ECE: Electrical & Computer Engineering
Accredited by ABET
Undergraduate Programs

Undergraduate Advising Office

Location:

340 Whittemore Hall

Hours:

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

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

The following advisor assignments for CPE and EE undergraduate and graduate students are effective starting on Monday, August 17, 2015 and until further notice.

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

Undergraduates
Last name A-M

Undergraduates
Last name N-Z

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

email:
taylorm@vt.edu

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

email:
pendleton@vt.edu


Walk-in Advising

All ECE advisors will hold walk-in hours during the weeks of August 17-21 and August 24-28. Each advisor will post her schedule on her Scholar Advising site. If you discover that you are not assigned to your respective advisor’s Scholar Advising site, please contact her directly to be added to her site.

Force Add Requests

Force adds for ECE 1xxx-6xxx level courses should be submitted online via our force add survey at this site: http://www.ece.vt.edu/ugrad/policies.php#forceadd. The force add survey will be closed at 5:00 pm on Wednesday, August 27. No force adds will be accepted after the established deadline. CPE and EE undergraduate and graduate students are given priority for force adding ECE technical electives and graduate-level courses. GE students and other non-majors are not permitted to enroll in ECE required 2-3xxx level courses per the College of Engineering Enrollment Management Policy. Note that ECE faculty do not approve force add requests. When a decision has been made on your force add request, you will be sent a follow-up email message. Please do not continue to email, call, or come by ECE Student Services to check on the status of your force add. This only delays the process.

Independant Study/ Undergraduate Research

All Independent Study (ECE 4974) and Undergraduate Research (ECE 4994) proposals are due in ECE Student Services by 2:00 pm on the 3rd day of class (Wednesday, August 26). The three required forms (cover sheet, proposal sheet, and ABET form) can be found on our website: http://www.ece.vt.edu/ugrad/policies.php You are responsible for delivering all three completed forms with student and faculty supervisor signatures to your Academic/Career Advisor in ECE Student Services by the established deadline.

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. www.career.vt.edu

Honors Advising

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