Electrical Engineering (B.Sc.)

The Bachelor of Science Degree Program in Electrical Engineering includes the study and design of production systems and the transmission and measurement of electrical signals. It emphasizes the analysis, design, implementation, and testing of these systems. In the curriculum, there are four sub-majors: Communication Systems; Control Systems; Electronic Systems; and Power and Energy Systems. The Electrical Engineering Program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET)” (www.abet.org).

Description of Submajors
  1. Communication Systems- Communications systems are electrical systems that generate, transmit and distribute information.
  2. Control Systems – Control systems consist of systems and subsystems that, assembled to each other, control a certain plant or process.
  3. Electronic Systems – Electronic systems’ purpose is to extract, store, transport, or process the information in a signal.
  4. Power and Energy Systems – Power systems work with the generation, transmission, and distribution of electrical energy. In addition, they are responsible for generating and transforming devices connected to the electrical networks, such as generators and transformers.

These study programs aim to enable the student to practice electrical engineering at a professional level.

Admission requirements

  • High school general point average of 2.5 or higher
  • Academic index of 980 or more

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE IN ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING (B.Sc.E.E., 216)


Effective Date: January 2021
General Education Requirements 27 credits
Core Requirements 41 credits
Major Requirements 49 credits
Related Requirements 9 credits
Prescribed Distributive Requirements 12 to 18 credits
Elective courses 3 credits
Total 141 to 147 credits

General Education Requirements – 27 credits.

Twenty-seven (27) credits are required as explained in the Engineering Program. Students are exempt from taking GEMA 1200 in the Mathematics category and will take only the course GEPE 4040 in the Philosophic and Esthetic Thought category if they have obtained at least 550 points in the mathematics achievement test of the Evaluation and Admissions Tests of College Board. In the Historic and Social Context category they will take one course.

Core Requirements – 41 credits

ENGR 1100 Introduction to Engineering 3
ENGR 1200 Introduction to Sustainable Engineering 3
ENGR 2130 Introduction to Engineering Computing 3
ENGR 3300 Engineering Economics 3
CHEM 2115 General Chemistry for Engineers 4
MATH 1500 Precalculus 5
MATH 2251 Calculus I 5
MATH 2252 Calculus II 4
MATH 3350 Linear Algebra 3
PHYS 3311 General Physics for Engineers I 4
PHYS 3312 General Physics for Engineers II 4

Major Requirements – 49 credits

ELEN 3301 Electric Circuits I 4
ELEN 3302 Electric Circuits II 4
ELEN 3311 Electronics I 4
ELEN 3312 Electronics II 4
ELEN 3320 Logic Circuits 4
ELEN 3360 Applied Electromagnetics 4
ELEN 4020 Microcontrollers 3
ELEN 3430 Signals and Systems 3
ELEN 4327 Measurements and Instrumentation 4
ELEN 4351 Power Systems Analysis I 4
ELEN 4509 Control Systems 4
ELEN 4610 Analog and Digital Communications 4
ELEN 4810 Electrical and Computer Engineering Project Design 3

Related Requirements – 9 credits

ENGR 3200 Probability and Statistics 3
MATH 3250 Calculus III 3
MATH 3400 Differential Equations 3

Prescribed Distributive Requirements – 12 to 18 credits

Students are required to take at least 12 credits in one of the following sub-concentrations:
Communication Systems (12 credits)
ELEN 4611 Radio Frequency and Microwave Engineering I 4
ELEN 4612 Radio Frequency and Microwave Engineering II 4
ELEN 4623 Optical Communications 3
ELEN 4614 Advanced Digital Communication 4
ELEN 4625 Digital Signal Processing 3
ELEN 4626 Design of Antennas 3
ELEN 4627 Data Communication Networks 3
ELEN 4618 Wireless and Cellular Communication 4
Control Systems (12 credits)
ELEN 4513 Digital Control Systems 4
ELEN 4514 Robotics 4
ELEN 4535 Process Control 3
ELEN 4516 Computer Aided Control Systems Design 4
ELEN 4537 Neural Networks Applied to Control Systems 3
ELEN 4538 Automation 3
Electronic Systems (12 credits)
ELEN 4410 Digital Systems Design 4
ELEN 4413 Analog Filter Design 4
ELEN 4414 Electronics Design 4
ELEN 4415 Power Electronics 4
COEN 4510 Computer Architecture 4
COEN 4535 Integrated Computer Systems 4
 Power Systems and Energy Systems (12 credits)
ELEN 4352 Power Systems Analysis II 4
ELEN 4353 Electric Machines and Drives 4
ELEN 4375 Electric Systems Design for Building 3
ELEN 4376 Industrial Power System Design 3
ELEN 4378 Distributed Generation 3
ELEN 4415 Power Electronics 4

Optional Prescribed Distributed Requirements – Up to six (6) credits

ELEN 4915 Electrical Engineering Practice 3
ELEN 4921 Undergraduate Research Experience I 3
ELEN 4922 Undergraduate Research Experience II 3
ELEN 4930 EIT Exam Seminar 2
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Minor Programs

Students may choose to declare at least one minor or a maximum of two, in an area of their interest. These minors will require the approval of the Academic Advisor and the director of the Electrical Engineering Program. The minor requirements must be finished before or at the same time as completing the requirements of the degree. The declaration of a minor must be made prior to the graduation request.

Minor in Power and Energy Systems Engineering (216E)

Requirements – 19 credits
ELEN 3302 Electric Circuits II 4
ELEN 4351 Power Systems Analysis 4
ELEN 4353 Electric Machine and Drives 4
ELEN 4355 Electric Systems Design 4
MECN 4240 Solar Energy Application 3
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Minor in Engineering of Communication Systems (216I)

Requirements – 24 to 27 credits
ELEN 3302 Electric Circuits II 4
ELEN 3360 Applied Electromagnetics 4
ELEN 3430 Signals and Systems 3
ELEN 4610 Analog and Digital Communications 4
ELEN 4611 Radio Frequency and Microwave Engineering I 4
ELEN 4612 Radio Frequency and Microwave Engineering II 4
ELEN 4623 Optical Communications 3
ELEN 4614 Digital Communications 4
ELEN 4625 Digital Signal Processing 3
ELEN 4627 Data Communication Networks 3
ELEN 4618 Wireless and Cellular Communications 4
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Minor in Engineering of Robotic, Control Systems and Automation (216M)

Requirements – 24 to 27 credits
ELEN 3302 Electric Circuits II 4
ELEN 3311 Electronics I 4
ELEN 3312 Electronics II 4
ELEN 3430 Signals and Systems 3
ELEN 4509 Control Systems 4
ELEN 4513 Digital Control Systems 4
ELEN 4514 Robotics 4
ELEN 4535 Process Control 3
ELEN 4516 Computer-Aided Control System Design 4
ELEN 4537 Neural Networks Applied to Control Systems 3
ELEN 4538 Automatization 3
Minor_216M_Robotics Control Systems and Automation june 2017

Minor in Engineering of Electrical Systems (216S)

Requirements – 24 to 27 credits
ELEN 3302 Electric Circuits II 4
ELEN 3311 Electronics I 4
ELEN 3312 Electronics II 4
ELEN 3320 Logic Circuits 4
ELEN 4020 Microcontrollers 3
ELEN 4410 Digital System Design 4
ELEN 4413 Analog Filter Design 4
ELEN 4414 Electronic Design 4
ELEN 4415 Power Electronics 4
COEN 4510 Computer Architecture 4
COEN 4535 Embedded Systems 4
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