First-Year Interest Groups (FIGs)

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The University has a number of opportunities for involvement. One of the most helpful and highly encouraged are First-Year Interest Groups (FIGs). FIGs are a cohort of approximately 20 students that attend one (or more) classes together. FIGs are designed to expose the many facets of campus life while creating community amongst the students.

The Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering has 15 EE FIGs which are able to accommodate approximately 75% of incoming 1st year students. We hope to accomodate 100% of incoming students each Fall semester with our expanded FIG program.
Learn more about UT First-Year Interest Groups.

Typically, students in these FIGs are enrolled in the same sections of EE 302 (Introduction to Electrical & Computer Engineering) and EE 306 (Introduction to Computing); our two gateway courses.

ECE FIG Names:

The Achievers (EOE)

Bits & Bytes

Circuit Breakers


The Designers

Digital Impact

Electric Bridge

The Electronics

The Electromagnetics

Integrated Circuits

Power Up

The Resistance

Short Circuits

Squared for Success


The Trendsetters