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Electrical & Computer Engineering: Electrical Engineering

BS in Electrical & Comp Engr

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This highly ranked UA Engineering department tops the lists of many students looking to work on smart grids, autonomous systems, the Internet of Things, cybersecurity, big data, mobile health, cloud computing, and many other emerging technologies. Academics in UA electrical and computer engineering are student centered. Core classes incorporate discussion, one-on-one help, hands-on activities and team projects.

Major Details

College: College of Engineering
Admissions Requirements:

This major has additional admission criteria. Please see the College of Engineering website for more information.

Math Required:


    This strand involves skill and facility with calculus. The S-strand begins at one of two calculus options - MATH 124 (Calculus I with Applications) or MATH 125 (Calculus I). Students who successfully complete the S-strand may continue on to MATH 129 (Calculus II), MATH 223 (Vector Calculus), or beyond. Those who choose but are not ready to begin the S-strand will be required to take preparatory work.
Second Language Required:


  • This major doesn't have Language Requirements.
Fees: Yes
Pre-Major: No

Four-Year Plan

Archived plans are available on Degree Search 2011-2017 for many degree plans. These are sample plans. Please work with your academic advisor for more specific and up-to-date requirements.

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UA Course Requirements Units
1st Semester
Math 122A/B or Math 125 Calculus I with Applications 3
Chem 151 General Chemistry 1 or Chem 105A/106A 4
ENGL 101 or 107 or 109H: First-Year Composition 3
ENGR 102 Introduction to Engineering 3
Tier I General Education 3
2nd Semester
MATH 129 Calculus II 3
ECE 175 Computer Programming for Engineering Applications 3
PHYS 141 Introductory Mechanics or PHYS 161H 4
ENGL 102 or 108 or 109H First-Year Composition 3
Tier I General Education 3
3rd Semester
ECE 274A Digital Logic 4
ECE 275 Computer Programming for Engineering Applications II 3
MATH 223 Vector Calculus 4
PHYS 241 Introductory Electricity and Magnetism or PHYS 261H 4
Tier I General Education 3
4th Semester
ECE 220 Basic Circuits 5
PHYS 143 Introductory Optics and Thermodynamics or PHYS 142 or PHYS 162H 2
MATH 243 Discrete Mathematics in Computer Science or CSC 245 Intro to Discrete Structures 3
MATH 254 Intro to Ordinary Differential Equations 3
Tier II General Education 3
5th Semester
ECE 310 Applications of Engineering Mathematics 4
ECE 320A Circuit Theory 3
ECE 381A Introductory Electromagnetics 4
Technical Elective 3
ECE 311 Engineering Ethics 1
6th Semester
ECE 340A Introduction to Communications 3
ECE 351C Electronic Circuits 4
ECE 372A Microprocessor Organization 4
ECE 352 Device Electronics 3
Tier I General Education 3
7th Semester
ENGR 498A Cross-disciplinary Design 3
Electrical Engineering Course II 3
Technical Elective 3
Technical Elective 3
Technical Elective 3
8th Semester
ENGR 498B Cross-disciplinary Design 3
Technical Elective 3
Technical Elective 3
Technical Elective 3
Tier II General Education 3

AZ Transfer Pathways

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  • All posted Pathways (except for Bachelor of Applied Science Pathways) fulfill an AGEC and most also fulfill an Associate Degree
  • Following a Pathway does not guarantee admission to the UA nor admission to a college/major/program at the UA
  • Use Pathways in consultation with advisors from your community college and the UA
  • Pathways are subject to change at any time

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