School of Engineering

Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering

Electrical Engineering is a profession that makes creative use of mathematics and science to solve practical problems in electricity, electronics and related areas. The goal of the Electrical Engineering program at SFSU is to provide students with a practical, hands-on education that emphasizes applications.

The electrical engineering curriculum at SFSU prepares students for the profession by developing their ability to formulate and solve engineering problems and design and analyze electrical components and systems. 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 electrical engineering disciplines. In their senior year, students gain in-depth knowledge in elective areas such as electronics, computers, communication and robotics. They consolidate their educational experience with a capstone senior project in which they design a complete, working electronic system. 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 Electrical Engineering is a 129-unit degree. Major requirements comprise 93 units, including mathematics, chemistry and physics prerequisites. The remaining 36 units are in general education. The Electrical Engineering program is accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).

Careers in Electrical Engineering

Graduates of SFSU's Electrical 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 equipment. High technology companies in the fields of electronic and computer manufacturing, communications, robotics and control all hire electrical engineers. Electrical engineers also work for utilities and communications companies, where they engage in the design, operation and maintenance of facilities for electrical power generation or telecommunication.

The Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical 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 they may decide to obtain a Master's in Business Administration. Some graduates enter interdisciplinary areas such as patent law or biomedical engineering.

Enrollment and Graduation Data

Academic Year
Enrollment
Degrees Conferred
2004-05
207
47
2005-06
175
38
2006-07
151
34
2007-08
135
21
2008-09
131
33
2009-10
126
20
2010-11
149
19
2011-12
158
22
2012-13
159
24
2013-14
167
31
2014-15
182
28
2015-16
215
21

Admission

Freshman applicants should have completed four years of mathematics and two years of chemistry and physics in high school.

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. 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: 11/06/2016

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