Double Major/Double Degree
A double major in Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering is a popular choice for students. To obtain a double major, students must satisfy the requirements for both the Electrical Engineering and the Computer Engineering degrees. By a judicious choice of electives and early planning, this option can be achieved in four years or require only an extra semester of classes. The first year curriculum is similar for both electrical and computer engineering majors so a decision on the double major does not need to be made until later in the program. Students interested in the possibility of a double major should consult with their advisors early in their programs.
Students should obtain both the Electrical Engineering Graduation Check-off Sheet and the Computer Engineering Graduation Check-off Sheet and verify all requirements are being met.
Students seeking a “double major” must declare a “primary major” and a “secondary major”. For example, if a student’s primary major is Computer Engineering, her diploma and transcript might specify “Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering, with a second major in Electrical Engineering”.
Double majors in Electrical and Computer Engineering are only required to complete the capstone course sequence (senior project) associated with their primary major. So the above example student would enroll in ECE-405, ECE-406, and ECE-403. She would not be required to take the Electrical Engineering senior project sequence (ECE-401, ECE-402).
A double degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering requires satisfying the requirements for both the Electrical Engineering and the Computer Engineering degrees and completing at least 30 credits beyond the number required by the primary degree. Students completing a double degree will receive two separate diplomas.
Similar to double majors, students seeking a double degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering need only complete the capstone sequence associated with their primary degree.