Electrical Engineering Major

Electrical Engineering Major

Students entering the University of San Diego and/or declaring a major during 2012-2014, should follow information contained in the printed course catalog (also known as the "catalog of record") published on October 1, 2014. Access the catalog of record at http://catalogs.sandiego.edu.

Requirements for the EE Major: 147 semester units

The mathematics, science, and engineering courses listed below also satisfy the core curriculum requirements in mathematics competency, natural sciences, and upper division writing.

Mathematics and Basic Science requirements (36 semester units):

Mathematics
MATH 150Calculus I4
MATH 151Calculus II4
MATH 250Calculus III4
MATH 310Applied Mathematics for Science and Engineering I3
MATH 311Applied Mathematics for Science and Engineering II3
ISYE 330Engineering Probability and Statistics3
MATH 315 Applied Probability and Statistics
Physics
PHYS 270 & PHYS 270LIntroduction to Mechanics
   and Mechanics Lab
4
PHYS 271 & PHYS 271LIntroduction to Electricity and Magnetism
   and Introduction to Electricity and Magnetism Lab
4
Chemistry
CHEM 151 & CHEM 151LGeneral Chemistry I
   and General Chemistry I Laboratory
4
Life Science
Elective3

Engineering Core Requirements (22 units):

These courses include units in engineering science and design and other subject requirements in support of engineering breadth:

ELEC 201Electrical Circuits4
ENGR 101Introduction to Engineering3
ENGR 102Introduction to Engineering Design3
ENGR 121Engineering Programming3
COMP 150 Computer Programming I
ENGR 311Engineering Materials Science3
MENG 210Statics3
PHYS 272Introduction to Modern Physics3
MENG 260 Introduction to Thermal Sciences

Engineering Professional Practice Requirements (9 units):

In support of the professional practice of engineering, there are requirements for knowledge of economics, communications, and engineering ethics. Some of these requirements can be chosen in such a way as to also fulfill university core requirements:

ISYE 220Engineering Economics3
ECON 101 Principles of Microeconomics
PHIL 342Engineering Ethics3
COMM 203Public Speaking 13
1

ROTC students may substitute NAVS 201, MILS 301, or SDSU AS 300A for COMM 203 in the engineering program. These classes will not satisfy university core requirements 

Electrical/Electronics Engineering Requirements (47 units):

These courses include units in electrical engineering science and design. These classes are required by the major:

ELEC 301Electronics I4
ELEC 302Electronics II4
ELEC 310Embedded Systems Design4
ELEC 320Principles of Electrical Power3
ELEC 340Digital Design4
ELEC 350Signals and Systems3
ELEC 430Applied Electromagnetics3
ELEC 460Control Systems Engineering4
ELEC 470Communication Principles and Circuits4
ELEC 491WElectrical Engineering Design and Practice I4
ELEC 492Electrical Engineering Design and Practice II3
Approved Electives
Six units from the following approved electives (including at least two 3 or 4 unit courses):6
ELEC 410Microcomputer-Based Systems Design
ELEC 432Radio Frequency and Microwave Engineering
ELEC 450Digital Signal Processing and Applications
ELEC 456Biomedical Instrumentation
ELEC 472Wireless and Digital Communications
ELEC 480Optoelectronic Materials and Devices
ELEC 494Special Topics in Electrical Engineering
COMP 340Numerical Analysis
COMP 375Networking
COMP 380Neural Networks

New elective offerings are often made available; a complete list of approved electives can be obtained from the chair of electrical engineering.

Core Curriculum Requirements (30 or more additional units):

All electrical engineering majors must satisfy the core curriculum specified by the university.

Required Program of Study, Engineering Lower Division

Freshman Year
Semester IHours
MATH 150Calculus I4
CHEM 151 & CHEM 151LGeneral Chemistry I4
ENGR 101Introduction to Engineering3
CC electives6
Semester II
ENGR 102Introduction to Engineering Design3
ENGR 1211Engineering Programming (or CC)3
MATH 151Calculus II4
PHYS 270 & PHYS 270LIntroduction to Mechanics4
CC elective3
Sophomore Year
Semester I
ENGR 1211Engineering Programming (or CC)3
MATH 250Calculus III4
MENG 210 2602Statics
Introduction to Thermal Sciences
3
PHYS 271 & PHYS 271LIntroduction to Electricity and Magnetism4
CC elective3
Semester II
COMM 2033Public Speaking3
ISYE 330Engineering Probability and Statistics3
ELEC 201Electrical Circuits4
MATH 310Applied Mathematics for Science and Engineering I3
MENG 210 2602Statics
Introduction to Thermal Sciences
3
1

Engineering students may substitute COMP 150 for ENGR 121

2

Electrical engineering and industrial engineering students may take PHYS 272 instead of MENG 260; and PHYS 272 is recommended for electrical engineering students.

3

ROTC students may make approved substitutions for COMM 203, but must still complete all university core requirements.

Required Program of Study, Electrical Engineering Upper Division

Junior Year
Semester IHours
ELEC 301Electronics I4
ELEC 340Digital Design4
ENGR 311Engineering Materials Science3
MATH 311Applied Mathematics for Science and Engineering II3
CC elective3
Semester II
ELEC 302Electronics II4
ELEC 310Embedded Systems Design4
ELEC 350Signals and Systems3
ECON 101 ISYE 220Principles of Microeconomics
Engineering Economics
3
CC elective3
Senior Year
Semester I
ELEC 320Principles of Electrical Power3
ELEC 430Applied Electromagnetics3
ELEC 470Communication Principles and Circuits4
ELEC 491WElectrical Engineering Design and Practice I4
Semester II
ELEC 460Control Systems Engineering4
ELEC 492Electrical Engineering Design and Practice II3
ELEC elective3
PHIL 342Engineering Ethics3
CC elective3
Senior Year 2
Semester I
ELEC elective3
CC electives12