Electrical Engineering Major

Students entering the University of San Diego and/or declaring a major during 2018-2019, should follow information contained in the printed course catalog (also known as the "catalog of record") published on May 1, 2018. Access the catalog of record at http://catalogs.sandiego.edu.

The Electrical Engineering Major

Preparation for Major 

The mathematics, science, and engineering courses listed below also satisfy the core curriculum requirements in mathematics competency, natural sciences, and upper division writing. In support of the professional practice of engineering, there are requirements for knowledge of communication and engineering ethics.  These courses also fulfill university core requirements. In addition, economics (ECON 101 or 102) is recommended.

Mathematics and Science Requirements
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
or  MATH 315 Applied Probability and Statistics
PHYS 270
270L
Introduction to Mechanics
and Mechanics Lab
4
PHYS 271
271L
Introduction to Electricity and Magnetism
and Introduction to Electricity and Magnetism Lab
4
CHEM 151
151L
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry I Laboratory
4
Life Science Elective3
Total Mathematics and Science Units36
Engineering Core Requirements
ENGR 101Introduction to Engineering3
ENGR 102Introduction to Electromechanical System Design3
ENGR 103User-Centered Design3
ENGR 121Engineering Programming3
or  COMP 150 Computer Programming I
MENG 210Statics3
MENG 260Introduction to Thermal Sciences3
or  PHYS 272 Introduction to Modern Physics
Total Engineering Core Units18
Engineering Professional Practice Requirements
COMM 203Public Speaking 13
PHIL 342Engineering Ethics3
Total Professional Practice Requirements6

Electrical Engineering Requirements

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

ELEC 201Electrical Circuits4
ELEC 201LElectrical Circuits Lab0
ELEC 301Electronics I4
ELEC 302Electronics II4
ELEC 310Embedded Systems Design4
ELEC 311Semiconductor Electronic Devices3
ELEC 320Principles of Electrical Power3
ELEC 340Digital Design4
ELEC 350Signals and Systems3
ELEC 430Applied Electromagnetics4
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
Advanced Electronic Circuit Design
Microcomputer-Based Systems Design
Radio Frequency and Microwave Engineering
Digital Signal Processing and Applications
Biomedical Instrumentation
Forensic Engineering
Wireless and Digital Communications
Optoelectronic Materials and Devices
Special Topics in Electrical Engineering
Numerical Analysis
Networking
Neural Networks
Total Units54

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 (33 or more additional units):

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

Required Program of Study: Electrical Engineering 

First Year
Semester IUnits
ENGR 101Introduction to Engineering3
MATH 150Calculus I4
CHEM 151
151L
General Chemistry I4
Or 
or ENGR 121
COMP 150
Engineering Programming
Computer Programming I
3
CC Electives6
Semester IIHours
or ENGR 102
103
Introduction to Electromechanical System Design
User-Centered Design
3
MATH 151Calculus II4
or ENGR 121
COMP 150
Engineering Programming
Computer Programming I
3
Or 
CHEM 151
151L
General Chemistry I4
PHYS 270
270L
Introduction to Mechanics4
CC Elective3
Sophomore Year
Semester IHours
or ENGR 102
103
Introduction to Electromechanical System Design
User-Centered Design
3
MATH 310Applied Mathematics for Science and Engineering I3
PHYS 271
271L
Introduction to Electricity and Magnetism4
CC Electives6
Semester IIHours
ELEC 201Electrical Circuits4
MATH 250Calculus III4
ISYE 330Engineering Probability and Statistics3
MENG 210Statics3
or PHYS 272
MENG 260
Introduction to Modern Physics
Introduction to Thermal Sciences
3
Junior Year
Semester IHours
ELEC 301Electronics I4
ELEC 340Digital Design4
ELEC 311Semiconductor Electronic Devices3
MATH 311Applied Mathematics for Science and Engineering II3
CC elective3
Semester IIHours
ELEC 302Electronics II4
ELEC 310Embedded Systems Design4
ELEC 350Signals and Systems3
CC elective6
Senior Year
Semester IHours
ELEC 320Principles of Electrical Power3
ELEC 430Applied Electromagnetics4
ELEC 470Communication Principles and Circuits4
ELEC 491WElectrical Engineering Design and Practice I4
Semester IIHours
ELEC 460Control Systems Engineering4
ELEC 492Electrical Engineering Design and Practice II3
ELEC elective3
CC elective6
Senior Year 2
Semester IHours
ELEC elective3
CC electives12