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Electrical Engineering Program Requirements


Electrical Engineering

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Electrical Engineers design, develop, test, and supervise the manufacture of electronic equipment including portable music players, GPS navigation systems, and large broadcast or communications systems. They may specialize in areas such as communications processing, signal processing, or control systems. Or, specialize within one of these areas--such as industrial robot control systems or aviation electronics.

Completion of the major requirements, breadth requirements, and university requirements will complete all requirements for the B.S. in Electrical Engineering.

Major Requirements

  • See UCR General Catalog Select the catalog "year" that lists the requirements you plan to follow. You may choose a catalog from an academic year in which you were enrolled full-time anywhere at least one term. You may also choose the catalog year in effect the academic year of your graduation.
  • Current Catalog: UCR General Catalog 2015
  • Archived Catalogs: UCR General Catalog Archives

Course Plans and Technical Electives

The suggested course plan serves three purposes:

  • Presents the department's course offering intentions, per term, for a particular catalog year;
  • Offers students a plan towards satisfying all degree requirements on a term by term basis consistent with the department's course offering intentions;
  • Lists technical electives in effect for a particular catalog year.

Course Plan 2016
Course Plan 2015

Course Plan 2014
Course Plan 2013
Course Plan 2012
Course Plan 2011
Course Plan 2010
Course Plan 2009


Breadth Requirements

In order to graduate, engineering students must satisfy the breadth requirements as determined by the Executive Committee of the Bourns College of Engineering. Students may satisfy the breadth requirements with any course on the BCOE list of approved breadth courses. Students may choose courses from any approved breadth list in effect while enrolled full-time at least one term in an academic year.
To provide depth in satisfying breadth in the humanities and social sciences, courses must meet the following criteria:

  • At least two of the humanities and social science courses must be upper division.
  • At least two courses must be from the same subject area, either humanities or social sciences, with at least one being an upper division course.
  • Breadth Requirements

More Information 

General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

College Information

Bourns College of Engineering
A159 Bourns Hall A

Tel: (951) 827-3647
Fax: (951) 827-2822
E-mail: collegeinfo@engr.ucr.edu

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