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Electrical Engineering, Power and Energy Systems Concentration, B.S.E.E.

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Students pursuing the Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering  (BSEE) degree may choose to add a Concentration in Power and Energy Systems. The plan of study for the BSEE with a Concentration in Power and Energy Systems is similar to the BSEE plan of study with three primary exceptions:

  1. All BSEE students are required to complete Technical Elective courses, usually during the Junior and Senior year. Students pursuing the BSEE with a Concentration in Power and Energy Systems are required to enroll in approved Power and Energy Technical Electives only. See required courses below.
  2. During the Senior year, Power and Energy Systems Concentration students must complete an intensive, two-semester energy-related Senior design project.
  3. Students in the concentration are strongly encouraged to take the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam prior to graduation.

Additional Admission Requirements

Students must apply for admission and may enter the Concentration in Power and Energy Systems program during their Sophomore or Junior years only.  To be admitted to the program, students must have completed the courses listed below.  Additionally, an overall GPA of 3.0 is required for admission into the Concentration in Power and Energy Systems. 

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.

Concentration Technical Elective Courses (6 credit hours)

Select two of the following:


*Students who receive three credits for ECGR 3695  may be exempted from one of the Power and Energy Technical Elective requirements.

Degree Total (127 credit hours)

Grade Requirements

All non-elective Freshman year courses must be completed with C or above prior to enrolling in any Junior level courses.  In order to remain in the concentration, students must maintain a minimum (overall and program) GPA of 3.0.  A GPA in the major and overall GPA of 3.0 or above is also required to graduate. 

Suggested Curriculum

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

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