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2016-2017 University Catalog 
2016-2017 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Electrical Engineering, B.S.

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(120 UNITS)

The requirements for the B.S. in Electrical Engineering comprise three major segments: foundation courses in mathematics and the physical sciences; general education courses in the arts, humanities and other related areas; and a sequence of courses to fulfill the requirements of the Electrical Engineering degree.

Students are required to meet with their academic adviser every semester during the first year and at least once a year thereafter. Students are strongly encouraged to see their academic advisers frequently. All courses taken in fulfillment of the requirements for the bachelor’s degree must be taken for a letter grade. All mathematics and physical science courses required for the degree must be completed with at least a “C-” (1.7) to count as credit towards the degree. Graduate courses are not open to undergraduate students without approval of the program coordinator.

2 + 2 Articulated Program with Community Colleges

The department has developed 2+2 articulation agreements with community colleges to provide students seamless transfer to the CSUF Electrical Engineering Program. This allows full-time students, taking the courses specified by the Electrical Engineering Department each semester, to graduate in two years following transfer to CSUF.

High School Preparation

Entering freshman preparation should include two years of algebra, geometry, trigonometry and one year of physics or chemistry. Students deficient in mathematics must take special preparatory courses, e.g., MATH 125 , which will not carry credit for the major. (See Mathematics Section for Entry Level Mathematics test and Math-Science Qualifying Examination requirements.)

Transfer Students

Transfer students shall complete a minimum of 30 units in residence, at least 15 of which are in upper-division engineering courses. Work taken at another college or university with a “D” (1.0) may not be substituted for upper-division courses.

General Education Courses

Area A: Core Competencies (6 units)

A.2. Written Communications (3 units)

A.3. Critical Thinking

  • Not applicable for engineering majors

Area B: Scientific Inquiry and Quantitative Reasoning (11 units)

B.2. Life Science

  • Not applicable for engineering majors

B.3. Laboratory Experience (1 unit)

B.4. Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning (4 units)

B.5. Implications and Explorations in Mathematics and Natural Sciences

  • Not applicable for engineering majors

Area C: Arts and Humanities (12 units)

C.2. Introduction to the Humanities (3 units)

  • Any lower division course in this category listed in the current class schedule

C.3. Explorations in the Arts and Humanities (3 units)

  • Any upper-division course in this category listed in the current class schedule

Area D: Social Sciences (9 Units)

Area E: Lifelong Learning and Self Development

  • Not applicable for engineering majors

Area Z: Cultural (3 units)

  • At least one asterisk (*) course in Section C.3

Upper-Division Writing Requirement

All of the following courses are required to fulfill the upper-division English writing requirement:

Additional Information

Written work for these courses must meet professional standards. All these courses must be passed with at least a “C” (2.0).


EGEE 203 , EGEE 303 , EGEE 303L , EGEE 310L , EGEE 313L , EGEE 485  and EGEE 407L  must be passed with a “C” (2.0) or better.

Technical Electives in Electrical Engineering (15 units)

Before enrolling in any elective course, approval of the adviser must be obtained. At least three units of design content must be included. EGEE 497  and EGEE 499  are elective courses; students must complete a study application form and submit it for approval to the supervising faculty member and the department chair prior to the semester in which the coursework is to begin.

Total (120 units)

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