Pathways

Electrical Engineering B.S.

Capstone Major

The undergraduate curriculum allows Electrical Engineering majors to specialize in one of three emphasis areas or options. The three options are structured as an electrical engineering degree, and the only degree offered to undergraduate students by the department is the Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering.

No distinction is made among the three options: (1) electrical engineering (EE) option is the regular option that provides students with preparation in electrical engineering with a range of required and elective courses across several disciplines; (2) computer engineering (CE) option provides students with preparation in embedded systems and software and hardware issues. Students replace some of the senior courses in the regular EE option with computer engineering-oriented courses or computer science courses; and (3) biomedical engineering (BE) option provides students with exposure to additional chemistry and life sciences courses and helps them meet most of the premedical preparation requirements so that they are prepared for careers in bioengineering, medicine, or electrical engineering.

Electrical Engineering Option

Preparation for the Major

Required: Chemistry and Biochemistry 20A; Computer Science 31, 32; Electrical Engineering 1, 2, 3, 10, M16 (or Computer Science M51A); Mathematics 31A, 31B, 32A, 32B, 33A, 33B; Physics 1A, 1B, 4AL, 4BL.

The Major

Required: Electrical Engineering 101, 102, 103, 110, 110L, 113, 115A, 115AL, 121B, 131A, 132A, 141, 161, Mathematics 132, Statistics 105; three technical breadth courses (12 units) selected from an approved list available in the Office of Academic and Student Affairs; and three major field elective courses (12 units), one design course (4 units), and one laboratory course (2 to 4 units) selected from one of the following pathways:

Antennas and Microwaves: Three major field elective courses from Electrical Engineering 162A, 163A, and 163B or 163C; one capstone design course from 164D or 184DA/184DB (count as one course); and one laboratory course from 164L (or by petition from 194 or 199)

Integrated Circuits: Three major field elective courses from Electrical Engineering 115B, 115C, and 132B or 163A; one capstone design course from 115D or 184DA/184DB (count as one course); and one laboratory course from 115BL (or by petition from 194 or 199)

Microelectromechanical (MEMS) Systems: Three major field elective courses from Electrical Engineering 115B or 123A or 124, 128 or 163A or 173, and CM150; one capstone design course from 129D; and one laboratory course from 122L or CM150L (or by petition from 194 or 199)

Photonics and Plasma Electronics: Three major field elective courses from Electrical Engineering 172, 173, and 174 or 175 or M185; one capstone design course from 173D; and one laboratory course from 172L (or by petition from 194 or 199)

Signals and Systems: Three major field elective courses from Electrical Engineering 114, 115B, 131B, 132B, 136, 142, 162A; one capstone design course from 113D, 173D, 180D, 181D, or 184DA/184DB (count as one course); and one laboratory course from 115BL or M116L or M171L (or by petition from 194 or 199)

Solid State: Three major field elective courses from Electrical Engineering 123A, 123B, and 124 or 128; one capstone design course from 129D; and one laboratory course from 122L (or by petition from 194 or 199)

For information on University and general education requirements, see Requirements for B.S. Degrees on page 19 or http://www.registrar.ucla.edu/ge/.

Biomedical Engineering Option

Preparation for the Major

Required: Chemistry and Biochemistry 20A, 20B, 20L, 30A, 30AL; Computer Science 31; Electrical Engineering 1, 2, 3, 10, M16 (or Computer Science M51A); Life Sciences 2, 3; Mathematics 31A, 31B, 32A, 32B, 33A, 33B; Physics 1A, 1B, 4AL, 4BL.

The Major

Required: Electrical Engineering 101, 102, 103, 110, 110L, 113, 115A, 115AL, 131A, Mathematics 132, Statistics 105; three technical breadth courses (12 units) selected from an approved list available in the Office of Academic and Student Affairs; and three major field elective courses (12 units), one design course (4 units), and one laboratory course (2 units) selected from the biomedical engineering pathway as follows: three major field elective courses from Electrical Engineering 132A, 141, and 176 or Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering 105A; one capstone design course from Electrical Engineering 113D or 180D; and one laboratory course from Biomedical Engineering CM186C or Electrical Engineering M171L (or by petition from 194 or 199).

For information on University and general education requirements, see Requirements for B.S. Degrees on page 19 or http://www.registrar.ucla.edu/ge/.

Computer Engineering Option

Preparation for the Major

Required: Chemistry and Biochemistry 20A; Computer Science 31, 32, 33, 35L; Electrical Engineering 1, 2, 3, 10, M16 (or Computer Science M51A); Mathematics 31A, 31B, 32A, 32B, 33A, 33B; Physics 1A, 1B, 4AL, 4BL.

The Major

Required: Electrical Engineering 101, 102, 103, 110, 110L, 113, 115A, 115C, M116C (or Computer Science M151B), 131A, 132B or Computer Science 118, Mathematics 132, Statistics 105; three technical breadth courses (12 units) selected from an approved list available in the Office of Academic and Student Affairs; and three major field elective courses (12 units), one design course (4 units), and one laboratory course (2 to 4 units) selected from the computer engineering pathway as follows: three major field elective courses from Computer Science 111, M117 (or Electrical Engineering 132A), and 131 or 132 or 180; one capstone design course from Electrical Engineering 113D, 180D, 181D, or 184DA/184DB (count as one course); and one laboratory course from Electrical Engineering M116L (or by petition from 194 or 199).

For information on University and general education requirements, see Requirements for B.S. Degrees on page 19 or http://www.registrar.ucla.edu/ge/

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