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: Use to schedule appointments with your advisor, run degree audits, view list of textbooks and course materials, view your enrollment appointment and search and enroll in classes.
- Engineering Advising Site: Visit the Forms page to access petitions for exceptions, independent study applications, incomplete grade forms and more
Electrical Engineering Sample 4-Year Curriculum
Electrical & Computer Engineering Sample 4-Year Curriculum
- ECEE Technical Electives
- ECEE Advanced Concentration Electives (ACE)
- ECEE Sophomore Electives
- Electrical & Computer Engineering Software Electives (ECEN majors only)
- Humanities, Social Science Electives
- ECEE 2020-2021 Help Guide: A comprehensive guide to the ECEE curriculum, including prerequisites, sample schedules for each semester, and an overview of specialty tracks.
Help Guide Archive 2018-2020
- 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.
If you are a non-engineering major would like to take ECEE courses, you must receive permission from the department before registering. Please fill out our online request form to get started.
In general, you must be eligible for transfer into the College of Engineering by the beginning of the semester for which you are requesting these courses. If you are not admitted, you may be dropped from the class(es). Registration typically opens after the fourth week of classes.
- 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.