Academic Advising Information for Current ECE Students

If you have advising questions that are not major-specific, check out the CEC advising page.

If you are unsure of your ECE academic advisor, check the “Student” tab of your myMiami home page.  If you are a first-year student, you may have multiple advisors listed - an ECE faculty advisor and your first-year advisor in your residence hall.  If you have declared an ECE major but an ECE faculty advisor is not listed, please contact the ECE department office to determine your ECE advisor.

You should see your ECE academic advisor if you have questions about degree requirements, course selection, new or special topics courses, research opportunities, study abroad programs, graduate school, and career opportunities. If you have a question, please contact your academic advisor immediately.  At a minimum, it is recommended that you meet with your academic advisor at least once per semester to plan your registration for the next semester.

Prior to meeting with your ECE advisor

In order to best assist you, your advisor may need to gather some information prior to your meeting, so please email your advisor in advance and give information about what you'd like to discuss.  If you are deviating from the recommended plan for your major and catalog year (see the recommended plans) and you are meeting to discuss course selection or timeline for graduation, you should bring your Plan of Study (see below) to the meeting.

Recommended plans and plan of study

Each ECE student should complete a Plan of Study listing all courses you plan to take to complete your degree, term by term.  For many ECE majors, this is done for you in the recommended plans posted under the recommended plans page.  Make sure to use the plan that corresponds to your catalog year, which is also explained in the degree requirements.  Deviations from the recommended plan may delay your graduation, so if you deviate, you should create your own Plan of Study and discuss it with your academic advisor, using the following guidelines:

  • To avoid pre/co-requisite problems, follow the recommended plan for your catalog year as closely as possible, working from the top (freshman year) down.  This is particularly important for technical courses.
  • In order to take a course, you must satisfy the pre/co-requisite requirements.  Check the requirements for all university courses in the Courses of Instruction section of the Miami Bulletin.
  • Make use of the typical course offering schedule below.
  • Review your customized plan with your academic advisor -- this is very important!
  • Once agreed upon, it is very important to meet with your academic advisor to discuss any future deviations from the plan, as they may impact your timeline for graduation.

Typical ECE course offering schedule

Important notes

  • This is tentative.  Always consult with your academic advisor for verification.
  • ECE elective courses (professional and general technical electives) are offered irregularly.  Check with your academic advisor.
  • For non-ECE courses, consult with the department offering the course.

Courses typically offered only in Fall Semesters

  • ECE 287
  • ECE 304
  • ECE 325
  • ECE 345
  • ECE 448
  • ECE 453

Courses typically offered only in Spring Semesters

  • ECE 102
  • ECE 289
  • ECE 387
  • ECE 425
  • ECE 449
  • ECE 461

Courses typically offered in both Fall and Spring Semesters

  • ECE 205
  • ECE/MME 303
  • ECE 306
  • ECE/MME 436

Chief Departmental Academic Advisor

The ECE department has a Chief Departmental Advisor (CDA) who can help in the event that your faculty advisor is unavailable or in other unusual circumstances.  Contact information for the ECE CDA is below.