Undergraduate Catalog 2021-2022

Electrical Engineering (BS)

General Education Requirements  42 credits 
Major Requirements  103-106 credits 
Total Credits Required  133*

*21 credits required for the Major also satisfy general education requirements.

General Education Requirements

This program has a waiver to specify particular courses students must take in the areas of the General Education Requirements (Mathematical and Quantitative Reasoning, Life and Physical Sciences, Scientific World and College Option). If students take different courses in these areas, they will be certified as having completed the requirements, but it may not be possible for them to finish their degree program within the regular number of credits.

ENG 111Introduction to College Writing(EC)

3

ENG 151College Writing(EC)

3

MTH 231Analytic Geometry and Calculus I(MQ)(STEM)

3

PHY 120General Physics I(LP)(SW)(STEM)

3

World Cultures and Global Issues Course(WG)

3

US Experience in its Diversity Course(US)

3

Individual and Society Course(IS)

3

PHY 160General Physics II(SW)(STEM)

3

Creative Expression Course(CE)

3

AND

CSC 270Introduction to Scientific Computing(SW)(STEM)

4

OR

PHY 240Waves and Modern Physics(SW)(STEM)

3

AND

ECO 251/POL 251International Political Economy(CO)(CW)(P&D)

4

PHY 121General Physics I Laboratory(CO)

1

PHY 161General Physics II Laboratory(CO)

1

AND

CHM 141General Chemistry I(LP)(SW)(STEM)

3

OR

MTH 232Calculus II(MQ)(STEM)

3

OR

MTH 233Calculus III(MQ)

3

Total Credit Hours:42

Major Requirements

 
CHM 141General Chemistry I(LP)(SW)(STEM)

3

CHM 121General Chemistry I Laboratory(CO)

1

CSC 270Introduction to Scientific Computing(SW)(STEM)

4

AND

ECO 251/POL 251International Political Economy(CO)(CW)(P&D)

4

OR

ECO 285Economics for Engineers(RLA)

4

AND

ENS 100Introduction to Engineering(RLA)

2

ENS 136Computer-Aided Engineering I(RNL)

2

ENS 220Introduction to Computer Engineering(RNL)

4

ENS 221Digital Electronics Laboratory(RNL)

2

ENS 241Electrical and Electronic Circuits(RNL)

4

ENS 249Basic Measurements Laboratory(RNL)

2

ENS 310Thermodynamics(RLA)

4

ENS 322Signals and Noise(RNL)

3

ENS 331Digital Signal Processing(CES)(RLA)

4

ENS 336Computer-Aided Engineering(RNL)

4

ENS 342Electrical and Electronic Circuits II(RNL)

3

ENS 345Solid State Device Fundamentals(RNL)

3

ENS 356/PHY 356Theory of Electromagnetic Radiation(RLA)

4

ENS 362Microcontrollers(RNL)

4

ENS 371Systems Analysis(RNL)

3

ENS 420Analog and Digital Systems Design(RNL)

4

ENS 432Digital and Analog Communication Systems(RNL)

3

ENS 439Systems Laboratory(CES)(RNL)

2

ENS 491Advanced Engineering Design I(RNL)

2

ENS 492Advanced Engineering Design II(RNL)

2

MTH 229Calculus Computer Laboratory(RLA)

1

AND

MTH 230Calculus I with Pre-Calculus(MQ)(STEM)

6

OR

MTH 231Analytic Geometry and Calculus I(MQ)(STEM)

3

AND

MTH 232Calculus II(MQ)(STEM)

3

MTH 233Calculus III(MQ)

3

MTH 311Probability Theory and an Introduction to Mathematical Statistics(RLA)

4

MTH 330Applied Mathematical Analysis I(RLA)

4

PHY 120General Physics I(LP)(SW)(STEM)

3

PHY 121General Physics I Laboratory(CO)

1

PHY 160General Physics II(SW)(STEM)

3

PHY 161General Physics II Laboratory(CO)

1

PHY 240Waves and Modern Physics(SW)(STEM)

3

AND

Two 400-level Advanced Engineering Electives

ENS 415Network Systems Engineering(RNL)

3

ENS 434Energy Conversion(RNL)

4

ENS 436Electrical Machines and Energy Systems(RNL)

3

ENS 438Power Plant Design and Analysis(RNL)

4

ENS 441Electrical Power Transmission and Distribution(RNL)

4

ENS 463Introduction to Nanotechnology(RNL)

4

ENS 464Embedded Systems Analysis and Design(RNL)

4

ENS 466Telecommunications Systems Engineering(RNL)

4

ENS 470Introduction to Environmental Engineering(RNL)

4

ENS 471Control Systems(RLA)

3

ENS 473Image and Video Processing in Engineering(RNL)

4

AND

One Technical Elective

ENS 415Network Systems Engineering(RNL)

3

OR

ENS 436Electrical Machines and Energy Systems(RNL)

3

OR

ENS 471Control Systems(RLA)

3

Free Electives 2 credits

Chemistry Advisory

One-year of high school chemistry is required prior to entry into CHM 141 and CHM 121.  If you have not completed one-year of high school chemistry you will be required to complete CHM 100 and CHM 101 prior to registering for CHM 141 and CHM 121.

Mathematics Placement

Depending on mathematics placement, some students may have to complete MTH 30, and/or MTH 35 and/or MTH 123, and/or MTH 130 prior to enrolling in MTH 230/229 or MTH 231/229.

Total Credit Hours: 133

The total number of ENS credits must be at least 56, as approved by an electrical engineering advisor.

Liberal Arts and Sciences Requirement

Of the 133 credits required for the BS in Electrical Engineering, at least 66 must be in liberal arts and sciences courses. Most courses designated ENS are non-liberal arts and sciences; those ENS courses that are cross-listed in mathematics (MTH) or physics (PHY) are liberal arts and sciences.

Graduate Course Double Counting Policy

Undergraduate students satisfying the following criteria may be granted permission to take up to two graduate courses (to fulfill their 400 level elective requirements) to be counted towards both their bachelor’s and master’s degree. This allows students to earn both the bachelor’s and the master’s degrees in five years. 

Criteria:

1. Current enrollment in bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering at College of Staten Island and successful completion of three years of study with 90 or more earned credits. 
2. Cumulative GPA 3.0 or above.
3. Two letters of recommendation, at least one from a full-time College of Staten Island ENS faculty under whom the applicant has studied. 
4. Permissions from the coordinator of the graduate program, and the department chairperson.
5. Application for admission and conditionally accepted to Master of Engineering in Electrical Engineering program. 
6. Graduate courses in the following list are eligible: ELE 620 (Networking Systems and Protocols), ELE 630 (Semiconductor Devices), ELE 636 (Electrical Machines and Energy Systems), ELE 641 (Advanced Digital Communications), ELE 652 (Information Theory), ELE 701 (Photonic Devices), ELE 713 (Principles and Practice of Secure Networking), ELE 722 (Data Modeling and Compression), ELE 732 (Estimation, Detection, Learning and Inference), ELE 736 (Electric Power Transmission and Distribution), ELE 741 (Photonic Systems and Networks), ELE 755 (Principles and Practice of Machine Vision)