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Electrical Engineering

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School of Engineering

Learn electrical engineering principles along with the required supporting knowledge of mathematics, science, computing, and engineering fundamentals.

What You'll Study

The mission of the undergraduate program of the Department of Electrical Engineering is to augment the liberal education expected of all Stanford undergraduates, to impart a basic understanding of electrical engineering built on a foundation of physical science, mathematics, computing, and technology, and to provide majors in the department with knowledge of electrical engineering principles along with the required supporting knowledge of mathematics, science, computing, and engineering fundamentals. The program develops students' skills in performing and designing experimental projects and communicating their findings to the scientific community effectively. Students in the major are required to select one sub-discipline for specialization.  Choices include bio-electronics and bio-imaging; circuits and devices; computer hardware; computer software; music; signal processing, communication and controls; and photonics, solid state and electromagnetics; and energy and environment.  The program prepares students for careers in government agencies, the corporate sector, or for future study in graduate or professional schools.

Students must have a program planning sheet approved by their adviser and the department before the end of the quarter following the quarter in which they declare the EE major. A final version of the completed and signed program sheet is due to the department no later than one month prior to the quarter of senior year. Program sheets are available at the SoE Undergrad Handbook. Majors must receive at least a 2.0 grade point average (GPA) in courses taken for the EE depth requirement; all classes must be taken for a letter grade. Students interested in a minor should consult the ''Minor in Electrical Engineering" section of this bulletin.

A Stanford undergraduate may work simultaneously toward the B.S. and M.S. degrees. University requirements for the coterminal M.A. or M.S. are described in the "Coterminal Bachelor's and Master's Degrees" section of this bulletin. See University coterminal degree program rules here.

Degrees Offered

  • BS
  • Minor
  • Honors
  • Coterm

More Information

Exploratory Courses

EE 100

The Electrical Engineering Profession

EE 14N

Things about Stuff

EE 15Q

The Art and Science of Engineering Design

EE 17N

Engineering the Micro and Nano Worlds: From Chips to Genes

EE 292E

Seminar Series for Image Systems Engineering

EE 292H

Engineering, Entrepreneurship & Climate Change

EE 42

Introduction to Electromagnetics and Its Applications (ENGR 42)

EE 65

Modern Physics for Engineers

EE 84N

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Related Links

Electrical Engineering Major

Electrical Engineering Honors Program

Electrical Engineering Minor