School of Engineering

Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering

Computer Engineering combines Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and deals with the design and application of computer systems. These computer systems can range from large super computers to tiny microprocessors that are embedded in all kinds of equipment, such as automobiles, appliances, cellular phones, medical devices, office equipment, etc. The goal of the Computer Engineering program at SFSU is to provide students with a practical, hands-on education that emphasizes applications.

The Computer Engineering curriculum at SFSU teaches students about computer hardware, software, integration, interfacing, and applications, with a strong emphasis on analysis and design. In their first two years, students obtain a solid foundation in mathematics and sciences. In their third year, students are introduced to a broad spectrum of computer engineering disciplines. In their senior year, students gain in-depth knowledge in elective areas of electrical engineering and computer science. In addition to solving technical problems, engineers must also be responsible and respected members of the community. Therefore, the curriculum includes a range of general education courses to round out the student's university education.

The Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering is a 128-unit degree. Major requirements comprise 92 units, including mathematics, chemistry and physics prerequisites. The remaining 36 units are in general education.

Careers in Computer Engineering

Graduates of SFSU's Computer Engineering program have a variety of exciting options available to them. Many get high-paying jobs in industry where they engage in the design, analysis, testing, manufacturing and servicing of electronic computer equipment and software. High technology companies in the fields of electronic and computer manufacturing, communications, robotics and control all hire computer engineers.

The Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Engineering also prepares the student for a continuation of studies in a variety of fields. Graduates can go on to obtain a MS or Ph.D. degree in an area of specialization in electrical engineering or computer science or they may decide to obtain a Master's in Business Administration, Law or Medicine.

Enrollment and Graduation Data

Academic Year
Enrollment
Degrees Conferred
2004-05
44
1
2005-06
68
4
2006-07
86
4
2007-08
98
3
2008-09
98
3
2009-10
102
5
2010-11
136
2
2011-12
161
10
2012-13
196
17
2013-14
201
14
2014-15
221
16
2015-16
276
17
2016-17
299
20

Note: the B.S. in Computer Engineering degree was first offered by the School of Engineering in 2004.

Admission

Freshman applicants should have completed four years of mathematics and two years of chemistry and physics in high school. Students are also encouraged to include some computer or programming related courses.

Community college transfers should have completed the sequence of mathematics, chemistry, physics, and engineering courses listed under freshman and sophomore years (click here to view) if available at the community college.

All applicants must satisfy the general education requirements for admission to the University. Admission requirements as well as other official requirements are published in the University Bulletin.

How to Apply

All students must submit the regular California State University application for admission. To assure optimal consideration for admission, applications should be submitted within the open filing period of the University: November 1 to 30 for a Fall semester and August 1 to 31 for a Spring semester. Applications may be accepted after these deadlines if space is available. Send applications to:

Office of Admissions
San Francisco State University
1600 Holloway Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94132

Office of Admissions: (415)338-1113
Web Site: http://www.sfsu.edu/prospect/

School of Engineering:(415)338-1228
Web Site: http://engineering.sfsu.edu




Last Update: 08/14/2017

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