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


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.

Admission Requirements


Freshmen

Freshman admission is competitive. Based upon an overall evaluation of high school record with particular emphasis on advanced courses in math and science and SAT or ACT scores, freshmen may be admitted directly to an engineering major or as engineering undecided. 

  • Minimum GPA:  n/a
  • Pre-Major/Prerequisite Courses:  Freshmen MUST present a pre-calculus equivalent course, a math course during the high school senior year (grade 12/13) or math intensive science course such as physics or chemistry if no math courses are available, with no grades below C in any math courses.  Students with AP test scores of at least 3 on AP Calculus AB or BC or early college high school students who present transfer credit for calculus equivalent to MATH 1241  or higher are exempted from having a math course in the senior year.
  • Other:  Minimum SAT-Math score of 570 or ACT-Math subscore of 23
  • Declaration of Major:  Students may declare the major at time of admission or at any time if in good standing with the College and University.

Transfers

All transfer students will be admitted to the lower division of a department, and evaluation of transfer credits follows the North Carolina articulation agreements.  Transfers from an ABET-accredited engineering program who do not meet the GPA requirement may be admitted upon the recommendation of the chair of the major department.

  • Minimum GPA:  2.5 (3.0 for Mechanical Engineering)
  • Pre-Major/Prerequisite Courses:  Calculus I course (with grade of C or above) equivalent to MATH 1241  
  • Transferable Credit Hours:  24

Academic Progression Requirements

Freshman Year Requirements

All new freshmen, early college students, and transfer students with only one year semester at another institution are initially advised by a central office within the College of Engineering. Students must satisfy the following requirements in order to progress in the curriculum and matriculate to their major department.

  • Follow the advice and recommendations of their faculty advisors.
  • Follow all prerequisite, corequisite, and progression requirements of their program.
  • Earn at least a 2.250 GPA in the first semester.
  • Complete all non-elective courses in the Freshman year curriculum with grades of C or above.
  • Pass all courses within three attempts, including withdrawing from a course with a grade of W.
  • Complete the Freshman curriculum within three regular semesters, if starting in the required first semester mathematics course.
  • Earn a 2.500 cumulative GPA upon completion of the Freshman curriculum.

Sophomore through Senior Year Requirements

  • Maintain an overall GPA of 2.000 in the University.
  • Maintain a major cumulative GPA of 2.000 for all courses in the departmental curriculum.  Failure to meet this requirement for two consecutive semesters will result in not being permitted to enroll in College of Engineering courses.
  • Take courses in the curriculum a maximum of two times to achieve a satisfactory grade, including withdrawing from the course with a grade of W.

An undergraduate student who fails to satisfy one or more of the progression requirements stated above, but who nonetheless meets the conditions for continued enrollment in the University, will be ineligible to reenroll in the College of Engineering unless an appeal is accepted by the College of Engineering.  If an appeal is accepted, requirements for continued enrollment appropriate to the individual situation are specified in a “Continuation Agreement” that is mutually agreed upon and signed by the student and his/her appropriate advisor.

A student who has been suspended by the University must follow University guidelines for appeal. Readmission to the College of Engineering after a University suspension is not automatic.  An application for readmission must be made by the student and approved by the College/department.  Students who are readmitted by the College of Engineering after suspension by the University must meet requirements for continued enrollment appropriate to their individual situation. These requirements are specified in a “Continuation Agreement” that is mutually agreed upon and signed by the student and his/her appropriate advisor.  The consequences of failure to meet the requirements of the agreement may be articulated in the agreement itself.  However, if these consequences are not included in the agreement, failure to meet the requirements will automatically result in the student not being permitted to continue to enroll in College of Engineering courses.

Additional Admission Requirements


Students must apply for admission and may enter the Concentration in Power and Energy Systems program during their Junior year 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 one of the following courses that meets both general education and major requirements.

Note:


*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 Courses (9 credit hours)


Restricted Elective Courses (9 credit hours)


Technical Elective Course (3 credit hours)


Select one ECGR 4000-level course  that is not already required in the curriculum. 

Degree Total = 120 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.