Graduate Student Affairs Office


The mission of ECE Student Affairs is to facilitate ECE faculty, graduate and undergraduate students in understanding and navigating UCSD administrative processes in order to achieve success in their research, educational and professional endeavors, and to prepare students to become engaged and constructive members of a diverse, dynamic and global society.

Objectives:

  • To foster a healthy and cooperative community for ECE faculty, students and staff
  • To motivate and inspire students to be independent, intelligent and innovative engineering professionals
  • To build relationships with alumni and industry partners

 

Office Hours (subject to change)
 

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9 - 11:30 am 9 - 11:30 am Morning closed 9 - 11:30 am 9 - 11:30 am
1:30 - 4:00 pm 1:30 - 4:00 pm 1:30 - 4:00 pm 1:30 - 4:00 pm 1:30 - 4:00 pm


Appointments available upon request.
 



The Graduate Student Affairs Office assists students with:

  • Admissions
  • Orientation, registration and initial curriculum advising / planning
  • General advising on course requirements, including the procedures involved in the preparation of:
    • Adding and dropping classes
    • Changes to department, major, degree aim or objective
    • Half-time study
    • Leave of absence, extension and withdrawal
    • Transferring credit
    • Grading disputes
  • Degree information, procedures and completion
  • Academic progress
  • Examination Preparation
    • Comprehensive exam
    • Qualifying exam
    • Final defense and filing of the dissertation
  • Financial assistance (fellowships and teaching/research assistantships)
  • TA/Reader quarterly assignment
  • University and departmental policies, procedures and regulations affecting students
  • Conducting problem solving sessions for informal complaints and conflict resolution
  • Advise on research, job, and internship opportunities, recommend faculty advisors
  • Evaluations, including spring evaluations, teacher and course evaluations and TA evaluations
  • Developing and planning activities associated with maintaining and improving graduate student life in ECE
  • Comprehensive referrals for campus resources and academic processes

     

Graduate Student Affairs Staff

Dimple Bhatt

Bhatt, Dimple

Lead M.S. Graduate Advisor
djbhatt@ucsd.edu
(858) 534-4286
zach dake

Dake, Zachary

Manager of Graduate Advising
zdake@ucsd.edu
(858) 246-0324
Mary Duarte

Duarte, Mary

Graduate Support Coordinator
mduarte@ucsd.edu
(858) 534-3999
Nikki Hsueh

Hsueh, Nikki

Outreach / Special Events Coordinator
nhsueh@ucsd.edu
(858) 822-0152
jennifer neri

Neri, Jennifer

Graduate Support Assistant
jmneri@ucsd.edu
(858) 534-3999
Charmaine

Samahin-Manns, Charmaine

Director of Student Affairs
csamahin-manns@ucsd.edu
(858) 534-6547
Chris Shenton

Shenton, Chris

M.S. Graduate Advisor
cshenton@ucsd.edu
(858) 822-0077