BS in Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Units required for Major: 92

Program Description

The field of Electrical and Electronic Engineering continues to expand in scope, driven by advances in technology and new challenges faced by society.  To prepare our graduates for careers in this demanding field, we equip them with a strong background in the fundamental principles of the discipline, and subsequent advanced courses in specific areas.  Our curriculum provides practical, hands-on experience through laboratory courses.

The Electrical and Electronic Engineering program provides breadth (core courses), depth (elective sequence), and a culminating design project to apply the knowledge gained through the curriculum. The curriculum allows flexibility by offering a number of elective courses providing our graduates with depth in their respective areas of interest. The electives offered provide depth in one or more of the following areas: Analog/Digital Electronics, Control Systems, Communication Engineering, and Power Engineering. Students select a senior project either in power engineering or in the general area of electronics. Each of these options includes a sequence of two courses for the completion of the project, and has its own pre-requisite requirements.

Note: Students graduating with a BS in Electrical and Electronic Engineering will not be subject to the University’s Foreign Language Graduation Requirement. Students who change major may be subject to the University’s Foreign Language Graduation Requirement. 

Minimum Grade Requirement

A grade of "C-" or better is required in all courses applied to an Electrical and Electronic Engineering major.

Program Requirements

Required Lower Division Courses (38 Units)
CHEM 1EGeneral Chemistry for Engineering 14
CPE/EEE 64Introduction to Logic Design 24
ENGR 1Introduction to Engineering1
ENGR 17Introductory Circuit Analysis 23
ENGR 50Computational Methods and Applications3
MATH 30Calculus I 14
MATH 31Calculus II 14
MATH 32Calculus III4
MATH 45Differential Equations for Science and Engineering3
PHYS 11AGeneral Physics: Mechanics 14
PHYS 11CGeneral Physics: Electricity and Magnetism 14
Required Upper Division Courses (33 Units) 3
EEE 108Electronics I3
EEE 108LElectronics I Laboratory1
EEE 117Network Analysis3
EEE 117LNetworks Analysis Laboratory1
EEE 130Electromechanical Conversion3
EEE 161Applied Electromagnetics4
EEE 174Introduction to Microprocessors4
EEE 180Signals and Systems3
EEE 184Introduction to Feedback Systems3
EEE 185Modern Communication Systems3
ENGR 120Probability and Random Signals3
ENGR 140Engineering Economics2
Required Design Project Series
Select one of the following two series:
Electrical Power Design Project Series (11 units)
Power System Analysis I
Power System Analysis II
Power System Laboratory
Electrical Power Design Project I 1
Electrical Power Design Project II 1
Product Design Project Series (8 units)
Electronics II
Product Design Project I 1
Product Design Project II 1
Elective Requirements for Power Design Project Series (10 Units)
Select two lecture courses and one lab course from one of the Depth Requirement Areas7
Select one additional lecture course from any on the list of electives3
Elective Requirements for Product Design Project Series (13 Units)
Select two lecture courses and one lab course from one of the Depth Requirement Areas7
Select two additional lecture courses from any on the list of electives 6
Total Units94
1

Indicates course which can also be used to meet General Education (GE) requirements. The designation "General Education course" denotes a course which meets GE requirements other than those which also serve as prerequisites to courses in the major. Students are expected to satisfy the University's GE requirements. Consult the Department Chair for specific GE requirements. Students should take ENGL 5 as early as possible since it is required for admission to the upper division.

2

EEE 64W or ENGR 17W may be available to augment understanding of material; however, these courses cannot be used to satisfy graduation requirements.

3

It is imperative that students take the University's Writing Placement for Juniors (WPJ) during the first semester of the junior year, as it is a prerequisite to all laboratory courses after EEE 117L.

Depth Requirement Areas and List of Electives (13 units)

Depth Requirement (Non-Power):

  • Select 6 units of lecture and 1 unit of laboratory from one of the four areas listed below.
  • Select 6 additional units from any on the list of the electives.

Depth Requirement (Power):

  • Select 6 units of lecture and 1 unit of laboratory from one of the four areas listed below.
  • Select 3 additional units from any on the list of electives.
Analog/Digital Electronics (29 Units)
CPE/CSC 138Computer Networks and Internets3
CPE 151Cmos And Vlsi3
CPE 153Vlsi Design3
CPE 166Advanced Logic Design4
CPE 186Computer Hardware System Design3
CPE 187Embedded Processor System Design2
EEE 109Electronics II 14
EEE 110Advanced Analog Integrated Circuits3
EEE 111Advanced Analog Integrated Circuits Laboratory1
EEE 166Physical Electronics3
Control Systems (11 Units)
EEE 178Introduction to Machine Vision3
EEE 187Robotics4
EEE 188Digital Control System3
EEE 189Controls Laboratory1
Communication Engineering (22 Units)
EEE 122Applied Digital Signal Processing3
EEE 162Applied Wave Propagation3
EEE 163Traveling Waves Laboratory1
EEE 165Introduction To Optical Engineering3
EEE 167Electro-Optical Engineering Lab1
EEE 181Introduction to Digital Signal Processing3
EEE 182Digital Signal Processing Lab1
EEE 183Digital and Wireless Communication System Design3
EEE 186Communication Systems Laboratory1
PHYS 130Acoustics3
Power Engineering (25 Units)
EEE 131Electromechanics Laboratory1
EEE 135Renewable Electrical Energy Sources and Grid Integration3
EEE 136Smart Electric Power Grid3
EEE 141Power System Analysis I 23
EEE 142Power System Analysis II3
EEE 143Power System Laboratory 21
EEE 144Electric Power Distribution3
EEE 145Power System Relay Protection and Laboratory4
EEE 146Power Electronics Controlled Drives3
EEE 148Power Electronics Laboratory1
1

Students planning to complete EEE 193A/EEE 193B series may not use EEE 109 to meet depth/elective requirement.

2

Students planning to complete EEE 192A/EEE 192B series may not use EEE 141, EEE 142, and EEE 143 to meet depth/elective requirement.

Note:

  • Other upper division courses in Engineering and Computer Science may be selected as elective lectures with prior approval of the student's advisor.
  • Other upper division and graduate courses in Engineering and Computer Science may be selected as elective lectures with prior approval of the student's advisor. Graduate courses counted towards a BS degree may not be used for a MS degree.