In the general option an area of emphasis must be chosen. Students are expected to select a set of interrelated courses that fulfills an engineering design experience. These areas include bioengineering, electronics and communications, and power systems.
Bioengineering is the application of engineering principles to measurement, analysis, and design issues faced by the medical and life science communities. The health care industry is one of the fastest-growing business sectors in the United States. Through the bioengineering option, undergraduate students can obtain a BS degree in electrical engineering while acquiring a highly marketable biotechnology skill set. Areas of emphasis within this option are medical instrumentation (biosensors and data acquisition tools), biosignal analysis, and biomedical product design.
Candidates for this option include undergraduate electrical engineering and pre-medicine students who seek a multidisciplinary environment focused upon using technology to increase quality of life. Instructors from various colleges at K-State contribute to this curriculum.
The curriculum accommodates pre-medicine students through the acceptance of core premedicine courses as complementary electives. Students pursuing a pre-medicine program should contact the dean’s office in the College of Arts and Sciences for additional information.
*Students must complete the appropriate prerequisite credits for ENGL 415, but may apply only three hours of ENGL 415 prerequisite credits towards degree requirements.
For the good and benefit of the student and their future employer, the ECE department enforces a C-prerequisite policy for all courses listed by number in the curriculum and for any in-major technical elective course applied toward the degree. A grade of C or better must be earned in all prerequisites to such a course before enrolling in that course.
**Humanities and Social Science electives are to be selected from the list of courses approved by the College of Engineering. Students should select these courses as needed to complete the requirements of the K-State 8 General Education program.
***Technical electives must be selected to complete one of the areas of emphasis.
****No more than twelve (12) credit hours of courses in electrical and computer engineering may be transferred to Kansas State University for credit toward a bachelor degree in either electrical engineering or computer engineering. Further, those courses selected for transfer credit must be equivalent to courses in the list below and must be such that the prerequisites for the listed course are also satisfied. Any courses transferred must be taken from ABET accredited programs: ECE 210, ECE 241, ECE 410, ECE 525, ECE 557, ECE 581.
Students participating in exchange programs or transferring in from outside the United States may request waivers of this policy. Waivers must be obtained in advance of the exchange semester.