Normative Time is the elapsed time, calculated to the nearest semester, which students would need to complete all requirements for the doctorate, assuming that they are engaged in full-time study and making adequate progress toward their degrees. Normative Times for doctoral programs have been recommended by department faculty and approved by the Graduate Council and the UC Systemwide Coordinating Committee on Graduate Affairs. The tentative Normative Time for the EECS department is 10 semesters.