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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.


Registration- Senior Design or ENT4950

“I am starting my final semester of capstone project work… what do I do?”

Firstly, make sure your prerequisites are complete for senior-level capstone work. The prereqs are the same for either Senior Design or Enterprise.

  • EE: EE3901 and EE3131 are pre-req; EE 3171 can be taken as a co-req or pre-req with EE4901/ENT4950 (if not photonics concentration)
  • CpE: EE3901 and EE3131 are pre-req; EE3173 can be taken as a co-req or pre-req with EE4901/ENT4950

Senior Design

To schedule ECE Design Project 1 in Fall (EE 4901), register for section 0A and section L01.  Your section will be adjusted to match your team during the second week of classes, after teams are formed.

Design Project 2 is required in Spring (EE4910). Schedule section L01 and the RXX section that matches your team section number from EE4901.

Enterprise

Scheduling ENT4950 requires a slightly different process than the normal Enterprise waiver form.

Start by completing Part A, online form found here  under the tab “Enterprise Student Resources” (requires ISO login). Expand “Forms” and choose ‘ENT4950 Registration Forms (Electrical and Computer Engineering)’

  1. Part A is used to verify your are “Senior Design Ready”, have met the prerequisites. Part A must be satisfactorily completed prior to completion of Part B. Emails will be sent to you from enterprisereg@mtu.edu regarding this process.
  2. Part B is used to document your project and obtain approval from your Enterprise Advisor. (try to complete by first week of classes)
  3. Once complete and approved, Judy or Liz will register you in ENT4950, 2 credits.
  4.        Late-add form is required after 1st week of classes, in addition to Part B. Late fee may apply.

Alternate Options Info

To schedule MEEM4901 (or MEEM4911), contact Ryan (ratowles@mtu.edu)  or Tricia (pmstein@mtu.edu) in MEEM204/205. Senior Design in MEEM4901 can begin in Fall or Spring. EE majors, please copy Judy when you contact the MEEM advisors; CpE majors copy Liz on that email.

Those doing their design work via European Project Semester (EPS), start here. Let the advisors know if this is an option you want to pursue so that we can help you make a plan!


approved Enterprise Modules/ 3 semester option

List of Enterprise Modules (classes) which are approved for the 3-semester enterprise for design option, in place of ENT3950.  Be sure to check the schedule of classes for offerings and plan in advance.  Begin the 3-semester enterprise sequence in ENT3960, Project Work IV.

Fall approved modules:

  • ENT3959   Six Sigma I
  • ENT2961   Teaming in Enterprise
  • ENT3982   Continuous Improvement Using Lean Principles

Spring approved modules:

  • ENT3963   Technology and Commercialization
  • ENT3966   Design for Manufacturing
  • ENT3967   Six Sigma II
  • ENT4951   Business Plans and Budgeting
  • ENT3971   Seven Habits of Highly Effective People
  • ENT2962   Communication Contexts

The 3 – semester enterprise project work option is ENT3960, ENT4950, and ENT4960 plus one Approved Enterprise Module from above list.  ENT3950 does not apply.


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).