Advising and course selection for Spring 2014 is underway. Advising begins on Monday, October 21, 2013, and online registration opens on Wednesday, October 30, 2013. Your registration eligibility date is based on earned credits and class standing.
Who is my advisor?
Please consult the list on the Advisors bulletin board across from the ECE main office, 610 Cobleigh Hall.
ECE Advising Procedure
The ECE Department will be following the same advising procedure as in previous semesters. You will need to get in contact with your advisor to schedule an individual appointment. Some advisors will have appointment time blocks posted outside their offices where you can sign up for the time that fits your schedule, while other advisors will use email to schedule appointments.
Don't know who is your advisor? See the list on the Advisors bulletin board across from the ECE main office, 610 Cobleigh Hall.
BEFORE COMING TO YOUR ADVISING SESSION, PLEASE PREPARE THE FOLLOWING:
- The list of courses you are currently taking this semester (Fall 2013).
- The tentative list of courses you plan to take next semester (Spring 2014).
- The estimated semester in which you expect to graduate.
At the end of your advising session, your advisor will sign an advisor evaluation form for you to complete. You will need to bring that signed form to the ECE office in order to pick up your Advising and Registration Form (your "ARF") to equip you for online course registration
Spring 2014 updates and information
EELE 321 Control Systems has changed from a 4 credit course (3 cr lecture + 1 cr lab) to a 3 credit lecture-only course. The online schedule of classes reflects this change. The Department is working on adding a separate control systems lab to be available as a 1 credit fall semester elective--stay tuned for more information.
The second semester capstone course EELE 489 Capstone Design II has changed from 2 credits to 3 credits. This is intended to better reflect the time and effort expectation for that class.
A special topics class EELE 491 “Audio Electronics Workshop” will be offered as a professional elective. The class will be coordinated between the ECE Department and the Music Technology Program, and has a prerequisite of EELE 317. An informational poster will be prepared soon.
A hybrid online/lecture class EELE 456 Power System Protection will be offered, and is being taught by Prof. Matt Donnelly from Montana Tech. This course does not yet appear in the schedule of classes, since it is being processed as a new MSU course through the campus approval process. It will appear in the schedule soon.
- An online lecture class EELE 558 Advanced Topics -- Electrical Power will be offered, and is being taught by Prof. Dan Trudnowski from Montana Tech (EELE 5550 Power System Dynamics and Control). This course will appear in the schedule of classes soon.
- Starting with spring 2014, the national Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam has changed from a day-long exam taken by all students at the same time, to an individual 6-hour exam taken at the MSU testing center. If you need to take the FE exam during the spring 2014 semester, be sure to sign up for EGEN 488 and watch for the exam signup information (see below).
- If you plan to graduate between now and the end of Fall Semester 2014, please meet with your advisor to fill our your Application for Baccalaureate Degree. You may pick up the Application for Baccalaureate Degree and instructions in the display rack outside the ECE Office, 610 Cobleigh Hall. Students graduating in Fall 2014 must turn in the application to the ECE Department by the end of the Fall 2013 semester. Note that applications for Spring 2014 graduation were due back in May, 2013: if you have not submitted a Spring 2014 application yet, you must do so immediately!
- Please be aware that if you plan to graduate Spring, Summer, or Fall 2014, you are required to take the FE Exam before you graduate. You may take the FE Exam either the semester of graduation or the semester prior to graduation, but keep in mind that the FE Exam requires advance registration. You must be registered for EGEN 488 (formerly ENGR 499) the semester you plan to take the FE Exam. The format of the exam is changing effective the spring 2014 semester: it will be offered individually through the MSU Testing Center, rather than a day-long exam taken by everyone at the same time.
NOTE: If you are graduating in May 2014 and did not take the FE exam already, you must take the exam in the Spring of 2014. If you are graduating in Fall 2014, you may take the exam in spring 2014 or wait until fall 2014 to take the exam. You must take the exam no more than one semester prior to the semester you will graduate; therefore, if you plan to graduate in spring 2015 or later, the spring 2014 exam opportunity does NOT apply to you.
Spring 2014 FE Exam: Registration for the spring FE exam (computer-based, six hour duration) will open on November 4, 2013. Go to the website www.ncees.org, create a user account, and then select your desired exam site location and available appointment dates. Appointments will be made available in two-month windows (Jan-Feb, Apr-May, Jul-Aug, Oct-Nov), so spring 2014 graduates need to schedule their exam appointment in the Jan-Feb or Apr-May windows. If the available appointment dates do not match your availability, you may consider taking the exam at another testing center (e.g., Helena, Billings, or Missoula). The exam fee is $225.
Questions: ECE Department, 610 Cobleigh Hall, 994-2505. Office hours: 8AM-noon and 1PM-5PM.