Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Incoming Students

Dates to Remember

Orientation Week August 25– August 31
Classes begin Tuesday, September 3
Transfer Student Orientation August 30
International student Welcome Week   August 19

Fall 2019 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 30 in EERC 131, 1-4pm. If you completed a programming course, send the syllabus to to request possible CS (Computer Science) credit. If you have AP credit - have your AP scores sent to MTU asap.

First-year students/Freshmen and transfer students with less than 30 credits

Course schedules are determined based on your ACT math score, unless you have transfer or AP credit for an MTU equivalent math course. The Registrar's Office will schedule your ‘Cohort' courses: MAth, ENGineering and CHemistry or PHysics, in mid-July. View your schedule on Banweb (MyMichiganTech) beginning mid-July.

Computer Engineers:  Take the CS knowledge assessment before you arrive, preferably 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 Knowledge Assessment in summer(June is best) 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 MA1032. 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 math placement webpage or email if you have questions.

More on the Chemistry Decision

Read here to select the correct Chemistry course for you. We strongly urge students to register for their appropriate chemistry course during or before Orientation Week. CH 1153 is optional recitation section, (strongly recommended) for a weekly review and practice of chemistry problems. Take CH 1000 prior to CH 1150/1151/1153 if not yet well-prepared for University Chemistry.

CH1150/1151 may count in math/science electives for Computer Engineers.

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. A sample CpE/EE Double-major flowchart will be available Orientation Week. If you wish to change your major to Computer Engineering, contact Admissions at 1-888-688-1885. You can add a "double major" after you arrive.

Orientation FAQS

Study abroad - explore the possibilities.

Schedule of Classes - practice finding courses offered.

Become familiar - General Education core & HASS lists.


May 1-Aug 16: Contact Judy at or 906-487-2232

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