Incoming Students

Dates to Remember

Orientation Week August 21 – August 27
Classes begin Monday, August 29
International Student Orientation August 24
Transfer Student Orientation August 26

Fall 2016 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. Email  eceadvise@mtu.edu if you have questions. Transfer Student orientation with ECE advising is scheduled Friday, August 26 in EERC 131, 1-3:30. If you had a programming course(s), send the syllabus/i to transfer@mtu.edu to be evaluated for possible CS credit. If you have AP credit - have your AP scores sent to MTU asap.

     Computer Engineers: Take the CS assessment in May-June, through "Canvas". If you miss the June test, practice and review during summer in Canvas and take the assessment during orientation week. (before you get here if you are not here for week-long orientation)

First-year students/Freshmen

Fall 2016 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 PHysics, in mid-July. Look for your schedule on Banweb (MyMichiganTech) beginning mid-July.

Computer Engineers: Review and practice the programming skills in your CS Canvas course and take the assessment before the end of 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 for you. Contact Judy if you wish to switch: eceadvise@mtu.edu.

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 mathplacement@mtu.edu

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, recommended if you would like weekly review of chemistry material. 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 course if you need more credits.

E-mail Judy if you have questions: eceadvise@mtu.edu 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 2017 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.

Trever:  906-487-2240,  tjhassel@mtu.edu   
Judy:  906-487-2232,  eceadvise@mtu.edu

 

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