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  Jan 23, 2018
Undergraduate Catalog | 2016-2017 Previous Edition

Electrical Engineering, B.S.E.E.

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A Major in Electrical Engineering leading to the B.S.E.E. degree consists of a total of 127 credit hours. 

The Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (B.S.E.E.) degree has a very structured curriculum.  An eight-semester sequence of courses at more than a full-time load forms the core of the curricula to develop the concepts and design and analysis techniques fundamental to the various areas of specialization.  This program should be initiated early while at UNC Charlotte.  Beginning the program late or after transferring from another institution will likely delay completion within 4 years.

Emphasis is placed on the utilization of computers throughout the curricula.  Graduates have a wide range of job opportunities as power engineers, communication engineers, digital design engineers, test engineers, embedded system developers, network engineers, control engineers, project engineers, robotic system engineers, optoelectronic engineers, application engineers, analog engineers, medical product engineers, and process engineers.

Additional Admission Requirements

Students interested in majoring in Electrical Engineering must complete all Freshman-level courses with a grade of C or above and earn a minimum GPA of 2.0 if already in the College of Engineering or a GPA of 2.5 if transferring from outside of the College of Engineering before completing a Change of Major form to apply to the program.

Degree Requirements

General Education Courses (21 credit hours)

For details on required courses, refer to the General Education program .  Students in this major should plan on taking the following courses that meet general education and major requirements.


The liberal studies electives must be chosen to satisfy the University General Education Requirements and to meet the objectives of a broad education consistent with the educational goals of the profession.


*The laboratory courses are designed to: (1) teach the basic techniques of instrumentation; (2) develop skills in communications; and (3) relate the analytical methods developed in the classroom to the performance of real physical systems.

Restricted Elective Courses (15 credit hours)

Electrical Engineering Elective Course (3 credit hours)

Select one of the following:

Technical Elective Courses (12 credit hours)

Select four technical elective courses.  The technical electives must contain at least 3 credit hours of coursework involving engineering science, analysis, synthesis, or design.  The contents of the technical electives should be at levels higher than those required by the student’s curriculum.  The electives are chosen by students in consultation with their academic advisor and department associate chair. 

Select three courses from the following that are not required as part of the curriculum:

The remaining technical elective course may be selected from any of the following that are not part of the degree requirements:

Degree Total (127 credit hours)

Grade Requirements

A GPA in the major and overall GPA of 2.0 or above is required.

Suggested Curriculum

For the suggested course sequence toward completing the major, please see the Academic Plan of Study available online at  Consultation with an advisor is required.

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