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Second Major in Electrical Engineering Science


A second major in Electrical Science is ideal for students majoring in many areas, such as mathematics, physics, chemistry, and biology. Students in the School of Engineering and Applied Science as well as the other undergraduate divisions at Washington University now have the opportunity to pursue a second major in Electrical Science. Students are not allowed to add this second major to either the BS in Electrical Engineering or the BS in Applied Science (Electrical Engineering).

The requirements for a second major in Electrical Science are:

• ESE230 (Introduction to Electrical & Electronic Circuits), ESE260 (Introduction to Digital Logic and Computer Design), ESE351 (Signals & Systems)

• One of the following: ESE232 (Introduction to Electronic Circuits), ESE317 (Engineering Mathematics), ESE318 (Engineering Mathematics A), ESE330 (Engineering Electromagnetics Principles), ESE326 (Probability and Statistics for Engineering)

• Seven 3-unit ESE courses in the Electrical Engineering area chosen from ESE 330-399, ESE 400, 405, 407, 425, 430-499, and ESE 503-589.

Required and elective electrical engineering courses must be taken for a letter grade and not on a pass/fail basis.

The above program assumes the completion of the following courses:

• Math 132, 233 (Calculus II, III), 217 (Differential Equations)

• Physics 117A, 118A (General Physics I, II)

• CSE 131 (Computer Science 1)

Students may petition to substitute electrical-science oriented courses from other disciplines for up to two of the above eleven courses (for example, certain courses in physics or applied mathematics). When such substitutions are employed the total number of units for non Arts and Sciences courses is 31 or 32 units. Within this second major in Electrical Science, areas of concentration are possible in: applied physics, signal processing, and control systems. The second major in Electrical Science program comprises a total of 34 or 35 units. To design a customized program, contact the department chair or the director of the programProfessor R. Martin Arthur at rma@wustl.edu.

Washington University in St. Louis School of Engineering & Applied Science, Department of Electrical & Systems Engineering

Green Hall, CB 1042, 1 Brookings Drive, Saint Louis, MO, USA 63130
Phone: (314) 935-5565, Fax: (314) 935-7500

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