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 124 semester hours is required for the Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering.

  • Majors must complete the University General Education and Graduation requirements, the Pre-Engineering Requirements, the Core Engineering Requirements, and Major Requirements.
  • Majors must first complete J E MATH 3170, Engineering Mathematics, with a minimum grade of C-.
  • 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.

General Education and Graduation Requirements

The following courses fulfill general education and graduation requirements and are required of Electrical Engineering majors:

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)
Three additional Social Science courses 19
Total Hours18

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 Heat4
PHYSICS 2111LMechanics and Heat Laboratory1
PHYSICS 2112Physics: Electricity, Magnetism, and Optics4
PHYSICS 2112LElectricity, Magnetism, and Optics Laboratory1
ENGR 2310Statics3
ENGR 2320Dynamics3
ENGL 1100First-Year Writing (MOTR ENGL 200)3
Total Hours42

Engineering Core Requirements

CMP SCI 1250Introduction to Computing3
J E COMM 2000Engineering Studio I1
J E MATH 3170Engineering Mathematics4
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 Seminar1
J E MATH 3260Probability and Statistics for Engineering3
J M ENGR 3200Thermodynamics3
Electrical Engineering Electives 3000-499012
Total Hours53

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 Plans

Sample Four-Year Plan

First Year
MATH 18005MATH 19005 
CHEM 11115HIST 1001 or 10023 
ENGL 11003EXPLORE – Social Sciences3 
ENGR 10101EXPLORE - Social Sciences3 
 14 14
Second Year
MATH 20005MATH 20203ENGR 23203
PHIL 22593ENGR 23103 
EXPLORE – Social Sciences3PHIL 33803 
 16 14 3
Third Year
J E ENGR 23003J E ENGR 33003J E ENGR 35103
J CMP SC 10021J E ENGR 23303J E ENGR Elective3
CMP SCI 12503J E ENGR 23203 
ENGL 31303J M ENGR 32003 
J E MATH 31704MATH 13203 
J E COMM 20001  
 15 15 6
Fourth Year
J E ENGR 44103J E ENGR Elective3 
J E ENGR elective3J E ENGR Elective3 
J E ENGR 26003J E ENGR 43503 
J E ENGR 33103J E ENGR 33203 
 J E ENGR 49803 
 J E ENGR 49901 
 12 16
Total Hours: 125

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.

Sample Five-Year Plan

First Year
MATH 18005HIST 1001 or 10023 
CHEM 11115MATH 19005 
ENGL 11003EXPLORE - Humanities and Fine Arts3 
ENGR 10101EXPLORE - Social Sciences3 
 14 14
Second Year
PHIL 22593ENGR 23103ENGR 23203
PHYSICS 21114MATH 20203 
PHYSICS 2111L1PHIL 33803 
MATH 20005PHYSICS 21124 
EXPLORE - Social Sciences3PHYSICS 2112L1 
 16 14 3
Third Year
J E ENGR 23003J E ENGR 33003J E ENGR 35103
J CMP SC 10021J E ENGR 23303 
CMP SCI 12503J E ENG 23203 
ENGL 31303J M ENGR 32003 
J E MATH 31704  
J E COMM 20001  
 15 12 3
Fourth Year
J E ENGR 26003J E ENGR Elective3 
J E ENGR 33103J E ENGR Elective3 
J E ENGR 44103J E ENGR 33203 
J E ENGR Elective3J E ENGR 43503 
 J E ENGR 49901 
 12 13
Fifth Year
J E ENGR 49803  
J E ENGR Elective3  
MATH 13203  
Total Hours: 125