January 30, 2018

Purdue Northwest Curriculum Document

Program Name:


  • Proposed Effective Date: Fall 2018
  • Submitting Department: Electrical and Computer Engineering, School of Engineering, College of Engineering and Sciences
  • Date Reviewed by Department: January 27, 2018
  • Submission Date: January 30, 2018
  • Date Reviewed College/School Curriculum Committee: February 22, 2018
  • Contact Person: Edward Pierson, Prof. Emeritus and David Kozel, Head, ECE

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  • Approval by Faculty Senate:
  • Date Reviewed by Senate Curriculum Committee:
  • Name(s) of Library Staff Consulted: Not Applicable
  • Will New Library Resources Used?: No
  • Form 40 Needed?: No


Task: Minor Change or New Minor Proposal

  • Degree Name:

Section I: This section is for changes in programs, minors and certificates

List the major changes in each program of study, minor or certificate.

Proposed Minor in Electrical Engineering

Required Courses (15 credits)

  • ECE 20100 Linear Circuit Analysis I and ECE 20700 Electronic Measurement Techniques (4 credits)
  • ECE 25100 Object Oriented Programming (3 credits)
  • CE 27001 Introduction to Digital System Design (4 credits)
  • ECE 36201 Microprocessor System Design and Interfacing (4 credits)

Elective Courses (3 credits).  Choose one of the following:

  • ECE 35400 Software Engineering Design I (3 credits)
  • ECE 37100 Computer Organization and Design (3 credits)

Required Prerequisite Courses: MA16300, 16400, 26100, and 26400; PHYS 15200; and a background in a programming language (determined by advisor).

Impact on Students

The existing minor in Electrical and Computer Engineering is being discontinued because separate minors in Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering would better suit the interests and needs of students.  The separate minors allow students to better specialize and meet their needs. Primarily intended for students who meet the prereqs of the courses.

Impact on University Resources

Not Applicable – All of the courses exist and are taught on a regular basis.

Impact on other Academic Units

Not Applicable

Section II: This section is for changes in courses only

  • Subject: 
  • Justification:




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Course Objectives / Learning Outcomes:


Impact on Students:

Not Applicable.

Impact on University Resources:

Not Applicable.

Impact on other Academic Units:

Not Applicable.