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The Minor in Electronic Intelligent Systems (EIS)

The Electronic Intelligent Systems (EIS) minor offers the opportunity to gain breadth as well as depth in the area of electronic intelligent systems that connect to the physical and social world.

The minor includes sub-areas such as robotics, machine learning, and artificial intelligence as well as electronic/electrical engineering. Students learn computer programming as well as computer engineering. EIS minors achieve an understanding of conceptual foundations and emerging applications over a broad range of electrical engineering, computer engineering, and computer science subjects.

See a list of EIS Faculty and Instructors

Requirement Guidelines

  • All courses taken to fulfill the minor requirements must be taken for letter graded credit.*
  • All courses taken to fulfill the minor must be completed with an overall GPA of 2.0 or above.
  • No more than one upper division course may be used to simultaneously fulfill requirements for a student’s major and minor programs.
  • Completion of the minor program cannot delay a student’s graduation.  All students must declare the EIS Minor at least one semester before their final semester.
  • EECS and L&S CS majors should not be pursuing an EIS minor. Students pursuing an EECS or CS minor will not be allowed an EIS minor.
  • Minors do not receive enrollment priority in EE/EECS/CS classes.

*Classes taken during Spring 2020, Fall 2020, and Spring 2021 may be taken for Pass/Not Pass.

3 Lower Division Requirements

All courses must be taken for graded credit.

  • EECS 16A: Designing Information Devices and Systems I – 4 units
  • EECS 16B: Designing Information Devices and Systems II – 4 units
  • Select from one of the following:
    • COMPSCI 61A: The Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs – 4 units
    • COMPSCI C8:  Foundations of Data Science and COMPSCI 88: Computational Structures in Data Science – 7 units

Application Process

Review the requirement guidelines on this page before completing the steps below.

Step 1 – Declaring the minor: Students interested in pursuing a minor must declare the minor no later than the term before their Expected Graduation Term (EGT). If the term before EGT is fall or spring, the deadline is the last day of RRR week. If the term before EGT is summer, the deadline is the final Friday of Summer Sessions. To declare the EIS minor, submit an online EIS Minor Application when you have at least four minor requirements completed.

Step 2 – Graduating with the minor: Submit the EIS Minor Completion Form to minor adviser when you are enrolled in your last requirement(s) and by the Friday before RRR week.  Students who do not submit the EIS Minor Completion form signed by their major advisor by the stated deadline will not have their EIS minor conferred.  Late forms will not be accepted.

3 Upper Division Requirements

All courses used for the minor must be at least 3 units and must be taken for graded credit.

Select two from the following:

Select one from the following:

  • A third course from the upper division core list.
  • Any upper division EE or EECS labeled course.
  • Select from one of the following:

P/NP for Spring 2020, Fall 2020, Spring 2021 & Summer 2021

Students in the EIS minor program should take requirements for a letter grade in Summer 2021.

The faculty have voted that students in the EECS Honors Program may take courses for their major and for their breadth area for P/NP during Spring 2020, Fall 2020, and Spring 2021.


Students interested in the EIS minor should email