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ENG1102 for CpE’s 2013-2014 and later

Computer engineering students using catalog year 2013-2014 or later:

ENG1102 is not required for 2013-14 and later computer engineers.  ENG1101 students may take it in spring of first year if they wish, and ENG1001 students may take it in the next Fall (3rd semester). If you do/did not take ENG1102 as part of your first-year engineering sequence, you may not take it later on for technical elective credits.

Should you take ENG1102 if it’s not required?

1) If you are certain you’ll stay in computer engineering or a CS or non-engineering major, you will not need ENG1102.

2) If you’d like the option of changing your major to another engineering major in the future, take ENG1102.

3) If you are considering another engineering major,  or a double major with EE, or a 2nd degree with BE,ME, etc.. take ENG1102.

ENG1102 will count as a technical elective for CpE’s if you take it in the semester following ENG1101 or ENG1100. You cannot take ENG1102 as a junior/senior for technical elective credits.

Transfer students who came here with 30 or more transfer credits have the option of taking ENG1101 or substituting CpE technical elective credits.


Photonics Electives – for Concentration

BSEE Photonics Electives          (see flowcharts)

A minimum of  6 credits of the following are required with the Photonics Concentration:

Be sure to look up latest pre-reqs and semester offerings in the online course descriptions and Schedule of Classes.

BE4250 (3) Biomedical Optics,    Spring      (Lin Alg, Diff Equ, and MA3160)

EE4252 (4) Digital Signal Processing and it’s Applications,  Fall     (EE3160)

EE4253 (3) Real Time Signal Processing,  Spring    (EE4252)

EE4256 (3) Fourier Optics,  Fall      ((EE3090/2190 or EE3140) and EE3160)

EE5522(3) Digital Image Processing,   Spring  (EE3190 and EE3160) Not Spring 2014.

EE4290 (3) Optical Communication,   Spring    (EE3291)

MY3292 (3) Light and Photonic Materials,   Spring    (Ph2200 or EE3090/2190 or EE3140)

PH4510 (2) Introduction to Solid State Physics,   Fall   ((PH2300 or 1360) and PH2400 and (CH11150/51) and Diff Equ)

More about the BSEE – Photonics Concentration.


Linear Algebra and Differential Equations

Linear Algebra and Differential Equations:  what EE and CpE majors need to know

  • MA2321 and MA3521 are Accelerated and taken in same semester.
  • Lin Alg (MA2321 or MA2320) is the pre-req for Diff Eq(MA3521 or MA3520)
  • Students must pass MA2321 to continue on in MA3521
  • MA2320 is same course as MA2321, but uses full semester to complete
  • MA3520 is same course as MA3521, but uses full semester to complete after MA2320.
  • MA2321/MA3521 is the accelerated-pace option (take at least 14 credits)
  • MA2320 and MA3520 is the two-semester option
  • Diff Eq (MA3521 or MA3520) is a pre-req to Circuits II (EE2112)

Language Course Placement & Advising

If you believe you are due placement credits after completing a language class, see your language instructor to process them and get them on your record. A grade of B or higher is required in your placement course.

Language Advising:  Dr Sandra Boschetto-Sandoval, of the Humanities Department,  Walker 321, smbosche@mtu.edu. For help with Language Placement Info.  See the language instructor for Minor Requirements or Full Sections.

A level 3000+ language course may be taken in lieu of UN1025, Global Issues.


Repeating a Course

One of the easiest ways to improve your GPA is by repeating courses (official rules)

  • If you fail a required course, you will have repeat and pass the class for your major.
  • No more than 3 attempts are allowed. (“W” does not count)
  • Students may repeat courses with a grade of CD or lower.
  • The most recent grade is used in your GPA calculation, even if it is lower than the prior grade in the course.
  • Third and Final Attempt: Complete a petition to the Dean Of Students, your academic advisor and Financial Aid for the 3rd & final attempt. Petition for a Third and Final Attempt form.
  • If a course you wish to repeat no longer exists, see your academic advisor. (dissimilar repeat may be possible)

Last Day to DROP

Fall 2013:
Last day to drop a full-term course with a REFUND (if applicable) is Wednesday, Sept. 11th.

Friday, Sept. 20, by 5:00 PM  :  Last day to drop a full-term course without a grade appearing on your transcript. NO REFUND.

Last day to switch a course to “Audit” is Wednesday, Sept. 11th.

Courses dropped after Sept. 20 through Nov. 8th, will record “W“.

Classes may not be dropped after Friday, Nov. 8th by 5:00 PM.  In cases of extenuating circumstances, go to the Dean of Students Office. 906-487-2212

All drops after Week 1 must be done in the Student Services Center – Admin Bldg.


Social Responsibility & Ethical Reasoning list

(Also called: SBS List or Goal 8): Select one Sophomore Core course. Applies to catalog years 2013-2014 and later. Course may be used in place of UN2002, Institutions, for prior catalog years.

EC2001 Principles of Economics  (fall, spring, summer)
PSY2000 Introduction to Psychology   (fall, spring, summer)
SS2100 World Peoples and Environments   (fall, spring, summer)
SS2200 Prehistory and Archaeology   (fall, spring, summer)
SS2400 Introduction to Human Geography  (fall, summer)
SS2500 Introduction to History: U.S. to 1877  (Alternating falls beginning fall 2014)
SS2501 Introduction to History: U.S. since 1877  (Alternating falls beginning fall 2013)
SS2502 Introduction to History: Europe to 1650   (Alternating falls beginning fall 2012)
SS2503 Introduction to History: Europe since 1650   (Alternating springs beginning spring 2014)
SS2504 Introduction to History: World to 1500  (Alternating springs beginning spring 2013)
SS2505 Introduction to History: World since 1500   (Alternating springs beginning fall 2014)
SS2600 American Government and Politics  (fall)
SS2700 Introduction to Sociology   (fall, summer)

Check catalog and schedule of classes for latest information regarding course offerings.


HUFA list (Humanities/Fine Arts)

HUFA List:  Select one Sophomore gen ed core course for catalog year 2013-2014 and later.  HUFA course may be used in place of UN1001, Perspectives on Inquiry, for prior catalog years.

FA2330 Art Appreciation  (on demand)
FA2520 Music Appreciation  (fall, summer)
FA2820 Theater Appreciation   (fall, spring)
HU2130 Introduction to Rhetoric   (fall, summer)
HU2501 American Experience in Literature   (fall, spring)
HU2503 Literary Survey A (fall, spring)
HU2504 Literary Survey B (fall, spring)
HU2538 British Experience in Literature   (fall, spring: Alternating years, beginning 2002-2003)
HU2700 Introduction to Philosophy   (fall, spring)
HU2820 Communication and Culture  (fall, summer)
HU2910 Language and Mind   (fall, summer)

Check catalog and schedule of classes for latest information on course offerings.


General Education Changes

Students who began prior to Fall 2013:

The last offerings of UN1001, UN1002, UN1003, UN2001, and UN2002 were Summer 2013. Transfer credit may be used for UN1001, UN1002, UN2001, and/or UN2002 if you miss a UN course. UN1003 and first-year language courses are offered in summer.

2012 Freshmen will take UN1015 in place of UN2001, and take an SBS course in place of UN2002. Update your flowcharts accordingly.

Students using catalog year 2012-2013 or earlier:
If you missed UN1001, Perspectives, Take a course from the HUFA List in place of UN1001:
FA2330, FA2520, FA3820, HU2130, HU2501, HU2538, HU2700, HU2820, or HU2910

If you missed UN1002 or did not take UN1003 and 1st language course by summer 2013:
Take UN1025, Global Issues, or use the new modern language rule in place of World Cultures/Global Issues. (students may take one level 3000 or higher language course in place of UN1002/UN1025 beginning fall 2013. 1 credit free elective needed.)

If you missed UN2001, Composition, take UN1015, Composition.

If you missed UN2002, Institutions, take one course from the SBS List in place of UN2002:
EC2001, PSY2000, SS2100, SS2200, SS2400, SS2500, SS2501-SS2505, SS2600, SS2700


HASS HUFA SBS Lists

HASS distribution course list can be found on the Registrar’s website, the General Education website and the ECE undergraduate Advising page.

May use one HUFA course in place of UN1001:
HUFA List: FA2330, FA2520, FA2820, HU2130, HU2501, HU2538, HU2700, HU2820, HU2910, HU2503, HU2504

May use on SBS course in place of UN2002:
SBS List:  EC2001, PSY2000, SS2100, SS2200, SS2400, SS2500-SS2505, SS2600, SS2700