Computer Engineering

Major Requirements (SF State Bulletin: Degree Requirements)

Roadmap (SF State Bulletin: Roadmap)

GE Requirements (SF State Bulletin: General Education)

Major Department Website

Your major advisor answered a few questions to assist you with your first semester courses — see below.

General Information

What are some of the highlights and features to know about this major?

Yes, Engineering GE requirement is different from other majors. 

Engineering GE is 39-units with some double counting with the major.

When should I first meet with my major department? Engineering has two new/transfer orientation meetings in the beginning the semester.  New students are encouraged to attend this meeting. Engineering has mandatory advising every semester during the advising weeks . They should also meet with the program head for advising.
How will I be assigned to a major advisor and how do I contact them? Engineering has mandatory advising every semester during the advising weeks. Every student has a designated faculty advisor. They should also meet with the program head for advising.
Where can I find information about major advising? Engineering Office: SCI 163
Does this major require any pre-work from me before I attend orientation or register for classes? Not applicable.
What should I do if my major core and/or prequisite courses are full? Engineering has mandatory advising. They should meet with the program head for advising.

Does this major have GE courses that are met in major?

[These courses are deemed “met in the major” upon completion of the courses listed (even though the courses are not approved for GE). This is true whether or not the student completes the major.]


A3 (Critical Thinking): ENGR 205 AND one of ENGR 201 OR ENGR 213

UD-B: ENGR 300 AND one of ENGR 301 OR 302

Is there anything else I need to know about starting in this major? Please visit for more information

Transfer Student Info

What upper division courses should I take in my first semester as a transfer student for this major? ENGR 300, 305, 353, 356/357
Are there any prerequisites to these upper division courses for the major? ENGR 102, 201, 205
Are there any registration blocks or holds in the system for this major, and if so, what do I do/who do I contact to clear them? Not applicable.
Does this major have an approved Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) roadmap? No.

Freshmen Student Info

Are there any courses I should take first as a Freshman to get started in this major and/or are there any lower division GE course requirements that I can take that will also count toward this major?

ENGR 100

ENGR 121

CHEM 180 (also fulfills GE B1 and GE B3)

Mathematics Pathway 2 students that are eligible for MATH 226* should take it in their first semester. Pathway 2 students not eligible for MATH 226 should take MATH 199*. Pathway 3 and 4 students should take MATH 197 in their first semester and MATH 198 in their second semester.

*1-unit Supplemental Instruction courses (SCI) are offered for these classes as additional support. These courses can be found in the SFSU Class Schedule ( by searching for the SCI prefix.

Are there entry or prerequisite requirements for these Freshmen courses?

Completion of Pre-Calculus or Entry level Math exam.

Can any of my AP or IB tests count toward requirements in this major?

AP exam (score 4 or 5)            Course

Calculus AB or BC                    Math 226, 4 units

Physics C: Mechanics               PHYS 220+PHYS 222, 4 units

College of Science & Engineering Student Success Center

Services provided for: undergraduate students with College of Science and Engineering majors and minors

Services offered: academic planning, general education advising, graduation check (GE and graduation requirements), study abroad, connecting with communities, discovering campus resources

Phone: (415) 338-2816
Location: SCI 214