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. SUNY 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 - 103-104 credits

  • Engineering students follow a modified, 24-credit General Education requirement, as noted below. A total of 127 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 (24 credits)
ENG160 Composition I (3) and
ENG180 Composition II (3)
ENG205 General Honors English I (3) and
ENG206 General Honors English II (3)

plus one (1) course in each of the following
six GE categories:

United States Studies (3)
World Civilizations & Cultures (3)
Western Civilization (3)
Humanities (3)
Social Sciences (3)
The Arts (3)

Math/science foundation courses
...............................37-38 credits
Mathematics (18 credits)
MAT251 Calculus I (4)
MAT252 Calculus II (4)
MAT353 Calculus III (4)
MAT341 Applied Math I (3)
MAT342 Applied Math II (3)

Sciences (19-20 credits)
CHE201 General Chemistry I (3) and CHE211 General Chemistry I Lab (1)
CPS210 Computer Science I: Foundations (4)
PHY201 General Physics I (3) and PHY211 Physics I Lab (1)
PHY202 General Physics II (3) and PHY212 General Physics II Lab (1)
PHY315 Engineering Mechanics (4) or PHY422 Thermal Physics (3)

Core Engineering courses1............................................52 credits
EGG101 Introduction to Engineering Science (3)
EGC150 Engineering Computing I (1)
EGC250 Engineering Computing II (1)
EGC220 (EGC230) Digital Logic Fundamentals (3)
EGC221 (EGC208) Digital Logic Laboratory (1)
EGE200 (EGE250) Circuit Analysis (3)
EGE201 (EGE209) Circuits Laboratory (1)
EGE311 Signals & Systems (3)
EGE312 Communication Systems (3)
EGE370 Engineering Statistics (3)
EGE416 (EGE316) Control Systems (3)
EGC331 Microcontroller System Design (3)
EGC332 (EGE308) Microcontroller Laboratory (1)
EGG321 (EGG309) Technical Communication (3)
EGE320 Electronics I (3)
EGE322 Electronics I Laboratory (1)
EGE321 Electronics II (3)
EGE323 Electronics II Laboratory (1)
EGE340 Engineering Electromagnetics I (3)
EGE341 Engineering Electromagnetics II (3)
EGG408 (EGE408) Senior Design Project I2 (3)
EGG409 (EGE409) Senior Design Project II2 (3)

1 Many course numbers have recently changed. Where two course numbers are listed, the current number appears first, followed by the original number in parentheses.
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 the two semesters. This project should provide a meaningful engineering design experience and should draw on the student's cumulative technical background.

Electrical Engineering Technical Electives.......................14 credits
Fourteen credits of technical electives are required, which must include at least three upper-division electrical and/or computer engineering (EGE and/or EGC) lecture courses (9 credits) and two engineering laboratories (2 credits). Students must obtain the approval of their advisor prior to registering for the courses. Pre-approved engineering graduate courses can be used as undergraduate technical electives.