Admissions

Admission to the Electrical Engineering major, both Electronics and Energy concentrations, is a two-phase process. After acceptance to WWU, students first declare as a Pre-major when they begin courses at WWU. Declaration can be completed in ET 204. Pre-majors must complete a set of foundational courses in math, physics, programming and engineering principles in order to apply to the full major. The required list of foundational courses are listed below. Depending on when students are able to begin calculus, pre-majors can complete the foundation courses in 3 quarters. Some of the foundational courses may be taken at a community college or other institution. See Transfer Students for more information. Upper division courses, which begin in year 2, are restricted to students who have been accepted to the full major. Additional information and answers to frequently asked questions is available here.

Electrical Engineering Major Admissions and Requirements

Admission to full major status is determined by academic performance as a pre-major and other factors. Admission to the major is competitive. Neither completion of the prerequisites nor attainment of any specific GPA guarantees admission. For specific admissions questions, contact the Pre-major Advisor.
 

Students must obtain at least a C- in the following courses and an overall GPA in them of 2.0 or higher to be considered. AP scores are converted to GPA as follows: 5 = A; 4 = B; 3 = C. Decisions are based primarily on cumulative GPA in the prerequisite courses, but successful completion of other required Major courses, GPA in the major, and overall GPA are also considerations. The required coursework is the same for both the Energy and the Electronics Concentrations.

Minimum requirements:

  • EE 110 - Intro to Electrical Engineering*
  • EE 111 - Circuit Analysis I
  • CSCI 140 or 141 - Programming Fundamentals in C++ or Java
  • MATH 124 - Calculus I
  • MATH 125 - Calculus II
  • MATH 204 - Linear Algebra
  • PHYS 161 - Physics w/ Calculus I
  • PHYS 162- Physics w/ Calculus II
 
*For transfer students the EE 110 course is waived as a prerequisite course, but must be taken during the first Winter quarter at WWU.
*If students don't complete MATH 124 and PHYS 161 by the end of fall quarter, they will not be able to complete the degree in four years.

 

Additional courses required for the major that students are encouraged to also complete prior to application:

  • PHYS 163 - Physics w/ Calculus III
  • MATH 224 - Multivariable Calculus
  • MATH 331 - Differential Equations
  • MATH 345 - Engineering Statistics
  • CHEM 121 - General Chemistry I

 


To Apply - Electrical Engineering (both Energy and Electronics Concentrations)

 
Spring Quarter Application Due Date:  Applications are accepted at the end of Spring Quarter every year. The spring quarter application period is now closed.  Only complete, on-time applications will be considered. Applicants will be notified by email before the end of June.  Accepted students will start major courses the following Fall quarter.
 
Fall Quarter Application Due Date: Applications are also accepted at the beginning of Fall quarter on a space available basis. The fall quarter due date is September 15, 2017 by noon.  Accepted students will be notified by the start of Phase III registration and will begin major courses the same quarter.

Transfer Students:  An incoming transfer student, who has not yet completed the pre-requisite coursework will be designated as a pre-major and will need to follow the standard application process at the next available opportunity.  A transfer student that has previous coursework that are equivalent to EE core courses and will be entering the program sequence after Fall quarter, Year 2, may apply at any time. Acceptance will be based on space availability and academic performance. Transfer students who are interested in pursuing the EE program should contact the Pre-major Advisor early to discuss their options. More transfer student information may be found here.


Embedded Systems Minor - Requirements and Application

Admission to the Embedded Systems minor is a two-phase process. Students must complete the courses listed below in order to apply to the minor. Admission to minor status is determined by academic performance in these courses and other factors. Admission to the minor is competitive. Neither completion of the prerequisites nor attainment of any specific GPA guarantees admission. The Embedded Systems minor is not available to Electrical Engineering majors.
 
Minor Prerequisite courses: MATH 124, MATH 125, MATH 204, PHYS 161, PHYS 162, and CSCI 140 or CSCI 141. Students must obtain at least a C- in the above courses and an overall GPA in them of 2.0 or higher to be considered. AP scores are converted to GPA as follows: 5 = A; 4 = B; 3 = C. Decisions are based primarily on cumulative GPA in the prerequisite courses, but successful completion of other required Minor courses, GPA in a Major, and overall GPA are also considerations.
 
University Course Catalog - Embedded Systems Minor

To Apply

Embedded Systems applications are accepted during winter quarter only.  Submit completed applications to the Engineering Department Office (ET 204) or by email to lisa.ochs@wwu.edu on the first Friday in February.