Dec 03, 2021  
2016-2017 Academic Catalog 
2016-2017 Academic Catalog [Archived 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. Graduates are prepared to study for advanced degrees and work in regional business or industries. 

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.

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.
  • 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 at McNeese State University, 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
  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 course, core courses,  and concentration courses. The core courses are required for all engineering students 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 for electrical engineering students and are taken during their junior and senior years.

An evening undergraduate engineering program is available. 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.

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 Chemical 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,

Enrollment in 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 degree in engineering).

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

Courses transferred to McNeese must have a grade of C or higher to be applied toward the degree. In addition, students must earn a grade of C or better in all ENGR and ELEN courses taken at McNeese and applied toward the degree.

Master of Engineering Graduate Studies

The Master of Engineering offers specializations in electrical engineering.

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 math, science, and other related areas. The selection of courses is made under the direction of an advisor.

Additional information about graduate programs at McNeese is available on the William J. Dore’ School of Graduate Studies page in this catalog.

Computer Science Program

The Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science (BSCS), with concentrations in applied and general studies.

Graduation Requirements

A student in the Bachelor of Science in Computer Science program must meet all graduation requirements listed in the “Graduation Requirements” section of the Academic Regulations section of this catalog. In addition, all course work in mathematics, computing science, or statistics that the studemt 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. 

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.
  3. Continue learning new technologies in the computer science area through self-directed professional development or postgraduate education. 

Computer Science Outcomes

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

  1. An ability to apply knowledge of computing 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
  11. 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 Master of Science in Mathematical Sciences program. A student in this program may concentrate in mathematicscomputer science, or statistics. Additional information about graduate programs at McNeese is available on the William J. Dore’ School of Graduate Studies page in this catalog..


    Bachelor of Science

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