The ECE Department uses a professional advising system in which ECE advisors provide academic & career advising, personal counseling & referrals, as well as individual & group academic support programs.
Roxanne Nersesian Paul
340 Whittemore Hall
8:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
1:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M.
Phone: (540) 231-2163
ECE Student Services advisors meet with students by appointment only. Please use Student Success Collaborative found on the Virginia Tech Registrar's page to make an appointment with your advisor: https://registrar.vt.edu/campus.html
Students wishing to declare their Electrical Engineering or Computer Engineering major should complete the Change of Major Application through HokieSpa during a Change of Major period.
When a change of major period opens, students may request a new primary major. We highly recommend students choose the general Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering when you submit your Change of Major Application after your freshman year.
Once you are admitted to the ECE Department, you will be given many opportunities to learn about the different Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering majors. This will allow you to make an informed decision.
|Electrical Engineering||Computer Engineering|
|Electrical Engineering (general)||Computer Engineering (general)|
|Communications & Networking||Chip-Scale Integration|
|Controls, Robotics, & Autonomy||Controls, Robotics, & Autonomy|
|Energy & Power Electronic Systems||Machine Learning|
|Micro-Nanosystems||Networking & Cybersecurity|
|Radio Frequency & Microwave|
ECE force-add requests will be accepted ONLY from students who are eligible to take ECE courses but are unable to request certain ECE course(s) during the Course Request period due to a prerequisite or class restriction. If you do not submit a Course Request during the Course Request period, you are not eligible to complete the ECE force-add survey. Incomplete or ineligible surveys will not be reviewed and will be deleted with no notification to the student.
The force-add surveys for undergraduate and graduate courses will open each semester the day before Course Request and close at 5:00 pm on the Friday before the first day of classes. No force-add requests will be accepted after this date. All decisions will be made by the second day of classes. Students with approved force-adds will be notified by the second day of classes.
On the Friday before classes begin, ECE will open up classes to class capacity. This means that if the timetable is showing a course as full, then it is full to capacity and we cannot and will not add additional students. Note that class capacity does not always equal classroom capacity. Just because there may be empty seats, this does not mean that we can add additional students. Many factors go into determining class capacity.
TO BECOME A PRIVATE ECE TUTOR:
ECE Student Services maintain a Google Group of Virginia Tech students who are interested in earning money through private ECE tutoring. The tutoring requests range from 1000 – 4000 level ECE courses and, generally, several requests are made per week. There is no obligation to take any jobs. However, if you decide to take a job, all arrangements (including rate charged) are up to the individuals involved.
Please keep in mind the following ethical boundaries when considering a tutoring request:
To add yourself to the group, visit https://groups.google.com/a/vt.edu/d/forum/ece-tutoring-g and request to join.
Individuals seeking tutoring will send an email to the *listserv* (ECE Tutoring) and interested tutors then contact the individual directly.
TO SEND A PRIVATE TUTOR REQUEST to the entire list of available ECE tutors, please send an email to email@example.com with:
Please indicate the course in the subject line of your email. Interested tutors will respond directly to you.
*Please be aware you are sharing this information to the entire list of available ECE tutors. If you do not wish to share your contact information, please contact your advisor and attach a completed TUTOR REQUEST FORM.
*If you have any issues, please contact your advisor. Also, international students must check with Cranwell International Student Center or International Graduate Student Services before accepting a paid position. This is not considered an on-campus job.
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 Policy page. 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.
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.
ECE advisors collaborate with the Office of Career Services to provide guidance related to:
ECE students participating in the University Honors Program should contact their advisor early in their academic programs.