Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering Roadmap

129 Total Units Required
Minimum Number of Units in Major: 95

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterUnits
CHEM 180
Chemistry for the Energy and the Environment
or General Chemistry I: Essential Concepts of Chemistry
ENGR 100 Introduction to Engineering 1
MATH 226 Calculus I 4
GE Area A: Written English Communication (A2) 1 3
GE Area C: Arts (C1) or Humanities (C2) 2 3
GE Area D: U.S. History (D2) or U.S. and California Government (D3) 3
Second Semester
ENGR 213 Introduction to C Programming for Engineers 3
MATH 227 Calculus II 4
PHYS 220
PHYS 222
General Physics with Calculus I
and General Physics with Calculus I Laboratory
GE Area A: Oral Communication (A1) 3
GE Area D: Social Sciences (D1) 3
Third Semester
ENGR 201
or Materials of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
or Engineering Mechanics
or Engineering Thermodynamics
MATH 228 Calculus III 4
PHYS 230
PHYS 232
General Physics with Calculus II
and General Physics with Calculus II Laboratory
GE Area A: Written English Communication II (A4) 3
GE Area D: U.S. History (D2) or U.S. and California Government (D3) 3
Fourth Semester
ENGR 205 Electric Circuits 3 3
ENGR 206 Circuits and Instrumentation Laboratory 1
ENGR 290 Modular Elective 1
PHYS 240
PHYS 242
General Physics with Calculus III
and General Physics with Calculus III Laboratory
MATH 245 Elementary Differential Equations and Linear Algebra 3
GE Area C: Arts (C1) 3
Fifth Semester
ENGR 300 Engineering Experimentation 3
ENGR 305
ENGR 315
Linear Systems Analysis
and Systems Analysis Lab
ENGR 353 Microelectronics 3
ENGR 356
ENGR 357
Digital Design
and Digital Design Laboratory
GE Area C: Humanities: Literature (C3) 3
Sixth Semester
ENGR 301 Microelectronics Laboratory 1
ENGR 306 Electromechanical Systems 3
ENGR 442 Operational Amplifier Systems Design 3
ENGR 451 Digital Signal Processing 4
ENGR 478 Design with Microprocessors 4
GE Area B: Life Science (B2) 3
Seventh Semester
ENGR 446
ENGR 447
Control Systems Laboratory
and Control Systems
ENGR 449 Communication Systems 3
ENGR 696 Engineering Design Project I 4 1
Major Upper Division Electives – See List – Take One 3-4
GE Area UD–D: Upper Division Social Sciences (Consider SF State Studies Course) 3
Eighth Semester
ENGR 350 Introduction to Engineering Electromagnetics 3
ENGR 697GW Engineering Design Project II-GWAR 2
Major Upper Division Electives – See List – Take Two 6-8
GE Area UD–C: Upper Division Arts and/or Humanities (Consider SF State Studies Course) 3
 Total Units129-134

ENG 114 can only be taken if you complete Directed Self-Placement (DSP) and select ENG 114; if you choose ENG 104/ENG 105 through DSP you will satisfy A2 upon successful completion of ENG 105 in the second semester; multilingual students may be advised into alternative English courses.


To avoid taking additional units, it is recommended that you meet LLD and SF State Studies requirements (AERM, GP, ES, SJ) within your GE or major.


GE Area A: Critical Thinking (A3) is satisfied upon completion of ENGR 205 and ENGR 201 or ENGR 213.


Students must complete 21 units of upper-division engineering units before registering for ENGR 696.

Major Upper Division Electives

ENGR 378Digital Systems Design3
ENGR 410Process Instrumentation and Control3
ENGR 411Instrumentation and Process Control Laboratory1
ENGR 415Mechatronics3
ENGR 416Mechatronics Lab1
ENGR 445Analog Integrated Circuit Design4
ENGR 448Electrical Power Systems3
ENGR 453Digital Integrated Circuit Design4
ENGR 455Power Electronics4
ENGR 456Computer Systems3
ENGR 458Renewable Electrical Power Systems and Smart Grid3
ENGR 476Computer Communications Networks3
ENGR 610Engineering Cost Analysis3
ENGR 699Independent Study1-3
ENGR 844Embedded Systems3
ENGR 848Digital VLSI Design3
ENGR 849Advanced Analog IC Design3
ENGR 851Advanced Microprocessor Architectures3
ENGR 852Advanced Digital Design3
ENGR 853Advanced Topics in Computer Communication and Networks3
ENGR 854Wireless Data Communication Standards3
ENGR 856Nanoscale Circuits and Systems3
ENGR 868Advanced Control Systems3
ENGR 869Robotics3