Academic Advisement

Undergraduate advisement is available to all undergraduate students seeking a degree in electrical or computer engineering. We are here to help every step of the way. Before students even step foot on campus. If you are considering transferring to UNM, or plan to take classes as a non-degree seeking student please reach out to us via email so we can assist in the process.


The mission of Advisement at the University of New Mexico is to provide student-centered support and services that include collaborative strategies that empowers students to excel in their academic and professional aspirations as well as provide students with the opportunity to acquire knowledge and training that foster responsibility for their academic success.
Please Note: UNM has introduced a new system to schedule appointments with your advisor that is called LoboAchieve. Students have 24/7 access to Advisor calendars in LoboAchieve. Please click this sentence to download the guide to scheduling an appointment through LoboAchieve!


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Elias "Eli" Medina

Sage Byrne

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering is putting the following safety preventative measures in place to ensure the health of our staff and students: Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19), we will be modifying our in-person advisement appointments. Student appointments will now be conducted via ZOOM, or Microsoft Teams. Sage and Elias will NOT hold regular walk-in hours on Fridays or any in-person appointments until further notice. You are still encouraged to email the ECE advisors at

After you have made an appointment via LoboAchieve, Sage or Elias will send you a Zoom link or Teams scheduled meeting the day of your appointment. Please check your email for the link. If you chose a phone call as your advisement method, we will call you at the time of your appointment.

NOTE: Even though this session is marked as a "Video Meeting" and indicates that it is only a "Videoconference" that doesn't necessarily have to be the case if you don't have a webcam. We are using ZOOM for these appointments and ZOOM can be accessed from your computer or your phone and doesn't have to involve a video chat. It can also act like a phone call.

Office: ECE (bldg. 46) room 115
Appts and Walk-in hours: for all admitted students
Transfer, inquiring and otherwise not admitted: Please email your interests/questions and if needed we will coordinate an appointment time.

Please keep in mind that we have department meetings/trainings that we MUST attend. Our calendar in LoboAchieve will accurately reflect our availability. If we are ever out sick another advisor will see you or contact you to reschedule.


Students admitted to ECE will be required to attend formal advising sessions twice a year to address questions or problems that may arise and to ensure that they are on track for graduation. Advisement holds are placed on a student’s record each semester and are not removed until the student has met with their advisor, or attended the appropriate workshop. Students are initially advised by the ECE Academic Advisor and then are assigned to a Faculty Advisor once they have been admitted to the department. 

ECE Major Specific Advisement Holds

Students will receive an email instructing them which advisement activity they should attend each semester based on where they are in the curriculum. 

SOE Holds/Academic Review:

SOE holds are related to Academic Standing

Probation — (click to view info packet) students cumulative GPA fell below required standard. MUST meet with Academic Advisor for the major
Suspension — students cumulative GPA remained below standard. Must select new major upon return.
Dismissal — student is not meeting academic requirements for SOE must select new major

Campus wide holds:

Bursars — financial obligation contact 505-277-5363
Admissions — Student is missing official records or otherwise has an incomplete admission contact 505-277-8900
Dean of Students — Most likely university orientation  505-277-3361
Global Education Office — Regarding your international status (505) 277-4032
Athletics — you are a student athlete and must meet with your athletics advisor

Holds are placed on student accounts to prevent registration & access to transcripts until a required action is complete. You can view your holds in LoboWeb by selecting “check my registration status”.


Students are expected to read and respond to UNM, SOE and ECE related email and will be fully responsible if these messages are neglected and important notices and deadlines contained in these messages are missed (including messages related to applications, scholarships, internships, tuition payments and registration).


UNM COURSE CATALOG: Comprehensive list of university programs, requirements, policies course descriptions and pre- requisites.   

LOBOTRAX DEGREE AUDIT: LOBO Trax report is an interactive course planning tool. The report will tell you what you have already completed, what you have left to do to complete your degree, and if you are a transfer student the transfer credit that has been accepted towards your degree. This is the tool we use every day and what we use to graduate you.

UNM GEN ED: Complementing the major, gened courses provide a set of strategies: communication, critical thinking, information analysis, quantitative skills, responsibility towards local and global communities. Students develop these strategies from different angles by taking one or more courses (usually numbered at the 1000- and 2000-levels) in each of the areas of study of the General Education curriculum.

Always ask an advisor if you are not sure. You have 24/7 access to schedule appointments or view our walk-in hours