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2009-2010 Downtown Campus Catalog 
    
2009-2010 Downtown Campus Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Electrical Engineering BS


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Undergraduate Program Objectives

Objectives of the bachelor of science in electrical engineering are to develop graduates:

  • who are immediately productive engineers and can advance their careers on different professional tracks in the engineering industry
  • who can pursue graduate education in engineering or other fields such as business, medicine and law

These objectives are consistent with the mission of the University of Colorado Denver, congruent with the goals of the College of Engineering and Applied Science and reflective of the mission of the Department of Electrical Engineering.

Typical Curriculum for BS (Electrical Engineering)


Freshman Year


Total: 16 Hours

Second Semester


Total: 16 Hours

Sophomore Year


Total: 18 Hours

Second Semester


Total: 13 Hours

Junior Year


First Semester


Total: 16 Hours

Second Semester


Total: 17 Hours

Senior Year


First Semester


  • Semester Hours: 3
  • Professional Elective (see note 3) (3 semester hours)

  • Engineering Science Elective (see note 4) (3 semester hours)

  • E E Specialty and Laboratory (see note 5) (4 semester hours)

  • E E Specialty Course (3 semester hours)

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Total: 16 Hours

Second Semester


  • Semester Hours: 3 (see note 3)
  • Professional Elective (see note 4) (3 semester hours)

  • E E Specialty and Laboratory (see note 6) (4 semester hours)

  • E E Specialty (see note 6) (3 semester hours)

  • Core Curriculum Elective (see note 1) (3 semester hours)

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Total: 16 Hours

Program Total: 128 Hours


The particular curriculum to be satisfied by each student is the one published in the catalog current at the time of his/her 30-hour senior checkout. A graduation agreement should be requested by each student after completing registration for his/her last semester. Additional information is contained in the “E E Advisement Guide.” Students should also refer to the section in this catalog on “Academic Policies of theCollege of Engineering and Applied Science .”

  1. Common core requirements of the College of Engineering and Applied Science are outlined in the section titled “Undergraduate Core Curriculum in Engineering ” in this catalog or in the “E E Advisement Guide.” 
  2. All electrical engineering students must satisfactorily complete E E 4309, Senior Design Project I, and E E 4319, Senior Design Project II, in consecutive semesters.
  3. Professional electives may be selected from an approved list of upper-division or graduate-level courses or cooperative education. The electrical engineering advisor must be consulted prior to the selection of these electives.
  4. The engineering science elective may be satisfied by taking ENGR 3012, Thermodynamics.
  5. Seventeen semester hours of electrical engineering elective and specialty courses in association with the laboratories are required.

Laboratory Requirements


Students are required to take at least two laboratories out of the following six groups.Theory components are either prerequisites or corequisites to the laboratory components.The theory component (without the laboratory) may be taken as a specialty course.

Other courses available (without any laboratory component) as electrical engineering specialty courses include the following:


Computer Engineering Option


Students can add a computer engineering emphasis to their electrical engineering degree program by making the following changes in the curriculum described above:

Junior Year


First Semester

Substitute E E 3651, Digital Hardware Design, for E E 3817, Engineering Probability and Statistics.

Second Semester

Substitute E E 3817, Engineering Probability and Statistics, E E 3701, Computer Architecture and RTOS (real time operating system), for E E 3651, Digital Hardware Design, E E 3724, Power Laboratory, and a humanities and social sciences course.

Senior Year


First Semester

Choose E E 4501, Microprocessor-based Design, and E E 4521, Microprocessor Laboratory, as one electrical engineering specialty and laboratory selection.

Second Semester

Choose E E 4511, Hardware-Software Interface Design, E E 4561, Hardware-Software Laboratory, and a humanities and social sciences elective as professional elective and electrical engineering specialty and laboratory selections.

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