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Electrical Engineering

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Electrical Engineering (123 Credits)

Students may certify in the Electrical Engineering degree program in either the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (Bremerton, Everett, and Pullman), or in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (Tri-Cities). Certification requirements are the same on all campuses, but the application process may vary. Students should consult with an advisor at their campus of residence regarding procedure details, including timing, to apply for certification.

Students may apply for certification into the Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering degree program after completion of the following courses with a grade of C or better and a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher: CPT S 121 or 131; E E 214; MATH 171, 172, 220, 273; PHYSICS 201.

Certification Guarantee: Certification Guarantee: Students who complete the required certification courses with an average GPA of at least 3.2, who have an overall GPA of at least 3.2 in the completed courses required in the major, and who have not repeated any required courses, are guaranteed certification.

No courses listed in this schedule of study may be taken on a pass/fail basis. With the exception of E E 488, E E 499, and ENGR 489, all listed E E and CPT S courses, required electives, and prerequisites to these courses must be completed with a grade of C or better. Students should also consult with an advisor regarding allowed course substitutions to the schedule of studies listed below.
First Year
First TermCredits
CHEM 105 [PSCI]4
ENGR 1202
MATH 171 [QUAN]4
Second TermCredits
CPT S 121 or 1314
MATH 1724
MATH 2202
Second Year
First TermCredits
CPT S 122 or 1324
E E 214 4
MATH 2732
Second TermCredits
Arts [ARTS]3
E E 2344
E E 2613
E E 2621
ECONS 101 [SSCI] or 102 [SSCI]3
MATH 3153
Complete Writing Portfolio
Third Year
First TermCredits
E E 3113
E E 3213
E E 3313
E E 352 [M]3
Engineering Science Elective 13
Second TermCredits
E E 3023
E E 3413
E E 361 3
STAT 3603
Track Elective2,33
Fourth Year
First TermCredits
Diversity [DIVR]3
E E 4152
Engineering Science Elective 13
Track Electives2,36
Second TermCredits
300-400-level Track Electives2,36
Biological Sciences [BSCI]3 or 4
E E 416 [CAPS] [M]3
Humanities [HUM]3
Complete E E Exit Interview and Survey

1Engineering Science Electives (6 credits): Choose from CE 211, ME 212, 301, MSE 302.
2Track Electives: Students follow one of five tracks for an emphasis in their degree program. A total of 15 credits are required for each track. Any electives within a track must be chosen from the list of approved technical electives in footnote 3. Power Track: required: E E 362 [M], 491, at least 6 credits from E E 486, 489, 492, 493, 494, and remaining credits from list of approved technical electives; Microelectronics Track: required: E E 351, 476, 496, and at least two from E E 431, 434, 464, 466, 488, 489, 499, with a maximum of 3 credits from 488 and 499 combined; Systems Track: required: E E 464, 489, at least one from E E 432, 451, and one from E E 351, 431, 432, 451, 470, and remaining credits from list of approved technical electives; General Track: at least one from E E 324 [M], 351, 362 [M], 489, and remaining credits from list of approved technical electives with a minimum of nine credits 400-level E E courses; or Computer Engineering Track: required: E E 434, 466, at least one from E E 324 [M], 334, 431, 476, CPT S 360, and remaining credits from list of approved technical electives with a minimum of three credits 400-level E E courses.
3Technical Electives approved for Power Track, Systems Track, General Track (minimum 9 credits 400-level E E courses), and Computer Engineering Track (minimum 3 credits 400-level E E courses) include: ASTRONOM 435, CE 463, CHEM 331, 333, 345, MATH 320 [M], 325, 340, 364, 401 [M], 402 [M], 415, 420, 421 [M], 440, 441, 448, 453, 464, 466, ME 304, 401, MSE 402, 403, PHYSICS 303, 304, 320, 443, 450, and 463, or any 300-400-level CPT S or E E course not used to fulfill other requirements.

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