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Day: January 4, 2019

Enterprise – How to Register

Getting Started in Enterprise

1.  Figure out your course number.
How many semesters do you have remaining at Tech, on campus? This will determine which course number to register in. Then, find the section number and CRN on the Schedule of Classes.

2. Get permission.
Every semester, you must seek permission to join or continue in Enterprise. Use the fillable Approval / Waiver form for permission to enroll in ENT project work EXCEPT for ENT4950 (see below). Select “Special Approval” and then see the Enterprise advisor:

BMSE – Blue Marble Security  – Dr. Glen Archer, EERC 629
WCE – Wireless Communication – Mr. Kit Cischke, EERC 520
RSE – Robotic Systems – Dr. Jeremy Bos, EERC 623
AE – Aerospace – Dr. Brad King, AE registration instructions, MEEM 1014

Other enterprises:  Enterprise Program.
Also see: Schedule of Classes

3. Turn in the form.
Email the completed, signed approval/waiver form to the Student Services Center, at schedule@mtu.edu, or bring to the Registrar’s Office. Once the Approval has been entered, you will be able to go into Banweb and register in your Enterprise.

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.

Capstone Enterprise Work (4950-4960)

Once you get to your senior year, registering in ENT 4950 requires a different process. To register in ENT4950, go here: ENT4950 Registration for instructions. You will start by completing Part A, which is an online form under the tab:  Enterprise Student Resources (click forms).

For ABET accreditation standards, join an Enterprise that will provide you with an appropriate project work and responsibilities to meet design standards throughout 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

ECE Department Rules

The department does have some rules for completing your Enterprise Design requirements. For starters, you must plan to complete a four-semester sequence: 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.

Should I join Enterprise ?

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 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:

Enterprise Course Number REGISTRATION GUIDE

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)

List of enterprises

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 couple of these modules are on the HASS Supplemental List.


ECE Focus Areas (ece electives)

ECE focus areas:  EE and CpE majors can use their “EE  Electives” or “CpE Technical Electives” to specialize in one or more areas.  These courses include EE and CpE lecture-based courses taught in the ECE Department. CpE’s may also use CS courses for their CpE technical electives

The ECE Focus Areas .pdf – one slide per focus area shows:

  • brief description
  • course numbers and when to take them
  • faculty who teach and research in the area
  • some job types

(most) Courses in light blue boxes considered “EE Electives” and “CpE Technical Electives”

Use the focus area slides in conjunction with:

the list of “EE Electives”  (ECE taught lectures/labs)

Selecting EE Elective  courses for the BSEE (EE Technical Electives)

the CpE Technical Elective  courses or the BSCpE.