ECE 15/35 WAIVER EXAM
*Details regarding day/time/location and how to register will be available sometime in mid-September. The exams are usually administered during 0 week. Please check your UCSD email regularly for any updates*
The waiver exams are designed for incoming students who have taken a C programming or circuits course at a community college
and wish to receive transfer credit for UCSD ECE 15 or ECE 35. Students who did not pass ECE 15 or ECE 35 at UCSD
are not eligble to take the exam.
Students who completed a C programming or circuits course at an accredited 4-year university should submit a petition
to get course equivalency to the ECE Undergraduate Student Affairs Office in Jacobs Hall 2906.
The Undergraduate Petition is available on Tritonlink. Instructions on how to complete the petition form is available here.
ECE 15 Waiver Exam:
The ECE 15 Waiver exam will be offered at the beginning of fall quarter.
If students can't solve the following sample questions, they are discouraged from taking the ECE 15 Waiver Exam.
ECE 35 Waiver Exam:
The ECE 35 waiver exam will be offered at the beginning of fall quarter. Format is 1 hour. Pen and calculator only.
UCSD Catalog Course Descriptions
15. Engineering Computation (4)
Students learn the C programming language with an emphasis on high-performance numerical computation. The commonality across programming languages of control structures, data structures, and I/O is also covered. Techniques for using Matlab to graph the results of C computations are developed. Prerequisites: a familiarity with basic mathematics such as trigonometry functions and graphing is expected but this course assumes no prior programming knowledge.
ECE 35. Introduction to Analog Design (4)
Fundamental circuit theory concepts, Kirchoff's voltage and current laws, Thevenin's and Norton's theorems,
loop and node analysis, time-varying signals, transient first order circuits, steady-state sinusoidal response.
(Course material and/or program fees may apply.) Prerequisites: Math. 20A–B; Math. 20C and
Physics 2B must be taken concurrently.
- - -