Minor in Computer and Electronics Design

Is it for me?

Looking for a way to add a technical facet to your education? The Minor in Computer and Electronics Design may be for you.  This minor is a perfect choice for hands-on, detail oriented, creative and innovative individuals interested in technology and global change.

What will I learn?

You’ll start with an introduction to computer design and move on to explore the intricacies of electric circuits, microcontrollers and computer architecture.  Learn how to transform your creative ideas into concrete solutions to real world problems.  From here, you’ll branch out into areas tailored to your individual interests, such as microelectronics, communications, design, manufacturing and fabrication. Let your imagination lead you as you explore this high-tech and fast paced world.


Technical skills enhance your resume and open doors.  The possibilities are endless and you’ll stand head and shoulders above those without the specialized skills obtained through successful completion of the Minor in Computer and Electronics Design.

Admission Requirements

Entrance is open to all non-engineering science majors. Students apply after successfully completing the following five courses with a minimum grade of C-. Enrolment is limited.

  • ENSC 100W-3 Engineering, Science, and Society
  • ENSC 105W-3 Process, Form, and Convention in Professional Genres
  • ENSC151 or CMPT128 or  CMPT125/127 or CMPT135
  • MATH 232-3
  • PHYS 120-3

Minimum Grade Requirements

A minimum of C- is required to meet the pre-requisites in all courses.

Program Requirements

Students must meet all pre-requisite requirements and complete all of

  • ENSC 220-4 Electric Circuits I
  • ENSC 251-4 Software Design and Analysis for Engineers
  • ENSC 252-4 Fundamentals in Digital Logic and Design
  • ENSC 320-4 Electric Circuits II
  • ENSC 380-3 Linear Systems

and at least one of

  • ENSC 225-4 Microelectronics I
  • ENSC 351-4 Embedded and Real Time System Software

and at least three, and no more than five (students cannot count the same course twice) of

  • ENSC 225-4 Microelectronics I
  • ENSC 325-4 Microelectronics II
  • ENSC 327-4 Communication Systems
  • ENSC 350-3 Digital Systems Design
  • ENSC 351-4 Embedded and Real Time System Software
  • ENSC 424-4 Multimedia Communications Engineering
  • ENSC 425-4 Electronic System Design
  • ENSC 427-4 Communication Networks
  • ENSC 429-4 Digital Signal Processing
  • ENSC 450-4 VLSI Systems Design
  • ENSC 489-4 Computer Aided Design and Manufacturing
  • ENSC 495-4 Introduction to Microelectronic Fabrication

Grade Point Average Requirement

The engineering science graduation grade point average (GPA) in the above courses must be 2.0 or better. A CGPA of 2.0 is also required. If either GPA drops below 2.0, the student will be required to withdraw.

Residency Requirements and Transfer Credit

The University’s residency requirement stipulates that, in most cases, total transfer and course challenge credit may not exceed 60 units, and may not include more than 15 units as upper division work.

Contact Us

Need assistance? If you have any questions about our Minor in Computer and Electronics Design, please contact:

To apply for the Minor in Computer and Electronics Design, please fill in the online form.

For information on specific courses, please contact the Undergraduate Program Assistant in Engineering Science.