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About Electrical Engineering

The Cal Poly Electrical Engineering Department serves many undergraduate and graduate students. With its large number of laboratory classes and high degree of instructor-student interaction, the Department is able to achieve the Cal Poly motto: 'Learn by doing'.

Faculty Advisors

For additional information on assigned Faculty Advisors please see the CPE Faculty Advising Page.

Catalog Changes

These changes apply to EE majors only.

  • Students following the 2011-13 through 2019-20 catalogs may substitute ENGR 459 + ENGR 460 + ENGR 461 (6 total) for EE 460 + EE 461/463 + EE 462/464 (6 total).  A petition is not required.
  • Students following the 2011-13 through 2019-20 catalogs may substitute ENGR 463 + ENGR 464 + ENGR 465 (6 total) for EE 460 + EE 461/463 + EE 462/464 (6 total).  A petition is not required.
  • Students who were originally accepted to Cal Poly as upper-division transfer students under the 2007-09 through 2020-21 catalogs may receive credit for EE 111 (1) by taking one additional technical elective unit or one additional engineering support elective and credit for EE 151 (1) by taking one additional technical elective unit or one additional engineering support elective. Petitions are not required.
  • Students following the 2013-15 through 2017-19 catalogs who have switched majors may substitute BMED 101 or CE 111 or CPE 100 or ENVE 111 or IME 101 or MATE 110 or ME 128 AND 1-additional unit of Technical Electives or 1-additional unit of Engineering Support Electives for EE 111 + EE 151.  A petition is not required.
  • Students following the 2013-15 through 2017-19 catalogs who have switched majors may substitute AERO 121 or BMED 101 + BMED 102 or CSC/CPE 123 or ENGR 110 or MATE 110 + MATE 120 or ME 128 + ME 129 or ME 229 for EE 111 + EE 151.  A petition is not required.
  • Transfer students following the 2003-05 through 2017-19 catalogs may substitute 3 1/2 excess units from a CHEM 124 equivalent course + 1/2 excess unit from a PHYS 131 or 141 or 132 or 133 equivalent course for CHEM 125 (4). A petition is not required.
  • Students following the 2005-07 through 2017-19 catalogs can substitute BIO 111 (4 units) for BIO 213 (2 units) + ENGR/BMED 213 (2 units).  A petition is not required.  Note: BIO 111 can not be double-counted.  For example, if an EE student took BIO 111, the student can only receive credit for BIO/ENGR 213 -or- for an engineering support elective--not both.
  • Students following the 2011-13 through 2017-19 catalogs may use PHYS/EE 422 (4) for an Approved Engineering Support Elective.  A petition is not required.
  • Students following the 2015-17 can substitute CPE/EE 129 (3) + CPE/EE 169 (1) for CPE/EE 133 (4).  A petition is not required.
  • Students following the 2015-17 can substitute CPE/EE 229 (3) + CPE/EE 269 (1) for CPE/EE 233 (4).  A petition is not required.

Proposed Course Offerings

Flowcharts

Department flowcharts provide an example of an academic plan. The flowcharts serve as a guide for planning purposes.  

Curriculum Sheets

Curriculum sheets provide an outline of all the requirements needed to complete a degree.

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