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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 Academic Writing 3
or ENGH 1005   Literacies and Composition Across Context (5.0)  
  ENGL 2010   Intermediate Writing Academic Writing and Research 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   Energy Conversion 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 Or ENGH 1005 Introduction to Academic Writing or Literacies and Composition Across Contexts 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/Academic Writing and Research 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 Energy Conversion 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:

Engineering

Location:

CS 425k

Telephone:

801-863-8373

Email:

engineering@uvu.edu

Web Address:

uvu.edu/engineering

Chair:

Afsaneh Minaie

 
 

Mission Statement

The Mission of the Engineering Department at Utah Valley University (UVU) is to provide a strong engineering foundation with a hands-on component to prepare professionally competent engineers of integrity who serve the engineering needs of the region and the globally interdependent community. The B.S. in Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering programs use the ABET’s Student Outcomes 1 through 7.

 
 

Engineering

  • Department Chair: Afsaneh Minaie
  • Telephone: 801-863-6391
  • Email:  minaieaf@uvu.edu
  • Advisors:
  • Staff:
  • Lab Manager/Instrctor, Electrical and Computer Engineering: Hossien Ghaibi
 
 

B.S. Civil Engineering

Civil Engineering Program

Civil engineering is the oldest engineering discipline. The Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (BSCE) prepares graduates to apply mathematical and scientific principles to the design and supervision of infrastructure components including buildings, roads, bridges, dams, tunnels, mass transit systems, and airports. Civil engineers are also involved in environmental studies and the design and supervision of municipal water supplies and sewage systems.

The BSCE provides combined classroom and laboratory components and prepares students to work for local, state, and federal governments, as consultants, construction supervisors, city engineers, and public utility and transportation agencies. The program also prepares students for further studies at the graduate level should they decide to do so.

 
 

B.S. Computer Engineering

  • Program Coordinator:
  • Reza Kamali-Sarvestani
  • Telephone: 801-863-8978
  • Email:  reza.kamali@uvu.edu
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Computer Engineering Program

Computer Engineering encompasses the science and technology of design, construction, implementation, testing, and maintenance of integrated software and hardware components of modern computing systems and computer–controlled equipment (cell phones, video games, laptops).

The BSCE provides combined classroom and laboratory components and prepares students to work for local, state, and federal governments, as consultants, construction supervisors, city engineers, and public utility and transportation agencies. The program also prepares students for further studies at the graduate level should they decide to do so.

Accreditation

The BS in Computer Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET (www.abet.org).  ABET accreditation provides assurance that programs meet the quality standards of the profession.  Many employers seek students from ABET accredited programs.  

 
 

B.S. Electrical Engineering

  • Program Coordinator:
  • Mohammad A.S. Masoum
  • Telephone: 801-863-8949
  • Email:  mmasoum@uvu.edu
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Electrical Engineering Program

A Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (EE) 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.

 
 

B.S. Mechanical Engineering

  • Program Coordinator:
  • Sean Tolman
  • Telephone: 801-863-5417
  • Email:  stolman@uvu.edu

Mechanical Engineering Program

Mechanical engineering, which has evolved over the years as new technologies have emerged, is one of the broadest engineering disciplines. The Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (BSME) prepares graduates to apply mathematical and scientific principles to the design, development, testing, and manufacturing of machines, robots, tools, biomedical devices, power generating equipment such as steam and gas turbines, wind turbines, solar systems, internal combustion engines, and heating, cooling, and refrigeration equipment.

The BSME provides combined classroom and laboratory components and will prepare students to work for local, state, and federal governments; biomedical and aerospace fields; manufacturing sectors; consulting firms; transportation industry; and high tech and energy sectors. The program will also prepare students for further studies at the graduate level should they decide to do so.

 
 

A.S., APE Pre-Engineering

  • Program Coordinator:
  • Masood Amin
  • Telephone: 801-863-8805
  • Email:  aminma@uvu.edu

Pre-Engineering Program

The pre-engineering program at UVU has been created to prepare students to continue their education in many engineering disciplines. Students may continue into one of the baccalaureate engineering programs at UVU or transfer to another university. With adequate planning, pre-engineering coursework completed at UVU will transfer to any Utah university offering engineering degrees.

The Pre-engineering program of study will vary markedly from student to student depending on several factors including: high school preparation, engineering discipline of interest, and the intended baccalaureate program. The pre-engineering advisor will consider these factors when designing a program to fit the needs of each individual student. It is therefore important that pre-engineering students consult with the pre-engineering advisor concerning classes appropriate for their educational experience at UVU.

Students can choose from two degree plans. The Associate in Pre-Engineering (APE) degree and Associate of Science (AS) in Pre-Engineering degree. The APE degree is comprised of math, science, and engineering courses- normally taken by first and second year students in a four-year program, along with a small number of general education courses. In this program students can choose one of three emphases in engineering, Biological and Chemical, Civil and Mechanical, Computer and Electrical. For the AS degree students can take appropriate general education courses and carefully choose elective courses related to the engineering discipline they are going to pursue. This option normally takes longer, unless the student has advanced placement or concurrent enrollment from high school; however, it has the added benefit of possible waiving of general education requirements at the student’s follow-on school.

Faculty

Masood Amin(1997)

Associate Professor

Department: Engineering
Faculty



B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Brigham Young University.

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Amanda Bordelon(2018)

Assistant Professor

Department: Engineering
Faculty



B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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James Cox(2009)

Associate Professor

Department: Construction Technologies
Faculty

Department: Engineering
Faculty

A.S., Physics, Carbon Jr. College; Bachelor of Engineering Science in Civil Engineering, Mathematics, M.E., Transportation, Brigham Young University; Ph.D., Transportation, University of Utah.

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Thomas  Hales(2018)

Assistant Professor

Department: Engineering
Faculty



B.S., Computer Science, Weber State University, B.S., Civil & Environmental Engineering, Utah State University, M.S., Ph.D., Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Utah.

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Matthew Jensen(2019)

Assistant Professor

Department: Engineering
Faculty



B.Sc., Mechanical Engineering, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, PhD, Mechanical Engineering, Clemson University,

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Mohammad  Masoum(2018)

Associate Professor

Department: Engineering
Faculty



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

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Afsaneh Minaie(2001)

Professor

Department: Engineering
Department Chair, Faculty



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

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Ehsan Rohani(2018)

Assistant Professor

Department: Engineering
Faculty



B.S., Electronic Engineering, Tehran Polytechnic, M.S., Electronic Engineering, University of Tehran, Ph.D., Computer Engineering, Texas A&M University.

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Abdennour Seibi(2019)

Associate Professor

Department: Engineering
Faculty



B.Sc., Mechanical Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, M.Sc., Engineering Science and Mechanics, Pennsylvania State University, PhD, Engineering Science and Mechanics, Pennsylvania State University,

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Mohammad Shekaramiz(2019)

Lecturer

Department: Engineering
Faculty



BSc, Elecgtrical Engineering, Yazd University, Iran, MSc, Electrical Engineering, Isfahan University of Technology, PhD, Electrical Engineering, Utah State University,

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Sean Tolman(2011)

Associate Professor

Department: Engineering
Faculty



B.S., Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Brigham Young University; M.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Utah.

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Bennington Willardson(2019)

Assistant Professor

Department: Engineering
Faculty



BS, Civil & Environmental Engineering, Utah State University, MS, Civil and Environmental Engineeringq, Utah State University, PhD, Water Resources Engineering, University of Southern California,

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