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Electrical Engineering BS

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Start your journey toward becoming an electrical engineer.

Extremely broad, and relevant to almost everything in our daily life, electrical engineering ranges from fancy toys to highly sophisticated electronics like computers, audio equipment, and video components.

Career Possibilities

A BS degree in electrical engineering prepares students for work in such diverse fields as telecommunications, microelectronics, power electronics, and RF electronics, working for such companies as Raytheon, BAE Systems, Draper Laboratory, and a host of small to medium-sized local and national start-up companies.

The Electrical Engineering Program at UMass Boston is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.

Plan Your Education

How to Apply

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Financing Your Education

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Financial Aid Deadlines & Application Process 

Scholarships for First-Year & Transfer Students

Deadlines and Cost

For fall semester admission, applications submitted by the "priority deadline" of March 1 are given priority and will be notified of a decision by the end of April. Applications will be considered on an ongoing basis through July 1.

For spring semester admission, the application deadline is December 1. Applications will be considered on an ongoing basis through December.

Cost & Aid
For additional information regarding tuition and fees, please visit the Bursar’s Office or send an email to Bursar@umb.edu.

Curriculum

Major Requirements

Complete at least 98 credits from a minimum of 32 courses including six mathematics courses, four physics courses, one computer science course, two thematic electives, thirteen electrical engineering courses, four electrical and computer engineering electives, and two additional electives.

GPA: Engineering majors must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0 in all courses applied toward the major

Pass/fail: No courses taken pass/fail may be applied toward the major except for one course in the thematic electives.

Residency: At least 30 credits of upper-level engineering courses must be completed at UMass Boston.

Minimum grade: No course with a grade below C- may be applied toward the major.

Course Requirements

Mathematics Courses (21 Credits)

  • MATH 140 - Calculus I 4 Credit(s)
  • MATH 141 - Calculus II 4 Credit(s)
  • MATH 242 - Multivariable and Vector Calculus 4 Credit(s)
  • MATH 260 - Linear Algebra I 3 Credit(s)
  • MATH 270 - Applied Ordinary Differential Equations 3 Credit(s)
  • ENGIN 211L - Engineering Mathematics 3 Credit(s)

Physics Courses (12 Credits)

  • PHYSIC 113 - Fundamentals of Physics I 4 Credit(s)
  • PHYSIC 114 - Fundamentals of Physics II 4 Credit(s)
  • PHYSIC 181 - Physics Laboratory I 2 Credit(s)
  • PHYSIC 182 - Physics Laboratory II 2 Credit(s)

Computer Science Course (3 to 4 Credits)

  • CS 109 - Computer Programming for Engineers 3 Credit(s)
    or
  • CS 110 - Introduction to Computing 4 Credit(s)

Electrical Engineering Courses (38 Credits)

  • ENGIN 104 - Introduction to Electrical and Computer Engineering 3 Credit(s)
  • ENGIN 231 - Circuit Analysis I 3 Credit(s)
  • ENGIN 232 - Circuit Analysis II 3 Credit(s)
  • ENGIN 241 - Digital Systems with Lab 4 Credit(s)
  • ENGIN 271 - Circuit Lab I 1 Credit(s)
  • ENGIN 272 - Circuit Lab II 1 Credit(s)
  • ENGIN 321 - Signals and Systems 3 Credit(s)
  • ENGIN 322 - Probability and Random Processes 3 Credit(s)
  • ENGIN 331 - Fields & Waves 3 Credit(s)
  • ENGIN 365 - Electronics I with Lab 4 Credit(s)
  • ENGIN 366 - Electronics II with Lab 4 Credit(s)
  • ENGIN 491 - Senior Design Project I 3 Credit(s)
  • ENGIN 492 - Senior Design Project II 3 Credit(s)

ECE Electives (12 Credits)

Take four electives from the list below.

  • ENGIN 304 - Engineering Design 3 Credit(s)
  • ENGIN 341 - Advanced Digital Design 3 Credit(s)
  • ENGIN 342 - Computer Communications and Security 3 Credit(s)
  • ENGIN 346 - Embedded Systems 3 Credit(s)
  • ENGIN 351 - Fundamentals of Semiconductor Devices 3 Credit(s)
  • ENGIN 441 - System on Chip (SoC) Design 3 Credit(s)
  • ENGIN 442 - Internet of Things 3 Credit(s)
  • ENGIN 446 - Computer Architecture Design 3 Credit(s)
  • ENGIN 448 - Operating Systems 3 Credit(s)
  • ENGIN 451 - Semiconductor Device Design, Simulation and Fabrication 3 Credit(s)
  • ENGIN 471 - RF/Microwave Circuits 3 Credit(s)
  • ENGIN 478 - Independent Study 1-3 Credit(s)

Thematic Electives (6 to 10 Credits)

Take two electives from the list below. Both electives must be in the same thematic area and only one thematic area may be applied toward the major.

Additional Electives (6 to 8 Credits)

Take two additional electives. Each elective can be an additional thematic elective in the same thematic area as the first two or additional ECE electives.

Contact

For questions about specific courses or research projects during this time, please contact the appropriate professor. For general inquiries about the Department, please email engineering@umb.edu.

Engineering Department

McCormack Building
3rd Floor, Room 128
University of Massachusetts Boston
100 Morrissey Blvd.
Boston, MA 02125
Phone: 617.287.6036
Email: Email Engineering Department

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