General Technical Electives
Electrical Engineering majors are expected to complete 12 credits of General Technical Electives at the 300/400-level. These credits are in addition to the 13 credits of EE Technical Electives. (NOTE: Students who matriculated prior to Fall 2008 will typically satisfy the Non-EE Technical Electives requirement. However, such students may choose instead to satisfy the General Technical Elective but they must then also satisfy the Specialty Area Requirement.)
As part of these General Technical Electives, EE students must successfully complete one 400-level mathematics course. The remaining 9 credits (beyond the 400-level MATH) can be taken from a range of departments unless a course appears on a list of prohibited classes which are specifically excluded from being counted towards the degree.
Any 300 or 400-level course which uses the following prefixes and is not on the list of prohibited classes can be used to fulfill this 9-credit requirement:
AMSC, BCHM, BIOE, BSCI, CHEM, CMSC, ENAE, ENBE, ENCE, ENCH, ENEE, ENES, ENFP, ENMA, ENME, ENNU, ENRE, MATH, PHYS, and STAT.
This means ENEE classes can be used to fulfill this requirement. However, only ENEE courses not being used to satisfy other major requirements can be used to fulfill the remaining 9 credits of General Technical Electives.
Upper-level courses which do not begin with the prefixes in the list above may be approved, on a case-by-case basis, by the ECE Associate Chair for Undergraduate Education. However, to qualify for approval more than one off-list course must be selected, they must be connected by a theme consistent with the student's stated professional goals, and must have a technical component. However, under no circumstances will exceptions be granted for courses on the proscribed list.
Office Address & Contact Information
ECE Undergraduate Studies
2426 A.V. Williams Building
Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
University of Maryland, College Park
College Park, MD 20742
(Phone) 301-405-3685 (FAX) 301-314-9281
URL: ECE Undergraduate Advising & Academic Support
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