The process for creating, revising, and deleting CSE courses has two parts: Internal to the department, and External.
- Develop your proposal in consultation with other faculty who teach related (similar or prerequisite) courses.
- Write a rationale for the proposal, including a coursed description (see example).
- Circulate your description and rationale by email among all CSE faculty for response and comment.
- Submit your proposal for review to the CSE graduate committee (for graduate courses) or CSE undergraduate committee (for undergraduate courses).
- Complete a UCSD Request for Course Approval form (see example below). The information on that form will typically be a subset of the information you have circulated for internal approval.
- Submit Request for Course Approval form to the CSE Student Affairs office, where it will be checked for completeness and accuracy.
- Student Affairs staff will forward the form to the CSE chair for signature, then to the Registrar's Office to begin the external process.
- Upon completion of the external approval process, Student Affairs staff will update CSE's planned course offerings and course descriptions in the appropriate sections of the CSE web site.
- The Registrar will review the form for incompleteness and forward it to the Council of Provosts (for an undergraduate course) or to the Dean of Graduate Studies (for a graduate course)
- The Council of Provosts or Dean of Graduate Studies will approve or disapprove, and forward to the Academic Senate
- The Academic Senate Office submits the final approval or disapproval to the CEP Subcommittee on Courses (for an undergraduate course) or to the Graduate Council (for a graduate course)
Catalog Copy Deadlines
2014-2015 ----- Due end of October 2013
2013-2014 ----- Due end of October 2012
2012-2013 ----- Due end of October 2011
Fall Quarter ----- Due beginning of March prior
Winter Quarter ----- Due middle of August prior
Spring Quarter ----- Due middle of November prior
Example: Internal Proposal for Course Approval
Dear Faculty Members:
Enclosed please find a description of a new course, CSE 244. This (4 unit) course will be taught Winter 2002. Hours per week expected of students are 3 hours of lecture, and 9 hours of outside preparation. A final exam will be given. Standard Grading option, S/U permitted. The prerequisites are CSE 140 or consent of instructor.
Your comments before Oct. 11, 2001 will be appreciated.
CSE 244: Design of High Performance Computing Circuitry
Abstract: Design of high performance computing processors using integrated circuit technologies. Design techniques, arithmetic modules, memories, interconnect topologies and switches, clocks, circuit retiming and replication, and reconfigurable computing devices.
Justification: We introduce the building blocks of computing system designs. This topic is important for the construction of high performance processors with the advent of deep submicron technologies. The content is related to ECE 260B: VLSI Integrated Circuits and System Design. However, the scope is quite different. This class emphasizes on the design of computing systems instead of general VLSI and interconnect dominated performance. Moreover, the class is tailored for CSE students.