Document Type

Article

Publication Date

10-31-2018

Abstract

Change EE 432, Feedback Control Systems from an elective Engineering Topics course in the EE Program curriculum to a required Engineering Topics course in the EE Program curriculum.

Rationale: This proposed change ensures that all students in the EE program have a foundation in the theoretical and practical aspects of modern control systems engineering centrally important to technological advancement and automation in nearly every engineering discipline. As a required EE course, EE 432 would play a key role in supporting ABET program assessment of ABET 2019-20 Student Outcomes 1, 2, and 6 *. Furthermore, this proposed change is aligned with strategic objectives of the College of Engineering to develop programs in advanced controls/connected and autonomous vehicles.

The total credits of Engineering Topics in the EE program would remain unchanged at 64 credits. The EE Program would retain a high degree of flexibility with 12 credits of EE electives, 4 credits of EE or CE electives plus 12 credits of technical electives.

This change would be applied to the program requirements of students in the EE program that have not yet reached Senior standing as of 1/1/2019.

* ABET 2019-20 Student Outcomes 1, 2, and 6: 1. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics. 2. An ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors. 6. An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.

EE Program Curriculum; Engineering Topics section with proposed change highlighted in green

Engineering Topics

CE-210

Digital Systems I

4

CE-320

Microcomputers I

4

ECE-101

MATLAB and C Programming

4

EE-210 & EE-211

Circuits I and Circuits I Lab

4

EE-240

Electromagnetic Fields and Applications

4

EE-310

Circuits II

4

EE-320 & EE-321

Electronics I and Electronics I Laboratory

4

EE-336

Continuous-Time Signals and Systems

4

EE-338

Discrete-Time Signals and Systems

4

+ EE-432

Feedback Control Systems

+4

EE-490

Senior Electrical Engineering Design Project

4

IME-100

Interdisciplinary Design and Manufacturing

4

Electrical Engineering Electives 16 🡪

12

Electrical or Computer Engineering Elective

4

Credit Hours Subtotal (unchanged):

64

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