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2013-2014 UMass Dartmouth Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering Dual Major


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BS degree

Students interested in pursing a challenging, but  valuable program of study may complete a double major in Computer Engineering and Electrical Engineering, meeting the obligations of both programs.

Students should follow the department’s structured advising plan. To complete the program in four years, at least one summer must be devoted to academic study. As with individual majors, a co-op experience is available for qualified students in cooperation with regional industries.

Calculation of the GPA in the Dual Computer and Electrical Engineering Major

To graduate, students must have a minimum 2.000 cumulative grade point average (GPA) for all courses taken at the university. Students must also have a minimum 2.000 cumulative GPA in the major. For purposes of this computation, each major GPA is calculated as follows:

Calculation of the GPA in the Computer Engineering Major:

  1. All courses with an ECE prefix, except ECE 298, ECE 400, ECE 401, ECE 495 or ECE 595; and courses with a CIS prefix numbered 200 or above, except CIS 298, CIS 411, CIS 491, CIS 492, CIS 495 or CIS 595, count in calculating the GPA for the Computer Engineering major.
  2. Courses required for the major but taken outside the major discipline are not counted in the calculation of the major cumulative GPA.
  3. If a course is repeated, only the most recent course grade (whether higher or lower) shall be used to calculate the major cumulative GPA.

Calculation of the GPA in the Electrical Engineering Major:

  1. All courses with an ECE prefix, except ECE 298, ECE 400, ECE 401, ECE 495 or ECE 595 count in calculating the GPA for the Electrical Engineering major.
  2. Courses required for the major but taken outside the major discipline are not counted in the calculation of the major cumulative GPA.
  3. If a course is repeated, only the most recent course grade (whether higher or lower) shall be used to calculate the major cumulative GPA.

Requirements


First Year


Second Year


Third Year


Fourth Year


First Semester: 15 credits


  • University Studies requirement - 3 credits 

Second Semester: 15 credits


  • University Studies requirement - 6 credits

Additional Courses (Summers or one additional semester)


  • University Studies requirements - 3 credits
  • Science Electives - 6 credits  (See footnote 2 below)

Total credits: 144


Notes


* Alternative courses should only be taken in exceptional circumstances and with the written permission of an ECE faculty advisor (CHM 151 and CHM 161 in lieu of CHM 153; MTH 111 in lieu of MTH 113; MTH 112 in lieu of MTH 114; MTH 211 in lieu of MTH 213; PHY 113 in lieu of PHY 111; PHY 114 in lieu of PHY 112).

[1] See University Studies requirements, Clusters 3 and 4.

[2] Must be taken from this list: all BNG, CHM, and PHY courses numbered above 150; or all BIO and MLS courses numbered above 199. Also, one of these courses must meet the University Studies Cluster 2B requirement.

University Studies Requirements for Electrical and Computer Engineering


Degree Candidates for the BS dual degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering must satisfy the University Studies requirements as described in the Academic Policies section of this Catalogue.

  • University Studies requirements in Clusters 1, 2A, and 5 are automatically satisfied by the courses shown as required for this major.
  • The University Studies requirements in Clusters 2B, 3 and 4 may be fulfilled by selecting courses from the approved lists in each cluster, using the University Studies electives shown in the course requirement tables for each major.

University Studies Departmental Requirements


Students in the Computer Engineering and Electrical Engineering Dual Major will meet their departmentally-determined University Studies requirements as follows:

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