Why should I consider a BI in Electrical Engineering?
If you’re not sure what the BI is, you might want to read this first, “What is the BI?” If you’ve already done that, then here’s what the BI for electrical engineering has to offer.

A Bachelor of Innovation Degree in Electrical Engineering will not only prepare you for being an engineer but it will also give you the skills you need to shine in any company. As an EE student you will take all the core classes required of any EE student. You’ll be well set up as an engineer in UCCS’s “Best in the West” engineering program. As a part of the BI program EE students will take teams courses and have opportunities to work for real companies on real projects. Not only will you gain valuable work experience, but you’ll learn team skills and have an opportunity to practice the innovation techniques you’ve learned along the way.

Objectives
The Bachelor of Innovation™ in Electrical Engineering will provide students with both the technical and business background to work on innovative electrical engineering-related projects, including the ability to: (1) recognize the broader issues in electrical engineering technology-related problems; (2) understand the technological, business, legal and societal constraints affecting this technology; and (3) have the ability to communicate the key issues, needs, potential options, and final solution to a challenge. The program seeks to prepare students for successful careers and lifelong learning. In addition to the technical competence to be expected of a graduate with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, students will develop the critical thinking skills, multi-faceted team oriented skills and basic business background to ensure that they can effectively compete in the changing technological career landscape for positions that are unlikely to be off-shored.

Degree Requirements
 The degree requirements for the Bachelor of Innovation™ degree in Electrical Engineering require completion of at least 128 credit hours, participation in the Exit Interview, a minimum 2.0 grade point average in all ECE courses and all courses taken at the University of Colorado, and a minimum 2.0 in ECE 1411, ECE 2205 and ECE 2411. The courses for the degree are outlined as follows:

Innovation Core (24 Credits)

Cross Discipline Core (15 Credits)

English (3 Credits)

GPS Gateway (3 Credits)

Mathematics (18 Credits)

MATH 1350 Calculus I 4
MATH 1360 Calculus II 4
MATH 2350 Calculus III 4
MATH 3400 Introduction to Differential Equations 3
ECE 3610 Engineering Probability & Stats 3

Science (11 credits)

PES 1110 General Physics I 4
PES 1120 General Physics II 4
PES 2130 General Physics II 3

EE Core (42 credits)

ECE 1001 Introduction to Robotics 3 Credits
ECE 1021 Computer-Based Modeling and Methods of Engineering 3 Credits
ECE 1411 Logic Circuits I 2 Credits
ECE 2050 Introduction to Physical Electronics 3 Credits
ECE 2205 Circuits and Systems I 3 Credits
ECE 2411 Logic Circuits II 2Credits
ECE 2610 Introduction to Signals and Systems 4 Credits
ECE 3020 Semiconductor Devices I 3 Credits
ECE 3110 Electromagnetic Fields I 3 Credits
ECE 3205 Circuits and Systems II 4 Credits
ECE 3210 Electronics I 3 Credits
ECE 3230 Electronics Lab I 1 Credit
ECE 3420 Microprocessor Systems Lab 1 Credit
ECE 3430 Introduction to Microcomputer Systems 3 Credits
ECE 4890 Senior Seminar (Must be taken semester prior to ECE 4899)  1 Credit
ECE 4899 Senior Design
 3 Credits

Technical Electives (12 Credits)

Choose from: 12 credits
ECE or CS courses, 3000 or above  9 credits
Science or Math (MATH 3100+ (except 3810) to bring total Math/Science to 32 credits  3 credits

 

How Rigorous is a BI in Electrical Engineering?
The Bachelor of Innovation TM in Electrical Engineering provides students with both the technical and business background to work on innovative electrical engineering-related projects, including the ability to:

1. recognize the broader issues in electrical engineering technology-related problems;
2. understand the technological, business, legal and societal constraints affecting this technology
3. have the ability to communicate the key issues, needs, potential options, and final solution to a challenge.

The program seeks to prepare students for successful careers and lifelong learning. In addition to the technical competence to be expected of a graduate with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, students will develop the innovation thinking skills, multi-faceted team oriented skills and basic business background to ensure that they can effectively compete in the changing technological career landscape for positions that are unlikely to be off-shored.

What might my college schedule look like?
The  sample plan represents the suggested order and semesters in which students ought to take course to graduate within four years. Since each student starts at a different level of mathematical ability, this listing should only be considered a guide. Specific questions about the sample program should be directed to an Engineering or Faculty Advisor.