Quarters to Semesters Transition
The documents below include information on the Electrical and Computer Engineering undergraduate semester curricula. While the structure of the semester curricula for the Electrical Engineering program of study and Computer Engineering program of study should be stable, course numbers may change. The proposed semester courses are still working their way through the college and university approval process.
- ECE Course Listings (Semesters): Planning tool that shows new semester courses, course prerequisites and exclusions, the quarter course(s) they replace and semester of offering. This document replaces the course map and course offering chart that were available previously. (added 3/21/2012)
- Semester bingo sheets for 2012-2013: CES | EES
- Sophomore transition options for remaining quarters (updated 7/12/2011)
- Transition plan for ECE BS program (excerpt)
- Quarters to semesters ECE BS requirements summary: Summarizes the differences in the requirements for the BSECE degree under the old program (quarters) and new program (semesters). Students may complete their degree either way, quarters of semesters, in both cases using a mix of quarters and semester courses. Students may not, however, mix quarter and semester requirements. For complete details on the requirements for both quarters and semesters, please see the complete BS program proposal.
For undergraduates who start under quarters and finish
under semesters: Electrical and Computer Engineering
will give you your choice of graduating by meeting the quarter
requirements, or graduating meeting semester requirements. See
BS proposal for a detailed explanation of the requirements.
You may choose whichever is most advantageous to you, but once
you choose, you will not be allowed to switch to the other. You
must choose one or the other; there will be no
mixing-and-matching of requirements. To evaluate your most
expeditious path, use the appropriate transition tables:
(both must be completed before seeing your
CES Students: CES quarters (updated 8/24/11) | CES semesters (updated 8/24/11)
EES Students: EES quarters (updated 8/24/11) | EES semesters (updated 8/24/11)
To use the transition tables: Find the row in each category (e.g. "Math and Basic Sciences") that describes the exact combination of courses you will have completed by the end of quarter indicated for that particular category, and the table will tell you how to complete the core course requirements for your program of study under the semester plan (one table) and quarter plan (the other table). Note that the table asks where you are in a specific quarter, and the quarters may vary from category to category, depending on the transition plans/courses in particular area. Also note that these tables do not cover the elective requirements, which are discussed in the transition plan for the ECE BS program. Please complete these tables before meeting with your advisor. The differences between the two sets of tables reflect the differences in requirements between the quarter and semester ECE programs.
Sophomores: If you are currently taking or have taken any of the following courses: ECE 205, 206, 209, 261, 301, 351 but not all of them, then you should plan to finish completing this sequence during the 2011-2012 academic year if at all possible. Note that you may wish to transition into the new sophomore courses 294.01, 294.02, 294.03. The Sophomore Transition Plans document (updated 8/24/11) explains your options and contains convenient tables to help you plan. Please have these tables completed for your specific case before meeting with your advisor. Note that the six conventional courses are being phased out during the year, so you must pay attention to the quarters-of-offering. If circumstances such as co-op, internship, or leave of absence prevent you from completing these six courses or their equivalents during the academic year 2011-2012, there will be transition courses under semesters as well, but they are less efficient than the plan for completing these six courses during the 2011-2012 academic year and increase the risk you may be delayed to graduation.
ECE Semesters Proposals:
BS program |
MS program |
PhD program |
BS to MS program
document: Explains how to calculate how
the combination of quarter and semester courses you
have taken and plan to take will count toward graduating
under quarter or semester requirements.
Quarter/Semester Undergraduate Course Cross Reference
General Education Courses Quarter/Semester Cross Reference
Office of Academic Affairs: quarters
to semesters website for students
- My Switch: Your personal guide to the semester switch