2014-2016 and 2016-2018 catalogs use "Technical Cores". Students pick a primary and secondary tech core.
Tech Cores: Students must choose a primary tech core (includes 8 courses) and a secondary techn core (includes 4 courses). Primary core options are chosen from Electrical Engineering tech cores or Computer Engineering tech cores. For the secondary tech core, students may choose any tech core, including Academic Enrichment.
2018-2020 catalogs use "Technical Components". Students only pick ONE primary tech component. They don't have a "secondary", instead they have Free Electives (also known as Academic Enrichment).
Tech Components: Students must choose an Advanced Techn Component (includes 8 courses) and 14 hours of Free Electives. Tech Components are chosen from Electrical Engineering or Computer Engineering tech components.
TECHNICAL CORES / COMPONENTS
Electrical Engineering Cores / Components
Computer Engineering Technical Cores / Components
Computer Architecture and Embedded Systems
Data Science and Information Processing*
Software Engineering and Design
*Students in the 14-16 or 16-18 catalogs wishing to combine Data Science and Software Engineering will need to select Academic Enrichment as their secondary core and count the DS courses toward Academic Enrichment coursework.
List of Faculty Mentors (Lists Faculty Mentors for each technical core/component)
STEPS TO DECLARING TECHNICAL CORES / COMPONENTS
Technical Core Selections Form 2014-2016 or 2016-2018 catalogs (declare/change your technical cores)
Technical Component Selections Form 2018-2020 catalog ONLY (declare/change your technical component)
You'll receive a Secure Academic Note (SAN) confirming your technical core/component selections and assigning you a Faculty Mentor. You have the option to change your Faculty Mentor at any time using the above link.
You can change your tech cores until your last semester of enrollment. If you decide to change them, please re-submit the correct Tech Selections Form (catalog dependent). Please think carefully before making changes to technical cores and see an advisor if you have any questions.
Data Science and Information Processing Form (If you have selected Data Science as your PRIMARY technical core, complete this form with your Faculty Mentor and return it to the ECE Undergraduate Advising Office).