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Pass/D/Fail policy: Students may use no more than one course taken on a Pass/D/Fail basis to satisfy program requirements. It is not permitted to use the one course in lieu of your thesis. (Exception: courses taken PDF in Fall of 2020, Spring 2020 and Spring 2021 can be used for departmental or pre-req credit.)

Majors in Electrical and Computer Engineering with computer-related majors: ECE majors who want to receive the PAC certificate must major in a non-computational area of ECE.

 The following ECE majors are eligible:

  • Electronic Devices and Materials
  • Circuits and Systems 
  • Quantum Information and Applied Physics
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Optics and Photonics
  • Energy and Environment

The following ECE majors are NOT eligible:

  • Data and Information
  • Computer Systems
  • Robotics and Cyberphysical Systems 
  • Security and Privacy

Courses used to satisfy departmental requirements: No courses used for a departmental major core requirement may satisfy PAC requirements. You can use an elective but you can only use it for PAC and your major and no other certificate.

Courses used to satisfy other certificate program requirements. No more than one course that is used to satisfy any other certificate or degree can be used to satisfy PAC requirements. 


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