**Program Learning Outcomes**

Electrical engineering students are expected to graduate with:

- An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
- An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
- An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability
- An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
- An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
- An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
- An ability to communicate effectively
- The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
- A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
- A knowledge of contemporary issues
- An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice
- A knowledge of probability and statistics, including applications appropriate to the electrical engineering field
- A knowledge of mathematics through differential and integral calculus, basic sciences, and engineering sciences necessary to analyze and design complex devices and systems containing hardware and software components; and
- A knowledge of advanced mathematics, typically including differential equations, linear algebra, complex variables, and discrete mathematics.

## Degree Requirements and Curriculum

In addition to the program requirements listed on this page, students must also satisfy requirements outlined in more detail in the Minimum Requirements for Graduation section of this catalog, including:

- 60 units of upper division courses
- Graduation Writing Requirement (GWR)
- 2.0 GPA
- U.S. Cultural Pluralism (USCP)

Note: No major or support courses may be selected as credit/no credit.

MAJOR COURSES | ||

CPE/EE 133 | Digital Design ^{8} | 4 |

CPE/EE 233 | Computer Design and Assembly Language Programming ^{9} | 4 |

EE 111 & EE 151 | Introduction to Electrical Engineering and Introduction to Electrical Engineering Laboratory | 2 |

EE 112 | Electric Circuit Analysis I | 2 |

EE 211 & EE 241 | Electric Circuit Analysis II and Electric Circuit Analysis Laboratory II | 4 |

EE 212 & EE 242 | Electric Circuit Analysis III and Electric Circuit Analysis Laboratory III | 4 |

EE 228 | Continuous-Time Signals and Systems | 4 |

EE 255 & EE 295 | Energy Conversion Electromagnetics and Energy Conversion Electromagnetics Laboratory | 4 |

EE 302 & EE 342 | Classical Control Systems and Classical Control Systems Laboratory | 4 |

EE 306 & EE 346 | Semiconductor Device Electronics and Semiconductor Device Electronics Laboratory | 4 |

EE 307 & EE 347 | Digital Electronics and Integrated Circuits and Digital Electronics and Integrated Circuits Laboratory | 4 |

EE 308 & EE 348 | Analog Electronics and Integrated Circuits and Analog Electronics and Integrated Circuits Laboratory | 4 |

EE 314 | Introduction to Communication Systems | 3 |

EE 328 & EE 368 | Discrete Time Signals and Systems and Signals and Systems Laboratory | 4 |

EE/CPE 329 | Programmable Logic and Microprocessor-Based Systems Design | 4 |

or EE 336 | Microprocessor System Design | |

EE 335 | Electromagnetic Fields and Transmission | 4 |

EE 375 | Electromagnetic Fields and Transmission Laboratory | 1 |

EE 402 | Electromagnetic Waves | 4 |

EE 409 & EE 449 | Electronic Design and Electronic Design Laboratory | 4 |

EE 460 | Senior Project Preparation | 2 |

EE 461 | Senior Project I | 2 |

or EE 463 | Senior Project Design Laboratory I | |

EE 462 | Senior Project II | 2 |

or EE 464 | Senior Project Design Laboratory II | |

Technical Electives ^{1,6} | 11 | |

Select from the following: ^{2} | ||

EE Senior Design Lecture/Laboratory electives | ||

Power Electronics I | ||

Power Electronics II | ||

Advanced Electronic Design | ||

Alternating Current Machines | ||

Sustainable Electric Energy Conversion | ||

Introduction to Remote Sensing | ||

Computer Vision | ||

Computer-Aided Design of VLSI Devices | ||

Introduction to Magnetic Design | ||

Automotive Engineering for a Sustainable Future | ||

Introduction to Real-Time Operating Systems | ||

Cooperative Education Experience ^{3} | ||

Pattern Recognition | ||

Computer Systems | ||

Advanced Real-Time Operating Systems Design | ||

Digital Systems Design | ||

EE Senior Design Lecture Electives | ||

Special Problems ^{4} | ||

Fiber Optic Communication | ||

High Frequency Amplifier Design | ||

Power Systems Analysis I | ||

Power Systems Analysis II | ||

Advanced Analog Circuits | ||

Communication Systems Design | ||

Digital Communication Systems | ||

Photonic Engineering | ||

Digital Signal Processing | ||

Micro/Nano Fabrication | ||

Analog Filter Design | ||

Digital Control Systems | ||

Wireless Communications | ||

Selected Advanced Topics | ||

Microwave Engineering | ||

Computational Intelligence | ||

Electric Machines Theory | ||

Control Systems Theory | ||

Advanced Topics in Automatic Control | ||

Discrete Time Filters | ||

Power System Protection | ||

Advanced Analysis of Power Systems | ||

Solar-Photovoltaic Systems Design | ||

Solid State Electronics | ||

Advanced Digital Communications | ||

Advanced Topics in Power Electronics | ||

Digital Image Processing | ||

Microwave Device Electronics | ||

Fourier Optics | ||

Antennas | ||

Selected Advanced Topics | ||

EE Senior Design Laboratory Electives | ||

Special Problems ^{4} | ||

Polymer Electronics Laboratory | ||

Fiber Optics Laboratory | ||

Power Systems Laboratory | ||

High Frequency Amplifier Design Laboratory | ||

Advanced Analog Circuits Laboratory | ||

Analog Filter Design Laboratory | ||

Digital Communication Systems Laboratory | ||

Photonic Engineering Laboratory | ||

Digital Signal Processing Laboratory | ||

Selected Advanced Laboratory | ||

Digital Control Systems Laboratory | ||

Wireless Communications Laboratory | ||

Advanced Microwave Laboratory | ||

Solid-state Electronics and VLSI Laboratory | ||

Non-EE Electives | ||

Biomechanics | ||

Principles of Biomaterials Design | ||

Biomedical Engineering Transport | ||

Biomedical Modeling and Simulation | ||

Microfabrication Laboratory | ||

Bioelectronics and Instrumentation | ||

Biopotential Instrumentation | ||

Managing Technology in the International Legal Environment | ||

Survey of Biochemistry and Biotechnology | ||

Advanced Topics in Systems for Computer Engineering | ||

Numerical Engineering Analysis | ||

Computer Architecture | ||

Autonomous Mobile Robotics | ||

Introduction to Operating Systems | ||

Implementation of Operating Systems | ||

Current Topics in Computer Systems | ||

Introduction to Computer Networks | ||

Introduction to Computer Graphics | ||

International Trade Theory | ||

Money, Banking and Credit | ||

Industrial Organization | ||

Labor Economics | ||

Introduction to Environmental Engineering | ||

Operations Research I | ||

Project Organization and Management | ||

Operations Research II | ||

Human Factors Engineering | ||

Leadership and Project Management | ||

Engineering Test Design and Analysis | ||

Sales Engineering | ||

Design of Experiments | ||

Reliability for Design and Testing | ||

Advanced Electronic Manufacturing | ||

Microelectronics and Electronics Packaging | ||

Electronic Materials Systems | ||

Vector Analysis | ||

Linear Algebra II | ||

Linear Algebra III | ||

Complex Analysis I | ||

Complex Analysis II | ||

Introduction to Analysis I | ||

Introduction to Analysis II | ||

Introduction to Analysis III | ||

Partial Differential Equations | ||

Numerical Analysis I | ||

Numerical Analysis II | ||

Numerical Optimization | ||

Thermodynamics I | ||

Mechanical Vibrations | ||

Intermediate Dynamics | ||

Heat Transfer | ||

Mechatronics | ||

Energy Conversion | ||

Robotics: Fundamentals and Applications | ||

Solar Thermal Power Systems | ||

Wind Energy Engineering | ||

Sound Design: Technologies | ||

Sound Design: Recording | ||

Sound Design: Synthesis | ||

Classical Mechanics I | ||

Classical Mechanics II | ||

Physics of Energy | ||

Introduction to Atmospheric Physics | ||

Special Theory Relativity | ||

Vibrations and Waves | ||

Quantum Physics Laboratory I | ||

Quantum Physics Laboratory II | ||

Quantum Physics Laboratory III | ||

Particle and Nuclear Physics | ||

Quantum Mechanics I | ||

Quantum Mechanics II | ||

Electromagnetic Fields and Waves I | ||

Electromagnetic Fields and Waves II | ||

Solid State Physics | ||

Nonlinear Dynamical Systems | ||

Advanced Optics | ||

Theoretical Physics | ||

Solid State Physics Laboratory | ||

Estimation and Sampling Theory | ||

Mathematical Statistics | ||

SUPPORT COURSES | ||

BIO 213 & BMED 213 | Life Science for Engineers and Bioengineering Fundamentals (B2) ^{5} | 4 |

CHEM 124 | General Chemistry for Physical Science and Engineering I (B3/B4) ^{5} | 4 |

CSC/CPE 101 | Fundamentals of Computer Science I | 4 |

ENGL 149 | Technical Writing for Engineers (A3) ^{5} | 4 |

IME 156 | Basic Electronics Manufacturing | 2 |

or IME 157 | Electronics Manufacturing | |

MATH 141 | Calculus I (B1) ^{5} | 4 |

MATH 142 | Calculus II (B1) ^{5} | 4 |

MATH 143 | Calculus III (Add'l Area B) ^{5} | 4 |

MATH 241 | Calculus IV | 4 |

MATH 244 | Linear Analysis I | 4 |

PHYS 141 | General Physics IA (Add'l Area B) ^{5} | 4 |

PHYS 132 | General Physics II | 4 |

PHYS 133 | General Physics III | 4 |

PHYS 211 | Modern Physics I | 4 |

STAT 350 | Probability and Random Processes for Engineers (B6) ^{5} | 4 |

Approved engineering support electives ^{1, 6, 7} | 9 | |

Select from the following: | ||

General Biology | ||

Introduction to Biomedical Engineering Design | ||

Biomedical Engineering Measurement and Analysis | ||

Contemporary Issues in Biomedical Engineering | ||

Engineering Physiology | ||

General Chemistry for Physical Science and Engineering II | ||

Introduction to Organic Chemistry | ||

Organic Chemistry I | ||

Survey of Biochemistry and Biotechnology | ||

Selected Topics (Introduction to C++ Programming) | ||

Fundamentals of Computer Science II | ||

Fundamentals of Computer Science III | ||

Computer Architecture | ||

Numerical Engineering Analysis | ||

Discrete Structures | ||

Manufacturing Processes: Materials Joining | ||

Manufacturing Processes: Material Removal | ||

Operations Research I | ||

Operations Research II | ||

Engineering Economics | ||

Materials Engineering | ||

Materials Laboratory I | ||

Materials, Ethics, and Society | ||

Electronic Materials Systems | ||

Micro/Nano Fabrication | ||

Microfabrication Laboratory | ||

Linear Algebra I | ||

Vector Analysis | ||

Linear Algebra II | ||

Linear Algebra III | ||

Complex Analysis I | ||

Complex Analysis II | ||

Introduction to Analysis I | ||

Introduction to Analysis II | ||

Introduction to Analysis III | ||

Partial Differential Equations | ||

Numerical Analysis I | ||

Numerical Analysis II | ||

Numerical Optimization | ||

Engineering Statics | ||

Engineering Dynamics | ||

Thermodynamics I | ||

Fluid Mechanics I | ||

Heat Transfer | ||

Modern Physics II | ||

Physics of Energy | ||

Introduction to Atmospheric Physics | ||

Introduction to Lasers and Laser Applications | ||

Special Theory Relativity | ||

Vibrations and Waves | ||

Optics | ||

Quantum Physics Laboratory I | ||

Quantum Physics Laboratory II | ||

Quantum Physics Laboratory III | ||

Particle and Nuclear Physics | ||

Quantum Mechanics I | ||

Quantum Mechanics II | ||

Electromagnetic Fields and Waves I | ||

Electromagnetic Fields and Waves II | ||

Solid State Physics | ||

Nonlinear Dynamical Systems | ||

Advanced Optics | ||

Theoretical Physics | ||

Solid State Physics Laboratory | ||

Estimation and Sampling Theory | ||

Mathematical Statistics | ||

GENERAL EDUCATION (GE) | ||

(See GE program requirements below.) | 40 | |

FREE ELECTIVES | ||

Free Electives | 0 | |

Total units | 192 |

^{1} | Consultation with advisor is recommended prior to selecting technical electives or approved electives; bear in mind your selections may impact pursuit of post-baccalaureate studies and/or goals. |

^{2} | A minimum of two EE Senior Design Lecture Electives and two EE Senior Design Laboratory Electives. |

^{3} | Taken Fall 2009 or later; four units maximum. |

^{4} | Four units maximum may count toward technical electives; one unit maximum, with approval of department chair, may count towards senior design laboratory elective. |

^{5} | Required in Support; also satisfies GE. |

^{6} | No course credits may be used simultaneously to satisfy both engineering support and technical elective requirements. |

^{7} | The number of units given for transfer credit will not exceed the number of units of the Cal Poly course. |

^{8} | Courses CPE/EE 129 (3) and CPE/EE 169 (1) may substitute for CPE/EE 133 (4). |

^{9} | Courses CPE/EE 229 (3) and CPE/EE 269 (1) may substitute for CPE/EE 233 (4). |

## General Education (GE) Requirements

- 72 units required, 32 of which are specified in Major and/or Support.
- See the complete GE course listing.
- Minimum of 8 units required at the 300 level.

Area A | Communication | |

A1 | Expository Writing | 4 |

A2 | Oral Communication | 4 |

A3 | Reasoning, Argumentation and Writing (4 units in Support) ^{1} | 0 |

Area B | Science and Mathematics | |

B1 | Mathematics/Statistics (8 units in Support) ^{1} | 0 |

B2 | Life Science (4 units in Support) ^{1} | 0 |

B3 | Physical Science (4 units in Support) ^{1} | 0 |

B4 | One lab taken with either a B2 or B3 course | |

B6 | Upper-division Area B (4 units in Support) ^{1} | 0 |

Additional Area B units (8 units in Support) ^{1} | 0 | |

Area C | Arts and Humanities | |

C1 | Literature | 4 |

C2 | Philosophy | 4 |

C3 | Fine/Performing Arts | 4 |

C4 | Upper-division elective | 4 |

Area D/E | Society and the Individual | |

D1 | The American Experience (Title 5, Section 40404 requirement) (40404) | 4 |

D2 | Political Economy | 4 |

D3 | Comparative Social Institutions | 4 |

D4 | Self Development (CSU Area E) | 4 |

Total units | 40 |

^{1} | Required in Support; also satisfies GE |