Oct 04, 2023
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
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.
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.
African American Studies (6 units)
Asian American Studies (6 units)
Chicana and Chicano Studies (6 units)
U.S. History and Government (6 units)
Complete One US1: US History Course
Complete One US23: US Constitution and California Government Course
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)
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)