ECE Undergraduate Advising 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.


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

ADVISING HOURS (subject to change without notice):


Current undergraduate students can submit questions through the "Ask a Question" tab in the Virtual Advising Center. A response will be sent to students within 24-72 hours.

Prospective students: email us at


Contact us through the VAC for instructions on where to submit your form. Forms sent directly to our email account without notifying us through the VAC may cause delays in the review process.


Appointments are available Monday to Friday during remote advising hours starting week 3 of the quarter. Please contact us through the VAC to set up an appointment. Include a reason for the appointment in your request. Appointments must be set up at least 2 business days in advance and are not available during evenings, weekends or enrollment time.


Drop in advising hours may vary weekly and noted in our calendar above.  During our zoom drop in advising hours, students can sign in using the “Meet with Advisor” tab in the VAC. A zoom link will be sent to you when an advisor is ready. 


Available on Tuesdays between 9-1130 am and 1-3 pm in Jacobs Hall 2700. By appointment only. Information on how to set up an appointment for in person advising will be available during week 1. 


Frequently Asked Questions

What is an Appointment?

Appointments to meet with a counselor are available for current student during specified times in 30 minute increments. Students can contact the office one week in advance to schedule an appointment. Appointments can be made through the Virtual Advising Center . Typical topics discussed by appointments include:

  • Developing long-range curriculum plans
  • Students facing academic difficulty or other challenges that may require a referral
  • Not sure if you require an appointment? Contact us through the Virtual Advising Center  for assistance.

What is the Virtual Advising Center?

Current students can submit brief questions 24/7 through the Virtual Advising Center . An Advisor will respond within 24-72 hours (and often sooner).

Faculty Advisors

During your undergraduate career, faculty advisors can be a valuable resource. Faculty advisors can provide insight about additional avenues of interest (research, industry, academia) and advice about course work, depth sequences, and other academic issues. Also, your advisors can share their own experiences about electrical engineering and provide a new perspective of industry. In addition, faculty can get to know you as a student, and your relationship may lead to limitless possibilities, including recommendations for graduate school, job opportunities, and research experiences.

Electrical Engineering Depth Advisors