Through the Electrical Engineering program at Youngstown State University, you'll develop competency in all aspects of electrical engineering and its related fields. You'll take coursework anchored in engineering, math and physics that will allow you to solve complex problems and design intricate systems. Along the way, you'll also refine your communication skills and learn how to ethically and responsibly deploy your engineering skills.

Electrical engineers have homes in a large assortment of industries, from power generation and automotive manufacturing to biomedical development and consumer product design. You may even find yourself using your engineering expertise to serve your country in the military.

With your bachelor's degree in hand, you'll be the person advancing the products and systems that advance society.

MAJOR

Design projects, computer simulation and hands-on laboratory sessions are the pillars of the Electrical Engineering major at YSU. Students enrolled in the program may choose from three options that prepare graduates for a large variety of professional positions or advanced studies:

COURSE TITLE S.H.
FIRST YEAR REQUIREMENT -STUDENT SUCCESS
YSU 1500Success Seminar1-2
or SS 1500 Strong Start Success Seminar
or HONR 1500 Intro to Honors
General Education Requirement
ENGL 1550Writing 13-4
or ENGL 1549 Writing 1 with Support
ENGL 1551Writing 23
CMST 1545Communication Foundations3
CHEM 1515
1515L
General Chemistry 1
and General Chemistry 1 Laboratory Lecture is 4 sh lab is 0 sh
4
CHEM 1516
1516L
General Chemistry 2
and General Chemistry 2 Laboratory Lecture is 4 sh lab is 0 sh
4
PHIL 2626Engineering Ethics3
Arts and Humanities3
ECON 2610Principles 1: Microeconomics3
Social Science3
Social and Personal Awareness6
Major Requirements
ECEN 1521
1521L
Digital Circuits
and Digital Circuits Laboratory Lecture is 3 sh lab is 1 sh
4
ECEN 2611Instrumentation and Computation Lab 11
ECEN 2612Instrumentation and Computation Lab 21
ECEN 2632Basic Circuit Theory 13
ECEN 2633Basic Circuit Theory 23
ECEN 3711Intermediate Laboratory 11
ECEN 3712Intermediate Laboratory 21
Select one of the following:3
Signals and Systems
Computer Design
Digital and Analog Circuits 2
ECEN 3733Digital Circuit Design3
ECEN 3741Electromagnetic Fields 13
ECEN 3742Electromagnetic Fields 23
ECEN 3771Digital and Analog Circuits 13
ECEN 4803
4803L
Linear Control Systems
and Linear Control Systems Laboratory
4
ECEN 4811Senior Laboratory1
ECEN 4844Electromagnetic Energy Conversion3
ECEN 4899Senior Design Project4
Engineering
ENGR 1500Engineering Orientation1
ENGR 1550Engineering Concepts2
ENGR 1560Engineering Computing2
MECH 2620Statics and Dynamics3
ISEN 3710Engineering Statistics3
Science
CHEM 3719
3719L
Organic Chemistry 1
and Organic Chemistry 1 Laboratory Lecture is 4 sh lab is 0 sh
4
CHEM 3720
3720L
Organic Chemistry 2
and Organic Chemistry 2 Laboratory Lecture is 4 sh lab is 0 sh
4
BIOL 2601
2601L
General Biology: Molecules and Cells
and General Biology: Molecules and Cells Laboratory Lecture is 4 sh lab is 0 sh
4
BIOL 2602
2602L
General Biology: Organisms and Ecology
and General Biology: Organisms and Ecology Laboratory Lecture is 4 sh lab is 0 sh
4
PHYS 2610
2610L
General Physics 1
and General Physics Laboratory 1 Lecture is 4 sh lab is 1 sh
5
PHYS 3705Thermodynamics and Classical Statistical Dynamics3
CSIS 2605Fundamentals of Programming and Problem- Solving 23
Mathematics Minor -one course counts toward Gen Ed
MATH 1571Calculus 14
MATH 1572Calculus 24
MATH 2673Calculus 34
MATH 3705Differential Equations3
MATH 3718Linear Algebra and Discrete Mathematics for Engineers3
The following two science courses are recommended for the biomedical option but do not count toward degree requirements:
Biochemistry 1
Microbiology
Total Semester Hours133-135
Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
FallS.H.
YSU 1500 Success Seminar 1
ENGR 1500 Engineering Orientation 1
ENGR 1550 Engineering Concepts 2
CHEM 1515
1515L
General Chemistry 1
and General Chemistry 1 Laboratory
4
ENGL 1550
Writing 1
or Writing 1 with Support
3-4
MATH 1571 Calculus 1 4
 Semester Hours15-16
Spring
MATH 1572 Calculus 2 4
ENGR 1560 Engineering Computing 2
CHEM 1516
1516L
General Chemistry 2
and General Chemistry 2 Laboratory
4
ENGL 1551 Writing 2 3
ECEN 1521
1521L
Digital Circuits
and Digital Circuits Laboratory
4
 Semester Hours17
Year 2
Fall
MATH 2673 Calculus 3 4
ECEN 2632 Basic Circuit Theory 1 3
ECEN 2611 Instrumentation and Computation Lab 1 1
PHYS 2610
2610L
General Physics 1
and General Physics Laboratory 1
5
PHIL 2626 Engineering Ethics 3
 Semester Hours16
Spring
MATH 3705 Differential Equations 3
MATH 3718 Linear Algebra and Discrete Mathematics for Engineers 3
ECEN 2633 Basic Circuit Theory 2 3
ECEN 2612 Instrumentation and Computation Lab 2 1
MECH 2620 Statics and Dynamics 3
CMST 1545 Communication Foundations 3
 Semester Hours16
Year 3
Fall
ECEN 3711 Intermediate Laboratory 1 1
ECEN 3733 Digital Circuit Design 3
ECEN 3741 Electromagnetic Fields 1 3
ECEN 3771 Digital and Analog Circuits 1 3
BIOL 2601
2601L
General Biology: Molecules and Cells
and General Biology: Molecules and Cells Laboratory
4
ISEN 3710 Engineering Statistics 3
 Semester Hours17
Spring
ECEN 3712 Intermediate Laboratory 2 1
ECEN 3734
Computer Design
or Digital and Analog Circuits 2
or Signals and Systems
3
ECEN 3742 Electromagnetic Fields 2 3
ECEN 4844 Electromagnetic Energy Conversion 3
BIOL 2602
2602L
General Biology: Organisms and Ecology
and General Biology: Organisms and Ecology Laboratory
4
CSIS 2605 Fundamentals of Programming and Problem- Solving 2 3
 Semester Hours17
Year 4
Fall
ECEN 4803
4803L
Linear Control Systems
and Linear Control Systems Laboratory
4
ECEN 4811 Senior Laboratory 1
PHYS 3705 Thermodynamics and Classical Statistical Dynamics 3
CHEM 3719
3719L
Organic Chemistry 1
and Organic Chemistry 1 Laboratory
4
ECON 2610 Principles 1: Microeconomics 3
General Education Requirement 3
 Semester Hours18
Spring
ECEN 4899 Senior Design Project 4
CHEM 3720
3720L
Organic Chemistry 2
and Organic Chemistry 2 Laboratory
4
General Education Requirement 3
General Education Requirement 3
General Education Requirement 3
 Semester Hours17
 Total Semester Hours133-134

Student Outcomes

The following (1 through 7) Student Outcomes support the program educational objectives. Attainment of these outcomes by students by the time of their graduation prepares graduating students to enter the professional practice of engineering.

  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.