Electrical Engineering BSEE


Students are admitted to the upper-division program after they have completed an acceptable pre-engineering program. The pre-engineering program can be taken at University of Missouri-St. Louis or at community colleges in the area. Normally, admission is granted to persons who have completed the pre-engineering program with a minimum grade point average of 2.75 over all their mathematics, chemistry, physics, and introductory (statics and dynamics) engineering courses. Students with less than a 2.75 grade point average, but at least a C, in all their science, engineering and mathematics courses may be admitted on a conditional basis.

For more information, please contact the program advisor at (314) 516-7018.

Degree Requirements 

A program of 132 semester hours is required for the Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, a program of 122 semester hours is required for the Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, and a program of 134 semester hours is required for the Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, as shown below:

  • All majors must complete the University General Education requirements, the Pre-Engineering Requirements and the Core Engineering Requirements.
  • All students must first complete J E MATH 3170, Engineering Mathematics, with a minimum grade of C-.
  • Mechanical and Electrical Engineering majors must also complete J E ENGR 2300, Introduction to Electrical Networks with a minimum grade of C-.
  • A minimum grade of C- is necessary to meet the prerequisite requirement for any course.

Pre-Engineering Requirements

Students seeking to major in engineering are first designated as ‘Undeclared with an interest in Engineering majors’ until they have completed Math 1800 Analytical Geometry & Calculus I. Upon successful completion of Math 1800 with a grade of C or better, students will be allowed to declare pre-engineering as their major. Math 1800 must be completed successfully within two attempts.

MATH 1800Analytic Geometry and Calculus I5
MATH 1900Analytic Geometry and Calculus II5
MATH 2000Analytic Geometry and Calculus III5
MATH 2020Introduction to Differential Equations3
CHEM 1111Introductory Chemistry I (MOTR CHEM 150L)5
PHYSICS 2111Physics: Mechanics and Heat (MOTR PHYS 200L)5
PHYSICS 2112Physics: Electricity, Magnetism, and Optics5
ENGR 2310Statics3
ENGR 2320Dynamics3
ENGL 1100First-Year Writing (MOTR ENGL 200)3
Total Hours42

Civil engineering majors must also complete GEOL 1001A, General Geology as part of the pre-engineering requirements (3 Hours).

General Education Requirements

PHIL 2259Engineering Ethics3
PHIL 3380Philosophy of Science3
HIST 1001American Civilization to 1865 (MOTR HIST 101)3
or HIST 1002 American Civilization 1865 to Present (MOTR HIST 102)
or HIST 1004 The History Of Women In The United States
Three additional Social Science courses 19
Total Hours18

Engineering Core Requirements

CMP SCI 1250Introduction to Computing3
J E COMM 2000Engineering Studio I1
J E MATH 3170Engineering Mathematics 14
ENGL 3130Technical Writing3
Total Hours11

Electrical Engineering Major Requirements

J CMP SC 1002Introduction To Computing Tools: Matlab Skills1
J E ENGR 2320Introduction to Electronic Circuits3
J E ENGR 2300Introduction to Electrical Networks3
J E ENGR 2330Electrical and Electronic Circuits Laboratory3
J E ENGR 2600Introduction to Digital Logic and Computer Design3
J E ENGR 3300Engineering Electro Magnetic Principles3
J E ENGR 3310Electronics Laboratory3
J E ENGR 3320Power, Energy and Polyphase Circuits3
J E ENGR 3510Signals and Systems3
J E ENGR 4350Electrical Energy Laboratory3
J E ENGR 4410/J M ENGR 4310Control Systems I3
J E ENGR 4980Electrical Engineering Design Projects3
J E ENGR 4990Electrical Engineering Senior Seminar 11
J E MATH 3260Probability and Statistics for Engineering3
J M ENGR 3200Thermodynamics3
Electrical Engineering Electives 3000-499012
Total Hours53

Engineering Design and Engineering Science Requirements

The number of semester hours assigned to each engineering course in the Joint Undergraduate Engineering Program is further divided into hours of engineering design, engineering science, and basic science content. Engineering topics is the sum of engineering science hours and engineering design hours. The following table shows the design hours and engineering science hours for courses in the engineering programs.

Each engineering student must complete a curriculum that contains at least 48 hours of engineering topics semester hours, including all courses: pre-engineering requirements, engineering core requirements, major requirements, and electives. Civil, electrical, and mechanical engineering majors should consult with their advisers to select electives at the 3000 and 4000 level that include sufficient engineering design and engineering science content to produce the required totals. Transfer courses from other institutions do not necessarily have the same engineering science and engineering design content as their equivalents in the UMSL/Washington University Joint Undergraduate Engineering Program. Students who include transfer courses in their curricula should consult with their advisers to be sure that these requirements are met.

Graduation Requirements

In addition to the requirements of the University of Missouri-St. Louis that apply to all candidates for undergraduate degrees, the student must earn a minimum campus grade point average of 2.0 and a minimum grade point average of 2.0 for all engineering courses attempted at the University of Missouri-St. Louis.

Sample Degree Plan

First Year
MATH 18005HIST 1001 or 10023 
CHEM 11115MATH 19005 
ENGL 11003EXPLORE – Humanities & Fine Arts3 
ENGR 10101EXPLORE – Social Sciences3 
 14 14
Second Year
PHIL 22593PHIL 33803ENGR 23203
MATH 20005ENGR 23103 
EXPLORE – Social Sciences3MATH 20203 
 15 13 3
Third Year
J E ENGR 23003J E ENGR 33003J E ENGR 35103
J CMP SC 10021J E ENGR 23303 
CMP SCI 12503J E ENGR 23203 
ENGL 31303J M ENGR 32003 
J E MATH 31704  
J E COMM 20001  
 15 12 3
Fourth Year
J E ENGR 44103J E ENGR Elective6 
J E ENGR elective3J E ENGR 43503 
J E ENGR 26003J E ENGR 33203 
J E ENGR 33103  
J E ENGR Elective3  
MATH 13203  
J E ENGR 49803  
 21 12
Total Hours: 122

PLEASE NOTE: This plan is an example of what a four year plan could look like for a typical student. Placement exam scores in math as well as the completion of coursework may change the plan. It should not be used in the place of regular academic advising appointments. All students are encouraged to meet with their advisor each semester. All requirements are subject to change.