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2017-2018 Academic Catalog 
    
2017-2018 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Electrical Engineering


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The Electrical Engineering program is directed towards the practical use of scientific, engineering, and technical principles to meet the objectives of industry, business, government, and the public. Underlying the programs is a recognition that the impact of technology upon the quality of life is increasing and that the proper application of technology is critical to meeting current, emerging human needs, and working with regional industries to develop and increase technically knowledgeable human resources.

The basic required program of instruction in fundamental theory and laboratory practice is balanced by abroad range of electives in such fields as control systems, digital and hybrid systems, and electrodynamics. The students, with the counsel and guidance of faculty advisors, design their electives program around their own special interest.

The mission of the program in Electrical Engineering is to provide innovative teaching, research and service and prepare problem solvers, creative thinkers and researchers with science, technology, engineering, and mathematics competitive background focused on the core of electrical engineering.

Advanced Topics

For students who like to explore, the Advanced Topics concentration enables you to choose up to twelve credits from elective or other concentration courses to fill out your program.

Control Systems

Control Systems engineering seeks to analyze physical systems - mechanical, electrical, fluidic, chemical, financial and even biological - and design ways to control them. From prototyping a new spacecraft guidance system, to engineering more efficient fuel injection in cars, to designing multi-legged robots for combat, control systems engineers play a critical role in technological innovation. In the Control Systems program within the Electrical Engineering Department, you will acquire the engineering methods and analytic tools needed to design solutions for complex technical challenges in the world of control.

Digital and Hybrid Systems

Digital & Hybrid Systems focuses on integrating digital mechanisms to achieve greater interoperability, compatibility, transferability, and scalability in devices. They are the basis of how all technology and information becomes accessible and usable. Digital & hybrid systems engineers combine components to provide newer, faster, and more reliable technology to military, avionics, security, marine and other industries. The Digital & Hybrid Systems program in the Electrical Engineering Department provides you with a strong foundation in the principles of digital & hybrid systems and circuits, as well as hands-on training in industry-standard tools for designing the digital systems that are essential to all technologies in use today.

Electrodynamics

Electrodynamics is a branch of physics that studies moving electric charges and their interaction with magnetic and electric fields. Rooted in classic and quantum physics, electrodynamic engineering focuses on developing advanced technology used in space exploration, energy conservation, proton acceleration, and a myriad of other applications. The Electrodynamics program in the Electrical Engineering Department will give you a strong scientific foundation in the theory and problems of electrodynamics, as well as hands-on experience in designing new, exciting electrodynamic technologies.

Florida Common Prerequisites

Students who started as freshman at Florida Poly (native students) must complete general education requirements and the following courses to enter the degree program as a junior:

  • CHM 2045 - Chemistry 1 Credits: 3

  • CHM 2045L - Chemistry 1 Laboratory Credits: 1

  • EEL 3111C - Circuits 1 Credits: 4

  • EEL 3112C - Circuits 2 Credits: 3

  • MAC 2311 - Analytic Geometry and Calculus 1 Credits: 4

  • MAC 2312 - Analytic Geometry and Calculus 2 Credits: 4

  • MAC 2313 - Analytic Geometry and Calculus 3 Credits: 4

  • MAP 2302 - Differential Equations Credits: 3

  • PHY 2048 - Physics 1 Credits: 3

  • PHY 2048L - Physics 1 Laboratory Credits: 1

  • PHY 2049 - Physics 2 Credits: 3

  • PHY 2049L - Physics 2 Laboratory Credits: 1

 

Transfer students must meet general education requirements and satisfy the following Florida State Common Prerequisites to enter the degree program as a junior:

CHM X045 - Chemistry 1 & CHM X045L

  • or CHM X045C

  • or CHS X440/X440L(1)

  • or CHS X440/CHM X045L(1)

MAC X311 - Analytic Geometry and Calculus 1

  • or MAC X281

MAC X311 - Analytic Geometry and Calculus 2

  • or MAC X282

MAC X313 - Analytic Geometry and Calculus 3

  • or MAC X282   

MAP X302 - Differential Equations

  • or MAP X305

 PHY X048 - Physics 1

  • or PHY X048C

  • or PHY X043/X048L

  • or PHY X053/X053L

PHY X049 - Physics 2

  • or PHY X049C

  • or PHY X044/X049L

  • or PHY X054/X054L

EEL 3111c - Circuits 1

or EELX111/X117L

  • EEL 3112c - Circuits 2

(1)  CHS440 only if the course is 4 credit hours including lab

Learning Compact

Florida Polytechnic University's Academic Learning Compact describes what students, who follow the major's study plan, will know and be able to do. These are listed as core student learning outcomes.

College:

Engineering

Program:

Electrical Engineering

Purpose of the Program:

Electrical Engineering is a high-quality program focused on education, professional development and research.  The program is interdisciplinary and encompasses a range of disciplines including, engineering, science, and mathematics. The program educates students in the fundamental core of electrical engineering with concentrations in Control Systems, Digital & Hybrid Systems, Electrodynamics, and advanced topics where students can select from a range of options.

Graduates of the program with demonstrate the following

1) Apply scientific, engineering and mathematical knowledge to solve and analyze electrical engineering problems. The learning outcome maps to the following criteria:

  • ABET Criterion a: Ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering.

  • ABET Criterion e: Ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.

2) Demonstrate proficiency in electrical engineering for electrical system or device design, simulation, characterization and analysis capabilities. The learning outcome maps to the following criteria:

  • ABET Criterion b: Ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.

  • ABET Criterion c: Ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs.

  • ABET Criterion k: Ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

3) Discuss the ethical, life-long learning, contemporary, legal, private, and social issues pertinent to electrical engineering. The learning outcome maps to the following criteria:

  • ABET Criterion f: Understanding of professional and ethical responsibilities.

  • ABET Criterion h: Broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context.

  • ABET Criterion i: Recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in, life-long learning.

  • ABET Criterion j: Knowledge of contemporary issues.

4) Exhibit knowledge by individual and group presentations and reports in different aspects of program concentrations including Control Systems, Digital & Hybrid Systems. The learning outcome maps to the following criteria:

  • ABET Criterion d: Ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams.

  • ABET Criterion g: Ability to communicate effectively.

Core Learning Outcomes:

Student Learning Outcomes

The Outcomes Involve These Skills:

Upon completion of the Computer Engineering Degree in the College of Engineering, students will possess:

Content

Critical Thinking

Communication

Demonstrate scientific, engineering and mathematical knowledge to solve and analyze electrical engineering problems.

X

   

Demonstrate proficiency in electrical engineering for electrical system or device design, simulation, characterization and analysis capabilities.

 

X

 

Recognize the ethical, environmental, legal, private, and social implications pertinent to electrical engineering.

X

   

Exhibit knowledge by presentations and reports in different aspects of program concentrations including Control Systems, Digital & Hybrid Systems.

   

X

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