A second major in electrical engineering science is ideal for students majoring in many areas, such as mathematics, physics, chemistry and biology. Students in the School of Engineering & Applied Science as well as the other undergraduate divisions at Washington University now have the opportunity to pursue a second major in electrical engineering science. Students are not allowed to add this second major to either the BS in Electrical Engineering or the BS in Applied Science (Electrical Engineering).

The requirements for a second major in electrical engineering science are:

ESE 105Introduction to Electrical and Systems Engineering3
ESE 230Introduction to Electrical and Electronic Circuits4
ESE 232Introduction to Electronic Circuits3
ESE 260Introduction to Digital Logic and Computer Design3
ESE 330Engineering Electromagnetics Principles3
ESE 351Signals and Systems3
CSE 131Introduction to Computer Science3

And 18 units of ESE electives from the following list:

  • ESE 205
  • ESE 400 through 428
  • ESE 437
  • ESE 440 through 459
  • ESE 470 through 489
  • ESE 500 through 529
  • ESE 540 through 559
  • SWCD 5660

The above program assumes completion of the following courses:

Math 132
Math 233
Calculus II
and Calculus III
Math 217Differential Equations3
ESE 318Engineering Mathematics A3
ESE 319Engineering Mathematics B3
ESE 326Probability and Statistics for Engineering3
Physics 197Physics I4
Physics 198Physics II4

Students may petition to substitute electrical science-oriented courses from other disciplines in Arts & Sciences for up to two of the above required courses (for example, certain courses in physics or applied mathematics). Within this second major in electrical engineering science, areas of concentration are possible in: devices and circuits, applied physics, signals and imaging, and control systems. To design a customized program, contact Jason Trobaugh, director of undergraduate studies.