Montana State University

Advising Information

ADVISING FOR SPRING 2014 BEGINS Monday, March 17, 2014.

QUICK REFERENCE POINTS FOR STUDENTS

  • Degree Works is in Myinfo in your Secure Area under the Student Services tab.
    • Your advisors name is shown on the Degree Works worksheet. 
    • Meeting with your advisor is REQUIRED; registration PINS will not be issued without departmental advising.
    • Degree Works will allow you to track your progress through the curriculum to completion of your degree requirements.

      Online registration* begins March 24, 2014  according to the Registration Time Table which can be accessed online under Myinfo on the MSU homepage.  *Registration dates are based on class standing and total number of earned (completed) credits as outlined in the Registration Time Table. 

    • 4 easy steps for advising
      1. Email your advisor for an appointment
      2. Complete the advising contract
      (available on line or at CE office)
      3. Meet with your advisor
      4. Register your classes on your registration date

      Seniors (students who have successfully completed 90 or more (earned) credits by the beginning Spring '14 register the first three days of online registration. Note: current'y enrolled classes do not classify as earned at this time.  

      REMINDER: April 11th is the last day to withdraw from Spring '14 classes with a "W" grade.

      The Registration Time Table can be found in the Registration Handbook, or accessed under Myinfo.  

    • The Registration Handbook is a great resource providing information needed for registration as well as critical dates.

      Advisor/advisee lists will also be posted on the bulletin board located outside the CE Office, 205 Cobleigh, on bright yellow colored paper.  

      Faculty advisers meeting times differenlty depending on their schedules. Email your adviser or sign up on their door calendars for advising appointments.   Email addresses for advisers can be located on our website

      Flow charts for each curriculum that outline a suggested time frame to take courses can be found on the CE website.

      Hard copies are also available in the black rack outside of the CE Office, 205 Cobleigh.

      IMPORTANT COURSE INFORMATION TO NOTE & REMEMBER:

      EGEN 116 – ENGINEERING GRAPHICS LAB IS A PREREQUISITE TO CE 201-SURVEYING.  A grade of C- or better must be received in EGEN 116 before a student can register for CE 201.

      Courses scheduled on Tuesday/Thursday may have different start and stop times from how they were traditionally scheduled in the past.  The time between the 75-minute courses has been reduced to 10 minutes which will change the start and stop time of the course.   PLEASE PAY PARTICULAR ATTENTION TO THE START AND STOP TIMES OF YOUR COURSES AS YOU SCHEDULE FOR FALL & SUMMER SEMESTER 2013.

      CE AND CE/BREN ADVISERS & SENIORS
      Some professional elective courses may conflict with ECIV 489 or ECIV 499 (Senior Design Capstone Courses) the last two hours of the 3-hour course.  If this occurs, students may be able to schedule the course with the conflict.  Anders Larsson has indicated if the conflict is with one of the last two hours of the course (NOT the FIRST HOUR), he could work around the conflict.  Students wanting to register with this conflict should first notify Anders Larsson via email (andersl@ce.montana.edu) to make sure he is OK with the conflict, then register for all the courses except the senior design course.  Complete the following steps to register for Senior Design:

      1. After you have registered for your courses online, you will then need to process a Drop/Add   sheet to add ECIV 489 or ECIV 499.
      2. I can sign as the instructor and as the adviser on the Drop/Add sheet.  My office is 205 Cobleigh Hall.
      3. After I have signed the Drop/Add sheet, you will then need to turn the Drop/Add sheet in to the Registrar’s Office in Montana Hall so that they will register you for ECIV 489 or ECIV 499 and override the conflict.

      The course schedules (days & times of courses) can be found online at the following website:  www.montana.edu/
      Then select Myinfo and arrow down to select Schedule of Classes.  Be sure to select the correct term (Fall or Summer 2013).
      2012-14 CATALOG CHANGES

      The flow chart and the curriculum check sheet have been combined to be one sheet with the professional electives listed on the back.  New charts are available for each curriculum in the black rack outside the CE Office, 205 Cobleigh Hall.

      CE and CE/BREN Majors 2012-14 Catalog Changes
      ECIV 202 – Applied Analysis and Tech Communication is no longer in the pre-professional block of courses.

      EGEN 310R – Multi-disciplinary Design is highly recommended to be taken prior to ECIV 489R – CE Design I and is shown on the flow as a pre-requisite.
      Major scheduling conflicts may arise if not taken prior to taking ECIV 489R.

      CE/BREN Major 2012-14 Catalog Changes

      PHSX 222 – College Physics II is not required.
      BIOB 160 – Principles of Living Systems is required in place of the 2nd physics course.
      The list of Basic Science Elective courses has changed.  See the 2012-14 check sheet for details.
      EGEN 324 – Applied Thermodynamics required as the Engineering Science Elective.
      EGEN 435 – Fluid Dynamics is required as the Analytical Professional Elective.
      Professional Elective List has some changes.  See the 2012-14 check sheet for details.

      CET Major 2012-14 Catalog Changes

      Two credits of an Internship and/or Independent Study and/or Undergraduate Research Professional Electives will be required to complete the total professional elective credits.  See the back of the 2012-14 Check Sheet for details.

      MATH ISSUE:  Students are not allowed to go to the next Math course if a grade of
      “C-“ or better is not receive in the prerequisite Math course.  (e.g.:  students needs a grade of “C-“ or better in the pre-calculus course better taking the first calculus course.)  This would hold true for any pre-requisite course not just Math.

      PROFESSIONAL BLOCK COURSES ISSUE

      If students have not successfully completed ALL the pre-professional block courses (particularly watch for EGEN 201 (EM 251) (CE’s & CE/BREN’s) and EGEN 203 (EM 205) (CET’s) with a grade of “C-“ or better, they are not allowed to take any professional block courses (courses with an * on the flow chart and they are shaded on the check sheet).

      Internships:  Remember!  Students cannot complete an internship (CE 476 or CET 476) for credit the last semester they are in school.   Students are required to return to the classroom at least one semester following the internship.   CET Freshmen and Sophomores will be eligible to take a one-credit hour internship and are encouraged to do so.  CET Juniors and Seniors are only eligible for a two-credit hour internship. CET majors are allowed two internships at a total of 4 credit hours maximum toward their degree under professional electives.
      CE majors are eligible for a 2-credit hour internship and must have completed 64 semester credit hours or more prior to the internship experience.   CE majors are limited to one internship toward their degree which would apply the 2 credits toward the required 12 credits of professional electives.  Internship applications are available in the black rack outside of the CE Office (205 Cobleigh).  To obtain an internship for credit students must complete an internship application.  If a student finds a job on their own that may qualify as an internship position, they should contact Penny Knoll (994-6139) to determine if it is appropriate.  PAPERWORK FOR STUDENT-SECURED INTERNSHIPS MUST BE COMPLETED BY MAY 1st. 

      • Available core courses:  A quick source of available 2.0 core courses for a given semester can be accessed via myinfo on the MSU homepage.  Click on myinfo, then go to Core Courses, choose the semester you want and then you have the option of looking at a particular list of core courses such as the inquiry arts courses available for that particular semester or the inquiry social science courses available that particular semester, etc.  

       

      NEW MINOR OFFERED BY THE CIVIL ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT:
      LAND SURVEYING
      This rigorous minor is designed to provide students with perspective and skills to pursue a successful career in surveying or a surveying related field.  The focus is on courses related to surveying such as photogrammetry, the global positioning system, U.S. Public Land Survey System, legal principles of surveying, and project design in surveying.  Enrollment in this minor is open to all engineering and non-engineering students. 

      A minor must be pursued concurrently with a bachelor’s degree.  For more information on the Land Surveying minor, stop by the black rack outside the CE Office or visit the Civil Engineering Website at:  http://www.coe.montana.edu/ce/ 

Important Tips:

  • Students must complete all of the pre-professional block courses (watch for EGEN 201 and EGEN 203) with a grade of “C-“ or better before they can take any professional block courses.
  • Students are not allowed to proceed to the next Math course if a grade of C- or better is not received in the prerequisite Math course. The grade C- or better is required for any prerequisite course before continuing to the next course.

Internships

Remember!  Students cannot complete an internship ECIV 498 (CE 476) or ETCC 498 (CET 476) for credit the last semester they are in school.   Students are required to return to the classroom at least one semester following the internship.   CET Freshmen and Sophomores will be eligible to take a one-credit hour internship and are encouraged to do so.  CET Juniors and Seniors are only eligible for a two-credit hour internship. CET majors are allowed two internships at a total of 4 credit hours maximum toward their degree under professional electives.

CE majors are eligible for a 2-credit hour internship and must have completed 64 semester credit hours or more prior to the internship experience.   CE majors are limited to one internship toward their degree which would apply the 2 credits toward the required 12 credits
of professional electives.  Internship applications are available in the black rack outside of the CE Office (205 Cobleigh).  To obtain an internship for credit students must complete an internship application.  If a student finds a job on their own that may qualify as an internship position, they should contact Penny Knoll (994-6139) to determine if it is appropriate.  PAPERWORK FOR STUDENT-SECURED INTERNSHIPS MUST BE COMPLETED BY MAY 1st.