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Electrical and Computer Engineering

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Building 380, Room 101;
Telephone (805) 893-2269 or (805) 893-3821
Web site:
Chair: B.S. Manjunath
Vice Chair: Clint Schow
Vice Chair: Luke Theogarajan

Undergraduate Program

Bachelor of Science—Electrical Engineering (Requirements - PDF)

Requirements for Changing to Electrical Engineering from Other Majors

Undergraduate students enrolled in other majors may petition to enter the Electrical Engineering major.

The department undergraduate advisor can provide guidelines on the required academic background.

Bachelor of Science—Computer Engineering

This major is offered jointly by the Department of Computer Science and the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. For information about this major, refer to the section on Computer Engineering.

Five-Year Bachelor of Science/Master of Science Program

A combined B.S./M.S. program in Electrical Engineering provides an opportunity for outstanding undergraduates to earn both degrees in five years. Additional information about this program is available from the department undergraduate office. Interested students should contact the undergraduate office early in the junior year, because they need to plan their junior year classes differently from other undergraduates. Transfer students should notify the office of their interest in the program at the earliest opportunity. In addition to fulfilling undergraduate degree requirements, B.S./M.S. degree candidates must meet the ECE Master’s degree requirements as well as the Graduate Division degree requirements, including university requirements for academic residence and units of coursework as described in the chapter, “Graduate Education at UCSB.”