May 19, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Electrical Engineering, BS


The Department of Electrical Engineering  at San José State University is a leading provider of engineering talent to Silicon Valley’s high-tech industry. Our curriculum is designed to prepare our graduates for the dynamic global society. A very highly qualified and dedicated EE faculty is the strength of the department. The state-of-the-art laboratories, sponsored by industry, provide opportunity for our students to prepare for their profession. The Electrical Engineering Bachelor of Science degree program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, https://www.abet.org, under the General Program Criteria and the Electrical, Computer, Communications, Telecommunication(s) and Similarly Named Engineering Programs Program Criteria. The department also offers a combined  Electrical Engineering BS + MS  program.

Summary of Degree Units

University Graduation Requirements 21
Major Preparation 33
Major Requirements 69
Total 123

Program Roadmaps

The 4-Year Roadmap is available online. Roadmaps should be used in consultation with the catalog and your advisor to identify additional requirements for completing the major (for example, course grade minimums).

Major-Specific Graduation Requirements

All required courses in Engineering, Mathematics, and Physics require a “C-” or better to graduate.

University Requirements


Students must satisfy all of the major and Undergraduate University Graduation Requirements , which includes unit, GPA, and residency requirements as well as the below identified General Education , American Institutions, Graduation Writing Assessment, and Physical Education requirements. Courses that meet Undergraduate University Graduation Requirements are noted with an area designation (see Course Abbreviations ).

 Exceptions for University Graduation Requirements  apply to this major.

Core Lower Division General Education (15 units)


Of the 39 units required by the university, 24 units may be satisfied by coursework outlined below. Courses that meet GE Areas A1, A2, A3, B4, or F must be passed with a “C-” or better to meet the requirement. Of the 39 units, the following 15 units are not satisfied by the major or the American Institutions courses outlined below:

 

Upper Division General Education


Of the 9 units required by the university, 9 units may be satisfied by coursework outlined below. Consult with major advisor for details.

American Institutions (6 units)


Complete one 6-unit sequence of American Institutions (US123) courses, which also satisfies GE Area D. Students may also satisfy the American Institutions Requirement  with other courses, but these may not satisfy other GE areas.

The American Studies sequence (AMS 1A /AMS 1B ; 12 units) or Humanities Honors course (HUM 2B ; 6 units) satisfies the American Institutions Requirement and additional GE Areas (see course descriptions for details).

Consult with a major advisor to select the appropriate sequence.

Physical Education


The Physical Education Requirement is waived for this major. See the Exceptions for University Graduation Requirements .

Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement


At SJSU, students must pass a Writing in the Disciplines (100W) course with a  grade of C or better (C- not accepted) to meet graduation requirements. For this major, the Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement (GWAR)  is satisfied by a course in the major.

Major Preparation (33 units)


Major Requirements (69 units)


Core Courses (13 units)


Upper Division Electrical Engineering Electives (12 units)


With preapproval by the Electrical Engineering (EE) Major Advisor, students can take one (1) 3 unit upper division course from another engineering program OR one (1) 3 unit graduate level EE elective course (except EE 210, EE 221, EE 250, EE 275) to substitute for 3 units of upper division EE elective.

Matriculated EE students should visit the EE department website (www.sjsu.edu/ee/) for department policies in course transfers, major probation and major disqualifications.

Total Units Required (123 units)