Each student in the Electrical and Electrical & Computer Engineering major is assigned to an academic advisor. Current students can view their advisor assignment and schedule an advising appointment through Buff Portal Advising.
We also offer drop-in advising hours that are open to all CU Boulder students. Please see Buff Portal Advising for the most up-to-date information. Engineering students interested in changing their major to Electrical or Electrical & Computer Engineering are welcome to email firstname.lastname@example.org. Prospective intra-university transfer (IUT) students should refer to the College of Engineering and Applied Science IUT site for transfer advising information.
As an engineering student, it is especially important that you carefully plan your schedule each semester if you plan to graduate in four years. Here are some resources to help you do that.
- Buff Portal Advising: Schedule appointments with your academic advisor and view advising drop-in hours.
- Buff Portal: Access your current courses and course history, run your degree audit, view required textbooks and course materials, check your enrollment appointment, and search and enroll in classes.
- Engineering Advising Site: Visit the Forms page to access petitions for exception requests, independent study applications, incomplete grade forms, and more.
Electrical Engineering Sample 4-Year Curriculum (2023-24) Download 2023-24 EEEN Flowchart
Electrical & Computer Engineering Sample 4-Year Curriculum (2023-24) Download 2023-24 ECEN Flowchart
- Course Substitutions
- Humanities, Social Science, and Writing Requirements
- General Science Electives
- Sophomore Electives
- Advanced Concentration Electives (ACE)
- Technical Electives
- Software Electives (ECE majors only)
- Help Guide Archive: comprehensive guides to the ECEE curriculum, including prerequisites, sample schedules for each semester, and an overview of specialty tracks.
Previous Catalog Years 2020-2021
- ECEE Curriculum Flowchart Archives
- CU Boulder Class Search: The most up-to-date information on courses offered in this academic year, as well as instructors and locations.
- CU Boulder Course Catalog: Brief descriptions of the courses we offer.
- Talk to upperclassmen about their research experiences.
- Look through the Research webpage and determine which research areas are of interest to you or connect with professors if you are particularly interested in their research from a class you have taken with them.
- After determining a research area, read more about the ECEE groups working in that area by clicking on the Research Group tab. It can be helpful to look at the publications of the group and what they are currently working on.
- If possible, talk to graduate students working in the labs of interest to you. Learn more about their projects and whether or not there is need for an undergraduate researcher.
- To increase your desirability, apply for funding through options like DLA, UROP, BURST or NIST PREP.
- Meet with Career Services to polish up your resume.
- Send an email with your resume to the professor(s) of interest. Indicate why you would like to work in his or her lab, whether or not you have funding, and whether or not you would consider starting out without pay. Specify if you are hoping for an Independent Study. Ask to schedule a short appointment.
- If desired, follow up a few days later with another email or office visit to quickly introduce yourself. Do not be discouraged if multiple follow-ups are required.