BEFORE YOU CAN REGISTER
for Summer or Fall 2013, you must see an advisor. Web registration for Summer starts
(upper seniors first) on April 8th. Web registration for Fall starts
(upper seniors first) on April 15th.
If you have completed fewer than 45 credits, you are advised by the Office of Student Development in St 2M-7 (x8040).
- You are advised by a C.Sc. or E.E. faculty member, according to your family's name [link]. You may see last semester's faculty advisor, if the advisor is willing.
- Before seeing your advisor, check off your classes on a Cp.E. advising form. Once your advisor signs it, return it to Sam Fenster.
- Advisors’ office hours are posted in their departments. Click for C.Sc.; for E.E. (pdf).
If you (or they) are not available then, make an appointment with your advisor.
- Current list of advisors.
- Advising form (pdf), also available in departments. Advising form for those following the old 2010 curriculum (pdf).
Curriculum and pre- and corequisite changes
Nothing has changed since last semester:
- C.Sc. and E.E. elective options are now more flexible, and absorb the Engineering Science elective. Click for details (pdf).
- The new course CSc 103 (Intro for CSc & CpE Majors) is now required instead of CSc 102, for students who haven't taken it yet.
- EE 205 (Linear Systems 1) now has Engr 103 as a prerequisite, not a pre/corequisite.
- EE 312 (Communication Theory) now requires EE 205.
- EE 339 (Semiconductors) now requires Phys 323.
- EE 425 (CpE Lab) can now be taken at the same time as CSc 342 (Computer Org.).
- Because EE 598.66 (EE Senior Design 1) has new prerequisites which Cp.E. majors don't satisfy, they should take EE 598.68, which still requires EE 322 (Lab 2) and pre/corequisite EE 425 (CpE Lab).
Online class schedules might not list these changes yet—but you must
follow the new
pre- and corequisites. It is your
responsibility to ensure this, not ours. You will be removed from courses in which you don’t, even if the registration system lets you violate them.
You may earn the degree using the courses required by an older curriculum, as long as you have been attending every Spring and Fall in the major (not necessarily full-time) since then; here is the old advising form (pdf).
Dear Computer Engineering student,
Advising is your opportunity to have a discussion with someone knowledgeable about your curriculum and your plans, in and outside of school.
Bring a filled-out CpE advising form [pdf]
, and also a copy of the CpE curriculum sheet (8-semester grid) defining the requirements of your major from the semester you have chosen to follow. [2011–2012, pdf.
] It is your responsibility to understand your graduation requirements, course pre- and corequisites, and your current status (GPA, QPA, incompletes, courses you must retake, the limit on course withdrawals, registration stops, probation, deadlines to appeal to continue if you're in bad standing or to apply for reentry, etc.).
Your advisor will be able to explain course requirements, recommend courses based on your interests and abilities, and discuss extracurricular projects and work. He/she will write remarks on your form and sign it.
Upper-division students, or their advisors, should deliver the CpE advising form to my office (under my door if I'm not there) or have office staff put it in my mailbox. If you have not been officially advised this semester, you will not be able to register (you will have an “Engineering Advising” stop). For all other academic consultation, you may see me.
administrative director, computer engineering
Steinman 617, x6594
In preparation for advising, you should:
The academic advisor should:
- Take the time to think about your academic and career goals;
- Prepare questions before your advising session;
- Initiate contact with a faculty or staff advisor for the required once-per-semester advising session, and other sessions throughout the academic year;
- Make appointments for advising sessions during posted office hours. Notify the advisor or someone in the advisor’s office if it is impossible to keep appointments;
- Ask questions. If you do not understand, ask, ask, ask!!
- Familiarize yourself with College’s Academic Calendar to understand important deadlines (i.e., drop/add deadlines);
- Schedule courses that meet your degree requirements and educational and career interests;
- Accept responsibility for making final decisions related to your coursework;
- Do the proper follow-up after an advising session.
- Provide accurate and current information about School of Engineering and College rules, regulations, policies, requirements, etc.
- Assist students with creating an appropriate course schedule;
- Provide students with current career information and career opportunities within major and specialization areas;
- Encourage students to utilize School of Engineering and College-wide support services and initiate contact with these offices, if necessary.
- Monitor students’ academic performance and recommend appropriate interventions, as necessary.