ECE 299/298/501 Enrollment

ECE 299
  • ECE 299 is a course where you conduct research within a lab, under the supervision of an ECE professor. 
  • ECE 299 can be taken for 1-16 units and can only be taken for a S/U grade.
    • Details about S/U grading can be found here. S/U grades do not count towards the GPA.
  • In order to enroll in ECE 299 you will need to obtain faculty approval first and get cleared to enroll via EASy. 
    • The EASY request will be routed to the professor for approval. 
  • ECE 299 can be used towards the M.S. degree. 
    • Plan 1 students need 12 units of 299 research in order to pursue the thesis.
    • Plan 2 comprehensive exam students can use up to 4 units of 299 towards their technical electives. 
  • Students can conduct research within the JSOE and use it towards the technical electives section of the degree planner. 
ECE 298
  • ECE 298 is a designated course for students that are pursuing a CPT during the academic year (Fall, Winter and Spring quarters). 
    • If a company will not sign off on the summer co-op agreement for summer CPT internship, students will need to enroll in ECE 298 for SS3 which encompasses the entire summer quarter. In this scenario, students will be expected to pay for SS3 tuition/fees. 
  • Once a CPT iPortal request is submitted, you will be contacted to get cleared to enroll in ECE 298.
  • You will need to enroll in ECE 298 before the CPT iPortal request is approved by the ECE Department.
  • ECE 298 can be taken for 1-16 units, depending on how many units you need to maintain full time standing for I-20 compliance. 
  • ECE 298 cannot be used towards your degree and can only be taken for an S/U grade.
    • Details about S/U grading can be found here. S/U grades do not count towards the GPA.
  • At the time of enrollment, you will be given specific instructions, via email, on how to enroll and obtain an S in the class. 
ECE 501
  • ECE 501 is a designated course for Teaching Assistants (TA), Tutors and Readers the quarter they are serving.
  • ECE 501 serves as teaching credit for graduate students who are working 10+ hours per week.
  • If you are looking to enroll in ECE 501 under your instructor's name, please submit an EASy request.
    • If the professor that you are employed for is not populating on the EASy system, please email ece-ta@eng.ucsd.edu so that they can help create a section for that professor. 
  • Enrolling in ECE 501 and the number of units (1-4) you register for must be approved by the instructor of that course.
  • Making an EASy request does not guarantee enrollment in the course.
  • ECE 501 cannot be used towards your degree and can only be taken for an S/U grade.
    • Details about S/U grading can be found here. S/U grades do not count towards the GPA.