ECE 29401 - Electrical and Computer Engineering Sophomore Seminar

Course Details

Lecture Hours: 1 Credits: 1

Counts as:

  • ECE Seminar

Normally Offered:

Each Fall, Spring


On-campus only


Must be a student in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Catalog Description:

An introduction to the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, the program's objectives and outcomes, BSEE and BSCmpE degree requirements, and multicultural and professional development.

Required Text(s):

  1. Working Smarter, Not Just Harder , Karl W. Reid , 2017 , ISBN No. 0692834907

Recommended Text(s):


Learning Outcomes:

A student who successfully fulfills the course requirements will have demonstrated:
  1. a knowledge of the ECE educational objectives & required outcomes, and the different university resources available to students. [5,7]
  2. a knowledge of the BSEE and BSCmpE degree requirements. [7]
  3. an ability to prepare a satisfactory personal plan of study using SEP in myPurdue Plan. [7]
  4. an ability to write effectively in the English language. [3]
  5. an appreciation for ethical professional and academic conduct. [3,4]

Lecture Outline:

Weeks Topic(s)
1 Introduction; ECE Policies; Degree requirements
2 Professional development, resume development
3 and 4 Enhancing your Learning
5 and 6 Review of degree requirements, building a Student Educational Plan
7 Laboratory Safety
8 and 9 Experiential Learning: Study Abroad, EPICS, Vertical Integrated Projects, Undergraduate Research
10 Professional and Academic Ethics
11 Individual Diversity Inventory
12 and 13 ECE Faculty Panel to discover differences between the specific areas of Electrical and Computer Engineering
14 and 15 ECE Student Panel to discover what you need to know to be successful in courses as well as ways to become that well-rounded student.

Assessment Method:

Course outcomes are assessed through a satisfactory score on class attendance, satisfactory completion of specific assignments, and submission of a satisfactory personal plan of study.