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Electrical Engineering 4 Year Plan

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This is a suggested schedule for students wishing to complete their degree in 4 years. The number of units required in each semester can be reduced by moving some courses into summer school or by spreading the program out over a longer time period. Students are encouraged to meet regularly with an advisor.

Freshman Year - Fall Semester

Class Units
ECE 101 - Introduction to Electrical Engineering & Lab 1, 1
Math 150A - Calculus l 5
Chem 101 - General Chemistry & Lab 4, 1
Freshman Composition (ex. Eng155) 3
GE Course ** 3
Total Units 18

Freshman Year - Spring Semester

Class Units
ECE 206 - Computing for Electrical Engineers & Lab 2, 1
Math 150B - Calculus II 5
Phys 220A - Mechanics & Lab 3,1
Oral Communication (ex. Coms151) 3
GE Course ** 3
Total Units 18

Sophmore Year - Fall Semester

Class Units
MSE 227 - Engineering Materials 3
Math 250 - Calculus III 3
Phys 220B - Elec. & Magnetism & Lab 3, 1
GE Course ** 3
Amer. History, Institute and Ideals 3
Total Units 16

Sophmore Year - Spring Semester

Class Units
ECE 240 - Elect Engr. Fund. & Lab 3,1
ECE 320 - Theory of Digital Systems & Lab 3,1
CE 240 - Engineering Statics 3
Math 280 - Applied Differential Equations 3
Government 3
Total Units 17

Junior Year - Fall Semester***

Class Units
ECE 340 - Electronics l & Lab 3, 1
ECE 350 - Linear Systems l 3
ME 309 - Num- Analysis of Engr- System 2
ECE 370 - Electromagnetic Fields & Waves I 3
ME 370 - Thermodynamics or ME 375 - Heat Transfer I 3
Total Units 15

Junior Year - Spring Semester

Class Units
ECE 351 - Linear Systems ll 3
ECE 440 - Electronics II or ECE 442 - Digital Electronics 3,1
ECE 455 - Mathematical Models in EE 3
ECE Elective* 4
MSE 304 - Engineering Econ- Analysis 3
Total Units 17

Senior Year - Fall Semester

Class Units
ECE 450 - Probabilistic Systems in EE Design & Analysis 3
ECE 480 - Fund of Control Systems 3
ECE 492 - Senior Design Project l 2
ECE Electives (5 units)* 5
Total Units 13

Senior Year - Spring Semester

Class Units
ECE 493 - Senior Design Project II 1
ECE Electives* 5
GE Course** 3
GE Course** 3
Total Units 12

*ECE Electives must be selected from the list below. These electives may include ECE 370L and/or ECE 480L. A 4‐unit course indicates a lecture/lab course, while a 3 unit course is lecture only. Students are always requested to take the lab for lecture/lab courses. See "Instructions for Filing Senior Program", available in the ECE Department Office.
** See "Engineering Major General Education Planning Form".
*** Upper Division writing exam should be completed before the beginning of the Fall Semester in the Junior Year.

Electrical Engineering Electives

Class Description Units
ECE 410/LElectrical Machines and Energy Conversion and Lab3, 1
ECE 411Electrical Power Systems3
ECE 412Power Electronics3
ECE 420Digital Systems Design w/Programmable Logic3
ECE 422Design of Digital Computers3
ECE 425/LMicroprocessor Systems and Lab3, 1
ECE 440/LElectronics II and Lab3, 1
ECE 442/LDigital Electronics and Lab3, 1
ECE 443/LPulse and Waveshaping Circuit Design and Lab3, 1
ECE 445Introduction to Solid State Devices3
ECE 451/LReal-time Digital Signal Processing and Lab2, 1
ECE 460/LIntroduction to Communication Systems and Lab3, 1
ECE 471Electromagnetic Fields and Waves II3
ECE 480LFundamentals of Control Systems Laboratory1
ECE 501Introduction to Biomedical Engineering3
ECE 503Biomedical Instrumentation3
ECE 524/LFPGA/ASIC Design Methodology/Optimization Using VHDL and Lab3, 1
ECE 525/LSystem on a Chip and Lab3, 1
ECE 526/LVerilog HDL: Modeling, Simulation & Synthesis and Lab3, 1
ECE 527/LApplication Specific Integrated Circuit Development & Lab3, 1
ECE 545Solid State Devices3
ECE 546Very Large Scale Integrated Circuit Design3
ECE 561/LDigital Communications Systems and Lab3, 1
ECE 562Data Communication Network3
ECE 572/LRF and Microwave Active Circuit Design and Lab3, 1
ECE 578Photonics3
ECE 580Digital Control Systems3
ECE 581Fuzzy Control3