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Electrical & Computer Engineering: Electrical Engineering

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Computer engineers design and build hardware and software for computer systems. They apply digital technologies to a broad range of engineering problems. The curriculum includes a strong electrical engineering component and extensive course work in the hardware and software aspects of computers and digital systems.

Major Details

College: College of Engineering
Admissions Requirements:

This major has additional admission criteria. Please see the College of Engineering website for more information.

Math Required:


    This strand involves skill and facility with calculus. The S-strand begins at one of two calculus options - MATH 124 (Calculus I with Applications) or MATH 125 (Calculus I). Students who successfully complete the S-strand may continue on to MATH 129 (Calculus II), MATH 223 (Vector Calculus), or beyond. Those who choose but are not ready to begin the S-strand will be required to take preparatory work.
Second Language Required:


  • This major doesn't have Language Requirements.
Fees: Yes
Pre-Major: No
Available at:
  • Main Campus

Four-Year Plan

Archived plans are available on Degree Search 2011-2016 for many degree plans. These are sample plans. Please work with your academic advisor for more specific and up-to-date requirements.

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UA Course Requirements Units
1st Semester
MATH 122B Calc I 1
MATH 122B Calc I 3
CHEM 151 General Chemistry I 4
ENGL 101 First-Year Composition 3
ENGR 102A Introduction to Engineering 1
ENGR 102B Intro Engr Design 2
Tier I General Education 3
2nd Semester
ECE 175 Computer Programming for Engineering Applications 3
MATH 129 Calculus II 3
PHYS 141 Introductory Mechanics 4
ENGL 102 First-Year Composition 3
Tier I General Education 3
3rd Semester
ECE 274A Digital Logic 4
ECE 275 Computer Programming for Engineering Applications II 3
MATH 223 Vector Calculus 4
PHYS 241 Introductory Electricity and Magnetism 4
Tier I General Education 3
4th Semester
ECE 220 Basic Circuits 5
PHYS 143 Introductory Optics and Thermodynamics 2
MATH 243 Discrete Mathematics in Computer Science 3
MATH 254 Intro to Ordinary Differential Equations 3
Tier I General Education 3
5th Semester
ECE 310 Applications of Engineering Mathematics 4
ECE 320A Circuit Theory 3
ECE 351C Electronic Circuits 4
ECE 372A Microprocessor Organization 4
6th Semester
ECE 330A Computational Techniques 4
ECE 340A Introduction to Communications 3
ECE 352 Device Electronics 3
ECE 381A Introductory Electromagnetics 4
Tier II General Education 3
7th Semester
ENGR 498A Cross-disciplinary Design 3
Technical Elective I 3
Technical Elective I 3
Technical Elective I 3
Technical Elective I 3
8th Semester
ENGR 498B Cross-disciplinary Design 3
Technical Elective II 3
Technical Elective II 3
Electrical Engineering II 3
Tier II General Education 3

AZ Transfer Pathways

This page is designed for in-state transfer students who plan to attend the University of Arizona. The information presented lists the most accurate course equivalencies and may not include all possible requirements. Transfer students are strongly encouraged to use this site for reference only and not for self-advising.

Transfer students should work with their community colleges and UA advisors to develop an individualized plan for transfer, and visit

  • All posted Pathways (except for Bachelor of Applied Science Pathways) fulfill an AGEC and most also fulfill an Associate Degree
  • Following a Pathway does not guarantee admission to the UA nor admission to a college/major/program at the UA
  • Use Pathways in consultation with advisors from your community college and the UA
  • Pathways are subject to change at any time

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Career Planning

The knowledge gained from the Electrical Engineering concentration in the Electrical and Computer Engineering major of mathematics, engineering design, circuitry, physics, electronics, and computer programming provides a strong career foundation. Graduates may work as product engineers or testers, project managers, sales engineers, or consultants for manufacturers, businesses, and development projects in a wide variety of fields.

Potential Career Areas

  • Software development
  • Hardware design
  • Systems analysis
  • Consulting
  • Project management
  • Testing
  • Technical writing

Sample Employers

  • Consumer electronics manufacturers
  • Defense and aerospace companies
  • Development projects
  • Government agencies
  • Colleges and universities
  • Energy companies
  • Automobile manufacturers
  • Hospitals

Sample Job Titles and National Salary Range

Job Title Salary Range
Electronics Engineer $57,330 - $89,180
Engineering Consultant $42,000 - $141,000
Project Manager $60,000 - $146,000
Nondestructive Tester $17,160 - $50,520
Engineering Manager $80,300 - $124,870
Electrical Engineer, Energy Industry $56,490 - $87,920
Analytical Engineer $33,000 - $99,000
Technical Writer $38,700 - $65,500
Circuits Engineer $57,330 - $89,180
Electrical Computer Aided Design Technician $25,000 - $40,000