Graduation Requirements

Requirements for BSEE Degree

30 units
General Education
Total University requirements are 51 units. Of the 51 units, up to 21 units may be satisfied by exemptions or courses taken in support of the major. See your EE Undergraduate Coordinator for details.
2 units Physical Education
30 units
Preparation for the Major
(Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry)
Math30, 31, 32, 133A; Physics70, 71, 72(or Physics50, 51, 52, 53); Chem 1A
19 units
Engineering Common Area
Engr 10, 100W**; EE97, EE98, CompE46, ChemE109/ME109,MatE153* 
 
42 units
Requirements for the Major
EE101, EE102, 110*, 112, 118*120*122*, 124, 128*, 132 or 160, 140, 142, 198A*198B*
 
12 units
Approved Upper Division Technical Electives

 

Total of 135 Units Required for BSEE Degree

Notes
*On critical path to graduation 
**Also meets the General Education Upper Division Writing Requirement. Course may not be waived based on WST scores.

Sample 4 Year BSEE Program

Freshman Year

First Semester/ 18 Total Units

Math30 - Calculus I

3 units

Chem1A- Engr. Chemistry

5 units

Engr10- Introduction to Engineering

3 units

Kinesiology

1 unit

English1A and Oral Communication 
        or 
Humanities 1A

3 & 3 units

6 units

Second Semester/ 17 Total Units

Math31- Calculus II

4units

*Phys70 – Mechanics

3 units

CompE46

3 units

Kinesiology

1 unit

English1B* and Human Understanding and Development      
        or 
Humanities 1B*

3 & 3 units

6 units

* Every undergraduate and graduate student are required to complete the WST (Writing Skills Test) prior to graduation unless satisfaction has been achieved through other approved provisions.

Sophomore Year

First Semester/ 13 Total Units

Math32 - Calculus III

3 units

*Phys71- Elect. & Mag.

4 units

American Studies 1A      
        or 
Humanities 2A

6 units

6 units

Second Semester/ 17 Total Units

EE97- Intro to EE Lab

1 unit

EE98- Intro to Ckt Analysis

3 units

Math133A- Diff Equations

3 units

*Phys72 - Atomic Physics

4 units

American Studies 1B
or 
Humanities 2B

6 units

6 units

Junior Year

First Semester/ 17 Total Units

EE101- Circuit Concepts

1 unit

EE110- Network Analysis *

3 units

EE118- Digital Design I *

4 units

MatE153- Electronic Materials *

3 units

ENGR100W- Technical Writing

3 units

EE112- Linear Systems

3 units

Second Semester/ 17 Total Units

EE120- Digital Design II *

4 units

EE122- Electronic Design I *

4 units

EE128- Physical Electronics *

3 units

EE140- Principle. of Electrical Fields

3 units

EE102- Prob.&Stat. Sig.

3 units

Senior Year

First Semester/ 17 Total Units

EE198A- Senior Design Project I *

1 unit

EE142- Fields and Waves

3 units

EE124-Electronic Design II

4 units

EE132 or EE160

3 units

G.E. - SJSU Studies

3 units

Technical Elective

3 units

Second Semester/ 18 Total Units

EE198B- Senior Design Proj. II *

3 units 

G.E. - SJSU Studies

3 units 

3 Technical Electives 

9 units 

ME/ChE109- Heat Transfer 

3 units 

Notes:

  1. Courses listed in red * are on the critical path to graduation.
  2. There are two Physics sequences. You can take either Physics 70, 71, 72 or Physics 50, 51, 52 and 53. You must take the Physics Placement Exam in order to take the 70’s sequence.

The areas listed are broad and do not include many other TE area possibilities. Check with your advisor to form a TE package that will give you the skill-set required to start your specific EE career objective.