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  Sep 25, 2017
 
 
    
Loyola Marymount University Bulletin 2017-2018

Electrical Engineering, B.S.E.


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The electrical engineering curriculum consists of classroom and laboratory experiences related to the following topics: engineering design, electrical and electronic circuits and models, embedded systems, communication systems, design of analog and digital systems, and organization and design of microprocessor-based computer systems.

Accreditation


The Electrical Engineering undergraduate program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

Program Educational Objectives


The Electrical Engineering undergraduate program has established the following program educational objectives, in consultation with its constituencies, that are consistent with the mission of the University and the Frank R. Seaver College of Science and Engineering. The objectives describe the expected accomplishments of graduates during the first several years following graduation. Graduates of the electrical engineering program will:

  1. Perform effectively as practicing engineers and/or successfully undertake graduate study in electrical engineering or related fields;
  2. Meet the challenges of the future through continuing professional growth; and
  3. Exhibit concern for service and justice through leadership within their profession, as well as the community as a whole.

These program educational objectives are met by providing a curriculum which has both breadth and depth. Engineering science and design, mathematics, and basic sciences are significant components of the electrical engineering program. In addition to these traditional technical courses, and in keeping with the Jesuit tradition of educating the whole person, the curriculum includes core requirements in the humanities, communications, and the fine arts.

Opportunities for involvement in professional societies, student design competitions, and University co-curricular activities are plentiful and help to accomplish these objectives.

Student Outcomes


The Electrical Engineering undergraduate program has established the following student outcomes:

  1. an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
  2. an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
  3. an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability
  4. an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
  5. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
  6. an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  7. an ability to communicate effectively
  8. the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
  9. a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage, in life-long learning
  10. a knowledge of contemporary issues
  11. an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

Transfer Requirements


Students interested in transferring into the Electrical Engineering undergraduate program must complete CHEM 111 , CHEM 114 , MATH 131 , MATH 132 , and PHYS 101  (or their equivalents) with a minimum grade of C (2.0) in each course before being considered. Final approval of the transfer request resides with the department chair.

Graduation Requirements


Department criteria for graduation include (1) completion of at least 128 semester hours covering all requirements below, with (2) a minimum of 45 semester hours of upper division courses, and (3) a grade point average of C (2.0) in the upper division courses.

The Electrical Engineering undergraduate program allows for two curricular emphases, one in Electrical Engineering and one in Computer Engineering. The Electrical Engineering emphasis requires the following courses to be completed:

 

Course Semester Hours
FFYS 1000   3*
RHET 1000   4
Philosophical Inquiry 4
Theological Inquiry 4
American Diversity 4
Faith and Reason 4
Ethics and Justice 4
One course from the Explorations section of the Core 3*
* Course may be 3 or 4 semester hours

 

  • Science and Engineering Electives (3 semester hours): Three semester hours of elective coursework from the Frank R. Seaver College of Science and Engineering

The Computer Engineering emphasis requires the following courses to be completed:

 

Course Semester Hours
FFYS 1000   3*
RHET 1000   4
Philosophical Inquiry 4
Theological Inquiry 4
American Diversity 4
Faith and Reason 4
Ethics and Justice 4
One course from the Explorations section of the Core 3*
Course may be 3 or 4 semester hours

 

  • Science and Engineering Electives (3 semester hours): Three semester hours of elective coursework from the Frank R. Seaver College of Science and Engineering

Electrical Engineering Curriculum


The typical course of study leading to the B.S.E. degree in Electrical Engineering with the Electrial Engineering emphasis is as follows:

Freshman Year


Total: 14 semester hours

Spring Semester


Total: 18 semester hours

Sophomore Year


Fall Semester


Total: 18 semester hours

Spring Semester


Total: 16 semester hours

Junior Year


Fall Semester


Total: 16 semester hours

Spring Semester


Total: 16 semester hours

Senior Year


Fall Semester


Total: 15 semester hours

Spring Semester


Total: 15 semester hours

Computer Engineering Emphasis within the Electrical Engineering Major


The typical course of study leading to the B.S.E. degree in Electrical Engineering with the Computer Engineering emphasis is as follows:

Freshman Year


Total: 14 semester hours

Spring Semester


Total: 18 semester hours

Sophomore Year


Fall Semester


Total: 18 semester hours

Spring Semester


Total: 16 semester hours

Junior Year


Fall Semester


Total: 16 semester hours

Spring Semester


Total: 16 semester hours

Senior Year


Fall Semester


Total: 15 semester hours

Spring Semester


Total: 15 semester hours

Design Experience


Design is interwoven throughout the electrical engineering curriculum, culminating in a formal senior design project course. Freshman and sophomore engineering courses provide an introduction to design. The two junior and first-semester senior laboratory courses extend this design experience to the integration of material from the upper division electrical engineering courses. Finally, the senior design project experience builds on the analytical and theoretical background developed throughout the curriculum as well as topics covered in the University’s Core curriculum.

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