General Engineering Major

Students entering the University of San Diego and/or declaring a major during 2016-2017, should follow information contained in the printed course catalog (also known as the "catalog of record") published on October 1, 2016. Access the catalog of record at http://catalogs.sandiego.edu.

 Requirements for the General Engineering Major: 147 semester units

All general engineering majors must satisfy the core curriculum specified by the university.  The mathematics, science, and engineering courses listed below also satisfy the core curriculum requirements in mathematics competency, scientific and technological inquiry, advanced writing, and the level 1 diversity, inclusion and social justice (DISJ) requirement.

Preparation for the Major:

Mathematics and Science Requirements (32-33 units):
MATH 150Calculus I4
MATH 151Calculus II4
MATH 250Calculus III 14
MATH 310Applied Mathematics for Science and Engineering I3
ISYE 330Engineering Probability and Statistics3
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
Add'l Math or Science 23
Engineering Core Requirements (12 units)
ENGR 101Introduction to Engineering3
ENGR 102Introduction to Electromechanical System Design3
ENGR 103User-Centered Design3
ENGR 121Engineering Programming3
or  COMP 150 Computer Programming I
1

 Students selecting the embedded software concentration may substitute a math or science class for MATH 250.  Consult an academic advisor for a list of approved alternatives.

2

 The additional Math or Science class will depend on the concentration selected.  Consult an academic advisor for more information.

The Major

Students selecting the BS/BA in Engineering fulfill the requirement for the major by completing a set of common engineering breadth courses required by all students in the major, and by either 1) completing the requirements in a concentration or 2) working with an advisor to develop a plan of study that includes classes from several disciplines to meet individual professional goals. 

Required Engineering Breadth Courses for all General Engineering Options

ELEC 201
201L
Electrical Circuits
and Electrical Circuits Lab
4
ELEC 340Digital Design4
ENGR 311Engineering Materials Science3
ISYE 380Sustainability and Engineering3
MENG 210Statics3
MENG 260Introduction to Thermal Sciences3
GENG 221Software Foundations3
GENG 350Engineering and Social Justice3
GENG 360Experimental Engineering3
GENG 491Engineering Senior Design I4
GENG 492Engineering Senior Design II3

Option 1: Embedded Software Concentration (ESW) (29 units total)

Embedded software engineering focuses on software development to control or monitor devices that are typically part of a larger system. For example, ESW graduates might develop software to control autonomous vehicles, monitor power systems, or control communication networks.

COMP 280Introduction to Computer Systems3.5
COMP 310Operating Systems3.5
COMP 385Compiler Construction3
COMP 300Principles of Digital Hardware4
COMP 375Networking3
GENG 421Embedded Systems Performance3
Approved Concentration Electives6
Math or Science Elective3

Option 2: Individual Plan of Study (IPS) (27 Units total)

Students may work with a faculty advisor to define a curriculum plan that meets their specific educational and professional goals.  In addition to the BS/BA in Engineering required classes, students must develop a plan that includes at least 27 units of coursework including at least 3 units of math/science and at least 6 units of engineering classes.

Math or Science elective3
Approved Engineering classes6
Approved IPS electives18

Recommended Program of Study: Embedded Software Concentration (147 Units)

First Year
Semester IHours
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 103
102
User-Centered Design
Introduction to Electromechanical System 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
GENG 221Software Foundations3
MENG 210Statics3
MENG 260Introduction to Thermal Sciences3
MATH 294Special Topics (Discrete Math)3
Junior Year
Semester IHours
ENGR 311Engineering Materials Science3
GENG 350Engineering and Social Justice3
ISYE 330Engineering Probability and Statistics3
COMP 280Introduction to Computer Systems3.5
CC Elective3
Semester IIHours
GENG 360Experimental Engineering3
ISYE 380Sustainability and Engineering3
COMP 310Operating Systems3.5
COMP 385Compiler Construction3
CC Elective3
Senior Year
Semester IHours
COMP 300Principles of Digital Hardware4
ELEC 340Digital Design4
GENG 491Engineering Senior Design I4
CC Elective3
Math/Science Elective3
Semester IIHours
COMP 375Networking3
GENG 421Embedded Systems Performance3
GENG 492Engineering Senior Design II3
CC Electives6
Senior Year 2
Semester IHours
CC Electives6
Free Electives11

Recommended Program of Study: Individual Plan of Study (147 Units)

First Year
Semester IHours
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 103
102
User-Centered Design
Introduction to Electromechanical System 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
GENG 221Software Foundations3
MENG 210Statics3
MENG 260Introduction to Thermal Sciences3
MATH 250Calculus III4
Junior Year
Semester IHours
ELEC 340Digital Design4
ENGR 311Engineering Materials Science3
GENG 350Engineering and Social Justice3
ISYE 330Engineering Probability and Statistics3
IPS Elective4
Semester IIHours
GENG 360Experimental Engineering3
ISYE 380Sustainability and Engineering3
IPS Electives11
Senior Year
Semester IHours
GENG 491Engineering Senior Design I4
IPS Electives7
CC Elective6
Semester IIHours
GENG 492Engineering Senior Design II3
IPS Electives7
CC Electives6
Senior Year 2
Semester IHours
CC Electives3
Free Electives10