Undergraduate Certificate in Electrical Engineering, Digital Design and The Arts

An Interdisciplinary Undergraduate Certificate Between the USF School of Art & Art History and the Department of Electrical Engineering in the College of Engineering.



What is it?

The union of arts and engineering has emerged as a significant intellectual, commercial and educational concept and has sparked creative new programs across the planet. The Electrical Engineering, Digital Design and The Arts Certificate is open to all undergraduate students who are interested in this union, and exploring the overlapping areas of electrical engineering technology and visual arts-design.  Innovative products, and innovative productions, are original and have value because of their form and function – think iPhone, Tesla and Avatar. 

 

The goal of the 4-course EE-Arts Certificate is to provide a path of increasing exposure to and understanding of this powerful combination, with intensive hands-on experience. Students interested in being introduced to modern electrical engineering concepts and state-of-the-art digital design techniques are strongly encouraged to Enroll.

The Certificate is comprised of 12 credit hours: two courses from The Arts (ART 2201C Concepts & Practices I and ART 3601C Digital Modeling) – plus – two courses from Electrical Engineering (EEL 3924 Makecourse - Art: Leonardo in the New Millennium and EGN 3060 Mechatronics for Innovation).

 

It is strongly recommended that ART 2201C is completed prior to ART 3601C.  And also strongly recommended that EEL 3924 is completed prior to EGN 3060. 

 

The courses proceed through the phases of idea conceptualization, digital representation of artistic form, digital representation in an engineering form with the introduction of electronically-controlled movement, and developing an introductory understanding of electrical and mechanical functions.

This Certificate is designed for students whose career goals may include working in such fields as product design, high tech manufacturing, animation, interactive game design, robotics, and package design. Or, more simply, for students in The Arts who are curious about the process of bringing art to life through electronics and mechanics. It is an opportunity for students in Engineering to develop their skills in bringing creative expression and design to the products of engineering. 



At completion of the Certificate, it will be listed on your permanent USF transcript and you will receive a separate Diploma.



Courses



The Certificate requires a total of 12 credit hours.



 

·       ART 2201C Concepts and Practices I

·       ART 3610 Digital Modeling

·       EEL 3924 Makecourse-Art: Leonardo in the New Millennium

·       EGN 3060 Mechatronics for Innovation

 

 

How do I enroll in the Certificate?

 

For more information contact Marie O'Neil in the College of The Arts Advising Office, FAH 231, 813 974 2360, marieoneil@usf.edu

 

To ENROLL in the Certificate program, complete the online form “UG Certificate in Electrical Engineering, Digital Design and The Arts

 

You will receive a confirmation of your enrollment in the Certificate Program.


How do I receive the certificate?
Once you have completed the required courses and applied for graduation you MUST notify Marie O’Neil at The School of Art and Art History Main Office, FAH 231, 813-974-2360, marieoneil@usf.edu to approve completion of your certificate in order for it to be included on your permanent USF transcript.

 

 

Notes:

GPA Requirement

A cumulative GPA of 2.5 in the certificate coursework is required.

Course Grade Requirement

The minimum acceptable grade for each course for the minor is a C (not a C-).

Grade Requirement

Courses must be taken on a letter-grade basis.

Other Requirement

Students must complete an FKL general education math course prior to enrolling in EEL 3924 and/or EGN 3060.

This certificate is offered for degree-seeking students only.