The Articulated B.S.E and M.S.E.

The articulated B.S.E and M.S.E with Electrical Engineering Emphasis program provides a mechanism for high-achieving students to efficiently complete both the B.S.E and M.S.E degrees in a timely manner.

There are currently two articulated study plans available: (1) B.S.E. in Electrical Engineering emphasis articulated with M.S.E. in Electrical Engineering emphasis, (2) B.S.E. in Electrical Engineering articulated with M.S.E. in Computer Engineering emphasis.

These articulated study plans allow exceptional students to earn both the B.S.E. and M.S.E. degrees concurrently in five calendar years. They require completion of the entire program plan to receive the B.S.E. degree as well as the M.S.E. degree. In the articulated program, two of the B.S.E. emphasis elective courses are waived in the knowledge that the student will follow with at least three graduate courses providing greater depth in that same specialty area. The articulated program replaces the separate undergraduate and graduate capstone design experiences with a single, more mature graduate-level capstone experience.

These study plans are very aggressive and academically demanding. To maximize the potential for student success at the scholarship level required for the graduate courses, the criteria for admission into the articulated program are: (1) a GPA of 3.3 or above in the engineering fundamentals course sequence, (2) completion of each course in the engineering fundamentals with a grade of B or above with no repeats, and (3) completion of EGR 289 in preparation for placement in cooperative engineering education. Students pursuing the articulated program will be expected to maintain a B average in both their upper-division undergraduate courses and in their graduate courses.

A student who has started the articulated program may wish to stop out at the B.S.E. level. The last opportunity to do so without loss of time to normal graduation is by the beginning of the senior year.

Requirements for the Articulated B.S.E./M.S.E.

To complete the requirements for graduation with articulated B.S.E./M.S.E. degrees, the following course requirements for a minimum of 163 credit hours must be met: general education and basic skills; engineering foundations courses; cooperative engineering education, engineering design capstone; and engineering emphasis. The graduate emphasis requirements are listed with the information on the individual emphases. A minimum of 45 credit hours in engineering courses at the 300 level or above must be completed at GVSU. These courses must include EGR 692 and 693.

General Education and Basic Skills

As identified in the General Academic Regulations section of the catalog, with the exception that the general education program includes the following courses:

Engineering Foundation

The following courses (engineering, science, mathematics, and communications) prepare students for further work in engineering. Students must complete the following courses with a minimum grade of B (3.0) in each course with no repeats:

Admission to Major Standing

Admission to major standing in the B.S.E./M.S.E. program is competitive and requires a secondary application. Applicants must meet at least the following: (1) a GPA of 3.3 or above in the engineering foundation courses, (2) completion of each course in the engineering foundation with a grade of B (3.0) or above with no repeats, and (3) completion of preparation for placement in cooperative engineering education, EGR 289. Transfer students must complete at least eight credit hours in engineering courses taken at GVSU before they can be admitted to major standing.

Completion of Cooperative Engineering Education

Completion of the following required cooperative engineering education courses:

Masters Engineering Design Capstone

Completion of the required masters design project course sequence with a minimum grade of B (3.0) in each course:

Articulated Engineering Emphasis Sequence

In addition to the required courses, a student must select engineering electives in the emphasis sequence to form a coherent plan of study. The approval of the student's academic advisor is required to ensure that the course choices meet the requirements of the program. Students must maintain a B (3.0) average in both their upper-division undergraduate courses and in their graduate courses with no grade of less than C (2.0).

The requirements for each articulated emphasis sequence offered by the School of Engineering are presented below:

B.S.E. Electrical Engineering Emphasis/M.S.E. Electrical Engineering Emphasis:

Required Undergraduate Courses
EGR 314 Circuit Analysis II
EGR 315 Electronic Circuits I
EGR 323 Signals and Systems Analysis
EGR 326 Advanced Digital Systems
EGR 330 Power Systems Analysis
EGR 340 Electromagnetic Fields

Required Graduate Courses
EGR 600 Advanced Engineering Analysis
EGR 602 Engineering and Society
EGR 604 Measurement and Analysis

Elective Courses: five courses selected from the following:
EGR 415 Communications Systems
EGR 423 Digital Signal Processing Systems
EGR 424 Design of Microcontroller Applications
EGR 426 Integrated Circuit Systems Design
EGR 430 Electromechanics
EGR 436 Analog Circuit Design
EGR 455 Automatic Control Systems
EGR 480 Fiber Optics
EGR 655 Power Electronics
EGR 656 Electrical Drive Systems
EGR 653 Digital and Adaptive Systems

B.S.E. Electrical Engineering Emphasis/M.S.E. Computer Engineering Emphasis:

Required Undergraduate Courses
EGR 314 Circuit Analysis II
EGR 315 Electronic Circuits I
EGR 323 Signals and Systems Analysis
EGR 326 Advanced Digital Systems
EGR 330 Power Systems Analysis
EGR 340 Electromagnetic Fields
CS 350 Software Engineering
CS 452 Operating Systems

Required Graduate Courses
EGR 600 Advanced Engineering Analysis
EGR 602 Engineering and Society
EGR 604 Measurement and Analysis
EGR 680 Advanced FPGA Implementation

Elective Courses: two courses selected from the following:
EGR 424 Design of Microcontroller Applications
EGR 426 Integrated Circuit Systems Design
Two CS Graduate Courses

Study Plans