Loyola University Maryland

Department of Engineering

Electrical Engineering Concentration

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Electrical engineers apply mathematical and scientific principles to design components and systems that create and harness electricity and electromagnetic energy.  According to the Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), "Electrical engineers work in multimedia, telecommunications, electric power, signal processing, and control. They work with physicians on new diagnostic devices and with urban planners on new efficient vehicles. Their work makes our lives more interesting, effective and safe, and increases our productivity and standard of living."  

More information about the field of electrical engineering, including short interviews with practicing professionals, is available at the Sloan Career Cornerstone Center.

Requirements and guidelines for a Bachelor of Science in Engineering, with a concentration in electrical engineering:

Freshman Year

Fall Semester

  • EG 101 Intro. to Engineering
  • MA 251 Calculus I
  • PH 201 General Physics I
  • PH 291 Gen. Physics Lab I
  • WR 100 Effective Writing
  • Language Core

Spring Semester

  • Social Science Core
  • MA 252 Calculus II
  • PH 202 General Physics II
  • PH 292 Gen. Physics Lab II
  • HS 101 History of Modern Western Civilization
  • Language Core

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester

  • CH 101 General Chemistry I
  • CH 105 Gen. Chemistry Lab I
  • EG 031 Linear Circuit Analysis Lab
  • EG 331 Linear Circuit Analysis
  • EG 301 Statics
  • MA 351 Calculus III
  • PL 201 Foundations of Philosophy
  • EG 120 MATLAB Tools for Engineering and Science

Spring Semester

  • EG 032 Electronics I Lab
  • EG 432 Electronics I
  • EG 071 Digital Logic & Computer Systems Lab
  • EG 471 Digital Logic & Computer Systems
  • EG 333 Signals and Systems
  • MA 301 Introduction to Linear Algebra
  • EG 130 Spredsheet Tools for Engineering and Science
  • EN 101 Understanding Literature

Junior Year

Fall Semester

  • EG 360 Object-Oriented Engineering Design
  • EG 381 Probability and Statistics
  • EG 390 Experimental Methods
  • MA 395 Discrete Methods
  • Engineering Elective
  • Engineering Concentration Elective

Spring Semester

  • EG 051 Materials Science Lab
  • EG 351 Intr. Engineering Materials
  • EG 441 Engineering Systems Analysis
  • PL 200-Level Philosophical Perspectives Course
  • English Core
  • History Core
  • Engineering Concentration Elective

Senior Year

Fall Semester

  • EG 497 Engineering Design Project I
  • TH 201 Introduction to Theology
  • Social Science Core
  • Fine Arts Core
  • Engineering Concentration Elective
  • Non-Departmental Elective

Spring Semester

  • EG 498 Engineering Design Project II
  • Ethics Core
  • Theology Core
  • Engineering Concentration Elective
  • Non-Departmental Elective
  • Non-Departmental Elective 

The engineering and non-departmental electives may be taken in any order, but consideration should be given to the affect this will have on selection of a capstone design project in EG 497-498 during the senior year. The senior design topic must be derived from the 400-level engineering courses that have been taken prior to beginning the senior design sequence. These courses form the technical basis for the project. The junior and senior years should be planned during the second semester sophomore year when the students choose between either Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering.

Electrical Engineering:

  • EG 434 Digital Signal Processing I
  • EG 436 Digital Signal Processing II
  • EG 484 Analog Communication Systems
  • EG 486 Digital Communications Systems
  • EG 489 Special Topics in Electrical Engineering