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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 Baskin Engineering major.

Requirements for the minor in Electrical Engineering are the following:

Math placement is required for one or more of the foundational courses for this minor. For more information, please review the Math Placement website.

MATH 19A | Calculus for Science, Engineering, and Mathematics | 5 |

MATH 19B | Calculus for Science, Engineering, and Mathematics | 5 |

MATH 23A | Vector Calculus | 5 |

AM 30 | Multivariate Calculus for Engineers | 5 |

Either these courses | ||

AM 10 | Mathematical Methods for Engineers I | 5 |

AM 20 | Mathematical Methods for Engineers II | 5 |

or these courses | ||

MATH 21 | Linear Algebra | 5 |

MATH 24 | Ordinary Differential Equations | 5 |

Either these courses | ||

PHYS 5A | Introduction to Physics I | 5 |

PHYS 5L | Introduction to Physics I Laboratory | 1 |

or these courses | ||

PHYS 6A | Introductory Physics I | 5 |

PHYS 6L | Introductory Physics I Laboratory | 1 |

Either these courses | ||

PHYS 5C | Introduction to Physics III | 5 |

PHYS 5N | Introduction to Physics Laboratory III | 1 |

or these courses | ||

PHYS 6C | Introductory Physics III | 5 |

PHYS 6N | Introductory Physics III Laboratory | 1 |

ECE 101 | Introduction to Electronic Circuits | 5 |

ECE 101L | Introduction to Electronic Circuits Laboratory | 2 |

ECE 103 | Signals and Systems | 5 |

ECE 171 | Analog Electronics | 5 |

ECE 171L | 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.

ECE 104 | Bioelectronics | 5 |

ECE 118 | Introduction to Mechatronics | 10 |

ECE 121 | Microcontroller System Design | 7 |

ECE 130 | Introduction to Optoelectronics and Photonics | 5 |

ECE 130L | Introduction to Optoelectronics Laboratory | 1 |

ECE 230 | Optical Fiber Communication | 5 |

ECE 136 | Engineering Electromagnetics | 5 |

ECE 141 | Feedback Control Systems | 5 |

ECE 241 | Introduction to Feedback Control Systems | 5 |

ECE 157 | RF Hardware Design | 5 |

ECE 157L | RF Hardware Design Laboratory | 2 |

ECE 167 | Sensing and Sensor Technologies | 7 |

ECE 172 | Advanced Analog Circuits | 5 |

ECE 221 | Advanced Analog Integrated Circuits | 5 |

ECE 173 | High-Speed Digital Design | 7 |

ECE 175 | Energy Generation and Control | 5 |

ECE 175L | Energy Generation and Control Laboratory | 2 |

ECE 176 | Energy Conservation and Control | 5 |

ECE 176L | Energy Conversion and Control Laboratory | 2 |

ECE 177 | Power Electronics | 5 |

ECE 177L | Power Electronics Laboratory | 2 |

ECE 178 | Device Electronics | 5 |

ECE 180J | Advanced Renewable Energy Sources, Storage, and Smart Grids | 5 |

ECE 201 | Introduction to Nanotechnology | 5 |

ECE 203 | Nanocharacterization of Materials | 5 |

ECE 231 | Optical Electronics | 5 |

(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.)

ECE 118 | Introduction to Mechatronics | 10 |

ECE 130 | Introduction to Optoelectronics and Photonics | 5 |

ECE 130L | Introduction to Optoelectronics Laboratory | 1 |

ECE 230 | Optical Fiber Communication | 5 |

ECE 136 | Engineering Electromagnetics | 5 |

ECE 141 | Feedback Control Systems | 5 |

ECE 241 | Introduction to Feedback Control Systems | 5 |

ECE 152 | Introduction to Wireless Communications | 5 |

ECE 252 | Wireless Communications | 5 |

ECE 153 | Digital Signal Processing | 5 |

ECE 250 | Digital Signal Processing | 5 |

ECE 237 | Image Processing and Reconstruction | 5 |

ECE 251 | Principles of Digital Communications | 5 |

ECE 253
/CSE 208
| Introduction to Information Theory | 5 |

ECE 255 | Error Control Coding | 5 |

ECE 256 | Statistical Signal Processing | 5 |

CSE 150 | Introduction to Computer Networks | 7 |