Undergraduate Studies

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Program Overview

About the Program, Degree Program, Commitment to Students, Course Spotlights, Curriculum Highlights (timeline, sr. sequence courses, sr. projects), Why UCSB?, Why Computer Engineering?, and Our Mission

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Degree Requirements (major and general education), 4 Year Course Plan, Senior Sequence Courses, Curriculum Related Info (publications, guides, advising contacts, course listings), Forms, and Helpful Links

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Student Advising

Types of Advisors (College of Engineering, CE undergraduate advisor, faculty); Email a Question to a: CE Student, Undergraduate Advisor, Faculty, Program Director; and Advisor Contact Information

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Academic Timeline

The CE Program's year-by-year timeline for the freshman, sophomore, junior, and senior years that includes coursework, what students will learn and experience, and curriculum reminders and "to-dos"

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Senior Projects

Capstone Overview, Courses (CMPSC and ECE 189A/B); Past Projects (awards and posters); 2016 through 2010 Capstone Projects (videos, projects, sponsors, albums) and Past Capstone Event pages

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Prospective and Current Student Resources

Frequently Asked Questions for Prospective and Current students, Quick Fact Boxes (statistics, CoE and UCSB resources, careers, contacts, Why CE? and Why UCSB?)

Course Spotlight - Puzzling Problems in... (ECE 1B)

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ECE Prof. Behrooz Parhami’s “Puzzling Problems in Science and Technology (ECE 1B)” seminar course featured in The UCSB Current article "Cool Classes"

The Freshman seminar course grew out of a computer engineering required course that illuminates the work of engineers. The course uses familiar mathematical and logical puzzles to describe engineering problems and solution methods to freshmen, who may not yet have the background to understand them.

Taught by Behrooz Parhami, a professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, the seminar focuses on the puzzle-like aspects of engineering challenges and their corresponding real-life applications.

The UCSB Current – "Cool Classes (full article)

Student Spotlight - Noura Kiroloss

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  • Hometown: Lawndale, California
  • Organizations: Sigma Theta Psi Multicultural Sorority, Inc.
  • Favorite Course: Mobile embedded systems (ECE 150)

Why CE?: I knew I wanted to become an engineer because I have always had an interest in math and science. Coming in as an undeclared freshman, I was able to compare and contrast the difference between the different engineering majors and decided that computer engineering was the major for me. It is a good balance between computer science and electrical engineering and deals with many day-to-day uses in life.

Why UCSB?: I specifically chose to come to UCSB because I knew it had an amazing engineering program. Prior to attending, I was still undecided on what specific engineering major I wanted to be in. I was fortunate to have met people living in my dorm that were in the major and we quickly bonded over it.

(More about Noura and other undergraduate experiences...)