Minor in Electrical Engineering

The purpose of the Minor in Electrical Engineering is to give students in other fields of study a good basic background in electrical engineering. The 16-unit core provides an introduction to four basic areas of modern electrical engineering – basic electrical circuit theory, electronics, linear signals and systems, and digital logic and computer architecture. Elective courses provide opportunities for additional breadth or depth in a particular area. Students interested in the Electrical Engineering minor must meet with the program coordinator and complete the Electrical Engineering Minor Program Approval Form. Revision of the form requires the approval of the program coordinator.

All coursework used to satisfy the requirements of the minor must be completed with a minimum grade point average of 2.0.

Electrical Engineering Minor — 22 units

Prerequisite Requirements (23 units)

The minor is intended for students who have satisfied the following prerequisite requirements:

MATH 226Calculus I4
MATH 227Calculus II4
MATH 228Calculus III4
MATH 245Elementary Differential Equations and Linear Algebra3
PHYS 220
PHYS 222
General Physics with Calculus I
and General Physics with Calculus I Laboratory
PHYS 230
PHYS 232
General Physics with Calculus II
and General Physics with Calculus II Laboratory

The minor may be satisfied by a minimum of 22 units (not including prerequisite units) distributed as follows:

Core Requirements (16 units)

ENGR 205Electric Circuits3
ENGR 206Circuits and Instrumentation Laboratory1
ENGR 305Linear Systems Analysis3
ENGR 315Systems Analysis Lab1
ENGR 353Microelectronics3
ENGR 301Microelectronics Laboratory1
ENGR 356Digital Design3
ENGR 357Digital Design Laboratory1

Electives (6 units)

Approved upper division electrical engineering courses. No upper division course from the major can be double-counted toward meeting the elective requirements of the minor or second major. There must be prior approval from the program head.

To earn the Minor in Electrical Engineering, a student must complete at least 12 of the required 22 core and elective units at SF State. Each of the courses in the minor must be taken for a letter grade (CR/NC is not acceptable).