Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical Engineering, Traditional Track

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.


Design projects, computer simulations, 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:

YSU 1500Success Seminar1-2
or SS 1500 Strong Start Success Seminar
or HONR 1500 Intro to Honors
General Education Requirements
ENGL 1550Writing 13-4
or ENGL 1549 Writing 1 with Support
ENGL 1551Writing 23
CMST 1545Communication Foundations3
Gen Ed Math met in major
Natural Science (7 s.h.)
CHEM 1515General Chemistry 13
CHEM 1515LGeneral Chemistry 1 Laboratory1
PHYS 2610General Physics 14
PHYS 2610LGeneral Physics Laboratory 11
Arts and Humanities (6 s.h. select one course)3
PHIL 2626Engineering Ethics3
Social Science (6 s.h. select one course)3
ECON 2610Principles 1: Microeconomics3
Social and Personal Awareness (6 s.h. select 2 courses)6
Major Requirements
ECEN 1521Digital Circuits3
ECEN 1521LDigital Circuits Laboratory1
ECEN 2611Instrumentation and Computation Lab 11
ECEN 2612Instrumentation and Computation Lab 21
ECEN 2632Basic Circuit Theory 13
ECEN 2633Basic Circuit Theory 23
ECEN 3710Signals and Systems3
ECEN 3711Intermediate Laboratory 11
ECEN 3712Intermediate Laboratory 21
ECEN 3733Digital Circuit Design3
ECEN 3741Electromagnetic Fields 13
ECEN 3742Electromagnetic Fields 23
ECEN 3771Digital and Analog Circuits 13
ECEN 3772Digital and Analog Circuits 23
ECEN 4803Linear Control Systems3
ECEN 4803LLinear Control Systems Laboratory1
ECEN 4811Senior Laboratory1
ECEN 4844Electromagnetic Energy Conversion3
ENGR 1500Engineering Orientation1
ECEN 4899Senior Design Project3
ECEN 4899LSenior Design Project Lab1
ENGR 1550Engineering Concepts2
ENGR 1560Engineering Computing2
MECH 2620Statics and Dynamics3
ISEN 2610Engineering Statistics3
PHYS 3705Thermodynamics and Classical Statistical Dynamics3
CSIS 2610Programming and Problem-Solving3
CSIS 2610LProgramming and Problem-Solving Lab1
ECEN Electives/Internship -Students have the option of one of the following:
9 s.h. of ECEN Electives or (6) ECEN elective hours + (3) STEM internship credits or (3) ECEN elective hours + (6) STEM internship credits9
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
Total Semester Hours126-128

Course List

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
YSU 1500
Success Seminar
or Strong Start Success Seminar
or Intro to Honors
MATH 1571 Calculus 1 4
ENGR 1500 Engineering Orientation 1
ENGR 1550 Engineering Concepts 2
CHEM 1515
General Chemistry 1
and General Chemistry 1 Laboratory
ENGL 1550
Writing 1
or Writing 1 with Support
 Semester Hours15-17
MATH 1572 Calculus 2 4
ENGR 1560 Engineering Computing 2
ECEN 1521
Digital Circuits
and Digital Circuits Laboratory
ENGL 1551 Writing 2 3
CMST 1545 Communication Foundations 3
 Semester Hours16
Year 2
MATH 2673 Calculus 3 4
ECEN 2632 Basic Circuit Theory 1 3
ECEN 2611 Instrumentation and Computation Lab 1 1
PHYS 2610
General Physics 1
and General Physics Laboratory 1
General Education Requirement 3
 Semester Hours16
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
CSIS 2610 Programming and Problem-Solving 3
CSIS 2610L Programming and Problem-Solving Lab 1
 Semester Hours17
Year 3
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
PHIL 2626 Engineering Ethics 3
ISEN 2610 Engineering Statistics 3
 Semester Hours16
ECEN 3712 Intermediate Laboratory 2 1
ECEN 3710 Signals and Systems 3
ECEN 3742 Electromagnetic Fields 2 3
ECEN 3772 Digital and Analog Circuits 2 3
ECEN 4844 Electromagnetic Energy Conversion 3
ECON 2610 Principles 1: Microeconomics 3
 Semester Hours16
Year 4
ECEN 4803
Linear Control Systems
and Linear Control Systems Laboratory
ECEN 4811 Senior Laboratory 1
ECEN elective 3
ECEN elective 3
PHYS 3705 Thermodynamics and Classical Statistical Dynamics 3
General Education Requirement 3
 Semester Hours17
ECEN Elective 3
ECEN 4899 Senior Design Project 3
ECEN 4899L Senior Design Project Lab 1
General Education Requirement 3
General Education Requirement 3
 Semester Hours13
 Total Semester Hours126-128

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.