ECE Curriculum Table

ECE Curriculum Table

Rowan ECE Curriculum

Rowan ECE Curriculum
FALL CR SPRING CR
FIRST YEAR
Freshman Engineering Clinic I (ENGR 01.101) 2 Freshman Engineering Clinic II (ENGR 01.102) 2
General Education (Gen Ed) I 1 3 Computer Sci. & Prog 2 (CS 04.103) 4
Calculus I (MATH 01.130) 4 Calculus II (MATH 01.131) 4
Introductory Mechanics I (PHYS 00.220) 4 Intro Elec. & Mag. (PHYS 00.222) 4
Intro. to Digital Systems (ECE 09.241) 3 College Composition I (ENGL 01.111) 3
Total Units 16 Total Units 17
FALL   SPRING  
SECOND YEAR      
Sophomore Engineering Clinic I (ENGR 01.201) with College Composition II 4 Sophomore Engineering Clinic II (ENGR 01.202) with Public Speaking 4
Calculus III (MATH 01.230) 4 Math for Eng. Analysis I (MATH 01.235) 4
Science Elective3 4 Principles of Data Structures (CS 04.225) 3
Electrical Circuit Analysis (ECE 09.203) 4 Computer Architecture (ECE 09.243) 3
    Electronics I (ECE 09.311) 3
Total Units 16 Total Units 17
FALL   SPRING  
THIRD YEAR      
Junior Engineering Clinic I (ENGR 01.301) 2 Junior Engineering Clinic II (ENGR 01.302) 2
Signals & Systems (ECE 09.341) 2 Systems & Control I (ECE 09.321) 3
Embedded Systems (ECE 09.342) 3 Digital Signal Processing (ECE 09.351) 3
Engineering Electromagnetics (ECE 09.303) 3 ECE Modules (ECE 09.363) 1
Mechanical Engineering for ECEs (ME 10.320) 3 CpE Elective4 3
Microeconomics, (ECON 04.102)
Gen Ed / Rowan Exp II
3 Gen Ed / Rowan Exp III1 3
Total Units 16 Total Units 15
FALL   SPRING  
FOURTH YEAR      
Senior Engineering Clinic I (ENGR 01.401) 2 Senior Engineering Clinic II (ENGR 01.402) (WI1) 2
Engineering Clinic Consultant I (ECE 09.460) 1 Engineering Clinic Consultant II (ECE 09.462) 1
VLSI Design (ECE 09.414) 3 Seminar: Frontiers (ECE 09.498) 1
Electrical Communication Systems (ECE 09.433) 3 ECE Elective4 3
EE Elective4 3 Technology Focus Elective4 3
ECE Elective4 3 General Education IV 1 3
Out-of-discipline / Multidisciplinary experience5 General Education V 1 3
Total Units 15 Total Units 16
Total Program Credits: 128

Notes:
Courses listed in bold face need to be completed with a minimum grade higher than D+ (C or C-, depending on the course) to satisfy the prerequisites of one or more subsequent courses.
1. General Education courses chosen to satisfy banks of Social and Behavioral Science (SBS), 6 SCH; History, Humanities, and Language (HHL), 6 SCH; and Artistic and Creative Experience (ACE), 3 SCH. Also must satisfy Multicultural/Global (MC/G), Literature (LIT), and Writing Intensive (WI - satisfied by SEC II) requirements.
2. Java-based language course if available.
3. Must be one of the following approved courses: CHEM 06.100 College Chemistry I, BIOL 01.113 General Biology, Human Focus; BIOL 10.210 Human Anatomy and Physiology; PHYS 00.300 Modern Physics; or PHYS 00.221 Introductory Thermodynamics, Fluids, Waves and Optics.
4. The ECE program requires a total of five electives that can be broadly categorized as Computer Engineering (CpE), Electrical Engineering (EE), Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) or Tech Focus electives. The categorization is not a requirement, but just a suggestion to have a broad background. An EE/CpE elective is a class that focuses on core electrical/computer engineering topics, whereas an ECE elective is any elective offered by the ECE Department that may or may not fall within traditional EE / CpE boundaries. A Tech Focus elective is an elective that may include multidisciplinary (non-ECE) engineering courses. The electives should be chosen w/ consent of advisor to meet student and program goals, though the ECE Department suggests taking at least one CpE and one EE elective among the five total electives. CpE and EE electives appearing in Junior Spring and Senior Fall semesters are for placeholders only, and any elective can be taken during any semester in which it is offered.  
5. OOD / Multidisciplinary experience requirement can be satisfied by either i) OOD clinic project or ii) providing consulting services to a true non-ECE clinic or another research project via clinic consulting. The Fall Senior placement of this experience in the above table is a placeholder only, and this requirement can be satisfied at any time by obtaining the relevant experience.