The Design Expo highlights hands-on, discovery-based learning at Michigan Tech. More than 600 students in Enterprise and Senior Design teams showcase their work and compete for awards. A panel of judges, made up of corporate representatives and Michigan Tech staff and faculty members, critique the projects. Many of them are sponsored by industry, which allows students to gain valuable experience through competition at the Expo, as well as direct exposure to real industrial problems. The fourteenth annual Expo is a combined effort of the College of Engineering and the Institute for Leadership and Innovation. The event was held in the J. Robert Van Pelt and John and Ruanne Opie Library Third Floor exhibit area on Thursday April 17, 2014. Continue reading
If you are still deciding on a major, there are several items you may want to consider.
1. Meet with an academic advisor before you leave for campus for the summer.
- Biomedical Mr. Mike Labeau (344 M&M, firstname.lastname@example.org))
- BSE & Engineering Undecided Ms. Amy Monte & Dr. AJ Hamlin (112C Dillman, email@example.com)
- Civil & Environmental Ms. Julie Ross (103 Dillman, firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Chemical Ms. Katie Torrey (202M Chem Sci, email@example.com)
- Computer Mr. Trever Hassell (131 EERC, firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Electrical Ms. Judy Donahue (131 EERC, email@example.com)
- Geological Ms. Kelly McLean (627 DOW, firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Materials Dr. Daniel Seguin (U-101 M&M, email@example.com)
- Mechanical Ms. Danise Jarvey & Mr. Ryan Towles (204AMEEM, firstname.lastname@example.org & 205A MEEM, email@example.com)
2. Take an engineering seminar course Fall 2014 to see if a particular major is right for you. The courses that are offered are listed below.
- Biomed BE2100 – Tue 4-5
- Chemical CM1000 – Tue 11-noon
- Civil CE1000 – Mon 2-3
- Environmental ENVE1501 – Tue 2-5
- Geological GE1100 – Wed 4-5 & Sat 9-11
- Sciences and Arts Undecided SA1000 – Tue & Th 10-11
- Career Development Foundations UN2525 – Tue 4-5
4. Check out the information about different engineering fields at the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics.
It is best to check course pre-reqs, co-reqs, and restrictions before registration opens. This will allow you time to get appropriate signatures or make other plans for your schedule. You can check the course pre-reqs, co-reqs, and restrictions in the course descriptions listing by clicking the CRN (Course Registration Number) in the Schedule of Classes or by looking at the undergraduate course descriptions.
When registering, if you get an error, read the error. Many times the error is due to a time conflict or lack of a co-requisite course (i.e. MA2321 has a co-requisite of MA3521). You can easily correct these errors by selecting a class at another time or adding the co-requisite course. If you still are unable to register, check the course pre-reqs, co-reqs, and restrictions to see if you may need a waiver.
The last day to drop a class with a withdrawal (W) grade is Friday of Week 10 (March 28, 2014, 5pm). All first-year students must meet with their academic advisor and instructor to drop a class. This allows the student to discuss the ramifications before dropping a class. All students must go to the Student Service Center to drop classes through the Friday of 10th Week.
After the last day to drop, students who have extenuating circumstances must appeal to the Student Affairs office for a Late Drop. The instructions for requesting a Late Drop can be found at: www.admin.mtu.edu/dos/latedrop.htm.
Fall and Summer 2014 registration will open March 20th, 10:00 pm through April 11th, midnight. If you have questions regarding what classes to take, you should make an appointment to meet with your academic advisor.
Registration typically opens each night at 10:00 pm. Due to the large number of students, some days will have two start times, 10:00 pm and 11:00 pm. To find out what day and time you register go to: www.mtu.edu/registrar/pdfs/registration-priority-schedule.pdf.
- Priority is based on the number of credits earned at the time of registration. This does not include the number of credits the student is currently taking.
- Students may register anytime on or after their scheduled day.
- The web will be unavailable for registration from 2:00–2:30 am each day.
- Registration closes at midnight Sunday, April 11 and reopens again later in April.
- Students with questions or problems should contact the Student Service Center at 487-2319 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are going to take classes elsewhere, make sure that the course(s) will transfer to Michigan Tech as the course(s) you need BEFORE you take the class.
1) Check for the course on the Transfer Equivalency System.
2) If the course you want is NOT on the Transfer Credit Equivalency list, you may request to have it evaluated by sending information to the Michigan Tech Transfer Services Office.
Transfer Services Coordinator
Required Information for Transfer Evaluation
- University or college name
- Course ID and title
- Course Catalog Description
Some students take summer classes at Michigan Tech to replace a grade, to lighten the credits of a future semester(s), or for a great excuse to enjoy the Copper Country summers. Summer 2013 course offerings at Michigan Tech are now available at: www.mtu.edu/registrar/students/registration/prepare.
When you are scheduling, please note that some courses run the full summer semester and some run the first or second half of the semester. The dates the course will run are listed on-line when you register. Keep in mind a half-semester course requires the full amount of work in half the time (i.e., the course is taught at an accelerated pace). Continue reading
As you are getting into your classes, you may find that you need extra help on a topic. If you have questions, go see your professor during office hours, or e-mail your professor to set up an appointment. Learning Centers are another resource on campus:
- Chemistry: 208 Chem Sciences and Eng Building
- Computer Science: 114 Rekhi Hall
- Engineering Fundamentals: 208 Dillman Hall, Sunday- Thursday, 7pm-9pm
- Mathematics: 234 Fisher Hall
- Multiliteracies Center (formerly the Writing Center): 107 Walker Arts and Humanities Center
- Physics: 128 Fisher Hall
- Visit the link for all Michigan Tech Learning Centers
Participating in the Study Abroad program can be an exciting and life-changing experience. Studying abroad can be done during the summer, or for one semester or two semesters. Whether you know what country you would like to visit or simply want to know the opportunities available to you, visit the International Programs and Services (IPS) website (www.mtu.edu/international/study-abroad/program/).
Once you have determined that you want to study abroad, start the process by contacting the IPS office. As long as you plan ahead, courses taken abroad can be used to satisfy your degree requirements and should not impact your graduation date. Coordination is required among the IPS staff, your academic advisor, and other departments to determine course offerings and to get them pre-approved to transfer to Michigan Tech.
Your cover letter and resume are typically the first information a potential employer sees about you. Therefore, you want this first introduction to make the best impression possible.
Potential employers are going to spend about 30 seconds reviewing a resume before deciding if the applicant is worth more review, so be sure to make it easy to scan: well organized, concise, and descriptive. Every resume should be accompanied by a cover letter. The cover letter should grab their attention and generate interest by linking your abilities with their needs. Following an interview, you should send a thank you letter. It should be sent by e-mail or snail mail within 2 days following the interview. Continue reading