Electrical Engineering

Electrical Engineering is the study and applications of electronics, electricity, and processing of electrical signals. Sub-specialties include electronic devices, electrical circuits, communication systems, control systems, signal and image processing, power electronics and systems, and energy systems.

Electrical Engineering - Degree Requirements

The following plan of study became effective for all students entering under the Fall 2016 program and thereafter. Students who entered the program prior to Fall 2016 should consult earlier versions of the UNC Charlotte Undergraduate Catalog available online or contact the ECE department.

The degree requirements are:

English 6
Liberal Studies 12
Mathematics 18
Physics 10
Chemistry 4
Engineering 5
Mechanical Engineering 3
Departmental Requirements 51
Technical Electives**** 15
Economics 3



****For the Technical Elective Requirement, students should choose:

  • One course (3 credit hours) may be chosen from any 3000 level or higher ENGR, MATH, or PHYS course that is not an Electrical Engineering degree requirement.
  • Four courses (12 credit hours) from any 4000 level or highr ECGR course (can NOT be required in your curriculum)

Note: All non-elective freshmen year courses must be completed with C or better prior to enrolling in any junior level courses.

Electrical Engineering Plan of Study Outline

Dual Degrees


  • (Currently under revision, please contact Ms. Jerena McNeil to find out the requirements for the EE minor)