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Electrical Engineering, Bachelor of Science Degree

Requirements for a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering

In addition to core curriculum requirements, electrical engineering student take courses in engineering communication, math and science, and engineering science and design.

Students also complete technical elective requirements, typically during the senior year. Electives allow you to focus on topics that interest you, but all students must have at least one course from the following five elective areas:

  1. Communication
  2. Control
  3. Electronics
  4. Electromagnetics
  5. Power

Additionally, students can take electives in computers, although this is not required.

Areas of emphasis

If you choose to complete an area of emphasis in either biomedical engineering or renewable energy, you may have alternate technical elective requirements. See the Course Catalog for specific elective classes.

Capstone requirement

As seniors, all electrical engineering majors take two capstone classes where they apply knowledge gained during their degree program toward the design and creation of an industry-relevant electrical engineering project.

Credit for internships

Up to three units of internship credit may also be applied toward the degree.

Fundamentals of Engineering Exam

Students must also take the Fundamentals of Engineering Examination administered by the Nevada Board of Professional Engineers. The FE exam is generally taken during the spring of your senior year. Register for ENGR 490 in order to have the exam recorded on your transcript.

Recommended schedule

You can view the recommended sequence of courses for your emphasis on the course catalog. Please note that requirements and course offerings may change, and you should consult your advisor to ensure your course schedule meets your individual needs.

Searching the General Catalog

The University maintains all of its official academic information in the General Course Catalog. When visiting the General Course Catalog, users are recommended to use the search box in the upper-right area of the website. It is also helpful to narrow your search using the following options from the drop-down menu:

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