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BSEE changes: EE3261 and EE4250

Effective with the Fall 2022 BSEE degree requirements (including the concentrations where applicable), academic year 202208 (2022-2023):
EE3261, Control Systems and EE4250, Modern Communication Systems will no longer be required courses for the BSEE. Six credits of EE Electives will be added to the EE Electives area of the degree.
Students will have more choice in choosing focus areas, EE Electives and senior sequences that best match their interests. 
Students interested in Controls, should take EE3261. Students interested in Communications should take EE4250. 


Current students (202108 and earlier) will be allowed to substitute another EE Elective course, of the same or higher level, in place of EE3261 or EE4250 if there is a preferable choice. Your degree audit report will need to be adjusted by Judy, before you graduate, if you choose a substitution course. (EE4805 and EE4000 project and Research credits may not count)
Eventually, EE3261 will become a 4000-level course.
Please review your EE Elective course choices and evaluate the best courses for your area(s) of interest. Seniors and Juniors– please meet with Judy after Nov. 9th 2021 if you need an audit adjustment for a substitution. Meanwhile, register for your EE Elective choices. 
Students graduating later than Summer 2022 will be able to update their BSEE “Catalog Term” to 202208 (AY 2022-2023 requirements) after August 2022, if you wish to follow the new requirements. Please wait until August or later to evaluate this option. (That degree year doesn’t exist yet)

Contact Judy Burl if you have questions or need help with planning. jmburl@mtu.edu, EERC 131


Changes for Robotics Engineering flowchart

1. The prereq/coreq for EE2180, Introduction to Robotics has changed. The original course sequence stays the same.
EE3010, Circuits and Instrumentation for CPS,  is now a required prerequisite or co-requisite (Concurrent prerequisite)and – Linear Algebra, accelerated(MA2321) or non-accelerated(MA2320), is now a required prerequisite or co-requisite (Concurrent prerequisite)
2. In semester 5, students choose either EE3160(3), Signals and Systems, or MEEM3750(4), Dynamics.  (previously only EE3160 is listed)
3. In semester 6, take EE3261, Control Systems. Previously students chose either EE3261 or MEEM3750. MEEM3750 pairs better with EE3160 topics. Those originally planning to take MEEM3750 in place of EE3261, take EE3261. See me if you already took MEEM3750 instead of EE3261.
4. Beginning Fall 2022, SAT2711, Linux Fundamentals, becomes a 3 credit course. The 4th credit can be ‘made up’ with one credit of ‘free electives’. (just about anything except co-curricular activities)
Please replace your flowchart with these changes or replace with this flowchart. See Judy if you need help planning with these changes.


Taking summer prerequisite course elsewhere

If you are taking a summer course elsewhere, that is a prerequisite to a course you need to register in fall:

1. Send an email notice to transfer@mtu.edu (Transfer Services Office) and let them know your name, M#, the course and the college.
2. After that, a temporary  “IN SESSION (IS)” record will be added so that you can then register in the fall class(es).
3. Be sure to have your other college send an official copy of your transcript as soon as the class has ended. (otherwise the fall classes will be dropped)

A grade of “C” or higher is required to transfer a course to Michigan Tech.


Fall 2021 ECE Course Waitlist

“Help! A course I need next semester is already full!”

This is bound to happen sometimes. Please read through the following to learn more about the waitlist process.

First, attempt to register for all your courses using available sections. If there is another section open, try rearranging your schedule if possible to accommodate. Sometimes, though, it will be genuinely impossible to finish your registration.

If you are trying to register for an ECE department course (one that begins with EE), you may submit your information via our Waitlist. This will alert us to pressing needs that you might have.

Please 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.

We will prioritize the waiting lists firstly based on which students have the greatest need for a required course to maintain feasible graduation timing and/or earn a minor, etc.  We’ll also take the planned graduation semester into account for technical electives (Fall 2021 grads take priority over Spring 2023 grads, etc). 

You will be notified with an email if and when they are added to a course from a waiting list. Sometimes this might take some time to shake out; remember, there are hundreds of students who might be encountering a variety of issues.

In the meantime, plan ahead! Have a plan B (or plan C) schedule. Consider if there are any alternative courses you can take, or at different times! You can also check back regularly to see if a seat has opened up.

Seniors: HASS and Gen Ed Communication/Composition Issues

To get on the waitlist for a HU communication/composition course (or other HU course), email Dr Maria Bergstrom (mjbergst@mtu.edu) right away if you are not able to get into a course. Students should include:

Name
M Number
Graduation semester
Course/section preference (though we can’t guarantee the student will get the preferred course or section)
What requirement you’re trying to fulfill
Whether the Comm/Comp needs to be upper division
Major

Priority is based on (a) urgency of need to fill requirement to graduate (b) JR/SR status (c) other extenuating circumstances (so if that’s the case, ping your advisor!).


Department Professional Development Support for Students

There are many opportunities for professional growth and development along the way to your degree. Whether it’s through a student organization with a national presence, an affinity group by major or identity group, or presenting on research done with a faculty member, students often find themselves with a chance to be part of major conferences and workshops. These experiences with public speaking, networking, development, and professionalism are so important to growing as an engineer!

Any ECE student (grad or undergrad) looking for support to attend a conference, workshop, presentation, or other professional development opportunity, may request funding assistance. This may relate to hotel costs, travel, or – especially amid the ongoing pandemic – registration fees for virtual events.

The ECE Department strives to help students grow through these experiences, and will provide partial support for these endeavors on a selection basis. Be aware that submitting an application is not a guarantee of award. Requests will be reviewed by members of the faculty and staff, and you will be notified in a timely fashion.

 Funding Request Form 


Spring 2021 ECE Course Waitlist

“Help! A course I need next semester is already full!”

This is bound to happen sometimes. Please read through the following to learn more about the waitlist process.

First, attempt to register for all your courses using available sections. If there is another section open, try rearranging your schedule if possible to accommodate. Sometimes, though, it will be genuinely impossible to finish your registration.

If you are trying to register for an ECE department course (one that begins with EE), you may submit your information via our Waitlist. This will alert us to pressing needs that you might have.

We will prioritize the waiting lists firstly based on which students have the greatest need for a required course to maintain feasible graduation timing and/or earn a minor, etc.  We’ll also take the planned graduation semester into account for technical electives (Spring 2021 grads take priority over Fall 2021 grads, etc). 

You will be notified with an email if and when they are added to a course from a waiting list. Sometimes this might take some time to shake out; remember, there are hundreds of students who might be encountering a variety of issues.

Lastly, please 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.

In the meantime, plan ahead! Have a plan B (or plan C) schedule. Consider if there are any alternative courses you can take, or at different times!

Seniors: HASS and Gen Ed Communication/Composition Issues

To get on the waitlist for a HU/Gen Ed Humanities Course, Email Dr Maria Bergstrom (mjbergst@mtu.edu), Jackie Elleneich (jmelleni@mtu.edu)  and Katy Ellenich (kmelleni@mtu.edu) right away if they are not able to get into a course. Students should include:

Name
M Number
Graduation semester
Course/section preference (though we can’t guarantee the student will get the preferred course or section)
What requirement you’re trying to fulfill
Whether the Comm/Comp needs to be upper division
Major

Priority is based on (a) urgency of need to fill requirement to graduate (b) JR/SR status (c) other extenuating circumstances (so if that’s the case, ping your advisor!).


ECE Engineering Explorations

As a first-year student engaging in Michigan Tech’s Engineering Fundamentals program, you are required to learn about some of the different engineering majors on campus. We’re glad that you’re here this evening; whether you’re already declared as EE/CpE/RE or looking to find out what major is right for you, we hope the information shared here is valuable.

Some resources that you may want to look at:

Electrical Engineering Flow Charts (plus double major info)
Electrical Engineering Concentrations
Computer Engineering Flow Charts
Robotics Engineering Flow Charts
EE minor information

Enterprises
Blue Marble
Robotic Systems
Wireless Communication
IT Oxygen

Want to learn more but missed a session? You can still sign up to attend one of the future dates, and recordings will be made available as well.

I’m ready to change majors into ECE! What next? First, check out the requirements for changing into an ECE major. From there, you can schedule a time to meet with Judy (EE, RE, double major, minor) or Liz (CpE).


How to search for General Education class

Looking for a General Education Course? Practice searching on the Schedule of Classes using various Subjects and Attribute Types.

  1. Run your degree audit and find out which general education course areas you have not yet filled. (if you aren’t sure)
  2. Search in the Schedule of Classes (SOC) using the Subject and Attribute fields. Example:
Click the “Class Search” button to see what courses are offered in the semester you are searching. You’ll see if seats are available and the days and times of sections.

3. Use the complete list of general education courses to find the Subjects (Department) that offer gen ed courses. Try searching for co-curricular courses that you’d enjoy.

4. To search on all courses offered by Subject, leave the Attribute Type at ‘All’ and leave the Course Number field blank.

5. To search on one course, for example, EE2190, Highlight subject “Electrical & Computer Engrg”, then enter 2190 in the Course Number field.


Robotics Engineering degree: New for Fall 2020!

The Electrical and Computer Engineering Department is pleased to offer the Bachelor of Science degree in Robotics Engineering beginning fall 2020 for the academic year of requirements, 2020-2021.

The Robotics Engineering degree encompasses the three disciplines of Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Computer Science.

Students develop skills and knowledge to find creative solutions to engineering problems involving robots or robotic systems. Joining the Robotic Systems Enterprise (RSE), where students work in the research and design of robotic systems, is encouraged!

Engineering Design requirements: student have two choices, the year-long company-sponsored Senior Design program (EE4901/MEEM4901 + EE4910/MEEM4911) and four semesters of Enterprise project work. The approved enterprises for meeting engineering design requirements are:
Aerospace, Blue Marble Security, Robotic Systems, and Wireless Communications. Other will be considered for UPC approval on a case by case basis.

Advising: Contact Judy Burl, jmburl@mtu.edu or eceadvise@mtu.edu, EERC 131, 906-487-2232