Engineering Electronics Engineering (Omaha)

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College: Engineering
Degree Offered: Bachelor of Science in Electronics Engineering
Hours Required: 133
Minimum Cumulative GPA: 2.5 for graduation
Minor Available: No
Adviser: Dr. Bing Chen
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Electronics Engineering (Omaha)

COLLEGE: Engineering

MAJOR: Electronics Engineering (Lincoln)

DEGREE OFFERED: Bachelor of Science in Electronics Engineering


MINIMUM CUMULATIVE GPA: 2.5 for graduation


ADVISER: Dr. Bing Chen


Chair: Bing Chen, PKI 200

Professors: Chen, Sharif, Wysocki

Associate Professors: Ci, Jang, Nguyen, Peng, Sash

Assistant Professors: Qian, Yang

Senior Lecturers: Detloff, Gilmore

Phone: 402-554-2288

FAX: 402-554-2289



The electronics engineering program is administered by the Department of Computer and Electronics Engineering (CEEN) and the bachelor of science degree program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,


The mission of the Department of Computer and Electronics Engineering (CEEN) at the University of Nebraska is to develop and maintain programs of excellence in teaching and research which meet the educational needs of its constituents, which will support the state of Nebraska in its development as a leading center for high-technology computer/electronics/telecommunications industry and which will support national needs for well-educated computer and electronics engineering professionals.

Program Educational Objectives

The Department’s Program Educational Objectives are a statement of what its graduates are doing or are capable of doing three to five years after graduation. The students in the electronics engineering program receive a strong foundation in engineering science and design that will enable them to pursue productive careers in not only the computer engineering field, but can also be used as the foundation for careers in other areas such as business, management, and medicine. Typical industries in which the electronics engineering graduate would be employed could include those in communication systems, telecommunication networks, analog systems, hardware/software integration, and digital and microprocessor systems.

The Program Educational Objectives for the electronics engineering program are that our graduates will:

  • Be employed in industries doing work utilizing the education and skills attained through their undergraduate engineering program
  • Be able to function on teams with multidisciplinary aspects
  • Participate in lifelong learning
  • Exhibit competency in communication skills
  • Have an ethical approach to engineering practice.

These Program Educational Objectives were developed with input from the program’s educational objectives constituency consisting of employers (including CEEN Industry Advisory Board), graduates of the program, and faculty of the department.

The individual holding this degree will have advanced knowledge in his or her field of engineering interest and in addition will have a university educational background involving mathematics, the physical sciences, and the humanities and social sciences. The curriculum has a strong focus in telecommunications engineering. Completion of this program will enable the graduate to enter employment in positions involving telecommunications engineering design, analog circuit design, telecommunications network performance analysis, and technical management of telecommunications networks. The program also leads to the preparation for graduate work in electronics engineering or electrical engineering.


General Requirements


Upon entry into the curriculum, each student will be assigned a faculty academic adviser. It is required that the student meet with the adviser prior to each class registration period and that all courses to be applied toward the degree be selected with the advice and approval of the adviser. Students are expected to have their academic records reviewed and obtain approval from the department prior to application to the University registrar for award of the degree in order to insure that all curricular requirements will be satisfied by the time of intended graduation.


Because of the rapid developments in the fields of computer engineering and electronics engineering, the curricular requirements are continually reviewed and upgraded to reflect technological advances. Curricular sequence and course descriptions contained herein are intended to serve as general guidelines. Contact the department for information on any changes to the requirements that are currently in effect but not listed in this catalog. Currently enrolled students are expected to modify their programs to take advantage of such revisions. Students who do not maintain continuous progress toward the degree through enrollment in applicable course work will be considered as new students upon reentering the computer or electronics engineering curricular sequence and will be subject to the requirements of the curriculum current at the time of their reentry. Certain courses may not be valid as prerequisites or as credit toward the degree after two academic years; the student’s academic adviser should be consulted regarding applicability.

The department maintains a high standard of excellence in meeting its objective of providing the student with extensive experience in the fields of computer engineering and electronics engineering. The development of both hardware and software and the knowledge of the interrelationship of these areas is enhanced through the extensive use of laboratory equipment. The applicable University bulletins and College academic policies must be followed for the areas of humanities and social sciences to ensure that such enrollments satisfy the campus general education requirements.

Senior Thesis

The capstone senior thesis requirement provides a unique and challenging opportunity for the undergraduate student to demonstrate his/her ability to apply the knowledge gained in the course work sequence to the planning, design, execution, testing and reporting of a significant project in the applications of engineering principles. The initiative and responsibility expected of the student executing the senior thesis parallel the expectations of the employer of the program graduate. After faculty approval of the thesis topic, each student is assigned to a faculty senior thesis adviser who will supervise the execution of the work.


Computer engineering and electronic engineering courses which are described in the catalog but are not shown as requirements in the semester sequences are offered as the need arises to provide co-interest areas wherein the students may broaden their background in the applications of computer engineering or electronics engineering. In addition, appropriate specified technical electives will be selected to augment the student’s particular area of interest. The applicability of transfer course work with engineering content toward credit in the curriculum is determined on a case-by-case basis by the department.

The credit hours in the curriculum designated as free electives are those courses that the student may choose to enhance personal objectives in his/her academic plan. Free electives must be selected with the approval of his/her departmental adviser and may not duplicate the content of curricular requirements nor be of a remedial nature.

Special Interest Areas

Opportunities are provided for the development of areas of special interest through enrollment in the Individual Study in Computer and Electronics Engineering courses which are offered at the freshman through senior level for the student who may wish to develop a topic under the guidance of a department faculty member. Enrollment is by permission after the department chair has approved a written proposal. Special Topics in Computer and Electronics Engineering classes also are offered by the department as the need arises to cover topics needing emphasis as a result of the rapidly developing fields of computer engineering and electronics engineering. Academic advisers should be consulted regarding the particular topics to be covered and the necessary prerequisites for each offering of this course.

Students who expect to continue their education at the graduate level after the award of the baccalaureate degree should consult their adviser regarding course selections that would enhance that objective.

Students are encouraged to develop their professional and leadership potential through participation in student chapters of related professional organizations and in University extracurricular activities. Participation in the University Honors Program is encouraged for those who qualify.


Typical Schedule

First Semester Hours

CEEN 103 Computer & Electronics Engineering Fundamentals4

CSCE 155A Computer Science I or 155E Computer Science I: Systems Engineering Focus3

ENGL 151 Writing: Rhetoric as Argument3

MATH 106 Analytic Geometry & Calculus I5


Second Semester Hours

CEEN 106 Microprocessor Applications3

CEEN 225 Computer & Electronics Engineering Seminar1

MATH 107 Analytic Geometry & Calculus II5

PHYS 211 General Physics I4

PHYS 221 General Physics Lab I1

COMM 109 Fundamentals of Human Communication3


Third Semester Hours

CEEN 213 Electrical Circuits I4

CEEN 218 Electrical Circuits Lab1

MATH 221 Differential Equations3

MATH 314 Applied Linear Algebra (Matrix Theory)3

PHYS 212 General Physics II4


Fourth Semester Hours

CEEN 214 Electrical Circuits II3

CEEN 222 Electronic Circuits I4

CEEN 313 Switching Circuit Theory4

MATH 208 Analytic Geometry & Calculus III4

JGEN 300 Technical Writing3


Fifth Semester Hours

CEEN 328 Applied Fields & Lines I3

CEEN 352 Electronic Circuits II4

MATH 380 Statistics & Applications3

ACE Elective SLO 5 & 66


Sixth Semester Hours

CEEN 325 Communications Systems4

CEEN 355 Signals & Linear Systems3

CEEN 361 Data & Telecommunications Transceivers4

ACE Elective SLO 7 & 86


Seventh Semester Hours

CEEN 4630 Digital Communications Media (UNO)4

CEEN 466 Telecommunication Engineering I4

CEEN 496 Senior Thesis Proposal1

ENGR 469 Tech, Science & Civ (UNO)3

Specified Technical Elective**3

Free Elective*3


Eighth Semester Hours

CEEN 499 Senior Thesis3

Specified Technical Elective**8

ACE Elective SLO 93

Free Elective*3


* Free electives cannot be lower than an entry level required course, remedial, or duplicate the content of another course

** At least 8 hours of the Specified Technical Electives must be CEEN courses.

Total Credit Hours Required133


Grade Rules

  • All course work must be of “C” grade level or higher to be credited toward graduation requirements or to be valid as a prerequisite for another course.


College Admission

College Admission

College Entrance Requirements

Students must have high school credit for (one unit is equal to one high school year):

1. 4 units of mathematics: 2 of algebra, 1 of geometry, 1 of precalculus and trigonometry.

2. 4 units of English.

3. 3 units of natural science that must include 1 unit of physics and 1 unit of chemistry (chemistry requirement waived for students in construction management).

4. 2 units of a single foreign language.

5. 3 units of social studies.

6. Students having a composite ACT score of 28 or greater (or equivalent SAT score) will be admitted to the College of Engineering even if they lack any one of the following: trigonometry, chemistry, or physics.

7. Students having an ACT score of 19 or less in English (or equivalent SAT score) must take ENGL 150 or ENGL 151.

A total of 16 units is required for admission.

Students must have an ACT (enhanced) score of 24 or greater (or equivalent SAT). Students who lack entrance requirements may be admitted based on ACT scores, high school rank and credits, or may be admitted to pre-engineering status in the Exploratory and Pre-Professional Advising Center. Pre-engineering students are advised within the College of Engineering.

Students who lack entrance units may complete precollege training by Independent Study through the UNL Office of On-line and Distance Education, in summer courses, or as a part of their first or second semester course loads while in the Exploratory and Pre-Professional Advising Center or other Colleges at UNL.

Students should consult their adviser, their department chair, or the Office of the Dean if they have questions on current policies.

Other Admission Requirements

Students who transfer from other colleges or universities must meet the freshman entrance requirements and have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 for Nebraska residents. Nonresidents must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 unless they are transferring from an accredited engineering program, in which case a 2.5 grade point average is acceptable. Students who do not meet this requirement must enroll in another college at the University and achieve a minimum 2.5 cumulative grade point average in the first 12 hours or more of course work taken at UNL. They may then be considered for admission to the College of Engineering.

The College of Engineering accepts courses for transfer for which a C grade or above was received. Grades of D from the University of Nebraska at Kearney, Lincoln, or Omaha may be transferred to fulfill requirements, however, students are strongly encouraged to repeat those courses. All transfer students must adopt the curricular requirements of the undergraduate bulletin current at the time of transfer–not that in use when they entered UNL.

College Degree Requirements

Grade Rules

Grade Appeals

In the event of a dispute involving any college policies or grades, the student should appeal to his/her instructor, adviser, and department chair (in that order). If a satisfactory solution is not achieved, the student may appeal his/her case through the College Academic Appeals Committee on his/her campus.

Bulletin Rule

Students must fulfill the requirements stated in the bulletin for the academic year in which they are first admitted at UNL. In consultation with advisers, a student may choose to follow a subsequent bulletin for any academic year in which they are admitted to and enrolled as a degree-seeking student at UNL in the College of Engineering. Students must complete all degree requirements from a single bulletin year. The bulletin which a student follows for degree requirements may not be more than 10 years old at the time of graduation.


This is the site for old bulletin data. Please head to UNL's Course Catalog for updated course and program information.