Electrical Engineering, B.S.


Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Bachelor of Science Degree Requirements

Electrical Engineering Major

1. Major requirements (71 units) and additional requirements (38-40 units)

Major core requirements (60 units)
, 71, 72, 85, 85L, 90, 90L, 102, 103, 111, 118, 118L, 121, 124, 124L, 125, 126, 128, 128L, 134, 138, 138L, 155, 186A, 186B (57 units)

Select one from CE 29, ME 29, or ME 136 (3 units)

Technical Area Courses (11 units)
Select from the following: ECE 106, 107, 114, 115, 132, 135, 136, 140, 141, 141L, 144, 146, 148, 151, 152, 153, 162, 166, 168, 171, 176, 172, 173, 174, 178
Select at least two from the following: ECE 119L, 121L, 134L, 136L, 155L

Additional requirements (38-40 units)
BIOL 10 or 1A; CHEM 3A; ECON 40 or 50; MATH 75, 76, 77, 81; PHIL 1 or 10; PHYS 4A, 4B, 4BL; choose one from MATH 121, 123, 128, 152, 171, 181, 182 (3-4 units)

2. General Education requirements (49 units)*
Select one course from each of the G.E. areas: Area A1, A2, D1, F. (See G.E. listings.) The following courses are required to satisfy both G.E. and additional requirements: CHEM 3A [B1], BIOL 10 or 1A [B2], MATH 75 [B4], PHIL 1 or 10 [C2], ECON 40 or 50 [D2], ECE 186B [IB], ECE 118 [ID]. Note: Electrical Engineering Majors are exempt from G.E. Areas A3, C1, C1/C2, E1, and IC.

3. Other requirements (9 units)
American Government and Institutions (PLSI 2), Multicultural and International (MI), and Upper-division writing. Note: Electrical Engineering majors are exempt from the MI requirement.  

4. Sufficient elective units to meet required total units (varies)

5. Total (124 units)

Advising Notes

  1. Courses in mathematics, the physical sciences, or engineering taken CR/NC are not counted toward fulfillment of degree requirements in electrical engineering.
  2. Electrical engineering majors might consider a math minor (see faculty advisor for details).
  3. All electrical engineering students must consult with their academic advisor at least once each year.
  4. The Upper-Division Writing Skills requirements can be met by passing the university examination or completing an upper-division writing course with a letter grade of C or better no sooner than the term in which 60 units of coursework are completed.
  5. ENGR 101 may be taken instead of MATH 81.
  6. The prerequisites for ECE 186A are ECE 102, 118, 124, 128, 128L; one lab from ECE 119L, 121L, 134L, 138L, 155L; and two courses from ECE 121, 134, 138, 155.
  7. Students must enroll in and complete ECE 1 during the first two semesters of attendance at Fresno State.
  8. The following prerequisite courses must be completed with a letter grade of C or better: ECE 71, 72, 85, 85L, 90, 90L.
  9. All prerequisites are enforced.


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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B.S. in Electrical Engineering

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The Electrical Engineering course of study broadly prepares the graduate for professional practice or graduate studies while offering several areas of emphasis. Electrical engineers design and develop electronic circuits, equipment and systems in the areas of electromagnetics , communications and control , computers and digital systems, physical electronics and optics, power systems and energy conversion, and control systems.

By the appropriate choice of technical area courses, the student may emphasize the following areas:

  • Electronics and communications
  • Computers and digital systems
  • Power and energy conversion and control systems

What You Can Earn

Electrical Engineer Median 

Source: http://www.careerexplorer.com ( 2021)

Interesting Classes You Might Take

  • Digital Logic Design
  • Signals and Systems
  • Electricity, Magnetism and Heat
  • Principles of Electric Circuits

What You Can Learn

  • Electronic prototyping and tools for computer productivity
  • Computer assisted engineering
  • Analysis of direct-current circuits
  • Verification of basic circuit laws and principles

About the College

The Lyles College of Engineering is the only publicly supported engineering college in the San Joaquin Valley. The mission of the college includes developing each student's potential to the greatest extent possible, provide a quality engineering education to all students and to serve students from groups that historically have not participated in a university education.

Contact the College

Office of the Dean
2320 E. San Ramon Avenue MS/EE94
Fresno CA 93740-8030

(559) 278-2500 
FAX: (559) 278-4475
Campus Mail Stop: M/S EE94

Office Location:
Room 124 in the Engineering East Building, on San Ramon east of Jackson Avenue.

Department Contact Information

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering 
2320 E. San Ramon Ave, MS EE 94 
Fresno, CA 93740-8030

(559) 278-2726
FAX (559) 278-6297