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The program leading to the engineer's degree is particularly designed for the education of the practicing engineer. The degree is granted on completion of an approved academic program and a record of acceptable technical achievement in the candidates field of engineering. The academic program consists of a minimum of 45 quarter units beyond the master's degree. Courses are selected to advance competence in specific areas relating to the engineering professional's work. Evidence of technical achievement must include a paper principally written by the candidate and accepted for publication by a recognized engineering journal prior to the granting of the degree. A letter from the journal accepting the paper must be submitted to the Office of the Dean, School of Engineering. In certain cases, the department may accept publication in the peer-reviewed proceedings of an appropriate national or international conference.
Electrical engineering courses at the introductory master of science level (e.g., ELEN 210, 211, 212, 230, 231, 236, 241, 250, 261; and AMTH 210, 211, 220, 221, 230, 231, 235, 236, 240, 245, 246) are not generally acceptable in an engineer's degree program of studies. However, with the approval of the advisor, the student may include up to three of these courses in the engineer's degree program. The department also requires that at least 15 units of the program of studies be in topics other than the student's major field of concentration. Candidates admitted to the Electrical Engineering Program who have M.S. degrees in fields other than electrical engineering must include in their graduate programs (M.S. and engineer's degree combined) a total of at least 45 units of graduate-level electrical engineering coursework.