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Electrical Engineering, B.S.

Requirements

A Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering provides a broad foundation in electrical engineering through combined classroom and laboratory work and prepares students for entering the profession of electrical engineering as well as further study at the graduate level. The core courses will provide students with a strong background in mathematics, physical science, and fundamentals of engineering.   

Total Program Credits: 126

Matriculation Requirements:

To be admitted to the BSEE program a student must complete the following courses with a minimum grade of C in these courses and grade point average of 2.5 or above. A student not meeting all of the admission requirements, may request in writing, a provisional admission status for a semester from the department. The provisional admission status must be approved by the electrical engineering program coordinator.

  • MATH 1210 Calculus I
  • MATH 1220 Calculus II
  • PHYS 2210 Physics for Scientists and Engineers I
  • PHYS 2215 Physics for Scientists and Engineers I Lab
  • PHYS 2220 Physics for Scientists and Engineers II
  • PHYS 2225 Physics for Scientists and Engineers II Lab
  • CS 1400 Fundamentals of Programming
  • CS 2810 Assembly Language and Computer Architecture
  • ENGR 1000 Introduction to Engineering
  • ECE 2700 Digital Design I
  • ECE 2705 Digital Design I Lab
  • ECE 2250 Circuit Theory
  • ECE 2255 Circuit Theory Lab
General Education Requirements: 39 Credits
  ENGL 1010  Introduction to Writing 3
  ENGL 2010  Intermediate Writing Humanities Social Sciences 3
  MATH 1210  Calculus I 5
American Institutions: Complete one of the following:  3
  HIST 2700   US History to 1877  (3.0)  
and HIST 2710   US History since 1877  (3.0)  
  HIST 1700   American Civilization  (3.0)  
  HIST 1740   US Economic History  (3.0)  
  POLS 1000   American Heritage  (3.0)  
  POLS 1100   American National Government  (3.0)  
Complete the following:   
  PHIL 2050   Ethics and Values 3
  HLTH 1100   Personal Health and Wellness 2
or PES 1097   Fitness for Life  (2.0)  
Distribution Courses:   
  COMM 1020   Public Speaking 3
  COMM 2110   Interpersonal Communication 3
  Fine Arts (Choose from list)  3
  Biology (Choose from list)  3
  PHYS 2210   Physics for Scientists and Engineers I 4
  CHEM 1210   Principles of Chemistry I 4
Discipline Core Requirements: 81 Credits
  CS 1400   Fundamentals of Programming 3
  CS 2810   Computer Organization and Architecture 3
  ENGR 1000   Introduction to Engineering 3
  ECE 2250   Circuit Theory 3
  ECE 2255   Circuit Theory Lab 1
  ECE 2700   Digital Design I 3
  ECE 2705   Digital Design I Lab 1
  ECE 2760   Introduction to Semiconductor Theory and Nanotechnology 3
  ECE 3250   Power Systems Engineering 3
  ECE 3350   Control Systems 3
  ECE 3450   Electromagnetics and Transmission Lines 3
  ECE 3710   Applied Probability and Statistics for Engineers and Scientists 3
  ECE 3730   Embedded Systems I 3
  ECE 3740   Digital Design II 3
  ECE 3750   Engineering Analysis 3
  ECE 3760   Electronic Systems 3
  ECE 3765   Electronic Systems Lab 1
  ECE 3770   Signals and Systems 3
  ECE 3780   Communication Systems and Circuits 3
  ECE 4730   Embedded Systems II 3
  ECE 4750   Digital Signal Processing 3
  ECE 4760   VLSI Design 3
  ECE 4900   Electrical Engineering Capstone I 3
  ECE 4950   Electrical Engineering Capstone II 3
  PHYS 2215   Physics for Scientists and Engineers I Lab 1
  PHYS 2220   Physics for Scientists and Engineers II 4
  PHYS 2225   Physics for Scientists and Engineers II Lab 1
  CHEM 1215   Principles of Chemistry I Laboratory 1
  MATH 1220   Calculus II 5
  MATH 2210   Calculus III 3
Elective Requirements:    6 Credits
Complete a minimum of six credits from the following: 6
  ECE 4770   Artificial Neural Networks (3.0)  
  ECE 4780   Wireless and Mobile Communications  (3.0)  
  CS 4480   Digital Image Processing and Computer Vision (3)  

Graduation Requirements:

  1. Completion of a minimum of 126 semester credits, with a minimum of 40 upper-division credits.
  2. Overall grade point average of 2.5 or above, with a minimum grade of C in all discipline core and elective requirements.
  3. Residency hours - minimum of 30 credit hours through course attendance at UVU. 10 of these hours must be within the last 45 hours earned. At least 12 of the credit hours earned in residence must be in approved CS + ECE courses.
  4. All transfer credit must be approved in writing by UVU and the electrical engineering program coordinator.
  5. No more than 80 semester hours and no more than 20 hours in CS and ECE courses of transfer credit.
  6. No more than 6 semester hours may be earned through independent study.
  7. Successful completion of at least one Global/Intercultural course.

Graduation Plan

This graduation plan is a sample plan and is intended to be a guide. Your specific plan may differ based on your Math and English placement and/or transfer credits applied. You are encouraged to meet with an advisor and set up an individualized graduation plan in Wolverine Track.

Milestone courses (pre-requisites for a course in one of the subsequent semesters) are marked in red and Italicized.

Semester 1 Course Title Credit Hours
MATH 1210 Calculus I 5
CHEM 1210 Principles of Chemistry I 4
CHEM 1215 Principles of Chemistry I Lab 1
ENGL 1010 Introduction to Writing 3
ENGR 1000 Introduction to Engineering 3
  Semester total: 16
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
MATH 1220 Calculus II 5
PHYS 2210 Physics for Scientists and Engineers I 4
PHYS 2215 Physics for Scientists and Engineers I Lab 1
ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing 3
CS 1400 Fundamentals of Programming 3
  Semester total: 16
Semester 3 Course Title Credit Hours
PHYS 2220 Physics for Scientists and Engineers II 4
PHYS 2225 Physics for Scientists and Engineers II Lab 1
ECE 2700 Digital Design I 3
ECE 2705 Digital Design I Lab 1
Biology Choose from GE approved Biology Elective List 3
CS 2810 Computer Organization and Architecture 3

HLTH 1100 or

PES 1097

Personal Health and Wellness or

Fitness for Life
2
  Semester total: 17
Semester 4 Course Title Credit Hours
MATH 2210 Calculus III 3
ECE 3750 Engineering Analysis 3
ECE 2760 Introduction to Semiconductor Theory and Nanotechnology 3
ECE 3710 Applied Probability and Statistics for Engineers and Scientists 3
ECE 2250 Circuit Theory 3
ECE 2255 Circuit Theory Lab 1
  Semester total: 16
Semester 5 Course Title Credit Hours
ECE 3770 Signals and Systems  3
ECE 3740 Digital Design II 3
ECE 3760 Electronic Systems 3
ECE 3765 Electronic Systems Lab 1
ECE 3730 Embedded Systems I 3
Fine Arts Choose from the GE approved Fine Arts Electives 3
  Semester total: 16
Semester 6 Course Title Credit Hours
COMM 1020 Public Speaking 3
ECE 3250 Power Systems Engineering 3
ECE 3350 Control Systems 3
ECE 3780 Communication Systems and Circuits 3
ECE 4730 Embedded Systems II 3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 7 Course Title Credit Hours
ECE 4900 Electrical Engineering Capstone I 3
ECE 4760 VLSI Design 3
EE Elective Choose from the EE approved Electives 3
American Institution Choose from the GE approved American Institution list 3
COMM 2110 Interpersonal Communication 3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 8 Course Title Credit Hours
ECE 4950 Electrical Engineering Capstone II 3
  EE Elective 3
ECE 3450 Electromagnetics and Transmission Lines 3
PHIL 2050 Ethics and Values 3
ECE 4750 Digital Signal Processing 3
  Semester total: 15
  Degree total: 126

Department

Name:

Computer Science

Location:

CS 520

Telephone:

801-863-8218

Email:

ComputerScience@uvu.edu

Web Address:

uvu.edu/cs

Chair:

Neil B. Harrison

 
 

Mission Statement

The mission of the Computer Science program at Utah Valley University is to qualify students to function as professional computer scientists, computer engineers, and software engineers in the workplace, and to enter appropriate graduate programs. Graduates will be committed to lifelong learning and empowered with the intellectual and ethical foundations necessary to make responsible decisions.

 
 

Computer Science

Advisors:


Coordinators:

  • Computer Science - Computer Science Emphasis:
  • Todd Peterson
  • Email: ToddP@uvu.edu
  • Computer Science - Computer Networking Emphasis:
  • David Heldenbrand
  • Email: heldenda@uvu.edu


Four four-year bachelor degrees are offered: Computer Science, Software Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Computer Engineering. The Computer Science degree (BS-CS) is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) and offers two areas of emphasis: Computer Science and Computer Networking. The Computer Science degree conforms to the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) and Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (IEEE) joint model curriculum; the Software Engineering degree conforms to the IEEE Computer Society’s Software Engineering Body of Knowledge; and the  Computer Engineering degree conforms to the IEEE Computer Society’s Computer Engineering Body of Knowledge.

Note: Students may earn only one BS Degree in Computer Science or Software Engineering. Additional degrees will not be awarded for completing subsequent BS-CS areas of emphasis.

Requirements for Certificate of Completion (Programmer), Associate in Science in Computer Science (AS-CS) and Associate in Applied Science in Computer Science (AAS-CS) with emphasis in Computer Engineering and in Computing and Networking Sciences degrees are included within the BS degree requirements. Students majoring in Computer Science degrees are encouraged to review these degrees and apply for them when they have met the requirements. The Computer Engineering degree (BS-CE) is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).

Classroom instruction is supported by well-equipped computer labs.

Career Opportunities

Degrees offered by the Computer Science Department prepare students for rewarding career opportunities in many different fields. Occupations available to graduates of our programs are consistently listed as among the highest paid and most in demand, and the long-term employment outlook is currently excellent.

Internships

Computer Science is committed to adequately preparing students for their intended career path. Thus, they encourage internship opportunities that provide students with applied knowledge to complement the theory learned in the classroom, and also enhances their resumes and marketability upon graduation.

 
 

Faculty

Charles Allison(2001)

Professor

Department: Computer Science
Faculty



B.S., Mathematics/Portuguese, M.S., Mathematics/Statistics, Brigham Young University; M.S., Ph.D. (ABD), Applied Math/Computer Science, University of Arizona.

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Brian Durney(2001)

Associate Professor

Department: Computer Science
Faculty



B.S., Computer Science, University of Utah; M.S., Computer Science, Stanford University; Ph.D., Computer Science, University of Oregon.

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Dana Doggett(2018)

Lecturer

Department: Computer Science
Faculty



B.S., Electronics Engineering Technology, M.S., Computer Science, Brigham Young University - Provo.

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Neil Harrison(2005)

Professor

Department: Computer Science
Department Chair, Faculty



B.S., Computer Science, Brigham Young University; M.S., Computer Science, Purdue University; Ph.D., Computer Science, University of Groningen, Netherlands.

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David Heldenbrand(1992)

Professor

Department: Computer Science
Faculty



B.M.Ed., James Madison University; A.A., EDP Business, Montgomery College; M.S., Computer Science, Johns Hopkins University-Whiting School of Engineering.

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Reza Kamali-Sarvestani(2012)

Associate Professor

Department: Computer Science
Faculty



B.S., Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Shiraz University; M.Sc., Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Guilan University; M.S., Electrical Engineering, Ph.D., Engineering, University of Alabama.

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Charles Knadler(2016)

Lecturer

Department: Computer Science
Faculty



B.E.S., Mechanics, The Johns Hopkins University; M.S., D.Sc., Computer Science, George Washington University.

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Afsaneh Minaie(2001)

Professor

Department: Computer Science
Faculty



B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, University of Oklahoma.

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Mohammad Masoum(2018)

Associate Professor

Department: Computer Science
Faculty



B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Colorado.

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Todd Peterson(2003)

Associate Professor

Department: Computer Science
Faculty



B.S., Computer Science, Brigham Young University; M.S., Ph.D., Computer Science, University of Alabama.

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George Rudolph(2016)

Associate Professor

Department: Computer Science
Faculty



B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Computer Science, Brigham Young University.

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Sayed Salehi(2017)

Assistant Professor

Department: Computer Science
Faculty



B.S., Electrical Engineering, Malek Ashtar University of Technology, Iran; M.S., Electrical Engineering, Isfahan University of Technology, Iran; M.S., Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, University of Minnesota.

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Reza Sanati-Mehrizy(2001)

Professor

Department: Computer Science
Faculty



B.S., Business Administration, Rasht Commercial College; M.S., Ph.D., Computer Science, University of Oklahoma.

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Craig Sharp(2016)

Lecturer

Department: Computer Science
Faculty



B.S., Architecture, Ball State University; M.S., Computer & Information Sciences, College of Charleston; Ph.D. (ABD), Computer Sciences, University of South Carolina.

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Jingpeng Tang(2014)

Associate Professor

Department: Computer Science
Faculty



B.S., Engineering, Southwest Jiaotong University; M.S., Computer Science, Engineering, Ph.D., Computer Science, North Dakota State University.

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Lynn Thackeray(2015)

Lecturer

Department: Computer Science
Faculty



B.S., Design Engineering & Computer Graphics Technology, Brigham Young University; M.S., Instructional Technology, Utah State University; Ph.D., Education, Northeastern University.

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David Wagstaff(2015)

Lecturer

Department: Computer Science
Faculty



B.S., Computer Science, Brigham Young University; M.S., Computer Science, Walden University.

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Curtis Welborn(2005)

Professor

Department: Computer Science
Faculty



BBA, Business Administration, University of Texas - Arlington; M.S., Computer Science, University of Texas at El Paso; Ph.D., Computer Science, Texas Tech University.

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