Future Transfer Students

What should I take before I transfer into ECE?

Advice for students planning to transfer from another college to the MTU Electrical Engineering (EE) or Computer Engineering (CpE) program:

Keep taking mathematics courses. These are important prerequisite courses and affect graduation semester. In many cases, it is better to transfer after one year (or even 11⁄2) rather than two.

EE1110, Essential Math, is a required prerequisite for Circuits I (EE2111) and may be taken remotely, through MTU, the Summer before you start. Calculus I must be complete. Students who earn a B or higher grade in Calc II, will be approved to take both EE1110 and EE2111 in same semester, to save a semester on the prerequisite chain.

Here is a sample CpE prerequisite flowchart and an EE prerequisite flowchart.

It is best if you can have Calculus I and Calculus II complete by the time your transfer to Tech.  If ready, take linear algebra and/or differential equations prior to Multi-variable Calculus (Calc III).

If you transfer here after two years elsewhere, you may want to start in summer and 'catch up'.  Summer courses begin in early May.

Recommended courses to take before you get here:

MA 1160 Calculus I
MA 2160 Calculus II
PH 1100 + PH 2100 – University Physics I – Mechanics (Calculus based)

Electrical Engineers - CH1150 and CH1151, University Chemistry.  If you are not well-prepared for University Chemistry, you should take a preparatory chemistry course first. University Chemistry is a good choice math/science elective for Computer Engineers.

Computer Engineers – CS 1121 and/or CS 1122 - Intro Computer Programming I and II using java

Electrical Engineers - CS1111 - Introduction to Programming in C/C++  Have your college C/C++ course evaluated for MTU credits. This course is mainly C programming with one week of C++.

To have a course evaluated for MTU equivalency, send the syllabus or a link to it, to our Transfer Services Officetransfer@mtu.edu The catalog description is not enough to evaluate a course.

EE1110, Essential Math, and Calculus II, are the prerequisites for EE2111, Circuits I.  EE1110 is not found at other colleges (typically), but may be taken remotely at MTU during the summer before you arrive.

You can also take anything equivalent to the following, before you get here:

UN1025, Global Issues   UN1015, Composition
General education elective courses
CH 1150 & CH 1151  Used in math/science electives for CpE's

PH1200 & PH2200
ENG 1101 or ENG 1102

What courses should I avoid taking before I transfer into ECE?

When choosing courses for general education, use this set of requirements. At least six credits of HASS must be level 3000 or higher.

Do not take 'college physics' (algebra based) equivalent to Michigan Tech’s PH 1110, PH 1210. These credits will not apply to engineering majors.

Check Michigan Tech course equivalencies for your college courses. If they are not listed here, contact our Transfer Services Office to request course transfer credit evaluations - transfer@mtu.edu - 906-487-3323.

Call or e-mail the ECE undergraduate advisor if you have questions:
    CpE's – Trever Hassell, 906-487-2240, tjhassel@mtu.edu             
    EE's - Judy Donahue, 906-487-2232,  eceadvise@mtu.edu

CpE degree requirements for Fall 2016 catalog term.
EE degree requirements for Fall 2016 catalog term.
All degree requirements (degree audits)