If you are taking summer classes at Michigan Tech then it is treated just like any other semester, regardless of whether or not you are taking a full load of classes. Doing well in your summer classes can bring you off of academic probation. Doing poorly in your summer classes can put you on academic probation or count towards an additional semester of probation if you are already on probation. Go to the Dean of Students webpage for more information on the academic probation policy.
If you are taking summer classes at a different school then it will not affect your academic standing at Michigan Tech.
If you are willing to take summer classes, then yes. You’ll need to take classes after your first year and maybe after your second year too. You can take summer classes at Michigan Tech or at a community college and then transfer in the classes.
If summer classes are not feasible or you can only take a limited number then you can instead adjust your classes so that you can co-op during the five years. Having engineering work experience through a co-op prior to graduation will help you with landing summer internships and your first full-time job because most employers look for this type of experience when hiring.
If you’d like help getting your options sorted out then set up a meeting with your academic advisor.
Yes! During Summer 2015 both CM 2110 Fundamentals of ChE I and CM 2120 Fundamentals of ChE II will be offered online. Be sure to enroll in the online sections (1OL, time TBA). CM2110 is a mass and energy balance course, and usually uses the text by Felder and Rousseau. CM2120 is a first course in separations, and uses Wankat. These courses must be completed before you can take the fall semester junior chemical engineering classes.
On occasion other CM classes are offered online. Please check the Registrar’s website for an up-to-date listing.
It is possible to transfer to Michigan Tech Chemical Engineering from a community college or from another university. A standard path for this would be to take two years of college work at that other institution followed by a summer at Michigan Tech and then the usual junior and senior years of chemical engineering at Michigan Tech. The two summer classes that must be taken are:
- CM2110 Fundamentals of Chemical Engineering I
- CM2120 Fundamentals of Chemical Engieering II
These two classes are prerequisites to junior classes in chemical engineering and they must be completed before you may begin your junior year in chemical engineering. It is not possible to take these two classes at the same time as junior classes. For this reason, students who wish to graduate with two years of transfer credit must plan on either three years at Michigan Tech or they must take these two courses the summer before they start Michigan Tech junior classes in chemical engineering.
The standard transfer plan, as discussed above, is available on our handouts page.
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.
In order to keep your department fees at a minimum the advising office is not open in the summer (May through mid-August). The advising office reopens two weeks before fall classes start. If you have an issue that needs immediate attention during summer months please call the Department of Chemical Engineering office at 906-487-3132.