Minor in Electrical Engineering

A minor in Electrical Engineering (EE) will prepare students for additional study or employment in electrical engineering fields. Students will become familiar with basic theory and techniques necessary for analyzing electrical and electronics systems and informing their design decisions involving electrical and electronics systems. Academic advising toward the EE minor is available from the ECE Undergraduate Program Coordinator located in 135 Simrall.

Students majoring in electrical engineering and computer engineering are not eligible.

A minimum of 16 hours must be taken to obtain the EE minor. All courses used to earn the EE minor must be taken at MSU. A grade of “C” or better must be earned in all courses for the EE minor. A minimum grade point average of 2.0/4.0 is required in all courses taken as a part of the EE minor.

For all eligible MSU majors, the EE minor consists of three required courses and two restricted elective courses.  Note that some course choices may require other courses as prerequisites. Prerequisite courses of note are: PH 2223 Physics II, MA 1723 Calculus II and MA 3253 Differential Equations.


Note: for students who have completed ECE 3443 Signals and Systems during or prior to Fall 2022, Circuits II would not be required. In this case, students would take Intro to Circuits, Intermediate Circuits (Electronics I) and Signals and Systems as required classes for the minor and would take 2 additional classes from the approved list.

Required Courses (11 Hours)Credit Hours
ECE 3413 Introduction to Electronic Circuits or ECE 3423 Circuits I and ECE 3421 Circuits I lab4
ECE 3433 Circuits II3
ECE 3244 Electronics I4
Required Elective Courses (6-8 Hours: Choose 2 of the following.)3
ECE 3213 Solid-State Electronics3
ECE 3313 Electromagnetics I3
ECE 3323 Electromagnetics II3
ECE 3434 Advanced Electronics Circuits4
ECE 3443 Signals and Systems3
ECE 3614 Fundamentals of Energy Systems4
ECE 4293 Nano-electronics3
ECE 4313 Antennas3
ECE 4323 Electromagnetic Compatibility3
ECE 4333 RF & Microwave Engineering3
ECE 4413 Digital Signal Processing3
ECE 4433 Intro to Radar3
ECE 4613 Power Transmission Systems3
ECE 4633 Power Distribution Systems3
ECE 4653 Intro to Power Electronics3
ECE 4673 Fundamentals of HV Engineering3
 ECE 4813 Communications Theory3
ECE 4913 Feedback Control Systems I3
 ECE 4923 Feedback Control Systems II3
ECE 4933 State Space Design3