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  Nov 20, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 University Catalog

Electrical Engineering, B.S.: 194 units


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Offered by: College of Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering Department

The educational objective of the Electrical Engineering Program is to graduate Electrical Engineering students who:

  1. Are successfully practicing in the Electrical Engineering profession with solid theoretical and hands-on knowledge of Circuits, Electronics, Computer Software, Hardware, Control Systems, Communications, and Electrical Power.
  2. Contribute to society through their undergraduate preparation, whether they work in the engineering profession or they decide to pursue an alternate career.
  3. Pursue personal success by way of ethical and responsible behavior.
  4. Understand the challenges of a dynamically and globalized changing world and are willing to adapt their skills through continuous learning and self improvement.
  5. Master effective communication skills to obtain success either working individually or within a team environment.

Students are afforded the opportunity to specialize at the junior and senior level by choosing from a number of courses in the following areas: Power, Electronics including Analog and Digital Devices, Controls and Instrumentation including Robotics and Biomedical, Communications & Signal Processing including Analog and Digital, Digital Systems and Illumination Engineering. 

Learning Outcomes:
http://www.cpp.edu/~ece/program/electric.html

The Electrical Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, 9-407
(909) 869-2511

Required Core Courses for Major: 78 units


Required of all students. A 2.0 cumulative GPA is required in core courses in order to receive a degree in the major.

Elective Core Courses: 19 units


ECE Upper Division Electives         (19)

12 of the 19 units must be 400 level courses.  If a course has an associated lab, both must be taken.

General Education Requirements: 68 units


Students should consult the Academic Programs website https://www.cpp.edu/~academic-programs/general-education-course-listings.shtml for current information regarding this requirement. Unless specific courses are stated under Support Courses, please refer to the list of approved courses under General Education Requirements, Areas A through E.

  Course Term Taken Grade
Area A. Communication and Critical Thinking (12 units)
1. Oral Communication      
2. Written Communication      
3. Critical Thinking      
Area B. Mathematics and Natural Sciences (16 units)
1. Physical Science      
2. Biological Science      
3. Laboratory Activity      
4. Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning      
5. Science and Technology Synthesis      
Area C. Humanities (16 units)
1. Visual and Performing Arts      
2. Philosophy and Civilization      
3. Literature and Foreign Languages      
4. Humanities Synthesis      
Area D. Social Sciences (20 units)
1. U.S. History, Constitution, and American Ideals
    a. United States History
    b. Introduction to American Government
     
2. History, Economics, and Political Science      
3. Sociology, Anthropology, Ethnic and Gender Studies      
4. Social Science Synthesis      
Area E. Lifelong Understanding and Self-development (4 units)      

For an alternative and interdisciplinary way to complete some of their GE requirements, students may choose the Interdisciplinary General Education program, see below. 

Interdisciplinary General Education: 32 units


An alternate pattern for partial fulfillment of GE Areas A, C, D, and E available for students is the Interdisciplinary General Education (IGE) program.  Students should see an advisor for specific GE coursework required by their major.  Students must be exempt from or score at least 147 on the EPT to qualify for IGE.  Please refer to the University Catalog General Education Program section for additional information.

How IGE fulfills General Education Requirements:

Year Completion of IGE Courses Satisfies GE Requirements
Freshman IGE 120 , IGE 121 , IGE 122   A2 as well as any 2 courses from C1-C3
Sophomore IGE 220 , IGE 221 , IGE 222   D1 (8 units) and D3
Junior IGE 223 , IGE 224   D2 and Area E

American Institutions: 8 units


Courses that satisfy this requirement may also satisfy GE Area D1.

American Cultural Perspectives Requirement: 4 units


Refer to the University Catalog General Education Program section for a list of courses that satisfy this requirement.  Course may also satisfy major, minor, GE, or unrestricted elective requirements.

Graduation Writing Test


All persons who receive undergraduate degrees from Cal Poly Pomona must pass the Graduation Writing Test (GWT).  The test must be taken by the quarter following completion of 120 units for undergraduates.

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