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  Sep 26, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Academic Catalog

Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science


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Dr. Seyed M. Aghili, Department Head

Department Mission

The Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science provides a professionally-focused education in the fields of computer science and electrical engineering. Students are prepared to practice in their chosen field and to focus on the industrial and business needs of the region. Students have opportunities for close interaction with faculty, business, and the industrial community in a practice-oriented, student-friendly environment. The department maintains Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET)-accredited curricula that foster interdisciplinary teamwork as well as scholarly development through special projects, internships, discussions of professional ethics, and training with regional business or industries. Students are prepared to study for advanced degrees and/or work in regional business or industries upon graduation.


Bachelor of Science in Engineering

The Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science offers a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering with a concentration in electrical engineering.

Engineering Objectives

  • To prepare graduates to practice engineering and to be successful in solving the engineering problems encountered in industry, government, or private practice;
  • To provide graduates with the motivation and skills to advance into positions of increased responsibility and to pursue continuing education or graduate studies; and
  • To produce graduates who are not only ethical and professional as engineers but also responsible members of their communities and the larger society.

Engineering Outcomes

At the time of completion of the engineering program, a student will possess all of the following:

  1. An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering;
  2. An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data;
  3. An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs;
  4. An ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams;
  5. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems;
  6. An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility;
  7. An ability to communicate effectively through oral presentations;
  8. An ability to communicate effectively through written communication;
  9. An ability to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context;
  10. Recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in life-long learning,
  11. Knowledge of contemporary issues, and
  12. An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

Engineering Curriculum

The engineering curriculum consists of general education courses, core engineering courses, and concentration courses. The core courses are required for all engineering students and include study in chemistry, English, humanities, mathematics, physics, and basic engineering sciences. Core courses extend from the freshman year into the senior year. The concentration courses form a coherent unit in electrical engineering and are taken during their junior and senior years.

Professional Activities

The Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science encourages students to participate in the activities of the McNeese Engineering Society, which is McNeese’s student chapter of the Louisiana Engineering Society. Students are also urged to participate in student chapters of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), and the Society of Women Engineers (SWE). Additionally, juniors and seniors with high academic achievements are invited to join the McNeese Engineering Honor Society, Mu Omega Sigma.

Registration as a professional engineer continues to become increasingly important in the future of engineering, and seniors are encouraged to take the Fundamentals of Engineering examination (formerly the Engineer-in-Training examination) prior to graduation.

Enrollment in Upper-level Courses

Enrollment in upper-level (300/400-level) courses requires completion of the following courses with a grade of C or better. Admission to the program also requires a GPA of 2.5 or better (calculated after completing 30 or more hours that count toward the engineering degree).

  • CHEM 101 (4 Cr.)
  • ENGL 101 (3 Cr.)
  • ENGL 102 (3 Cr.)
  • ENGR 100 (1 Cr.)
  • ENGR 109 (2 Cr.)
  • MATH 190 (4 Cr.)

Graduation Requirements

Students in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science must meet all of the graduation requirements listed in the Degree and Graduation Requirements  section of the Academic Regulations page. Courses transferred to McNeese must have a grade of C or better to be applied toward the degree. In addition, students must earn a grade of C or better in all ELEN and ENGR courses taken at McNeese and applied toward the degree.

Graduate Studies

The College of Engineering and Computer Science offers a program leading to a Master of Engineering degree. The Master of Engineering program is a flexible, professionally-oriented, post-baccalaureate education program that offers courses leading to advanced degrees for both recent graduates and experienced engineers. The program may be tailored to provide expertise in areas supportive of mid-career advancement or to simply continue an individual’s education in his/her chosen field. Course offerings for the degree include topics in project management, topics in the participant’s engineering specialization, and topics in mathematics, science, and other related areas. The selection of courses is made under the direction of an advisor. Additional information about graduate programs is available on the William J. Doré, Sr. School of Graduate Studies  page.


Bachelor of Science in Computer Science

The Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science offers a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science with concentrations in applied computer science, general computer science, and industrial computer science.

Computer Science Objectives

Students will:

  1. Become productive, responsible computing science professionals capable of conducting research and/or designing, developing, or maintaining projects in the various areas of computer science; 
  2. Understand and apply ethical issues and social aspects of computing science in performing their duties as computer science professionals; and
  3. Continue learning new technologies in the computer science area through self-directed professional development or post-graduate education. 

Computer Science Outcomes

At the time of completion of the computer science program, a student will possess all of the following: 

  1. An ability to apply knowledge of computing science and mathematics appropriate to the discipline;
  2. An ability to analyze a problem, and identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution;
  3. An ability to design, implement, and evaluate a computer-based system, process, component, or program to meet desired needs;
  4. An ability to function effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal;
  5. An understanding of professional, ethical, legal, security and social issues and responsibilities;
  6. An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences;
  7. An ability to analyze the local and global impact of computing on individuals, organizations, and society;
  8. Recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in continuing professional development;
  9. An ability to use current techniques, skills, and tools necessary for computing practice;
  10. An ability to apply mathematical foundations, algorithmic principles, and computer science theory in the modeling and design of computer-based systems in a way that demonstrates comprehension of the tradeoffs involved in design choices; and
  11. An ability to apply design and development principles in the construction of software systems of varying complexity.

Graduation Requirements

Students in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science must meet all of the graduation requirements listed in the Degree and Graduation Requirements  section of the Academic Regulations page. In addition, students must earn a grade of C or better in all CSCI, MATH, and STAT courses applied toward the degree. Students are also required to complete a capstone experience, which includes taking a departmental test in the major area.

Graduate Studies

The College of Science and Agriculture offers a Master of Science degree in mathematical sciences with a concentration in computer science. Additional information about this program can be found on the Department of Mathematical Sciences  page. General information about all graduate programs is available on the William J. Doré, Sr. School of Graduate Studies  page.

Programs

    Bachelor of Science
    Minor

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