entered to register for ENT4950 or EE4901. See your advisor for this.

Your academic advisor will need to adjust your online degree audit for this substitution.
Email them when you are enrolled or complete the course(s).