Curriculum

Curriculum

Current Students:

See the Recommended Academic Plan for more detailed recommendations, and refer to the University Bulletin for more requirements and course descriptions. Or find other resources on the Current Students page.

Prospective Students:

Below is a typical course sequence for the Electrical Engineering bachelor's degree program. Schedules will vary by student, depending on areas of interest.

Semester 1

  • Introduction to Engineering Design (3 credits)
  • Calculus with Analytic Geometry I (4 credits)
  • General Physics: Mechanics (4 credits)
  • English Composition (3 credits)
  • Arts Course (3 credits)

Total Credits: 17

Semester 2

  • Calculus with Analytic Geometry II (4 credits)
  • Computer Programming for Engineers (3 credits)
  • General Physics: Electricity and Magnetism (4 credits)
  • Chemical Principles I (3 credits)
  • Experimental Chemistry I (1 credit)
  • Health and Physical Activity (1.5 credits)

Total Credits: 16.5

Semester 3

  • Ordinary Differential Equations (3 credits)
  • Introduction to Digital Systems (4 credits)
  • Circuits and Devices (4 credits)
  • Statics (3 credits)
  • Effective Speech (3 credits)

Total Credits: 17

Semester 4

  • Electrical Circuit Analysis (3 credits)
  • Matrices (2 credits)
  • Calculus and Vector Analysis (4 credits)
  • General Physics: Wave Motion and Quantum Physics (2 credits)
  • Arts Course (3 credits)
  • Elective Course (3 credits)

Total Credits: 17

Semester 5

  • Electronic Circuit Design I (4 credits)
  • Introduction to Embedded Microcontrollers (3 credits)
  • Statistical Analysis I (3 credits)
  • Signals and Systems: Continuous and Discrete-Time (4 credits)
  • Effective Writing: Technical Writing (3 credits)

Total Credits: 17

Semester 6

  • Electromagnetic Fields and Waves (3 credits)
  • Introduction to Linear Control Systems (3 credits)
  • Signals and Controls Laboratory (1 credit)
  • Electronic Circuit Design II (4 credits)
  • Introduction to Microeconomics (3 credits)
  • Health and Physical Activity (1.5 credits)

Total Credits: 15.5

Semester 7

  • Communication Systems I (3 credits)
  • Energy Conversion (3 credits)
  • Engineering Design Concepts (3 credits)
  • Technical Elective (3 credits)
  • Social Science Course (3 credits)

Total Credits: 15

Semester 8

  • Electrical Design Project (3 credits)
  • Technical Elective (3 credits)
  • Technical Elective (3 credits)
  • Behavioral Science Course (3 credits)
  • Humanities Course (3 credits)

Total Credits: 15

 

This program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org.

This represents a typical course sequence; your schedule will vary depending on your interests. It is recommended that you consult your academic adviser before scheduling any courses. See bulletins.psu.edu for detailed degree requirements and course descriptions.