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

Academic Enrichment (optional secondary technical core)


      Packet of Approved Technical Core Courses  (Details required courses and electives for each technical core)
      2016-2018 Elective Offerings Timeline (Outlines elective courses offerings by semester)
      Technical Core Faculty Mentors 2016-2017  (Lists Faculty Mentors for each technical core) 


Step 1: Submit your two technical core selections online. Students are expected to select their technical cores by the time they have completed EE 312 and EE 313.

Technical Core Selections Form  (Use this form if you have NOT already submitted your selections)
Technical Core Change Form (Use this form to change your technical core selections)

  • You will receive a Secure Academic Note (SAN) confirming your technical core selections and assigning you a Faculty Mentor. 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 your 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. 

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

Step 2: Meet with your Faculty Mentor.  It is recommended to meet with your Faculty Mentor for advice on technical core courses, research interests, graduate school options, and career goals. 

Tech Core ABET Advising Worksheet (Use this worksheet to support your discussions with your faculty mentor)
Data Science and Information Processing Form  (If you have selected Data Science, complete this form with your Faculty Mentor and return it to the ECE Undergraduate Advising Office)

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

Software Engineering with Academic Enrichment Form (If you have selected Software Engineering and Academic Enrichment, complete this worksheet and return it to the ECE Undergraduate Advising Office)