Electrical Engineering Department

BS - Electrical Engineering

This degree program meets certain University Requirements through approved major modifications. Please see the Major Exceptions area in the Policy and Procedures section of this catalog to identify the specific adjustment/s for this degree program or contact your major advisor for more details.

Course Requirements

University Graduation Requirements21
Core Lower Division General Education9
Of the 39 units required by the university, 30 units may be satisfied by coursework outlined below. Courses that meet GE Areas A1, A2, A3 or B4 must be passed with a "C" or better to meet the requirement. Consult with major advisor for details.
Upper Division General Education0
Of the 9 units required by the university, 9 units may be satisfied by coursework outlined below. Consult with major advisor for details.
American Institutions12
Coursework shown below for the 6 units required by the university are double counted within GE. Consult with major advisor for details.
AMS 001A. American CivilizationM46
AMS 001B. American CivilizationM56
Physical Education0
Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement0
At SJSU, students must pass both the SJSU Writing Skills Test (WST) and a 100W course. For additional information on the WST, please see Exceptions to the GWAR may be found at
A grade of C or better (C- not accepted) is required to meet graduation requirement.
Preparation for the Major30
MATH 030. Calculus IB43
MATH 031. Calculus IIB44
MATH 032. Calculus IIIB43
MATH 133A. Ordinary Differential Equations3
PHYS 050. General Physics/MechanicsB1+B34
PHYS 051. General Physics/Electricity and MagnetismB1+B34
PHYS 052. General Physics/Waves, Light, HeatB1+B34
CHEM 001A. General ChemistryB1+B35
Requirements of the Major69
Students must complete the following courses with a "C" or better to graduate: EE 097, EE 098, EE 110, EE 112, EE 118, EE 122, EE 128, EE 198A, ENGR 100W, MATE 153. All other required courses in Engineering, Mathematics, and Physics require a "C-" or better to graduate
Core Courses13
EE 030. Introduction to Programming Micro-Controllers for Electrical Engineering3
EE 097. Introductory Electrical Engineering Laboratory1
EE 098. Introduction to Circuit Analysis3
ENGR 010. Introduction to EngineeringE3
ENGR 100W. Engineering ReportsZ+R3
Required Courses41
EE 101. Circuits Concepts and Problem Solving1
EE 102. Probability and Statistics in Electrical Engineering3
EE 110. Circuits and Systems3
EE 112. Introduction to Signal Processing3
EE 118. Digital Logic Circuit Design4
EE 120. Microprocessor Based System Design4
EE 122. Electronic Design I4
EE 124. Electronic Design II4
EE 128. Physical Electronics3
EE 140. Principles of Electromagnetic Fields3
EE 198A. Senior Design Project IS1
EE 198B. Senior Design Project IIV3
ENGR 195A. Global and Social Issues in EngineeringS1
ENGR 195B. Global and Social Issues in EngineeringV1
Must take EE 198A/B and ENGR 195 A/B to meet GE Area requirements
MATE 153. Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Properties of Materials3
Additional Required Courses3
Complete one course from:
EE 132. Theory of Automatic Controls3
EE 134. Power Systems3
EE 160. Principles of Communication Systems3
Approved Upper Division Electives12
Elective courses as approved by advisor.

Total Units:120

* A semester-by-semester schedule for meeting these requirements is available in the department office, and on the department website at