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2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Electrical Engineering B.S.

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Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Degree

Refer to the “Requirements for Baccalaureate Degrees ” section of this catalog.

Major in Electrical Engineering

(Major Code: 840)

University Core Curriculum Requirements

Refer to the “University Core Curriculum ” section of this catalog.

From Mathematics - Code 20 (3 hours)

Fourth hour will count towards Component Area Option (Code 90).

From Life and Physical Sciences - Code 30 (6 hours)

Lab hours will count towards Component Area Option (Code 90).

From Component Area Option - Code 90 (6 hours)

General Elective

One elective in CS, ENGR, ET, CENG, EENG, EVEG or MENG


A grade of “C” or better is required for all prerequisites listed for COE courses required for EENG majors.

Total hours required to complete degree: 125 hours

Program Objectives

The West Texas A&M University Electrical Engineering Program has the following objectives. During the first few years after graduation, engineers from the program will:

  1. Use engineering theory and experience to develop practical solutions for engineering applications that further the business objectives of the company while at the same time understand business objectives and appreciate the social, economic and ethical issues encountered in a modern global society;
  2. Demonstrate advanced critical thinking and creativity on engineering projects, begin to take leadership roles on interdisciplinary teams, and communicate clearly in both technical and non-technical forums;
  3. Be professionally employed, serving the rapidly changing technological needs of industry or governmental organizations regionally or throughout the state and nation; and
  4. Continue to grow professionally through activities such as pursuing formal graduate study, research or continuing education; achieving professional licensure; and participating in technical societies.

Student Outcomes

Faculty members use the program educational outcomes to develop the topics covered and assignments in each course. By the time of graduation, electrical engineering students will demonstrate competence in:

  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
  3. an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  4. an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts
  5. an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives
  6. an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
  7. an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

Admission Requirements

All electrical engineering students must meet WTAMU admission standards as outlined in this catalog. Upon admission to the University, all students are eligible to engage in and complete the first two years of the Engineering Program. In the semester during which students complete the pre-engineering sequence (cited below), they may petition for admittance into the Electrical Engineering Program. Every student enrolled in upper level electrical engineering courses must first be admitted into the Electrical Engineering Program or receive special permission from the program director.

Criteria for Admission into the Electrical Engineering Program

Advising Services Degree Checklists and Curriculum Guides

Degree checklists and curriculum guides (suggested course sequences) are available by linking to the Advising Services Degree Checklists webpage.

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