Electrical and Computer Engineering

Future Transfer Students

What should I take before I transfer into ECE?

Advice for students planning to transfer from another college to Michigan Tech's 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.

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 if available, 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 Computer Science (CS) Department credits. This course is mostly C programming with one week of C++.

Check the Michigan Tech Transfer Equivalency System for your college courses. If they are not listed here, request a course evaluation by sending the syllabus to our Transfer Services Office at transfer@mtu.edu.

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.

Contact the ECE undergraduate advisor if you have questions: eceadvise@mtu.edu, EERC 131

Computer Engineering: Liz Fujita, 906-487-1161
Electrical Engineering: Judy Burl, 906-487-2232

CpE degree requirements (academic year 2019-2020)
EE degree requirements (academic year 2019-2020)
All degree requirements (degree audits)