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Electrical Engineering

Saroj K. Biswas, Chair and Program Coordinator
Room 711, Engineering and Architecture Building

215-204-8403

saroj.biswas@temple.edu
www.temple.edu/engineering/index.html

www.temple.edu/engineering/ECE/index.html

 

Program Goals, Objectives & Design Integration

The objective of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Program is to prepare students for careers as practicing engineers in areas such as digital systems, embedded processor applications, digital communications, control systems, sensor networks, biomedical signal processing, microelectronics, computer security, and power networks. These careers are in applications, development, research, and design of electric and electronic systems and devices.  Electrical Engineers are involved in the design and development of telecommunications networks, cellular telephones, computer and other microprocessor-based devices, consumer electronics, control systems for space vehicles and robots, and in many aspects of the power and automotive industries.  

The department offers a concentration in Computer Engineering.  The objective of the computer engineering concentration is to prepare students for a career in the area of Computer Engineering as it relates to the design of integrated software/hardware systems with both high- and low-level computer systems programming and applications to electrical systems.  Computer engineers are responsible for the design, implementation, and application of computers and digital systems. The field covers hardware, software, and the interaction between them.  The Computer Engineering concentration integrates courses on computer science fundamentals from the Department of Computer and Information Sciences of Temple University into the curriculum.   

The department also offers a concentration in Bioelectrical Engineering.  The objective of the Bioelectrical Engineering concentration is to prepare students for careers in the emerging areas of biomedical signal and image processing, assistive devices for the impaired, and bioelectronics.  The Bioelectrical Engineering concentration utilizes courses in Biology, and Mammalian Anatomy and Physiology from the Department of Biology at Temple University as part of the curriculum.

The curriculum in Electrical and Computer Engineering is accredited by the Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology (ABET).  The curriculum features required courses in Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics, General Education, and the fundamentals of Electrical and Computer Engineering.  The ABET minimum requirement for graduation is 124 semester hours, and students must satisfy the minimum requirement in each category as shown below.  "Approved Elective" courses include elective Electrical Engineering courses, and a selection of math, science, Engineering, and Computer Science courses as approved by the department chair. Students should consult the department chair or their academic advisor for any questions concerning the credit distribution.

 

University Requirements

All students are required to complete a set of university requirements: General Education (GenEd) or Core.

New freshmen starting in the 2008-2009 academic year are required to complete the GenEd curriculum.

New transfer students starting in the 2008-2009 academic year are required to complete the Core curriculum. Transfer students are advised by the department chair with regard to their transfer credit for courses in their major taken elsewhere, as well as with regard to courses needed to fulfill the Core curriculum requirements. Students should contact the department chair for an appointment and advisement.

All Temple students must take a minimum of two writing-intensive courses as part of the major. The specific writing-intensive courses required for this major are listed below and are identified by "WI" in the RCI column.

 

Curriculum

Electrical Engineering:

Curriculum Courses/labs Credits
(Typical) (Minimum)
Mathematics 6 20
Basic Sciences 3 12
General Education 8 25
Engineering 20 64
Free Elective 1 3
Minimum requirement   124 s.h.

Computer Engineering Concentration:

Curriculum Courses/Labs Credits
(Typical) (Minimum)
Mathematics 6 20
Basic Sciences 3 12
General Education 8 25
Engineering and Computer Science 20 64
Free Elective 1 3
Minimum requirement   124 s.h.

Bioelectrical Engineering Concentration:

Curriculum Courses/labs Credits
(Typical) (Minimum)
Mathematics 6 20
Basic Sciences and Biology 6 20
General Education 8 25
Engineering 18 56
Free Elective 1 3
Minimum requirement   124 s.h.

 

Foundation Science & Mathematics Courses in Electrical Engineering

Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Math (Calculus Sequence) 1041
1042
2043
3041
Calculus I
Calculus II
Calculus III
Differential Equations I
4
4
4
3
QB
Electrical Engineering 3522 Stochastic Processes in Signals & Systems 3  
Engineering 2011 Engineering Analysis & Applications 3  
Physics 1061
1062
Elementary Classical Physics I
Elementary Classical Physics II
4
4
SA
SB
Chemistry
    or
Biology
1031/1033

1011
General Chemistry I & Lab
     or
General Biology I
4

4
SA

SA
Subtotal     33  

 

Foundation Science & Mathematics Courses in the Computer Engineering Concentration

Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Math (Calculus Sequence) 1041
1042
2043
3041
Calculus I
Calculus II
Calculus III
Differential Equations I
4
4
4
3
QB
Electrical Engineering 3522 Stochastic Processes, Signals & Systems 3  
Engineering 2011 Engineering Analysis & Applications 3  
Physics 1061
1062
Elementary Classical Physics I
Elementary Classical Physics II
4
4
SA
SB
Chemistry
     or
Biology
1031/1033

1011
General Chemistry I & Lab
     or
General Biology I
4

4
SA

SA
Subtotal     33  

 

Foundation Science & Math Courses in the Bioelectrical Engineering Concentration

Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Math (Calculus Sequence) 1041
1042
2043
3041
Calculus I
Calculus II
Calculus III
Differential Equations I
4
4
4
3
QB
Electrical Engineering 3522 Stochastic Processes, Signals & Systems 3  
Engineering 2011 Engineering Analysis & Applications 3  
Physics 1061
1062
Elementary Classical Physics I
Elementary Classical Physics II
4
4
SA
SB
Biology 1011
1012
General Biology I
General Biology II
4
4
SA
SB
Subtotal     37  

 

Required General Education Courses (25 s.h.) for New Freshman Students admitted during 2008-2009 Academic Year

Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
English 0802, 0812 or 0902 Analytical Reading & Writing 4 GW
IH 0851 or 0951 Mosaic: Humanities Seminar I 3 GY
IH 0852 or 0952 Mosaic: Humanities Seminar II 3 GZ
GenEd 08xx U.S. Society 3 GU
GenEd 08xx World Society 3 GG
GenEd 08xx Human Behavior 3 GB
GenEd 08xx The Arts 3 GA
GenEd 08xx Race & Diversity 3 GD
Subtotal     25  

 

Required Courses: Electrical Engineering  (64 s.h. minimum)

Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Electrical Engineering 2312
2313
2322
2323
Electrical Engineering Science I
Engineering Science I Lab
Electrical Engineering Science II
Electrical Engineering Science II Lab
3
1
3
1
 
  2612
2613
Digital Circuit Design
Digital Circuit Design Lab
3
1
 
  3512
3712
Signals: Continuous & Discrete
Intro. to Electromagnetic Fields & Waves
4
3
 
  3522
3612
3613
Stochastic Processes, Signals & Systems
Microprocessor Systems
Microprocessor Systems Lab
3
3
1
 
  3312
3313
Electrical Devices & Circuits
Electrical Devices & Circuits Lab
3
1
 
  3412
4413
3196*
4512
4513
Classical Control Systems
Modern Control Theory Lab
Technical Communications
Analog & Digital Communications
Analog & Digital Communications Lab
3
1
3
3
1


WI
Engineering 1101
2335
Introduction to Engineering & Eng. Tech.
Mechanics I
2
3
 
  4169 Engineering Seminar 1  
  4196
4296
Senior Design Project I
Senior Design Project II
1
3
WI
WI
C+IN SC
     or
Engineering
1057

1117
Computer Programming in C
     or
Engineering Graphics
3 QB
Electives   (can be either 3 or 4 s.h. courses) 10 (minimum)  
         
Total Hours for Electrical Engineering Major: 124 (minimum)

* Pending approval

Required Courses: Computer Engineering Concentration (64 s.h. minimum)

Total credit hours for Computer Engineering concentration is 124. Other required courses for this concentration include Mathematics and Science, and General Education (for new freshmen) or Core (for new transfer students).

Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Electrical
Engineering
2312
2313
2322
2323
Electrical Engineering Science I
Electrical Engineering Science I Lab
Electrical Engineering Science II
Electrical Engineering Science II Lab
3
1
3
1
 
  2612
2613
Digital Circuit Design
Digital Circuit Design Lab
3
1
 
  3512
3522
Signal: Continuous & Discrete
Stochastic Processes, Signals & Systems
4
3
 
  3612
3613
3196*
Microprocessor Systems
Microprocessor Systems Laboratory
Technical Communications
3
1
3


WI
  3622
3623
4512
4513
Embedded System Design
Embedded System Design Lab
Analog & Digital Communications
Analog & Digital Communications Lab
3
1
3
1
 
  4612 Advanced Microprocessor Systems 3  
Engineering 1101
4169
4196
4296
Introduction to Engineering & Eng. Tech.
Engineering Seminar
Senior Design Project I
Senior Design Project II
2
1
1
3


WI
WI
C+IN SC
1166
1068
2168
Math Concepts in Computing I
Program Design & Abstraction
Data Structures
4
4
4
 
C+IN SC
     or
Engineering
1057

1117
Computer Programming in C
    or
Engineering Graphics
3 QB
Electives   (can be either 3 or 4 s.h. courses) 5 (minimum)  
         
Total Hours for Computer Engineering Concentration: 124 (minimum)

* Pending approval

 

Required Courses: Bioelectrical Engineering Concentration (64 s.h. minimum):

Total credit hours for Bioelectrical Engineering Concentration is 124. Other required courses for this concentration include Mathematics and Science, and General Education (for new freshmen) or Core (for new transfer students).

 

Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Electrical
Engineering
2312
2313
2322
2323
Electrical Engineering Science I
Electrical Engineering Science I Lab
Electrical Engineering Science II
Electrical Engineering Science II Lab
3
1
3
1
 
  2612
2613
Digital Circuit Design
Digital Circuit Design Lab
3
1
 
  3512
3522
3712
Signal: Continuous & Discrete
Stochastic Processes, Signals & Systems
Intro. to Electromagnetic Fields & Waves
4
3
3
 
  3612
3613
3196*
Microprocessor Systems
Microprocessor Systems Laboratory
Technical Communications
3
1
3


WI
  3622
3623
4512
4513
Embedded System Design
Embedded System Design Lab
Analog & Digital Communications
Analog & Digital Communications Lab
3
1
3
1
 
  3412
4413
4522
Classical Control Systems
Modern Control Theory Lab (optional)
Digital Signal Processing
3

3
 
Engineering 1101
3725
4169
4196
4296
Introduction to Engineering & Eng. Tech.
Cell Biology for Engineers
Engineering Seminar
Senior Design Project I
Senior Design Project II
2
3
1
1
3



WI
WI
Biology 1011
1012
General Biology I
General Biology II
4
4
SA
SB
C+IN SC 1057 Computer Programming in C 3 QB
         
Total Hours for Bioelectrical Engineering Concentration: 124 (minimum)

* Pending approval

 

Additional Courses in Electrical & Computer Engineering

With the approval of the department chair, students could take selected courses from another concentration area within the department, which are counted as approved electives.  The following courses also serve as approved electives for all students.

Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Electrical Engineering 4312
4542
Microelectronics
Telecommunications Engineering
3
3
 
  4422
4322
Digital Control Systems
VLSI Systems Design
3
3
 
  3732
4712
Electromechanical Energy Systems
Modern Power Engineering & Electronics
3
3
 
  3722 EM Wave Propagation 3  
Engineering 4116 Spacecraft Systems Engineering 3  
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