EECS 1 Introduction to Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering (2015-2016)

EECS 1 Introduction to Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering

(Required for CpE and EE.)
Catalog Data:

EECS 1 Introduction to Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering (Credit Units: 1) Introduction to the fields of Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering, including possible careers in both traditional and new emerging areas. Background on both the Electrical Engineering and the Computer Engineering majors, curriculum requirements, specializations, and faculty research interests. Computer Engineering and Electrical Engineering majors have first consideration for enrollment. (Design units: 0)

Required Textbook:
Recommended Textbook:
A. Lee Swindlehurst
Relationship to Student Outcomes
This course relates to Student Outcomes: EAC g, EAC h, EAC i, EAC j.
Course Learning Outcomes. Students will:

1. Become familiar with the field of Electrical Engineering and its various subdisciplines. (EAC h, EAC i, EAC j)

2. Become familiar with the Electrical Engineering curriculum at UCI. (EAC i)

3. Plan a program of study that meets the university, school and department requirements for graduation. (EAC i)

4. Write a research paper on a current Electrical Engineering topic. (EAC g, EAC h, EAC j)

Prerequisites by Topic
Lecture Topics:

Introduction to Electrical Engineering and its subdisciplines, Introduction to the specializations in the UCI Electrical Engineering department: Electronic Circuit Design; Semiconductors and Optoelectronics; RF, Antennas and Microwaves; Digital Signal Processing; Communications; Power and Control Systems.

Class Schedule:

Meets for 1 hour of lecture each week for 10 weeks.

Computer Usage:

Word processing software, basic internet tools.

Laboratory Projects:


Professional Component

Contributes toward the Engineering Topics Courses for Electrical Engineering degree.

Design Content Description
Laboratory Portion:
Grading Criteria:

The grade is determined by class attendance, completion of an acceptable program of study and a short research paper.

Estimated ABET Category Content:

Mathematics and Basic Science: 0.0 credit units

Computing: 0.0 credit units

Engineering Topics: 1.0 credit units

Engineering Science: 1.0 credit units

Engineering Design: 0.0 credit units

August 6, 2014
Senate Approved:
April 9, 2014
Approved Effective:
2014 Fall Qtr