Four-Year Degree Plan

Electrical engineering curriculum

This program focuses on the scientific basics and innovative applications of engineering. You’ll find that applying engineering knowledge to public needs and challenges is a theme of the curriculum. You will gain an understanding of how engineering disciplines and professions naturally come together in the solution of real-world problems. Through classroom and lab experiences, you’ll gain experience with research, analysis, synthesis and design.

In addition to the requirements below, students must participate in an experiential learning experience. Most students will satisfy this requirement by working as an engineering intern at a local company, but there are other possibilities. 

MSU / MS&T Electrical Engineering Curriculum Flowchart

Degree plan

You must first complete the freshman engineering curriculum. You will then apply for admission to the electrical engineering program and begin the following curriculum.

Sophomore first semester

CoursesHours
Total hours16
S&T: ELEC ENG 2100 Circuits I (See notes: 1, 3, 4) 3
S&T: ELEC ENG 2101 Circuit Analysis Lab (See notes: 1, 3) 1
S&T: COMP ENG 2210 Introduction to Computer Engineering (See notes: 1, 3, 5) 3
S&T: COMP ENG 2211 Computer Engineering Lab (See notes: 1, 3) 1
MSU: MTH 302 Multivariate Calculus (See notes: 1) 3
MSU: PHY 204 Foundations of Physics II (See notes: 1) 5

Sophomore second semester

CoursesHours
Total hours17
S&T: ELEC ENG 2200 Introduction to Electronic Devices (See notes: 1, 3, 4, 7) 3
S&T: ELEC ENG 2201 Electronic Devices Lab (See notes: 1, 3, 4) 1
S&T: ELEC ENG 2120 Circuits II (See notes: 1, 4, 6) 3
MSU: MTH 303 Differential Equations (See notes: 1) 3
Engineering Science Elective (See notes: 14) 3
MSU: CSC 125 Introduction to C++ Programming 4

Junior first semester

CoursesHours
Total hours17
S&T: ELEC ENG 3100 Electronics I (See notes: 1, 3, 6, 7) 3
S&T: ELEC ENG 3101 Electronics I Lab (See notes: 1, 3, 6, 7) 1
S&T: ELEC ENG 3320 Control Systems (1, 3) 3
S&T: ELEC ENG 3321 Control Systems Lab (See notes: 1, 3) 1
MSU: MTH 333 Linear Algebra 3
MSU: COM 115 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3
Humanities/Social Science Elective (See notes: 2) 3

Junior second semester

CoursesHours
Total hours17
S&T: ELEC ENG 3600 Electromagnetics (See notes: 1, 3, 6) 4
S&T: ELEC ENG 3430 Digital Communications (1, 3) 3
S&T: ELEC ENG 3431 Digital Communications Lab (See notes: 1, 3) 1
S&T: Electrical Engineering Elective A (See notes: 7, 9) 3
MSU: MTH 345 Statistics for Scientists and Engineers 3
MSU: ENG 321 Writing II: Beginning Technical Writing (See notes: 8) 3

Senior first semester

CoursesHours
Total hours16
S&T: Electrical Engineering Power Elective (See notes: 1, 3, 6, 10) 3
S&T: Electrical Engineering Power Elective Lab (See notes: 1, 3, 6, 10) 1
S&T: Electrical Engineering Elective B (See notes: 7, 9) 3
S&T: Electrical Engineering Elective D (See notes: 7, 11) 3
S&T: ELEC ENG 4096 Senior Project I (See notes: 1) 1
Free Elective (See notes: 13) 2
Humanities/Social Science Elective (See notes: 2) 3

Senior second semester

CoursesHours
Total hours15
S&T: Electrical Engineering Elective C (See notes: 7, 9) 3
S&T: Electrical Engineering Elective E (See notes: 12) 3
S&T: ELEC ENG 4097 Senior Project II 3
Humanities/Social Science Elective – Upper Level (See notes: 2) 3
Free Elective (See notes: 13) 3
Senior Assessment 0

Notes about the degree plan

You must take the Fundamentals of Engineering examination prior to graduation. A passing grade on this examination is not required to earn your degree; however, it is the first step toward becoming a registered professional engineer.

This requirement is part of the Missouri S&T assessment process. You must sign a release form that gives the University access to your Fundamentals of Engineering exam score.

In addition, your curriculum will need to follow these guidelines:

  1. Obtain a minimum grade of ’C‘ in: MTH 261, 280, 302, and 303; PHY 203 and 204; Cp Eng 2210 (111); Cp Eng 2211 (112); El Eng El Eng 2100 (151); El Eng 2101 (152); El Eng 2120 (153); El Eng 2200 (121); El Eng 2201 (122); El Eng 3410 (215); El Eng 3411 (216); El Eng 3400 (217); El Eng 3401 (218); El Eng 3100 (253); El Eng 3101 (255); El Eng 3600 (271); and electrical engineering power elective. You may not enroll in other courses that use these courses as prerequisites until you obtain the minimum grade of ’C.’
  2. Your advisor must approve all electives. Comply with general education requirements with respect to selection and depth of study. These requirements are specified in the current catalog.
  3. If you drop a lecture prior to the last week to drop a class, you must drop the co-requisite lab.
  4. You must earn a passing grade on the El Eng Advancement Exam I (associated with El Eng 2100) before you enroll in El Eng 2120 or El Eng 2200 and El Eng 2201.
  5. You must earn a passing grade on the Cp Eng Advancement Exam (associated with CP Eng 2210) before you enroll in any course with Cp Eng 2210 and Cp Eng 2211 as prerequisites.
  6. You must earn a passing grade on the El Eng Advancement Exam II (associated with El Eng 2120) before you enroll in courses that have El Eng 2120 as a prerequisite.
  7. You must earn a passing grade on the El Eng Advancement Exam III (associated with El Eng 2200) before you enroll El Eng 3100 and El Eng 3101 or other courses with El Eng 2200 as a prerequisite.
  8. ENG 321 is preferred, but you may replace ENG 321 with ENG 210, 221 or 310.
  9. Electrical engineering electives A, B and C must be chosen from the EL ENG 3500 and EL ENG 3410, EL ENG 3540, and EL ENG 3541, EL ENG 3250, EL ENG 3440 or EL ENG 3340, EL ENG 3420, EL ENG 3120, CpE 3150.
  10. The electrical engineering power elective may be satisfied with EL ENG 3500 and EL ENG 3501 or EL ENG 3540 and EL ENG 3541.
  11. Electrical engineering elective D must be a 4XXX-level El Eng or Cp Eng course with at least a 3-hour lecture component. El Eng 4000, 5000, 4096, 4097, 4099, 5070, 58XX and Cp Eng 4000, 5000, 4096, 4097, 4099, 5070, 58XX may not be used for Elective D.
  12. Electrical engineering elective E may be any 4000 or 5000-level El Eng or Cp Eng course except El Eng 2800 and El Eng or Cp Eng 4096 and 4097.
  13. You are required to take 5 hours of free elective credit in consultation with your academic advisor. 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 3 credit hours.
  14. Students must take ME 2340, PHY 333 or PHY 343 to fulfill the Engineering Science Elective.

Emphasis areas for electrical engineering

You may choose to develop an emphasis area. This is an optional feature of the curriculum and not required for you to earn your BS. Work with your advisor to plan an emphasis area.

Circuits and electronics

  • El Eng 3120 Electronics II
  • El Eng 41XX and 54XX courses

Communications-Signal processing

  • El Eng 3410 Digital Signal Processing
  • El Eng 3440 Communications Systems II
  • El Eng 44XX and 54XX courses

Computer engineering

  • El Eng 3410 Digital Signal Processing
  • Cp Eng 3XXX (Except Cp Eng 3000)
  • Cp Eng 4XXX (Except Cp Eng 4000)
  • Cp Eng 5XXX (Except Cp Eng 5000)

Controls and systems

  • El Eng 3340 Controllers for Factory Automation
  • El Eng 43XX and 53XX Courses

Electromagnetics

  • El Eng 46XX and 56XX Courses

Optics and deviers

  • El Eng 3250 Electronic and Photonic Devices
  • El Eng 42XX and 52XX Courses

Power and energy

  • El Eng 3500 Electromechanics
  • El Eng 3540 Power System Analysis & Design
  • El Eng 5150 Photovoltaic Systems Engineering
  • El Eng 5520 Power Electronics
  • El Eng 5521 Power Electronics Lab
  • El Eng 45XX and 55XX courses