Dean: James C. Kelley

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415-338-1228

Director: Zorica Pantic-Tanner

*Associate Professors*--Cushey, Liou

B.S. in Electrical Engineering

B.S. in Mechanical Engineering

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.

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.

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. 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 program are listed in alphabetical sequence (consult Index for page reference).

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

Program | 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 | |

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 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 308 | Computer Methods in Engineering | 3 |

ENGR 323 | Structural Analysis | 3 |

ENGR 430 | Soil Mechanics | 3 |

G.E. Elective | 3 | |

Total | 16 | |

Seventh Semester | ||

ENGR 305 | Systems Analysis or | |

Approved engineering/technical elective | 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 |

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 |

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 |

Program | 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 | Electronic Networks | 3 |

ENGR 206 | Electronic Circuits and Instrumentation | 1 |

G.E. Elective | 6 | |

Total | 17 | |

Fifth Semester | ||

ENGR 300 | Engineering Experimentation | 3 |

ENGR 303 | Engineering Thermodynamics or | |

ENGR 201 | Dynamics | 3 |

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 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 | 8 | |

Technical Elective | 3 | |

G.E. Electives | 3 | |

Total | 16 |

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

Engineering Electives (17 units) | |

ENGR 378 | Digital Systems Design |

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 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 | |

CSC 210 | Introduction to Computer Programming |

Program | 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 |

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 [ENGR 410 and 411 may be substituted for ENGR 447] | 3 |

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 |

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 |

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.

Program | Units | |

Core Courses | ||

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 |

Program | Units | |

Required Courses | ||

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 |

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