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:

It is better to transfer here after one year (or even 11⁄2) rather than two.

  1. 2-year transfer students might have a hard time getting a full load in some semesters, due to the lack of early-on core required courses.
  2. Students start here in sophomore level core courses, leaving 4 - 7 semesters remaining, with 5 semesters being most common time to graduate.

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

If you transfer here after two years elsewhere, you may want to start in summer and 'catch up', or plan to stay at Tech the next summer. This is especially advisable to students coming in with plenty of general education and math credits, or with no calculus.  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.

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 Office.  transfer@mtu.edu

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:

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.