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UofM 2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
UofM 2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering


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

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

Details about the department, including enrollment and graduation data, can be accessed through the department’s website (http://www.eece.memphis.edu/).

Computer Engineering

The Computer Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, https://www.abet.org.

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 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 the following student outcomes:

  1. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
  2. an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors
  3. an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  4. an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts
  5. an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives
  6. an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
  7. an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

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 in Computer Engineering 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.

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  , a natural science elective,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 Electrical Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, https://www.abet.org.

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 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 the following student outcomes:

  1. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
  2. an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors
  3. an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  4. an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts
  5. an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives
  6. an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
  7. an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

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 chair, 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 in Electrical Engineering 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.

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 , a natural science elective, 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

    MajorAccelerated Bachelor/Masters

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