Undergraduate Advising

Assistance on academic, career and personal matters is available through the advising resources of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering or through referral to other offices on campus. Department resources include faculty advisors and a Student Affairs Officer. While you may approach any of these advisors to discuss any issue, the issues that each is best prepared to handle are described below.  For advising holds, please see Mandatory Advising.


ECE Undergraduate Program Advisor

Faculty advising is supplemented by a system of staff advising especially designed for ECE students. The Undergraduate Program Advisor is the best resource for the detailed advising involving curriculum requirements, prerequisites, changes of major, petitions for change of degree requirements, mandatory advising, and campus referrals.

Undergraduate Program Advisor for Electrical & Computer Engineering

Position Vacant
Office: 2064 Kemper Hall
Email: ugradinfo@ece.ucdavis.edu

Please see the Undergraduate Dean’s for advising

Drop-in hours: Monday-Friday 1:00pm-4:00pm
Location: Kemper 1050                                                                 Phone: 530-752-1979

Drop-in hours are subject to change without notice. 


Peer Advisor

The ECE Peer Advisor is a senior Electrical or Computer engineering student. They are high achieving and have a vast knowledge of departmental courses and resources.  They are here to help new students to transition into the life as a student in the university as well as work with all students in the major who need guidance from someone who has been in their shoes.

Janee Swaney
Office: 2064 Kemper Hall

Spring 2019 Drop-in Hours:

  • Tuesday: 9:00am-12pm and 1:00pm-2:00pm
  • Thursday: 9:00am-12pm and 1:00pm-2:00pm

Faculty Advisors

The best resource for advice on career plans, choice of major, choice of elective courses, and for the writing of letters of recommendation for prospective jobs or graduate school admission are faculty advisors. Any ECE faculty member may serve as your advisor, however we recommend selecting a faculty member whose research/specialty area align with your interests to get the most out of the meeting.


Vice Chair for Undergraduate Studies

The Vice Chair for Undergraduate Studies is responsible for management of the ECE undergraduate curricula and supervises the undergraduate advising program. Issues that cannot be handled by the Undergraduate Program Advisor will be referred to the Vice Chair.

Josh Hihath
Undergraduate Vice Chair
Email: jhihath@ucdavis.edu
Website: http://www.ece.ucdavis.edu/~jhihath/


Advising Appointments

To schedule an appointment, visit the Advising Appointment System website and select “Electrical & Computer Engineering.”