Technical Cores

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Both electrical engineering and computer engineering students must choose two technical cores, denoted as primary and secondary. The primary technical core must be from the appropriate list below. Electrical engineering students must choose their primary technical core from the Electrical Engineering Technical Cores list; Computer engineering students must choose their primary techincal core from the Computer Engineering Technical Cores list. For the secondary technical core, students may choose any technical core, including Academic Enrichment.

Download: Packet of All Approved Technical Core Courses*

*Theses are pre-approved courses towards technical core electives and required courses; an upperdivision course substitution can be petitioned with approval from a student's faculty mentor and the Undergraduate Advising Offices. 

Links to additional Technical Core Information:

Communications, Signal Processing, Networks and Systems
Electronics and Integrated Circuits
Energy Systems and Renewable Energy
Fields, Waves and Electromagnetic Systems
Nanoelectronics and Nanotechnology

Computer Architecture and Embedded Systems
Software Engineering and Design

Academic Enrichment

Software Primary Technical Core + Academic Enrichment WORKSHEET

ECE Technical Core Faculty Mentors

Fall 2016 - Spring 2018 Anticipated Course Offerings

All ECE Undergraduates: 

Please see below for the new procedures for submitting and changing your technical core selections.

There are no longer paper forms in the Advising Offices for technical core selections and changes, all submissions must be made via SAN or e-mail at

Additional Forms can be found here

Technical Core Selections

All students will receive a Secure Academic Note (SAN) after they have enrolled in EE 333T to submit their official sections for primary and secondary technical cores. Students MUST reply to this SAN to have their degree profiles updated. Students may select thier technical cores before this if they wish by emailing the following to

  • Name:
  • EID:
  • Primary Technical Core:
  • Faculty Mentor Requested (optional): 
  • Secondary Technical Core:
  • Faculty Mentor Requested (optional): 
  • Planned Semester & Year of Graduation: 

Technical Core Changes

Students can change their Technical Core at any time before their last semester on enrollment. To change your Technical Core please e-mail the following information:

  • Name:
  • EID:
  • Current Primary:
  • New Primary:
  • Faculty Mentor Requested (optional): 
  • Current Secondary:
  • New Secondary:
  • Faculty Mentor Requested (optional): 
  • Planned Semester & Year of Graduation: