Bachelor of Science with a Major in Electrical Engineering, Energy Option

The bachelor of science with a major in electrical engineering, energy option prepares students to work in technical energy fields such as electric utility companies and in research into improved methods of generation, transmission, and distribution of electrical energy.

Bachelor of Science With a Second Major in Electrical Engineering

Any undergraduate student who is enrolled at GW may declare a second major in electrical engineering only if his or her primary degree is a Bachelor of Science. The student must meet the degree requirements for Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering, including SEAS general, major, technical electives, humanities/social science, and SEAS/technical GPA requirements. Students earning other bachelor degrees  (e.g., BA, BBA, BFA) will be required to complete a double degree.

Graduation grade-point average criteria:

To satisfactorily complete a second major in electrical engineering, a student must have a minimum grade-point average of 2.2 in all technical engineering courses outlined in the fifth, sixth, seventh, and eighth semesters of the curriculum. 

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Recommended program of study

First semester
CHEM 1111General Chemistry I 1
ECE 1010Introduction to Electrical and Computer Engineering I
MATH 1231Single-Variable Calculus I 1
UW 1020University Writing 1
SEAS 1001Engineering Orientation
Humanities or social sciences elective 2
Second semester
ECE 1020Introduction to Electrical and Computer Engineering II
ECE 1120C Programming for Electrical and Computer Engineering
MATH 1232Single-Variable Calculus II 1
PHYS 1021University Physics I 1
Two humanities or social sciences electives 2
Third semester
APSC 2057Analytical Mechanics I
APSC 2113Engineering Analysis I
ECE 2110Circuit Theory
ECE 2120Engineering Seminar
MATH 2233Multivariable Calculus 1
PHYS 1022University Physics II 1
Fourth Semester
APSC 2058Analytical Mechanics II
APSC 2114Engineering Analysis II
ECE 2115Engineering Electronics
ECE 2210Circuits, Signals, and Systems
ECE 2140Design of Logic Systems I
Fifth Semester
APSC 3115Engineering Analysis III
ECE 3130Digital Electronics and Design
ECE 3220Introduction to Digital Signal Processing
ECE 3315Fields and Waves I
ECE 3520Microprocessors: Software, Hardware, and Interfacing
Sixth Semester
ECE 3125Analog Electronics Design
ECE 3915WElectrical and Computer Engineering Capstone Project Lab I
ECE 4320Fields and Waves II
MAE 2131Thermodynamics
MAE 3134Linear System Dynamics
Humanities or social sciences elective 2
Seventh Semester
ECE 4620Electrical Power Systems
ECE 4710Control Systems Design
ECE 4920WElectrical and Computer Engineering Capstone Project Lab II
Humanities or social sciences elective 2
Technical elective 3
Eighth Semester
ECE 3410Communications Engineering
ECE 4610Electrical Energy Conversion
ECE 4925WElectrical and Computer Engineering Capstone Project Lab III
ECE 6662Power Electronics
PHIL 2135Ethics in Business and the Professions

1 Course satisfies the university general education requirement in math, science, and writing.

2 At least two social and behavioral sciences courses must be selected from the University General Education Requirement list; the remaining course must be selected from either the University General Education Requirement list or the SEAS General Education Requirement list. At least one humanities course must be selected from the University General Education Requirement list; the remaining courses must be selected from either the University General Education Requirement list or the SEAS General Education Requirement list.

3 Technical electives must be chosen with the approval of the advisor from advanced undergraduate or graduate courses in engineering, computer science, mathematics, physical sciences, or biological sciences. 

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