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Electrical Engineering Department

BS - Electrical Engineering

Course Requirements

General Education Requirements30
Of the 51 units required by the university, 21 units may be satisfied by specified major and support requirements. Consult major advisor for details.
American Institutions(6)
Of the 6 units required by the university, all may be satisfied within general education requirements as specified in the schedule of classes.
Physical Education2
Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement(3)
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
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
Requirement of the Major70
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 Courses16
ENGR 010. Introduction to Engineering3
ENGR 100W. Engineering ReportsZ+R3
EE 097. Introductory Electrical Engineering Laboratory1
EE 098. Introduction to Circuit Analysis3
CMPE 046. Computer Engineering I3
CHE 190. Introduction to Transport Phenomena3
ME 109. Heat Transfer in Electronics3
Required Courses39
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 Design I4
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 I1
EE 198B. Senior Design Project II3
MATE 153. Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Properties of Materials3
Additional Required Courses3
EE 132. Theory of Automatic Controls3
EE 160. Principles of Communication Systems3
Approved Upper Division Electives12
Elective courses as approved by advisor.

Total Units:132

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