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Degree Title

Bachelor of Science

Apply by:

Nov. 15

To begin:

Jan. 07

Overview

As our world becomes more technologically advanced, so do our devices and the way they use energy. Today’s machines and equipment are designed to use less and do more in today’s industries. From tiny microchips to huge power station generators, electrical engineers are helping environmentally conscious organizations find cleaner ways to derive and use energy to improve sustainability for greater efficiencies, savings and environmental impacts. They’re also helping organizations and the federal agencies shore up existing infrastructure as they maintain and problem-solve machinery.

FIU’s online Bachelor of in Electrical Engineering offers students training in the areas of electronics and electromagnetism, nanotechnology, power and energy systems, communications, controls, bio-engineering and computers. The online program helps graduates become critical thinkers, creative problem solvers and life-long learners. Our graduates are trained to stay current in their field of expertise and to excel in their respective organizations. Furthermore, the electrical engineering program provides students with a solid foundation necessary for pursuing advanced studies in the field of electrical engineering.

 

  • Why Apply?

    Electrical engineering expertise will be needed to design distribution systems related to new technologies. As new discoveries in technologies are made, electrical engineers will work hand-in-hand to make innovative designs a tangible reality. A degree in electrical engineering will offer students the needed instruction to fill key roles in new developments with solar arrays, semiconductors and communications technologies. As we move toward cleaner energy sourcing and upgrade existing power grids, electrical engineers will lead the way for our nation’s projects as we enhance our infrastructure. Moreover, electrical engineers may play a role in assisting with the automation of various production processes.

    Learn to build, repair and calibrate equipment on-site. Also, understand how to troubleshoot and solve developmental programs through testing electrical systems. Students will become fully versed in circuit board, processor, and chip use in maintenance and function of electrical equipment. Along the same lines, they will also learn to integrate computer hardware and software applications and programming to assist with equipment analysis.

    The FIU online Electrical Engineering program offers a well-rounded program of study that is relevant to today’s industries. Graduates will be prepared with the knowledge, skills and abilities to compete in a high-demand field.

    Career Opportunities

    Graduates with a degree in electrical engineering can be found in an array of manufacturing industries and organizations: transportation (automotive, marine, railroad, aerospace); government agencies such as national defense, research and the military; consumer electronics devices and computers; construction; lighting; and telecommunications.

    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual wage for electrical engineers was $94,210 in May 2016 and the highest 10 percent earned more than $149,040. The agency also projects that the job outlook for electrical engineers will grow at a rate of nine percent from 2018 to 2026.

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  • Courses

    University Core (Total: 50 credits)

    Any student entering Florida International University as a first-time college student (Summer 2003 or after) or transferring in without an Associates in Arts (AA) degree from a Florida public institution (Fall 2003 or after) is required to fulfill the University Core Curriculum requirements.

    • SLS 1501 First Year Experience (1)

    • ENC 1101 Writing and Rhetoric I (3)

    • ENC 1102 Writing and Rhetoric II (3)

    • Humanities Group 1 (3)

    • Humanities Group 2 (3)

    • MAC 2311 Calculus I (4)

    • MAC 2312 Calculus II (4)

    • MAC 2313 Multivariable Calculus (4)

    • MAP 2302 Differential Equations (3)

    • Social Science Group 1 (3)

    • Social Science Group 2 (3)

    • CHM 1045 General Chemistry I (3)

    • CHM 1045L General Chemistry I Lab (1)

    • PHY 2048 Physics with Calculus I (4)

    • PHY 2049 Physics with Calculus II (4)

    • PHY 2049L General Physics Lab II (1)

    • SPC 2608 Public Speaking (3)


    Engineering Breadth and Elective (Total: 8 credits)

    • EGN 1002 Engineering Orientation (2)

    • EIN 3235 Evaluation of Engineering Data I (3)

    • EGN 3613 Engineering Economy (3)


    Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) Core (Total: 21 credits)

    • EEL 2880 Applied Software Techniques in Engineering (3)

    • EEL 3110 Circuits Analysis (3)

    • EEL 3110L Circuits Lab (1)

    • EEL 3120 Introduction to Linear Systems in Engineering (3)

    • EEL 3135 Signals and Systems (3)

    • EEL 3712 Logic Design I (3)

    • EEL 3712L Logic Design I Lab (1)

    • EEL 4920 Senior Design I: Ethics, Communications and Constraints – GL (2)**

    • EEL 4921C Senior Design II: Project Implementation – GL (2)**

    **EEL 4920 and EEL 4921C are intended to be taken in last 2 semesters of the undergraduate experience. Students are required to complete at least 100 credits, other ECE core courses, and Electrical Engineering Degree Core before EEL 4920 registration.


    Electrical Engineering Degree Core (Total: 7 credits)

    • EEE 3303 Electronics I (3)

    • EEE 3303L Electronics I Lab (1)

    • EEL 4410 Introduction to Fields and Waves (3)


    Electrical Engineering Electives (Total: 42 credits)

    Selected from Areas of Concentration offered by ECE Department. Students need to complete at least 42 credits total and 9-10 credits in at least 2 concentrations. Please see available areas of concentration below:


    Bio-Engineering:

    • EEE 3303 Electronics I (3)

    • EEE 3303L Electronics I Laboratory (1)

    • EEL 4140 Filter Design (3)

    • BME 4503C Medical Instrumentation: Application and Design (4)

    • EEE 4510 Introduction to Digital Signal Processing (3)

    • EEE 4421C Introduction to Nanofabrication (3)


    Communications:

    • EEL 3514 Communication Systems (3)

    • EEL 3514L Communication Systems Lab (1)

    • EEL 4421 Introduction to RF Circuit Design (3)

    • EEL 4461C Antennas (3)

    • EEE 4510 Introduction to Digital Signal Processing (3)

    • EEL 4515 Advanced Communication Systems (3)

    • EEL 4595C Introduction to Wireless Digital Communications with USRP Applications (4)


    Control Systems:

    • EEL 3657 Control Systems (3)

    • EEL 4611 Control Systems II (3)

    • EEL 4611L Systems Laboratory (1)

    • EEL 4658 Industrial Control Systems (3)

    • EGN 3311 Statics (3)

    • EGN 3321 Dynamics (3)


    Integrated Nano-Technology:

    • EEE 3303 Electronics I (3)

    • EEE 3303L Electronics I Laboratory (1)

    • EEE 3396 Introduction to Solid State Devices (3)

    • EEL 4304 Electronics II (3)

    • EEL 4304L Electronics II Lab (1)

    • EEE 4314 Integrated Circuits and Systems (3)

    • EEE 4314L Integrated Circuits Laboratory (1)

    • EEE 4421C Introduction to Nanofabrication (3)


    Power/Energy:

    • EEL 4213 Power Systems I (3)

    • EEL 4213L Energy Conversion Lab (1)

    • EEL 4214 Power Systems II (3)

    • EEL 4215 Power Systems III (3)

    • EEL 4241 Power Electronics (3)

    • EEL 5285C Sustainable and Renewable Energy Source and Their Utilization (3)


    Computer Architecture and Microprocessor Design:

    • EEE 4343 Introduction to Digital Electronics (3)

    • EEL 4709C Computer Design (3)

    • EEL 4746 Microcomputers I (3)

    • EEL 4746L Microcomputers I Lab (1)

    • EEL 4747 Microcomputers II (RISC) (3)

    • EEL 4747L Microcomputers II (RISC) Lab (1)


    Data System Software:

    • MAD 2104 Discrete Mathematics (3)

    • COP 2210 Programming I (4)

    • COP 3337 Computer Programming II (3)

    • COP 3530 Data Structures (3)

    • COP 4338 Computer Programming III (3)

    • COP 4604 Unix Programming

    • COP 4610 Operating Systems Principles (3)


    Embedded System Software:

    • EEL 3160 Computer Applications in Electrical Engineering (3)

    • EEL 4730 Programming Embedded Systems (3)

    • EEL 4734 Embedded Operating Systems (3)

    • EEL 4740 Embedded Computing Systems (3)

    • EEL 4831 Embedded GUI Programming (3)


    Networking and Security:

    • TCN 4081 Telecommunication Network Security (3)

    • TCN 4211 Telecommunication Networks (3)

    • TCN 4212 Telecommunication Network Analysis and Design (3)

    • TCN 4431 Principles of Network Management and Control Standards (3)

    • EEL 4806 Ethical Hacking & Countermeasures (3)


    Cyber Security:

    • EEL 4806 Ethical Hacking and Countermeasures (3)

    • EEL 4802 Introduction to Digital Forensics Engineering (3)

    • EEL 4804 Introduction Malware Reverse Engineering (3)

    • EEE 4717 Introduction to Security of Internet of Things (3)


    Entrepreneurship:

    • EEL 4933 Engineering Entrepreneurship (3)

    • EEL 4062 Engineering Buss Plan Dev. (3)

    • EEL 4351 Introduction to Business Decisions (3)


    *Other Requirements:
    • CAD Requirement: students who have taken technical drawing in high school may be able to have the CAD requirement waived.

    • Please refer to the UCC section of FIU’s course catalog for additional requirements.

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  • Requirements

    To ensure every student’s success, we have certain admissions requirements for each of our programs. To help you through the application process, our enrollment advisors are here to answer your questions and guide you every step of the way.



    FIU Admission Requirements

    Applications are accepted for Spring, Fall and Summer terms.


    Steps to Apply

    Freshman Students

    Please submit the following:

    • Online application

    • $30 application fee.

    • Official SAT or ACT scores.

    • Official high school transcripts.


    Transfer Students

    Please submit the following:

    • Online application

    • $30 application fee.

    • Official college transcripts.

    • If you have less than 60 transferable college credits, you must also submit official high school transcripts and SAT or ACT scores in addition to any transcripts from postsecondary schools to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.


    International Students

    In addition to the above requirements, international applicants should submit:

    • Official English Language Proficiency exam scores (TOEFL or IELTS).

    • NACES official course-by-course evaluation and translation of college transcripts.

    • If you have less than 60 transferrable college credits, you must also submit official high school transcripts with translation.


    Program Admission Requirements

    • Candidates must first be accepted into the university. Students admitted to Florida International University are admitted directly to their chosen major.

    Program Completion Requirements

    A total of 128 credits are required to complete the fully online undergraduate degree. Students must complete the University Core Curriculum, University requirements and College of Engineering & Computing requirements while satisfying requirements toward their Electrical Engineering major and are expected to make good progress based on critical indicators, such as GPA in specific courses or credits earned. In cases where students are not making good progress, a change of major may be required. 


    Admission Documents

    To complete the online undergraduate programs admissions form, select your program from the application form. You may complete the online application and submit it, even before taking any entrance exams. All supporting admission documents may be sent to:

    
Florida International University
    
Office of Undergraduate Admissions

    P.O. Box 659003

    Miami, FL 33265-9003

    USA



    FIU also accepts transcripts electronically via:

    • Faster (All FL public institutions)

    • Naviance (Typically used by private high schools)

    • SMART/Joint Service Transcript – Military records

    *Meeting the university minimum requirements does not guarantee admission

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  • Tuition

    We’re thrilled that you’re considering online education and want you to know exactly what to expect for tuition and fees. Education is an investment in your future. Use the following student tuition and fees calculator to determine your costs.

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  • Top Faculty

    FIU’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering employs full-time faculty who hold doctoral degrees in electrical and computer engineering. Most of the department’s faculty members have considerable industrial experience and many maintain active consulting roles to provide current and relevant knowledge to students in classroom and research settings. Currently, the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering has 34 faculty members who are experts in various electrical and computer engineering specializations such as cybersecurity, digital signal processing, internet of things, nano-technology, power and energy, radio frequency and microwave engineering. Full-time faculty members have published countless papers, received patents and prestigious awards and have been awarded grants from major government agencies and major corporations that advance the department, College of Engineering & Computing and FIU overall. The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering also provides employment and outstanding research opportunities for postdoctoral researchers and graduate assistants to assist with teaching courses and conduct research.
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