Degree Audit – How to Run your report

 Run your degree audit to review  your degree progress each time you change or schedule classes and before each semester begins.

Sign into Banweb
Select the ‘Current Students’ tab
•Locate Academic Information and Click on ‘Undergraduate Degree Audit’
Click the ‘Run Audit’ box. Do not use the drop down menu. Just click ‘Run Audit’
•and WAIT; then click blue link/major name. Carefully review your report.

A Degree Audit is a document that lists the requirements for your major. It shows your completed and registered courses and your remaining credits/courses to complete.

A Degree Audit is specific to a major and “Catalog Year”, which is usually the academic year you began, or later.

“Catalog Year” is the academic year of requirements.

If you began in Fall 2016, then your catalog year is “Fall of 2016”, and is designated as “201608” on your degree audit. If you began in spring 2017 or summer 2017, then your catalog year is “201608” because the academic year begins with fall semester and ends with summer.  Catalog year designations end in “08” because the academic year begins in the 8th month.

Degree Services Department processes degrees and verifies requirements have been met before awarding your diploma.  You can view requirements for majors, minors and certificate programs on the Degree Services website and access information pertaining to GRADUATION!

Meeting all requirements for a degree is the student’s responsibility.  Meet with your academic advisor regularly to help you understand degree requirements and for help with planning to meet those requirements.

A “Final Degree Audit Review” with your academic advisor (a “degree audit” advising appointment) is required in the semester before your graduating semester.


Photonics course sequence changes begin 2018-19

November 2017 announcement:  Meet with Judy if you:

  • plan to take photonics courses fall 2018 and/or beyond
  • are considering the Photonics Concentration
  • choose the remote sensing option for the Environmental Applications concentration
  • co-op/study abroad/semester off, & plan photonics courses

Course Offerings chart

The BSEE – Photonics 8 semester flowcharts have been updated.

Detailed planning is required to ensure you can follow the new path. Your flowchart will need to be adjusted.

EE3090 will become obsolete.

EE2190, Introduction to Photonics will be offered in Spring semesters (Soph year)

EE3190 will be offered in Fall semesters instead of spring.

EE3290 will be offered in Spring semesters instead of fall.


Full or filled MEEM course – wait list instructions

Spring 2018 registration: Students must follow the below instructions to generate an entry on an electronic waiting list. An online waiting list form will be available for each MEEM undergrad course offered for the spring semester. There will be no other way (not email, phone, appt, etc) to get added to a MEEM course waiting list. Do not complete the online form to get on a waiting list until after your registration time starts according to the published schedule (by earned credits). If you do submit an entry early it will jeopardize your priority for getting into the course.

1. Attempt to register for all your courses using available sections.

2. If there is no other way to complete your schedule due to all sections of a MEEM course being full or unresolvable time conflicts, then go to the ME Advising page (http://www.mtu.edu/mechanical/undergraduate/advising/)

3. Click on the link for ‘Spring 2018 MEEM course waiting lists’ posted at the top center of the page under ‘Announcements’. (or click here)

4. This will bring you to a page with a link for the waiting list form for each offered undergraduate MEEM course.

5. Click on the course(s) you are unable to add and complete a Google form for each course to generate your entries for the waiting list(s).

6. Please read the form carefully and complete it as accurately and completely as possible.

7. We will prioritize the waiting lists firstly based on which students have the greatest need for a course to maintain feasible graduation timing and/or earn a minor. And then based on your designated time to begin registration in the priority schedule and/or the time stamp on your waiting list entry.

8. As additional seats are available (advisor maximums for sections [negative seats as available] and possibly more seats added later if needed), we will add students from these waiting lists as we are able up until the spring semester begins.

9. ME students that absolutely need a course will be added to that course sometime before the semester begins. But you may have to be patient and/or be open to an alternate plan from an advisor that supports equivalent feasible graduation timing.

10. Students will be notified with an email if and when they are added to a course from a waiting list.

11. Feel free to see us with questions at any time, but you must complete the online form to get on a waiting list.

12. Do not complete the online form to get on a waiting list until after your registration time starts according to the published schedule (by earned credits). If you do submit an entry early it will jeopardize your priority for getting into the course.


Form 48 AFROTC / AR 104 process

BEFORE you meet with your Academic Advisor regarding your Form 48 or 104R:

Decide on a 9 or 10 semester plan- recommended by your ROTC advisor.

Use flowchart from your major, appropriate for your audit year.  (usually the year you began at Tech).

Use Semester Planning Worksheet or spreadsheet to re-map your degree requirements to your personal plan.

Start with the core required courses first, in pre-requisite order. Leave room for required ROTC credits.

You do not have to choose your electives for the initial plan (just write “HASS Comp/comm elective” or “EE Elective”, “Technical Elec.”, “HASS SBS elective”, etc).  Electives can be pushed into last semester or two to make room for adding ROTC credits.

Consider taking MA2320 and MA3520 in separate semesters, rather than accelerated MA2321 and MA3521 in same semester. (Linear Algebra and Differential Equations).

Follow pre-requisite flow of courses. Use the suggested 8-semester plan or flowchart and the course catalog to look up course prerequisites.  Adjust plan with your starting math/engineering courses as needed.  1.5 credits to co-curricular may be earned with AF0120 and AF0340.

When you have your semester planning worksheet complete, including 128 credits of major, 3 units co-curricular, transfer your plan  onto your Form 48 or 104R using pencil.  Bring it to your academic advisor for review and approval.


Registration- Senior Design or ENT4950

To schedule ECE Design Project 1 in Fall, EE4901, register for section 0A and section L01.  Your section will be adjusted to match your team in 2nd week of classes, after teams are formed. Design Project 2 is required in Spring.

To schedule ENT4950, you’ll need two forms and permission. At the Enterprise Program Team Resources link, clickForms‘ and then complete the two forms.

  1. ENT4950 Registration Permission Form
  2. Enterprise Project Summary

To schedule MEEM4901, contact Ryan in MEEM204/205 or ratowles@mtu.edu Senior Design in MEEM4901 can begin in Fall or Spring.

Prerequisites must be complete to register: EE3901, EE3131, and co-req or pre-req :  EE3171 or EE3173 (if not photonics concentration)


Success and study habits

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)

 


CpE Majors – Departmental GPA calculation

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 eceadvise@mtu.edu or 487-2232.


2017 Spring Advising series

All ECE students:

 

 


Accelerated Master of Science MS

The Michigan Tech Graduate School is offering a limited number of Graduate Academic Excellence Awards (GAEA) which provide a one-time payment of $4500 in tuition support for the first semester of study in the Accelerated MS programs.  Well-qualified students will be nominated for the GAEA by the ECE Department, with academic merit being the sole criterion.   No separate application is required. Meet with Dr. Michael Roggemann, EERC 503, and bring a copy of your transcript.

ECE: Accelerated Master of Science degree program.

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.

Graduate School accelerated masters information.

 

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.