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Rensselaer Catalog 2007-2008 [Archived Catalog]

Electrical Engineering


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Traditionally the largest and most diverse in all of engineering, this curriculum offers courses with various degrees of emphasis on theory, design, experimental work, and computer simulation. Subject matter ranges from semiconductors and electromagnetics to circuits and electronics, and to large-scale control, computer, communication, and information processing systems.

First Year


Fall


  • Hum. or Soc. Sci. Elective Credit Hours: 4

Spring


  • Hum. or Soc. Sci. Elective Credit Hours: 4

Second Year


Fall


  • Hum. or Soc. Sci. Elective Credit Hours: 4

Spring


  • Hum. or Soc. Sci. Elective Credit Hours: 4

Third Year


Fall


  • Hum. or Soc. Sci. Elective Credit Hours: 4
    (See footnote 1 below) 

Spring


  • Free Elective Credit Hours: 3-4
    (See footnotes 1, 4, 7 below)
  • Multidisciplinary Elective Credit Hours: 4
    (See footnote 1 below)

Fourth Year


  • Professional Development II Credit Hours: 2
    (See footnotes 5, 6 below)
  • Laboratory Elective Credit Hours: 3
  • Design Elective Credit Hours: 3
  • Restricted Elective Credit Hours: 3-4
  • Free Electives (2 or 3) Credit Hours: 8-9
    (See footnote 4 below)
  • Concentration Electives (2) Credit Hours: 6

Humanities or Social Sciences Electives


In this area, electives are based on the Institute and School of Engineering requirements. Additionally, at least one course must be selected from the list posted on the ECSE home page. Students are urged to elect humanities and social science sequences through which they will obtain adequate breadth and depth in subject areas. Students desiring minors in Humanities and Social Sciences must consult the school or department in which the courses are offered to obtain further information and specific requirements.

Restricted Elective


Any course with the designation EPOW, ECSE, or ENGR 4xxx.

Design Electives


Design electives can be described as “multidisciplinary” (ECSE-4900) or “depth of understanding.” Students should visit the ECSE homepage for help with design elective selection.

Concentration Electives


Two courses in one of the concentration areas.  See www.ecse.rpi.edu/ for areas and courses.

Footnotes


  1. May be taken either term.
  2. May be replaced by ENGR 1300.
  3. Students entering this program in the fourth term should take CSCI 1100 in the spring, deferring ECSE 2610.
  4. The free electives must total at least 12 credits.
  5. This course will be fulfilled from a list published at the start of each semester.
  6. May be taken in the third year.
  7. Students are encouraged to select a life science course, such as BIOL 1010.

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