For more information on the admission process, please visit the Office of Undergraduate Admissions website. Applications may be submitted via the Common Application.

Supporting documents not submitted online should be mailed to:
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
The George Washington University
800 21st Street NW, Suite 100
Washington DC 20052

Contact for questions: or 202-994-6040

The following requirements must be fulfilled:

129 credits as outlined below.

A minimum technical GPA of 2.20 and SEAS GPA of 2.00. A student’s technical GPA is calculated using all technical engineering courses outlined in the fifth, sixth, seventh, and eighth semester of curriculum.

Recommended program of study

The plan of study lists all course requirements in sequence for the degree. Students should review this information carefully and consult their advisor before changing the sequence of any courses.

First semester
CHEM 1111General Chemistry I 1
ECE 1010Introduction to Electrical and Computer Engineering I
MATH 1231Single-Variable Calculus I 1
SEAS 1001Engineering Orientation
UW 1020University Writing 1
One humanities or social sciences elective 2
Second semester
CSCI 1311Discrete Structures I
ECE 1020Introduction to Electrical and Computer Engineering II
ECE 1120C Programming for Electrical and Computer Engineering
MATH 1232Single-Variable Calculus II 1
PHIL 2135Ethics in Business and the Professions
PHYS 1021University Physics I 1
or PHYS 1025 University Physics I with Biological Applications
Third semester
APSC 2113Engineering Analysis I
ECE 1125Data Structures and Algorithms for ECE
ECE 2110Circuit Theory
ECE 2120Engineering Seminar
MATH 2233Multivariable Calculus 1
PHYS 1022University Physics II 1
or PHYS 1026 University Physics II with Biological Applications
Fourth semester
APSC 3115Engineering Analysis III
CSCI 2113Software Engineering
ECE 2115Engineering Electronics
ECE 2140Design of Logic Systems
ECE 2210Circuits, Signals, and Systems
Fifth semester
ECE 3130Digital Electronics and Design
ECE 3220Introduction to Digital Signal Processing
ECE 3515Computer Organization
ECE 3520Microprocessors: Software, Hardware, and Interfacing
One technical elective 3
Sixth semester
ECE 3135Digital Design with FPGAs
ECE 3525Introduction to Embedded Systems
ECE 3915WElectrical and Computer Engineering Capstone Project Lab I
ECE 4415Introduction to Computer Networks
ECE 4425Data Communications Laboratory
One technical elective 3
Seventh semester
ECE 4140VLSI Design and Simulation
ECE 4535Computer Architecture and Design
ECE 4920WElectrical and Computer Engineering Capstone Project Lab II
One humanities or social sciences elective 2
One technical elective 3
Eighth semester
ECE 4150ASIC Design and Testing of VLSI Circuits
ECE 4925WElectrical and Computer Engineering Capstone Project Lab III
Two humanities or social sciences electives 2
One technical elective 3

1 Course satisfies the university general education requirement in math, science, and writing.

2All electrical and computer engineering students take five courses to satisfy the ECE humanities and social science/non-technical requirement. Three of these courses—one in humanities and two in social sciences—must be on the University General Education Requirement list; one course must be PHIL 2135 Ethics in Business and the Professions (or NSC 4176 Leadership and Ethics for students in the NROTC Program); and one course can be in the humanities/social sciences, or a non-technical course related to public health, safety, and welfare; global cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors; or innovation, entrepreneurship, and creativity. For the last category, students can consider taking DNSC 1051 Introduction to Business Analytics, DNSC 4404 Essentials of Project ManagementEMSE 4410 Engineering Economic Analysis, ISTM 4223 Innovation Ventures MGT 3300 EntrepreneurshipMGT 3301 Small Business ManagementMGT 3302 e-EntrepreneurshipMGT 3303 Women's Entrepreneurial Leadership, or MGT 4003 Management of the Growing Entrepreneurial Venture,The non-technical course cannot focus on scientific/mathematical approaches or technology. All courses selected to satisfy this requirement must be taken for a minimum of 3 credits and approved by the advisor.

3Four 3-credit technical elective courses must be chosen with the approval of the advisor from upper division undergraduate (2000 to 4000 level) or graduate courses in engineering, computer science, mathematics, physical sciences, or biological sciences. At least one of the technical electives must be math or science course at the 2000-level or above. Exceptions from the rule must be approved by the advisor.