College of Engineering, Forestry, and Natural Sciences

2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Progression Plans are for planning purposes
only; see the catalog for official details.

Electrical Engineering, Bachelor of Science in Engineering

Four Year Progression Plan Computer Engineering - Emphasis

Campus Availability

  • Flagstaff

Year 1

Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. EE110 Intro To Digital Logic 4
Description: Design of digital subsystems using individual components, MSI and LSI circuits, design of state machines. 3 hrs. lecture, 3 hrs. lab. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
2. EGR186 Intro To Engineering Design 3
Description: Introduces the design process, problem-solving techniques, teaming skills, oral and written communication skills, and tools for success in academic and professional careers. Multiple hands-on projects. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Pre- or Corequisite: MAT 125 or 125H or higher. Must have earned grade of C or better in prerequisite course.
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2014 Fall 2014
3. MAT136 Calculus I 4
Description: Calculus of one variable; basic concepts, interpretations, techniques, and applications of differentiation and integration. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: (MAT 125 or MAT 125H with a grade of C or better) or Math Placement Test Results (ALEKS/MATHA 65+; MATHC 65+; PLACE 70+) or International Exchange Student Group
Requirement Designation: Science and Applied Science
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2014 Summer 2014 Fall 2014
4. NAU100 Transition To College 1
Description: Interactive course designed to facilitate student success through exploration of academic, navigation, and life skills, familiarize students with campus resources and services, and assist students in forming a support network. Letter grade only.
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
5. CS122 Programming For Eng & Sci 3
Description: Introduces computer programming for engineers, scientists, and math majors. Emphasizes problem solving, algorithms, and structured programming. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: MAT 108 with a grade of C or better or Math Placement Test Results (ALEKS/MATHA 50+; MATHC 50+; PLACE 55+) Corequisite: CS 122L
Requirement Designation: Science and Applied Science
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2014 Summer 2014 Fall 2014
6. CS122L Prog For Egr & Sci Lab 1
Description: Provides guided practical experience with applied engineering and science-oriented programming problems. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Corequisite: CS 122
Requirement Designation: Lab Science
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2014 Summer 2014 Fall 2014
Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. EE188 Electrical Engineering I 3
Description: Introduces electrical engineering including DC and AC circuit analysis, operational amplifiers, transducers, transformers, and AC power. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: MAT 136 or MAT 136H or higher with a grade of C or better or Corequisite: MAT 136 or MAT 136H or higher
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2014 Summer 2014 Fall 2014
2. EE188L Electrical Engineering I Lab 1
Description: Introduces AC and DC circuit analysis concepts, electrical lab instruments, and electrical circuit simulation, construction and testing. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: EE 188 with grade of C or better or Corequisite: EE 188
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2014 Summer 2014 Fall 2014
3. PHY161 University Physics I 4
Description: First course in the three-semester, calculus-based, introductory physics sequence. Classical mechanics. 3 hrs. lecture, 3 hrs. lab. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: MAT 136 or MAT 136H or higher with a grade of C or better
Requirement Designation: Lab Science
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2014 Summer 2014 Fall 2014
4. MAT137 Calculus II 4
Description: Concepts, techniques, and applications of integration, differential equations, Taylor polynomials, infinite series. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: MAT 136 or MAT 136H with a grade of C or better
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2014 Summer 2014 Fall 2014
5. ENG105 Critical Read/Writng In Univ 4
Description: Writing skills for completing university coursework. Fulfills the liberal studies requirement for English composition. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: ((English Placement Test Results (ACT 17+; Accuplacer WR 4-7; IELTS 6+; PLACE 30+; SATI 340+, TOEFL PB 525+/CB 193+/IB 70+)) or (Test Results (ACT < 7; AccuplacerWR < 4; PLACE 10; SATI < 340) and Corequisite: ENG 100))
Requirement Designation: Foundation Requirement
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2014 Summer 2014 Fall 2014

Year 2

Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. CENE225 Engineering Analysis 3
Description: Graphical and numerical descriptive statistics, probability, inferential statistics, discrete and continuous random variables, sampling error, hypothesis testing, experiment design, and linear regression with engineering applications. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: MAT 137 with a grade of C or better
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2014 Summer 2014 Fall 2014
2. CS126 Computer Science I 3
Description: Introduces foundational principles of computer science including object-oriented fundamentals. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite or Corequisite: MAT 125 or MAT 125H or Math Placement Test Results (ALEKS/MATHA 50+; MATHC 50+; PLACE 55+) and Corequisite: CS 126L
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2014 Fall 2014
3. CS126L Computer Science I Lab 1
Description: Guided practical experience with applied programming problems, development environments, and development techniques and methodologies. Must be taken in conjunction with CS 126 lecture. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Corequisite: CS 126
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2014 Fall 2014
4. MAT238 Calculus III 4
Description: Vector functions and multidimensional calculus; partial derivatives, gradients, optimization, multiple integrals, parametric curves and surfaces, vector calculus, line integrals, flux integral, and vector fields. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: MAT 137 with a grade of C or better
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2014 Summer 2014 Fall 2014
5. EGR286 Engineering Design: Process 3
Description: The process of engineering design, mechanisms and controls, computer and programming skills, teamwork and project management, written and oral communications. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: EGR 186 Pre- or Corequisite: EE 188 or ME 180 or CENE 180. Must have earned grades of C or better in all prerequisite courses.
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2014 Fall 2014
6. PHY262 University Physics II 3
Description: Second course in the three-semester, calculus-based, introductory physics sequence. Electricity, magnetism, and thermodynamics. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: (PHY 161 or PHY 171) and Pre- or Corequisite: MAT 137 or higher
Requirement Designation: Science and Applied Science
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2014 Summer 2014 Fall 2014
Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. EE215 Microprocessors 4
Description: Theory, design, and applications of microprocessors and microprocessor-based computers and systems; programming techniques for microcomputers; commercial microprocessors and semiconductor memory systems. 3 hrs. lecture, 3 hrs. lab. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: (EE 110 or EE 210) and (CS 122 or CS 122H or CS 126 or EE 222) with grades of C or better
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2014
2. EE280 Introduction To Electronics 4
Description: Application of diodes, BJTs and MOSFETs in digital and analog circuits. Transient and s-domain analysis including Bode plots. Circuit analysis and testing using computer simulations. 3 hrs. lecture, 3 hrs. lab. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: EE 188 and EE 188L and (MAT 137 or MAT 238 or MAT 239) with grades of C or better
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2014
3. MAT239 Differential Equations 3
Description: Solutions of first-order differential equations, nth-order linear equations, systems of linear differential equations, series solutions. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: MAT 238 with a grade of C or better or Corequisite: MAT 238
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2014 Summer 2014 Fall 2014
4. MAT226 Discrete Mathematics 3
Description: Elementary discrete mathematics including topics from graph theory and combinatorics with emphasis on problem solving. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: (MAT 125 or MAT 125H with a grade of C or better) or Math Placement Test Results (ALEKS/MATHA 65+; MATHC 65+; PLACE 70+) or International Exchange Student Group
Requirement Designation: Science and Applied Science
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2014 Summer 2014 Fall 2014
5. PHI105 Introduction To Ethics 3
Description: Introduces philosophical analysis of the ethical life. Reading and critical discussion of both classical and contemporary texts. Letter grade only.
Requirement Designation: Aesthetic & Humanistic Inquiry
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2014 Summer 2014 Fall 2014

Year 3

Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. EE325 Engineering Analysis II 3
Description: Analysis tools for electrical and mechanical systems with computer implementations. Typical topics include matrix and vector algebra, curve fitting, transform methods, Fourier analysis, partial differential equations, and boundary value problems. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: CS 122 or CS 126 Pre- or Corequisite: MAT 239 and (CENE 225 or STA 275). Must have earned grades of C or better in all prerequisite courses.
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
2. EE364 Fdmtls Of Electromagnetics 4
Description: Static electric and magnetic fields. Time varying electromagnetic fields and Maxwell's equations. Application to traditional circuit theory, RF circuit components, transmission lines, electromagnetic interference and electromagnetic compatibility. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: PHY 262 and Pre- or Corequisite: EE 325 with grades of C or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
3. EE380 Fdmtls Of Electronic Circuits 4
Description: Analysis and design of basic linear and nonlinear electronic circuits using discrete and IC elements. Introduction to device models. Circuit design, analysis and testing using laboratory circuits and computer simulations. 3 hrs. lecture, 3 hrs. lab. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: EE 280 with grade of C or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
4. CS136 Computer Science II 3
Description: Intermediate computer science, emphasizing algorithm design, object-oriented programming, and data structures. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: CS 126 and Prerequisite or Corequisite: (MAT 136 or MAT 136H or Math Placement Test Results (ALEKS/MATHA 65+; MATHC 65+; PLACE 70+)) and CS 136L
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2014 Fall 2014
5. CS136L Computer Science II Lab 1
Description: Guided practical experience with applied programming problems, development environments, and development techniques and methodologies. Must be taken in conjunction with CS 136 lecture. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Corequisite: CS 136
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2014 Fall 2014
Engineering program fee assessed
Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. EE310 Fdmtls Of Computer Engineering 4
Description: Organization, architecture, and hardware design of digital and computer systems. Digital design using programmable logic. 3 hrs. lecture, 3 hrs. lab. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: EE 215 with grade of C or better
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2014
2. EE348 Fdmtls Of Signals & Systems 4
Description: Modeling of continuous-time and discrete-time signals; Fourier analysis and frequency response; analysis of linear systems; sampling and filtering; Laplace and Z transforms; transfer functions. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: EE 325 with a grade of C or better
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2014
3. EE386W Engineering Design: Methods 3
Description: Application of statistics, economics, and modeling in the engineering design process. Team activities, ethics, contemporary issues, writing and oral communications. 2 hrs. lecture, 3 hrs. lab. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: EGR 286 and (EE 215 or EE 280) with grades of C or better and (ENG 105 or HON 190 or English Placement Test Results (PLACE 60+))
Requirement Designation: Junior Writing Requirement
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
4. CS249 Data Structures 3
Description: Design, analysis, and implementation techniques of abstract data types such as sets, lists, trees, heaps, and graphs. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: CS 136 Pre- or Corequisite: (CS 200 or EE 215) and MAT 226
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2014 Fall 2014
5. LS/DIVCOURSE Liberal Studies/Diversity Course 3
Engineering program fee assessed

Year 4

Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. Choose one of the options below:
-Option A-
EE410 Embedded Control 3
Description: Introduces real-time programming, interfacing analog systems and digital computers, and interrupt handling procedures. Practical exercises using microcontrollers. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: EE 215 or EE 310 with grade of C or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
-Option B-
EE412 Digital Systems Design 3
Description: Top-down design methods using hardware descriptive languages (HDL), logic synthesis and timing analysis, FPGA design from high-level specification prototype. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: EE 215 with grade of C or better
2. EE476C Project Design Procedures 1
Description: Proposal phase for the capstone, industry-sponsored, team design project. Proposal includes design and build documentation. Topics include teaming, sponsor negotiations, proposal writing, documentation, and computer design and management tools. 3 hrs. lab. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: (EGR 386W or EE 386W) with a grade of C or better Pre- or Corequisite: EE 325, (EE 364 or EE 380), and (EE 310 or EE 348) with grades of C or better
Requirement Designation: Senior Capstone
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
3. MAJORELECTIVE Major Elective 3 MAJORELECTIVE Notes
Notes: ** Complete 6 units which may be any 400 or 500-level EE classes. Only 3 units of letter-graded individualized study (EE485 or EE497) can be used to satisfy the degree.
4. CHM151 General Chemistry I 4
Description: Fundamental chemistry principles presented at a level appropriate for preprofessional, science, and engineering majors, including students proceeding to CHM 235 and 238. Prerequisites: high school chemistry or CHM 100 plus intermediate algebra; recommended: CHM 151L. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: (MAT 108 or MAT 114 w/ a grade of C or better) or Math Placement Test Results (ALEKS 50+)
Requirement Designation: Science and Applied Science
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2014 Summer 2014 Fall 2014
5. CHM151L General Chemistry I Lab 1 CHM151L Notes
Description: Introduces important lab practices, stoichiometry, and the analysis of chemical unknowns. 2 hrs. lab including lecture time when appropriate. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Pre- or Corequisite: CHM 151
Requirement Designation: Lab Science
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2014 Summer 2014 Fall 2014
Notes: * Complete either CHM 151L OR PHY 262L. CHM 151L is highly recommended.
6. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
Submit graduation application this term.
Engineering program fee assessed
Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. EE486C Capstone Design 3
Description: Team implementation of a sponsor-accepted proposal culminating in an oral presentation, demonstration, final product, and formal report. Topics include teaming, project control and management, simulation, budget control, negotiations, and implementation. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: EE 476C with grade of C or better
Requirement Designation: Senior Capstone
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2014
2. MAJORELECTIVE Major Elective 3 MAJORELECTIVE Notes
Notes: ** Complete 6 units which may be any 400 or 500-level EE classes. Only 3 units of letter-graded individualized study (EE485 or EE497) can be used to satisfy the degree.
3. LS/DIVCOURSE Liberal Studies/Diversity Course 3
4. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
5. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
Engineering program fee assessed

University Requirements Specified by Major

University requirements includes 35 units of liberal studies and 6 units of diversity coursework. The courses listed below are required for the major, but may also be used to satisfy liberal studies and/or diversity. Know that if a course is used to satisfy more than one requirement it is only counted once in the cumulative totals. The sections that are blank can be satisfied with any course from the approved list of liberal studies or diversity.
Foundation Requirements:English (FNRQ:ENG) (4 units) ENG 105 (4)
Foundation Requirements:Math (FNRQ:MAT) (3 units) MAT 137 (4)
Aesthetic and Humanistic Inquiry (AHI) (6 units) PHI 105 (3)
Social and Political Worlds (SPW) (6 units) Student Choice (6)
Cultural Understanding (CU) (6 units) Student Choice (6)
Science/Applied Science (SAS/LAB) (7 units) CS 122 (3), PHY 161 (4)
Liberal Studies Elective (3 units) PHY 262 (3)
Diversity:U.S. Ethnic (DIV:ETHN) (3 units) Student Choice (3)
Diversity:Global (DIV:GLBL) (3 units) Student Choice (3)

Program Information

PROGRAM INFORMATION

A minimum of 128 units are required for the Bachelor¿s degree.
You must have a C or higher in all your required classes and no more than two grades of D in your major elective courses.

* Completion of either CHM 151L OR PHY 262L is required. CHM 151L is highly recommended.

** Major Electives include 6 units which may be any 400 or 500-level EE classes. Only 3 units of letter-graded individualized study (EE485 or EE497) can be used to satisfy the requirements for the Bachelor¿s degree.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Engineering Programs
Building 69, Room 122
Phone: 928-523-5251
http://www.cefns.nau.edu/Academic/EE/

Debbie Wildermuth
Academic Services Coordinator
College of Engineering, Forestry & Natural Sciences
Building 21, Room 132
Phone: 928-523-3842
Email: cefnsacademic@nau.edu

General Information

Progression Plans are intended to provide a general road map related to the sequencing of courses. 

For a full description of degree requirements, review the university catalog.  To determine what requirements you may have already met through transfer credits, AP/IB courses, or test credits review your degree progress report.

Some courses may have pre-requisites and/or require appropriate placement scores in Mathematics and English.  If you do not have the appropriate placement or pre-requisite courses, you may have to take more courses than are presented on the Progression Plan. 

Not all classes are offered every term so use caution when changing the sequencing of courses.

For further clarification, refer to the catalog (link provided at the top of this page) or speak with an academic advisor.