Technical Cores

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Students pursing a BSEE must choose a primary technical core (includes 8 courses) and a secondary technical core (includes 4 courses). Primary core options are chosen from Electrical Engineering technical cores or Computer Engineering technical cores. For the secondary technical core, students may choose any technical core, including Academic Enrichment.

Electrical Engineering Technical Cores Computer Engineering Technical Cores

Communications, Signal Processing, Networks and Systems
Electronics and Integrated Circuits
Energy Systems and Renewable Energy
Fields, Waves and Electromagnetic Systems
Nanoelectronics and Nanotechnology

Computer Architecture and Embedded Systems
Software Engineering and Design
Data Science & Information Processing*
   *May NOT be combined with Software Engineering core
    Data Science and Information Processing Form

Academic Enrichment (optional secondary technical core) 
           Software Primary Technical Core + Academic Enrichment WORKSHEET

Please consult the Packet of Approved Technical Core Courses that details required courses and electives for each technical core. Substitutions for technical core courses can be petitioned with approval from a student's faculty mentor and the Undergraduate Office by submitting a Course Substitution Form. 
           Packet of Approved Technical Core Courses
           2016-2018 Elective Offerings Timeline
           Course Substitution Form


Steps to Selecting Technical Cores 

Step 1: Submit your two technical core selections online. Use the technical core selections form if you have NOT already submitted technical core selections. To change your technical cores, use the technical core change form.

Note: Technical core selections will no longer be submitted via email. 

You will be asked to submit the following information on the online form:
     Expected graduation semester/year
     Primary Technical Core
     Faculty Mentor Requested (If not requested, we will assign one for you)
          Technical Core Faculty Mentors 2016-2017
     Secondary Technical Core

You will receive a follow up Secure Academic Note (SAN) confirming your technical core faculty mentor. Feel free to meet with your faculty mentor before receiving the SAN. You have the option to change your faculty mentor at any time - please notify the advising office. 

You are given the option to change your technical cores until the last semester of enrollment. If you decide to change your technical core selections, please use the technical core change form and redo the steps on this page. 

Step 2: Once you are assigned your faculty mentor, please meet to discuss your technical core selections. If you are choosing Data Sciences, please submit additional form below.

           Tech Core ABET Advising Worksheet (Review this worksheet with your faculty mentor)
           Data Science and Information Processing Form  (Complete this form with your facultymentor and return it to the ECE Undergraduate Advising Office) 


Step 3: If choosing Academic Enrichment (AE) as your secondary technical core, please review guidelines and submit application on the Academic Enrichment website.