Technical Cores / Technical Components

 

Electrical Engineering
Computer Engineering

 

 

*Students in the 16-18 catalog wishing to combine Data Science and Software Engineering will need to select Academic Enrichment as their secondary core and count the DS courses toward AE coursework.
 
*Academic Enrichment (optional secondary tech core for 14-16 and 16-18 catalog only)

IMPORTANT HANDOUTS


WHAT ARE TECHNICAL CORES / COMPONENTS?

2014-2016 & 2016-2018 Catalogs 
  • Use "Technical Cores". Students pick a primary and secondary tech core.
  • Students choose a primary tech core (8 courses) and a secondary tech core (4 courses). Student can choose from either Electrical Engineering tech cores or Computer Engineering tech cores. For the secondary tech core, students may choose any tech core, including Academic Enrichment. 
  • *Students in the 16-18 catalog wishing to combine Data Science and Software Engineering will need to select Academic Enrichment as their secondary core and count the Dta Science courses in their AE coursework.
     

2018-2020 catalog
  •  Use "Technical Components". Students only pick ONE primary tech component. They don't have a "secondary", instead they have Free Electives (also known as Academic Enrichment).
  • Students choose an Tech Component (8 courses) and 14 hours of Free Electives. Students can choose from Electrical Engineering or Computer Engineering tech components.
     

WHEN DO I DECLARE MY TECH CORE/COMPONENT?

Students declare by the time they complete EE 312 and EE 313.
 

HOW DO I DECLARE OR CHANGE MY TECH CORE/COMPONENT?

Click one the right link for your catalog:
 
  •  2014-2016 & 2016-2018 catalogs: CLICK HERE  to declare for first time or change
     
  • 2018-2020 catalog: CLICK HERE to declare for the first time or change
     

WHAT NEXT?

  • You'll receive a Secure Academic Note (SAN) confirming your technical core/component selections and a Faculty Mentor.
    You can change your Tech Core/Component and Faculty Mentor at any time using the same link above.
     
  • You can change your tech cores until your last semester of enrollment. If you decide to change, please re-submit
    the online form again. Please think carefully before making changes to technical cores and see an advisor if you have any questions. 
     
Recommended:
  • Meet with your Faculty Mentor for advice on technical core courses, research interests, graduate school options, and career goals. 
  • ABET Advising Worksheet (Use this worksheet during advising on technical core courses with your faculty mentor)
 

MORE INFO ON ACADEMIC ENRICHMENT/ FREE ELECTIVES?

  • If you select Academic Enrichment (AE) as your secondary, please review guidelines HERE.
  • Please also visit the Free Electives page to find out more information.