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Lake Superior State University

Electrical Engineering: Bachelor of Science

Program Description


The electrical engineering program, which is accredited by EAC of ABET, combines topics from science, math and engineering in order to study and develop solutions to electrical and computer problems. The program contains a strong laboratory emphasis with plenty of opportunities to work on real electrical systems. Some of the program highlights are:

  • The teaching emphasis is on preparing you to solve real-world problems.
  • You have three choices for fulfillment of your senior year experience. You may pursue opportunities in cooperative education, industry-based projects or research projects.
  • You will study assembly language, circuit design, microcontroller hardware and software, digital electronics, and networks.
  • Engineering courses begin in your freshman year.
  • The program provides an excellent mix of theory and practical laboratory experiences.

Your Degree Options — You may choose to follow one of the following degree concentrations while studying electrical engineering at LSSU. They are: Robotics and Automation Concentration, Digital Systems Concentration and Sustainable Energy Concentration.  The Robotics and Automation Concentration provides you with a strong background in robotics, machine vision, sensors, communications and automation. The Digital Systems Concentration will give you additional knowledge in digital design, digital signal processing and microcontroller systems.  The Sustainable Energy Concentration provides increased employment opportunities as demand for engineers with knowledge of the power industry and sustainable/renewable energies grows.

Cooperative Education: Opportunities are available as part of this program for students who are qualified. A certificate that documents this practical training is available.

Program Learning Outcomes:


Identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics

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

Communicate effectively with a range of audiences

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

Function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives

Develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions

Acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies



Degree Requirements


Departmental Requirements:

Mathematics

Sciences

  • CHEM115 General Chemistry I 5
  • PHYS231 Applied Physics for Engineers and Scientists I 4
  • PHYS232 Applied Physics for Engineers and Scientists II 4

Engineering

  • EGEE125 Digital Fundamentals 4
  • EGEE210 Circuit Analysis 4
  • EGEE250 Microcontroller Fundamentals 4
  • EGEE280 Introductory Signal Processing 4
  • EGEE310 Network Analysis 4
  • EGEE330 Electro-Mechanical Systems 4
  • EGEE345 Fundamentals of Engineering Electromagnetics 3
  • EGEE370 Electronic Devices 4
  • EGEE475 Power Electronics 4
  • EGNR101 Introduction to Engineering 2
  • EGNR140 Linear Algebra and Numerical Methods for Engineers 2
  • EGNR265 “C” Programming 3
  • EGNR340 Advanced Numerical Methods for Engineers 1
  • EGNR346 Probability and Statistics Lab for Engineers 1
  • EGEM220 Statics 3
  • EGRS460 Control Systems 4

Technical Electives (Minimum of 13 credits):

For students obtaining a concentration, the concentration electives must meet the requirements listed below.  Otherwise, all 13 technical elective credits may be selected from the Technical Electives List.

  • EGEE320 Digital Design (or higher level EGEE) 3
  • EGEM320 Dynamics 3
  • EGET310 Electronic Manufacturing Processes 4
  • EGME225 Mechanics of Materials (or higher level EGME) 3
  • EGRS365 Programmable Logic Controllers 3
  • EGRS461 Design of Control Systems 4
  • MATH215 Fund Concepts of Mathematics (or higher MATH) 3
  • or any course from the listed concentrations
Robotics and Automation Concentration (C or better grade required in all courses)

  • EGRS385 Robotics Engineering 4
  • EGRS430 Systems Integration & Machine Vision 4
  • EGRS435 Automated Manufacturing Systems 3

Digital Systems (C or better grade required in all courses)

Sustainable Energy Concentration (C or better grade required in all courses)

  • EGNR261 Energy Systems and Sustainability 3
  • EGNR361 Energy Systems and Sustainability Lab 1
  • EGEE411 Power Distribution and Transmission 3

Complete one course from:

Senior Sequence  (Complete one of the following sequences):

Industrial Project

  • EGNR491 Engineering Design Project I 3
  • EGNR495 Engineering Design Project II 3

Cooperative Project

  • EGNR250 Cooperative Education 2
  • EGNR450 Cooperative Education Project I 4
  • EGNR451 Cooperative Education Project II 3
  • EGNR491 Engineering Design Project I 3

Research Project

  • EGNR260 Engineering Research Methods 2
  • EGNR460 Engineering Research Project I 4
  • EGNR461 Engineering Research Project II 2

32 credits from Mathematics (including EGNR340) and Natural Sciences is required.

General Education: All LSSU bachelor's degree candidates must complete the LSSU General Education Requirements.

A minimum of 124 credits (at the 100 level or higher) must be earned for graduation with a cumulative gpa of 2.00 or higher.  A gpa of 2.00 or higher is also required in your Major, as well as in your General Education Requirements.


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