When you have 30 credits you will have sophomore standing; 60 credits is junior standing; 90 credits is senior standing.
Yes. Please be prepared. Before your appointment, take a look at your transcript on Banweb. It is important that you know exactly what classes are on it.
Bring the following with you to your appointment:
- The flowchart with classes crossed off that you’ve already completed and are currently taking.
- A list of any classes on your transcript that you don’t know where they belong on the flowchart.
- A list of classes that you plan to take next semester and beyond, even if it is a rough draft. The semester planning worksheet will help with this.
- Anything we worked on during previous appointments.
- The folder containing advising handouts that you got during orientation or when you changed majors.
If the course is a Chemical Engineering course, then email firstname.lastname@example.org with your request. We will increase capacity of almost any CM class, with only a few exceptions. Lab sections cannot be expanded.
If the course is in another department, please contact the department or the instructor of the class with your request.
If you still are not able to get into the class then you should periodically check the enrollment until the semester starts. If another student decides to drop the class then a seat will open up. Remember that you can add/drop classes on Banweb from when registration opens through the first week of classes of that semester.
Don’t worry. Yes, we will get you into these classes.
The capacities (maximum number of students that can enroll) in these classes are purposely set low. The reason that we do this is because we need to have the same number of students in each section as close as possible. It is very difficult to predict how many seniors we will have with students leaving and returning from co-op.
If you cannot get into one or both of these classes, then you will need to email email@example.com with the following information:
- Which class(es) you need to enroll in.
- Which section you prefer.
- Why you prefer that section. Be specific.
You WILL get into the classes, however we cannot guarantee that you will get into the section that you prefer. We do our best to match preferences whenever possible.
There are many handouts that are helpful for planning your academic career in chemical engineering at Michigan Tech. Printouts are available at the Advising Center on the second floor of Chem Sci (across from the elevator). All handouts are also available on the web in PDF form on the Advising Handouts page.
The first year of graduate school in chemical engineering typically involves taking advanced courses in transport, thermodynamics, kinetics, and mathematics (partial differential equations). It may also involve specialty courses specific to your area of chosen specialization. Anything that makes those required courses easier is a good idea. I feel that at Michigan Tech we do not go far enough in transport, so I recommend that you take the graduate transport class (CM5300 Advanced Transport Phenomena I, 3 credits, Spring, prereq=CM5100) or Polymer Rheology (CM4650, 3 credits), either of which will introduce you to the use of tensors in mathematical analysis. After that I recommend taking our graduate math class (CM5100 Applied Mathematics for Chemical Engineers I, 3 credits, Fall) or any advanced mathematics course that interests you (some examples might be MA
Undergraduate research is an excellent idea for all students, but it is an especially good idea for those who are interested in attending engineering graduate school after completing their B.S. degree in chemical engineering. Check out our short video on the subject.
There are three paths to undergraduate research experience at Michigan Tech (for information on off-campus possibilities, click on the tag below), and all three of them begin with speaking with a professor. You must go to individual professors, presumably those who do research in areas that you find interesting, and discuss with them what types of opportunities there are to do research in their laboratories.
There are three types of research arrangements possible:
- Research for credit;
- Research as a part-time job;
- Research as an unpaid intern.
Yes, you may drop your class with a W until Friday of the 8th week of classes. Go to the Registrar’s web page for the current academic calendar, which gives the drop dates.
No. CM2120 a prereq to CM3110. If you need to take CM3110 in the fall, then you will need to arrange your schedule to take CM2120 first. CM 2120 is offered in the spring and in the summer, track B.
You may retake any class in which you receive a CD, D, or F. However, before you retake a class there are two things that you should know:
- The second grade always replaces the first grade. If you retake a class and receive a better grade this will improve both your semester and overall GPAs. However you can retake a class and get a poorer grade. For example if you have a D (a passing grade) and retake a course and receive an F (a failing grade), you now have a failing grade in the course and would have to retake the class a third time.