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Calculus I, II grades, Physics 1, and rumors

There are “rumors” and misinformation flying around about grades and what is considered “passing”, especially for Calculus II (MA2160) and Calculus I (MA1160/1161) and University Physics I (PH2100)

Please call, email or meet with your academic advisor if you are concerned or affected by these situations. DO NOT listen to advice from friends and roommates, especially those in other majors. Pay close attention to emails regarding physics and the calculus 1 grade, and those from your advisor, instructors and the Dean of Students Office.

Get to know the university policy on grades and what they mean.

1) It is rumored that a “C” grade or higher is required to pass Calculus II, MA2160, and/or move on to subsequent courses. Fact: “D” or higher is a passing grade. A course with a “D” grade should be carefully considered for a repeat, especially calculus, but know that is is not required to repeat it. Consult with your academic advisor if you are considering repeating a course.
2) Rumor: You cannot take Physics 1 if you earned less than a C in Calculus 1. Fact: Students who earned a CD or D in Calculus 1, can take Physics 1, but must also take PH2110, the Physics 1 workshop, and Calculus II, and can take ENG1102. If you decide to repeat Calculus 1, then you will take University Physics 1 and Calc II (MA2160) and ENG1102 later. You can take the Physics 1 lab either way, PH1100.
3) Fact: Mechanical Engineering majors must earn a C grade or higher in Calculus II (MA2160) in order to move onto their Statics course, MEEM2110. This does not apply to Electrical Engineering or Computer Engineering majors.
Please involve your academic advisor for help with planning and knowing all of your options so that you do not get off track from where you can be or should be.
It is very important to understand your own situation. As always, please contact the academic advisor if you have questions or are unsure what to do.
Judy and Liz 1/7/2020

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EE1110 and EE1111 are cancelled

EE1110, Essential Math, has been cancelled. The key skills are added to the beginning of Circuits 1, EE2111. Substitute one credit of free electives for EE1110, if you did not yet take it.

EE1111, Intro to ECE, has been cancelled. The key topics will be added to future EE courses, and mainly to EE3901. Substitute 1 credit of free electives for EE1111 if you did not yet take it.

It is best to save free electives for last year, usually. If you have questions, see Judy or Liz in EERC 131 or email one of them.

An adjustment will be made by your advisor in your Degree Audit Report when time allows, or at a future advisor appointment.

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France in Junior Year Spring – Ensea FAME

CpE and EE majors can study in Cergy, France, in Spring of junior year! Core 3rd-year courses are offered that can apply to your MTU degree. Apply for the France American Exchange Program (FAME) at the study abroad office in the Admin Building – room 200.  Application deadline is October 15th.

Plan both Fall and Spring semesters for next year if you’d like the option to go to France next Spring. Are you ready to skip a Houghton Winter?

It is possible to stay on track with the 4-year flowchart – see sample flowcharts:

Spring 2018 (Jan 20-May 30):  EE flowchart    CpE flowchart

Courses offered:

Electronic Circuits; Lab —————————- EE3131, 4 cr
Computer Arch. & Intro to Microprocessors   EE3171, 3 cr,   EE’s only. Make up 1 cr with EE elective.
Algorithms & Design Analysis ——————— asof 7/2019: credit for CS4321, 3 cr. is given! previously, No CS credit; however, may sub for CS4321 on CpE degree.
Operating Systems ———————————- (being re-evaluated) No CS credit; CS3xxE(?), 3 cr. May use as CpE tech elective.
Signals and Systems ——————————– EE3160, 3 cr
Fundamentals of Power Engineering ——— EE4219, 2 cr   (2 credit EE elective or CpE tech elective)
Probability and Statistics ————————-MA4760, 3  May not substitute for EE3180. EE’s = Approved Elective (not SELECT); CpEs may use for MA3710. Pre-requisite waivers will need to be requested for follow-on courses at MTU.
Communications Systems ———————— as of 7/2019 will give credit for EE4250, 3cr.
Communications Systems ———————— (EE3250, 3 cr effective Spring 2019 and earlier).
French language and Culture (beg,int,adv) —- HUnXXX, 3 cr HASS-HU/FA; n=1 or 2 or 3

PLANNING NOTES:

  •  Save 3 credits of HASS-HU/FA (or your HASS any) for France; lower level
  •  EE’s consider EE3250 in France if you decide to take Probability and Statistics in France
  •  Take EE3901 in Fall prior to France semester. Or take a substitution for EE3901 prior to 4th year or EE4901/ENT4950.
  •  Re-plan your junior year considering the courses you’d like to take in France.

FAME program website

Cergy, France

For details on application, airfare, cost, etc…see Vienna Chapin in the Study Abroad Office – Admin 200

 

 

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2019 Spring advising series

Spring Advising Meetings – videos- Have your flowchart handy and go to appropriate link. Prepare for registration of next set of classes and plan for next two+ semesters.

First-year and new transfer students who began Fall 2018 or Spring 2019:

Sophomores, Juniors & Seniors not yet graduating: Prepare for 3rd/4th/5th years:

How to transfer credits from elsewhere video; slides w/linksone-page instructions pdf.

How to read your Degree Audit Report

Co-op: how to take a co-op semester.

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ROTC Graduation plan, Form 48 / AR 104 instructions

BEFORE you meet with your Academic Advisor regarding your Form 48 or 104R or Graduation Plan form:

Decide on a 8, 9 or 10 semester plan as recommended by your ROTC program advisor. Make a draft plan, in pencil, based on reading your online Degree Audit Report, and using your flowchart from your major, appropriate for your catalog term.  (usually the year you began at Tech).

Start with the core required courses first, placing them in pre-requisite order (look up prerequisites in course descriptions). Leave room for required ROTC credits.

You do not need choose electives for the initial plan, just write “HASS Comp/comm elective” or “EE Elective”, “Technical Elec.”, “SELECT appr elective”, etc.  Electives can be pushed into last semester or two to make room for adding ROTC credits.

Consider taking MA2320 and MA3520 in separate semesters, rather than accelerated MA2321 and MA3521 in same semester. (Linear Algebra and Differential Equations).

When you have your form complete, including 128 credits of major, 3 units co-curricular, bring it to your academic advisor for review and signature. Some ROTC credits may count in the co-curricular requirements, such as AF0120 and AR2068.

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2018 Spring advising series

First-year and new transfer students who began Fall 2017 or Spring 2018:

Sophomores and beyond: All students except graduating seniors: Prepare for 3rd/4th/5th years:

How to transfer credits from elsewhere video; slides w/links; one-page instructions pdf.

How to read your Degree Audit Report

Introduction to Studying Abroad (4 min.)

Co-op: how to take a co-op semester.

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ECE advising videos

Degree Audit report:

Transfer courses:

Study abroad introduction:

Spring Advising meetings – advice for planning your next year and prepare for registration of fall classes.

 

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Photonics course sequence changes begin 2018-19

November 2017 announcement:  Meet with Judy if you:

  • plan to take photonics courses fall 2018 and/or beyond
  • are considering the Photonics Concentration
  • choose the remote sensing option for the Environmental Applications concentration
  • co-op/study abroad/semester off, & plan photonics courses

Course Offerings chart

The BSEE – Photonics 8 semester flowcharts have been updated.

Detailed planning is required to ensure you can follow the new path. Your flowchart will need to be adjusted.

EE3090 will become obsolete.

EE2190, Introduction to Photonics will be offered in Spring semesters (Soph year)

EE3190 will be offered in Fall semesters instead of spring.

EE3290 will be offered in Spring semesters instead of fall.

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