4 Year Course Plan
Students entering the 20202021 academic year
The College of Engineering has put together a basic course guideline to help ECE students accumulate the required units necessary for graduation. The table below is for the most current academic year and is a plan that does not take into consideration advanced placement coursework, course availability, etc.
Courses with "L" indicate Lab – course names are located in the Legend box on the right.
Freshman Year
Fall  Units  Winter  Units  Spring  Units 

CHEM 1A or 2A  3  MATH 3B  4  MATH 4A  4 
CHEM 1AL or 2AC  2  PHYS 1  4  PHYS 2  4 
ECE 3  4  ECE 5  4  WRIT 50E or GE  4 
MATH 3A  4  WRIT 2E or 50E  4  
WRIT 1E or 2E  4  
TOTAL  17  16  12 
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 15A  4  MATH 6B  4 
PHYS 3  3  MATH 6A  4  PHYS 5  3 
PHYS 3L  1  PHYS 4  3  PHYS 5L  1 
CMPSC 16  4  PHYS 4L  1  
TOTAL  17  17  13 
Junior Year
Fall  Units  Winter  Units  Spring  Units 

ECE 130A  4  ECE 130B  4  ECE 137B  4 
ECE 132  4  ECE 137A  4  ECE 139^{1}  4 
ECE 134  4  ECE Elective  4  ECE 152A^{2}  5 
GE  4  GE  4  GE  4 
TOTAL  16  16  17 
Senior Year
Fall  Units  Winter  Units  Spring  Units 

ECE 188A  3  ECE 188B  3  ECE 188C  3 
ECE Electives  8  ECE Electives  8  ECE Electives  8 
GE  4  GE  4  Free Elective^{4}  4 
ENGR 101^{3}  3  
TOTAL  15  18  15 
^{1} ECE 139 may also be taken in the spring quarter of the sophomore year
^{2} ECE 152A may also be taken in the spring quarter of the sophomore year
^{3} ENGR 101 may be taken any quarter of senior year
^{4} This course may not be required. Students must complete at least 189 units to graduate.
Curriculum Catalogs
 GEAR (COE General Engineering Academic Requirements)
 UCSB General Catalog
Requirements
Students should refer to the year of entrance 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
Course Name Legend
 Electrical & Computer Engineering

 ECE 3: Introduction to Electrical Engineering
 ECE 5: Introduction to Electrical and Computer Engineering
 ECE 10A/AL; 10B/BL; 1C/CL: Fundamentals of Analog & Digital Circuits and Systems
 ECE 15A: Fundamentals of Logic Design
 ECE 130AB: Signal Analysis & Processing
 ECE 132: Intro to Solid State Electronic Devices
 ECE 134: Introduction to Fields & Waves
 ECE 137AB: Circuits & Electronics I & II
 ECE 139: Probability & Statistics
 ECE 152A: Digital Design Principles
 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)
Important
Student must follow the 4 Year Course Plan according to year of entrance. 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.