Every student has three advisers available to help them: their faculty adviser, BioE department adviser, and Engineering Student Services adviser.

Faculty Advisers

EVERY STUDENT MUST HAVE AN ASSIGNED FACULTY ADVISER and see them semesterly or will be blocked from enrolling in classes. Regents Scholars see Prof. Liepmann, Freshmen see Terry Johnson, Joint BioE/MSE majors see Prof. Healy. All others choose a faculty adviser during the open session each semester.

See more Faculty Advising assignments, information and schedules.

Bioengineering departmental adviser

Your undergraduate affairs officer is Cindy Manly-Fields.
Appointment times: Monday – Friday, 9am- 11:30am
Afternoon drop-in time: Tuesday-Thursday, 1:15-5pm, Friday 2-4pm

Appointments can be made in person at 306 Stanley, email to, or call 642-5860. It is strongly recommended you email or call ahead to schedule an appointment. Please be on time. If you are over 5 minutes late, you may be asked to reschedule. If a current student, make sure to bring a current filled-out BioE degree worksheet.

College of Engineering Advising

Engineering Student Services, 230 Bechtel Engineering Center, 510-642-7594
Hours: Monday – Thursday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Friday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

Every student is assigned a Student Affairs Officer in the College of Engineering. The advisers provide administrative assistance and advice on college policy, and monitor your progress from entry through graduation. They will explain graduation requirements, interpret college policy and regulations, explain petitions, and make referrals to other units on campus. Visit the Student Affairs Office Advising schedule for appointments

Semesterly Advising Procedure

  1. All Bioengineering students must select and see their faculty adviser each semester. It is important that you see your faculty adviser during the specified dates of faculty advising meetings – they may not be available at other times.
    If you are unable to see your assigned adviser, you can attend any of the other BioE faculty advisers’ group meetings.
    Exception: Faculty Advisers for Freshmen, Regent Scholars or BioE Joint Major
    Students who have specialized Faculty Advisers and you should attend their meetings or make arrangements to meet with them individually.
  2. At faculty advising:
    1. Complete and bring the BioE worksheet to the meeting.
    2. Obtain your class schedule under Schedule planner in Cal Central.
  3. Faculty Advisers will take roll at the end of each advising session and will provide a list of students who attended their advising sessions, students who DO NOT ATTEND an advising session will have their registration blocked and will be unable to enroll in classes.

Graduating Seniors should make an appointment with their ESS Adviser in 230 Bechtel for a FINAL DEGREE CHECK

For students who are participating in Study Abroad:

Contact your faculty adviser via email with your proposed schedule, also let them know that you are participating in the program. Also please make sure to cc: Cindy on the email. Please plan ahead so that your request is not last minute.