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Purdue School of Engineering and Technology

ECE Undergraduate Policies and Procedures

BEGINNING STUDENTS

All beginning students are required to complete ENGR 19500 and ENGR 19600, whether they begin in the School of Engineering and Technology or in University College. No student will be allowed to take ECE 20100 if ENGR 19500 and ENGR 19600 have not been completed.

Transfer from Freshman Engineering to the ECE Department requires the completion of all freshman-year courses (28 credit hours), with an average GPA of 2.0. 

  • These freshman-year courses include: ENGR 19500, ENGR 19600, MATH 16500, MATH 16600, MATH 17100, PHYS 15200, CHEM-C 105, ENG-W 131, COMM-R 110
  • A minimum grade of C- is required in all freshman year courses except CHEM-C 105.

Beginning students in NSAAC may register for the third semester while still advised by NSAAC (during the second semester). They may not continue to register for ECE courses beyond the first three semesters until they have completed all freshman-year courses and their files are moved to the ECE department, with the exception of ECE 32700, ECE 26100, and ECE 26300 (IUPUI General Education Core courses).

TRANSFER STUDENTS

 Process of Moving Transfer Students from NSAAC to ECE

 Start in New Student Academic Advising Center (NSAAC)

  1. Complete minimum of 1 semester
  2. Minimum GPA 2.0
  3. Complete or have transfer credit for
    1. ENGR 195 Intro to Engineering Profession (C-)
    2. ENGR 196 Intro to Engineering (C-)
    3. MATH 165 Analytic Geometry and Calculus I (C-)
    4. MATH 166 Analytic Geometry and Calculus II (C-)
    5. MATH 171 Multidimensional Math (C-)
    6. PHYS 152 Mechanics (C-)
    7. ENG-W 131 Reading, Writing, And Inquiry I (C-)
    8. COMM-R 110 Fundamentals of Speech Communication (C-)
    9. CHEM-C 105 Principles of Chemistry I
  4. NSAAC processes and applies transfer credits to degree plan
  5. All transfer credits shall be evaluated, approved, and applied during the transfer student’s first semester. Requests for faculty approval of the use of transfer credit must be submitted to the ECE academic advisor or course coordinator, using an ECE Transfer Credit Approval form (not a Course Directive form). The course coordinator and department chair will review and either approve or deny the request.
  6. Transfer students that have credit for ENGR 19700 prior to the transfer must complete ECE 26400 during their first or second semester, not including summer. Students who do not complete ECE 26400 by the end of their second semester will be required to take ECE 26300 and ECE 26100.
  7. Transfer students may register for the second semester while still advised by NSAAC (during the first semester). Transfer students may not continue to register for ECE courses beyond the first two semesters until their files are moved to the ECE department, with the exception of ECE 32700, ECE 26100, and ECE 26300 (IUPUI General Education Core courses).
  8. NSAAC initiates move to ECE

APPROVAL AND USE OF TRANSFER CREDIT

The use of any transfer credit to fulfill a degree requirement must be approved by the Faculty in the ECE department. The ECE department will not accept transfer credit for courses that do not require proctored, in-person exams. The ECE department will not accept transfer credit for courses taken at other instutions if the transfer course conflicts with an IUPUI course.

Transfer credit used to meet any degree requirements must have equivalent course content. For example: physics may not be used for math; chemistry may not be used for ENGR 19500; etc.

NOTE: If transfer credit is used for a pre- or co-requisite course, this must be approved using the ECE Transfer Credit Approval form BEFORE that student may take the dependent course. For example, a student using transfer credit for ECE 20100 (pre-requisite course) may not enroll in ECE 20200 (dependent course) until the use of transfer credit is approved.   

ECE 49600 is an independent projects course and is not to be used to make up lab and course credit deficiencies for transfer students. There will be special ECE 49500 sections as needed for this purpose.

Courses transferred from Purdue University must have an earned grade of C- or higher to be used on the ECE Department’s BSE, BSEE or BSCmpE plan of study.

For Current IUPUI Students

For current electrical or computer engineering students, whether in the ECE Department, NSAAC, or University College, any substitution on the plan of study must be approved in advance, whether the course is taken at IUPUI or is transferred from another university. The student must submit the Student Petition for Course Substitution with supporting documents to obtain this approval.

Use of transfer credit by students in dual degree or consortium programs must be approved as described above unless there is a program-specific course equivalency table approved by the ECE chair. All course equivalency tables are subject to periodic review and updates to reflect possible changes in course content and program requirements.

For Transfer Students

Requests for faculty approval of the use of transfer credit must be submitted to the ECE academic advisor or course coordinator, using an ECE Transfer Credit Approval form (not a Course Directive form). The course coordinator and department chair will review and either approve or deny the request.

The NSAAC Advisor prepares the Petition for Course Directive (Substitution) form, attaches the ECE Transfer Credit Approval and supporting documentation, and routes to the ECE department.

SPECIAL CREDIT

Special Credit for freshman engineering courses will be accepted only if the credit is based on knowledge, credentials, or life or learning experiences acquired prior to the semester when students usually take the course (e.g., first semester of freshman year). Evidence of such knowledge, credentials, or life or learning experiences must show attainment of the course outcomes.

The ECE Department will not accept Special Credit for use on the plan of study if a student has previously attempted the course, but failed to pass or complete it.