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.
 20222023: 4 Year Course Plan (pdf)
 20212022: 4 Year Course Plan (pdf)
 20202021: 4 Year Course Plan (pdf)
 20192020: 4 Year Course Plan (pdf)
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)