Department Profile

The University

San José State University, founded in 1857, is California's oldest institution of public higher education. It is located within walking distance of downtown San José and the new San Jose City Hall. It is the home of the newly completed Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Library, the largest public library in the western United States. The University's enrollment stands at nearly 30,000 students.

The College of Engineering

Frequently referred to as "The Engine That Drives Silicon Valley,"SJSU's College of Engineering has provided more engineers to its high-tech community than any other university in the USA. The college has 5,200 students, 1,500 graduates and 3,700 undergraduates. The seven departments offer eleven different degree programs at the BS and MS levels.

The EE Department

Instructor and Students

The EE Department has established a firm goal to provide a high quality Electrical Engineering education to its students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The Department offers classroom instruction by the best qualifi ed EE faculty, handson experience in industry-sponsored state-of-theart laboratories, and opportunities for industry internships. The Department has over 600 undergraduate and 400 graduate students.

The program supports students to acquire professional experience while taking classes. A number of students work as faculty assistants and teaching associates in the department. In conjunction with their classes, many students work as EE interns in the Silicon Valley fi rms. Our graduates enjoy excellent career opportunities in a broad spectrum of theoretical and practical areas such as wireless communications, mixed signals, design of chips and internet technologies.


EE Department's Mission

The department's mission is to provide an empowering educational opportunity to students for their technical, professional and social development in a competitive and dynamic global society.

Undergraduate Program

The Department's educational philosophy emphasizes a hands-on practical education, based on sound understanding of Electrical Engineering fundamentals. Laboratory experience and projects are an integral part of the program. The program prepares the student to work as an engineer in industry or to pursue higher education.

Graduate Program

The EE graduate program offers specialization in Digital Design, Signal Processing and Communication, Networking, VLSI, and Analog and Mixed Signal ICs. Thesis, project, or courses-only options are available to complete the degree. Industry internships are a strong component of the graduate program. Graduates of the program work in industry or continue with a doctoral program.

EE Faculty

Our highly qualified EE faculty members are supported by 20 adjuncts from local industry, and 15 Teaching Associates. Regular faculty members are active in research and publications, including authoring of textbooks adopted by many universities and colleges around the world.

Department Laboratories

Lab equipment

State-of-the-art industry sponsored labs for education and research is the distinguishing strength of the EE department.

These labs are:

  • IC Design Lab (Cadence)
  • Process Integration Lab (Synopsys)
  • RF Integrated Circuits Lab (Atmel)
  • Analog Mixed Signal Test Lab (Agilent)
  • Interfacing/ Embedded Systems Lab
  • Digital Design Lab (Xilinx)
  • Digital Design (HDL) Lab
  • Networking Lab (Cisco)
  • Microprocessor Systems Lab
  • Digital Signal Processing Lab (Intel)
  • Communication Systems Lab
  • Circuits Lab
  • Electronics Lab
  • Senior Project Lab
  • Master Project Lab
  • General EE Lab