Undergraduate Programs in Electrical Engineering
A distinguishing feature of the EE program at CSM is a focus on the area of energy and power systems along with the area of information and systems sciences, which includes embedded processors, signal processing and control systems. Graduates from our program find employment in the power industry, engineering consulting firms, renewable energy companies, aerospace and communications firms, as well as a wide variety of companies that rely on embedded intelligence to manage data and systems. Another popular choice of our students after graduation is graduate school, where an advanced degree will open up opportunities in corporate and government research labs or academia, and the opportunity to become technological leaders.
Students in the Electrical Engineering program complete a set of core courses that include mathematics, basic sciences, and engineering sciences during their first two years. Course work in mathematics is an essential part of the curriculum, which gives engineering students essential tools for modeling, analyzing, and predicting physical phenomena. The basic sciences are represented by physics and chemistry, which provide an appropriate foundation in the physical sciences. Engineering sciences build upon the basic sciences and are focused on applications.
The first two years also includes Engineering design course work within the Engineering Practice Introductory Course (EPICS I). This experience teaches design methodology and stresses the creative and synthesis aspects of the engineering profession. Finally, the first two years includes systems-oriented courses with humanities and social sciences content; these courses explore the linkages within the environment, human society, and engineered devices.
In the final two years, students complete an advanced core that includes circuit analysis, electronics, electromagnetic fields and waves, and digital systems. Because of our program focus, the core curriculum also includes courses in signal processing, embedded microprocessor systems design, machines and power systems, and control systems. Students can also take specialized electives that further develop their expertise in one of these focus areas, or in other areas such as robotics, biomedical engineering, and computing.
In their final year, students complete a capstone design course that is focused on an in-depth engineering project. The projects are generated by customer demand, and include experiential verification to ensure a realistic design experience.
The BSEE degree is fully accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology ( ABET). The accreditation status for the BSEE and all other CSM programs can be found on the CSM accreditation page.
Program Educational Objectives and Student Outcomes
The Electrical Engineering program contributes to the educational objectives described in the CSM Graduate Profile. In addition, the Electrical Engineering Program at CSM has established specific Program Educational Objectives and Student Outcomes, which are the same as the Student Outcomes required for EAC/ABET accreditation.
The Engineering core consists of the following 4 courses:
|EGGN-450||Multidiscplinary EG Lab III|
|EGGN-491||Senior Design I|
|EGGN-492||Senior Design II|
|EGGN-XXX||Statics or Thermo|
Electrical Engineering Core
The Electrical Engineering core consists of the following 11 courses:
|EENG-307||Introduction to Feedback Control Systems|
|EENG-310||Information systems science|
|EENG-311||Information Systems Science II|
|EENG-334||Engineering Field Session, Electrical|
|EENG-382||Engineering Circuit Analysis|
|EENG-383||Microcomputer Architecture & Interfacing|
|EENG-385||Electronic Devices & Circuits|
|EENG-386||Fundamentals of Engineering Electromagnetics|
|EENG-389||Fundamentals of Electric Machinery|
Electrical Engineering Electives
In addition to the core courses listed above, students must take at least 9 credit hours of elective electrical engineering courses, selected from the following list:
|CEEN-405||Numerical Methods for Engineers|
|CSCI-410||Elements of Computing Systems|
|CSCI-440||Parallel Comp for Scientists and Engineers|
|EENG-411||Digital Signal Processing|
|EENG-413||Analog & Digital Communication Systems|
|EENG-417||Modern Control Design|
|EENG-425||Introduction to Antennas|
|EENG-470||Intro to High Power Electronics|
|EENG-472||Practical Design of Small Renewable Energy Systems|
|EENG-480||Power Systems Analysis|
|EENG-481||Analysis & Design of Adv Energy Sys|
|EENG-489||Computational Methods in Energy Systems and Power|
|MATH-334||Introduction to Probability|
|MATH-335||Intro to Mathematical Statistics|
|MATH-455||Partial Differential Equations|
|MEGN-330||Introduction to Biomechanical Engineering|
|MEGN-441||Introduction to Robotics|
|PHGN-300||Modern Physics I|
|PHGN-320||Modern Physics II: Basics of Quantum Mechanics|
|PHGN-412||Introduction to Mathematical Physics|
|PHGN-435||Interdisciplinary Microelectronics Processing Labo|
|PHGN-440||Solid State Physics|
|PHGN-441||Solid State Physics Applications & Phenomena|
|PHGN-462||Electromagnetic Waves & Optical Physics|
Additional EENG or CSCI 400 level and graduate level classes taught in the EECS department can be considered as tech electives. Talk to your advisor for further guidance. 300 level or higher courses from other departments can be approved by the Department Head.
Also in addition to the core course requirements, students must also earn an additional 9 hours of free electives. Unlike the Electrical Engineering Electives, the free elective hours are not restricted to courses within the department but rather may be use for minors or majors with other departments or simply to take classes that you find interesting.
The requirements for your major may be dependent upon the year you enter Colorado School of Mines and are reflected in the corresponding bulletin. Sample flowcharts indicating a generic schedule for an Electrical Engineering major's four year career are available. However, the information represented in the sample flowcharts are recommendations. For specific course requirements, please refer to the appropriate bulletin. The current bulletin as well as past bulletins are available through the Registrar's site.
Minors, ASIs and double majors
If you plan to obtain two BS degrees, be sure to review the Multiple Degrees section of http://bulletin.mines.edu/undergraduate/undergraduateinformation/undergraduatedegreerequirements/
If you plan to obtain a minor or ASI from another department, you should review these general requirements: http://bulletin.mines.edu/undergraduate/undergraduateinformation/minorasi/