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Excused Absence notice Spring 2022

From: Dean of Students OfficeJan. 7, 2022

It is quite possible that some of us will have our lives disrupted by omicron during spring semester. As a result, we recommend that everyone plan in advance how to address disruptions.

Students should plan for potential disruption in advance. Students who must be absent from class must contact their instructors as soon as possible. It is each student’s responsibility to contact their instructors and determine how to best obtain the information presented in class and complete missed assignments.

If a student needs to be away from class for more than three consecutive days, they must contact the Dean of Students Office (DOS) immediately to request an excused absence. If an excused absence is granted, the DOS will provide official notification to instructors.  In accordance with the University’s attendance policy, making arrangements to make up missed work is the student’s responsibility, even for excused absences.

Please reach out to the Dean of Students Office if you have questions or need assistance with an excused absence.

The Dean of Students Office


ENT4950 registration instructions

Students who need to register in ENT4950 for next semester: (If you did Part A, jump to “What Happens Next” below)

Complete Part A: Go to :  Enterprise Student Resources (click forms). The ENT4950 Registration Form (ALL MAJORS) is a google form submission.

What Happens Next: After your Part A form has been submitted:
1. Your academic Advisor will receive a notice and verify that you are Senior Design Ready (met the prerequisites)
2. You will receive an email from enterprisereg@mtu.edu with instructions to upload your Project Summary document. (Meet with your team and enterprise advisor if you need project details)  3. Your enterprise advisor will review your Project Summary, and if approved, the ECE Department and/or academic advisor will receive the notice.(If your project summary needs improvement, or if your project is not approved, you’ll be notified.)
4. After the approvals, your academic advisor will receive a notice from the enterprisereg system that you are approved to register in ENT4950. The advisor will enter the approval waiver. Registration is then up to you, but may be done by you or your academic advisor.
All other enterprise course numbers (not ENT4950), use the common Approval / Waiver form to obtain permission from the enterprise advisor to register.


RE Approved Electives list (human/machine related)

Choose one course from this list to fulfill the Robotics Engineering (RE) Approved Elective requirement. These courses include some element of human and computer or technology interaction.

Robotic Engineering (RE) Approved Electives (choose 3 credits):

HU 3710 Engineering Ethics (3 cr) (UN 1015 and (UN1025 or Modern Language -3000 level or higher) Spring

PSY3850 Human Factors Psychology (3 cr) PSY2000 Even Springs (alternating)

PSY 3860 Human Performance ( 3 cr) PSY2000 JR or SR; On Demand (Check with Cog. Sci Dept.)

PSY 4010 Cognitive Psychology ( 3 cr) PSY2000 Fall

PSY 4160 Sensation and Perception ( 3 cr) BL 1040 or BL1020 On Demand alternating years (Check with Cog. Sci Dept.)

HU 2000 Engineering Psychology (3 cr) Fall

PSY 4870 Human-Centered Design (3 cr) On Demand (Check with Cog. Sci Dept.)


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).