The Undergraduate Programs

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering offers undergraduate programs leading to the BS in electrical engineering, engineering physics, and computer engineering, and the BA in electrical engineering and society. Each of these programs can be tailored to provide preparation for graduate study or employment in a wide range of fields. The Electrical Engineering (B.S.) program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org.    


ECE Department EXCEPTION regarding P/NP GRADES:

SPRING 2020

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering will allow any course taken P/NP in SPRING 2020 to count towards ECE degree requirements. 

Spring 2020 P/NP units will not count toward the 25% maximum allowed by the university  

FALL 2020

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering will allow any course taken P/NP in FALL 2020 to count towards ECE degree requirements. 

Fall 2020 P/NP units will count toward the 25% maximum allowed by the university   

WINTER 2021

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering will allow any course taken P/NP in WINTER 2021 to count towards ECE degree requirements. 

Winter 2021 P/NP units will not count toward the 25% maximum allowed by the university   

SPRING 2021

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering will allow any course taken P/NP in SPRING 2021 to count towards ECE degree requirements. 

Deadline to change grading options is Friday, June 4 through Webreg.

Spring 2021 P/NP units will not count toward the 25% maximum allowed by the university

SUMMER 2020 & 2021

Courses that apply towards major requirements must be taken for a letter grade and passed with a C- or better.

FALL 2021

Courses that apply towards major requirements must be taken for a letter grade and passed with a C- or better.

BS/MS Students

Courses that will apply towards the MS degree can be taken P/NP in SP20, FA20, WI21 and SP21. Students must earn a "P" grade or B- or higher, if the letter grade option is chosen, to transfer the units.

ECE Capped Major Application

Screening courses can be taken P/NP in SP20 and FA20. However, screening courses must be taken for a letter grade in WI21 and SP21. 

P/NP FAQs:

Can I take a lower division Math course such as MATH 20C or a lower division course such as PHYS 2B P/NP?

Major requirements are not limited to ECE courses. MATH 18,20ABCDE and PHYS 2ABCD, 2DL are ECE degree requirements and can be taken P/NP in SP20, FA20, WI21 and SP21. P grades in these courses if taken during these quarters will satisfy ECE degree or major requirements.

Can I take a CSE course P/NP?

If you are a CE major, CE major requirements are not limited to ECE or CSE courses. Each major requires a combination of lower division and upper division requirements in CSE, ECE, MATH, PHYS, etc. CSE 8A,B, 11, 12,15L,20,21,20, 100,101,110,120,140,140L, 141, and 141L are CE major requirements. P grades in these courses if taken during SP20, FA20, WI21 and SP21 will satisfy CE major requirements.

I am taking an upper division CSE, MATH, PHYS, COGS course. Can I take it P/NP?

Major requirements are not limited to ECE courses. If an acceptable upper division CSE, MATH, PHYS or COGS course is satisfying a Professional or Technical or CSE/ECE Elective or CSE Technical Elective, it can be taken P/NP in SP20, FA20, WI21 and SP21. P grades in these courses if taken during SP20, FA20, WI21 and SP21 will satisfy ECE degree or major requirements. 

Should I choose the P/NP option?

We understand that students are experiencing challenges under the current circumstances and learning remotely. However, students should consider possible consequences when choosing the P/NP option for their major courses. Advisors cannot determine how P/NP grades will affect future job or internship applications and graduate school admissions. P/NP grades do not provide enough information for hiring managers or admissions committees to evaluate a student's academic performance. Some who review applications may think that a P grade equates to a C or C-.