Electrical Engineering, B.S.
Bachelor of Science Degree Requirements
Electrical Engineering Major
(See note 1)
1. Major requirements (65 units) and additional requirements (27-28 units)
Technical Area Courses (11 units)
Select from the following
ECE 106, 107, 114, 115, 132, 135, 136, 140, 146, 148, 151, 152, 153, 162, 166, 168, 171, 176, 172, 173, 174, 178
Select at least two from the following: ECE 119L, 121L, 134L, 136L, 155L
2. General Education requirements (49 units)*
Select one course from each of the G.E. areas: Area A1, A2, D1, D2. (See G.E. listings.)
The following courses are required to satisfy both G.E. and additional requirements: MATH 75 [B4], CHEM 3A [B1], PHIL 1 or 10 [C2], ECE 186B [IB], ECON 40 or 50 [D3], BIOL 10 [B2]
3. Other requirements (6 units)
Upper-division writing and Multicultural and International (MI)
4. Sufficient elective units to meet required total units (if needed) (See Degree Requirements.)
5. Total (124 units)
Note: Engineering majors are exempt from G.E. Area A3, third course Area C, Area E, and Area ID.
- Courses in mathematics, the physical sciences, or engineering taken CR/NC are not counted toward fulfillment of degree requirements in electrical engineering.
- Electrical engineering majors might consider a math minor (see faculty advisor for details).
- All electrical engineering students must consult with their academic advisor at least once each year.
- The Upper-Division Writing Skills requirements can be met by passing the university examination or completing an upper-division writing course with a letter grade of C or better no sooner than the term in which 60 units of coursework are completed. The writing course units are not counted toward the required 130 program units.
- ENGR 101 may be taken instead of MATH 81.
- The prerequisites for ECE 186A are ECE 85, 85L, 90, 90L, 102, 118, 124, 128, 128L; one lab from ECE 119L, 118L, 121L, 134L, 138L, 155L; and two courses from ECE 121, 134, 138, 155.
- Students must enroll in and complete ECE 1 during the first two semesters of attendance at Fresno State.
- The following prerequisite courses must be completed with a letter grade of C or better:
ECE 71, 72, 85, 85L, 90, 90L.
Students violating any course prerequisites may be required to take an additional course (if they earned a C) or repeat a course (if they earned a D or less.) Repeated violations of prerequisites may trigger disciplinary action.
The faculty members possess depth and breadth in their specialty areas and are active in bringing these experiences and skills to the classroom. The identifiable strengths of the academic program are the laboratory and hands-on experience for students, the proper attention given to the scientific and mathematical foundation of electrical engineering and computer engineering, and the rigor of upper-division courses coupled with design and culminating senior projects. The technical and liberal arts components of the curriculum provide the students with the opportunity for gaining self-development, technical competence, and awareness of economic and ethical responsibilities. The technical curriculum includes (l) basic engineering science, (2) core electrical and computer engineering subjects, and (3) a junior-/senior-level choice for more depth in communications and analog systems, power systems and controls, or digital systems and computers.
The department requires mandatory advising to help students make sound academic decisions.
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A Roadmap identifies the specific set of courses students must complete in their major in sequential order. Information on corequisites or prerequisites is listed along with other pertinent information to assist students in completing courses towards the major.
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The Electrical Engineering course of study broadly prepares the graduate for professional
practice or graduate studies while offering several areas of emphasis. Electrical
engineers design and develop electronic circuits, equipment and systems in the areas
of electromagnetics , communications and control , computers and digital systems,
physical electronics and optics, power systems and energy conversion, and control
By the appropriate choice of technical area courses, the student may emphasize the following areas:
- Electronics and communications
- Computers and digital systems
- Power and energy conversion and control systems
What You Can Earn
Interesting Classes You Might Take
- Digital Logic Design
- Signals and Systems
- Electricity, Magnetism and Heat
- Principles of Electric Circuits
What You Can Learn
- Electronic prototyping and tools for computer productivity
- Computer assisted engineering
- Analysis of direct-current circuits
- Verification of basic circuit laws and principles
About the College
The Lyles College of Engineering is the only publicly supported engineering college in the San Joaquin Valley. The mission of the college includes developing each student's potential to the greatest extent possible, provide a quality engineering education to all students and to serve students from groups that historically have not participated in a university education.
Contact the College
Office of the Dean
2320 E. San Ramon Avenue MS/EE94
Fresno CA 93740-8030
FAX: (559) 278-4475
Campus Mail Stop: M/S EE94
Room 124 in the Engineering East Building, on San Ramon east of Jackson Avenue.
Department Contact Information
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
2320 E. San Ramon Ave, MS EE 94
Fresno, CA 93740-8030
FAX (559) 278-6297