Graduate Certificate in Electrical Engineering Foundations


  • A full year of Calculus equivalent to MATH or STMATH 124, 125 and 126
  • Differential Equations equivalent to MATH or STMATH 307
  • Matrix or Linear Algebra equivalent to MATH or STMATH 308
  • Multivariable Calculus equivalent to MATH or STMATH 324
  • Engineering Physics 1 (Mechanics) and 2 (Electromagnetism and Oscillatory Motion) equivalent to PHYS or B PHYS 121 and 122
  • General Chemistry 1 (with lab): CHEM 142 or B CHEM 143 and 144

Prerequisite Course Descriptions

STMATH 124 Calculus I (5)

Studies the development of differential calculus, staring with limits, continuity, and the definition of derivative. Emphasizes differentiation techniques and their applications.

STMATH 125 Calculus II (5)

Integration theory and techniques with applications in science and engineering.

STMATH 126 Calculus III (5)

Studies sequences and series, including convergence tests and Taylor polynomials and series, as well as the calculus of curves in the plane and space described in polar, parametric, or vector-valued form.

STMATH 307 Introduction to Differential Equations (5)

Introduces ordinary differential equations. Includes first-and second-order equations and Laplace transform.

STMATH 308 Matrix Algebra with Applications (5)

Introduces linear algebra, including systems of linear equations, Gaussian elimination, matrices and matrix algebra, vector spaces, subspaces of Euclidean space, linear independence, bases and dimension, orthogonality, eigenvectors, and eigenvalues. Applications include data fitting and the method of least squares.

STMATH 324 Multivariable Calculus (5)

Introduction to the concepts and computation techniques of multivariable calculus, including partial derivative, the chain rule, double and triple integrals, vector fields, line integrals, surface integrals, Green's Theorem, Stokes' Theorem, and the Divergence Theorem.

B PHYS 121 Mechanics (5)

Basic principles of mechanics and experiments in mechanics for physical science and engineering majors. Lecture tutorial and lab components must all be taken to receive credit.

B PHYS 122 Electromagnetism and Oscillatory Motion (5)

Basic principles of electromagnetism, the mechanics of oscillatory motion, and experiments in these topics for physical science and engineering majors.

B CHEM 143 General Chemistry (4)

Covers atomic nature of matter, chemical reactions, stoichiometry, solution chemistry, atomic theory, chemical bonding, molecular geometry and structure.

B CHEM 144 General Chemistry Lab (2)

Laboratory experience designed to complement the knowledge gained in B CHEM 143. Emphasizes collection and analysis of laboratory results in a well prepared laboratory notebook.

To find Washington State College equivalents view the UW Equivalency Guide.