Academic Information

Academic Advisors

Your academic advisor is your most valuable source of information about course selection, scheduling, and academic opportunities within your major. You’ll have the opportunity to meet with your advisor during your first-year or transfer Orientation program. View the full list of academic advisors.

General Education

All students are required to complete the University's general education curriculum in addition to major-specific course work. Michigan Tech’s general education curriculum enables all students to develop an understanding of science and the social and cultural contexts of our contemporary world. During your first year, you will take two core courses:


Michigan Tech offers a variety of minors to broaden your academic study. A typical minor consists of 16–20 credits. For more information about minors and other degree options, see the Undergraduate Catalog.

Scheduling Information for Engineering Majors

First-year students or transfer students coming in with less than 30 credits will be registered for fall semester classes by the Registrar’s Office.  Student's schedules will be based on their math placement and will be placed into a cohort of 20-24 students who are taking the same classes. Fall schedules are usually ready by early August. If needed, adjustments to schedule will be made before the semester starts. If you have questions about the first-year engineering program or scheduling, contact Engineering Fundamentals (, 906-487-1498) or the Registrar's Office (