Dec 05, 2019  
Rensselaer Catalog 2009-2010 
    
Rensselaer Catalog 2009-2010 [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, electromagnetics, circuits and electronics, and electric power, to 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
  • Multidisciplinary Elective Credit Hours: 4

Third Year


Fall


 

  • Professional Development II Credit Hours: 2
    (See footnote 1 below)
    (See footnote 3 below)

Spring


  • Free Elective Credit Hours: 3-4
    (See footnotes 2, 4 below)
  • ECSE 2xxx Electrical Energy Systems Credit Hours: 4

Fourth Year


 

  • 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 2 below)
  • Concentration Electives (2) Credit Hours: 6
  • Hum. or Soc. Sci. Electives (2) Credit Hours: 8

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, Arts, 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 ECSE 4xxx, ECSE 6xxx, or ENGR 4xxx.

Design Electives


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. The free electives must total at least 12 credits.
  3. This course will be fulfilled from a list published at the start of each semester.
  4. Students are encouraged to select a life science course, such as BIOL 1010.

 

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