B.S. and M.S. Integrated Degree Program

Applications available:

February 15
2064 Kemper Hall or online here

Deadline to apply:

March 31

Eligibility:

Junior standing with a desire to complete a Masters of Science in ECE. Some exceptions may be made to Junior standing, please contact the for more information on eligibility.

The ECE Graduate Program offers two B.S./M.S. integrated degree programs, the Electrical and Computer Engineering Integrated Degree Program (IDP) for ECE undergraduates and the Joint Physics-Electrical and Computer Engineering IDP for Physics undergraduates.  Undergraduate students in ECE and Physics at UC Davis should apply in their junior year to these graduate degree programs. Upon admission, students will complete two graduate level courses concurrently with their undergraduate education.

The Integrated Degree Program (IDP) leads to both the Bachelors and Master of Science degrees. The program provides a student the opportunity to obtain superior breadth and depth of technical material. The IDP program in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering is available only to UC Davis undergraduates with strong academic records enrolled in the Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or Electrical Engineering/Materials Science curricula. B.S. Requirement: IDP students must satisfy all requirements for a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or Electrical Engineering/Materials Science, with the modified requirement that two graduate ECE courses be taken in partial fulfillment of the design, technical, or unrestricted elective requirements. Once admitted to the IDP, participants are required to maintain a UC GPA of 3.2 in their coursework to advance to graduate standing upon completion of the Bachelor's Degree. The following graduate level courses will count for upper division electives:

M.S. Requirement

1. IDP M.S. Plan I (Thesis)

By the third quarter of enrollment the student must file a Program of Study for the IDP M.S. Plan I that must be routed through the ECE Graduate Program Coordinator for the ECE Graduate Adviser's approval; the required form is provided at the end of this document.

The IDP M.S. Plan I option requires 30 units of coursework at the upper division and graduate levels and the submission of a thesis. At least 12 of the 30 units must be ECE graduate courses (excluding 29X seminar series and 299), at most 9 units can be research (299), at most 3 units can be seminar (290-297, excluding 290C) in ECE or other approved program, and the remaining units required to total 30 units must either be upper division technical or graduate courses. Courses required for the ECE undergraduate degree or the following courses: EEC100, EEC110A/B, EEC130A/B, EEC140A/B, EEC150A/B, EEC161, EEC170, EEC172, and EEC180A/B may not be used to satisfy the requirements of the ECE M.S. degree. All graduate students are required to take EEC290, The ECE Graduate Seminar, each Fall quarter.

2. IDP M.S. Plan II (Comprehensive Examination)

By the third quarter of enrollment the student must file a Program of Study for the IDP M.S. Plan II that must be routed through the ECE Graduate Program Coordinator for the ECE Graduate Adviser's approval; the required form is provided at the end of this document.

The IDP M.S. Plan II option requires 36 units of coursework at the upper division and graduate levels and satisfactory performance on a comprehensive final examination. At least 18 of the 36 units must be graduate engineering courses of which 15 units must be ECE graduate courses. Furthermore, at most 6 units can be research (299), at most 3 units can be seminar (290-297, excluding 290C) in ECE or other approved program, and the remaining units required to total 36 units must either be upper division technical or graduate courses. Courses required for the ECE undergraduate degree or the following courses: EEC100, EEC110A/B, EEC130A/B, EEC140A/B, EEC150A/B, EEC161, EEC170, EEC172, and EEC180A/B may not be used to satisfy the requirements of the ECE M.S. degree. All graduate students are required to take EEC290, The ECE Graduate Seminar, each Fall quarter.