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  Nov 20, 2017
2015-2016 University Catalog [ARCHIVED 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:

The Electrical Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,

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

Required Core Courses for Major: 77 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: 20 units

ECE Upper Division Electives         (20)

12 of the 20 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 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.

An alternate pattern for partial fulfillment of Areas A, C, and D available for students in this major is the Interdisciplinary General Education (IGE) program.  Please see the description of IGE in the catalog.

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
  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)

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