University of California, Riverside

BCOE Student Affairs



Academic Support & Mentoring


 

mentoringThe faculty and the professionals of the Office of Student Academic Affairs offer support and resources to help students be successful. The Engineering curriculum is demanding and your will want to take advantage of all the resources that are available.


Faculty Mentors promote a strong relationship between students and professors in the department. They also consult on matters pertaining to career planning, understanding engineering in general, and specifically for gaining a better appreciation of their major. Mentors can also provide guidance on what it takes to be successful as an engineering student, and provide suggestions to enable students to gain confidence and self-motivation.

The Faculty Mentor’s goal is to promote a strong relationship between students and professors in the department as early as the first quarter of the freshman year.

Faculty Mentors are available for students to consult on matters pertaining to career planning, understanding engineering in general, and specifically for gaining a better appreciation of their major. Mentors can also provide guidance on what it takes to be successful as an engineering student, and provide suggestions to enable students to gain confidence and self-motivation.


Faculty Advisors help students to customize their academic experience through substitute major requirements.

Faculty in the major can provide assistance, offer guidance in major courses, and discuss degree programs, career options, technical elective options, research opportunities, and other curricular matters. Students are encouraged to meet with a faculty member at least once a year for this sort of assistance.

All faculty members keep regular office hours, which are posted outside their office doors and announced in class. The office hours are the best times to seek a faculty member's assistance, although most also agree to meet by appointment.

All faculty members are generally willing to meet with students according to students' needs and interests, but, in some cases, there are specifically appointed faculty members designated to assist undergraduate students. Each department has a designated Undergraduate Advisor, who would be the most appropriate person to contact for students who don't know where to start. The table below identifies the contact person for each department.

The Undergraduate Advisor is also responsible for consideration of petitions to waive or substitute major courses, as well as other exceptions to the major requirements. Staff advisors work closely with the Undergraduate Advisors to ensure consistency. Students who are uncertain about any curricular exceptions should consult a staff advisor for assistance.


The Professional Development Officer is there to keep students thinking and advancing on their eventual career plans. He works with the UCR Career Center, the faculty, alumni, student organizations and industry recruiters to prepare students to be successful in their first jobs and beyond. of our students by working with our departments and student chapters of our professional societies.

More Information 

General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

College Information

Bourns College of Engineering
A159 Bourns Hall A

Tel: (951) 827-3647
Fax: (951) 827-2822
E-mail: collegeinfo@engr.ucr.edu

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