Students completing the BSECE degree must satisfy the Graduation Requirements for All Students outlined in the Lafayette College Catalog. These requirements include an overall Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.00/4.00 and a GPA of at least 2.00 in courses taken in the major. For the BSECE program, “courses taken within the major” is defined as courses in the ECE subject area.¬†Specific degree requirements for the BSECE degree are as follows:

To graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering (B.S. in ECE), a student is required to complete 36 courses including:

One engineering science course:

  • ES 101: Introduction to Engineering

Fourteen required courses from the fields of electrical and computer engineering and computer science:

  • ECE 211 and 212: Digital Circuits I and II
  • ECE 221: Basic Electric Circuit Analysis
  • ECE 322, 323: Introduction to Solid State Circuits, Design and Analysis of Solid State Circuits
  • ECE 331: Signals and Systems
  • ECE 332: Communication Systems
  • ECE 433: Industrial Electronics and Control Systems,
  • ECE 341: Engineering Electromagnetics
  • CS 104 or 105 or 106: Principles of Computer Science I
  • CS 150: Data Structures and Algorithms
  • CS 205: Software Engineering

Two ECE elective courses selected from ECE 393-399, 414-417, 424-427, 434-438, 442-446, 450, and 451

A two-course senior design project sequence, ECE 491 and 492

Completion of the Common Course of Study (including First Year Seminar and a selection of courses that meet the CCS requirements)

Five courses in mathematics including:

  • MATH 182: Discrete Structures
  • MATH 161, 162, 263: Calculus I, II and II
  • MATH 264: Differential Equations

Two physics courses:

  • PHYS 131: Mechanics OR PHYS 151: Accelerated Physics I – Mechanics and Thermodynamics
  • PHYS 132: ¬†Electricity and Magnetism OR PHYS 152: Accelerated Physics II – Electricity, Magnetism, and Optics OR PHYS 133: Thermodynamics and Waves

One course in chemistry:

  • CHEM 121: General Chemistry I

One math or science elective OR

  • ES 231: Natures of Materials