Trained to be an expert thinker and problem solver, today’s electrical engineer is as much in demand as ever. Our mission is to serve society through excellence in education, research, and public service. We provide for our students an education in electrical engineering, and we aspire to instill in them the attitudes, values, and vision that will prepare them for lifetimes of continued learning and leadership in their chosen careers. Through scholarship the Department strives to generate new knowledge and technology for the benefit of the State of Nevada, the nation and beyond. Aware of the dynamic nature of the discipline, while at the same time cognizant of that body of knowledge which appears to be timeless, the Department of Electrical and Biomedical Engineering is continually in the process of evaluating and updating its curriculum. The Department of Electrical and Biomedical Engineering also cooperates with local industry to offer a number of summer internships for qualified undergraduate electrical engineering students. The curriculum for the Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering degree is listed below.
NOTE: The professional FE examination, administered by the state board of engineering registration, must be taken by all electrical engineering students before graduation during the senior year of study.
Student Learning Outcomes
Students will be able to:
- 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.
Transfer to the University of Nevada, Reno
Use the transfer agreement and the degree planner (available by clicking at the top right of this page) to build your plan for graduation with your advisor. Course substitutions not identified on the transfer agreement require UNR advisor approval.
If a major-to-major transfer agreement is not available for your transfer institution, please check the General Core agreement if available. If neither is available, access Transferology to assist in your planning.
Admission requirements and procedures are available at http://www.unr.edu/admissions#requirements. Only students who are eligible to enroll in MATH 181 (as demonstrated through placement tests) may enter specific major programs within the College of Engineering. Others may enter the undeclared engineering program. Undeclared engineering students must be admissible to a specific major program within four regular semesters (fall and spring).
NOTE: Students must earn a C or higher in courses marked with (*).
- Total Units | 129
- Cumulative GPA | 2.0
- University GPA | 2.0
- Major GPA | 2.0
- Residency Requirement | 30 Upper-Division Units at UNR
- Major Residency Requirement | 15 Upper-Division units in the major at UNR
- Upper-Division Requirement | 40 Upper-Division Units
- Half Program Units/4 Year Institution | 64.5 Units
I. Core General Education Requirements (27-30 units)
NOTE: Refer to the Core Curriculum chapter of this catalog for information regarding the “Core English and Math Completion Policy .”
Students in this major must meet all Core Objectives (CO1 through CO14). Courses satisfying Core Objectives are designated (e.g., CO9) in General Catalog curricula and course descriptions.
A. Composition & Communication; Critical Analysis & Use of Information (3-6 units) - CO1, CO3
B. Quantitative Reasoning (4 units) - CO2
C. Physical & Natural Phenomena (8 units) - CO4, CO4L
D. Cultures, Societies, & Individuals (3 units) - CO6
E. Artistic Composition, Interpretation, & Expression (3 units) - CO7
F. History & Culture; Constitution (6 units) - CO5, CO8
Refer to the Core Curriculum chapter in this catalog.
II. Additional Silver Core Requirements (3 units maximum)
Students must take courses that satisfy the following Core Objectives. Some or all of these Silver Core Objectives may be satisfied in the Major Requirements (Section IV). Refer to the Core Curriculum chapter in this catalog.
A. Science, Technology & Society Course - CO9
B. Diversity & Equity Course - CO10
The following recommended courses can also be used in the General Education Requirement:
C. Global Context Course - CO11
E. Capstone Integration & Synthesis Course - CO13
F. Application Course - CO14
III. Additional College Requirements (0 units)
IV. Major Requirements (96 units)
A. Additional Mathematics and Sciences (20 units)
B. Required Engineering Courses (52 units)
C. Senior Year Technical Electives (24-27 units) (27 credits if CO7 and CO10 are satisfied with one course)
Senior-year technical electives consist of 24-27 units. Three units can be upper-division electrical engineering courses and/or courses outside electrical engineering and may include (i) upper division courses in biology, business, mathematics, statistics, chemistry, computer science, computer engineering or physics (ii) CS 202 or ENGR 241 or ENGR 461 . The remaining 21-24 units must be electrical engineering units chosen from courses in the six areas listed below. Students must have at least one course in the five areas of electronics, communications, control, fields, and power. Courses in each elective area are:
The remaining technical elective units may include:
At most, three units of internship may apply here.
V. Minor Requirements (0 units)
VI. Electives (0-3 units)
VII. Recommended Schedule for the General Emphasis
Spring Semester (17 units)
Spring Semester (16 units)
Spring Semester (16 units)
Spring Semester (16 units)
* In addition to the general university requirements of at least a “C” (2.0) average for graduation, engineering students must earn at least a “C” in those courses designated with an asterisk (*) and must also maintain at least a “C” average in the Core Curriculum Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and the major requirements courses.
NOTE: EE 220L , EE 220 , EE 221 , CPE 201 and CPE 301 are offered every Fall and Spring semester EE 320L , EE 320 , EE 362 and EE 490 are offered during the Fall semester; EE 120 , EE 291 , EE 330 , EE 340 , EE 370L , EE 370 and EE 491 are offered during the Spring semester.