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

B S in Electrical Engineering

Accreditation information about the program .


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.

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.


Students satisfying the requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering may also satisfy requirements for a minor offered by a department in one of the other colleges. Requirements for minors are specified by the appropriate college and department. Students should submit application for the minor to the appropriate department chair. Candidates for graduation who satisfy requirements for a minor should file the approved application with the intent-to-graduate cards.

University General Education Program (36 hours)

See Graduation from the University  for University General Education Program requirements. Note the following requirements are specified for this program:



Social/Behavioral Sciences


Waived for B S in Electrical Engineering students who have completed one unit of American history in high school.

College and Degree Requirements (21 hours)

Mathematics (14 hours)

Natural Science (4 hours)

Collateral Course (3 hours)

The Major (65 hours)

Electives (12 hours)

Three (3) hours of Electrical Engineering electives must be chosen from the list below. The other 6 hours are chosen from upper division EECE courses.

Electrical Engineering Electives (3 hours)

3 hours of Electrical Engineering electives must be chosen from:

Technical Electives (3 hours)

These electives may be chosen from upper-division courses in engineering, mathematics, physics, or computer science. Approval of department chair or designee is required for all technical electives.


Students may use elective hours to broaden their base of knowledge or for one of the concentrations below. A minimum of 9 semester hours is required for a concentration. EECE electives and technical may be used to complete a concentration.

Intelligent Systems Engineering

The new concentration requires a student to take any three (3) of the following six (6) EECE courses:

Additional Note

With approval, Project II, EECE 4992  can be taken for 3 semester hours credit in any of the areas of concentration.

Typical 4-Year Electrical Engineering Sequence

Freshman Year

Academic Year Total 29 hrs

Sophomore Year

Academic Year Total 32 hrs

Academic Year Total 30 hrs

Senior Year

Academic Year Total 31 hrs

Total Hours Required for Graduation: 122

*Must satisfy University General Education Program Requirement

** Courses offered only online or both online and on-ground

Accelerated BS/MS Program

The Accelerated Bachelor’s to Master’s (ABM) program in Electrical allows outstanding undergraduates to begin the coursework for the Master of Science (M S) in Electrical  Engineering during their undergraduate studies. Students are encouraged to begin planning to enter the ABM program early in their undergraduate career, in consultation with their academic advisor. 

To be eligible, students must have a minimum 3.25 grade point average and must have completed at least 75 credit hours of undergraduate coursework towards the B S in Electrical Engineering. To apply, students must (1) complete an interview with the undergraduate academic coordinator, (2) request a letter of sponsorship from a program faculty member, and (3) submit a statement of interest to the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Qualified students will be admitted to the ABM program when they have no more than 34 credit hours remaining to complete the B S in Electrical Engineering.

Undergraduate students who are selected into the program must maintain a minimum cumulative 3.25 GPA each semester until completion of the B S in Electrical Engineering.  ABM undergraduates must also apply to the Graduate School for the ABM program, which allows them to take graduate courses as an undergraduate student. Working with the undergraduate and graduate academic coordinators, ABM undergraduates may register for and substitute graduate level courses for undergraduate electives or take and substitute graduate versions of required undergraduate courses. However, any graduate coursework will not apply to undergraduate GPA.

To continue in the program past the B S in Electrical Engineering, students must apply for full admission into the M S program of The University of Memphis Graduate Program in Electrical Engineering. Students that are eligible for the ABM program will have the GRE requirement waived.