Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Additional Program Information

Policy Regarding Course Substitution Procedures

The applicability of transfer or substitution courses must be approved by the student’s department, the School’s Associate Dean, and the Graduate Dean of the University, in accordance with Academic Senate regulations.   If all core courses are not offered in an academic year, students who graduate in that year can petition to replace the courses that are not offered.  Course substitution are done on a case by case basis.  Please have written approval before enrolling in the courses you want to substitute. When applying for a course substitution, please submit the following to the representative of your field of study (please copy Amy Pham):


Policy Regarding CPT Procedures

When applying for a CPT , please enroll into EECS 290. At the end of the quarter for which CPT is approved, please submit a 1 page summary stating your professional goals as they relate to your graduate degree at UCI, and describe how your CPT experience helped to meet those goals.. An email from the internship mentor rating the performance as good/fair/poor is also required. The grade for the CPT (S/U) will be assigned by the graduate advisor based on the summary report and the feedback from the industry mentor. The report and the feedback should be sent to the graduate advisor no later than the end of the finals week.  Students can choose 1 variable units when using EECS 290 for CPT.

In addition to enrolling into EECS 290, students need to submit all required International Center CPT forms to the Graduate Coordinator. Ph.D. students are also require to complete a Department Internship Authorization form.
 

 Please use the following guidelines when registering for your course units

  • EECS292
    • MS Comprehensive Exam Preparation: Students can choose between 1-8 variable units.  This is a filler course used to assist MS students in maintaining the 12 unit per quarter minimum.  Please note that 8 units is the maximum number you can use as "filler" for the entirety of your graduate career.  Your other units are expected to be legitimate courses, seminars, research units, etc.
  • EECS293
    • Ph.D. Prelim Exam Preparation: Students can choose between 1-8 variable units.  This is a filler course used to assist Ph.D. students in maintaining the 12 unit per quarter minimum.  Please note that 8 units is the maximum number you can use as "filler" for the entirety of your graduate career. Your other units are expected to be legitimate courses, seminars, research units, etc.
  • EECS296
    • MS Thesis Research: Students can choose between 1-16 variable units.  Students should sign up for these units if they are conducting MS thesis research under a faculty advisor.
  • EECS297
    • Ph.D. Thesis Research: Students can choose between 1-16 variable units.   Students should sign up for these units if they are conducting Ph.D. thesis/dissertation research under a faculty advisor.
  • EECS299
    • Individual Research: Students can choose between 1-16 variable units. Students should sign up for these units if they are conducting individual research under a faculty instructor.
       

Important Note About EECS299

In the past, some students have used EECS299 as filler units, if taken under the EECS Graduate Advisor, however this is not an appropriate use of these units.  Only EECS292 and EECS293 are filler units.  All students are required to be making satisfactory progress towards their degree and having more than 8 filler units per quarter is not meeting this requirement.  From Fall 2012 onwards, EECS299 will be used only as individual research courses.  As such, students should not sign up for them unless they are conducting research with the faculty member chosen.  If a student signs up for EECS299, but is not actually conducting research, the grade given will reflect that (i.e. low letter grade or Unsatisfactory).
 

EECS 294 Requirements

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. 


Enrollment Information

How to Enroll in an Undergraduate Course:

  1. Contact the professor of the course, stating that you are a graduate student wishing to enroll in their undergraduate course and asking whether or not they approve of this request.
  2. If the professor approves, forward the email to the Curriculum Office at engcasa@uci.edu.  In the email, please also include your full name, your student ID number, the course number, and the 5-digit course code for your request.
  3. You will be notified over email when you are able to enroll in the course using WebReg (typically 3-5 business days after the request is submitted).

*As a reminder, only upper division undergraduate courses (100-189) have the potential to count toward your MS degree requirements so students should check with the appropriate Graduate Advisor for approval.  Lower division courses (1-89) cannot be applied to your graduate degree. 


Can We Help You?

  • You need the Graduate Advisor's signature: Please submit the form to the Graduate Coordinator's office for processing. It will be passed on to the Graduate Advisor from there.
  • If you have questions about administrative matters: Contact the Graduate Coordinator by phone or email.
  • If you'd like academic advising: Either drop by the Graduate Advisor's office during advising hours or submit your question via email. The response time is usually within 24 hours.

Graduate Adviser

Professor Filippo Capolino

f.capolino@uci.edu
(949) 824-2164