Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Incoming Students

Dates to Remember

Orientation Week August 26– September 1
Classes begin Tuesday, September 4
Transfer Student Orientation August 31
International student Welcome Week   August 20

Fall 2018 incoming students:

Transfer Students

Fall schedules will be entered by Judy or Trever after your transfer credits have been processed. Send in an official copy of your transcript as soon as possible, while courses are in session, and again after course completion. Email if you have questions. Transfer Student orientation with ECE advising is scheduled Friday, Aug 31st in EERC 131, 2-4pm. If you had a programming course(s), send the syllabus/i to to request possible CS (Computer Science) credit. If you have AP credit - have your AP scores sent to MTU asap.

Computer Engineers: Take the CS knowledge assessment during June if you do not have credit for CS1121 or CS1131. If you missed it, you can take the assessment during orientation week.

First-year students/Freshmen

Fall 2018 Classes are determined based on your ALEKS math placement, unless you have transfer or AP credit for college level mathematics. The Registrar's Office will schedule your ‘Cohort' courses: MAth, ENGineering and CHemistry, in mid-July. Look for your schedule on Banweb (MyMichiganTech) beginning mid-July.

Computer Engineers:  Take the CS knowledge assessment before you arrive, preferabley in June. The purpose is to place students in the appropriate programming course, CS1121 or CS1131. You may continue to review and practice during summer and re-take the assessment during orientation week if you wish.

Electrical Engineers: CH 1150/1151, University Chemistry is required for Electrical Engineering majors. Carefully choose the correct starting chemistry course for you. If you are not well-prepared for CH1150/1151, take CH1000 first. A chemistry course will be scheduled for you. You may switch to the correct Chem course during orientation week or during summer - Contact Judy if you wish to switch:

Electrical Engineers who are considering a Computer Science minor or a double-major with Computer Engineering - take the CS Knowlege Assessment in June or during orientation week.

Pre-calculus - if you are not ready for calculus

If you begin in a pre-calculus Math course, view suggested fall schedule for students starting in MA 1031, or MA ;1032. MA1031 and MA1032 students will take ENG1001 in fall, then ENG1100 in spring in lieu of ENG1101. MA 1030 students will have similar fall schedule, but no ENGineering course. MA1030 students will take ENG1101 in semester 3 with Calculus I, MA1160/61.

See Aleks and math placement questions or email

More on the Chemistry Decision

Read here for Chemistry course selection help. We strongly urge students to register for the correct chemistry course during or before Orientation. CH 1153 is optional recitation section, (strongly recommended) for a weekly review and practice of chemistry problems. CH 1000 is a “Free Elective”. Take CH1000 prior to CH 1150/1151/1153 and are not yet well-prepared for University Chemistry.

CH1150/1151 may count in math/science electives for Computer Engineers. CH1000 is a "free elective", but should be taken first if not well-prepared for University Chemistry.

HASS Requirements (Humanities, Social Sciences & Arts electives)

First-Year students can take a Critical Thinking or Social Responsibility Core course, or lower-level HASS elective courseif you need more credits.

E-mail Judy if you have questions: or call Judy at 906-487-2232.

Freshmen: You will be scheduled to meet with your Academic Advisor, Judy Donahue or Trever Hassell during your first semester. We will review details of your program and plan your spring 2019 classes.

Double-major: Students planning a double major with Computer Engineering (CpE) and Electrical Engineering (EE) – It is best to follow the Computer Engineering suggested plan and have Computer Engineering as your primary major. CH1150/51 is required ( you don't have to take it in first year). A sample CpE/EE Double-major flowchart will be available Orientation Week.. Specify Computer Engineering as your primary major. If you wish to change your major to Computer Engineering, contact Admissions at 1-888-688-1885. You will add a "double major" after you arrive-see Judy or Trever to add a double major.


May 1-Aug 17: Contact Judy at or 906-487-2232
Aug 15 - May 1:
CpE's contact Trever at 906-487-2240 or
EE's contact Judy at 906-487-2232 or

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