Electrical Engineering

The required upper-division courses provide a broad and basic understanding of the main fields in electrical engineering.

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Key Facts



BSc (Hons) Electrical Engineering

Degree Duration

4 Years :

1 year pathway + 3 year degree


Pathways Available

International Year One


Start Dates

August | January

Degree Overview

Upon advisement, each student may choose an area of specialization during their senior year in communications, computers, electronics, control, and robotics, or power engineering. Graduates of the Electrical Engineering program are expected to have, within a few years of graduation:

Established themselves as practicing professionals or engaged in graduate study in electrical engineering or a related field.
Demonstrated an ability to be productive and responsible professionals.
The number of units required for graduation and the General Education requirements are described in the Undergraduate Education section of this Bulletin. For information for all engineering students, see Undergraduate Programs in Engineering above.

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  • You may incur additional costs in the course of your education at the University over and above tuition fees in an academic year such as laptops, Stationary and additional resources.

Why Study this Degree

Graduates of SF State's Electrical Engineering program have a variety of exciting options available to them. Many get high-paying jobs in industry where they engage in the design, analysis, testing, manufacturing and servicing of electronic equipment.

Your Pathways

The International Year One is the perfect pathway if you want a undergraduate degree from a UK, EU or US University but do not meet the requirements for direct entry.

The IY1 course provides an intensive combination of first year University subject modules with English language skills.

Following successful completion of the IY1 you will continue onto your second year degree study directly with the University of your choice.

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San Francisco State University

Founded in 1889, SF State offers world-class academics, a diverse campus and an incredible location for students.

With around 27,000 students from all over the globe, international students find SF State a truly welcoming community and diverse place to live in.

SF State has been included in the Top 20 colleges nationwide for best location. It was also rated one of the most diverse colleges in America, according to Wall Street Journal’s 2022 College Rankings.