The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering recognizes that advising is an integral part of a college education. Advising encourages students to think critically, seek out resources, and develop action plans. It provides students with the information and encouragement they need to take personal responsibility for exploring options and making decisions. Ultimately, advising allows each student to achieve a meaningful and successful educational experience.
Advisors in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering are committed to supporting students throughout the development and achievement of their educational goals. The basis of this support is the foundation of an educational partnership between the student and his or her academic advisor.
Advisors often are thought of as the people who help students identify appropriate courses for their degree program. However, the course registration process is only a piece of the partnership that helps guide students along other paths of their educational development. It is understood that the advisor, while a valuable resource, is not the holder of all truths, but rather, will assist the student to discover and develop his/her educational plan. By working collaboratively with students, advisors help to ensure that they have a successful college experience.
Advisors are available throughout the academic semester to address student questions and concerns. Students can see their advisor during office hours or by scheduling an appointment.
During registration, students must develop an Academic Plan using the Academic Planning Form. Students will have an advising hold until their Academic Planning Form has been submitted to and approved by an advisor. For specific advising dates for the upcoming semester, please click on the Advising Information and Instructions below.
Students may schedule an appointment with their advisor through the Niner Advisor System. You should complete the Academic Planning Form PRIOR to your appointment. Once you have successfully scheduled an appointment with your advisor, you will receive a Confirmation email indicating your appointment.
BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR CONFIRMATION EMAIL to determine if your advisor would like for you to submit your Academic Planning Form through Niner Advisor! If your advisor does not indicate a preference, take your completed Academic Planning Form to your advising appointment!
For additional information and instructions for advising and registration, please click on the link: Advising Information and Instructions.
To receive a baccalaureate, a student must satisfy requirements related to credits, grade point average, program of study, and courses. Ultimately, students are responsible for understanding the degree requirements for their majors and for planning their courses of study accordingly.
The requirements for graduation are as follows:
1. A minimum of 125-127 credits (125- Computer Engineering; 127- Electrical Engineering
2. A student must earn the last 25% of baccalaureate degree requirements at UNC Charlotte,
3. A Cumulative GPA average of at least 2.00 overall and a Major GPA average of at least
4. General Education requirements have been identified on your Academic Plan and therefore
5. Students who are enrolled in a program leading to a minor (or minors) should contact the
6. In order to receive a Degree Progress Report, students planning to graduate in the
The Academic Advisor is more of a complete student services generalist. The Academic Advisor assist students with schedule planning, understanding their major plan of study, and giving students valuable resources to achieve success.
The ECE faculty advisor can also assist students in the area of general student services however the faculty advisor is best at helping with specific concerns and questions relating to your major and career aspirations. The Faculty Advisor can help students understand how their academic and personal interests and abilities might relate to the career fields they are considering and how to form their academic and career goals accordingly.
Academic Petition Form (for Departmental Use ONLY)
Academic Petition ( for University Form: Available in 49er Express/Banner Self-Service)
Your assigned advisor(s) should be listed on your General Student Record. Freshmen and New Transfer Students completing freshman courses with declared majors in Engineering are advised by the College of Engineering's Office of Student Development and Success.
To find your advisor(s)