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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


Photonics changes for 2012-2013 and beyond

The Photonics course sequence has changed and some courses are offered in different semesters than what the flowcharts for 2011 and earlier show.

EE3090, Introduction to Geometric and Wave Optics, is offered in fall semesters.  EE3090 replaces EE2190, Introduction to Photonics.  Complete Diff Eq and PH2200 prior to EE3090.  Take EE3140 along with EE3090.

EE3190, Optical Sensing and Imaging will be offered in spring semesters beginning Spring 2014.

EE3291/3391 will be offered in fall semesters beginning Fall 2014.

EE4441, The Laser, will and have a lab beginning Spring 2015. 4 credits.

Updated flowcharts are available on the ECE Advising page.

Cool Beams.


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


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/