Students completing the BS in Electrical Engineering have the option of selecting a dual major by taking an additional year of coursework. The EERE department currently offers dual majors in Robotics, Autonomous Systems, and Control Engineering, Optical Engineering, and Systems Engineering and Technical Management. Students completing a BSEE degree with a dual major will receive a single BS degree in EE with both majors listed on their diploma and transcript. The degree is issued upon completion of the requirements for each major (some courses may be used to meet the requirements for both majors). The requirements for each dual major are listed under the corresponding sections of the catalog.
BSEE + MSE Program (4+1 or Concurrent)
Students enrolled in the BSEE program and showing a record of academic excellence have the option of completing this accelerated program and earn both the BSEE and MS Engineering degrees following a five-year course of study. Students with a minimum 3.0 GPA may apply to the accelerated BSEE + MSE program in their junior year, start taking graduate courses in their senior year, and complete the MSE degree requirements during their fifth (graduate) year. Post-baccalaureate students interested in the MS Engineering program who do not have undergraduate degrees in engineering may also consider this accelerated program. Coursework from a first bachelor's degree can often be used to meet a number of BSEE degree requirements, allowing students to focus on the upper-division technical courses that will prepare them for master's-level engineering work. 'The MS Engineering is a flexible master's degree. Depending on their interest and career goals students can choose a multidisciplinary MSE, a specialized MSE, or a more classical MSE program such as the MSE in Electrical Engineering. For more information about the MSE and the accelerated BSEE + MSE Program, visit:
Concurrent Degree in Electrical Engineering and Renewable Energy Engineering
Interested and motivated students can choose to earn two Bachelor of Science degrees concurrently: a BS in Electrical Engineering and BS in Renewable Energy Engineering. The purpose of this dual degree is to provide the top students with a challenging academic program that prepares them for career opportunities in the electronics, electrical engineering, power, and energy industries. Students receive a BS degree in a classical engineering discipline (Electrical Engineering), as well as an emerging high growth discipline (Renewable Energy Engineering). This dual degree program takes approximately an additional year beyond the BSEE degree program (or 4.5 years total by taking courses in Summer term). To obtain both degrees BSEE and BSREE students must complete all of the courses required for the BSEE degree and the following BSREE courses. Consult with a faculty advisor for details.
|CHE 202/205||General Chemistry*||4|
|CHE 260||Electrochemistry for RE||4|
|EE 419||Power Electronics*||4|
|ENGR 211||Engineering Mechanics: Statics||4|
|HIST 356 or
|History of Energy*
History of the Electric Grid
|MECH 318||Fluid Mechanics||4|
|MECH 323||Heat Transfer I||3|
|REE 243||Electrical Power*||4|
|REE 253||Electromechanical Energy Conversion||3|
|REE 33X||REE Elective||3|
|REE 3XX||REE Elective||3|
|REE 412||Photovoltaic Systems*||3|
|REE 413||Electrical Power Converter Sys.||3|
|REE 463||Energy System Instrumentation||3|
|REE 4XX||REE Elective||3|
*Can be used to meet BSEE degree requirements. Students must complete a minimum of 36 credit hours in addition to the BSEE degree requirements in order to get a second degree.