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The Thomas J. Watson School of Engineering and Applied Science

EE Course Guidesheet 2017-18

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These suggested course tracks are based on undergraduate requirements from the class entering in the 2017-18 academic year. These are only suggestions, refer to the University Bulletin for the official requirements for each major.

For archived requirements refer to the University Bulletin. Select desired year in the bottom left-hand corner under, "Bulletin Archive" and then the area of study.

For more information on graduate-level requirements go here.

Take note of Pre- or Co-requisites

  • Field of study description, ABET Accreditation

    Electrical Engineering, one of the broadest engineering disciplines, is the branch of engineering that focuses on designing components and systems that utilize electrons and photons. Electrical engineers design wireless and fiber optic telecommunication systems. Both large corporations and small companies hire electrical engineer graduates.

    The Watson School’s BSEE program, is accredited by The Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,, the recognized accreditor for college and university programs in applied science, computing, engineering and technology. Our program covers all areas of electrical engineering and provides a balance between theory and practical application. It prepares graduates for a dynamic career in electrical engineering by providing them with the skills and knowledge for success. The faculty in our department are dedicated to providing the environment and opportunities students need.

    Our curriculum is excellent preparation for graduate studies. For qualified undergraduates, we offer an accelerated five-year program that leads to both a BS and an MS degree in electrical engineering or a BS in electrical engineering and a master of business administration.

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Year 1

Engineering Design Division - The freshman year is common to all engineering majors


General Education Elective (G, P, A, N, H) 

Body/Wellness (Y, S, B) 


General Education Elective (G, P, A, N, H) 

Body/Wellness (Y, S, B) 

Year 2 

Final three years of Electrical Engineering Major 




Year 3 



Professional Elective I (More Below)

Year 4 


Technical Elective I (More Below)

General Education Elective (G, P, A, N, H) 

General Education Elective (G, P, A, N, H) 


Technical Elective II (More Below)

Professional Elective II (More Below)

General Education Elective (G, P, A, N, H)

Technical & Professional Electives 

Any course not listed as Professional Elective would need signed approval from a Faculty Advisor on a Audit Exception Form – available from Watson School Advising Office. 

For the EE curriculum, a total of two (2) technical electives and two (2) professional electives are required. For the CoE curriculum, a total of two (2) technical electives and one (1) professional elective are required. This section gives guidance on approved technical and professional electives. Students may also obtain permission to take other electives from their advisor, provided a strong case is made. 

Fall 2016 

*Pre-Approved Technical Electives for EE Majors 

EECE 400 – 486 

Non-required core courses: 

EECE 351: Digital Systems Design 

EECE 352: Computer Architecture 

EECE 359: Computer Communications and Networking 

*Pre-Approved Professional Electives for EE and CoE Majors 

ACCT 321 – 475 

ASTR 321 – 475 

BCHM 321 – 475 

BIOL 321 – 475 

BME 300 - 499 

CHEM 231 – 499 

CS 300 – 390, 400 – 472 

ECON 321 – 475 

EECE 323 – 377 (EE only), 400 – 486, 491, 496 

GEOG 321 – 475 

GEOL 321 – 475 

ISE 211, 231, 300 – 486 

MATH 300 – 386, 400 – 489 (except Math 327 & 447) 

ME 211, 273, 274, 300 – 494 

MGMT 321 – 475 

PHYS 323 – 342, 411 – 474

Last Updated: 1/19/18