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.
We consider annual advising to be so important to your success that we have made it mandatory in the College of Engineering.
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.
Contact the program advisor in your department (click here), who can help you with:
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:
Schedule advising during the quarter that corresponds with the first letter of your last name:
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.
Contact your program advisor by the following deadlines:
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.
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.
Call (530) 752-1979 or come by the office at 1050 Kemper Hall to make an appointment.
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.
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.
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.