Author: Judy Donahue

Undergraduate program advisor for electrical engineering and computer engineering majors.

2016 Spring Advising Series

1. First-year and new Transfer Student who began Fall 2015 or Spring 2016:

2. Sophomores and Beyond: Prepare for 3rd/4th year:

  • Computer Engineers – coming soon
  • Electrical Engineers – Slides .pdf with links to advising topics; SO-JR Handout

3. General Education for catalog year 2015-16    Slides w/Links

4. How to Transfer Credits from Elsewhere     Slides w/Links

  • Contact: transfer@mtu.edu

5. What is a degree audit and how to use it       Slides w/Links

6. Study Abroad information   Slides w/Links

Spring Advising Meetings

Registration for Fall and plan your next year courses; options for engineering design, electives, concentrations, etc…

First-year students:  Prepare for registration of 2nd year courses:
2021-2022 First year RE and EE students
EE Spring 2021 Advising Meeting: slides with active links. Recording (20 Min.).
RE Spring 2021 Advising Meeting: Slides; Recording (22 min)

Sophomores, juniors, & seniors not yet graduating: Click the academic year you are/were in the sophomore/junior ECE courses to view your 2nd Spring Advising meetings (Sophomore and Beyond).
To view past first-year advising meeting, click the year your began at Tech, and view the first-year meeting.

 EE Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors   Part 1  &  Part 2  

2019-2020 (pub. spring 2020)

2018-2019 (pub. spring 2019)

CS1141, CS1142 and CS3421 changes 2016

If you took CS1141 by end of spring/summer 2016, AND plan to take CS3421, Computer Organization Fall 2016 or later, then take CS1040, Assembly Programming, spring, summer or fall 2016.

If you complete(d) both CS1141 and CS3421 by spring 2016, you do not need CS1040.

If you take both CS1142 & CS3421 after spring 2016, you do not need to take CS1040.
As of Fall 2016, CS1141 becomes CS1142 and the prerequisite for CS3421. After completion of CS1122 or CS1131, you can take CS1142 and then CS3421 the following semester.

Beginning Fall 2016:

CS1142 , 3 credits, replaces CS1141 + 1 cr CS3421. The title is “Programming at the Hardware/Software Interface”.

CS3421 becomes 3 credits (was 4 cr.) The prerequisite is CS1142(was CS1122 or 1131).

Environmental Quality Engineering Electives – for concentration

BSEE Environmental Applications Concentration  (2015 flowchart)

Choose two courses (6 credits minimum) from the Environmental Quality Engineering Electives list:

ENVE 4502  Wastewater Treatment Principles and Design  Fall

ENVE 4503   Drinking Water Treatment Principles and Design  Spring

ENVE 4504   Air Quality Engineering and Science  Fall

ENVE 4505   Surface Water Quality Engineering   Fall

ENVE 4507   Water Distribution and Wastewater Collection Design   Spring

ENVE 4511    Solid and Hazardous Waste Engineering   Spring

Note: The Environmental Applications Concentration includes a choice of two Remote Sensing sequences:

1.  EE4252 and GE4250  DSP and it’s Applications, and Fundamentals of Remote Sensing

or

2. EE3090 and EE3190  Geometrical and Wave Optics, and Optical Sensing and Imaging

Link to undergraduate course descriptions

Biomedical Applications Electives – for concentration

BSEE – Biomedical Applications Concentration   (2015 flowchart)

Includes 3 credits from the biomedical engineering applications electives list:

BE2800  Biomaterials I   Spring

BE3300  Biomechanics I   Fall

BE3350  Biomechanics II   Spring

BE3800  Biomaterials II  Fall

BE4250  Biomedical Optics  Alternate Springs (odd)

BE4610  Biological Microscopy for Engineers  Alternate Falls (odd)

BE4700  Biosensors: Fabrication & Applicaions  Alternate Falls  (odd)

BE4755   Medical Devices   Fall

Link to undergraduate course descriptions  shows prerequisites, semester offerings and other course details

Note: BE2800 or BE3300 will be a required choice.  The other may be taken for the biomedical applications elective course.

EE3901 substitutions

Courses which may substitute for EE3901 – Design Fundamentals, 2 credits.
1. ENT 3964(1) Project Management AND ENT3958(1) Engineering Ethics.
Usually offered:
ENT3964 – online in summers; spring (JR or SR standing)
and ENT3958 – fall
Prereqs: ENG1101 or (ENT1001 and ENG1100) (JR or SR standing)

Must take both courses. Take ENT3964 BEFORE EE4901 or ENT4950. May take ENT3958 with or before EE4901 or ENT4950.

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2. ENG4300 (3) or SSE 4300 (3) – Project Planning and Management for Engineering
Usually offered:
Summer online; fall
Prereqs: MA2710 or MA2720 or MA3710 or BUS2100 or BA2100
Instructor permission required to request EE3180 as prereq.
NOTE: Course number changed from SSE4300 to ENG4300 – fall 2016.

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3. OSM3200(3) – Project Management
Usually offered:
Summer online; fall; spring
Prereqs: MA2710 or MA2720 or MA3710 or EET2010 or BUS2100 or BA2100
Instructor permission required to request EE3180 as prereq.

You will need a pre-requisite waiver entered to register for ENT4950 or EE4901. See your advisor for this.

Your academic advisor will need to adjust your online degree audit for this substitution.
Email them when you are enrolled or complete the course(s).

Biomedical Applications concentration – BSEE

The concentration in Biomedical Applications with the bachelor of science in electrical engineering helps prepare students to contribute as EE’s in the medical field, biomedical instrumentation, medical imaging and related areas.

The concentration may be pursued using the 2015-2016 catalog year or later.

Concentration coursework, 19 credits: (2015-2016)

BL2010 Anatomy & Physiology I
BE2400 Cellular & Molecular Biology
BL2020 Anatomy & Physiology II
BE3700 & 3701  Bio-Instrumentation and Lab
BE3300 or BE2800 Bomechanics I or Biomaterials I
Biomedical elective: BE3350, BE3800, BE4250, BE4610, BE4700, or EE4252

The Biomedical Applications concentration credits take the place of EE3120, approved electives, free elective and 9 cr. EE electives on the BSEE.

See Judy Donahue in EERC 131 for help with planning. Call 487-2550 to schedule and advising appointment.

FE Exam Information

Visit  ncees.org/exams for information regarding the FE exam, preparation, exam schedule, cost, and other details.

Computer engineers typically don’t take the FE exam.

For EE majors, becoming a PE (Professional Engineer) is not a requirement for most positions, but is desirable. It is required for consulting-type areas and for legal areas (legislature, public services commission or the courts).  Utilities, Architecture and Engineering (A and E) Firms may require PE registration for upper level positions.

First-year engineering courses, sophomore core courses plus your area(s) of specialty have helped prepare you.

EC3400 – Economic Decision Analysis is a good course to help prepare for the exam. It can count as an upper-level HASS elective or free elective.

EE4240 – Intro. to MEMS includes topics in micro electro mechanical systems that are helpful in preparation for the FE Exam as well. EE4240 applies to the BSEE as 4 credits of EE electives, or may apply as approved or free electives.  It can be a CpE technical elective for CpE’s.

Take the exam during your Senior year. You can study on your own following the topics described on the FE exam website.

Electrical and Computer CBT exam specifications

When will the CBT exams be offered?
The FE and FS will be administered during four testing windows throughout the year: January–February, April–May, July–August, and October–November. Registration will be open year-round.

Where will I take my CBT exam?
The exams will be administered at approved Pearson VUE testing centers:  at Michigan Tech, in the Library’s Jackson Center for Teaching and Learning.

What is professional engineering registration and why should I seek to be a registered professional engineer?

Some types of engineering jobs require professional registration. If you might start your own business and call yourself a consultant, most states require the PE designation. Consulting work and some types of design work are greatly facilitated by professional registration.

If you become a registered professional engineer, you may append the initials “P.E” after your name on your business cards.

The first step: To become a registered professional engineer you must first take the fundamentals of engineering exam administered by the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying.

Once you pass the FE exam, you become designated “engineer-intern”.  You remain in this status until you have practiced engineering for a designated number of years.  The amount of time you need to practice before becoming registered varies from state to state.  See the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying web site for details.

 

Graduation

Getting ready to graduate:

1.  Ensure you are meeting all degree requirements for your catalog year.  This is your responsibility.  Use your Onine Degree Audit report and see the academic advisor  for help with planning.  If adjustments are needed in your degree audit, (also called u.Achieve), see or email the academic advisor to get those complete.  Advisor/Dept approved substitutions may be needed.

2. Ensure your majors and minors are all correct in the records system. If you need to drop a minor or double major, go to  the Student Services Center, or email degree@mtu.edu with a curriculum add/drop form.

If you need to add a minor, double-major or certificate, complete a Curriculum Change Request.   It will be received by the advisor of the new concentration, minor, or double-major.

3. Complete your graduation application(s) in the semester before your last (or sooner).

4. Degree Audit:  In the semester before your graduation semester, Complete a final checkpoint appointment with your academic advisor(s) for each Degree, Minor, Certificate.  The best time to do this is after scheduling your last semester of classes, prior to the end of the semester. (mid/end of November, for Spring/Summer graduates) and (mid/end of April for December graduates). Schedule the degree audit appointment with Judy or Liz. Review Your Degree Audit and ensure it will “complete” (green checks).

All information about Graduation can be found here.

http://www.mtu.edu/registrar/students/graduation/