Engineering

College of Science and Engineering
Dean: James C. Kelley

School of Engineering
SCI 163
415-338-1228
Director: Zorica Pantic-Tanner

Graduate Coordinator: Sung Hu

Faculty

Professors—Abo-El-Ata, D'Orazio, Franco, Ganji, Holton, Hu, Krishnan, Liou, Owen, Pantic-Tanner, Pfaelzer, Shahnasser, Sinha, Stadler, Tarakji, Wheeler

Associate Professors—Enssani, Rha

Assistant Professor—Pong

Programs

B.S. in Civil Engineering
B.S. in Electrical Engineering
B.S. in Mechanical Engineering
Minor in Engineering
M.S. in Engineering


Mission and Goals

The mission of the School of Engineering is to educate students, from a diverse and multicultural population, to become productive members of the engineering profession and society at large. The following four educational objectives stem from this mission: (1) graduates from the engineering programs will have the analytical and technical abilities necessary to work in the profession of engineering; (2) graduates from the engineering programs will be prepared for their field of specialty and will be informed of recent technical advances in their field; (3) graduates from the engineering programs will be cognizant of societal issues and their role as future professional engineers working for the general benefit of society; (4) the School of Engineering will provide a culture that supports students in their academic and professional development, and will continue development of existing and new programs.

Program Scope

The School of Engineering offers three Bachelor of Science programs in Civil, Electrical, and Mechanical Engineering. A Minor in Engineering is also available. Descriptions of the three major programs and minor program follow this general introduction.

Civil engineering is concerned with the building of civil and environmental facilities, which are essential for the commerce of our society. Civil engineers design and construct bridges, wastewater treatment plants, water supply facilities, hazardous waste facilities, and transportation systems. The program at San Francisco State University provides a broad and practical education which prepares students for civil engineering employment and (for those who qualify) for graduate studies.

Electrical engineering is the profession that deals with the processing of information and energy in electrical and magnetic forms. It is the branch of engineering that covers the many diverse electrical, electronic, and magnetic devices and systems from conceptual design through manufacturing to applications in the field. Graduates with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering have a number of options available to them. They may engage in the analysis, modelling, simulation, design, testing, manufacturing, or field services of electrical, electronic, or magnetic equipment. Persons interested in research, development, or college-level teaching may return to universities for advanced degrees in a specified area of electrical engineering.

Mechanical engineering is the field responsible for the design of machines and devices used throughout society. Industries involved in the generation of electricity; in petroleum production; and in the design and manufacture of aircraft, automobiles, consumer and industrial products typically employ large numbers of mechanical engineers. Mechanical engineers are also employed by companies involved in automated manufacturing as well as robotics and control. The program at San Francisco State University prepares the student to enter into professional employment directly after graduation in addition to providing the needed foundation for graduate study.

Recognizing the value to certain students majoring in science for broadening their education to include applications of their backgrounds in science to real-world physical systems, the Minor in Engineering is offered. This minor is not intended for the general student but does not specifically exclude such persons if they have the necessary prerequisites.

The master's program includes three primary curricular areas of specialization in civil, electrical, and mechanical engineering from which the student may choose his/her program of study upon advisement. The objectives of the program are to provide students with advanced engineering education necessary for solving complex problems in engineering practice and to provide opportunities for updating and upgrading the skills of practicing engineers. These objectives are accomplished by a flexible program to meet individual student needs.

Career Outlook

Graduates with a B.S. in Civil Engineering may engage in the design and construction of buildings, bridges, roads, dams, water supply facilities, and environmental facilities for treating wastewater and hazardous wastes. Civil engineers find employment with industrial firms, government agencies, utilities, and public works departments, as well as engineering firms which consult for these enterprises. After gaining practical experience, some civil engineers form their own consulting firms.

Graduates with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering may engage in the analysis, modelling, simulation, design, testing, manufacturing, or field services of electrical, electronic, or magnetic equipment. They may also engage in the operation and maintenance of facilities for electrical power generation or telecommunication. High technology companies, in the fields of electronic and computer manufacturing as well as utilities in power generation and communications employ electrical engineers.

Graduates with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering may immediately engage in the design, analysis, testing, production, and maintenance of machines and mechanical systems. Most industries such as aerospace, automotive, chemical, power generation, agriculture, food processing, textile, and mining employ mechanical engineers.

Engineers interested in research, development, or college level teaching return to college for an M.S. or Ph.D. in their specified field. Engineers interested in management and business aspects may return to college for a Master of Business Administration.

UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS IN ENGINEERING

Freshman applicants should complete four years of mathematics, one year of chemistry, and one year of physics in high school. Students are also encouraged to include courses in mechanical drawing and computer programming.

Community college transfers should complete the sequence of mathematics, chemistry, physics, and engineering courses listed in freshman and sophomore years under the "sample sequence of courses," if available at the community college.

The Bachelor of Science in Civil, Electrical, and Mechanical Engineering requires 132 semester units. Major requirements including mathematics, chemistry, and physics prerequisites are 99 units, 51 of these units are at the lower division and 48 units at the upper division. The remaining 33 units satisfy the balance of the university requirements including communication skills and general education in humanities and social sciences. Students are advised that all courses which are to be counted toward completion of an engineering degree must be taken for a letter grade; the CR/NC option may not be used in this context.

Recognizing the need of the professional engineer to participate in facets of problem solving that extend beyond technical and economic considerations, the General Education requirement for engineering students includes 33 units in courses other than mathematics, natural sciences, and business. Students have the option of following either the university General Education program or the School of Engineering General Education program. The School of Engineering G.E. program permits a student to use courses required for the engineering majors to satisfy some of the G.E. requirements, so that the total number of units outside of major requirements is reduced. Students should inquire at the School of Engineering office about the approved General Education requirements for engineering majors.

Courses are scheduled during the day as well as in the late afternoon and evening. Other information and assistance in selecting courses can be obtained from a major adviser in the School of Engineering or by calling 415/338-1174 or by writing: School of Engineering, San Francisco State University, Science Building, 1600 Holloway Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94132.

Online course descriptions are available.

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN CIVIL ENGINEERING

The curriculum provides a broad-based common core of engineering science and the essential civil engineering subjects. The students conclude with eleven units of electives where primary emphasis is placed on design, practical applications, and computer solutions in selected areas of civil engineering.

At least fifteen units of 400-level courses and engineering electives must be completed at SFSU, except with prior approval from an adviser and the head of the Civil Engineering program. Upper-division courses in the major must be completed within ten years of graduation.

The number of units required for graduation and the General Education requirements are described elsewhere.

Sample Sequence of Courses Units
First Semester
CHEM 111 General Chemistry I 5
MATH 226 Calculus I 4
ENGR 101 Graphics and Design 2
ENG 114 First Year Written Composition 3
United States History or Government course 3
Total 17
Second Semester
MATH 227 Calculus II 4
PHYS 220/222 General Physics with Calculus I and Laboratory (3/1) 4
ENGR 103 Introduction to Computers 1
G.E. Elective 3
Oral Communication 3
Total 15
Third Semester
MATH 228 Calculus III 4
PHYS 230/232 General Physics with Calculus II and Laboratory (3/1) 4
ENGR 102 Statics 3
ENGR 200 Materials of Engineering 3
ENG 214 Second Year Written Composition 3
Total 17
Fourth Semester
MATH 245 Elementary Differential Equations and Linear Algebra 3
PHYS 240/242 General Physics with Calculus III and Laboratory (3/1) 4
ENGR 201 Dynamics 3
ENGR 205 Electronic Networks 3
ENGR 206 Electronic Circuits and Instrumentation 1
Lower Division Core Elective 3
Total 17
Fifth Semester
ENGR 300 Engineering Experimentation 3
ENGR 303 Engineering Thermodynamics 3
ENGR 309 Mechanics of Solids 3
ENGR 335 Surveying and Highway Design 3
G.E. Electives 6
Total 18
Sixth Semester
ENGR 302 Experimental Analysis 1
ENGR 304 Mechanics of Fluids 3
ENGR 323 Structural Analysis 3
Two courses selected from the following: 6
ENGR 429 Topics in Construction Management
ENGR 430 Soil Mechanics
ENGR 439 Sanitary and Environmental Engineering
G.E. Elective 3
Total 16
Seventh Semester
ENGR 308 Computer Methods in Engineering 3
ENGR 696 Engineering Design Project 1
Engineering Electives 6
Technical Elective 3
G.E. Elective 3
Total 16
Eighth Semester
One course selected from the following: 3
ENGR 429 Topics in Construction Management
ENGR 430 Soil Mechanics
ENGR 434 Principles of Environmental Engineering
ENGR 697 Engineering Design Project 2
Engineering Electives 5
G.E. Electives 6
Total 16

Upper Division Electives

Choice of upper division electives must present a clearly identifiable educational objective and ensure that the program requirements in engineering science and design are met by all students. Distribution of credit units among engineering science and design is given in the Advising Guide . A study plan of intended upper division electives must be approved by the student's adviser and the program coordinator of Civil Engineering prior to the seventh semester of the engineering program.

A total of fourteen units from the following list of courses is required, subject to the minimum number of units specified for each group.

Engineering Electives (11 units)
ENGR 425 Reinforced Concrete Structures
ENGR 426 Steel Structures
ENGR 428 Applied Stress Analysis
ENGR 429 Topics in Construction Engineering
ENGR 431 Foundation Engineering
ENGR 432 Finite Element Methods
ENGR 461 Mechanical and Structural Vibrations
ENGR 468 Applied Fluid Mechanics and Hydraulics
ENGR 698 Engineering Seminar (1-3)
ENGR 699 Special Study in Engineering (1-3)
Selected graduate course upon approval
Technical Electives (3 units)
GEOL 430 Structural Geology (4)
GEOL 474 Engineering Geology and Hydrology
GEOL 476 Soils Geology
GEOL 485 Geophysics
MATH 340 Introduction to Probability
CHEM 380 Chemistry Behind Environmental Pollution
BA 601 Applications of Operations Research
Core Elective
The Lower Division Core Elective must be chosen from one of the following courses.
CHEM 113 General Chemistry II
MATH 250 Probability and Statistics
CSC 210 Introduction to Computer Programming
GEOL 110 Physical Geology
BIOL 210 General Microbiology and Public Health

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING

The required upper division courses provide a broad and basic understanding of the main fields in electrical engineering. Upon advisement, each student may choose an area of specialization in the senior year in communications, computers, electronics, control/robotics, or power engineering.

Sample Sequence of Courses Units
First Semester
CHEM 111 General Chemistry I 5
MATH 226 Calculus I 4
ENGR 101 Graphics and Design 2
ENG 114 First Year Written Composition 3
United States History or Government course 3
Total 17
Second Semester
MATH 227 Calculus II 4
PHYS 220/222 General Physics with Calculus I and Laboratory (3/1) 4
ENGR 103 Introduction to Computers 1
G.E. Elective 3
Oral Communication 3
Total 15
Third Semester
MATH 228 Calculus III 4
PHYS 230/232 General Physics with Calculus II and Laboratory (3/1) 4
ENGR 102 Statics 3
ENGR 200 Materials of Engineering 3
ENG 214 Second Year Written Composition 3
Total 17
Fourth Semester
MATH 245 Elementary Differential Equations and Linear Algebra 3
PHYS 240/242 General Physics with Calculus III and Laboratory (3/1) 4
ENGR 205 Electric Circuits 3
ENGR 206 Circuits and Instrumentation 1
G.E. Elective 6
Total 17
Fifth Semester
ENGR 300 Engineering Experimentation 3
ENGR 303 Engineering Thermodynamics or 3
  ENGR 201   Dynamics
ENGR 305 Systems Analysis 3
ENGR 350 Engineering Electromagnetics 3
ENGR 356 Computer Architecture 3
Core Elective 3
Total 18
Sixth Semester
ENGR 301 Electrical Measurements 1
ENGR 306 Electromechanical Systems 3
ENGR 308 Computer Methods in Engineering 3
ENGR 353 Electronics 3
G.E. Electives 6
Total 16
Seventh Semester
ENGR 449 Communication Systems 3
ENGR 478 Design with Microprocessors 4
ENGR 696 Engineering Design Project I 1
Engineering Electives 5
G.E. Elective 3
Total 16
Eighth Semester
ENGR 697 Engineering Design Project II 2
Engineering Electives 8
Technical Elective 3
G.E. Electives 3
Total 16

Upper Division Electives

Choice of upper division electives must present a clearly identifiable educational objective and ensure that the program requirements in engineering science and design are met by all students. Distribution of credit units among engineering science and design is given in the Advising Guide . A study plan of intended upper-division electives must be approved by the student's adviser and the program coordinator for Electrical Engineering prior to the seventh semester of the engineering program and must include at least two senior-level laboratories. At least fifteen of the 400-level engineering units must be completed at SFSU. Upper division courses must have been taken within five years of graduation.

A total of sixteen units from the following list of courses is required, subject to the minimum number of units specified for each group.

Engineering Electives (13 units)
ENGR 378 Digital Systems Design
ENGR 410 Instrumentation and Process Control
ENGR 411 Instrumentation and Process Control Laboratory (1)
ENGR 415 Mechatronics
ENGR 416 Mechatronics Laboratory (1)
ENGR 442 Operational Amplifier Network Design
ENGR 445 Analog Integrated Circuit Design (4)
ENGR 446 Digital Control Systems
ENGR 447 Control Theory
ENGR 448 Electrical Power Systems
ENGR 450 Electromagnetic Waves
ENGR 451 Digital Signal Processing
ENGR 452 Communications Laboratory (1)
ENGR 453 Digital Integrated Circuit Design (4)
ENGR 455 Power Electronics (4)
ENGR 456 Computer Systems
ENGR 458 Industrial and Commercial Power Systems
ENGR 459 Power Engineering Laboratory (1)
ENGR 476 Computer Communication and Networks
ENGR 698 Engineering Seminar (1-3)
ENGR 699 Special Study in Engineering (1-3)
Technical Electives (3 units)
CSC 410 Data Structures
CSC 415 Operating System Principles
CSC 610 Sorting and Searching
CSC 630 Computer Graphics Systems Design
MATH 341 Probability Theory
MATH 342 Mathematical Statistics
PHYS 450 Introduction to Solid State Physics
ENGR 610 Engineering Cost Analysis
BA 601 Applications of Operations Research
Core Elective (3 units, required)
CSC 210 Introduction to Computer Programming

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

The required courses provide a thorough grounding in the essentials of Mechanical Engineering. Elective courses taken as part of one of the areas of emphasis allow for specialization. The areas of emphasis currently offered are Mechanical Design, Thermal-Fluids Systems, and Robotics and Control.

Thirty (30) units must be earned in residence at SFSU. Twenty-four (24) of these units must be upper division courses and twelve (12) of these upper division units must be in the major.

Sample Sequence of Courses Units
First Semester
CHEM 111 General Chemistry I 5
MATH 226 Calculus I 4
ENGR 101 Graphics and Design 2
ENG 114 First Year Written Composition 3
United States History or Government course 3
Total 17
Second Semester
MATH 227 Calculus II 4
PHYS 220/222 General Physics with Calculus I and Laboratory (3/1) 4
ENGR 103 Introduction to Computers 1
G.E. Elective 3
Oral Communication 3
Total 15
Third Semester
MATH 228 Calculus III 4
PHYS 230/232 General Physics with Calculus II and Laboratory (3/1) 4
ENGR 102 Statics 3
ENGR 200 Materials of Engineering 3
ENG 214 Second Year Written Composition 3
Total 17
Fourth Semester
MATH 245 Elementary Differential Equations and Linear Algebra 3
PHYS 240/242 General Physics with Calculus III and Laboratory (3/1) 4
ENGR 201 Dynamics 3
ENGR 205 Electronic Networks 3
ENGR 206 Electronic Circuits and Instrumentation 1
Core Elective 3
Total 17
Fifth Semester
ENGR 300 Engineering Experimentation 3
ENGR 303 Engineering Thermodynamics 3
ENGR 305 Systems Analysis 3
ENGR 309 Mechanics of Solids 3
G.E. Electives 6
Total 18
Sixth Semester
ENGR 302 Experimental Analysis 1
ENGR 304 Mechanics of Fluids 3
ENGR 308 Computer Methods in Engineering 3
ENGR 364 Materials and Manufacturing Processes 3
Engineering Elective 3
G.E. Elective 3
Total 16
Seventh Semester
ENGR 464 Mechanical Design 3
ENGR 467 Heat Transfer 3
ENGR 696 Engineering Design Project I 1
Units selected from the following, depending on area of emphasis 3
ENGR 447 Automatic Control Systems
ENGR 410 Process Instrumentation and Control
Free Elective 3
Engineering Electives 2
Total 15
Eighth Semester
ENGR 463 Thermal Power Systems 3
ENGR 697 Engineering Design Project II 2
Engineering Elective 3
Technical Elective 3
G.E. Electives 6
Total 17

Upper Division Electives

Choice of upper division electives must present a clearly identifiable educational objective and ensure that the program requirements in engineering science and design are met by all students. Distribution of credit units among engineering science and design is given in the Advising Guide . A study plan of intended upper division electives must be approved by the student's adviser and the program head for Mechanical Engineering prior to the seventh semester of the engineering program.

A total of eleven units from the following list of courses is required, subject to the minimum number of units specified for each group.

Engineering Electives (8 units)
ENGR 306 Electromechanical Systems
ENGR 410 Instrumentation and Process Control
ENGR 411 Instrumentation and Process Control Laboratory (1)
ENGR 415 Robotics
ENGR 416 Robotics Laboratory (1)
ENGR 428 Applied Stress Analysis
ENGR 432 Finite Element Methods
ENGR 446 Digital Control Systems
ENGR 447 Control Theory
ENGR 461 Mechanical and Structural Vibrations
ENGR 466 Gas Dynamics and Boundary Layer Flow
ENGR 468 Applied Fluid Mechanics and Hydraulics
ENGR 698 Engineering Seminar (1-3)
ENGR 699 Special Study in Engineering (1-3)
Technical Electives (3 units)
MATH 341 Probability Theory
MATH 342 Mathematical Statistics
ENGR 610 Engineering Cost Analysis
BA 601 Applications of Operations Research

MINOR IN ENGINEERING

Students intending to qualify for this minor must meet with the director of the School of Engineering to plan a projected program and complete the Engineering Minor Approval form. When this form is completed and approved by the director, it will serve as an agreement between the student and the School of Engineering which assures qualification for the minor upon completion of the courses designated on the form. Revision of the form requires the approval of the director.

Prerequisite knowledge requires completion of MATH 223, CHEM 111, and PHYS 240/242 or acceptable equivalents prior to commencing this minor. The minor may be satisfied by a minimum of 21 units distributed as follows.

Core Courses Units
Units chosen on advisement 12-15
ENGR 102 Statics
ENGR 201 Dynamics
ENGR 205 Electronic Networks
ENGR 304 Fluid Mechanics
ENGR 305 Systems Analysis
ENGR 306 Electromechanical Systems
ENGR 308 Computer Methods in Engineering
ENGR 309 Mechanics of Solids
Electives
Units chosen from the 400-level series of Engineering courses

6-9

Total 21

MASTER OF SCIENCE IN ENGINEERING

Admission to the Program

Applicants must hold a bachelor's degree in engineering, or a closely related discipline, with a minimum GPA of 2.5 in upper division major classes, in addition to meeting general university requirements for graduate standing. The School of Engineering also requires the GRE test and two letters of recommendation from persons familiar with the student's previous academic work or professional accomplishments.

Advancement to Candidacy

The applicant is advanced to candidacy when the Graduate Approved Program (GAP) has been signed and approved by the Dean of the Graduate Division.

Written English Proficiency Requirements

Level One: is satisfied by passing either the Graduate Essay Test (GET) which is administered by the university Testing Center or an approved English writing course. Level Two: is satisfied by the completion of a written thesis (ENGR 898).

Curriculum

The program is based on 30 semester units. It includes nine units of required courses, six units for individual research and thesis, and a minimum of fifteen units of electives. Among the electives, no more than six units are to be taken from areas other than engineering, and they must be consistent with the overall career objectives of the student as provided in the program of study. At least 21 units must be earned in graduate level courses.

Required Courses Units
ENGR 800 Engineering Communications 3
ENGR 801 Engineering Management 3
ENGR 803 Applied Probability and Statistics for Engineers 3
ENGR 897 Research 3
ENGR 898 Thesis [thesis work may not be started until completion of at least twelve units of graduate work] 3
Engineering Electives
Units selected on advisement from the following 9-15
ENGR 830 Finite Element Methods in Structural and Continuum Mechanics
ENGR 833 Principles of Earthquake Engineering
ENGR 834 Engineering Aspects of Environmental Pollution
ENGR 835 Advanced Steel Structures
ENGR 836 Structural Design for Earthquakes
ENGR 837 Soil Properties and Advanced Foundation Design
ENGR 839 Water Pollution Control Engineering
ENGR 845 Motion Control Technology
ENGR 846 Harmonic Issues in Power Electronic Systems
ENGR 847 Switching Mode Power Supply Design
ENGR 851 Advanced Microprocessor Architecture
ENGR 852 Advanced Topics in Digital Design
ENGR 853 Advanced Topics in Computer Communications and Networks
ENGR 860 Advanced Engineering Design: The Human Interface
ENGR 862 Deformation and Fracture of Materials
ENGR 865 Mechanism Synthesis and Analysis
ENGR 866 Combustion and Air Pollution
ENGR 890 Graduate Seminar
Non-Engineering Electives
Courses, either graduate or upper division, selected primarily from science, mathematics, social science, or business, upon approval of the graduate coordinator.
0-6
Minimum total 30

NOTE: Engineering electives are number-coded as follows: 820-839 are civil, 840-859 are electrical, and 860-879 are mechanical engineering.



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