ECE Graduate Requirements 

General Requirements for Graduation

A candidate for a degree in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering must satisfy the following minimum requirements:
  • Complete a minimum of 126 semester hours (EE) or 124 semester hours (CpE) excluding deficiency courses and remedial work for the Bachelor’s Degree.
  • Earn an average grade point of 2.0 for every semester hour undertaken including hours passed or failed. After completing the number of credit hours required for graduation, if the student is deficient in grade points, he or she must take additional courses to secure these points. The student must also obtain a minimum of "C" grade in all ECEN pre-requisites courses and a minimum GPA of 2.0 in the ECEN/COMP courses.
  • The Major GPA computation uses the highest ELEN/COMP course grades including advanced undergraduate/graduate courses taken as part of the undergraduate program.
  • Complete a minimum of three semesters as a full-time student in residence at the University. This requirement includes the two semesters prior to the period when the student completes his or her requirements for graduation. At least one-half of the credits in the student’s major field must be earned at the University. Exception to either of the provisions may be made upon the recommendation of the Chairperson of the Department with the approval to the College Dean.

ACADEMIC PROGRESSION POLICIES

      The following policies apply to all engineering programs in the college of engineering and specifically refer to courses designated as Engineering Fundamentals (EF) courses. EF courses include Mathematics and Science courses required of each engineering major as well as several introductory engineering and engineering science courses that are part of the Fundamentals of Engineering examination and include the following courses:

  • CHEM 106
  • ECEN 200
  • GEEN 100
  • INEN 360
  • MATH 131
  • MATH 132
  • MATH 231
  • MATH 431
  • MEEN 313
  • MEEN 335
  • MEEN 413
  • PHYS 241
  • PHYS 242

 a.      Minimum C Grade Policy

      When an engineering program requires students to take any of the listed EF courses, students will be required to obtain a minimum grade of “C” in each such course to meet graduation requirements. Furthermore, a minimum grade of “C” on any such course will be required to satisfy prerequisite requirements of subsequent courses. This applies both to courses that are explicitly required and those that are recommended as elective courses.  Individual programs may have additional courses (identified as Gateway courses or otherwise) that also require a minimum C grade. Please refer to the requirements of each program stated in this bulletin or in the program handbook available from the academic advisor or the department chairperson.

b.      Maximum Attempts

      A student may attempt the following three EF courses only twice: MATH 131, CHEM 106, and PHYS 241.  If a student is unable to pass any of these courses in two graded attempts, he/she will be dismissed from engineering.

Except for MATH 131, CHEM 106, and PHYS 241, a student may attempt an EF course at most three (3) times.  If a student is unable to pass a required EF course within three graded attempts, he/she will be dismissed from engineering. (See University Bulletin p-372)

REPETITION OF COURSES

A student who has received a failing grade in a required course at this University must repeat and pass the course unless the Dean of the College/School authorizes a substitute course. No single course may be repeated more than (2) two times. Course withdrawals do not count toward the attempts. A course completed with a grade of “C” or higher may not be repeated for a higher grade. Special authorization may be requested, as needed, from the Dean of the appropriate College/School to assist the student with completing requirements for graduation.


Dual course credit is not allowed. For example, only three (3) hours of credit are allowed for a three (3) hour course.

All grades earned by the student are a part of his/her official academic record and will appear on his/her transcript.

 

PRE-REQUISITES/CO-REQUISITES/ADD-DROP

      Pre-requisites are courses or levels of achievement that a student is expected to have completed successfully prior to enrolling in a course.  Course Pre-requisites can be found in the University Undergraduate Bulletin or the department Handbook.

      It is the student’s responsibility to satisfy Pre-requisites for any course enrolled in.  A computerized Pre-requisite search may take place each semester.  Failure to satisfy Pre-requisites will result in removal from enrollment in the course.

      All students are required to show instructors proof of their Pre-requisites (semester taken and grade received) and co-requisites (semester taken) during the first week of classes.

      Those students who do not meet Pre-requisite/co-requisite requirements should drop the course and add other courses if possible before the add-drop deadline.  Such students will not be allowed to attend class lectures or take tests.

      During the add-drop period, the academic advisers should check the Pre-requisites/co-requisites of the courses their advisees will be taking. No exceptions on Pre-requisites/co-requisites will be allowed on all courses listed in this ECE Handbook.


Courses Pre-Requisites/Co-Requisites Requirements

  • A minimum grade of “C” in ENGL-100, GEEN-100, GEEN-160, GEEN-161, GEEN-163, CHEM-106, MATH-131, MATH-132, MATH-231, MATH-431, PHYS-241, PHYS-242, INEN-260, INEN-270, and MEEN-313, is required to satisfy Pre-requisite requirements of subsequent courses.
  • A minimum grade of “C” is required to satisfy Pre-requisite requirements of subsequent ELEN courses.

ELEN Graduate Requirements

Mathematics 18 hrs

Math 131, 132, 231, and 431, and 450 are required.

Basic Sciences 12 hrs

Chemistry 106, 116; Physics 241, 251, 242, and 252 are required.

General Education  18 hrs

At least (3) credits must come from African-American studies, and three (3) from global studies.

Engineering Topics 78 hrs

Twelve hours of General Engineering: GEEN 100, 111, 160 and 161,  Industrial Engineering: INEN 360, and Mechanical Engineering: MEEN 313 are required.

Sixty hours of electrical engineering/technical elective courses are required: ECEN 101, 121, 200, 300, 306, 320, 327, 328, 356, 400, 425, 427, 433, 460, 466, 510, 598, 599; Six (6) Technical Elective I and One (1) Technical Elective II (ECEN 4xx, ECEN 5xx, MEEN 4xx).

***** See your Electrical Engineering advisor for the formulation of your undergraduate program,

or write: ELEN Program Director

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

North Carolina A & T State University

Greensboro, North Carolina 27411

CPEN Graduation Requirements

MATHEMATICS 18 hrs

Math 131, 132, 231, 431, and ECEN 227 are required.

Basic Sciences 12 hrs

Chemistry 106, 116; Physics 241, 251, 242, and 252 are required.

Computer Sciences 12 hrs

Comp 280, 285, 450, and 510 are required.

General Education 18 hrs

At least (3) credits must come from African-American studies, and three (3) from global studies.

Engineering Topics 62 hrs

Nine hours of General Engineering 100, 163 and 165 are required.

Fifty three hours of electrical engineering courses are required: ECEN 101, 200, 300, 306, 320, 327, 328, 356, 400, 423, 427, 429, 433, 547, 598, 599, and Three (3) Technical Elective I.

***** See your Electrical Engineering advisor for the formulation of your undergraduate program,

or write: CPEN Program Director

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

North Carolina A & T State University

Greensboro, North Carolina 27411

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