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University Catalog 2017-2018 
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Electrical Engineering, B.S.

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The electrical engineering program offers instruction in the basic sciences and in engineering analysis and design. The upper division offerings provide a flexible, broad curriculum to enable each student to match talents and interests with career objectives. The major areas of course concentrations are biomedical, circuits, communications, computers, controls, electronics, and power.r.

The Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, . All accredited programs are required to provide the following minimum level of instruction: one year of mathematics and basic sciences; one and one-half years of engineering science and design (engineering topics); and one-half year of humanities and social sciences.

The total number of units required for the Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering is 122, of which 101 units are in the major. Consult with an advisor for the specific number of units required in all areas of the degree including GE and free electives.

For Major Specific Admissions Criteria go to

General Education Requirements (48) units, of which 27 units are in the major:

Lower Division General Education Requirements (39):

American Institutions (6):

US History (3)
US Constitution and State/Local Government (3)

Block A - Oral Communication (3)
Block A - Written Communication (3).
Block A - Critical Thinking and Composition (3):

Critical Thinking-  Met by EE 2440(3), EE 2450(3), EE 2449(1), EE 3450(3), EE 4961(3), and EE 4962(3).
2nd Composition - Met by ENGL 2030- Introduction to Technical Writing (3)

Block B - Natural Science and Math/Quantitative Reasoning (9):

Physical Science (3) - Met (by PHYS 2100 (5)
Interdisciplinary Physical/Biological (3) - Met by CHEM1040 (4) and EE 3810 (3)
Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning (3) - Met by Math 2110 (4).

Block C - Arts and Humanities (6):

Arts (3)
Humanities - Met by EE/ME 3010 (3)

Block D - Social Science (6):

Social Science I (3) - Met by CE/ME/EE 3000.
Social Science II (3)

Block E - Lifelong Understanding and Self-Development (3):
Met by ENGR 1500 (3), satisfied IHE and (cl).

Requirements for the Major (101 units)

Upper Division Electives (20 units)

Select three 3-unit lecture courses and one 1-unit laboratory course from one of the specialization areas below. Select an additional three 3-unit courses and one 1-unit laboratory course from any combination of the areas below:

1. Biomedical Engineering:

3. Computer Engineering:

7. Systems Engineering:

  • (3)

    Select two Upper Division Elective lecture courses from control specialization area with departmental approval(3,3)(6 units total)

    Select an Upper Division Elective laboratory course from other specialization areas with departmental approval (1)


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