Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

EECS Colloquium

Important information regarding the EECS 294 Colloquium course:

If you plan to enroll EECS 294 Colloquium, please know that the seminars take place on the first Friday of each month during the quarter. This means you need to enroll in EECS 294 prior to Friday of the start of the quarter to give EEE lead time to have you listed on the course roster so that you can take Quiz #1 on Canvas starting at 5:00 p.m. following the Friday seminar.

This is a 1 unit course. Grading Option: "Satisfactory" or "Unsatisfactory" only.

In order to receive a "Satisfactory" grade each enrolled student must physically attend at least three colloquium seminars. Seminars will be held on the first Friday of each month during each quarter. If you miss attending any of the three seminars within the quarter, you will automatically receive an "Unsatisfactory" grade. Attendance will be recorded. You must sign-in upon entering the McDonnell Douglas Engineering Auditorium (MDEA - Bldg. #311 on the campus map) or you will not receive credit for attending.

In addition to attendance, students must complete three online quizzes on Canvas. This means all three quizzes need to be completed after attending all three seminars. If one of the quizzes is not completed, you will automatically receive an ‘Unsatisfactory’ grade. There will be one online quiz following each seminar. Students must pass two of the three online quizzes in order to receive a "Satisfactory" grade.

Each quiz will only be available online starting from 5:00 pm following each Friday"s seminar, and will close on the following Tuesday at 8:00 am.

Each quiz is timed. You will be given a 30-minute duration to complete the test once you start the testing.

Questions will consist of multiple choice and/or True/False. You must get four out of the six questions correct in order to pass each quiz. Each question is worth 1 point. A passing score is 4 points or higher out of 6 points. You will be able to view your scores following each quiz.

MS students are required to take at least one quarter of EECS 294 in order to fulfill the MS degree requirements.

Ph.D. students are required to take at least four quarters of EECS 294 in order to fulfill the Ph.D. degree requirements.

In summary, to achieve a ‘Satisfactory’ final grade, the student must have for the quarter:

  • 3 attendances at the EECS 294 Colloquium Seminars
  • 3 quizzes completed on Canvas
  • 2 quizzes passed with a score of 4+ points for each of the 2 quizzes

You are able to see all seminar times and dates here:

Graduate Advisor

Professor Filippo Capolino
(949) 824-2164