Computer Engineering, Minor


Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Computer Engineering Minor Requirements

The minor requires 20 units total, of which 9 units must be exclusive (not double counted for a major or another minor).

All students pursuing the minor must complete the following courses: ECE 71 or CSCI 40, ECE 72, 85, 90 or 91, 118, 106, 174 or 176.

If short in total or exclusive units, select from the following with the chair's approval: ECE 85L, 90L, 118L, 128, 128L, 141, 144, 146, 174, 176, 178; CSCI 41.

Minor Advising Note

  1. All course prerequisites are enforced.
  2. Courses in minor must be taken for a letter grade.
  3. The Computer Engineering Minor requires 2.0 GPA and 9 upper-division units in residence.


The faculty members possess depth and breadth in their specialty areas and are active in bringing these experiences and skills to the classroom. The identifiable strengths of the academic program are the laboratory and hands-on experience for students, the proper attention given to the scientific and mathematical foundation of electrical engineering and computer engineering, and the rigor of upper-division courses coupled with design and culminating senior projects. The technical and liberal arts components of the curriculum provide the students with the opportunity for gaining self-development, technical competence, and awareness of economic and ethical responsibilities. The technical curriculum includes (l) basic engineering science, (2) core electrical and computer engineering subjects, and (3) a junior-/senior-level choice for more depth in communications and analog systems, power systems and controls, or digital systems and computers.

The department requires mandatory advising to help students make sound academic decisions.

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