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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 (18-19 credit hours)

For details on required LBST and UWRT courses, refer to the General Education Program .  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.  Students in this major should also plan on taking the following course that meets both general education and major requirements.


*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 Courses (12 credit hours)

Select four of the following:

  • ECGR 4000-level courses 

Technical Elective Course (3 credit hours)

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

Select from any of the following that are not part of the degree requirements:

  • CEGR 3000-level courses 
  • CEGR 4000-level courses 
  • ECGR 3000-level courses 
  • ECGR 4000-level courses 
  • ITCS 3000-level courses 
  • ITCS 4000-level courses 
  • MATH 3000-level courses 
  • MATH 4000-level courses 
  • MEGR 3000-level courses 
  • MEGR 4000-level courses 
  • PHYS 3000-level courses 
  • PHYS 4000-level courses 
  • SEGR 3000-level courses 
  • SEGR 4000-level courses 

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 each semester.

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