4 Year Course Plan
Students entering the 20222023 academic year
This grid is intended to serve as a guide and should be adjusted for individual circumstances in consultation with academic advisors. Course availability subject to change. Changes will be announced by the department.
Course names are located in the Legend box on the right (courses with "L" indicate Lab)
Freshman Year
Fall  Units  Winter  Units  Spring  Units 

ECE 3  4  CMPSC 16 or CMPSC 9  4  ECE 6 or CHEM 1A/1AL^{1}  4/5 
ECE 5  4  MATH 3B  4  MATH 4A  4 
MATH 3A  4  PHYS 1  4  PHYS 2  4 
WRIT 1E or 2E  4  WRIT 2E or 50E  4  WRIT 50E or GE  4 
TOTAL  16  16  16/17 
Sophomore Year
Fall  Units  Winter  Units  Spring  Units 

ECE 10A  3  ECE 10B  3  ECE 10C  3 
ECE 10AL  2  ECE 10BL  2  ECE 10CL  2 
MATH 4B  4  ECE 130A  4  ECE 139  4 
PHYS 3  3  MATH 6A  4  MATH 6B  4 
PHYS 3L  1  PHYS 4  3  PHYS 5 & 5L or ECE 130B  4 
GE  4  PHYS 4L  1  
TOTAL  17  17  17 
Junior Year
Fall  Units  Winter  Units  Spring  Units 

ECE 15A  4  ECE 152A  5  ECE 153B or ECE Elective  4 
ECE 134  4  ECE Elective  4  ECE Elective  4 
ECE Elective  4  ECE Elective  4  ECE Elective  5 
ECE Elective  4  GE  4  GE  4 
TOTAL  16  17  16 
Senior Year
Fall  Units  Winter  Units  Spring  Units 

ECE 153A or ECE Elective  4  ECE 188B  3  ECE 188C  3 
ECE 188A  3  ECE Electives  8  ECE Electives  4 
GE  4  ENGR 101^{2}  3  
Free Elective^{3}  4  GE  4  
TOTAL  15  18  TBA 
^{1} Students interested in the BS/MS Materials Program are advised to take CHEM 1A/1AL.
^{2} ENGR 101 may be taken any quarter of the senior year.
^{3} Students must complete at least 12 units per quarter. Students must complete at least 189 units to graduate – see an advisor for more information.
Curriculum Catalogs
 GEAR (COE General Engineering Academic Requirements)
 UCSB General Catalog
Requirements
Students must follow the 4 Year Course Plan according to year of entrance in the College of Engineering "GEAR" for a closeup look at the required units of coursework for:
 preparation of the major
 upper division major
 math, science, engineering
 university and general education requirements
The ECE Student Affairs Office has print copies of past 4 Year Plans and the COE has online versions from the most current year to 201213.
Course Name Legend
 Electrical & Computer Engineering

 ECE 3: Introduction to Electrical Engineering
 ECE 5: Introduction to Electrical and Computer Engineering
 ECE 6: The Physics of Energy, Information, and Communication
 ECE 10A/AL; 10B/BL; 10C/CL: Fundamentals of Analog & Digital Circuits and Systems
 ECE 15A: Fundamentals of Logic Design
 ECE 130AB: Signal Analysis & Processing
 ECE 134: Introduction to Fields & Waves
 ECE 139: Probability & Statistics
 ECE 152A: Digital Design Principles
 ECE 153A: Hardware/Software Interface
 ECE 153B: Sensor and Peripheral Interface Design
 ECE 188AC: Senior EE Project
Course names with "L", indicate Lab
 Other Departments

 CHEM 1A/AL OR CHEM 2A/AC (Honors): General Chemistry
 CMPSC 16: Problem Solving with Computers I
 ENGR 101: Ethics in Engineering
 MATH 3A: Calculus with Applications, First Course
 MATH 3B: Calculus with Applications, Second Course
 MATH 4A: Linear Algebra with Applications
 MATH 4B: Differential Equations
 MATH 6A: Vector Calculus with Applications 1
 MATH 6B: Vector calculus with Applications 2
 PHYS 1: Basic Physics
 PHYS 2: Basic Physics
 PHYS 3/3L: Basic Physics
 PHYS 4/4L: Basic Physics
 PHYS 5/5L: Basic Physics
 WRIT 1E: Approaches to University Writing for Engineers
 WRIT 2E: Academic Writing for Engineers
 WRIT 50E: Writing & the Research Process for Engineers
Course names with "L", indicate Lab
Course Schedules
The following areas have websites with course schedules for each quarter:
Prospective Students refer to the online UCSB General Catalog / Schedule of Classes and Current Students refer to Gaucho OnLine Data (GOLD)