Advising

Students with questions or concerns related to the BS EE / BS CE programs should contact our academic advisor:

Arlene Padilla Arenaz

MEB 3313
(801) 581-4657
Office hours: Monday – Thursday 9am – 12pm, 1:30 – 4:00pm,
Friday 9am – 12pm,

Make an appointment with the ECE undergraduate advisor

 

The following forms and instructions are intended to aid you in planning your coursework so that you can fill all of the EE graduation requirements and get the most out of your learning experience as an electrical engineering major.

 

Freshmen (Non-Transfer) Students

Advisors: Neil Cotter (necotter@ece.utah.edu) and Arlene Padilla Arenaz (arlene.arenaz@utah.edu)

  1. Choose a program depending on how many years you plan to be in college:
    4-Year Program
    5-Year Program
    6-Year Program
  2. Register for the fall semester courses as noted on that program.
  3. ECE 1250 – You will formally plan your program of study, including AP and transfer courses. Save your Excel sheet, for future reference.
  4. During the semester in which you are completing all of the classes required for admission to the major (shown in pink on the spreadsheet), apply for major status. The ECE Major Application is available on the Undergaduate Forms page.
  5. All freshmen are required by the University to meet with an academic advisor during their first smester at the U. This advising appointment provides an opportunity to receive individual attention early on in your academic career from a professional here to help you succeed.

 

Transfer Students

Advisors: Neil Cotter (necotter@ece.utah.edu) and Arlene Padilla Arenaz (arlene.arenaz@utah.edu)

  1. The University of Utah requires all transfer students to attend a Transfer Student Orientation and to meet with an advisor in your area of study.
  2. Apply for transfer credit from your previous school(s)
    1. For courses that transfer from Utah schools, see the List of Articulated Transfer Classes. Transferring credits from non-Utah schools will require an appointment with an advisor. See the Undergraduate Handbook for more information.
    2. Students from other schools, use non-articulated transfer sheet (excel).
  3. Choose a program depending on how many years you plan to be in college:
    4-year program
    5-year program
    6-year program
  4. Plan your program of study, including AP and transfer classes. Save your Excel sheet for future reference.
  5. When you have completed all of the classes required for major status (shown in pink on the spreadsheet), apply for major status using the form available on the Undergraduate Forms page.
  6. Follow up in 4-6 weeks to be sure that your transfer classes transferred properly via the my.utah.edu site.

 

Sophomores (who are admitted to major status)

Advisors: Neil Cotter (necotter@ece.utah.edu) and Arlene Padilla Arenaz (arlene.arenaz@utah.edu)

Congratulations for completing the pre-ECE curriculum! You are now ready for your major classes.

  1. Review your program of study and make changes to reflect your freshman year.
  2. Fall. Apply for scholarships for junior year. (see Financial Support).
  3. Meet with an academic advisor. The University of Utah requires that all students in their 2nd year at the U meet with the academic advisor in the area of their major. This meeting will help you confirm that you are taking the proper courses for departmental and university requirements.

 

Juniors

Advisors: Faculty advisor

  1. Fall. Review program of study.
  2. Plan technical electives needed for graduation. Visit your faculty advisor to discuss technical electives in your area. If you prefer to talk to a faculty member other than the one you were assigned to, that is fine! Just make an appointment and go talk with a faculty member.
  3. Fall. Apply for scholarships for senior year. (See Financial Aid)

 

Seniors

Advisors: Faculty advisor
Graduation check: Arlene Padilla Arenaz (arlene.arenaz@utah.edu)

  1. Fall. Review program of study with your faculty advisor.
  2. Check my.utah.edu report for accuracy.
  3. Meet with Arlene Padilla Arenaz (arlene.arenaz@utah.edu) to do a graduation audit and to have your graduation application signed.
  4. Apply for fellowships for graduate school (see Financial Support).

 

Advising Pages for Concentrated Electives and Coursework

Control Systems

Electromagnetics

Power Engineering