Electrical Engineering (EENG), Bachelor of Science

At Dunwoody College of Technology, the Electrical Engineering bachelor’s degree prepares students to enter the field of engineering as electrical engineers and work to solve many of the problems facing our society. Graduates can find employment in a variety of industries, including energy, construction, medical, telecommunications, transportation, and computing. 

Students learn to apply engineering principles, to work collaboratively, and to create electrical or electronic systems. Coursework includes study in electronics, mechatronics, signals and system theory, power systems, and digital systems. Curriculum is project-integrated so that theoretical engineering principles are reinforced and experienced through hands-on creation and problem-solving. 

Arts & Sciences courses help students understand the core mathematical and scientific principles that all engineering projects grow out of, as well as provide students with the communication and critical thinking skills required to succeed in the profession. 

All students complete a senior project. 

Credential Earned: BS
Length of Program: 4 years (8 semesters)
Classes Offered: Day
Available Starts: Fall Semester
  • An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
  • An ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors.
  • An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
  • An ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts.
  • An ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives.
  • An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
  • An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.
General Requirements
CHEM2110Chemistry with Lab4
ECON1000Introduction to Micro & Macro Economics3
MATH1811Calculus I4
MATH1821Calculus II4
MATH2260Probability & Statistics4
MATH2810Multi-Variable Calculus4
MATH2820Linear Algebra & Differential Equations4
PHYS1800Physics I with Lab4
PHYS1820Physics II with Lab4
SPCH1000Speech3
WRIT2010Technical Writing3
Humanities3
Social Sciences3
Technical Requirements
EENG1210Logic & Digital Design2
EENG1220Logic & Digital Design Lab1
EENG1231Circuit Fundamentals I3
EENG2110Circuit Fundamentals II2
EENG2120Circuit Fundamentals II Lab1
EENG2132Digital Systems3
EENG2210Analog Circuits3
EENG2220Analog Circuits Lab1
EENG3110Advanced Analog Circuits3
EENG3120Advanced Analog Circuits Lab1
EENG3131Signals & Systems3
EENG3150Topics in Applied lnstrumentation3
EENG3160Codes, Tools, Skills for Elec Engr4
EENG3140Electrodynamics & Electromagnetics3
EENG3211Advanced Digital & Microprocessors3
EENG3220Advanced Digital & Microprocessors Lab1
EENG3260Motors & Controls4
EENG4110Communication Systems3
EENG4120Communication Systems Lab1
EENG4141Power System Analysis & Design4
EENG4150Senior Design Project I2
EENG4231DSP & Filters3
EENG4250Senior Design Project II4
ENGR1110Introduction to Engineering3
ENGR1210Introduction to Programming3
ENGR1220Intro to Automation, Mfg, Elec Dev & Sys3
ENGR1230Networking, Data Security for Engr4
ENGR2100Design Documentation2
ENGR2210Mechatronics with Lab2
ENGR3120Engineering Economics2
ENGR4110Engineering Ethics & Safety2
Total Credits126

The following sample academic plan demonstrates how a student's schedule might look on a semester-by-semester basis, including elective courses. Your actual degree plan may differ from this sequence, depending on whether you start in the fall or spring semester, what transfer credits you may have (if any), and which Arts & Sciences courses and electives you take and when you take them.

The sample academic plan is for informational purposes only. To determine your academic plan, please meet with an academic advisor.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredits
ENGR1110 Introduction to Engineering 3
ENGR1210 Introduction to Programming 3
MATH1811 Calculus I 4
CHEM2110 Chemistry with Lab 4
 Credits14
 Total Credits14
Plan of Study Grid
First Year
SpringCredits
ENGR1220 Intro to Automation, Mfg, Elec Dev & Sys 3
EENG1210 Logic & Digital Design 2
EENG1220 Logic & Digital Design Lab 1
EENG1231 Circuit Fundamentals I 3
MATH1821 Calculus II 4
PHYS1800 Physics I with Lab 4
 Credits17
 Total Credits17
Plan of Study Grid
Second Year
FallCredits
ENGR1230 Networking, Data Security for Engr 4
ENGR2100 Design Documentation 2
EENG2110 Circuit Fundamentals II 2
EENG2120 Circuit Fundamentals II Lab 1
MATH2820 Linear Algebra & Differential Equations 4
PHYS1820 Physics II with Lab 4
 Credits17
 Total Credits17
Plan of Study Grid
Second Year
SpringCredits
ENGR2210 Mechatronics with Lab 2
EENG2132 Digital Systems 3
EENG2210 Analog Circuits 3
EENG2220 Analog Circuits Lab 1
MATH2810 Multi-Variable Calculus 4
SPCH1000 Speech 3
 Credits16
 Total Credits16
Plan of Study Grid
Third Year
FallCredits
EENG3110 Advanced Analog Circuits 3
EENG3120 Advanced Analog Circuits Lab 1
EENG3131 Signals & Systems 3
ECON1000 Introduction to Micro & Macro Economics 3
MATH2260 Probability & Statistics 4
WRIT2010 Technical Writing 3
 Credits17
 Total Credits17
Plan of Study Grid
Third Year
SpringCredits
ENGR3120 Engineering Economics 2
EENG3140 Electrodynamics & Electromagnetics 3
EENG3160 Codes, Tools, Skills for Elec Engr 4
EENG3211 Advanced Digital & Microprocessors 3
EENG3220 Advanced Digital & Microprocessors Lab 1
EENG3260 Motors & Controls 4
 Credits17
 Total Credits17
Plan of Study Grid
Fourth Year
FallCredits
EENG3150 Topics in Applied lnstrumentation 3
EENG4110 Communication Systems 3
EENG4120 Communication Systems Lab 1
EENG4141 Power System Analysis & Design 4
EENG4150 Senior Design Project I 2
Humanities Elective 3
 Credits16
 Total Credits16
Plan of Study Grid
Fourth Year
SpringCredits
ENGR4110 Engineering Ethics & Safety 2
EENG4231 DSP & Filters 3
EENG4250 Senior Design Project II 4
Social Sciences Elective 3
 Credits12
 Total Credits12

Descriptions

ENGR1110 | Introduction to Engineering | Lecture (3 Credits)

Explore major topics in Engineering. Provides a pathway to success in the School of Engineering programs, including time management, industry software, study skills, teamwork skills, internship availability and career opportunities. This course must be taken at Dunwoody for the Industrial Engineering Technology Degree.

ENGR1210 | Introduction to Programming | Lec/Lab (3 Credits)

Examine and implement computational problem-solving strategies using computer languages to solve engineering problems. Develop algorithms and translate solutions into computer programs. Distinguish differences in programming languages and software tools with applicability to different types of problem solutions. Apply modular design and clear documentation for efficient problem solving.

ENGR1220 | Intro to Automation, Mfg, Elec Dev & Sys | Lec/Lab (3 Credits)

Apply PLCs and electronic components to design and troubleshoot automated industrial equipment. Topics include AC and DC motors, programming, sensors and basic circuit analysis techniques for design, analysis, and programming of control systems.

ENGR1230 | Networking, Data Security for Engr | Lec/Lab (4 Credits)

Explore data communications, cybersecurity, and Internet of Things (IoT) in a connected world. Explain computer networking concepts with data security in mind. Identify security concepts and security audit processes as well as career opportunities in connectivity/networking/security disciplines.

ENGR2100 | Design Documentation | Laboratory (2 Credits)

Apply documentation standards to support Electrical Engineering design in automation, construction, and printed wireboard fabrication.

ENGR2210 | Mechatronics with Lab | Lec/Lab (2 Credits)

Analyze electrical and mechanical systems such as drives, sensors, control systems, data presentation, and communication in the context of mechatronics. Different motive forces are utilized, control systems implemented, and operating environment challenges presented. Course content is applied to real-world projects.

ENGR3120 | Engineering Economics | Lecture (2 Credits)

Economic analysis of engineering decisions under uncertainty. Concepts include time value of money, cash flow estimation, rate of return analysis, net present value estimation, and asset evaluation. Applications include comparing different project alternatives accounting for heterogeneity in cost, revenue, taxation, depreciation, inflation, and risk.

ENGR4110 | Engineering Ethics & Safety | Lecture (2 Credits)

Interpret the connection between personal morality, the role of engineers and engineering in society, and relationship to one's employer. Case studies involving conflicts within these roles are reviewed and evaluated. Interpret safety and accident information to develop a basic understanding of needed safety protocols in a variety of engineering environments.

EENG1210 | Logic & Digital Design | Lecture (2 Credits)

Introduction to logic gates and state machines. The foundations of number systems and binary logic are implemented using logic gates. Karnaugh maps are used to realize Boolean algebra, leading to combinational logic circuits. State machines such as flip-flops, counters, and registers are analyzed.

Corequisite(s): EENG1220

EENG1220 | Logic & Digital Design Lab | Laboratory (1 Credit)

Build logic circuits and state machines in a laboratory environment from scratch using components such as IC chips and breadboards. Measure inputs and outputs using oscilloscopes and logic analyzers. Explore potential uses and implementations for real world solutions. Model design with Hardware Description Language coding.

Corequisite(s): EENG1210

EENG1231 | Circuit Fundamentals I | Lec/Lab (3 Credits)

Analyze fundamental circuits. Investigate the relationship between voltage, current, power and energy. Identify and predict responses of RC and RL circuits.

EENG2110 | Circuit Fundamentals II | Lecture (2 Credits)

Examine transient and steady state conditions in complex circuits. Investigate power, power factor, and power transfer. Explore frequency using Fourier analysis, Bode plots, passive filters and transfer functions.

Prerequisite(s): EENG1231

Corequisite(s): EENG2120

EENG2120 | Circuit Fundamentals II Lab | Laboratory (1 Credit)

Prototype various circuits and determine values using electrical metrology tools and techniques. Compare expected behavior against measured responses.

Prerequisite(s): EENG1231

Corequisite(s): EENG2110

EENG2210 | Analog Circuits | Lecture (3 Credits)

Analysis of continuous variable systems. Discuss non-linear components such as diodes and transistors. Explore more advanced concepts and components including multi-transistor amplifiers and op-amps.

Prerequisite(s): EENG2110

Corequisite(s): EENG2220

EENG2132 | Digital Systems | Lec/Lab (3 Credits)

Examine various systems through abstraction from the basic concepts of digital blocks. Use hardware description languages such as Verilog to design the digital systems. Work with memory and programmable logic devices and FPGAs to design and program reconfigurable systems.

Prerequisite(s): EENG1210

EENG2220 | Analog Circuits Lab | Laboratory (1 Credit)

Design and construct circuits, focusing on prototyping and debugging, using common electrical engineering equipment and tools.

Prerequisite(s): EENG2120

Corequisite(s): EENG2210

EENG3110 | Advanced Analog Circuits | Lecture (3 Credits)

Evaluate various typologies of circuits and determine useful implementations. Practical design considerations include physical constraints, non-ideal characteristics of transistors, active loads, frequency response, and feedback.

Prerequisite(s): EENG2210

Corequisite(s): EENG3120

EENG3120 | Advanced Analog Circuits Lab | Laboratory (1 Credit)

Design, model, prototype, and fabricate project(s) in an interactive applied lab.

Prerequisite(s): EENG2220

Corequisite(s): EENG3110

EENG3131 | Signals & Systems | Lecture (3 Credits)

Introduction to the foundation of communications, signal processing and control theory. Analyze linear time invariant continuous and discrete systems and signal transformations, convolution, frequency spectra, Laplace transforms, Z transforms, and fast Fourier transforms.

Prerequisite(s): MATH2820

EENG3140 | Electrodynamics & Electromagnetics | Lecture (3 Credits)

In depth discussion of electric and magnetic fields. Explore Maxwell’s equations.

Prerequisite(s): MATH2810

EENG3150 | Topics in Applied lnstrumentation | Lec/Lab (3 Credits)

Introduction to various types of instrumentation and control schemas. Topics include pressure, temperature, level and flow detection and calculations. Lab activities include calibration, tuning and installation of various analog and smart equipment used in industry.

Prerequisite(s): EENG3110

Corequisite(s): MATH2810

EENG3160 | Codes, Tools, Skills for Elec Engr | Lec/Lab (4 Credits)

Implement industry standard design documentation and software tools for manufacturing and construction electrical and electronic systems. Topics include printed wireboard, logic, wiring harnesses, automation, NFPA, and National Electrical Safety Code.

Prerequisite(s): EENG3110

Corequisite(s): MATH2810

EENG3211 | Advanced Digital & Microprocessors | Lecture (3 Credits)

Investigate microprocessor and microcontroller operations. Explain registers, memory and I/O interfacing principles. Describe embedded systems and their applications in real world systems. Utilize microprocessor/microcontroller for embedded system Hardware/Software development.

Prerequisite(s): EENG2132

Corequisite(s): EENG3220

EENG3220 | Advanced Digital & Microprocessors Lab | Laboratory (1 Credit)

Implement embedded systems using different hardware platforms and different programming languages. Demonstrate the design considerations for systems ranging from basic to complex applications.

Prerequisite(s): EENG2132

Corequisite(s): EENG3211

EENG3260 | Motors & Controls | Lec/Lab (4 Credits)

Examine the fundamentals of electrical motor control components, circuits and systems. Topics include electrical control symbols, power distribution, control transformers, solenoids and relays, motor starters, pilot devices, timers and sequencers, DC and AC motor principles, proximity sensors and troubleshooting.

Prerequisite(s): EENG3110

Corequisite(s): MATH2810

EENG4110 | Communication Systems | Lecture (3 Credits)

Apply signal and system theory to analog and digital communication. Distinguish characteristics of contemporary communication standards.

Prerequisite(s): EENG3110, EENG3131, And EENG3211

Corequisite(s): EENG4120

EENG4120 | Communication Systems Lab | Laboratory (1 Credit)

Implement and evaluate electrical communication systems in an investigative laboratory.

Prerequisite(s): EENG3110, EENG3131, And EENG3211

Corequisite(s): EENG4110

EENG4141 | Power System Analysis & Design | Lec/Lab (4 Credits)

Examine how modern power systems are designed, implemented and controlled. Explain the power system in terms of reliability, safety and maintainability. Modeling and simulation are used in the analysis and conceptual design and study of regulatory codes related to power systems.

Prerequisite(s): EENG3260

EENG4150 | Senior Design Project I | Capstone (2 Credits)

Investigate current real world electrical engineering industries, applications, and challenges. Prepare and present a project proposal to an industry panel. Discuss best practices in project management. Projects will be executed in the following semester.

EENG4231 | DSP & Filters | Lecture (3 Credits)

Analyze Discrete-time signals and systems. Design and implement Digital Filters. Compute Signal Spectrum using FFT algorithms. Implement DSP solutions using industry standard solutions and design tools offered by companies such as Texas Instruments, and ON Semiconductor. Contrast DSP and Microprocessor solutions in meeting performance standards.

Prerequisite(s): EENG4110

EENG4250 | Senior Design Project II | Capstone (4 Credits)

Execute project proposal from Senior Project I. Construct a working prototype. Display of project documentation. Present to a jury of peers, faculty and industry representatives.