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

Undergraduate Curriculum

BSEE degree

Students in the Klipsch School of Electrical and  Computer Engineering earn a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (BSEE) degree.  We are continuously checking our curriculum and making changes when a need is identified.  Since there are exist changes over the course of several years, students need to select the catalogue they will graduate under.  You may choose the catalog that was in effect when you started school or any subsequent catalog, provided the selected catalog is not more than six years old when you graduate.  Catalogs run summer through spring.  To see what the degree requirements are for each year, go to the BSEE Requirements site.

To check to your progress toward your degree, you can run a degree audit for the degree you are seeking.  You can also check off your classes on the Record check form to see how you are doing.  To see how the course flow, check out the Flowcharts.  Also available is a sample 4-year plan.  Most students enter the program at different levels and with various credits so that the 4-year plan would need modification for each student, but it can be used as a general guide for how the course can fit together.

When planning your program of study, you do have some choices (see the various tables in the BSEE requirements).  When making choices, use the course catalogue to get course descriptions and pre-requisites for the classes you are interested in.  Just because it's on a table of choices doesn't mean that you automatically meet the prerequisites for the class.

The curriculum consists of general education, science, math, engineering and electrical engineering classes (see the BSEE requirements for lists).

Each EE student must take the core ECE classes (EE 161, 162, 260, 280, 312, 314, 351, 380, and 391).  These classes cover all the basic information we expect our EE to all know.  When the core is complete, students can take their capstone course.  The capstone is a team design course where students need to design, build, test, and document their work.  See the capstone link for more information.

Once the core in a specific area is completed, student can EE electives from those areas.  Students must take 4 EE electives from 3 different EE areas.  The area that has two classes in it is called the focus or emphasis area or your area of specialization.  For more information on specialization areas, see the BSEE requirements or the specialization area in the upper box.