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  Oct 18, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering


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The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering offers Bachelors of Science degrees in Computer Engineering and Electrical Engineering. In addition, with an extra semester of study, students can receive a dual BS degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering.

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering offers a Master of Science degree for electrical engineers who desire advanced study. The department also offers a concentration in Electrical Engineering for students pursuing the interdepartmental Doctor of Philosophy degree in Engineering.

Details about the program and the program objectives are available on the departmental home page (http://www.eece.memphis.edu/).

Computer Engineering

The educational objectives of the Computer Engineering program are consistent with the mission of the University of Memphis. The program is designed to provide students with a satisfying, robust, and quality education in Computer Engineering, leading to professional employment and/or graduate level education.

The program educational objectives are that within a few years, graduates will have

  • secured employment in Electrical or Computer Engineering or related fields;
  • advanced their careers as measured by promotions, salaries, career satisfaction, positions of leadership, awards, recognitions, entrepreneurial activities, development of products or process, patents, and/or publications;
  • continued to learn new knowledge and to acquire new expertise as measured by post-graduate education, continuing education, and/or professional registration;
  • contributed to society and the profession as measured by professional service, community service, and/or public service.

In pursuit of these objectives, students enrolled in Computer Engineering are offered a curriculum designed to provide a thorough background and understanding of the theoretical and physical principles of computer hardware and software. The intent of the program is to produce graduates who can apply concepts and techniques of mathematics and physics to a variety of analysis and design applications in Computer Engineering. In addition, graduates are prepared to communicate their ideas succinctly and clearly in both oral and written presentations.

Graduates of Computer Engineering will have demonstrated:

  1. an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
  2. an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
  3. an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability
  4. an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
  5. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
  6. an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  7. an ability to communicate effectively
  8. the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
  9. a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
  10. a knowledge of contemporary issues
  11. an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

Laboratory facilities are available for a wide variety of instructional and research activities. Significant laboratory activity is required in the curriculum.

Career opportunities include positions in development and design, research, sales, management, manufacturing, and information systems. Some of the technical areas of opportunity are related to computer application, information systems and technology, mobile communications and devices, software development, and computer hardware design and development. An undergraduate student, with approval of the department chair, may select electives that satisfy the course entrance requirements for medical school.

HONORS PROGRAM: Students are eligible for the honors program in computer engineering if they have and maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.4 with at least junior standing and have received approval of the departmental honors committee. The honors program in Computer Engineering requires a minimum of 8 hours of honors courses in Computer Engineering and must include the completion of an honors thesis (EECE 4999 ). Those students who complete the program and the regular B.S.CP.E. requirements will be recognized at the commencement ceremony by having their degree conferred “With Honors in Computer Engineering.” Moreover, the student’s diploma and record at the University of Memphis will reflect this accomplishment. Details concerning this program and honors course offerings are available in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

ADMISSION: Students will be classified as pre-engineering or engineering based upon measures of preparedness for mathematics. See the Herff College of Engineering section of the catalog for more detail A student may declare the Electrical Engineering major if the student places into MATH 1910  Calculus 1, or upon earning a grade of at least “C-” in MATH 1720  , MATH 1730 ,  or ENGR 1010  .

Monitoring of a student’s progress will be performed by the Herff College of Engineering academic advisor. A student will not be forwarded to the academic department for advising until the student has met the conditions to declare the Biomedical Engineering major. Exceptions to these criteria are at the discretion of the department chair.

GRADUATION: The minimum requirements for the degree of Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering are given below. The student must satisfy university and college requirements. The student must obtain a minimum grade of “C” in all EECE courses and in ENGR 1010  , MATH 1910  ,MATH 1920  ,MATH 2120  , CHEM 1110 /CHEM 1111  ,COMP 2150 , COMP 2700  ,PHYS 2110 /PHYS 2111 , PHYS 2120 /PHYS 2121 , or any equivalents to these courses used to satisfy degree requirements. No transfer credit with a grade less than a minimum grade of “C” may be used to satisfy a requirement for the Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering. Waiver of departmental graduation requirements for exceptional circumstances will be granted only upon approval of both the department chair and the Dean of the College of Engineering (or designee).

Electrical Engineering

The educational objectives of the Electrical Engineering program are consistent with the mission of the University of Memphis. The program is designed to provide students with a satisfying, robust, and quality education in Electrical Engineering, leading to professional employment and/or graduate level education.

The program educational objectives are that within a few years, graduates will have

  • secured employment in Electrical or Computer Engineering or related fields;
  • advanced their careers as measured by promotions, salaries, career satisfaction, positions of leadership, awards, recognitions, entrepreneurial activities, development of products or process, patents, and/or publications;
  • continued to learn new knowledge and to acquire new expertise as measured by post-graduate education, continuing education, and/or professional registration;
  • contributed to society and the profession as measured by professional service, community service, and/or public service.

In pursuit of these objectives, students enrolled in Electrical Engineering are offered a curriculum designed to provide a thorough background and understanding of the theoretical and physical principles of electric and magnetic phenomena. The intent of the program is to produce graduates who can apply concepts and techniques of mathematics and physics to a variety of analysis and design applications in Electrical Engineering. In addition graduates are prepared to communicate their ideas succinctly and clearly in both oral and written presentations.

Graduates of Electrical Engineering will have demonstrated:

  1. an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
  2. an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
  3. an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability
  4. an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
  5. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
  6. an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  7. an ability to communicate effectively
  8. the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
  9. a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
  10. a knowledge of contemporary issues
  11. an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

Laboratory facilities are available for a wide variety of instructional and research activities. Significant laboratory activity is required in the curriculum.

Career opportunities include positions in development and design, research, sales, management, manufacturing, and construction. Some of the technical areas of opportunity are related to computer applications, communications systems, power generation and distribution systems, microwave and antenna systems, automatic control systems, and general instrumentation. An undergraduate student, with the approval of the department chairman, may select some electives that satisfy the course entrance requirements for medical school.

Honors Program: Students are eligible for the honors program in Electrical Engineering if they have and maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.4 with at least junior standing and have received approval of the departmental honors committee. The honors program in Electrical Engineering requires a minimum of 8 hours of honors courses in Electrical Engineering and must include the completion of an honors thesis (EECE 4999 ). Those students who complete the program and the regular B.S.E.E. requirements will be recognized at the commencement ceremony by having their degree conferred “With Honors in Electrical Engineering.” Moreover, the student’s diploma and record at the University of Memphis will reflect this accomplishment. Details concerning this program and honors course offerings are available in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

ADMISSION: Students will be classified as pre-engineering or engineering based upon measures of preparedness for mathematics. See the Herff College of Engineering section of the catalog for more detail A student may declare the Electrical Engineering major if the student places into MATH 1910  Calculus 1, or upon earning a grade of at least “C-” in MATH 1720  , MATH 1730  , or ENGR 1010 .

Monitoring of a student’s progress will be performed by the Herff College of Engineering academic advisor. A student will not be forwarded to the academic department for advising until the student has met the conditions to declare the Biomedical Engineering major. Exceptions to these criteria are at the discretion of the department chair.

GRADUATION: The minimum requirements for the degree of Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering are given below. The student must satisfy general university and college requirements. The student must obtain a minimum grade of “C” in all EECE courses and in ENGR 1010  ,MATH 1910 , MATH 1920 , MATH 2110 , MATH 2120  , CHEM 1110 /CHEM 1111  ,PHYS 2110 /PHYS 2111 , PHYS 2120 /PHYS 2121  ,COMP 1900 , or any equivalents to these courses used to satisfy degree requirements. No transfer credit with a grade less than “C” may be used to satisfy a requirement for the Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering. Waiver of departmental graduation requirements for exceptional circumstances will be granted only upon approval of both the department chair and the Dean of the College of Engineering or designee.

Second Major in Mathematical Sciences

With minimal additional course work, Electrical and Computer Engineering majors are eligible for a Second Major in Mathematical Sciences. See the catalog for Mathematical Sciences.

Programs

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