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2012-2013 Undergraduate Bulletin [Archived Catalog]

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


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Program: B.S.E.E.
Department of Engineering
College of Engineering, Technology, and Computer Science

Engineering, Technology, and Computer Science Building 327 ~ 260-481-6362 ~ engr.ipfw.edu


Educational Objectives

As a framework for the continuous improvement policy, the Electrical Engineering program has adopted a set of program educational objectives (PEOs) that describe the anticipated accomplishments of our graduates 3-5 years after graduation.

The Electrical Engineering program’s educational objectives are to produce graduates who:

  • Function and communicate effectively to solve technical problems.
  • Advance professionally to roles of greater electrical engineering responsibilities, and/or by transitioning into leadership position in business, government, and/or education.
  • Participate in life-long learning through the successful completion of advanced degree(s), professional development, and/or engineering certification(s)/licensure.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to community by applying technical skills and knowledge to support various service activities.

The student learning outcomes for the electrical degree are as follows:

  • Graduates will demonstrate basic knowledge in chemistry, mathematics, physics, and engineering
  • Graduates will demonstrate the ability to identify, formulate, and solve electrical engineering problems
  • Graduates will demonstrate the ability to design, perform, and simulate experiments, to analyze data, and to interpret results
  • Graduates will demonstrate the ability to design a system, component, or process that meets desired specifications and requirements
  • Graduates will demonstrate the ability to function on engineering and science laboratory teams as well as on multidisciplinary design teams
  • Graduates will use modern engineering tools to analyze electrical engineering problems
  • Graduates will demonstrate an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  • Graduates will communicate effectively in both verbal and written forms
  • Graduates will have the confidence for self education and the ability for lifelong learning. They will have a broad education to understand the impact of engineering on society and demonstrate awareness of contemporary issues

Electrical engineers design, develop, and operate systems that generate and use electrical signals and power. The scope of electrical engineering has expanded tremendously in recent years. It is now the largest branch in engineering, with most graduates employed by manufacturers of electrical and electronic equipment, aircraft, business machines, and scientific equipment. IPFW offers state of-the-art knowledge in all areas of electrical engineering such as robotics, signal processing, and wireless communications.  In addition to traditional classes, our curriculum includes an innovative set of first-year courses, integrated design experiences, hands-on laboratories, and a two-semester capstone project in which students design, build, and test a device as part of team.

To earn the B.S.E.E. at IPFW, you must satisfy the requirements of IPFW (see Part 8 ) and the College of Engineering, Technology, and Computer Science (see Part 4 ); you must also complete the following courses:

IPFW General Education Requirements Credits: 36


Area II—Natural and Physical Sciences Credits: 9


Area III—The Individual, Culture, and Society Credits: 6


See Part 2 General Education Requirements for approved courses 

Area IV—Humanistic Thought Credits: 6


See Part 2 General Education Requirements for approved courses 

Area V—Creative and Artistic Expression Credits: 2


Required Mechanical Engineering Courses Credits: 3


Technical Elective Courses Credits: 9


At least 3 credits must be from the list of electrical engineering technical electives

Electrical Engineering Technical Electives


Total Credits: 127


GPA Requirement


All engineering & technical elective courses must have a combined minimum GPA of 2.0

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