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Program Learning Outcomes

Electrical engineering students are expected to graduate with:

  1. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
  2. An ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors.
  3. An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
  4. An ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts.
  5. An ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives.
  6. An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
  7. An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

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.

CPE/EE 133Digital Design4
CPE/EE 233Computer Design and Assembly Language Programming4
EE 111
EE 151
Introduction to Electrical Engineering
and Introduction to Electrical Engineering Laboratory
Select from the following:
EE 113
EE 143
Electric Circuit Analysis I
and Electronics Manufacturing and Circuit Analysis Laboratory
Electric Circuit Analysis I
and Basic Electronics Manufacturing
EE 211
EE 241
Electric Circuit Analysis II
and Electric Circuit Analysis Laboratory II
EE 212
EE 242
Electric Circuit Analysis III
and Electric Circuit Analysis Laboratory III
EE 228Continuous-Time Signals and Systems4
EE 255
EE 295
Energy Conversion Electromagnetics
and Energy Conversion Electromagnetics Laboratory
EE 302
EE 342
Classical Control Systems
and Classical Control Systems Laboratory
EE 306
EE 346
Semiconductor Device Electronics
and Semiconductor Device Electronics Laboratory
EE 307
EE 347
Digital Electronics and Integrated Circuits
and Digital Electronics and Integrated Circuits Laboratory
EE 308
EE 348
Analog Electronics and Integrated Circuits
and Analog Electronics and Integrated Circuits Laboratory
EE 314Introduction to Communication Systems3
EE 328
EE 368
Discrete Time Signals and Systems
and Signals and Systems Laboratory
EE/CPE 329Microcontroller-Based Systems Design4
or EE 336 Microprocessor System Design
EE 335Electromagnetic Fields and Transmission4
EE 375Electromagnetic Fields and Transmission Laboratory1
EE 402Electromagnetic Waves4
EE 409
EE 449
Electronic Design
and Electronic Design Laboratory
EE 460Senior Project Preparation 12
Select from the following: 14
Senior Project I
and Senior Project II
Senior Project Design Laboratory I
and Senior Project Design Laboratory II
BIO 213
BMED 213
Life Science for Engineers
and Bioengineering Fundamentals (B2) 2
CHEM 124General Chemistry for Physical Science and Engineering I (B1 & B3) 24
CSC/CPE 101Fundamentals of Computer Science4
MATH 141Calculus I (B4) 24
MATH 142Calculus II (B4) 24
MATH 143Calculus III (Area B Electives) 24
MATH 241Calculus IV4
MATH 244Linear Analysis I4
PHYS 141General Physics I (Area B Electives) 24
PHYS 142General Physics II4
PHYS 143General Physics III4
PHYS 211Modern Physics I4
STAT 350Probability and Random Processes for Engineers (Upper-Division B) 24
Concentration or General Curriculum in Electrical Engineering 3
(See list of Concentrations and General Curriculum in Electrical Engineering below)20
(See GE program requirements below.)44
Free Electives0
Total units192

General Curriculum in Electrical Engineering or Concentrations (Select one)

General Education (GE) Requirements

  • 72 units required, 28 of which are specified in Major and/or Support.
  • If any of the remaining 44 units is used to satisfy a Major or Support requirement, additional units of Free Electives may be needed to complete the total units required for the degree.
  • See the complete GE course listing.
  • A grade of C- or better is required in one course in each of the following GE Areas: A1 (Oral Communication), A2 (Written Communication), A3 (Critical Thinking), and B4 (Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning). 
Area AEnglish Language Communication and Critical Thinking
A1Oral Communication4
A2Written Communication4
A3Critical Thinking4
Area BScientific Inquiry and Quantitative Reasoning
B1Physical Science (4 units in Support) 10
B2Life Science (4 units in Support) 10
B3One lab taken with either a B1 or B2 course
B4Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning (8 units in Support) 10
Upper-Division B (4 units in Support) 10
Area B Electives (8 units in Support) 10
Area CArts and Humanities
Lower-division courses in Area C must come from three different subject prefixes.
C1Arts: Arts, Cinema, Dance, Music, Theater4
C2Humanities: Literature, Philosophy, Languages other than English4
Lower-Division C Elective - Select a course from either C1 or C2.4
Upper-Division C4
Area DSocial Sciences
D1American Institutions (Title 5, Section 40404 Requirement)4
Area D Elective - Select either a lower-division D2 or upper-division D course.4
Area ELifelong Learning and Self-Development
Lower-Division E4
Area FEthnic Studies
F Ethnic Studies4
Total units44