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A program of study is the combination of units and research work required to enable you to qualify for a degree in Electrical Engineering. Check here for a complete list of course descriptions.

Students starting FS 2013 and after must receive a grade of C or better in all ECE per-requisite courses.

First Semester (16 hours)

  • Chem 1320 –¬†College Chemistry I¬† (4)
  • 2 Math 1500 – Analytical Geometry & Calculus (5)
  • Engr 1000 – Intro to Engineering (1)
  • 3 Constitution Elective, Social/Behavioral Science (3)
  • Economics Elective, Social/Behavioral Science (3)

Second Semester (17 hours)

  • 1 ECE 1210 – Intro to Logic Systems (3)
  • 2 CS 1050 – Algorithm Design and Programming I (3)
  • 2 English 1000 – Exposition and Argumentation (3)
  • 2 Math 1700 – Calculus II (5)
  • Humanities/Fine Arts Elective (3)

Third Semester (16 hours)

  • 1 ECE 2100 – Circuit Theory (4)
  • 1 ECE 3210 – Microprocessor Engineering (4)
  • 2 Math 2300 – Calculus III (3)
  • 2 Physics 2750 – University Physics I (5)

Fourth Semester (15 hours)

  • 1 ECE 3810 Circuit Theory II (4)
  • Math 4100 – Differential Equations (3)
  • Physics 2760 – University Physics II (5)
  • Humanities/Fine Arts Elective (3)

Fifth Semester (16 hours)

  • 1 ECE 3410 – Electronic Circuits and Signals I (4)
  • 1 ECE 3510 – Electromagnetic Fields (3)
  • ECE 3830 – Signals and Linear Systems (3)
  • 2 STAT 4710 – Intro to Mathematical Statistics (3)
  • Social/Behavioral Science Elective (3)

Sixth Semester (15 hours

  • ECE 3610 – Semiconductors and Devices (3)
  • ENG 1200 – Statics and Elementary Strength of Materials OR
  • ENG 2300 – Engineering Thermodynamics OR
  • IMSE 2710 – Engineering Economic Analysis (3)
  • 5 ECE or CS 3000+, or 2000+ Math, Physics, Biology, Chemistry, BioE, ChemE, Civil, IMSE, MAE (3)
  • 5 ECE or CS 3000+, or 2000+ Math, Physics, Biology, Chemistry, BioE, ChemE, Civil, IMSE, MAE (3)
  • Humanities/Fine Arts Elective (3)

Seventh Semester (15 hours)

  • 1 ECE 3110 – Electrical and Computer Engineering Projects (3)
  • 5 ECE or CS 3000+, or 2000+ Math, Physics, Biology, Chemistry, BioE, ChemE, Civil, IMSE, MAE (3)
  • 4 ECE 4000+ Tech Elective (3)
  • 4 ECE 4000+ Tech Elective (3)
  • Free Elective (3)

Eighth Semester (16 hours)

  • 2 ECE 4970 – Senior Capstone Design I (WI) (3)
  • ENG 1200 – Statistics and Elementary Strength of Materials, OR
  • ENG 2300 – Engineering Thermodynamics, OR
  • IMSE 2710 – Engineering Economic Analysis (3)
  • 5 ECE or CS 3000+, or 2000+ Math, Physics, Biology, Chemistry, BioE, ChemE, Civil, IMSE, MAE (3)
  • 4 ECE 4000+ Senior Lecture/Lab (4)
  • 4 ECE 4000+ Tech Elective (3)

Additional Requirements

  1. A grade of C or better must be earned in this ECE pre-requisite class.
  2. A grade of C- or better must be earned in this pre-requisite class.
  3. Constitution Elective to be fulfilled by: Hist. 1100, 1200, 1400, 2210, 2440, 4000, 4220, 4230, or Pol. Sc. 1100 or 2100
    • All engineering students must take 9 credit hours in each of 2 areas:
      • Social/Behavioral Science
      • Humanities/Fine Arts
    • One course must be upper level course (2000, 3000, 4000). One course in SBS must fulfill the Constitution requirement. There must be at least 2 departments represented in each of the 9 hour blocks. Engineering students may elect to fulfill the humanities and fine arts requirement by satisfying at least 12 hours of foreign language (achieving proficiency). The language option fulfills the upper level course requirements and exempts the student from having 2 departments represented in that block.
  4. ECE Tech Electives: at least 3 4000+ ECE courses: 1 4000+ lecture/lab course, at least one course fro each of at least 2 ECE focus areas.
  5. Flexible Tech Electives: any approved upper division (2000+) course in Math, Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Biological, Chemical, Civil, Industrial or Mechanical Engineering, or 3000+ in ECE or CS.
  • Students are required to take 2 writing intensive (WI) courses, with at least 1 course in the student’s major area. The second WI course may be taken inside or outside the major area. A grade of C- or better must be earned for a course to satisfy the WI requirement.
  • All courses taken on any of the four campuses in the University of Missouri system, including grades of “F” for courses subsequently passed, will be included in calculation of student MU GPA’s, with the exception of MU courses repeated, in accordance with the Course Repeat Policy for Undergraduates.
  • Engineering GPA is calculated using the highest grade earned in each course delivered by engineering college on any of the four UM campuses.