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EE4223, EE4225, EE4257, EE4255, EE4496, EE4750, EE3221?

The ECE Department has dropped courses that were “double-listed” with an undergraduate course number and a graduate level course number for the 2012-2013 academic year.  The following courses kept the graduate level number and dropped the undergrad course number. They are the same class. More study is expected of  grad students.

Undergraduate students may take graduate-level courses. You will need a “level-restriction” waiver from the instructor. If you planned to take EE4223 & EE4224, take EE5223 & EE5224.  If you planned to take EE4496, take EE5496. etc…

EE5223, Power System Protection  (EE4223)  Offered spring 2013
EE5224, Power System Protection Lab  (EE4224)  Offered spring 2013
EE5250, Distribution Engineering (EE4225)  Offered spring 2014

EE5522, Digital Image Processing (EE4257)  spring
EE5496, GPU and Multi-core Processing (EE4496)  fall
EE5522, Wireless Communication (EE4255)  spring
EE5750, Distributed Embedded Control Systems (EE4750) spring

EE3221 Intro to Motor Drives has new course numbers:
EE4219 Intro to Motor Drives (lecture, same as EE3221)
EE4220 Intro to Motor Drives Lab (spilt lab to a separate section)


EE3901 (EE4900) Design Fundamentals

Take EE3901, Design Fundamentals, in spring of junior year. Do not postpone this course unless you get off track by 2 or more semesters.

Students using prior degree requirements were advised as follows:
Adjust your flowcharts and academic plans to move EE4900/3901
to spring of 3rd year.

If you began:
Fall 2008 or earlier:  take EE4900 in fall 2012
Fall 2009:  take EE4900 in fall 2012
Fall 2010:  take EE4900 in spring 2013
Fall 2011:  take EE4900 in spring 2014

Students who are following the 2009 or earlier requirements, and are using enterprise project credits for engineering design, do not take EE4900.  All students who began fall 2010 and later are required to take EE3901/EE4900.

Take this into consideration when planning a co-op or study abroad semester.  EE3901 is a spring-only course (as of Spring 2013).


CS3911

This applies to CpE majors using catalog term of 2011-12 and earlier.

Computer Engineers:  CS3911 – Numerical Methods was cancelled, Here are the details for substituting:

CS3911 is a required course for CpE majors on 2011  and earlier requirements.
CS3911 became obsolete after Fall 2011.  CS3911 applies as math content in helping
CpE’s meet the minimum of 32 credits required. (ABET accreditation standards)

List of approved substitutions for students who did not take CS3911 before it became obsolete:

Fall classes:
MA2600 – Scientific Computing, Pre-requisite(s): (MA2160 and (MA2320 or MA2321 or MA2330))
MA4620 – Finite Difference Methods for PDEs, Pre-requisite(s): (MA3520 or MA3521 or MA3530 or MA3560) and MA3160
MA3202 –  Introduction to Coding Theory, Pre-requisite(s): MA 2320 or MA 2321 or MA 2330
MA3740 –  Statistical Programming and Analysis,   Pre-Requisite(s): MA 2710 or MA 2720 or MA 3710

Spring classes:
MA4610 – Numerical Linear Algebra,   Pre-requisite(s): MA2320 or MA2321 or MA2330
MA3203 –  Introduction to Cryptography  Pre- Requisite(s): MA 2320 or MA 2321 or MA 2330
MA4710 –   Regression Analysis Pre-requisite(s): MA 2720 or MA 3710

Fall, Spring:
EE3180 – Random Signal Analysis and Probability,  Pre-requisite(s): EE3160
May use 1 credit of EE4496 if you have an overage of other math/sci credits. One credit math content in EE4496 –  GPU and Multi-core Programming,   Pre-requisite(s): CS3411 and EE4173

Minimum math requirement:  32/128 credits.

Math for CpE degree:
Required math:   15
Physics:                   8
Ma/Sci elec:          3-4
CS2311:                  3
**CS3911 Subst:      3

Total:                   32-33


First-year Spring Advising Meeting 2012

Have your flowchart (from Orientation week, Advising Folder) handy as well as note-taking method.

This is about 22 minutes long, so give yourself a 1/2 hour, so you can pause and take notes or e-mail me your questions. This beats coming out on a COLD February night to a classroom for an hour.

Spring 2012 First Year Advising Video

E-mail questions to eceadvise@mtu.edu

Prepare for Registration


Graduation Application

Complete your Application(s) before your last semester: This is an online
submission to the Degree Services Department:
http://www.mtu.edu/registrar/students/graduation/

One Application for your degree (includes minor or double-major if pursuing)
A separate Application for a Second Degree (not a double-major)

Complete a separate Certificate Application if you are pursuing a certificate:
http://www.mtu.edu/registrar/students/graduation/


Waiver Forms

Print  a “waiver form” from the Registrar’s Office website.
03 Special Approval/Restriction Waiver is most common.

If you get a Registration  error, check the course pre-reqs/co-reqs/restrictions in the course descriptions listing. You can quickly get to the course description by clicking the CRN in the Schedule of Classes.
To obtain approval:

  1. Print a waiver form.
  2. Complete your form and obtain signature approval from the Course instructor or department advisor.
  3. Bring completed, signed waivers to:
    • Student Services Center – Admin Bldg.
    • EERC 131 for EE courses and ECE enterprise waivers

Enterprise: Instructor approval required for most enterprises, every semester. Bring waiver form to the enterprise faculty advisor or pick up waiver from your enterprise advisor. Bring signed form to Judy for ACE, WCE, & Blue Marble. For other Enterprises, see their sponsoring department if approval is needed to register & take signed form to Student Services Center (Admin Bldg).

Class Restriction on a UN course? Class restrictions for the UN/SBS/HUFA courses will be removed after the sophomores and freshmen have scheduled – near the end of the 2nd week of the initial registration period. If you miss that, UN classes will open to everyone at the end of orientation week.

Full Class? Go to department that offers the class for permission to enroll in a filled-section.  First-year students use Orange form. Others use Green Filled section form available in Advising Offices. I cannot get you into full classes in other departments such as MA, PH, PE or SS.
ENG courses:    Go to Dillman 112,  the Fundamentals of Engineering Department.

Waivers for non-EE courses need to be signed by the department advisor or instructor for that course. Bring signed wiavers to the Student Services Center.

  • ENG or Cohort – Dillman 112
  • CH – Chem Sci 607D /206A Lois Blau /Denise Laux (CH1000, CH1150, CH1151, CH1153)
  • CS – Rekhi 221  Jen Franke or Sarah Kuhl
  • MA – Fisher 205A  Beth Reed
  • EE – EERC 131    Judy Donahue or Trever Hassell
  • PH – Fisher 221  Wil Slough or Dr. John Jaszczak
  • PE – SDC 231 Terry Anderson
    UN –    Class Restriction – see Helene Hiner, Library 229 or Student Services Center.

Types of waivers and who you go to request approval:

  • Full Section    (get approval signature from department offering the course)
  • Pre-requisite missing    (get approval signature from instructor)
  • Instructor / special permission / Restriction    (approval from instructor)
  • Credit Overload Permission form    (approval signature from your academic advisor)
  • Time Conflict/Exam Conflict    (approval from BOTH instructors)

Engineering GPA – ENGPA

The ENGPA, engineering GPA, is calulated with a set of first-year engineering classes.  The ENGPA is used as a milestone for determining success in the foundations of engineering.  These classes make up the ENGPA:

  • CH1150 and CH1151
  • MA1160 or MA1161
  • MA2160
  • ENG1101 or (ENG1001 + ENG1100)
  • ENG1102
  • PH2100 and PH1100
  • UN1015 or UN1001

The Electrical & Computer Engineering Department requires a 2.75 ENGPA as one of the requirements to transfer into the EE or CpE major.

ENGPA calculator instructions and more details.


ENG1001, ENG1100, ENG1101, ENG1102

Fundamentals of engineering courses –

The Spatial Visualization test must be passed prior to enrolling in ENG1001 or ENG1101.  Take ENG1002 along with your first ENG course if you do not achieve a score of at least 19 on the Spat Vis test.  Transfer students with credit for ENG1101 must pass the Spatial Visualization test before enrolling in ENG1102. (or take ENG1002 prior to taking ENG1102)

Email efadvise@mtu.edu or go to the Engineering Fundamentals Department to take the spatial visualization test:  Dillman 112,   487-3057

Pre-calc students (MA1031, 1032) take ENG1001 in fall, then ENG1100 in spring, then ENG1102 next fall.

  • ENG1101 has a co-req of MA1160/61  (or pre-req)
  • ENG1102 has a co-req of MA2160  (or pre-req)
  • ENG1001, ENG1101, ENG1102 (transfer students) have Spatial Visualization test as pre-req or take ENG1002 as co-req

ENG Courses

Objectives of Engineering Fundamentals courses:

  • To develop an appreciation for the engineering profession
  • To develop proficiency in the use of computers to solve engineering problems
  • To introduce fundamental engineering and design concepts
  • To improved technical communication skills
  • To understand ethics and it’s importance in the engineering profession

Class Attendance

Students are expected to attend all classes including recitation and lab sessions beginning on the first day of instruction…

Please find Michigan Tech’s class attendance policy here:

http://www.sa.mtu.edu/dean/judicial/policies/attendance.html

Research shows that class attendance is key to academic success.


Engineering Design Options

BS-EE and BS-CpE Engineering Design requirements may be fulfilled by one of the following options:

1) Senior Design – the Year-long engineering design project team.

EE4901 + EE4910  or   MEEM4901 + MEEM4911.

2) Enterprise:  Join an enterprise and do research and development work for four semesters, beginning with junior year or at that point when you have 4 semesters left on campus:  ENT3950, ENT3960, ENT4950 and ENT4960.

3) EPSEuropean Project Semester:  be a part of a team overseas and fulfill your design requirements in one semester, working on a project with students from other countries.  Look for details on the Study abroad website and meet with the Study Abroad program advisor in IPS, Admin Bldg 200. Your project must be approved by the ECE Department beforehand, to satisfy  EE3901(4900), EE4901, EE4910. Provide detailed project description to your academic advisor. Some HASS credits may be possible.  Senior Class standing at time of project, and EE3131 and EE3171 for EE’s,  or EE3173 for CpE’s must be complete prior to EPS.

4) Other – occasionally another team project experience may apply.  If you find another opportunity where you can apply your major design skills on a team project (such as with another engineering department), you may bring your project course syllabus to the Undergraduate Program Committee for review and possible approval. (see Judy first)

Engineering Design Prerequisites must be complete, so that you are “Senior Design Ready”.

Engineering Design outcomes: (to be updated…)

  • Ability to design a system, component or process- CpE’s: including an integrated hardware/software system to meet desired needs.  EE: using EE skills and modern EE tools
  • Function on multi-disciplinary team(s) as demonstrated by the execution of a team project that is too large, complex, or diverse for a single person
  • Identify, formulate and solve engineering problems, including the ability to evaluate hardware/software trade-offs (CpE’s).
  • Understand professional and ethical responsibility
  • communicate effectively in IEEE-compatible written and oral presentation styles
  • use relevant techniques, skills and modern EE and/or  computer-engineering tools, including methods and tools for modeling and simulation of digital system performance and dependability
  • ability to function in a major design experience incorporating most of economic, environmental, sustainability, manufacturability, ethical, health and safety, social and political considerations