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About Electrical Engineering

Electrical engineers study and apply the physics and mathematics of electricity, electronics, and electromagnetism to both large and small scale systems to process information and transmit energy. To do this, electrical engineers design computers, electronic devices, communication systems, test equipment, electric power networks, and improve systems through problem solving techniques. As a student, you can find more information below that pertains directly to your major.

Faculty Advisors

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

Course Substitutions

As curriculum changes between different catalog years, you may question what courses automatically transfer between catalogs. The following changes below apply to EE majors only and a petition will not be required.

All EE Students:

Your catalog You may use: To substitute for:
2013-15 through 2017-19 IME 315 (3) IME 314 (3)
2011-13 through 2019-20 ENGR 459 + ENGR 460 + ENGR 461 EE 460 + EE 461/463 + EE 462/464
2011-13 through 2019-20 ENGR 463 + ENGR 464 + ENGR 465 EE 460 + EE 461/463 + EE 462/464
2005-07 through 2017-19

BIO 111

*Cannot be double counted

BIO 213 + ENGR/BMED 213
2011-13 through 2017-19 PHYS/EE 422 Approved Engineering Support Elective
2015-17 CPE/EE 129 (3 units) + CPE/EE 169 (1 unit) CPE/EE 133 (4 units)
2015-17 CPE/EE 229 (3 units) + CPE/EE 269 (1 unit) CPE/EE 133 (4 units)

Students Who Have Changed Their Major Into EE:

Your catalog you may use: to substitute for:
2013-15 through 2017-19
  • BMED 101
  • CE 111
  • CPE 100
  • ENVE 111
  • IME 101
  • MATE 110
  • ME 128

AND 1 additional unit of Technical Electives or 1 additional unit of Engineering Support Electives

EE 111 + EE 151
2013-15 through 2017-19
  • AERO 12
  • BMED 101 + BMED 102
  • CSC/CPE 123
  • ENGR 110
  • MATE 110 + MATE 120
  • ME 128 + ME 129
  • ME 229
EE 111 +  EE 151

EE Transfer Students:

Your catalog you may use: to substitute for:
2019-20 through 2020-21 EE 112 (2) + EE 143 (1) + 1 additional Technical Elective unit or 1 additional Engineering Support Elective EE 113 + EE 143 (4 total) or EE 112 + IME 156 (4 total)
2007-09 through 2020-21

1 additional Technical Elective unit or 1 additional Engineering Support Elective

EE 111
2007-09 through 2020-21

1 additional Technical Elective unit or 1 additional Engineering Support Elective

EE 111
2003-05 through 2020-21

3.5 excess units from a CHEM 124 equivalent course +

0.5 excess unit from a PHYS 131 or 141 or 132 or 133 equivalent course

CHEM 125

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Curriculum Sheets

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

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