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Electrical Engineering

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Electrical Engineering - E E Undergraduate Programs

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: CECS 174; EE 200, 201, 202; either EE 210 and 210L or PHYS 152; EE 211, 211L; ENGR 101, 102; MATH 122, 123, 224; MATH 370A or equivalent; PHYS 151, 254; EE 310, 330. 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 346, 347, 350, 370, 370L, 380, 382, 386, 400D, 430, 430L, 460 or 462 or 464; CE 370 or MAE 330.

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 133 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 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


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

CECS 174; CHEM 111A; EE 200, 201, 202, 211, 211L, 310, 330; MATH 370A; MATH 122, 123, 224; PHYS 151, 152, 254. 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. BIOL 207 (GE category B1a); EE 346, 347, 350, 370, 370L, 382, 406, 406L, either 407 or 408, 430, 460; MAE 330 or CE 370; plus 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 either 407 or 408.

 

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)


The 27-unit Certificate Program in Energy Conversion and Power Systems Engineering is an undergraduate program designed to prepare electrical and mechanical engineering students to become proficient in the analysis and design of power generating systems such as direct conversion, coal burning, hydraulic, nuclear, solar, wind and various other types of power plants and systems, and industrial electric power systems design.

For certificate requirements see the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department section of this catalog.