Future Transfer Students
What should I take before I transfer into ECE?
Advice for students planning to transfer from another college/university 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.
- 2-year transfer students usually have a hard time getting a full load in some semesters, due to the abundance of general education, math, & physics credits and lack of early-on core required courses.
- Students start with sophomore level core EE &/or CS courses, leaving 4 - 7 semesters remaining, with 5 semesters being most common.
It is best if you can have 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:
Electrical Engineers - EE2241 - C++ and Matlab, Have your college C++ course evaluated for MTU credits.
Other programming courses may transfer as ENG1101 - check with our Transfer Services Office.
You can also take anything equivalent to the following:
What courses should I avoid taking before I transfer into ECE?
Do not take more than 9 credits of lower-level HASS elective type classes. 6 credits must be level 3000 or higher.
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 - firstname.lastname@example.org - 906-487-3323.