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 Undergradaute Advising Offices. 

Electrical Engineering Technical Cores

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

Computer Engineering Technical Cores

Computer Architecture and Embedded Systems
Software Engineering and Design

Academic Enrichment

Academic Enrichment

Worksheet: Software Engineering & Design with Academic Enrichment

ECE Technical Core Faculty Mentors

Spring 2015 - Spring 2016 Technical Core ANTICIPATED Elective 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, all submissions must be made via SAN or e-mail at advising@ece.utexas.edu

Technical Core Selections

All students will receive a Secure Academic Note (SAN) after they have applied to Major Sequence to submit their official sections for primary and secondary technical cores. Students MUST reply to this SAN to have their degree profiles updated. 

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 advising@ece.utexas.edu 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: