NMSU: Klipsch School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
New Mexico State University
Klipsch School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
College of Engineering

Electrical and Computer Engineering Degree Programs

BSEE Major Program

The undergraduate program of the Klipsch School is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET and stresses the development of analytical tools and physical concepts required to prepare students for immediate employment or graduate study. The program is flexible, allowing students to choose course work in the interest areas of communications, computers, control systems, digital design, electric energy systems, electromagnetics and microwave engineering, micro-electronics, photonics, signal processing, telemetry, and space systems engineering.

Requirements (total credits 130)

Electrical Engineering (54 credits)

  • E E 161, Computer-Aided Problem Solving (1, 2)
  • E E 162, Digital Circuit Design (1, 2, 3)
  • E E 260, Embedded  Systems (1,2)
  • E E 280, DC and AC Circuits (1, 2)
  • E E 312, Signals and Systems I (1, 2, 4)
  • E E 314, Signals and Systems II (1, 2, 4)
  • E E 351, Applied Electromagnetics (1, 2, 4)
  • E E 380, Electronics I (1, 2, 4)
  • E E 391, Introduction to Electric Power Engineering (1, 2, 4)
  • EE Electives* 12 cr. (4)
  • E E 401, Research Topics in ECE 1 cr. (2, 4)
  • E E 418, E E 419, Capstone 6 cr. (2, 4)


Mathematics (21 credits)

  • MATH 191, Calculus I (2)
  • MATH 192, Calculus II (2)
  • MATH 291, Calculus III (2)
  • MATH 392, Differential Equations (2)
  • E E 210, Engineering Analysis I (1, 2)
  • E E 310, Engineering Analysis II (2)

Natural Science (12 credits)

  • CHEM 111, General Chemistry I (1, 2)
  • PHYS 215, General Physics I (1, 2)
  • PHYS 216, General Physics II (1, 2)

Engineering (12 credits)

  • E E 461, Systems Eng. & Program Management
  • Engineering elective* 3 cr.
  • Technical elective* 6 cr.

General Education (31 credits)

  • ENGL 111G, Rhetoric and Composition (2, 3)
  • ENGL 218G, Technical and Scientific Communication (2)
  • COMM 265G, Principles of Human Communication (2)
  • Humanities and Fine Arts Electives*
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences Electives*
  • Viewing a Wider World Electives*

Notes: (1) Including laboratory; (2) A grade of C or better is required; (3) Must be completed with a grade of C or better prior to enrolling in any E E course numbered 300, or above; (4) Transfer credit not accepted.

* Lists of approved electives are available from the Klipsch School office



Students must be eligible to take MATH 190 before beginning their electrical engineering studies. A typical first year of study for E E students includes the following 31 credits:

  • CHEM 111, General Chemistry I
  • E E 161, Computer-Aided Problem Solving
  • E E 162, Digital Circuit Design
  • PHYS 215, Engineering Physics I
  • ENGL 111G, Rhetoric and Composition
  • MATH 191, Calculus I*
  • MATH 192, Calculus II
  • General Education Elective 3

*Eligibility for MATH 191 must be established by taking the Math Placement Exam, administered by the Math Learning Center


Electrical and computer engineering students wishing to broaden their educational experience may elect to earn additional bachelors degrees in

  • Computer Science
  • Engineering Physics
  • Math (full major)
  • Math (supplementary major)
  • Physics

Klipsch School students may also choose to earn a minor in one or more of the following fields:

Students must consult with an academic adviser in the offering department for specific requirements related to additional degrees and minors.

Detailed Requirements

Students usually follow the catalog which was in effect when they first attended NMSU. However, students may choose to switch to another catalog as long as that catalog is no more than six years old at the time of graduation.

Note that each list of electives included in the summaries represent the approved classes for that academic year. A class must be on the approved list in the semester it was taken in order to fulfill an elective requirement. Always refer to the most current list of approved classes when choosing electives.