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Electrical Engineering Program

Electrical Engineering Program

Electrical Engineering Concentration

The Electrical Engineering concentration (ELEN) is part of the Bachelor of Science in Engineering Program at McNeese State University. The concentration requires 128 credit hours comprised of science, mathematics, general engineering, electrical engineering as well as general education courses.
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Bachelor of Science in Engineering Curriculum

The Bachelor of Science in Engineering curriculum consists of a core section and a concentration section. The core courses are required for all engineering concentrations and include study in English, chemistry, physics, mathematics, humanities, and basic engineering sciences. Core courses extend from the freshman year into the senior year. The concentration courses form a coherent unit in chemical, civil, electrical or mechanical engineering and are taken in the junior and senior years. An evening undergraduate engineering program was created in response to inquiries from the community. The Engineering Program works with students on a case-by-case basis to see that all courses needed for the degree will be offered during evening hours.
Courses leading to the Master of Engineering degree are offered with a concentration in chemical engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering, engineering management, or mechanical engineering.

Engineering CO-OP and Intern Programs with Industry

Engineering students must be enrolled full-time and must earn at least 12 hours of courses towards their engineering degree (6 hours in summer terms) the semester before the industry work term begins. Students must be registered in either ENGR 350 or ENGR 450 (1, 2, or 3 credit hours) during the terms they work in industry (including the summer term). Students enrolled in three credit hours of ENGR 350 or ENGR 450 are considered full-time students in the fall and spring semesters to prevent student loans from entering repayment status, for insurance purposes, and for Citizenship and Immigration Services reporting.

Professional Activities

The Engineering Program encourages students to participate in the activities of the McNeese Engineering Society, the student chapter of the Louisiana Engineering Society. Students are also urged to participate in the student chapters of AIChE, ASCE, IEEE, ASME, NSBE, ACM and SWE. Juniors and seniors with high academic achievements are invited to join Mu Omega Sigma, the McNeese Engineering Honor Society. Registration as a professional engineer will assume an increasingly important role in the future of engineering. The EECS Department recommends that all EE seniors take the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam prior to graduation.

Registration for Upper Division Undergraduate Electrical Engineering Courses

Students who declare Engineering as their undergraduate major can not automatically register for upper division electrical engineering courses (labeled 300 or 400). To register for upper division electrical engineering courses, students are required to complete the following lower division courses with a grade of “C” or better and have a GPA of 2.5 or better calculated after completing 30 or more hours that count towards the Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree.

  • CHEM 101 – General Chemistry I (4 hrs)
  • ENGL 101 – English Composition I (3 hrs)
  • ENGL 102 – English Composition II (3 hrs)
  • ENGR 100 – Foundations for College of Engineering Freshmen (1 hr)
  • ENGR 109 – Introduction to Engineering Science and Computing (2 hrs)
  • MATH 190 – Calculus I (4 hrs)

Before registerering for upper division electrical engineering courses, students students who have completed the minimum requirements shown above, must fill out a permission form. The form is available at the EECS Department office, or can be obtained from the EECS Department Head or the student's engineering advisor. The completed form should be submitted to the student's Engineering advisor for review and approval. Once approved, the form should be submitted to the EECS Administrative Assistant for processing. The Administrative Assistant will assign an attribute on the student's record which will allow the student to register for upper division electrical engineering courses.

Once admitted to the upper level curriculum, students who fail to meet the standards specified in the Engineering Program Retention Policy may be removed from the program and may be required to re-apply if they seek re-admission.

Retention Policy

Students must earn a grade of "C" or better in all courses stated above as well as all ENGR, CHEG, CIEN, ELEN, and MEEN courses that count toward the Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree.

Graduation Requirements

All engineering students must meet all graduation requirements listed in the section titled "Graduation Requirements" in the general information section of the university catalog. Credit for courses taken at other universities with a grade below "C" cannot be applied towards the Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree.


Master of Engineering Graduate Studies

The Master of Engineering program offers specializations in Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Engineering Management, and Mechanical Engineering. The Master of Engineering program is a flexible, professionally oriented postgraduate education program. It offers courses leading to advanced degrees for the recent graduate or experienced engineer. The program may be tailored to provide expertise in areas supportive of mid-career advancement or to simply continue an individual's education in his/her chosen field. Course credits for the degree include topics in project management, topics in the participant's engineering specialization, and topics in math, science, and other related areas. The selection of courses will be made under the direction and with the approval of an advisor. Courses may be chosen to satisfy the individual student's needs as long as prerequisites are satisfied.
 Additional information is available under Dore' School of Graduate Studies web page.