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Electrical Engineering Major

B.S. in Electrical Engineering
Cullen College of Engineering

Degree Plan

Since engineering is the application of the principles of basic science to the solving of problems within constraints, electrical engineers conceive and design a wide variety of electrical and electronic products and systems.  Some examples of systems that electrical engineers might work on or design are antennas, communications systems, computer components, robotic systems, integrated circuits, sensors, and power generation and distribution.


Freshman Admissions

First, freshman applicants are required to meet general university freshman admission requirements . In addition, you should also complete the following core courses.

Required High School Courses Unit/Credits
English 4
Social Studies 3
Chemistry 1
Physics 1

Mathematics (including 2 units/credits in algebra, 1 in geometry, and 1/2 in either  elementary analysis or analytical geometry)


And obtain the following standardized test scores.

Rank in Class Minimum Test Scores
SAT I Total and SAT Critical Reading


OR ACT Composite and ACT English
Top 10 % 970 and 480 22 and 19
I Quarter 970 and 480 22 and 19
II Quarter 1050 and 480 24 and 19
III Quarter 1180 and 480 26 and 19
IV Quarter Not Admissible

Transfer Admissions

First, applicants are required to meet general university transfer admissions requirements . In addition, applicants who have finished 15 semester hours or more need a 2.50 GPA for all college courses attempted as well as a 2.50 or higher computed separately in each of the following categories:

  1. all college level math courses-must include at least calculus 1
  2. all science/engineering major chemistry and calculus-based physics-must have attempted either at least one science/engineering major chemistry or at least one calculus-based physics.
  3. all college level English courses attempted; international students must have a TOEFL score of 550 on the written examination, 213 on the computerized test, or 79-80 on the internet based test
  4. all college level engineering courses, if any


UH Electrical Engineering Alumni have received offers as Technical Consultants, Support Engineers, Project Engineers, Application Developers, Test Engineers, Field Service Engineers, etc. More information regarding job titles, salary information of Cougar Alumni as well as national salary information can be found at Cougar Careers . For assistance in career planning and development, please visit University Career Services .

Contact Information

Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering

N308 Engineering Building 1
Houston, TX 77204-4004
Phone: 713-743-4400
Fax: 713-743-4444

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