Lake Superior State University

Electrical Engineering: Bachelor of Science

Program Description

The electrical engineering program, which is accredited by EAC of ABET*, combines topics from science, math and engineering in order to study and develop solutions to electrical and computer problems. The program contains a strong laboratory emphasis with plenty of opportunities to work on real electrical systems. Some of the program highlights are:

  • The teaching emphasis is on preparing you to solve real-world problems.
  • You have three choices for fulfillment of your senior year experience. You may pursue opportunities in cooperative education, industry-based projects or research projects.
  • You will study assembly language, circuit design, microcontroller hardware and software, digital electronics, and networks.
  • Engineering courses begin in your freshman year.
  • The program provides an excellent mix of theory and practical laboratory experiences.

Your Degree Options (Concentrations) — You may choose to follow one of the following degree options while studying electrical engineering at LSSU. They are digital systems, robotics and automation, electrical/mechanical or Vehicle Systems. The digital systems option will give you additional knowledge in digital design, digital signal processing and microcontroller systems. The robotics and automation option provides you with a strong background in robotics, machine vision, sensors, communications and automation. If you plan to pursue graduate study, then the broader electrical/mechanical option is designed for you.

*Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012. Phone: 410-347-7700

Cooperative Education: Opportunities are available as part of this program for students who are qualified. A certificate that documents this practical training is available.

Degree Requirements

Departmental Requirements (104 Credits)



  • CHEM115 General Chemistry I 5
  • PHYS231 Applied Physics for Engineers and Scientists I 4
  • PHYS232 Applied Physics for Engineers and Scientists II 4


  • EGEE125 Digital Fundamentals 4
  • EGEE210 Circuit Analysis 4
  • EGEE250 Microcontroller Fundamentals 4
  • EGEE280 Introductory Signal Processing 4
  • EGEE310 Network Analysis 4
  • EGEE330 Electro-Mechanical Systems 4
  • EGEE345 Fundamentals of Engineering Electromagnetics 3
  • EGEE370 Electronic Devices 4
  • EGEE375 Electronic Circuits 4
  • EGNR101 Introduction to Engineering 2
  • EGNR140 Linear Algebra and Numerical Methods for Engineers 2
  • EGNR265 “C” Programming 3
  • EGNR340 Advanced Numerical Methods for Engineers 1
  • EGNR346 Probability and Statistics Lab for Engineers 1
  • EGEM220 Statics 3
  • EGRS460 Control Systems 4
  • EGRS461 Design of Control Systems 4

Technical Electives (10 credits)

Select one of the following options (Concentrations) to complete the Electrical Engineering degree:

Digital Systems

Robotics and Automation

  • EGRS385 Robotics Engineering 3
  • EGRS430 Systems Integration & Machine Vision 4
  • EGRS435 Automated Manufacturing Systems 4


Vehicle Systems

Select one of the following Senior Sequence options to complete the Electrical Engineering degree:

Industrial Project

  • EGNR491 Engineering Design Project I 3
  • EGNR495 Engineering Design Project II 3

Cooperative Project

  • EGNR250 Cooperative Education 2
  • EGNR450 Cooperative Education Project I 2
  • EGNR451 Cooperative Education Project II 2
  • EGNR491 Engineering Design Project I 3

Research Project

  • EGNR260 Engineering Research Methods 2
  • EGNR460 Engineering Research Project I 4
  • EGNR461 Engineering Research Project II 2

General Education:  All LSSU bachelor's degree candidates must complete the LSSU general education core requirements, or have earned the MACRAO Stamp (Michigan Community College transfer students), or have completed the general education certification (Sault College transfer students), or have already earned a bachelor's degree (honors bachelor degree from a Canadian University).

A minimum of 127 credits (at the 100 level or higher) must be earned for graduation with a cumulative gpa of 2.00 or higher.  A gpa of 2.00 or higher is also required in your Major, as well as in your General Education Core Requirements.

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