Curriculum: Electronics Engineering

Core courses and typical schedule

This curriculum is for students who entered the Engineering Science program in summer 2013 or earlier. 

A typical schedule for this option is provided below. Please consult official degree requirements in the university calendar for more details.

(Honors, General)

Year 1

Term 1, Fall
Term 2, Spring
CHEM 121-4
General Chemistry & Lab
ENSC 102-1
Form, Style, & Professional Genres*
CMPT 128-3
Intro to Computing Science & Programming for Engineers*
ENSC 150-3
Intro to Computer Design*
ENSC 100(w)-3
Engineering, Science, and Society*
MATH 152-3
Calculus II*
ENSC 101(w)-1
Writing Process, Persuasion, & Presentations*
MATH 232-3
Elementary Linear Algebra*
MATH 151-3
Calculus I - or MATH 150
PHYS 121-3
Optics, Electricity, & Magnetism*
PHYS 120-3
Modern Physics & Mechanics* PHYS 131-2
General Physics Lab*
Cmpl I
First Complementary Elective

Year 2

Term 3, Fall Spring Term 4, Summer
ECON 103-4 Principles of Microeconomics Co-op Term ENSC 204-1 Graphical Communication for Engineering*
ENSC 215-3 Microcontroller/Assembly Programming ENSC 224-3 Electronic Devices*
ENSC 220-3 Electronic Circuits I* ENSC 225-4 Microelectronics*
MATH 251-3 Calculus III* ENSC 250-3 Intro to Computer Architecture*
MATH 310-3 Differential Equations* ENSC 320-3 Electric Circuits II*
STAT 270-3 Intro to Probability & Statistics* MATH 254-3 Vector & Complex Analysis*

Year 3

Fall Term 5, Spring Summer Term 6, Fall
Co-op Term ENSC 304-1 Human Factors & Usability Engineering* Co-op Term ENSC 325-4 Microelectronics II*
ENSC 330-4 Engineering Materials ENSC 327-4 Communication Systems*
ENSC 350-3 Digital Systems Design ENSC 383-4 Feedback Control Systems*
ENSC 351-4 Real Time & Embedded Systems* PHYS 421-3 Electromagnetic Waves*
ENSC 380-3 Linear Systems* Scie I Science Elective
PHYS 321-3 Intermediate Electricity & Magnetism*

Year 4

Term 7, Spring Summer Term 8, Fall
ENSC 305-1 Project Documentation & Team Dynamics*   ENSC 201-3 The Business of Engineering
ENSC 406-2 Engineering Laws & Ethics* Cmpl II Second Complementary Elective
ENSC 440-4 Capstone Engineering Science Project ENSC 4XX-4 Third Engineering Science Elective**
MACM 316-3 Numerical Analysis I ENSC 4XX-4 Fourth Engineering Science Elective**
ENSC 4XX-4 First Engineering Science Elective** ENSC 4XX-4 Fifth Engineering Science Elective (non honors students)**
ENSC 4XX-4 Second Engineering Science Elective** E-TECH I Technical Elective (honors students)

*should be completed in the designated term; consequences of deviating from this schedule are the responsibility of the student.

**Must be an approved Electronics Engineering elective. See the list of approved electives below.

Additional Requirements for Honors:

  • ENSC 498-3    Engineering Science Thesis Proposal
  • ENSC 499-9    Engineering Science Undergraduate Thesis


Engineering Science Electives:

  • ENSC 424 Multimedia Communications Engineering
  • ENSC 425 Electronic System Design
  • ENSC 426 High Frequency Electronics
  • ENSC 427 Communication Networks
  • ENSC 428 Digital Communications
  • ENSC 429 Digital Signal Processing
  • ENSC 450 VSLI Systems Design
  • ENSC 452 Advanced Digital System Design
  • ENSC 470 Optical and Laser Engineering Applications
  • ENSC 472 Rehabilitation Engineering
  • ENSC 474 Digital/Medical Image Processing
  • ENSC 475 Biomedical Instrumentation
  • ENSC 476 Biophotonics and Microscopy Techniques
  • ENSC 481 Designing for Reliability
  • ENSC 483 Modern Control Systems
  • ENSC 488 Introduction to Robotics
  • ENSC 489 Computer Aided Design and Manufacturing
  • ENSC 495 Introduction to Microelectronic Fabrication
  • CMPT 354 Database Systems I

Special topics courses in the 400 division that have been approved by the undergraduate curriculum committee chair and the director can be counted here. With permission of the undergraduate curriculum committee chair, students may replace one engineering science elective with an engineering science directed studies course or a special project laboratory course. Such replacements for an engineering science elective must have four units and be 400 division courses.