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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 

Co-curricular Repeatability

New beginning Fall 2020: 0.5-credit co-curricular courses may be repeated one time for up to 1.0 unit to count toward the General Education Co-Curricular requirement. 

This means that any 0.5-unit co-curricular course on the General Education list may be used twice for General Education effective fall 2020 for all undergraduate students. 

Co-curricular courses that are 1.0 unit may still be used only once for the General Education Co-Curricular requirement; that has not changed.

We hope you continue enjoy some of those courses that get you out, moving, and trying something new!

Minors

How hard is it to add a minor?

It depends, but some of the minors fit fairly neatly into the Electrical Engineering and/or Computer Engineering programs. Minors require completion of at least 18 credits, 9 of which need to be upper level and completed here at Michigan Tech.

Check out the list of minors offered in the undergraduate catalog. The page includes links to the minor program audits. It is important to look carefully at the number of credits required, and at what level.

Remember: just like your major, it is your responsibility to make sure you meet all the requirements!

How do I declare a minor?

If you have specific questions about a minor, talk to the minor’s advisor. Sometimes it is the same person as the major’s primary academic advisor, but not always! To formally declare a minor, submit a Curriculum Add/Drop request within MyMichiganTech.

Can I do any minor?

Not quite. Computer Engineering majors (as well as EE/CpE double majors) may not pursue a minor in EE nor CS. The purpose of Computer Engineering is to be a convergence of those two programs, so your coursework has that amount of skill (and more!) built in.

Some minors will fit more neatly into your degree program. For instance, some credits might double-count as electives or fit into your HASS selections. Others will require more work above-and-beyond your degree requirements – but can certainly be worthwhile.

About Common Minors (coming soon!)

Math
CS (EE only)
Physics

Math Minor

The math minor fits well with both Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering. Depending on how early you make the choice to add a math minor, you can double-count most of the credits with other requirements that you would need to fulfill anyway.

Below are some guides to show you where courses will double-count and what amount of extra work you may need to do. In summary:

Electrical Engineers: With careful planning ahead, you can fit the entire minor into your program. This does not apply to everyone, though – check your personal situation carefully! You may need to take up to two additional courses (6 credits) beyond your degree requirements.

Computer Engineers: With careful planning ahead, you can fit almost the entire minor into your program. If you plan well, you can use one of the two extra courses as your Math/Science elective, leaving just one course above-and-beyond your requirements. This does not apply to everyone, though – check your personal situation carefully!

More details:

Math Minor Requirements (EE)

Edited version of the math minor audit as it related to EE. Click to enlarge.

Math Minor Requirements (CpE)

Edited version of the math minor audit as it related to CpE. Click to enlarge.

CpE Advising Contact Info

Updated January 7, 2022

Hello everybody!

I am generally available in some format from 9–noon and 2–4 Monday through Friday, with the usual occasional exceptions for meetings, calls, etc. Since I also manage K-12 outreach efforts in the department, there are occasional blocks of time where I will be unavailable. Scheduled meetings take priority over walk-ins!

Schedule an appointment: during the summer, the best way to schedule is to email me (eceadvise@mtu.edu). This is due to the department’s Summer Youth Programs operations and out-of-office days.

Other ways to contact me:

  • Email (eceadvise@mtu.edu)
    • I do my best to respond as quickly as feasible Mon-Fri
  • Phone (office: 906-487-1161)

-Liz