Our mission is to promote your success. The entire advising group in the College of Engineering (CoE)—department staff and faculty advisors, student affairs officers in the Undergraduate Office, and peer advisors—are here to help you get the most out of your undergraduate engineering education and prepare for a successful career. Questions about Majors, Courses, Holds, Degree Requirements, Dismissals, or Readmission? Click here for answers. Advisors can be found on this page.

Mandatory Advising

We consider annual advising to be so important to your success that we have made it mandatory in the College of Engineering.

Degree Requirements

Engineering students are required to complete degree requirements in effect the academic year they graduate or the academic year prior to the year of graduation. For example, students who plan to graduate during the 2016-2017 academic year must meet degree requirements listed for the 2015-2016 or 2016-2017 curriculum years.

Some courses in some majors will contain course materials fee. For a list of such courses please click here.

Sample Schedules

Academic Advising About Your Major

Contact the program advisor in your department (click here), who can help you with:

  • Academic planning
  • Degree requirements
  • General Education requirements
  • Student petitions
  • Options when you are in academic difficulty

You’ll meet the program advisor in your department at UC Davis Orientation. You will find out more then about the advising program and who your faculty advisor is or how to choose one.

Faculty advisors can help with:

  • Career goals
  • Choice of major
  • Field of specialization
  • Elective courses

How to Satisfy Your Annual Advising Requirement

Schedule advising during the quarter that corresponds with the first letter of your last name:

  • A—G: By December 15
  • H—N: By March 15
  • O—Z: By September 15

What Happens If You Don’t Satisfy the Annual Advising Requirement?

An advising hold is placed on your registration every year to remind you to see your adviser. If you don’t see your adviser and have the hold cleared by the deadline, then you won’t be able to make any changes to your class schedule until the hold is removed..

We strongly recommend that you NOT wait until the deadline to get a hold cleared.

How To Get a Hold Cleared

Contact your program advisor by the following deadlines:

  • Last name A-G: By December 15
  • Last name H-N: By March 15
  • Last name O-Z: By September 15

We strongly recommend that you NOT wait until the deadline to get a hold cleared. Take action by the deadline of the given quarter of your hold.

Help With Other Academic Issues

The advisors in the Undergraduate Office (1050 Kemper Hall) are available for drop in appointments Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays 9:00-noon and 1:00-4:00; on Thursdays 1:00-4:00; and Fridays 9:00-11:00.

  • Degree certification
  • Options for managing academic difficulty
  • Dismissal appeals
  • Readmission
  • Transfer evaluation, credit, course equivalencies

Call (530) 752-1979 or come by the office at 1050 Kemper Hall to make an appointment.

Get Advice from a Peer Adviser

In addition to the professional staff advisers, a team of academic peer advisers—current engineering students themselves—are also available to advise you on academic and administrative issues.

Call the peer advisers at (530) 752-0553 or stop by 1050 Kemper Hall.

Most importantly, don’t wait to ask a question or get help. We want you to succeed. Let us help you make that happen.

Gearing Up for Graduate School

Each winter quarter the College of Engineering offers a one-unit seminar series titled “Gearing Up for Grad School.” Weekly presentations by guest speaker and undergraduate advisers cover information about preparing to apply for graduate school in engineering. The sessions explain the master’s degree, Ph.D. degree, and MBA degree, as well as preparing each part of the graduate application.

ENG 001 (Nuts & Bolts) – A First-Year’s Introduction to Engineering

Each fall and winter quarter, the College of Engineering offers a weekly seminar that introduces the different branches of engineering to students. Each week a faculty member from each of our seven departments will discuss their own discipline and provide insights into how to be successful as an engineer. The seminar includes brief writing assignments to deepen participating understanding. The course is 1-unit and is graded Pass/No Pass.