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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Electrical Engineering

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Department Electrical & Computer Engineering & Technology
College Science, Engineering & Technology
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Undergraduate Degree Type(s) BSEE
Program Description Electrical Engineering (EE) encompasses research, development, design and operation of electrical and electronic systems and their components. This program leads to a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (BSEE). The primary objective of the Electrical Engineering program is to educate engineering professionals who possess a sound design and analytical background coupled with a strong laboratory experience. This means that the department prepares its graduates for:
  • Entry into the engineering work environment with well-developed design and laboratory skills.
  • Further study toward advanced degrees in engineering and other related disciplines.
  • Advancement into managerial ranks and/or entrepreneurial endeavors.
The Electrical Engineering degree curriculum includes the following components:
  • A strong background in the physical sciences, mathematics, and the engineering sciences including extensive hands-on laboratory instruction.
  • An integrated design component including instruction in basic practices and procedures, creativity, control, economics, and synthesis. The process begins with basic instruction during the freshman year and concludes with a capstone design project.
  • A choice of several sub-disciplines in their senior level elective offerings (digital, controls, communications, microelectronics design and fabrication).
  • Opportunities for students to develop sensitivity to the social and humanistic implications of technology and motivate them to make worth while contributions to the profession and society, while upholding the highest standards of professional ethics.
  • Courses in business and economics to promote awareness of management and the economic aspects of engineering.
  • Preparation for continuing study and professional development.
The curriculum offers students the opportunity to emphasize a number of specialized areas including digital systems, communications, controls, and microelectronic design and fabrication. The Electrical Engineering major is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). 
Admission Requirements

Admission to major is granted by the department.  During the sophomore year, students should submit an application form for admission to the electrical engineering program. Admission to the program is selective and, following application to the department, subject to approval of the faculty. The department makes a special effort to accommodate transfer students.
Only students admitted to the program are permitted to enroll in upper–division EE courses. No transfer credits are allowed for upper–division EE courses except by faculty review followed by special written permission. Before being accepted into the program and admitted to 300–level electrical engineering courses (typically in the fall semester), a student must complete a minimum of 46 semester credits including the following:


  • General Physics (calculus–based) (10 credits)
  • Calculus, Differential Equations, & Probability and Statistics (19 credits)
  • Introduction to Electrical/Computer Engineerinng I and II (6 credits)
  • Microprocessor I Laboratory (1 credit)
  • Electrical Engineering Circuit Analysis I & II (including laboratory) (7 credits)
  • Chemistry (3 credits)
  • English Composition (4 credits)
  • Computer Sciences (3 credits)
  • Statics (3 credits)
  • Introduction to Electrical & Computer Engineering I & II (6 credits)
A cumulative grade–point average of 2.5 for all science, math and engineering courses must have been maintained. Only grades of C or better will be counted toward graduation. MSU students should complete the pre–engineering courses listed under the major.
Other Requirements  
Academic Bulletin A full description of the program including class listings and class descriptions are listed in the Academic Bulletin.
Program Contact Information Electrical & Computer Engineering & Technology
242 Trafton Science Center North
Mankato, MN 56001
Phone: 507-389-5747
Fax: 507-389-6280
College Advising All Electrical Engineering majors are assigned to an academic advisor to assist in planning their major program.  Meetings with an advisor are REQUIRED prior to each registration.  Additional advising support is available at:
College of Science, Engineering & Technology Advising Center
Ken Adams, Student Relations Coordinator
125 Trafton Science Center C.
Mankato, MN 56001

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