ECE Undergraduate Advising Office

The mission of ECE Student Affairs is to facilitate ECE faculty, graduate and undergraduate students in understanding and navigating UCSD administrative processes in order to achieve success in their research, educational and professional endeavors, and to prepare students to become engaged and constructive members of a diverse, dynamic and global society.


  1. To foster a healthy and cooperative community for ECE faculty, students and staff
  2. To motivate and inspire students to be independent, intelligent and innovative engineering professionals
  3. To build relationships with alumni and industry partners

ADVISING HOURS (subject to change without notice):

The ECE Undergraduate Advisors are working remotely until further notice and Jacobs Hall 2700 is closed. Please contact us through the VAC or check our calendar above for drop in advising through zoom.


Current students contact: Virtual Advising Center

Questions must be sent to the VAC by current students and you should receive a response within 24-72 hours.

Prospective students: email us at


Contact us through the VAC for instructions on where to submit your form. Forms sent directly to our email account without notifying us through the VAC may cause delays in the review process.


Appointments are available Monday to Friday during remote advising hours starting week 3 of the quarter. Please contact us through the VAC to set up an appointment. Include a reason for the appointment in your request. Appointments must be set up at least 2 business days in advance and are not available during evenings, weekends or enrollment time.

Incoming Transfers:
Transfer CE students who have completed the equivalent courses to UC San Diego's MATH18, 20ABCD and PHYS 2ABC are recommended to take CSE 8A (if they do not have programming experience) or CSE 11 (if they have programming experience), ECE 35 and a GE. If you have taken a course at the community college that is equivalent to CSE 8AB or 11, then take CSE 12 and 15L instead. 

Transfer EE students who have completed the equivalent courses to UC San Diego's CHEM 6A, MATH18, 20ABCD and PHYS 2ABC are recommended to take ECE 5 or 15, 25 and 35 in the fall.

After transfer courses have been entered in Tritonlink, advisors can help incoming transfers determine the appropriate major courses to take in the fall. Please contact us through to set up an appointment prior to fall enrollment and after your transfer courses have been entered in Tritonlink.


Drop in advising hours may vary weekly and noted in our calendar above.  During our zoom drop in advising hours, students can sign in using the “Meet with Advisor” tab in the VAC. A zoom link will be sent to you when an advisor is ready. 

IN PERSON WALK IN ADVISING HOURS IN JACOBS HALL 2700: not available due to the current circumstances.


Frequently Asked Questions

What is an Appointment?

Appointments to meet with a counselor are available for current student during specified times in 30 minute increments. Students can contact the office one week in advance to schedule an appointment. Appointments can be made through the Virtual Advising Center . Typical topics discussed by appointments include:

  • Developing long-range curriculum plans
  • Students facing academic difficulty or other challenges that may require a referral
  • Not sure if you require an appointment? Contact us through the Virtual Advising Center  for assistance.

What is the Virtual Advising Center?

Current students can submit brief questions 24/7 through the Virtual Advising Center . An Advisor will respond within 24-72 hours (and often sooner).

Faculty Advisors

During your undergraduate career, faculty advisors can be a valuable resource. Faculty advisors can provide insight about additional avenues of interest (research, industry, academia) and advice about course work, depth sequences, and other academic issues. Also, your advisors can share their own experiences about electrical engineering and provide a new perspective of industry. In addition, faculty can get to know you as a student, and your relationship may lead to limitless possibilities, including recommendations for graduate school, job opportunities, and research experiences.

Electrical Engineering Depth Advisors