Engineering
Electrical Engineering

​​​​​​​​​​​Program Description

Solve problems and make the world better. With a degree from CMU in electrical engineering, you'll be able to take advantage of undergraduate research opportunities and apply the knowledge you've learned from class. You will work alongside electrical engineering professors who conduct research in areas such as circuits, systems exploration, electromagnetics, electronic systems and bioelectronics and have the chance to present your research results at CMU's annual campuswide Student Research and Creative Endeavors Exhibition, as well as at scientific and technical meetings. With hands-on learning courses in advanced facilities, you'll be wired for a hot career.​​

Points of Pride

  • CMU's undergraduate engineering programs were ranked 86th among the nation's universities that offer bachelor's and master's degrees in engineering by U.S. News & World Report for their 2015 rankings of engineering programs without a doctorate degree.
  • In October 2014, CMU's Society of Automotive Engineers Baja student team, Team Chippewa Performance, ranked higher than every other Michigan university at the Louisville SAE Midnight Mayhem invitational in Bedford, Kentucky. It also placed second in the country, bested only by the Rochester Institute of Technology. All three CMU Baja cars entered in the Louisville invitational ranked in the Top 25.

Put Your Degree to Work

Our alumni go on to fulfilling and successful careers in industry, government, research and academia. Highly respected Michigan companies including Chrysler, Ford Motor Co., Gentex and Steelcase offer internship opportunities that may lead to job opportunities after graduation. Electrical engineers work primarily in research and development industries, engineering services firms, manufacturing, and the federal government. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual wage for electrical engineers was $87,920 in May 2012.

Program Overview

The course listings below are a representation of what this academic program requires. For a full review of this program in detail please see our official online academic bulletin AND consult with an academic advisor. This listing does not include the General Education courses required for all majors and may not include some program specific information, such as admissions, retention, and termination standards.

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Electrical Engineering

Engineering Majors The engineering majors prepare students to help solve many exciting and demanding problems including important global issues related to energy and the environment, as well as the development of new devices, products and materials. Students work with advanced computer simulations and modern, well-equipped laboratories that provide exciting and valuable hands-on experience. Mission Statement The mission of the engineering programs at Central Michigan University is to: - Provide an environment that encourages intense interaction between and among faculty and students. - Provide instruction that enables students to move from theoretical concepts into practical applications. - Create graduates who are capable of succeeding in the job market or advanced studies. Program Educational Objectives for Electrical Engineering The electrical engineering program has the following expectations for our graduates in the first several years following graduation: 1. Our graduates will apply their engineering knowledge and problem solving skills in related professional fields. 2. Our graduates will function as team members who think critically, communicate effectively, and demonstrate initiative and self-motivation. 3. Our graduates will be actively involved in their profession and engaged in lifelong learning activities in electrical engineering or related fields. 4. Our graduates will exhibit high levels of professionalism and professional ethics. Electrical Engineering Student Outcomes By the time of graduation from the Electrical Engineering Program, students are expected to have: 1. an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering; 2. an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data; 3. an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability; 4. an ability to function in multidisciplinary teams; 5. an ability to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems; 6. an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility; 7. an ability to communicate effectively; 8. the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context; 9. a recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in life-long learning; 10. a knowledge of contemporary issues; 11. an ability to use the techniques, skills and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice; 12. an ability to apply advanced mathematics including multivariate calculus, differential equations, linear algebra, complex variables, and discrete mathematics; 13. a knowledge of probability and statistics, including electrical engineering applications; 14. a knowledge of basic sciences, computer science, and engineering sciences necessary to analyze and design complex electrical and electronic devices, software, and systems containing hardware and software components.
Total: 72 semester hours
Required Courses I
EGR 120
Introduction to Engineering
3
EGR 190QR
Digital Circuits
3
EGR 251
Engineering Statics
3
EGR 290
Circuit Analysis I
3
EGR 292
Circuit Analysis II
3
EGR 298
Microelectronic Circuits I
3
EGR 300
Engineering Economic Analysis
3
EGR 388
Introduction to Electromagnetics
3
EGR 390
Computer System Design using HDL
3
EGR 391
Signal and System Theory
3
EGR 392
Microelectronic Circuits II
3
EGR 393
Circuit Lab
3
Required Courses II
Select one of the following:
EGR 394
Computer Circuit Simulation
3
EGR 396
Microprocessor Fundamentals
3
EGR 398
Microelectronics and Computer Lab
3
EGR 489
Senior Design I
3
EGR 492
Automatic Control Systems
3
EGR 496
Communication Systems
3
EGR 499
Senior Design II
3
CPS 180
Principles of Computer Programming
3
EGR 200
Computer Aided Problem Solving for Engineers
3
Electives
Select at least 12 hours from the following engineering courses:
Notes: Not more than three credits of EGR 437 will count. You may only count ONE of EGR 480 OR 481 OR 482 OR 484.
EGR 253
Engineering Dynamics
3
EGR 255
Strength of Materials
3
EGR 355
Engineering Materials
3
EGR 356
Thermodynamics I
3
EGR 358
Fluid Mechanics
3
EGR 371
Robotics & Automation
3
EGR 397
Special Topics in Engineering
1-6
EGR 437
Directed Research in Engineering
1-3
EGR 480
Digital Integrated Circuit Design with FPGAs
3
EGR 481
Embedded System Design
3
EGR 482
Design and Organization of Computer Hardware Systems
3
EGR 484
Digital Signal Processing
3
EGR 487
Introduction to VLSI Systems
3
EGR 490
Computer Data Acquisition & Instrumentation
3
EGR 591
CMOS Circuit Design
3
EGR 594
Power Electronics
3

 Grads on Fire

Ryan Brew, '13, is a durability engineer at Chrysler Group LLC.

Kasey Hixson, '11, is an avionics systems engineer at GE Aviation Systems.

Nathan Bartnicki, '08, is a control support engineer at Jervis B. Webb Co.

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