As a student in Mechanical Engineering, you have a number of advising options (in sequential order):
For Freshmen, Sophomores and transfer students, your advisor at COE will be your best resource regarding courses and degree requirements. They are keepers of your academic record and the primary enforcers of COE’s academic policies. They are also your first stop if you wish to file a petition. Each individual student has an advisor at the College, and assignments are made alphabetically. If you are unsure of who your advisor is please refer to the Engineering Student Services website.
2. The ME Student Services Office in 6189/6193 Etcheverry Hall
This office should be your primary source of department-specific administrative information. If you are not sure if you should come here or go to the COE, you are always welcome to visit us. Our normal office hours are MTWF 9am-12pm & 1pm-4pm, and Thu 1pm-4pm.
Faculty advisers for new students will be assigned by the beginning of October and a listing will be available online. Faculty are great sources for information regarding classes, research opportunities, and career planning. Furthermore, all ME students are required to see their Faculty Advisers (or go to Drop-In Advising) to get their advising codes before signing up for the next semester’s courses.
4. The Vice-Chair for Undergraduate Studies – ME Professor Costas Grigoropoulos
The Vice-Chair handles all undergraduate student petitions and can serve as a liaison between students and their respective advisors as well as students and the ME Chair. They are also responsible for ME ugrad curriculum and heads the Committee on Undergraduate Study.
5. The ME Department Chair – ME Professor Roberto Horowitz
In rare instances when issues cannot be resolved by the Vice-Chair, the ME Chair may become involved.