Agenda Item FA 15-51

Submitted by the Academic Programs Committee

College of Computing, Engineering, and Construction (Graduate) – (School of Engineering/Electrical Engineering & Mechanical Engineering)

New Courses, Course Changes, & Programs of Study (2 packages)

12/03/15: Passed

12/08/15: Approved

Log Number: 201508-51

School of Engineering/Electrical Engineering – Graduate

Change a degree-major of an existing program                       
MS in Electrical Engineering - Electrical Engineering Major

Summary of the Changes:
The MSEE program requirements are being modified to create a program with a research emphasis to better align with the mission and vision of the School of Engineering. These changes are:
1. Elimination of the non-thesis track, which will require all MSEE students to complete a Master's Thesis
2. Removal of EGN6456 (Advanced Engineering Analysis) as a required course
3. Removal of EGN6457 (Advanced Research Methods for Engineers) as a required course
4. Add EEL 6xxx (Master's Thesis Proposal Development) as a required course
5. Add EEL 6xxx (Master's Thesis Proposal Defense) as a required course
6. Change EEL6972 (Master's Thesis) to a credit hour requirement of 12 credit hours.
7. Change the prerequisite for EEL6972 (Master's Thesis) to include the new Master's Thesis Proposal Sequence of courses.
8. Modify the course description of EEL6972 (Master's Thesis) to reflect program changes.
9. Terminate EEE5316L (Advanced Electronics)
10. Terminate EEL 5060 (High Tech Entrepreneurship)
11. Terminate EEL 5500 (Digital Communications)
12. Terminate EEL 5500L (Digital Communications Lab)
13. Terminate EEL 5511 (Communication Systems)
14. Terminate EEL 6521L (Advanced Digital Communications Lab)
15. Terminate EEL 6591 (Wireless/Mobile Communications)
16. Terminate EEL 6735 (Computer System Design)
17. Terminate EEL 6749 (Embedded Systems Design)
18. Terminate EEL 6825 (Pattern Recognition)
19. Terminate EEL6900 (Supervised Graduate Research)
20. Change EEL 6521 (Advanced Digital Communications)
The changes in this MSEE APC Package do not change the 30.0 credit hour requirement for the degree.
All of the changes in this MSEE APC Package were voted on and unanimously approved at an Electrical Engineering Program Meeting.
(Click here for the program of study)


Terminate an existing course

Advanced Electronics

EEE

Beginning graduate (5xxx)

316 L

Under the new MSEE Thesis only track, all MSEE required elective courses were reviewed by the EE faculty and only those courses that align with current departmental expertise have been retained. This creates a list of elective courses that can actually be offered by the EE program.

 

Terminate an existing course

High Tech Entrepreneurship

EEL

Beginning graduate (5xxx)

060

Under the new MSEE Thesis only track, all MSEE required elective courses were reviewed by the EE faculty and only those courses that align with current departmental expertise have been retained. This creates a list of elective courses that can actually be offered by the EE program.

 

Terminate an existing course

Digital Communications

EEL

Beginning graduate (5xxx)

500

Under the new MSEE Thesis only track, all MSEE required elective courses were reviewed by the EE faculty and only those courses that align with current departmental expertise have been retained. This creates a list of elective courses that can actually be offered by the EE program.

 

Terminate an existing course

Digital Comm Lab

EEL

Beginning graduate (5xxx)

500 L

Under the new MSEE Thesis only track, all MSEE required elective courses were reviewed by the EE faculty and only those courses that align with current departmental expertise have been retained. This creates a list of elective courses that can actually be offered by the EE program.

 

Terminate an existing course

Communication Systems

EEL

Beginning graduate (5xxx)

511

Under the new MSEE Thesis only track, all MSEE required elective courses were reviewed by the EE faculty and only those courses that align with current departmental expertise have been retained. This creates a list of elective courses that can actually be offered by the EE program.

 

Terminate an existing course

Adv Digital Comm Lab

EEL

Graduate (6xxx)

521 L

Under the new MSEE Thesis only track, all MSEE required elective courses were reviewed by the EE faculty and only those courses that align with current departmental expertise have been retained. This creates a list of elective courses that can actually be offered by the EE program.

 

Terminate an existing course

Wireless/Mobile Communications

EEL

Graduate (6xxx)

591

Under the new MSEE Thesis only track, all MSEE required elective courses were reviewed by the EE faculty and only those courses that align with current departmental expertise have been retained. This creates a list of elective courses that can actually be offered by the EE program.

 

Terminate an existing course

Computer System Design

EEL

Graduate (6xxx)

735

Under the new MSEE Thesis only track, all MSEE required elective courses were reviewed by the EE faculty and only those courses that align with current departmental expertise have been retained. This creates a list of elective courses that can actually be offered by the EE program.

 

Terminate an existing course

Embedded Systems Design

EEL

Graduate (6xxx)

749

Under the new MSEE Thesis only track, all MSEE required elective courses were reviewed by the EE faculty and only those courses that align with current departmental expertise have been retained. This creates a list of elective courses that can actually be offered by the EE program.

 

Terminate an existing course

Pattern Recognition

EEL

Graduate (6xxx)

825

Under the new MSEE Thesis only track, all MSEE required elective courses were reviewed by the EE faculty and only those courses that align with current departmental expertise have been retained. This creates a list of elective courses that can actually be offered by the EE program.

 

Terminate an existing course

Supervised Graduate Research

EEL

Graduate (6xxx)

900

Under the new MSEE Thesis only track, all MSEE required elective courses were reviewed by the EE faculty and only those courses that align with current departmental expertise have been retained. This creates a list of elective courses that can actually be offered by the EE program.

 

Change an existing course

Adv Digital Communications

EEL

Graduate (6xxx)

521

Under the new MSEE Thesis only track, all MSEE required elective courses were reviewed by the EE faculty and only those courses that align with current departmental expertise have been retained. It was decided to retain this course, and the course description and title is being updated to reflect the content that will be delivered in the course. The new course title will be "Advanced Topics in Communications"  

New Course Description:

Prerequisite: EEL4514 (Communication Systems)
Description: This course will discuss advanced communications topics including source coding, channel coding, error performance, communications link analysis, and synchronization. Selected applications in modern communications will include microwave, mobile, satellite, cellular, and both local and personal network communications.

 

Change an existing course

Master's Thesis

EEL

Graduate (6xxx)

972

This course (EEL6972 - Master's Thesis) is being updated to match the new research-based MSEE curriculum. The course will now have a prerequisite of EEL6xxx (Master's Thesis Proposal Defense). The course will now be 1-6 credit hours repeated up to 12 credit hours. The course will now also require continuous enrollment once a student first enrolls in the course. The course description has been updated to reflect these changes.

New Course Description:

Prerequisite: EEL6xxx (Master's Thesis Proposal Defense)
Description: This course is an individual research course involving investigations on a topic decided upon by a student and their faculty thesis advisor during the students Master’s Thesis Proposal courses. Student is required to submit a written Master’s Thesis and to conduct an oral defense at the conclusion of their final semester of enrollment. Continuous enrollment in EEL 6972 is required until all thesis requirements are met. This course can be repeated for up to 12 credit hours.

 

Add a new course

Master's Thesis Proposal Development (3 crs)

EEL

Graduate (6xxx)

XXX

Prerequisites:   
None
Co-requisites:   
None

Course Description:

This course is an individual research course involving investigations on a topic relevant to electrical engineering. The topic is to be chosen by the student and his/her faculty thesis advisor.

 

Add a new course

Master's Thesis Proposal Defense

(3 crs)

EEL

Graduate (6xxx)

XXX

Prerequisites:   
"EEL6xxx: Master's Thesis Proposal Development"
Co-requisites:   
None

Course Description:

Prerequisite: EEL 6xxx (Master's Thesis Proposal Development)
Description: This course is the second part of an individual research course involving investigations on a topic relevant to electrical engineering. The topic is to be chosen by the student and his/her faculty thesis advisor. At the conclusion of this course, a student is required to submit a written Master’s Thesis Proposal and conduct an oral defense of their Master’s Thesis Proposal.

 

Log Number: 201508-59

  School of Engineering/Mechanical  Engineering –– Graduate


Change a degree-major of an existing program
MS in Mechanical Engineering - Mechanical Engineering Major

Summary of the Changes:
Graduate Credit Hours Completed Prior to Admission into MSME Program: 
Up to 9 credit hours of graduate level course work completed while in undergraduate status at UNF may be used towards the MSME degree. A grade of B or higher in the course(s) must be earned if the course(s) is to count towards the graduate program of study. Undergraduate students require approval by the School of Engineering Director prior to registering for graduate level course(s).