College or University: San Diego State University
Type of degree: B.S.
Brief overview of program: The curriculum for electrical engineering students is both interesting and challenging. Courses the first year include calculus, physics and chemistry. During the second and third year at SDSU, electrical engineering students are exposed to specific courses in the major. Upper division classes allow students to put theory into practice. Courses such as analog and digital circuit design, electronic materials, power systems, and electromagnetics will immerse students into the electrical engineering field. Each student will select from technical electives such as VLSI design (i.e., designing microchips), biomedical instrumentation, microwave transmission, communication systems, digital signal processing, microprocessors, multi-media programming, power systems design and analysis, optical electronics and computer networks. In fact, among the four engineering departments, The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering offers the most flexibility with regard to elective courses.
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Description of Facilities: Fully equipped laboratories. The department has ample resources in computing equipment, including Pentium computers and the latest high performance workstations running the full suite of Mentor Graphics Computer Aided Design software, the same software that is used by the most successful high technology companies. In addition, the department maintains laboratories for digital and analog circuit design, electric machines, physical electronics, telecommunications system design, and multimedia software development.