- New Rule: CpE majors (& CpE/EE) may not pursue CS nor EE minor.
- CpE majors: Departmental GPA will include EE and CS courses beginning Fall 2017.
- To schedule an advising appt, call 487-2550 or go to EERC121
- Registration for Fall 2017 is OPEN for current students.
- December 2017 graduates: Complete your graduation application
- Spring Advising Meetings: All
Success in a class is largely due to the effort put in. Interest and motivation are close seconds. Even if you are not liking a class, pretend you are very interested and wish to learn as much as you can by listening attentively in class and being curious.
Here is one students’ answer to the question of how to study in the best possible way. Why not give them a try.
Re-presented here, as found in above link, answered by Rob McQueen:”
- Teach it first: To understand new systems / concepts, stand up in front of a chalkboard and act as if you’re teaching it to a class. When you get to a point you don’t know how to explain, talk it out. Literally, stand up and talk to yourself; it works.
- Diagram / Symbol: Once you understand something, create a visual diagram / symbol. Draw it on a piece of paper. Close your eyes and think about it in your head. Once you have the diagram / symbol, it will be very easy to remember how it works later on.”
It always helps to ‘write it down’ multiple times. Practice doing problems, until you think you’ve got it, then test yourself. Re-work the problem until you can do it successfully on your own. (as if in exam)
The Departmental GPA calculation for CpE majors (primary major code ECP) will include grades for courses beginning with the prefix “EE” and “CS”. Previously, only “EE” courses were used. The new calculation better reflects the work of the computer engineering student.
Implementation of the new calculation is planned
June 19th, 2017 as of the beginning of Fall 2017 semester.
Some students will see a drop in departmental GPA due to this change. CpE students can improve their departmental GPA by repeating CS or EE courses with a grade of CD or lower.
Some students will see an improvement in their departmental GPA. Some will see no change.
To remain in Good Academic Standing, these three GPA’s must be at least 2.0: 1) most recent semester GPA 2) cumulative GPA and 3) Departmental GPA once 16 credits are completed.
If you have questions during Summer, contact Judy Donahue at email@example.com or 487-2232.
- First-year and new transfer students who began Fall 2016 or Spring 2017:
- Sophomores and beyond: prepare for 3rd/4th years:
All ECE students:
- How to use your online degree audit; Slides .pdf with links
- Transferring courses from elsewhere; Slides .pdf with links
- Update: Nancy no longer in Transfer Services; email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Study abroad Introduction; Slides .pdf with links
- Updates: IPS Website has changed since (still useful)
- NEW: France AMerican Exchange Program (FAME)
- Design Fundamentals now offered Fall and Spring
Undergraduate electrical engineers and computer engineers are allowed to count up to six credit hours toward both their bachelor’s and master’s degrees in the ECE Department, and could potentially finish their master’s degree in one academic year (two semesters). The credits must be at least 4000 level, lecture-based coursework. (Excludes UG research, individual project, enterprise and senior design credits)
ECE Accelerated Master’s preparation checklist How to get started.
Undergraduate students can apply, using the standard Graduate School application, as early as their junior year and may start taking graduate level courses during their senior year. ECE Applicants must maintain an undergraduate minimum cumulative GPA of 3.25 to apply and to remain in the program.
Take an extra course(s) for a future grad program while you’re an undergrad:
Senior Rule: Students may take graduate program courses under the Senior Rule if they have time for an extra course in senior year. This designates a course as “GR”, graduate level, making the course available for possible use in a future graduate degree program. Courses taken under Senior Rule may NOT apply to the undergraduate degree. Senior Rule credits could be transferred and considered by graduate programs outside MTU-ECE. Senior Rule credits are on your graduate transcript, and not on your undergraduate transcript.
Enterprise is project work, not a class. You will be a team member working on a project for industry, competition or student ideas. Many enterprises will require a Special Approval waiver form signed by the faculty advisor of the enterprise you wish to join. The faculty advisor is the instructor listed in the Schedule of Classes.
The enterprise course numbers are synced with a 4-year plan beginning with semester two. The latest you should join is that point in time when you have 4 semesters left until graduation – ENT3950 – if you plan to use enterprise project work for your ENGINEERING DESIGN requirement. Each enterprise has a unique section number as listed in the Schedule of Classes. Ensure you are enrolling in the correct course number – This guide will help you determine that:
To register, bring a signed Special Approval (waiver) form to the Student Services Center in the Admin Bldg. See your advisor if you need help determining which course number to enroll in. (see above link)
There are one-credit ENT modules, which are classes that you may take as part of an Enterprise minor or concentration. ENT courses may count as “approved electives” for EE majors; or Free Electives. A few of these modules are on the HASS Supplemental List.
Read other blog posts under “Enterprise Information” category for more details.
List of Enterprise Modules (classes) which are approved for the 3-semester enterprise for design option, in place of ENT3950. Be sure to check the schedule of classes for offerings and plan in advance. Begin the 3-semester enterprise sequence in ENT3960, Project Work IV.
Fall approved modules:
- ENT3959 Six Sigma I
- ENT2961 Teaming in Enterprise
- ENT3982 Continuous Improvement Using Lean Principles
Spring approved modules:
- ENT3963 Technology and Commercialization
- ENT3966 Design for Manufacturing
- ENT3967 Six Sigma II
- ENT4951 Business Plans and Budgeting
- ENT3971 Seven Habits of Highly Effective People
- ENT2962 Communication Contexts
The 3 – semester enterprise project work option is ENT3960, ENT4950, and ENT4960 plus one Approved Enterprise Module from above list. ENT3950 does not apply.
How to join an enterprise:
1. How many semesters do you have remaining at Tech, on campus? Determines which course number to register in.
2. Use special approval Waiver form for permission to enroll-see enterprise advisor:
BMSE – Blue Marble Security – Dr. Glen Archer, EERC 629
WCE – Wireless Communication – Mr. Kit Cischke, EERC 520
HEVE – Hybrid Electric Vehicle – Mr. John Lukowski, EERC 233 or Mr. Robert Page, MEEM 604A
RSE – Robotic Systems – Dr. Glen Archer, EERC 629
ASE – Aerospace – Dr. Brad King, MEEM 1014 (ASE has specific registration instructions)
Meet with your Academic Advisor if you are uncertain which course number to register in for project work, to stay on track with your graduation semester. EERC 131
ENT4950 Registration – Complete two forms
ECE Department rules for completing Engineering Design Requirements in the enterprise program. Complete: ENT3950, ENT3960, ENT4950, then ENT4960.
- If you to take a semester off to co-op or study abroad, do it before you take ENT4950.
- Your last year of project work in enterprise must be consecutive semesters to apply to senior design requirements.
- ENT4950 and ENT4960 need to be in the same enterprise.
Plan carefully and plan well in advance of graduation. Pre-requisites required for senior-level project work (4000 level):
EE Majors: complete EE3901 and EE3131 before enrolling in ENT4950. Take EE3171 before or in same semester as ENT4950.
CpE Majors: complete EE3901 and EE3131 before enrolling in ENT4950. Take EE3173 before or in same semester as ENT4950.
For ABET accreditation standards, you may join any enterprise at Tech that will provide you with an appropriate project work and responsibilities to meet design standards in ENT4950 and ENT4960:
EE Majors: must apply EE knowledge and skills in engineering design
CpE Majors: must apply hardware/software integration skills in engineering design
CpE/EE Double Majors: apply EE knowledge/skills and hardware/software integration skills in engineering design
The ECE Focus Areas .pdf document contains details for each of the focus areas including:
- brief description
- course numbers and when to take them
- faculty who teach and research in the area
- some job types
Courses in light blue boxes considered “EE Electives” and “CpE Technical Electives”
Use in conjunction with the list of “EE Electives”. These are courses offered by the ECE Department that are used in the EE Electives area of the BSEE, or the CpE Technical Electives area of the BSCpE.
For EE’s, up to 4 credits of “EE Elective” coursework may be used in “Approved Electives”. (but not the SELECT approved elective)