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Calculus I and II
If for any reason you do not complete Calculus I and II by the end of your Freshman year, you should arrange to take these course(s) during the summer before returning to Clarkson. Calculus II is a prerequisite to most of the courses in the Sophomore EE and Computer Engineering curricula. It will be difficult for you to schedule your courses so that you can graduate on time if you have not passed Calculus II before beginning your Sophomore year.

ES110 - Engineering and Society is a required Knowledge Area course (STS - Science, Technology and Society). ES110 contains one communication point. Engineering majors must be first year students to enroll. Honors students are exempt from this requirement. BR 200, EE 268 and ES238 are acceptable substitutes for ES110. Note: BR200 has two communication points while EE268 and ES238 have none

BY 160 is a 3 credit course while CM 132 is a 4 credit course. Students taking BY 160 instead of CM 132 will also need to take an additional 1 credit course in order to earn the 120 credits needed to graduate. For example, The extra credit can be earned by taking

  • BY162 Biology II Laboratory (2 credits)
  • FY100 Transitions (1 credit)
  • a 1 credit MP course

Electrical Engineering Senior Laboratory
Required for Electrical Engineering Majors. May be taken either in Fall or Spring of the senior year.

Computer Engineering Senior Laboratory
Notice that EE464 (Digital Systems Design) and EE416 (Computer Engineering Senior Laboratory) form an integrated pair of courses; each is co-requisite with the other. These courses are only taught in the Fall, and it is important to plan your schedule so that they are included then.

Double Majors: Computer Engineering and Computer Science
Students who double major in Computer Engineering and Computer Science may take either EE 261 or CS 141; they must take EE 361 and EE 363.

Area Elective

There are six Electives courses that must be taken in the EE curriculum. The area electives must be selected as follows:

  • At least 2 from a single area of electrical and computer engineering
  • At least 1 from a different area of electrical and computer engineering
  • the remainder will be from any areas in electrical and computer engineering.

Here are the areas and the courses in thoses areas:

  • Electronics:
    • EE365, EE441, EE442, EE448
  • Power:
    • EE333, EE430, EE431, EE438, EE439, EE448
  • Computer Hardware:
    • EE360, EE365, EE407, EE466
  • Computer Software:
    • EE361, EE363, EE368, EE408, EE410, EE462, EE465, EE468
  • Signal Processing:
    • EE401, EE407
  • Communication:
    • EE470,  EE471
  • Control:
    • EE450, EE451
  • Biomedical and Rehabilitation Engineering:
    • BR400, EE485

Breadth Only Areas can be selected only if the corresponding Depth Only Area is not selected. For example, Computer Software can be used as a Breadth Area only if Computers is not used as a Depth Area.

There are other ways of selecting Area Electives to achieve depth and breadth. An Area Elective Plan must be submitted for a plan that does not conform to the above organization of area electives. No Area Elective Plan needs to be submitted for plans that conform to the above organization of EE electives. 

Computer Engineering - Computer Science Elective
A computer science course (any course with the CS designation) numbered 200 or higher, except CS241.

Engineering Science Elective
Computer and Electrical Engineering Majors: ES220 Statics, ES222 Strength of Materials, ES260 Materials Science and Engineering I, ES340 Thermodynamics, ES405 Design of Experiments and Analysis of Data. Other ES courses may be permitted upon obtaining prior approval from the ECE department. An Engineering Science Elective Plan must be submitted for courses not listed above. No ES Elective Plan needs to be submitted when selecting from the ES courses shown.

KA/UC (Knowledge Area/University Course) Elective
A total of five KA/UC courses which must be taken to cover four of the six knowledge areas:

  • Cultures and Societies (CSO)
  • Contemporary and Global Issues (CGI)
  • Imaginative Arts (IA)
  • Science, Technology, and Society (STS)
  • Economics and Organizations (EC)
  • Individual and Group Behavior (IG)

At least one of the KA/UC courses must be a University course. University courses are interdisciplinary courses that cover two or more knowledge areas.

One of the KA/UC courses must be in the EC area. EC350 is the recommended EC Knowledge Area elective.

Mathematics Elective
MA 211 or any course numbered MA 300+. You should not take both STAT383 and MA381 (STAT381).

Software Engineering Professional Elective
Software Engineering Professional Electives may be any course numbered EE 300+, CS 300+, MS 300+, AS 300+, BR 400, ME 444, COMM 442, COMM 444 or CS 242.

Undesignated Elective
These electives may be used for additional technical courses, technical communications courses, management courses (in preparation for an MBA), or any other college level coursework that may interest you. These electives may not repeat material you have already studied in some other course.

ROTC courses beyond the Freshman level may be used for this requirement.

Three-credit combinations of one-credit courses and two-credit courses may also be used for undesignated elective credit.

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