School of Engineering

Undergraduate Programs Overview

SFSU engineering programs are each 132 unit degrees. Major requirements comprise 99 units, including mathematics, chemistry and physics prerequisites. The remaining 33 units are in general education. All SFSU engineering programs, except Computer Engineering, established in 2004, which has yet to be evaluated by ABET.

The Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering

The Civil Engineering (CE) program prepares students to meet the demands of engineering in the practice of planning, designing and constructing public and private works, such as buildings, bridges, highways, waste treatment plants and environmental remediation facilities. Students in the CE program obtain a basic and comprehensive background in engineering sciences and civil engineering. Students complete several design projects, including a major design project during the final year.

Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering

Minor in Civil Engineering

The Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering

Computer Engineering is a multidisciplinary field that has grown to become a discipline in itself. The first two years of the Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering program are designed to build a strong background in mathematics and science to provide a basis for understanding the underlying analysis and modeling tools and physical principles that are common to engineering. The last two years cover a rich set of hardware and software subjects to give students a broad background in computer engineering. This broad foundation enables students to adapt and extend their knowledge and skills in the future. The curriculum also stresses problem-solving skills and teamwork. Through electives, students can choose to develop further breadth or in-depth knowledge in one of three areas: embedded systems, network systems, or multimedia systems.

Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering

Minor in Computer Engineering

The Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering

The goal of the Electrical Engineering (EE) program at SFSU is to provide students with a practical education that emphasizes applications. The EE curriculum focuses on mathematics and sciences in the first two years, introduces a variety of electrical engineering disciplines in the third year, and provides some in-depth knowledge in the senior year. A capstone design project is the highlight of the senior year.

Bachelor in Electrical Engineering

Minor in Electrical Engineering

The Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering

The Mechanical Engineering (ME) program at SFSU gives students the option to specialize in one of three areas. The thermal/fluids area covers the production and transmission of energy. The mechanics and materials area encompasses force and motion analysis, and the design of mechanical devices. Finally, the robotics and controls area examines automated manufacturing techniques and the control of motion or process.

The ME program emphasizes the design process and integration of design activities. Most faculty members engage in professional activities besides instruction and stress real-world applications in class. In the junior and senior years, most courses include special design projects in which design methodologies are applied to realistic engineering problems. During the senior year, each student completes a design project of significant scope.

Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering

Minor in Mechanical Engineering

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