Bulletin

Engineering


College of Science and Engineering
Dean: James C. Kelley

School of Engineering
SCI 163
415-338-1228
Associate Dean: V. V. Krishnan

Graduate Coordinator: S. C. Hu

Faculty
Professors—Aalami, Abo-El-Ata, D'Orazio, Franco, Enssani, Ganji, Hu, Krishnan, Owen, Pfaelzer, Sinha, Stadler, Tarakji, Wheeler, Zimmerman

Associate Professors—Holton, Pantic-Tanner, Shahnasser

Assistant Professor—Liou

Lecturers—Browne, Haber, Kashevaroff, Sherman, Tabrizi, Trauner

Adjunct Faculty—Godfrey, Sorensen

Programs
B.S. in Civil Engineering

B.S. in Electrical Engineering

B.S. in Mechanical Engineering

Minor in Engineering

M.S. in Engineering


Program Scope
Civil engineering is the branch of the engineering profession devoted to planning, analysis, design, and construction of structures and infrastructures. The aim of the program at San Francisco State University is to prepare graduates who can readily meet the demands of the profession or who wish to engage in graduate studies and research. 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, as a separate discipline, emerged during the Industrial Revolution (1760-1830) with the development of production machinery powered by water, wind, and especially, steam. Today mechanical engineers are concerned with the production and use of power and the design of a great variety of machines from computer disk drives to jet aircraft. There are three curricular areas of specialization which the student may choose from this broad-based discipline upon advisement. The thermal/fluids area covers the production and transmission of energy. The mechanics and materials area encompasses force and motion analysis and the design of mechanical devices. Finally, the robotics and control area deals with automated manufacturing techniques and process or motion control. All of these areas contain the problem solving process of mechanical engineering design, and the transformation of ideas into mechanical devices and systems.

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 prerequisite background.

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 have a number of options available to them. They may engage in the design, analysis, or construction of buildings, bridges, roads, dams, or water and environmental projects. Civil engineers are employed by large corporations, small consulting firms, or by government agencies. After gaining practical experiences, 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 CR/NC grades are not acceptable in courses to be counted for the engineering major programs.

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. For a typical student, this requirement will be satisfied by proper course selection within the General Education requirements of the university. 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.

Courses for these programs are listed in alphabetical sequence (see Engineering discipline in the "Announcement of Courses" section).

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN CIVIL ENGINEERING

For general information on undergraduate programs, see "Undergraduate Programs in Engineering."

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

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

Sample Sequence of Courses
First Semester					Units
CHEM 111	General Chemistry I		 5
MATH 220	Calculus and Analytic 
		Geometry I			 3
ENGR 101	Graphics and Design		 2
ENG 114		First Year Written Composition	 3
United States History or Government course	 3
		Total				16

Second Semester
CHEM 113	General Chemistry II		 3
MATH 221/222	Calculus and Analytic 
		Geometry II-III			 6
PHYS 220/222	General Physics with Calculus I 
		and Laboratory (3-1)		 4
ENGR 103	Introduction to Computers	 1
Oral Communication				 3
		Total				17

Third Semester
MATH 223	Calculus and Analytic 
		Geometry IV			 3
PHYS 230/232	General Physics w/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				16

Fourth Semester
MATH 245	Elementary Differential 
		Equations and Linear Algebra	 3
PHYS 240/242	General Physics w/Calculus III 
		and Laboratory (3-1)		 4
ENGR 201	Dynamics			 3
ENGR 205	Electronic Networks		 3
ENGR 206	Electronic Circuits and 
		Instrumentation			 1
G.E. 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 323	Structural Analysis		 3
ENGR 335	Surveying and Highway Design	 3
G.E. Elective					 3
		Total				16

Seventh Semester
ENGR 430	Soil Mechanics and Foundation	 3
ENGR 434	Sanitary and Environmental 
		Engineering			 3
ENGR 696	Engineering Design Project	 1
Engineering Electives				 6
G.E. Elective					 3
		Total				16

Eighth Semester
ENGR 697	Engineering Design Project	 2
Engineering Electives				 5
Technical Elective				 3
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 Associate Dean for 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)
Technical Electives (3 units)

GEOL 450	Geomorphology (4)
GEOL 474	Engineering Geology and Hydrology
GEOL 475	Geohydrology
GEOL 476	Soils Geology
GEOL 485	Geophysics
MATH 307	Analytic Methods in Engineering
MATH 341	Probability Theory
MATH 342	Mathematical Statistics
ENGR 610	Engineering Cost Analysis
BA 601		Applications of Operations Research

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING

For general information on undergraduate programs, see "Undergraduate Programs in 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, robotics, or power systems engineering.

Sample Sequence of Courses
First Semester					Units
CHEM 111	General Chemistry I		 5
MATH 220	Calculus & Analytic Geometry I	 3
ENGR 101	Graphics and Design		 2
ENG 114		First Year Written Composition	 3
United States History or Government course	 3
		Total				16

Second Semester
CHEM 113	General Chemistry II		 3
MATH 221/222	Calculus and Analytic 
		Geometry II-III			 6
PHYS 220/222	General Physics with Calculus I 
		and Laboratory (3-1)		 4
ENGR 103	Introduction to Computers	 1
Oral Communication				 3
		Total				17

Third Semester
MATH 223	Calculus and Analytic 
		Geometry IV			 3
PHYS 230/232	General Physics w/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				16

Fourth Semester
MATH 245	Elementary Differential Equations 
		and Linear Algebra		 3
PHYS 240/242	General Physics w/Calculus III 
		and Laboratory (3-1)		 4
ENGR 201	Dynamics			 3
ENGR 205	Electronic Networks		 3
ENGR 206	Electronic Circuits and 
		Instrumentation			 1
G.E. Elective					 3
		Total				17

Fifth Semester
ENGR 300	Engineering Experimentation	 3
ENGR 303	Engineering Thermodynamics	 3
ENGR 305	Systems Analysis		 3
ENGR 350	Engineering Electromagnetics	 3
ENGR 356	Computer Architecture		 3
G.E. 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 696	Engineering Design Project I	 1
Engineering Electives				 9
G.E. Elective					 3
		Total				16

Eighth Semester
ENGR 697	Engineering Design Project II	 2
Engineering Electives				 5
Technical Elective				 3
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 Associate Dean for 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 elective units must be completed at SFSU. Upper division courses must have been taken within five years of graduation.

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

Engineering Electives (14 units)

ENGR 378	Digital Systems Design
ENGR 405	Direct Energy Conversion
ENGR 410	Instrumentation and Process Control
ENGR 411	Instrumentation and Process Control Laboratory (1)
ENGR 415	Robotics
ENGR 416	Robotics Laboratory (1)
ENGR 442	Network Design
ENGR 445	Analog Integrated Circuit Design (4)
ENGR 446	Digital Control Systems
ENGR 447	Control Theory
ENGR 448	Power Flow in Electric 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	Electric Power Protective System Design
ENGR 459	Electrical Power System Measurements (1)
ENGR 476	Computer Communication and Networks
ENGR 478	Microprocessors and Control (4)
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 307	Analytic Methods in Engineering
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

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

For general information on undergraduate programs, see "Undergraduate Programs in Engineering."

Sample Sequence of Courses
First Semester					Units
CHEM 111	General Chemistry I		 5
MATH 220	Calculus & Analytic Geometry I	 3
ENGR 101	Graphics and Design		 2
ENG 114		First Year Written Composition	 3
United States History or Government course	 3
		Total				16

Second Semester
CHEM 113	General Chemistry II		 3
MATH 221/222	Calculus and Analytic 
		Geometry II-III			 6
PHYS 220/222	General Physics with Calculus I 
		and Laboratory (3-1)		 4
ENGR 103	Introduction to Computers	 1
Oral Communication				 3
		Total				17

Third Semester
MATH 223	Calculus & Analytic Geometry IV	 3
PHYS 230/232	General Physics w/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				16

Fourth Semester
MATH 245	Elementary Differential 
		Equations and Linear Algebra	 3
PHYS 240/242	General Physics w/Calculus III 
		and Laboratory (3-1)		 4
ENGR 201	Dynamics			 3
ENGR 205	Electronic Networks		 3
ENGR 206	Electronic Circuits and 
		Instrumentation			 1
G.E. 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
ENGR 447	Control Theory			 3
		[ENGR 410 and 411 may be 
		substituted for ENGR 447]
G.E. 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 Associate Dean for 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 307	Analytic Methods in Engineering
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 a designated minor adviser in Engineering to plan a projected program and complete the Engineering Minor Approval form. When this form is completed and approved by the Associate Dean for Engineering, 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 Associate Dean for Engineering.

Prerequisite knowledge requires completion of MATH 223, CHEM 113, 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 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, a minimum of three but no more than nine units are to be taken from areas other than engineering. However, 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.

Courses for this program are listed in alphabetical sequence (see Engineering discipline in the "Announcement of Courses" section).

Required Courses				Units
ENGR 801	Engineering Management		   3
ENGR 802	Computer Aided Design and 
		Analysis			   3
ENGR 803	Applied Probability and 
		Statistics for Engineers	   3
ENGR 897	Research			   3
ENGR 898	Thesis 				   3
		[thesis work may not be started 
		until completion of at least 
		twelve units of graduate work]
Engineering Electives
Units selected on advisement 			6-12
[In special circumstances, a student may 
arrange to complete a project for one of the 
required courses by registering for ENGR 899, 
Special Study]
ENGR 832	Advanced Construction Materials
ENGR 833	Principles of Earthquake 
		Engineering
ENGR 834	Engineering Aspects of 
		Environmental Pollution
ENGR 836	Structural Design for 
		Earthquakes
ENGR 837	Soil Properties and Advanced 
		Foundation Design
ENGR 839	Water Pollution Control 
		Engineering
ENGR 840	Power System Simulation and 
		Control
ENGR 841	Power Systems Transients and 
		Stability
ENGR 842	Design with Analog Integrated 
		Circuits
ENGR 843	Analog MOS Circuit Design
ENGR 850	Parallel Processing
ENGR 851	Advanced Microprocessor 
		Architecture
ENGR 852	Advanced Topics in Digital 
		Design
ENGR 860	Advanced Engineering Design: 
		The Human Interface
ENGR 861	Advanced Controls
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 to meet individual 
student educational objectives.			 3-9
		Minimum total			  30
NOTE: Engineering electives are number-coded as follows: 820-839 are reserved for civil, 840-859 are reserved for electrical, and 860-879 are reserved for mechanical engineering.


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