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The electrical engineering minor provides a solid foundation in the core areas of electronic circuits and signals and systems, as well as the prerequisite material in mathematics and physics. Concentration of upper-division electives in either of the major tracks constitutes substantial and focused work in the discipline of electrical engineering. This minor is particularly suitable for students with majors in applied physics or any School of Engineering major.

Requirements for the minor in Electrical Engineering are the following:

MATH19A | Calculus for Science, Engineering, and Mathematics | 5 |

MATH19B | Calculus for Science, Engineering, and Mathematics | 5 |

MATH23A | Vector Calculus | 5 |

AM30 | Multivariate Calculus for Engineers | 5 |

Either these courses | ||

AM10 | Mathematical Methods for Engineers I | 5 |

AM20 | Mathematical Methods for Engineers II | 5 |

or these courses | ||

MATH21 | Linear Algebra | 5 |

MATH24 | Ordinary Differential Equations | 5 |

Either these courses | ||

PHYS5A | Introduction to Physics I | 5 |

PHYS5L | Introduction to Physics Laboratory | 1 |

or these courses | ||

PHYS6A | Introductory Physics I | 5 |

PHYS6L | Introductory Physics Laboratory | 1 |

Either these courses | ||

PHYS5C | Introduction to Physics III | 5 |

PHYS5N | Introduction to Physics Laboratory | 1 |

or these courses | ||

PHYS6C | Introductory Physics III | 5 |

PHYS6N | Introductory Physics Laboratory | 1 |

ECE101 | Introduction to Electronic Circuits | 5 |

ECE101L | Introduction to Electronic Circuits Laboratory | 2 |

ECE103 | Signals and Systems | 5 |

ECE171 | Analog Electronics | 5 |

ECE171L | Analog Electronics Laboratory | 2 |

Plus at least 15 additional credits of upper-division or graduate courses from the lists below. All of the upper-division electives must come from the same concentration.

ECE104 | Bioelectronics | 5 |

ECE118 | Introduction to Mechatronics | 5 |

ECE118L | Introduction to Mechatronics Laboratory | 2 |

ECE130 | Introduction to Optoelectronics and Photonics | 5 |

ECE130L | Introduction to Optoelectronics Laboratory | 1 |

ECE230 | Optical Fiber Communication | 5 |

ECE136 | Engineering Electromagnetics | 5 |

ECE141 | Feedback Control Systems | 5 |

ECE241 | Introduction to Feedback Control Systems | 5 |

ECE157 | RF Hardware Design | 5 |

ECE157L | RF Hardware Design Laboratory | 2 |

ECE167 | Sensing and Sensor Technologies | 5 |

ECE167L | Sensing and Sensor Technologies Lab | 2 |

ECE172 | Advanced Analog Circuits | 5 |

ECE221 | Advanced Analog Integrated Circuits | 5 |

ECE173 | High-Speed Digital Design | 5 |

ECE173L | High-Speed Digital Design Laboratory | 2 |

ECE175 | Energy Generation and Control | 5 |

ECE175L | Energy Generation and Control Laboratory | 2 |

ECE176 | Energy Conservation and Control | 5 |

ECE176L | Energy Conversion and Control Laboratory | 2 |

ECE177 | Power Electronics | 5 |

ECE177L | Power Electronics Laboratory | 2 |

ECE178 | Device Electronics | 5 |

ECE180J | Advanced Renewable Energy Sources, Storage, and Smart Grids | 5 |

ECE201 | Introduction to Nanotechnology | 5 |

ECE203 | Nanocharacterization of Materials | 5 |

ECE231 | Optical Electronics | 5 |

CSE121 | Microprocessor System Design | 5 |

CSE121L | Microprocessor System Design Laboratory | 2 |

(ECE 130 and ECE 230, ECE 141 and ECE 241, and ECE 172 and ECE 221 are undergraduate and graduate courses taught in conjunction, and only one can be taken for this program.)

ECE118 | Introduction to Mechatronics | 5 |

ECE118L | Introduction to Mechatronics Laboratory | 2 |

ECE130 | Introduction to Optoelectronics and Photonics | 5 |

ECE130L | Introduction to Optoelectronics Laboratory | 1 |

ECE230 | Optical Fiber Communication | 5 |

ECE136 | Engineering Electromagnetics | 5 |

ECE141 | Feedback Control Systems | 5 |

ECE241 | Introduction to Feedback Control Systems | 5 |

ECE152 | Introduction to Wireless Communications | 5 |

ECE252 | Wireless Communications | 5 |

ECE153 | Digital Signal Processing | 5 |

ECE250 | Digital Signal Processing | 5 |

ECE237 | Image Processing and Reconstruction | 5 |

ECE251 | Principles of Digital Communications | 5 |

ECE253 | Introduction to Information Theory | 5 |

ECE255 | Error Control Coding | 5 |

ECE256 | Statistical Signal Processing | 5 |

CSE150 | Introduction to Computer Networks | 5 |

CSE150L | Introduction to Computer Networks Laboratory | 2 |