Undergraduate Catalog

Engineering: Electrical Engineering Major

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 - 102 credits

  • Engineering students follow a modified, 22-credit General Education requirement, as noted below. A total of 124 credits is required to complete the Bachelor's degree.
  • 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
........................22 credits
ENG170 Writing & Rhetoric (4) or ENG206 Advanced Writing & Rhetoric (4) - Prerequisite: ENG160 (3) or English Placement Level 5

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

United States Studies
World Civilizations & Cultures
Western Civilization
Social Sciences
The Arts

Math/science foundation courses.................................33 credits
Mathematics (21 credits)
MAT251 Calculus I (4)
MAT252 Calculus II (4)
MAT353 Calculus III (4)
MAT359 Ordinary Differential Equations (3)
MAT362 Linear Algebra (3)
MAT380 Applied Probability & Statistics (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.................................................57 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 Microcontroller System Design (3)
EGC332 Microcontroller Laboratory (1)
EGE320 Electronics I (3)
EGE322 Electronics I Laboratory (1)
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)
EGG408 Senior Design Project I1 (3)
EGG409 Senior Design Project II1 (3)

1 EGG408 Senior Design Project I (3) and EGG409 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.