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Electrical Engineering Curriculum by Year
If you are interested in technology and an understanding of how things work, then Electrical Engineering might be the perfect major for you.

The Electrical Engineering (EE) major offers two specializations: a Computer Track and a Systems Track. The core curriculum within the EE major consists of 10 courses which all EE majors take. In addition, each cadet in the major chooses a track, or area of emphasis within Electrical Engineering, which consists of 4 additional courses. Finally, each EE major has their choice of two Major Area Electives (or Engineering Electives) and one Free Elective.  

For more information about the curriculum, courses, requirements for acceptance into the major and graduation requirements, please see the catalog of courses available on the USCGA Registrar's web page. 

COMPUTER TRACK
The Computer track allows cadets to explore software design and computer networks. Students in this track would be able to obtain a graduate degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science or Information Technology. 

FOURTH CLASS YEAR (Freshman)
FALL SEMESTER  SPRING SEMESTER 
USCG History
Statics & Engineering Design
English Composition & Speech
Leaders in U.S. History
Calculus I
Principles of Fitness/Wellness I
Swimming
Chemistry I
 
Writing About Literature
Calculus II
Personal Defense I
Principles of Fitness/Wellness II
Chemistry II
Fundamentals of Navigation
Macroeconomic Principles
 
THIRD CLASS YEAR (Sophomore)
FALL SEMESTER  SPRING SEMESTER 
Electrical Engineering I
Introduction to Computer Programming
Differential Equations
Lifetime Sports: Racquetball
Lifetime Sports: Golf
Physics I
Ships & Maritime Systems
Apps in Navigation Lab
 
Signals, Systems & Transforms
Digital Circuits & Computer Systems
Multivariable Calculus
Professional Rescuer
Physics II
Organizational Behavior & Leadership
 
   
SECOND CLASS YEAR (Junior)
FALL SEMESTER  SPRING SEMESTER 
Linear Circuits
Software Design I
Criminal Justice
Probability Theory
Personal Defense II
Maritime Watch Officer
 
Computer Control Systems
Digital Signal Process
Software Design II
American Government
Lifetime Sports III: Tennis
• Math/Science Elective
 
   
FIRST CLASS YEAR (Senior)
FALL SEMESTER  SPRING SEMESTER 
Capstone Project: EE I
Maritime Law Enforcement
Atmospheric and Marine Science
• Major Area Elective
• Major Area Elective
• Physical Education
 
Computer Communications & Networks
Capstone Project: EE II
Moral and Ethical Philosophy
CG Division Officer
• Free Elective
• Physical Education
 

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SYSTEMS TRACK

The Systems track allows cadets to explore analog and digital communications, antennas, and motors and generators. Students in this track would be able to obtain a graduate degree in any field of Electrical Engineering. 

FOURTH CLASS YEAR (Freshman)
FALL SEMESTER  SPRING SEMESTER 
USCG History
Statics & Engineering Design
English Composition & Speech
Leaders in U.S. History
Calculus I
Principles of Fitness/Wellness I
Swimming
Chemistry I
 
Writing About Literature
Calculus II
Personal Defense I
Principles of Fitness/Wellness II
Chemistry II
Fundamentals of Navigation
Macroeconomic Principles
 
   
THIRD CLASS YEAR (Sophomore)
FALL SEMESTER  SPRING SEMESTER 
Electrical Engineering I
Introduction to Computer Programming
Differential Equations
Lifetime Sports: Racquetball
Lifetime Sports: Golf
Physics I
Ships & Maritime Systems
Applications in Navigation Lab
 
Signals, Systems & Transformers
Digital Circuits & Computer Systems
Multivariable Calculus
Professional Rescuer
Physics II
Organizational Behavior & Leadership
 
   
SECOND CLASS YEAR (Junior)
FALL SEMESTER  SPRING SEMESTER 
Linear Circuits
Antennas & Propagation
Criminal Justice
Probability Theory
Personal Defense II
• Major Area Elective
 
Computer Control Systems
Digital Signal Process
American Government
Lifetime Sports III: Tennis
Maritime Watch Officer
• Math/Science Elective
 

FIRST CLASS YEAR (Senior)
FALL SEMESTER  SPRING SEMESTER 
Communication Systems
Capstone Project: EE I
Maritime Law Enforcement
Atmospheric and Marine Science
• Major Area Elective
• Physical Education
 
Electromechanical Systems
Capstone Project: EE II
Moral and Ethical Philosophy
CG Division Officer
• Free Elective
• Physical Education
 

 

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Major Area Electives 

Major area Elective courses for the EE major are defined as Engineering courses, 200 level or higher, other than Introduction to Electrical and Computer Engineering (1320), Electric Circuits and Machines (1321), and Mechanical Control of Dynamic Systems (1460). In special cases (and with prior approval), Directed Studies in Electrical Engineering (1439) may be considered a major area elective. Below is a list of common major area electives for each track. 

Major Area Electives
COMPUTER TRACK  SYSTEMS TRACK 
Mechanics of Materials
Dynamics
Electromechanical Systems
Acoustics and Music
Fluid Mechanics
Thermodynamics
Antennas and Propagation
Communication Systems
Electronic Navigation Systems
 
Mechanics of Materials
Dynamics
Acoustics and Musics
Fluid Mechanics
Thermodynamics
Software Design I
Electronic Navigation Systems
Computer Communications & Networks
Software Design II
 
   
Note: Discrete Mathematics (3237) cannot count as a major area elective for someone in the Systems Track, and Semiconductor Physics (5364) cannot count as a major area elective for someone in the Computer Track. 

 

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