Director of Undergraduate Studies

I have been the Director of Undergraduate Studies for the ECE department since Fall 2016. Some useful links.

Fall 2020 virtual drop-in office hours: FRIDAYS 5-6pm. No appointment needed, just join my Zoom room and I will admit you in the order you arrive.

COVID-19 Fall 2020 related:

Official UIC COVID-19 policies and communications
UIC Today official COVID resources
ECE Fall 2020 Class plans
COE Fall 2020 FAQ
UIC Saliva-based testing info
Healthcheck for faculty coming to campus
General student resources


EE Curriculum on Catalog
CE Curriculum on Catalog
EP Curriculum on Catalog
EE curriculum and flowchart: OLDNEW curriculum, NEW flowchart
CE curriculum and flowchart: OLD, NEW curriculum, NEW flowchart
EP curriculum and flowchart: OLDNEW curriculum, NEW flowchart
ECE courses

ECE Tracks
uAchieve report
Transfer students and ECE 115 policy
Grade recalculation policy
Incomplete grade policy
Student disciplinary policy
Academic Integrity Incident Report Form

CS courses for EE/CE/EP MAJORS:
While the CS course catalog does not show this (they are working to fix it), the pre-requisites for CS courses for EE/CE/EP MAJORS are:

CS 107: credit or concurrent registration in MATH 180
CS 151: MATH 180 Grade C or better in CS 107
CS 251: CS 151 credit or concurrent enrollment in ECE 266
CS 361: CS 251 and (ECE 266 or CS 261)
CS 401: CS 251

Various petitions online: Modification of Major (sub one course for another, generally done for ECE 491 to Technical Electives), General petition (to take classes simultaneously, to go beyond 18 credit hours, Miscellaneous), Proposal for Undergraduate Research (that and Mod of Major to count ECE 392 as Tech. Elective)
Pre-req waiver form for ECE

ECE 392 Undergraduate research:
to take this course, contact an instructor (professor in ECE) and agree upon a topic and number of credit hours (1 credit hour is roughly 4 hours of work a week) for your undergraduate research. I suggest 1-2 credit hours. Then fill out this form and have your instructor and the DUGS sign off before sending to ECE student affairs. If you would like to receive technical elective credit for this, you can petition that using a modification of major form, which again must be approved by the DUGS. Note that this will count as one of 2 technical elective courses permitted at the 300 level.

Resources for students:
Matlab for UIC students
There are two ways to get access to Matlab and Simulink:
Install Matlab on your computer (Simulink is included). To do so, go to this site. Register using your UIC email address, you will then be able to download/install Matlab. The website will guide you through the installation process.

Note: You will receive a notice that access will expire at the end of September. You can ignore the notice as the University is in the process of renewing the license.
Access Matlab through Virtual Computer Lab. You can access it either through a browser (all operating systems) or thorough a desktop application (Windows and Mac).
Option 1 is the recommended approach.

Resources for student help:

Honors college tutoring
Counseling center
MERRP tutoring
Career center events
UIC Transportation (like Nightride)
Security Authority Incident Reporting Form
Sexual harassment reporting, Title IX
Protection of Minors