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EEC01 – Introduction To Electrical And Computer Engineering

1 unit – Fall Quarter

Lecture: 1 hour

Prerequisite: None

Grading: Pass/No Pass; Class participation (10%), final examination (90%).

Catalog Description:

Electrical and Computer Engineering as a professional activity. What Electrical and Computer Engineers know and how they use their knowledge. Problems they are concerned with and how they go about solving them. A presentation of basic ideas and their applications. Examination of some case studies.

Expanded Course Description:

  1. Introduction to Programs, Advising, ABET, IEEE
    1. Description of programs
    2. Advising procedures: registration holds, peer advisor, staff advisor, academic advisor, campus resources, 2-year catalog policy
    3. What is ABET?
    4. What is the IEEE?
  2. Ethics
    1. Introduction to engineering ethics
    2. Code of academic conduct and SJA
  3. Advice
    1. Setting goals
    2. Effective time management and study habits
    3. Importance of communication skills
  4. What is Engineering?
    1. Solving problems: approximation, modeling, levels of abstraction
    2. Analysis and design
  5. Survey of ECE
    1. Physical Electronics
    2. Electromagnetics
    3. Analog and Digital Circuits
    4. Communications, Controls, and Signal Processing
    5. Computer Systems and Software
    6. Logic Design
    7. Electrical Engineering/Materials Science and Engineering


  1. Handouts provided by instructor.

Relationship to Outcomes:

Students who have successfully completed this course should have achieved:

Course Outcomes ABET outcomes
An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility F
An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems H
A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning I
A knowledge of contemporary issues J


Professional Component:

Engineering Foundation

Engineering Science: 0 credits
Engineering Design: 0 credits