The Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering (EECE) program prepares engineers for interesting and challenging positions in diverse fields of electrical and computer engineering from automotive, energy, communication to consumer electronics such as smartphones, tablets, computers, appliances, and much more. The program prepares graduates to be at the forefront of designing the next generation of electrical and computer devices.
Students learn the theory and principles of electricity, electronic devices, and complex system design. The curriculum covers analog and digital circuits, microprocessors, power systems, electrical components and how these are incorporated into sensors, actuators and computer systems. Students will learn about electrical and computer engineering design, computer systems, and computer networking. There are many opportunities for hands-on learning as well as traditional theory-based learning.
Employment opportunities are excellent in developing, designing, testing and supervising the manufacturing of electrical devices, communication systems, computer systems, and power generation equipment. Electrical and computer engineers also design the electrical systems of automobiles and aircraft. There are also job opportunities in technical sales and operations. An ECE degree also offers an excellent background for advanced training in engineering, business, law, medicine, and other analytical disciplines.
This is a designated STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) program.
Articulation Agreements - Washtenaw Community College (2018-2021) or see Community College Relations for additional agreements for this major.
To be considered for admission students must meet the following requirements
- A minimum EMU cumulative GPA of 2.5. (If a student has not yet established an EMU GPA, a combined GPA of 2.5 from all transfer institutions will be accepted)
- Completion of PHY 224 , MATH 120 , MATH 121 , and EECE 212 , with a grade of C or above, (or equivalent Transfer Credit)
Students who wish to be admitted must do the following
- Submit an application online by October 1, February 1, or July 1
- Attend a mandatory meeting with an Electrical and Computer Engineering faculty member or CET Staff Advisor. (The student will be contacted to schedule appointment after the receipt of their application)
Decision Notification Process
Students will be notified by email/letter after a decision is made. This notification will be made no later than the start of the semester following the application.
Major Requirements: 85 hours
Foundational Courses: 12 hours
Mathematics & Science Courses: 32 hours
Electrical & Computer Engineering Courses: 29 hours
Concentration: 12 hours
Choose one concentration from the following.
This major does not require a minor.
Students must earn a minimum total of 124 credits at the 100-level or above.
Critical Graduation Information
The following are minimum requirements for all bachelor’s degrees awarded by Eastern Michigan University. Some majors and minors require more than the minimum in one or more of the areas below; students are urged to consult the online catalog for the requirements of their particular programs.
- Earn a minimum total of 124 credits at the 100-level and above. Courses with numbers below 100 will not be counted toward this degree requirement. At most 8 credit hours of physical education (PEGN) activity courses will be counted toward this requirement.
- Meet the requirements of the General Education program (see information below).
- Complete a Writing Intensive (GEWI) Course in your major.
- Earn a minimum of 60 credits from a four-year college or university; courses taken at community colleges cannot be used to meet this requirement. (Some formal program-to-program articulation agreements modify this requirement. See specific agreements for details.)
- Earn a minimum of 30 credits from courses taken at EMU.
- Complete 10 of the last 30 hours for the degree from courses taken at EMU.
- Have a minimum of 30 unique credit hours in their major and 20 unique credit hours in their minor for a total of at least 50 unique credit hours between them. Some majors that require 50 or more hours themselves do not require a minor; students should check requirements of the selected major in the undergraduate catalog to see if a minor is required.
- Earn no more than 60 credit hours in one subject area (prefix). Credits in excess of the 60 maximum will not be counted toward the minimum of 124 credits required for a bachelor’s degree.
- Earn the minimum number of credits in 300-level and above courses in each major and minor as specified below - these credits must be earned in distinct courses; that is, no course can be used to fulfill this requirement in more than one major or minor.
- Earn a minimum of 6 credits in 300-level or higher courses at EMU in each minor
- Earn a minimum of 9 credits in 300-level or higher courses at EMU in each major that requires a minor.
- Earn a minimum of 15 credits in 300-level or higher courses at EMU in each major that does not require a minor
- Transfer credit will be awarded for courses taken at colleges and universities that are accredited by one of the recognized regional accrediting bodies only if the courses are college-level (equated to 100-level or above at EMU) and the student earned a “C” (or 2.0 on a 4 point scale) or better. Transfer credit may be awarded on a case-by-case basis for college-level courses in which a “C” (2.0) or better was earned at institutions outside the U.S. or at non-accredited U.S. institutions; individual departments/schools conduct the internal review of such courses within EMU, and additional documentation may be required. Please note: EMU awards only credit for transferred courses; grades are not used in the calculation of an EMU GPA.
- Earn a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 in courses taken at EMU in order to graduate. In addition, a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 must be reached in each major and minor. Only courses taken at EMU and those applied to a student’s major or minor will be used in the calculation of their major and minor cumulative GPAs. (Note: some programs may require a higher GPA - check with your program advisor.)
General Education Requirements EMU’s General Education Program requires students to choose from a menu of approved courses in several different areas; do not assume that other courses in the same department or with similar names will fulfill these requirements. A detailed description of General Education requirements is available in the General Education section of the catalog.
Students who transferred to EMU may have modified general education requirements based on Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) or articulation agreements; consult your academic advisor for additional information.