The road to graduation may seem long and intimidating, but we’re here to help guide you towards your degree.
Critical Path Guide
The Critical Path Guide will teach you what courses are necessary to make progress towards your degree. This flowchart shows the prerequisites for each class, allowing you to plan what courses you will take and optimize your time at San Jose State University.
Download the Critical Path Guide [pdf]
Sample Curriculum Plans
Our sample curriculum plans show you some possible paths you could take to earn your degree. Following these plans, you can complete the Electrical Engineering program in 4 or 4.5 years, depending on your specific situation.
We recommend visiting our Advising section and speaking with an academic advisors to see if any of these curriculum plans are right for you.
Transfer Lower-Division EE Courses
Matriculated undergraduate electrical engineering students are allowed to take equivalent LOWER-DIVISION courses (course number below 100) from other institutions and transfer them into the BSEE program. Students need to make sure the courses are articulated with SJSU EE lower-division courses by checking SJSU articulation website at http://artic.sjsu.edu/ before taking the courses.
Transfer Upper-Division EE Elective Courses
Matriculated undergraduate electrical engineering students are allowed to APPLY (by contact EE Major Advisor) to take an equivalent upper-division EE elective course from an ABET accredited electrical engineering program at another institution. The electrical engineering department will evaluate the course contents, assignments, levels, instruction mode and will approve or not approve the application. Taking a course from another institution without pre-approval is NOT allowed.
Transfer Upper-Division EE Required Courses
Taking an EE required course from another institution is NOT allowed. For an exceptional case that is out of student’s control such as permanently move out of the area due to job relocation and/or family’s issues, a matriculated undergraduate electrical engineering students who has only one or two courses to graduate can APPLY to take an upper-division EE required course from an ABET accredited electrical engineering program at another institution. The electrical engineering department will evaluate the case and if accepted, the department will identify an equivalent course from an ABET accredited electrical engineering program at another institution that the student can take for substitution.