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Department of Electrical Engineering

Main Departmental Office
University of North Texas Research Park, B270
P.O. Box 310470
Denton, TX 76203-0470
(940) 891-6872
Fax: (940) 891-6881

Web site:

Murali Varanasi, Chair


Professors Garcia, Varanasi. Assistant Professors Deng, Guturu, Li.


The Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of North Texas provides an innovative program in electrical engineering, combining cognitive skills, industry-university joint projects and business skills with courses that form the foundation of electrical engineering discipline. Combining theory and practice, the curriculum is designed to serve the citizens and industries in Texas, particularly the North Texas region, and the nation.

The department is housed in a brand new facility designed to promote intellectual and scholarly endeavors of faculty and students. The department currently offers a Bachelor of Science degree and plans to offer a Master of Science degree beginning in 2007. There are currently five faculty members, and the department is actively recruiting several additional outstanding faculty. Research interests of the faculty include digital signal processing, radar and image processing, pattern recognition and wireless sensor networks.

The department receives support from the National Science Foundation to offer an “Innovative Design- and Project-Oriented Electrical Engineering Program” under the Departmental Level Reform initiative.

Programs of Study

The department currently offers an undergraduate program in the following area:

Bachelor of Science with a Major in Electrical Engineering

The Bachelor of Science degree with a major in electrical engineering is an innovative undergraduate program designed to combine the best practices in electrical engineering education. This design- and project-oriented program integrates concepts, analysis, design and development of state-of-the-art electrical and electronic systems. Through course work, students have “learning-to-learn” experiences and projects that are taught jointly by industry and university personnel. This active learning experience emphasizes knowledge and skills so that students can solve real-world electrical engineering problems. Also, a one-year sequence of business and marketing courses help in achieving a global markets outlook for students’ profession.

The course work in electrical engineering covers broad areas in electronics, communication systems, computer systems, VLSI design, electromagnetics and signal processing. The design projects are integrated into the course work so that students can learn to solve practical engineering problems in a creative and relevant setting. In addition, the course work ensures that students have an opportunity to solve multidisciplinary engineering problems by working in teams, and to develop effective oral and written communication skills.

The program also puts a strong emphasis on studies in art, business, management, humanities, physics and chemistry, social sciences, professionalism and engineering ethics, which fulfill objectives appropriate to the electrical engineering profession.

The bachelor of science degree with a major in electrical engineering is a new program designed to meet ABET Inc. criteria. Accreditation for this degree will be sought as soon as the program graduates its first class of students.

Degree Requirements

1. Hours Required and General/College Requirements: A minimum of 135 semester hours, of which 42 must be advanced, and fulfillment of degree requirements for the Bachelor of Science degree as specified in the “General University Requirements” in the Academics section of this catalog and the College of Engineering requirements.

2. Major Requirements: A minimum of 36 semester hours, including EENG 2610, 2710, 2620, 3410, 3510, 3520, 3710, 3810, 4710 and 4810; two elective courses, EENG 4010 and 4020; completion of 22 semester hours of project courses, EENG 1910, 1920, 2910, 2910, 3920 and 4910; plus EENG 4990.

3. Other Required Courses:

a. MATH 1710, 1720, 1780, 2700, 2730 and 3410.

b. CHEM 1410/1430, PHYS 1710/1730, PHYS 2220/2240.

c. CSCE 1030.

d. BUSI, 6 hours (see adviser for list of approved courses.

5. Electives: See four-year plan.

6. Other Requirements: A grade point average of at least 2.5. is required for all electrical engineering courses.

Graduate Degrees

The Department of Electrical Engineering will offer degree programs leading to the Master of Science starting in fall 2007. For information, consult the Graduate Catalog.

Courses of Instruction

All Courses of Instruction are located in one section toward the back of this catalog.

Course and Subject Guide

The “Course and Subject Guide,” found in the Courses of Instruction section of this book, serves as a table of contents and provides quick access to subject areas and prefixes.

BS with a Major in Electrical Engineering

Following is one suggested four-year degree plan. Students are encouraged to see their adviser each semester for help with program decisions and enrollment. Students are responsible for meeting all course prerequisites.
*See the University Core Curriculum section of this catalog for approved list of course options.
**See College of Engineering degree requirements section of this catalog for approved list of course options.

Freshman Year

Fall Semester
Courses Hours
CSCE 1030, Program Development 4
EENG 1910, Project I 2
ENGL 1310 or 1313, College Writing I* 3
MATH 1710, Calculus I 4
PHYS 1710, Mechanics 3
PHYS 1730, Laboratory in Mechanics 1
Total 17
Spring Semester
Courses Hours
EENG 1920, Project II 2
ENGL 2700, Technical Writing** 3
HIST 2610, United States History to 1865* 3
MATH 1720, Calculus II 3
PHYS 2220, Electricity and Magnetism 3
PHYS 2240, Laboratory in Wave Motion, Electricity, Magnetism and Optics 1
BUSI (see major requirements) 2
Total 18

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester
Courses Hours
EENG 2610, Circuit Analysis 3
EENG 2710, Digital Logic Design 3
EENG 2910, Project III 3
MATH 3310, Differential Equations with Applications 3
BUSI (see majore requirements) 3
Total 15
Spring Semester
Courses Hours
CHEM 1410, General Chemistry 3
CHEM 1430, General Chemistry Laboratory 1
EENG 2620, Signals and Systems 3
EENG 2920, Project IV 3
HIST 2620, United States History Since 1865* 3
MATH 1780, Probability 3
PSCI 1040, American Government I* 3
Total 19

Junior Year

Fall Semester
Courses Hours
EENG 3410, Engineering Electromagnetics 3
EENG 3510, Electronics I 3
EENG 3910, Project V 3
MATH 2700, Linear Algebra and Vector Geometry 3
PSCI 1050, American Government II* 3
Communication* 3
Total 18
Spring Semester
Courses Hours
EENG 3520, Electronics II (Circuits and Applications) 3
EENG 3710, Computer Organization 3
EENG 3810, Communication SYstems 3
EENG 3920, Project VI 3
MATH 2730, Multivariable Calculus 3
Cross-cultural, Diversity and Global Studies* 3
Total 18

Senior Year

Fall Semester
Courses Hours
EENG 4010, Advanced Topics in Electrical Engineering I 3
EENG 4710, VLSI Design 3
EENG 4910, Project VII 3
Visual and Performing Arts* 3
Wellness* 3
Total 15
Spring Semester
Courses Hours
EENG 4020, Advanced Topics in Electrical Engineering II 3
EENG 480, Computer Networks 3
EENG 4990, Project VIII 3
Humanities* 3
Social and Behavioral Sciences* 3
Total 15

Actual degree plans may vary depending on availability of courses in a given semester.
Some courses may require prerequisites not listed.