Electrical Engineering continues to be a growth area in the field of engineering due to rapidly changing technologies and expanding industrial needs. New Paltz's program is designed to meet these needs, both generally and within the Mid-Hudson Valley, specifically. Our goal is to provide students with a solid knowledge of math, science and engineering concepts and the ability to apply them to engineering problems. The flexibility of the engineering curriculum serves full- and part-time students, traditional and non-traditional students, and students new to engineering as well as those who have some experience in technical areas.

The Electrical Engineering curriculum consists of a modified General Education Requirement, foundation coursework in math and science, required core courses, and technical electives. Design is emphasized throughout the curriculum. The General Education component complements students' engineering education and encourages them to understand engineering roles in a broader context.

Electrical Engineering Curriculum - 126 credits

  • Students may not enroll in any engineering course unless all prerequisites have been met with a grade of C- or better.
  • Students are required to receive grades of C- or better in any course that is used to satisfy engineering major requirements. Courses taken on a Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory basis cannot be applied toward engineering major requirements.

Modified General Education requirement............................24 credits
ENG160 Composition I (3)
ENG180 Composition II (3)
ENG205 General Honors English I (3)
ENG206 General Honors English II (3)

plus one (1) course from each of the following six GEIII categories (18 credits):

United States Studies (USST)
World Civilizations & Cultures (WRLD)
Western Civilization (WEST)
Humanities (HUM)
Social Sciences (SSCI)
The Arts (ART)

Math/science foundation courses..........................30 credits
Mathematics (18 credits)
MAT251 Calculus I (4)
MAT252 Calculus II (4)
MAT353 Calculus III (4)
MAT359 Ordinary Differential Equations (3)
MAT362 Linear Algebra (3)

Sciences (12 credits)
CHE201 General Chemistry I (3) and CHE211 General Chemistry I Lab (1)
or BIO201 General Biology I (3) and BIO211 General Biology I Lab (1)
PHY201 General Physics I (3) and PHY211 Physics I Lab (1)
PHY202 General Physics II (3) and PHY212 General Physics II Lab (1)

Core Engineering courses.................................................60 credits
EGG101 Introduction to Engineering Science (3)
EGC251 C/C++ Programming (3)
EGC220 Digital Logic Fundamentals (3)
EGC221 Digital Logic Laboratory (1)
EGE200 Circuit Analysis (3)
EGE201 Circuits Laboratory (1)
EGE331 Computer Simulation (3)
EGE311 Signals & Systems (3)
EGE340 Applied Electromagnetics (3)
EGC331 Microprocessor System Design (3)
EGC332 Microprocessor Laboratory (1)
EGE320 Electronics I (3)
EGE322 Electronics I Laboratory (1)
EGG311 Engineering Statistics (3)
EGE350 Electric Energy Systems (3)
EGE351 Electric Energy Systems Laboratory (1)
EGE321 Electronics II (3)
EGE323 Electronics II Laboratory (1)
EGE416 Control Systems (3)
EGM211 Statics (3) or EGM331 Thermodynamics (3)
EGE412 Communication Systems (3)
EGG321 Technical Communication (3)
EGE408 Senior Design Project I1 (3)
EGE409 Senior Design Project II1 (3)

1 EGE408 Senior Design Project I (3) and EGE409 Senior Design Project II (3): Seniors must register for Senior Design Project during each of the last two semesters preceding their graduation. A single project under the direction of a single faculty member will be spread over two semesters and should provide a meaningful engineering design experience and draw on the student's cumulative technical background.

Electrical Engineering Technical Electives..............................12 credits
Twelve credits of technical electives are required, which must include at least one upper-division electrical (EGE), computer (EGC), and/or mechanical (EGM) engineering lecture course. Technical electives can also include certain upper-division computer science, physics, and math courses. Students must obtain the approval of their adviser prior to registering for the courses. Pre-approved engineering graduate courses can be used as undergraduate technical electives.