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Electrical Engineering

College of Engineering

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Electrical Engineering - E E Undergraduate Programs

Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (code EE__BS01) (133 units)

The objectives of the Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering Program are to prepare students to be successful and advance in their chosen careers in industry, academia, and public institutions, making significant contributions to the field of electrical engineering.

The above objectives are achieved by providing students:

  • 1. a solid foundation in basic science, mathematics, and EE practices and major design skills to maintain high employability, adaptability, and an ability to develop and apply new technology;
  • 2. effective communication skills to be able to progress in their careers;
  • 3. an awareness of ethical and societal responsibilities;
  • 4. an ability to work effectively in a team environment.

The bachelor's degree in electrical engineering is designed to prepare graduates for responsible engineering positions in design, development, research, applications, and operation in the fields of communications, control systems, digital signal processing systems, electromagnetics, digital and analog electronic circuits, physical electronics, computer-aided design and power systems. The curriculum is built around a strong basic core of mathematics, physics and engineering science. This is followed by intermediate courses in electrical engineering topics and finally a senior elective sequence including a senior design seminar and terminating in a capstone design course.

By choice of senior elective sequence comprehensive coverage is provided in any one of the above fields.
Laboratory facilities are available in the engineering buildings allowing for basic as well as more advanced laboratory instruction in electronics, digital signal processing, control systems, microelectronics, communications, power, and digital systems.

Requirements

Core:

  • Take all the following courses:
    • CECS 100 Critical Thinking in the Digital Information Age (or equivalent) (3)
    • EE 200 Trends in Electrical Engineering (1)
    • EE 201 Digital Logic Design (4)
    • EE 202 Computer Methods in Engineering (3)
    • EE 211 Electric and Electronic Circuits I (3)
    • EE 211L Electric Circuits Laboratory (1)
    • ENGR 101 Intro to the Engineering Profession (1)
    • ENGR 102 Academic Success Skills (1)
    • MATH 122 Calculus I (4)
    • MATH 123 Calculus II (4)
    • MATH 224 Calculus III (4)
    • PHYS 151 Mechanics and Heat (4)
    • PHYS 254 Applied Modern Physics (3)
    • EE 301 Digital System Design (3)
    • EE 301L Digital System Design Laboratory (1)
    • EE 310 Signals and Systems (3)
    • EE 330 Analog Electronic Circuits I (4)
    • EE 346 Microprocessor Principles and Applications (3)
    • EE 350 Energy Conversion Principles (3)
    • EE 370 Control Systems (3)
    • EE 370L Control Systems Laboratory (1)
    • EE 380 Probability, Statistics & Stochastic Modeling (3)
    • EE 382 Communications Systems I (3)
    • EE 386 Digital Signal Processing (3)
  • Take one of the following choices:
    • PHYS 152 Electricity and Magnetism (4)
  • or both of the following:
    • EE 210 Electro-Magnetic Foundations in EE (3)
    • EE 210L Electro-Magnetic Foundations in EE Lab (1)
    • MATH 370A Applied Mathematics I (or equivalent) (3)
  • Select one course from the following:
    • MAE 330 Engineering Thermodynamics I (3)
    • CE 370 Analytical Mechanics (3)

Each of the foregoing courses must be completed with a grade of "C" or better as well as all courses that are prerequisite or corequisite to courses required for the major including ENGL 100 or equivalent.

Other required courses are

  • EE 400D, 430, 430L; EE 460 or 462 or 464.

Each BSEE student must propose course work consisting of a capstone design course supported by at least two related courses, which form an area of in-depth study as approved by the EE Undergraduate Advisor. Possible areas of study include but are not limited to power, digital signal processing, controls, communications and electronics. A list showing the required supporting courses and capstone design course for each area of study is available from the EE Undergraduate Advisor. Combinations of the above areas of study or another area of study may be proposed to the EE Undergraduate Advisor. Additional elective courses must be chosen from EE 400 level courses to total at least 15 units. The entire program must total at least 131 units.

A grade of “C” or better is required for the capstone senior design course in the area of specialization.

Concurrent and/or Summer Enrollment in Another College

Students who wish to take coursework in a community college or another college to meet curricular requirements while enrolled as an undergraduate in the Department of Electrical Engineering must petition the EE Undergraduate Advisor for prior approval to enroll in specific courses. This policy is for either concurrent enrollment or summer enrollment. Prior approval for transfer credit for upper division major courses may generally be approved for no more than six semester units, subject to approval by the EE Undergraduate Advisor and the EE Department Chair who may require sufficient information to determine if each requested course is deemed equivalent to an EE course at CSULB. Exceptions require approval by vote of the Undergraduate Curriculum Committee.

Bachelor of Science in Engineering

**The listing below for EE_BS02 has been altered from the print version of the CSULB Catalog. BIOL 207 was listed under both Lower Division and Upper Division requirements. Certain upper division courses were improperly listed as lower division. These typos has been corrected. (08/10/10) **

Option in Biomedical and Clinical Engineering (code EE__BS02) (135 units)

The Department of Electrical Engineering administers an option in Biomedical and Clinical Engineering that allows the student to acquire substantive competence in biomedical engineering and biology. The program builds upon a strong base of biology, mathematics, physics, chemistry, and engineering science to develop a clinically oriented biomedical engineer to serve medical and industrial needs. It includes a core of standard electrical engineering courses as well as courses and laboratories in biomedical engineering, anatomy, physiology and biology. Elective units are available in the senior year to explore individual areas of interest.

Students planning to attend medical, dental or other health professional or graduate schools in Biomedical Engineering may select courses in Chemistry and/or Biology with the approval of the Biomedical Engineering advisor.

Laboratory facilities in the field of biomedical engineering are available in the engineering buildings; and laboratory facilities for anatomy and physiology are available on campus. Computer systems are available to simulate biological systems and to collect, process and display physiological data.

Requirements

Lower Division

  • Take all of the following courses:
    • BIOL 207 Human Physiology (4)
    • CECS 174 Programming and Problem Solving I (3)
    • CHEM 111A General Chemistry (5)
    • EE 200 Trends in Electrical Engineering (1)
    • EE 201 Digital Logic Design (4)
    • EE 202 Computer Methods in Engineering (3)
    • EE 211 Electric and Electronic Circuits I (3)
    • EE 211L Electric Circuits Laboratory (1)
    • MATH 122 Calculus I (4)
    • MATH 123 Calculus II (4)
    • MATH 224 Calculus III (4)
    • PHYS 151 Mechanics and Heat (4)
    • PHYS 152 Electricity and Magnetism (4)
    • PHYS 254 Applied Modern Physics (3)

Each of the foregoing courses must be completed with a grade of “C” or better as well as all courses that are prerequisite or corequisite to courses required for the major including ENGL 100 or equivalent. The interdisciplinary courses as well as the Communications Studies (COMM) courses required for General Education must be taken for a letter grade.

Upper Division:

  • Take all of the following courses (any course which is prerequisite or corequisite to the required courses listed below must be completed with a “C” or better):
    • EE 310 Signals and Systems (3)
    • EE 330 Analog Electronic Circuits I (2)
    • EE 346 Microprocessor Applications I (3)
    • EE 444 Microprocessor Based System Design (3)
    • EE 350 Energy Conversion Principles (3)
    • EE 370 Control Systems I (3)
    • EE 370L Control Systems I Laboratory (1)
    • EE 382 Communication Systems I (3)
    • EE 406 Medical Instrumentation and Measurements (3)
    • EE 406L Biomedical Engineering Laboratory (1)
    • EE 407 Applications of Computers in Medicine (3)
    • EE 430 Analog Electronic Circuits II (3)
    • EE 460 Electromagnetic Fields (3)
    • MATH 370A Applied Mathematics I (3)
  • Select one course from the following:
    • MAE 330 Engineering Thermodynamics I (3)
    • CE 370 Analytical Mechanics (3)
  • Take additional approved biomedical electives, including an approved senior design course to at least 135 units.

A grade of “C” or better is also required for EE 406, 406L, and 407.

Bachelor of Science in Electronics Engineering Technology

For requirements and courses, see description in the Engineering Technology Programs section of this catalog.

Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering Technology

For requirements and courses, see description in the Engineering Technology Programs section of this catalog.

Certificate in Energy Conversion and Power Systems Engineering (code MAE_CT04)

For requirements, seedescription in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department section of this catalog.