Sep 25, 2023  
Loyola Marymount University Bulletin 2020-2021 
    
Loyola Marymount University Bulletin 2020-2021 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Electrical Engineering, B.S.E.


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All curricula consist of classroom and laboratory experiences related to the design and analysis of digital and analog circuits and systems. Advanced topics in communications, computer architecture, signal processing, and embedded systems are included. The curricula also allow students to take courses in emerging fields such as image processing, machine learning, and optical communications. A rigorous laboratory sequence emphasizes design and develops strong oral and written communication skills.

Design Experience


Design is interwoven throughout the Electrical Engineering undergraduate program, 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 capstone experience builds on the analytical and theoretical background developed throughout the program as well as topics covered in the University’s Core curriculum.

Accreditation


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

Program Education Objectives


The Electrical Engineering undergraduate program has established the following program educational objectives 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 were established in consultation with the constituents of the program and are met by providing curricula which have both breadth and depth. Engineering science and design, mathematics, and basic sciences are significant components of the program. In addition to these traditional technical courses, and in keeping with the Jesuit tradition of educating the whole person, the curricula include 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. These student outcomes describe the expected knowledge and skills of graduates at the time of graduation.

  1. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
  2. an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors
  3. an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  4. an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts
  5. an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives
  6. an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
  7. an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies

Transfer Requirements


Students interested in transferring into one of the emphases of 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 Chairperson.

Graduation Requirements for the Electrical Engineering B.S.E. (Electrical Engineering Emphasis)


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, (3) a grade point average of C (2.0) in the upper division courses (excluding core), and (4) all upper division ELEC courses must be completed in residence.

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

Electrical Engineering B.S.E. (Electrical Engineering Emphasis) Curriculum


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

Freshman Year


Fall Semester


Total: 14-15 semester hours

Spring Semester


Total: 17-18 semester hours

Sophomore Year


Fall Semester


Total: 17-18 semester hours

Spring Semester


Total: 15-16 semester hours

Junior Year


Fall Semester


Total: 15-17 semester hours

Spring Semester


Total: 15-16 semester hours

Senior Year


Fall Semester


Total: 14 semester hours

Spring Semester


Total: 15-16 semester hours

Graduation Requirements for the Electrical Engineering B.S.E. (Computer Engineering Emphasis)


Department criteria for graduation include (1) completion of at least 128 semester hours covering all requirements below, with (2) a minimum of 45 hours of upper division courses, (3) a grade point average of a C (2.0) in the upper division major courses (excluding core), and (4) all upper division ELEC courses must be completed in residence.

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

Electrical Engineering B.S.E. (Computer Engineering Emphasis) Curriculum


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


Fall Semester


Total: 14-15 semester hours

Spring Semester


Total: 17-18 semester hours

Sophomore Year


Fall Semester


Total: 17-18 semester hours

Spring Semester


Total: 15-16 semester hours

Junior Year


Fall Semester


Total: 15-16 semester hours

Spring Semester


Total: 15-16 semester hours

Senior Year


Fall Semester


Total: 14-15 semester hours

Spring Semester


Total: 15-16 semester hours

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