Curriculum

Degree Requirements

To receive a Electrical Engineering degree from UCSB, students must satisfy the following requirements:

MAJOR - Electrical Engineering (EE) Degree

GENERAL EDUCATION - College of Engineering (CoE) & U. of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB)

Degree requirements listed are for the current year only (2014-15). It is the student's responsibility to ensure they are following their correct year of entry requirements.

All courses, course descriptions, instructor designations, curricular and degree requirements described on this website are subject to change throughout the year.

For the most current degree requirement information, contact the ECE Student Affairs Office (Trailer 380, Rm 101 / (805) 893-8292 / ugradinfo@ece.ucsb.edu).



MAJOR - Electrical Engineering Degree Requirements

Preparation for the Major (84 units) and Upper Division Major (68 units) must be satisfied. This includes GPA requirements.

Major requirements are administered by the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department.

Advising Contact: ECE Student Affairs Office - Trailer 380, Rm 101 | (805) 893-8292 | ugradinfo@ece.ucsb.edu

Major Requirements, 4 Year Course Plan and B.S. - E.E. Overview Information:

Electrical Engineering Major Requirements for 2014-15 section of "GEAR" (page 52)

Electrical Engineering Four Year Course Plan for 2014-15 section of "GEAR" (page 53)

Bachelor of Science - Electrical Engineering Overview section of "GEAR" (page 33)

ECE STUDENT AFFAIRS
REQUIREMENTS
INFORMATION PUBLICATIONS / FORMS
Senior Elective Study Plan

During the junior year students must complete and submit a senior sequence elective study plan (EE Senior Elective Sheet). Courses are referred to as ECE Electives during the senior year on the Four Year Course Plan.

  • Early Fall Quarter: mandatory Junior meeting to discuss the elective study plan
  • Last Day of Instruction during the Spring quarter of the junior year: EE Senior Elective Sheet must be turned in to the ECE Undergraduate Staff Advisor or the following Fall enrollment will be blocked
ECE MAJOR COURSE
REQUIREMENTS
COURSE SELECTION COURSE SELECTION
Preparation for the Major
(84 units)
  • CHEM 1A, 1AL, 1B, 1BL or 2A, 2AC, 2B, 2BC (10 units)
  • CMPSC 16 (4 units)
  • CMPSC 24 (4 units)
  • ECE 2A-B-C (15 units)
  • ECE 15A (4 units)
  • ENGR 3 (3 units)
  • MATH 3A-B, 4A-B, 6A-B (24 units)
  • PHYS 1, 2, 3, 3L, 4, 4L, 5, 5L (20 units)
Upper Division Major
(68 units)
  • ECE 130A-B (8 units)
  • ECE 132 (4 units)
  • ECE 134 (4 units)
  • ECE 137A-B (8 units)

Plus ECE Senior Electives (32 units). Prior approval of the student's departmental electives must be obtained from the student's faculty advisor.

  • ECE 139 (4 units)
  • ECE 152A (5 units)
  • ENGR 101 (3 units)

GENERAL EDUCATION (GE) REQUIREMENTS


COLLEGE - College of Engineering (CoE) - General Education Requirements

All undergraduate students must satisfy the general education (General and Subject Area) requirements for the College of Engineering.

UNIVERSITY - UC, Santa Barbara (UCSB) - General University Requirements

All undergraduate students must satisfy University academic residency, UC Entry Level Writing Requirement, American History and Institutions, unit, and scholarship requirements.

Both CoE General Education and General University Requirements are administered by the College of Engineering.

Advising Contact: CoE Office of Undergraduate Studies - Harold Frank Hall, Room 1006 | (805) 893-2809 | coe-info@engineering.ucsb.edu

CoE & UCSB Requirements / Overview, 4 Year Course Plan, GE Checklist and B.S. Overview Info:

CoE GE and University Requirements Overview for 2014-15 section of "GEAR" (pages 10-12)

General Education and University Requirements for 2014-15 section of "GEAR" (page 52)

Electrical Engineering 2014-15 Four Year Course Plan for 2014-15 section of "GEAR" (page 53)

Checklist of General Education and University Requirements for 2014-15 section of "GEAR" (page 21)

Bachelor of Science - Electrical Engineering Overview section of "GEAR" (page 33)