Curriculum

Degree Requirements

To receive a Computer Engineering degree from UCSB, students must satisfy the following requirements:

All courses, course descriptions, instructor designations, curricular and degree requirements described on this website are subject to change throughout the year. For the most current degree requirement information, contact the ECE Student Affairs Office (Trailer 380, Rm 101 / (805) 893-8292 / ugradinfo@ece.ucsb.edu).


MAJOR - Computer Engineering Degree Requirements

Preparation for the Major (74 units), Upper Division Major (68 units), and Math, Science, Engineering Elective (4 units) must be satisfied. GPA requirements must be satisfied.

Major requirements are administered by the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department.

Advising Contact: ECE Student Affairs Office - Trailer 380, Rm 101 | (805) 893-8292 | ugradinfo@ece.ucsb.edu

Computer Engineering Major Requirements for 2016-17 section of "GEAR" (pg 48)

Computer Engineering Four Year Course Plan - CE web page

Bachelor of Science - Computer Engineering Overview section of "GEAR" (pg 26)

CE STUDENT AFFAIRS REQUIREMENTS INFORMATION PUBLICATIONS / FORMS
Senior Elective Study Plan

During the junior year students must complete and submit a senior sequence elective study plan (CE Senior Elective Sheet). Courses are referred to as CMPEN Electives during the Senior year on the Four Year Course Plan.

  • Early Fall Quarter: mandatory Junior meeting to discuss the elective study plan
  • Last Day of Instruction during the Spring quarter of the Junior year: CE Senior Elective Sheet must be turned in to the ECE Undergraduate Staff Advisor or the following Fall enrollment will be blocked
CE MAJOR
COURSE REQUIREMENTS
COURSE SELECTION COURSE SELECTION
Preparation for the Major
(75 units)
  • CHEM 1A, 1AL or 2A, 2AC
    (5 units)
  • CMPSC 16 (4 units)
  • CMPSC 24 (4 units)
  • CMPSC 32 (4 units)
  • CMPSC 40 (5 units)
  • ECE 1A (1 unit)
  • ECE 1B (1 unit)
  • ECE 10A, 10AL, 10B, 10BL, 10C, 10CL (15 units)
  • ECE 15A (4 units)
  • MATH 3A, 3B, 4A, 4B (16 units)
  • PHYS 1, 2, 3, 3L, 4, 4L (16 units)
Upper Division Major
(68 units)
  • CMPSC 130A (4 units)
  • ENGR 101 (3 units)

Plus CE Senior Sequences Electives (48 units). Prior approval of the student's departmental electives must be obtained from the student's faculty advisor.

  • ECE 152A (5 units)
  • ECE 154A (4 units)
  • ECE 139 or PSTAT 120A (4 units)
Math, Science, Engineering Electives
(4 units)
See the CE Math/Science/ Engineering Electives List (pdf) for courses that can be used to fulfill the 4 unit requirement  

GENERAL EDUCATION (GE) REQUIREMENTS

COLLEGE - College of Engineering (CoE) - General Education Requirements

All undergraduate students must satisfy the general education (General and Subject Area) requirements for the College of Engineering.

UNIVERSITY - UC, Santa Barbara (UCSB) - General University Requirements

All undergraduate students must satisfy University academic residency, UC Entry Level Writing Requirement, American History and Institutions, unit, and scholarship requirements.

Both CoE General Education and General University Requirements are administered by the College of Engineering.

Advising Contact: CoE Office of Undergraduate Studies - Harold Frank Hall, Room 1006 | (805) 893-2809 | coe-info@engineering.ucsb.edu

CoE & UCSB Requirements / Overview, 4 Year Course Plan, GE Checklist and B.S. Overview Info:

CoE GE and University Requirements Overview for 2016-17 section of "GEAR" (pages 10-12)

General Education and University Requirements for 2016-17 section of "GEAR" (page 48)

Computer Engineering Four Year Course Plan - CE web page

Checklist of General Education and University Requirements for 2016-17 section of "GEAR" (page 21)

Bachelor of Science - Computer Engineering Overview section of "GEAR" (page 26)

Publications

GEAR CatalogGEAR (General Engineering Academic Requirements): CE, CoE, and UCSB requirements, overviews, and more...

UCSB General Catalog coverUCSB General Catalog: major and minor requirements; course descriptions and prerequisites and more...

CE Curriculum Guides

image of screen shot of four year plan pdfMajor Requirements and Four Year Plan - GEAR (pgs 48-49)

image of screen shot of four year plan web pageCE Four Year Plan -
CE web page


image of elective formCE Math/Science/ Engring Electives (pdf) - List of courses that can be used to fulfill the 4 unit requirement

image of screen shot of senior sequence year web pageSenior Sequences - two sequences required during senior year - CE web page

image of course flow chartCE Course Flow Chart


Degree Advising Contacts

Major Requirements (CE)

CE Major Requirements (pg 48)

ECE Student Affairs Office
Trailer 380, Rm 101
(805) 893-8292 ugradinfo@ece.ucsb.edu

College (CoE) / University (UCSB) Requirements and Advanced Placement Credits

CoE / UCSB GE Requirements (pgs 10-12) and Checklist (pg 21)

College Board Advanced Placement Credits (pg 8-9)

CoE Office of Undergraduate Studies
Harold Frank Hall, Room 1006
(805) 893-2809
coe-info@engineering.ucsb.edu

(See the CE Advising page for CE Major, CoE, and UCSB advising...)

Transfer Students Preparation and Admissions

CoE Office of Undergraduate Studies
Harold Frank Hall
admissions@engineering.ucsb.edu
CoE Transfer Students web page

Not sure whom to contact?

See the ECE Undergraduate Staff Advisor:
ECE Student Affairs Office Trailer 380, Rm 101 (805) 893-8292 ugradinfo@ece.ucsb.edu