ELECTRICAL & cOMPUTER eNGINEERING
Welcome to the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at San Diego State
University! We are committed to shaping a great future for each one of our students.
The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at San Diego State University is interested in attracting exceptional students to our B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degree programs. Our graduates become leaders in many areas represented by our Department, both in private and public sectors.
Our faculty expertise includes antenna and microwave engineering, power electronics and electric drives, embedded systems, digital VLSI, signal processing, power systems, electromagnetic interference, machine learning, wireless communication, multimedia communication, rehabilitation electronics, electronics and system design for biomedical applications, robotic, artificial intelligence, and unmanned aerial systems.
We are proud to have seven awardees of the prestigious Monty Award, three NSF CAREER
awardees, an Albert W. Johnson Research Lectureship awardee, and IEEE Fellows.
Our Department is home to several research laboratories such as the Antenna & Microwave Lab (AML) Group which is an antenna analysis, design, fabrication and measurement facility, the Emerging & Advanced Green Energy Lab (EAGEL), the Graduate Automotive Technology Education (GATE) Center for electrical drive transportation research, the SysteMs & InteLligEnce (SMILE) Lab that explores fundamental theories and innovative algorithms to improve dynamic systems and networks, and WIreless Networks & Communication (WINC) Lab whose research areas include Body Area Networks (BANs), Green Networking, Cloud Computing, and Research on Social Networking.
- Well-recognized graduate program
- Distinguished faculty
- Exemplary diversity and inclusion
- Excellent support by local industry
The Department of ECE offers both graduate and undergraduate studies leading to a Master of Science or
a Bachelor of Science degree. ECE offers both on-campus and online degrees in the Master of Science in Electrical Engineering
(MSEE) and starting in Fall 2023, in Computer Engineering (MSCompE). For information on the online Master of Science degrees please click on online MSEE or online MSCompE. The Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering (BSEE) and Computer Engineering (BSCompE) are only offered on-campus.
In addition to our Master and Bachelor of Science degrees, ECE offers a Master of Engineering (MEngr) degree and a Joint Doctoral Program (JDP) degree. The Master of Engineering degree is a practice-oriented, interdisciplinary degree designed to meet the needs of students who are interested in furthering a career in engineering with a business/management emphasis. For the JDP program, faculty from both San Diego State University (SDSU) and the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) are actively involved in research projects with the graduate students. The Ph.D. degree is awarded jointly by the two cooperating institutions.
Visit the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Engineering Building 426
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm (PDT)
Important dates for Spring 2023
First day of classes.
Last day for Faculty to drop students from classes (11:59 p.m. deadline).
Last day to ADD/DROP, or change grading basis (7:59 p.m. deadline).
Last day to submit a Petition for Late Schedule Adjustment for course withdrawal without
|Mar 27-31||Spring Recess
|Mar 31||Holiday - Cesar Chavez Day. Faculty/staff holiday. Campus closed.
|May 4||Last day to submit a Spring 2023 Petition for Late Schedule Adjustment.
Last day of classes before final examinations.
|May 5-11||Final examinations.
|May 12-14||Commencement, San Diego Campus (https://commencement.sdsu.edu/)
|May 18||Grades due from instructors. (11 p.m. deadline)
Last day for submission of incomplete and RP grade removals (excluding thesis) for May 2023 graduation
with an advanced degree.
Last day of Spring semester.
For previous news items, please go to our News Archives.
Octavio Martínez (BSEE '92, MBA '00) - From Internship to International Agreement
Article by Melinda Sevilla, January 17, 2023
Octavio Martínez’s (BSEE ‘92, MBA ‘00) immersion into semiconductors as a San Diego State University
student led to a successful career in the field, and a recent high-profile involvement
in the binational semiconductor chip agreement between the United States and Mexico.
Electrical engineering alumnus Martínez had what he called the “greatest privilege” of being selected as an honorary witness and signing the memorandum of understanding (MOU) on semiconductor cooperation between the two nations. To read the full article, click on From Internship to International Agreement.
Eric Johnson ('86) - What the Hell is an Economy?
Article by Melinda Sevilla, January 4, 2023
It’s a question that Eric Johnson ‘86 wouldn’t have asked while an electrical engineering graduate student at San Diego State University. “I gave it no thought,” he said.
But throughout his career and life experiences, Johnson has learned that the economy includes goals of productivity, improving quality of life across the board, and “just the right amount of compassion.” To read the full article, click on What the Hell is an Economy?
Jesus "Sammy" Samaniego Sanchez, Troops to Engineers (T2E)
Article by Melinda Sevilla and Audrey Chuakay, November 8, 2022
Jesus "Sammy" Samaniego Sanchez is currently working towards his bachelor of science
degree in Electrical Engineering here at San Diego State University. SDSU's T2E program’s
goal is to ease the transition to civilian learning for student veterans like Sammy
Sanchez. T2E is offered exclusively at SDSU to student veterans in undergraduate and
graduate engineering programs. To read the full article, click on Troops to Engineers.
Barry Dorr, Engineering Lecturer By Day, Jazz Musician By Night
Article by Audrey Chuakay, November 8, 2022
Professor Barry Dorr, Lecturer for the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
at San Diego State University works his childhood passion for music into his instruction
for senior design projects.
To read the full article, click on Engineering Lecturer By Day, Jazz Musician By Night.
Alan Dulgeroff, SDSU Alumni ('92, '18), SDG&E and Snapdragon Stadium
Video provided by Melinda Sevilla, November 2, 2022
Alan Dulgeroff, Director of Electric System Planning at SDG&E received his Bachelor
of Science in Electrical Engineering in 1992 and his Master of Engineering degree
in 2018 at San Diego State University. Alan shares his story of SDG&E's collaboration with SDSU's Snapdragon Stadium. Click SDG&E and Snapdragon to view the video clip.
Audrey Chuakay - Pinoy Pride: Finding Her Chosen Family at SDSU
Article by Melinda Sevilla, October 26, 2022
Audrey Chuakay, a senior in Computer Engineering at San Diego State University, shares
her story about her identity as a Filipina and woman in STEM, and how SDSU's organizations
help her explore them. To read the full article click on Pinoy Pride: Finding Her Chosen Family at SDSU.
Dr. Junfei Xie Named Presidential Research Faculty Fellows
Article by Kelly Woodhouse, October 21, 2022
Dr. Junfei Xie, Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering,
was among seven faculty members to be named Presedential Research Faculty Fellows
at San Diego State University in recognition of their outstanding research, scholarship
and creative endeavors. To read the full article click on Presidential Research Fellows Honored for Advancing Their Fields.
Joe E. Kiani, SDSU Alumni ('84 & '88), 2022 Forbes 400 Billionaire
Joe E. Kiani, founder, CEO, and Chairman of the Board of Masimo Corporation, a publicly held (since 2007) global medical technology company, immigrated to the U.S. from Iran as a child of poverty to become a billionaire!
In 1984, Joe earned his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and in 1988 his Master of Science in Electrical Engineering at San Diego State University. He was also the 2005 Monty Awardee. SDSU's Monty Award honors alumni who have made significant contributions to San Diego State University, the San Diego community or California, nationally or internationally, and is presented to one distinguished alumnus/alumna from each college annually.
Now, Joe Kiani is the cover story on the 2022 Forbes 400 magazine. To read the entire
article, click on Meet the Iranian Immigrant Who Became a Covid MedTec Billionaire, written by Kerry A. Dolan, Forbes Staff.
Dr. Duy H. N. Nguyen Receives the NSF CAREER Award
Article by Melinda Sevilla, October 19, 2022
Dr. Duy H. N. Nguyen, Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer
Engineering, received the NSF Faculty Early-Career Development (CAREER) Award, which
is the NSF’s most prestigious award for early-career faculty. The title of the project
supported by this award is "Development of Learning Frameworks for Nonlinear Massive
To read the full article, click on Beyond 5G: SDSU Professor Earns NSF CAREER Award.
- Apply to the $50K Zahn Challenge for SDSU students, faculty and staff with an idea for a commercial enterprise, social enterprise or project resulting in a social impact.
- The Zahn Innovation Center is a commercial and social incubator that supports San Diego State University innovators and aspiring entrepreneurs—students, faculty and staff from any major or department on campus—as they transform their ideas into companies.
- Zahn Innovation center at San Diego State University College of Engineering is an incubator that support students, faculty and staff as they transform their ideas into products and companies.
For an in depth look at the senior design projects for 2022, please visit our Design Day 2022 site.
- The San Diego State University senior engineering Design Day presents a collection of projects from graduating seniors.
- The San Diego State University College of Engineering hosted its annual Design Day on May 4, 2022 at Montezuma Hall in the Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union building.
- The event featured project demonstrations from graduating seniors in the engineering program, as part of a capstone design class.
- Design Day exhibits a collection of projects from graduating seniors from Electrical and Computer engineering majors. This event is well attended by representatives from local industry, parents and faculty from other departments.
- Please continue to check our Engineering Design Day website for further information and this site also lists all of our past Design Day events.