ECE: Electrical & Computer Engineering
Accredited by ABET
Undergraduate Programs

Undergraduate Advising Office


340 Whittemore Hall


8:30-11:30 a.m.
1:30-4:30 p.m.

Need Info on ECE, Engineering, or University Policies?

Your ECE academic advisor is always your first point of contact regarding Departmental, College, and University policies and procedures. In most cases, if you do not contact your advisor first, you will be referred back to the ECE Department. In the event that your advisor needs to refer you to another office within the University or College, she will do so.

Graduate School Presentation

Interested in Graduate School? This presentation for seniors (PDF) by Dr. William A. Davis discusses graduate school options for seniors in ECE.

The ECE Department uses a professional advising system in which ECE advisors provide

  • academic advising
  • career advising
  • personal counseling and referrals
  • individual and group academic support programs

Meet the Advisors

Students are assigned ECE advisors based on the first letter of their last name.

Last name A-J

Last name K-S

Last name T-Z

All Honors Program students

Ms. Mary Brewer
Academic and Career Advisor
340 Whittemore Hall
(540) 231-4539


Ms. Abbey Erwin
Academic and Career Advisor
340 Whittemore Hall
(540) 231-2771


Dr. Leslie Pendleton
Director of Student Services
340 Whittemore Hall
(540) 231-8219


Technical Advising

ECE uses a faculty technical advising referral system. Students with technical questions about specific courses or career paths are referred by their advisor to the appropriate faculty members in the area of interest. Some popular technical specialties.

Career Advising

ECE advisors collaborate with the Office of Career Services to provide guidance related to

  • choice of major and career path
  • Co-op and internship programs
  • permanent job search
  • graduate or professional study

The ECE advisors work closely with the staff in the ECE graduate office to provide guidance related to graduate study in ECE at Virginia Tech.

Co-op/Internship Advising

ECE students in the Co-op/Internship Program are assigned a co-op/internship coordinator. These coordinators are staff members in the Office of Career Services. All ECE students should take advantage of the excellent services offered by the Office of Career Services.

Honors Advising

ECE students participating in the University Honors Program should contact the departmental honors advisor, Dr. Leslie Pendleton, early in their academic programs.