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BS in Electrical and Computer Engineering

National University
Program overview
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
Start dates
San Diego
Intakes monthly

San Diego
Intakes monthly

Program description

BS in Electrical and Computer Engineering

Be in the communications center between hardware and software by enrolling in the Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering degree program. The program’s curriculum focuses on the theories, principles, and practices of traditional electrical engineering and mathematics and applies them to the design of computers and computer-based devices — the devices that now seem to run the world.

Throughout the computer and electrical engineering degree program, you’ll study the design and development of both digital hardware systems and the software that enables that hardware — and how both users and other hardware interact with those systems. Because clean computer engineering is at the heart of how hardware and software work together, a central focus will be on embedded systems that rely on both, such as cell phones, digital audio players, digital video recorders, alarm systems, x-ray machines, and laser surgical tools. Your analytical thinking and design skills will be encouraged and developed in the pursuit of the finest integration of the devices making a profound difference in everyday life.

Admission requirements

  • All entering undergraduate students without prior college level English and/or Math courses must take the ACCUPLACER mathematics and English evaluation as part of the admissions process. The results of the evaluation are printed immediately and a copy is provided to the student. Read more about Placement by Evaluation. The ACCUPLACER may be taken once at no charge. Subsequent examinations can be repeated after 14 days for a $5 fee. Applicants who have not earned an Associate’s degree from a regionally accredited institution or who have completed fewer than 90 quarter (60 semester) units of transferable college credit must have graduated from high school, passed a high school level proficiency test or received a Certificate of Proficiency from a state Department of Education.
  • Applicants who are considered first time students based on the criteria below must attend an orientation course through WES Training and Development prior to enrolling.
    • Never attended a college or university
    • Education experience is limited to:
      • Competency based education
      • College level courses completed during high school
      • Advanced Placement (AP) credit
      • Military service or training
      • Prior learning credit (CLEP, Dantes, Excelsior, portfolio assessment, etc.)
  • High school graduates transferring from regionally accredited colleges and universities are admitted as degree students if their cumulative GPA is 2.0 or higher. Applicants with a GPA below 2.0 may be admitted on probationary admission if the Committee on the Application of Standards (Committee) judges that there is sufficient evidence of potential to complete college studies. Applicants below a 2.0 may submit a petition letter to their advisor for review by the Committee.
  • Individual degree programs may have additional admission requirements.
  • Complete an application for admission and enrollment agreement.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

Prerequisites for the Major

  • College Algebra & Trigonometry
  • Introductory Physics
  • Physics Lab for Engineering
  • Calculus for Comp. Science I
  • Calculus for Comp. Science II
  • Applied Probability & Stats.
  • Intro to Programming Concepts
  • Programming in C++

Requirements for the Major

  • Object Oriented Design
  • Linear Algebra and Matrix Comp
  • Engineering Numerical Methods
  • Calculus-based Physics 1
  • Calculus-based Physics 2
  • Discrete Structures and Logic
  • Circuit Analysis
  • Circuit Analysis Lab
  • Digital Logic Design
  • Digital Logic Design Lab
  • Computer Architecture
  • Computer Ethics
  • Communication Networks
  • Embedded Systems
  • Embedded Systems Lab
  • Linear Systems and Signals
  • Linear Systems and Signals Lab
  • Microelectronics
  • Microelectronics Lab
  • Digital Signal Processing
  • VLSI Design
  • Capstone Design Project I
  • Capstone Design Project II
  • Capstone Design Project III

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Program delivery

On Campus or Online

Study when and where it’s convenient for you with evening, weekend, and 100% online classes.

Tuition fees

Please visit the university website for more information about tuition fees.


Program Learning Outcomes

  • Apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering to solve problems.
  • Design a component, a system, or a process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints.
  • Function on a team and be able to communicate orally and in writing to accomplish a common goal.
  • Use professional ethics in making engineering decisions.
  • Identify the impact of engineering solutions in a global, and economic environment.
  • Use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

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National University

Since 1971, National University (NU) has been dedicated to meeting the needs of our students by providing accessible, affordable, and achievable higher education opportunities. Since its founding, the NU community has grown to 25,000 students (400 international students from over...

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92123 San Diego California
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