Missouri State University

Office of the Registrar

Undergraduate Catalog

2014-15 preliminary edition, April 2014

Electrical Engineering Program

Freshman year (32 credits)

The Freshman year curriculum is the same for all engineering majors. The EGR 110, Study and Careers in Engineering, will discuss the different fields of engineering and will help students decide which field of engineering they wish to study. Students should take this course in their freshman year. The common freshman curriculum is below: 

First semester 

Second semester 

EGR 1101 (1)

TCM 110 (3)

MTH 2612 (5)

CHM 160 (4)

CHM 161 (1)

History3 (3)

Total = 17 hours 

ENG 110 (3)

MTH 2804 (5)

PHY 2034 (5)

ECO 155 (3)

Total = 16 hours

  1. A grade of "C" or better is required for graduation in Civil Engineering 
  2. See prerequisite requirements for MTH 261. 
  3. The History requirement is selected from HST 121, HST 122 or PLS 101. 
  4. Prerequisite for MTH 280 and PHY 203 is a grade of "C" or better in MTH 261. Students must make a "C" or better in MTH 280 and PHY 203 in order to enroll in the subsequent math, science and engineering courses. 

The remaining three years of the engineering curriculum depends on the major selected. Students majoring in Civil or Electrical Engineering will complete their degree at the Missouri State University campus. Students pursuing other engineering degrees should consult with an academic advisor to plan their second year of coursework at Missouri State University, and to prepare to transfer to Missouri University of Science and Technology (or another university) to complete their degree. 

General education requirements – Missouri University of Science and Technology 

Each student's program of study must contain a minimum of 21 credit hours of course work in general education and must be chosen according to the following rules: 

  1. All students are required to take one American history course, one economics course, one humanities course, and English 110. The history course is to be selected from History 121, History 122, or Political Science 101. The economics course must be Economics 155 or 165. The humanities course must be selected from the approved lists for Art, English, Foreign Languages, Music, Philosophy, Speech and Media Studies, or Theater.
  2. Depth requirement. Three credit hours must be taken in humanities or social sciences at the 200 level or above and must be selected from the approved list. This course must have as a prerequisite one of the humanities or social sciences courses already taken. Foreign language courses numbered lower than 200 will be considered to satisfy this requirement if they have a prerequisite (i.e. the second course in the foreign language sequence). Students may receive humanities credit for foreign language courses in their native tongue only if the course is at the 300 level or higher.  All courses taken to satisfy the depth requirement must be taken after graduating from high school. 
  3. The remaining two courses are to be chosen from the list of approved humanities/social sciences courses and may include one communications course in addition to English 110.
  4. Any specific departmental requirements in the general studies area must be satisfied. 
  5. Special topics and special problems and honors seminars are allowed only by petition to and approval by the student's department chairman. 

Electrical Engineering Program - years 2-4 curriculum (98 hours)

The Electrical Engineering program is characterized by its focus on the scientific basics of engineering and its innovative application; indeed, the underlying theme of this educational program is the application of the scientific basics to engineering practice through attention to problems and needs of the public. The necessary interrelations among the various topics, the engineering disciplines, and the other professions as they naturally come together in the solution of real world problems are emphasized as research, analysis, synthesis, and design are presented and discussed through classroom and laboratory instruction. 

Sophomore Year
First Semester

*Sophomore Year
Second Semester

*Junior Year
First Semester

*Junior Year
Second Semester

*Senior Year
First Semester

*Senior Year
Second Semester

El Eng. 1511,3,4(3) 

*El Eng. 1521,3 (1) 

*Cp Eng. 1111,3,5 (3) 

*Cp Eng. 1121,3 (1)

MTH 3021 (3)

PHY 2041 (5)

Total = 16 hours

El Eng. 1211,3,4,7(3) 

*El Eng. 1221,3,4 (1) 

*El Eng. 1531,4,6 (3)

MTH 3031 (3)

*IDE 140 (3)

CSC 125 (4)

Total = 17 hours

El Eng. 2531,3,6,7(3) 

*El Eng. 2551,3,6,7 (1)

*El Eng. 2151,3,6 (3) 

*El Eng. 2161,3,6 (1)

MTH 533 (3)

COM 115 (3)

Hum/SS Elect.2 (3)

Total = 17 hours

El Eng. 2711,3,6(4) 

*El Eng. 2171,3 (3) 

*El Eng. 2181,3 (1) 

*El Eng. Elect. A7,9 (3)

MTH 345 (3)

ENG 3218 (3)

Total = 17 hours

El Eng. Power

*El Eng. Power
   Elect. Lab1,3,6,10 (1) 

*El Eng. 235 (3) 

*El Eng. Elect. D7,11 (3) 

*El Eng. 391 (1)

Free Elective13 (2)

Hum./SS Elect.2 (3)

Total = 16 hours

El Eng. Elect. C7,9(3) 

*El Eng. Elect. E12 (3) 

*El Eng. 392 (3) 

Hum./SS upper

Free Elective13 (3)

Assessment14 (0)

Total = 15 hours 

**Most Engineering courses will be offered by Missouri University of Science and Technology on the Missouri State University campus. Students must be admitted to Missouri University of Science and Technology  prior to enrolling in engineering courses. 

  1. A minimum grade of "C" must be attained in MTH 261, 280, 302, and 303, PHY 203 and 204, Cp Eng 111, 112, El Eng 151, 152, 153, 121, 122, 215, 216, 217, 218, 253, 255, 271, and the Electrical Engineering power elective. Also, students may not enroll in other courses that use these courses as prerequisites until the minimum grade of "C" is attained. 
  2. All electives must be approved by the student's advisor. Students must comply with the general education requirements with respect to selection and depth of study. These requirements are specified in the current catalog. 
  3. Students who drop a lecture prior to the last week to drop a class must also drop the corequisite lab. 
  4. Students must earn a passing grade on the El Eng Advancement Exam I (associated with El Eng 151) before they enroll in El Eng 153 or 121 and 122. 
  5. Students must earn a passing grade on the Cp Eng Advancement Exam (associated with Cp Eng 111) before they enroll in any course with Cp Eng 111 and 112 as prerequisites. 
  6. Students must earn a passing grade on the El Eng Advancement Exam II (associated with El Eng 153) before they enroll in courses that have El Eng 153 as a prerequisite. 
  7. Students must earn a passing grade on the El Eng Advancement Exam III (associated with El Eng 121) before they enroll in El Eng 253 and 255 or other courses with El Eng 121 as a prerequisite. 
  8. ENG 321 is preferred, but students may replace ENG 321 with ENG 210, 221 or 310. 
  9. Electrical Engineering Electives A and C must be chosen from the El Eng 205 and 208, 207 and 209, 225, 243, 254, and Cp Eng 213. 
  10. The Electrical Engineering Power Elective may be satisfied with El Eng 205 and 208 or El Eng 207 and 209. 
  11. Electrical Engineering Elective D must be a 300-level El Eng or Cp Eng course with at least a 3-hour lecture component. This normally includes all El Eng and Cp Eng 3xx courses except El Eng or Comp. Eng. 300, 390, 391, and 392.
  12. Electrical Engineering Elective E may be any 200 or 300-level El Eng or Cp Eng course except El Eng 281, 282, and 283 and El Eng or Cp Eng 391 and 392. 
  13. Students are required to take five hours of free elective in consultation with their academic advisors. Credits that do not count toward this requirement are deficiency courses (such as algebra and trigonometry) and extra credits from courses meeting other requirements. Any courses outside of engineering and science must be at least three credit hours. 
  14. All Electrical Engineering students must take the Fundamentals of Engineering Examination prior to graduation. A passing grade on this examination is not required to earn a B.S. degree, however, it is the first step toward becoming a registered professional engineer. This requirement is part of the Missouri University of Science and Technology assessment process as described in Assessment Requirements found elsewhere. Students must sign a release form giving the University access to their Fundamentals of Engineering Examination score. 

Emphasis areas for Electrical Engineering 

Note: Students must meet the requirements above to satisfy the Electrical Engineering Electives. It is not required that students obtain an emphasis specialty within electrical engineering. Students who wish to have an emphasis area should consult with their academic advisor in selecting the courses. The possible emphasis areas for Electrical Engineering are Circuits and Electronics, Communications-Signal Processing, Computer Engineering, Controls, Electromagnetics, and Power.