Will I be enrolled in courses with other UCI students, or courses specifically designed for the 3+2 program?
You will be taking normal classes with other UCI students.
Do you accept Computer Science & Engineering (CSE) students?
Unfortunately, we do not; the courses offered by our School of Information and Computer Science is limited through this program. ICS is a separate school, and we (Engineering) cannot guarantee courses from ICS.
How many classes can we take outside of Engineering?
Each student is allowed to take up to 2 courses outside of Engineering. The schedules and classes you take are carefully selected so you will receive your undergraduate degree from your home institution. If you do not take all the necessary courses, you may not be able to graduate.
Are there any internship opportunities offered through UCI for units or credits?
Students are able to engage in Individual Research/Study with a professor, which does grant units. However, you will need to find the professor on your own. For companies and industry, no, you will need to seek an internship on your own.
How would I finish my bachelor thesis at UCI?
You will need to join a senior project team with the other UCI students.
Do I have a chance to compete for scholarships and part-time jobs?
Yes, during the year when you enter graduate school. It is not likely you will have time during your 4th/senior year. For students from China, the Chinese Scholarship Council has scholarships available.
Where can I see the preliminary list of courses for the year?
You can see the teaching plans (preliminary list of courses) by going to http://plaza.eng.uci.edu/. From this link, hover over “teaching plans” on the top bar of the website, and select the applicable year. From there, scroll to your department section to see what might be taught for any given quarter. To see a description and title of the course, please go to the course outlines page and find your classes by department. http://plaza.eng.uci.edu/course/outline.
What are the requirements for applying to a graduate program at UCI?
Please refer to the graduate admissions frequently asked questions page for requirements. http://engineering.uci.edu/admissions/graduate/frequently-asked-questions For English, the minimum requirements are a TOEFL of 80 and an IELTS of 7. These are minimums and do NOT guarantee admission.
Am I required to apply to a masters program at the Samueli School of Engineering?
The 3+2 program was created with the intention of having students study their senior year of their undergraduate degree in the Samueli School of Engineering (SSoE) with the intent of having them attend graduate school here as well, so we like to retain students at our school. However, students are not required to apply the SSoE or UCI. They may apply to any other college or department, such as the Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences. However, since the program is hosted by the SSoE, applying outside of Engineering will not give you any benefit when it comes to the application process. This program offers a separate application review through engineering, as well as the option to take up to two graduate courses that can be used towards an engineering graduate program. These benefits will not extend to other schools of departments.