The admissions office has a page with general information on the Combined Plan program.
For EE majors, we have prepared some schedules that give examples of how the required courses and electives can be arranged in four semesters for typical transfer and 3-2 program students. Please note that ELEN E1201 or its equivalent is an important part of the EE curriculum. The preparation provided by this course is essential for a number of other core courses.
- Students coming to Columbia without having taken the equivalent of ELEN E1201 (Introduction to Electrical Engineering) must take this course in their junior year. This requires postponing the core courses in circuits and electronics until the senior year, and thus does not allow taking electives in that area; thus, such students cannot choose circuits and electronics as a depth area. See the transfer students plan 1 example schedule.
- The alternative plan is for students who have taken a course equivalent to ELEN E1201 at their school of origin, including a laboratory component. See the bulletin for a description of this course. Many pre-engineering programs and physics departments at four-year colleges offer such courses. Such students can start taking circuits at Columbia immediately, and thus can choose circuits and electronics as a depth area. See the transfer students plan 2 example schedule.