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If it is an ECE class, visit the ECE Student Affairs Office in Trailer 380, Room 101 or email email@example.com. Otherwise, go to the department offering the class that is full.
Students may petition to enter the Electrical Engineering major at any time both of the following requirements are met:
All required math and computer science classes require a C or better to pass and all ECE classes require a C - or better to meet minimum prerequisites for later classes in ECE. For all other courses taken at UCSB, a letter grade of D- or better is considered passing but may be insufficient for use as prerequisites for future courses.
To receive a Electrical Engineering degree from UCSB, students must satisfy three sets of requirements: major, college and university. As a first point of reference for curriculum questions, go to the ECE Curriculum webpage. For additional questions, contact the following:
Not sure where to go? Contact the ECE Student Affairs Office - Trailer 380, Rm 101 | (805) 893-8292 | firstname.lastname@example.org
You will need to take the new prerequisites. Students are responsible for any updates or changes in prerequisites. Check with the ECE Student Affairs Office or the UCSB General Catalog regularly for updates and changes in curriculum.
If it is an ECE class, visit the ECE Student Affairs Office in Trailer 380, Room 101 or email email@example.com. Otherwise, go to the department offering the class with which you are having difficulties.
According to the "2015-16 PayScale College Salary Report," EE is ranked at #7 on their "Highest Paying Bachelor Degrees by Salary Potential" list with early career pay at $67,000 and mid-career at $114,000.
According to the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) "Job Outlook 2016" survey report, EE is ranked at #8 on their " Top Degrees in Demand" and #2 on their "Top Engineering Degrees in Demand" lists.
For additional information, the College of Engineering has an excellent Career Services web page that helps undergraduates and graduate students locate jobs and internships.
Santa Barbara and the Goleta area are known as being a part of the technology corridor between Los Angeles and San Francisco. Many technology companies are located in our area and contact us seeking students who are interested in participating in internship and employment opportunities. The ECE Student Office regularly sends out Umail email notifications to students about these opportunities.
Students are also advised to initiate direct contact with companies and to discuss internship and employment interests with faculty members since many have their own research labs and also have contact with local industry.
UCSB Career Services has an official website for jobs, internships, and campus interviews called GauchoLink. In addition, GauchoLink serves as a gateway to subscription services that are free for UCSB students. The College of Engineering also has a Career Services web page that helps undergraduates and graduate students locate jobs and internships.
Annual UCSB Recruiting Events sponsored by Career Services are a great opportunity to see which companies are looking for interns and employees.
You should consult with faculty members who a have similar interests so they can steer you in the right direction. Both faculty research interests and research areas are available on the ECE Program website under Areas of Research and Faculty Research.
Additionally, there are prominent research centers on campus that have structured undergraduate research programs such as the Materials Research Lab and the California Nanosystems Institute - Center for Science and Engineering Partnerships.
Yes - the UCSB Office of the Education Abroad Program (EAP) is dedicated to making the experience of such study available to as many qualified UCSB students as possible. EAP allows students to continue to progress toward their degrees while living and studying in some of the best academic institutions around the world.
For more information about EAP, contact the College of Engineering liaison, Tacy Costanzo - firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yes - students can participate in UCSB Technology Management Program (TMP) and one TMP course may be used as a senior elective for the EE major.
The Technology Management Program's educational programs include classes in management, entrepreneurship, new product development, marketing, and much more taught by world-class scholars, highly successful business lecturers and entrepreneurs. The program's New Venture Competition has launched new ventures including several EE and CE senior year projects.