Dec 05, 2022
The electrical and computer engineering program is accredited by the EAC (Engineering Accreditation Commission) of ABET (formerly the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology).
Graduates of the program are prepared to:
- excel as engineers in technologically-intensive environments;
- succeed in post-baccalaureate and graduate studies;
- transfer their acquired skills to a variety of contexts and endeavors; and
- contribute to society as broadly educated, articulate, and ethical professionals and citizens.
Two tracks are defined within this program, namely Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering. In order to graduate, students must fulfill the core requirements of the degree program, plus one of the two tracks, for a total of 128.5 credits as described in the Program Requirements. A requirement of the major may not be used to satisfy an elective of the major.
Minimum number of credits required for the major: 128.5. For graduation, electrical and computer engineering majors must maintain an overall grade point average of 2.0 and a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 in engineering courses.
Permission from the student’s advisor is required before taking any course outside USM to satisfy a requirement of the major. Course requirements are as follows (concurrent Core Curriculum requirements are noted in parentheses for reference).
University Core Curriculum (18-24 credits)
- Writing, Reading, and Inquiry 1: ENG 100 - College Writing or equivalent
- Writing, Reading, and Inquiry 2: ENG 102 - Academic Writing or equivalent
- Writing, Reading, and Inquiry 3: ITP 210 - Technical Writing or equivalent
- Quantitative Reasoning: MAT 152 - Calculus A
- Creative Expression: THE 170 - Public Speaking or equivalent
- Cultural Interpretation
- Socio-cultural Analysis
- Science Exploration: CHY 113 - Principles of Chemistry I and CHY 114 - Laboratory Techniques I
- Ethical Inquiry, Social Responsibility, and Citizenship: EGN 304 - Engineering Economics
- Culture, Power, and Equity
- Engaged Learning: EGN 401 - Senior Design Project I and the Engineering Profession
Computer Programming (4 credits)
Basic Science (14.5 credits)
Engineering Core (22 credits)
Electrical and Computer Engineering Core (26 credits)
Technical Electives (12 credits)
Completion of four (4) engineering courses with three or more credits each at the junior or senior level (300-level or higher EGN, ELE, or MEE) that are not otherwise required in the program and track.
Choose one of the following two tracks:
Electrical Engineering Track (14 credits)
Computer Engineering Track (14 credits)
USM Core Requirements
The USM Core Curriculum is a coherent, integrative, and rigorous liberal education that enables our graduates to be world-minded, intentional, life-long learners and captures your general education degree requirements.
Please Note: Core requirements may be part of your major and/or minor, and Core may have been fulfilled with transfer credit. Please consult your MaineStreet Degree Progress Report (DPR) and review your degree progress with your Advisor. For additional information, access the USM Core webpage.