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2021-2022 University Catalog 
2021-2022 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Electrical Engineering, B.S.

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(120 UNITS)

The Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, abet.org. The program provides students with the knowledge of basic and advanced topics in the areas of design and analysis of VLSI and electronic circuits, and computer engineering, including designing and analyzing computer architecture and microprocessors, communication systems, signal processing and control systems. It develops a student’s ability to apply design and analysis knowledge to the practice of electrical engineering in an effective and professional manner. This knowledge can be applied to various engineering practices in aerospace, computer, electrical, electronics and other applied fields.

In addition to the requirements for the major, students must meet all other university requirements for a bachelor’s degree. Please consult the Graduation Requirements for the Bachelor’s Degree  section in this catalog for complete information.

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.

Degree Requirements

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 a “C-” (1.7) or better to count as credit towards the degree. Graduate courses are not open to undergraduate students without approval of the program coordinator.

General Education

All students at Cal State Fullerton are expected to complete prescribed units of General Education that are made up of courses outside of their chosen disciplines. Students seeking a degree in Engineering have been provided exceptions from some of the General Education requirements. For this reason, it is important that students take the approved G.E. courses for Engineering majors that are found in their Titan Degree Audit (TDA). Additionally, they should confirm the G.E. courses that are required within their specific programs with their respective advisers.

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  and EGEE 485  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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