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2015-2016 Academic Catalog 
    
2015-2016 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science


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Seyed M. Aghili, Department Head
Faculty: Aghili, Bender, Connella, Dennison, Garner, Khan, Kussmann, Lei, Liu, Menon, Spruel 

 

Department Mission

The Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science provides a professionally focused education in the fields of computer science and electrical engineering. Our students are prepared to practice in their chosen field focusing on the industrial and business needs of the region. The needs of traditional and non-traditional students are met through close interaction with faculty, businesses, and the industrial community in a practice-oriented student friendly environment. The department maintains ABET accredited current curriculums that foster interdisciplinary teamwork, scholarly development, projects, internships, professional ethics, and training with regional businesses or industries. Our students are prepared to study for advanced degrees and work in regional businesses or industries.

 

EECS Programs

The Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science offers BS degrees in Computer Science (BSCS), and BS degree in Engineering with concentration in Electrical Engineering (BSE-EE),

Requirements are listed in each program:

 

EECS Minor

The Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science offers minors in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering.

Minor course requirements are listed here:

 

Engineering Program

Engineering is the profession concerned with applying scientific knowledge to solve real world problems. The engineer combines principles of mathematics and the natural sciences with experience and judgment to transform natural resources for the benefit of mankind.

 

BS Engineering Program Accreditation

The Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree is accredited by Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET.

The Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science offers BS degree in Engineering with concentration in Electrical Engineering (BSE-EE),

Program requirements are listed here:

 

BS Engineering Program Educational 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.
  • To produce graduates who are not only ethical and professional as engineers but also are responsible members of their communities and the larger society. 

 

BS Engineering Program Outcomes

At the time of completion of the engineering program at McNeese State University, a student will possess all of the following:

  • a. An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
  • b. An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
  • c. An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs
  • d. An ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams
  • e. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
  • f. An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  • g. An ability to communicate effectively through oral presentations and An ability to
  •     communicate effectively through written communication
  • h. The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a
  •      global, economic, environmental, and societal context
  • i.  A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
  • j. A knowledge of contemporary issues
  • k. An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for
  •     engineering practice.

BS Engineering Curriculum

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

An evening undergraduate engineering program was created in response to inquiries from the community. The College of Engineering works with students on a case-by-case basis to see that all courses needed for the degree will be offered during evening hours.

Courses leading to the Master of Engineering degree are offered with a concentration in electrical engineering.

 

BS Engineering CO-OP and Intern Programs with Industry

Engineering students must be enrolled full-time and must earn at least 12 hours of courses towards their engineering degree (6 hours in summer terms) the semester before the industry work term begins. Students must be registered in either ENGR 350 or ENGR 450 during the terms they work in industry (including the summer term). Students enrolled in ENGR 350 or ENGR 450 are considered full-time students in the fall and spring semesters to prevent student loans from entering repayment status, for insurance purposes, and for Citizenship and Immigration Services reporting.

 

Professional Activities

The Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science encourages students to participate in the activities of the McNeese Engineering Society, the student chapter of the Louisiana Engineering Society. Students are also urged to participate in the student chapters of IEEE, NSBE, and SWE. Juniors and seniors with high academic achievements are invited to join Mu Omega Sigma, the McNeese Engineering Honor Society.

Registration as a professional engineer will assume an increasingly important role in the future of engineering. The seniors are encouraged to take the Fundamentals of Engineering examination (formerly the Engineer-in-Training examination) prior to graduation.

 

Enrollment in the 300 and 400 Level Courses

Enrollment in the 300 and 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 B.S. 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

All engineering students must meet all graduation requirements listed in the section titled “Graduation Requirements” in the general information section of this catalog. Credit for courses taken at other universities with a grade below “C” cannot be applied toward a B.S. degree in engineering. In addition, students must earn a grade of “C” or better in all ENGR and ELEN courses that count toward the B.S. in Engineering degree.

Program requirements for BSE-EE are listed here:

 

Master of Engineering Graduate Studies

The Master of Engineering offers specializations in Electrical Engineering (ME-EE).

The Master of Engineering program is a flexible, professionally oriented postgraduate education program. It offers courses leading to advanced degrees for the recent graduate or experienced engineer. 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 credits for the degree include topics in project management, topics in the participant’s engineering specialization, and topics in math, science, and other related areas. The selection of courses will be made under the direction and with the approval of an advisor. Courses may be chosen to satisfy the individual student’s needs as long as prerequisites are satisfied.


Additional information is available under Dore’ School of Graduate Studies.

Requirements for ME-EE are listed here:


Admission Requirements

In addition to the general requirements for admission to Graduate School, applications for admission to the Master of Engineering program must meet the following requirements.

Regular - An applicant may be admitted on regular status if:

  1. He/She has a baccalaureate degree from a nationally accredited institution or an institution under the jurisdiction of the University of Louisiana System, and
  2. He/She has earned an overall average of at least 3.0 (“B” based on a 0-4.0 quality point scale) on all undergraduate work (including courses repeated and all courses counted toward the student’s baccalaureate degree) as indicated by transcripts.

Even though admitted as a regular graduate student, the applicant may be required to take additional undergraduate courses if he/she lacks any of the prerequisites to his/her program of graduatestudies.

Conditional - An applicant who holds a baccalaureate degree from a nationally accredited institution or an institution under the jurisdiction of the University of Louisiana System but does not meet quality point requirements for a regular status may be granted conditional status if he/she has earned at least a 2.5 grade point average out of a possible 4.0 on all undergraduate work. An applicant with less than a 2.5 average must take additional undergraduate courses to meet the requirement.

Removal of Conditional Status

The removal of conditional status and continuance in the Graduate School are determined by the quality point average achieved by the student at the close of the semester or summer session during which he/she completes his/her first 12 semester hours of graduate work at McNeese University. Regular status is granted automatically to the student if, at this time, his/her cumulative quality point average is 3.0 or better and includes no more than one course with a grade of “C”. A student on conditional status who fails to qualify for regular status upon completing 12 semester hours will be suspended.

Graduate Record Examination

Minimum recommended score of 300 (Quantitative + Verbal).

English Language Requirements for International Graduate Students

All international students from non-English speaking countries who do not have a baccalaureate degree from U.S. universities will demonstrate English language proficiency at the time of application by one of the following:

  • Minimum TOEFL* score of 75 on the Internet-based exam (www.ets.org/toefl);
  • Minimum IELTS* band score of 6.0 (www.ielts.org);
  • Completion of the advanced level of the ESLI University Language Center program (located on the McNeese campus)

Undergraduate Preparation for Graduate Engineering Program

 

Newly admitted students will be assigned an academic adviser. Students will meet with their adviser who will evaluate their undergraduate transcript and advice on the courses to be taken. If deficiencies are found in the transcript, they will be asked to take some undergraduate courses as remedial or prerequisite courses before or along with the graduate courses.

 

Computer Science Program

CS Program Accreditation

The Bachelor of Science in Computer Science degree is accredited by CAC (Computing Accreditation Commission) of ABET.

The Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science offers BS degree in Computer Science (BSCS), with concentrations in Applied and General studies,

 

BSCS Graduation Requirements

A student in the Bachelor of Science in Computer Science program must meet all graduation requirements listed in the section entitled “Graduation Requirements” in the Academic Regulations section of this catalog. In addition, all course work in Mathematics, Computing Science, or Statistics that the student applies toward a degree must be accomplished with a minimum grade of “C”. Each student is also required to complete a capstone experience, which includes taking a departmental test in the major area.

Program requirements are listed here:

 

Computer Science CO-OP and Intern Programs with Industry

Computer Science students who enroll in CSCI 399 for 3 hours, working full-time in a co-op program, and making progress towards a computer science degree are considered full-time students in the fall, spring, or summer semesters to prevent student loans from entering repayment status, for insurance purposes, and for Citizenship and Immigration Services reporting. Co-op and intern students are selected by industry based on grades, experience, and interviews. A co-op or intern position cannot be guaranteed to any applicant. 

 

Computer Science Program Educational Objectives

The educational objectives for the Computer Science undergraduate program are to produce graduates who 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.
  3. Continue learning new technologies in the computer science area through self-directed professional development or postgraduate education. 

 

Computer Science Program Outcomes

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

  • a. An ability to apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate to the discipline
  • b. An ability to analyze a problem, and identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution
  • c. An ability to design, implement, and evaluate a computer-based system, process, component, or program to meet desired needs
  • d. An ability to function effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal
  • e. An understanding of professional, ethical, legal, security and social issues and responsibilities
  • f. An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  • g. An ability to analyze the local and global impact of computing on individuals, organizations, and society
  • h. Recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in continuing professional development
  • i. An ability to use current techniques, skills, and tools necessary for computing practice.
  • j. 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
  • k. An ability to apply design and development principles in the construction of software systems of varying complexity

 Computer Science Graduate Studies

The Department of Mathematical Sciences offers a program leading to the degree of Master of Science in Mathematical Sciences. The student may concentrate in MathematicsComputer Science, or Statistics.

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