Fred L. Terry, Jr.
April 15, 2006
The official "blue pages" information is duplicated below. The big issue is what happens if the course you are interested in is not on the list? In this case, you must check with the chief program advisor (CPA) for approval. You should do so well in advance and you may have to do some work to justify the class as an FTE. Documentation beyond catalog level listings may be required by the CPA and it will be your responsibility to get this information. Checking with another student and assuming you will get the same deal is not a good idea. Specific exceptions are sometimes made for a specific student's program. The same exception may not be made (for good reasons) in another case. Sometimes mistakes are made and are then not repeated in following cases.
The basic standard is that a class proposed as an FTE should be involve at least as much technical content as the classes on this list. A rough guideline is that it should involve the use of college-level mathematics (differential/integral calculus - Math 116, differential equations - Math 216, probability - Math 425/EECS 401, and/or linear algebra - Math 217 or 417/419). If little mathematics beyond arithmetic or basic algebra is involved, it is unlikely to be approved. Courses that involve only qualitative reasoning are not likely to be approved.
Currently Explicitly Excluded Classes:
CIS 301 and CIS 342
Business Economics 300
Accounting 471 (and 271)
Math 371 (take 471 instead, it's similar but better)
There are often changes in the legal lists from year to year (for instance, Accounting 471 used to be accepted). Check with official program pages for updates and changes.
What about Probability?
What about Research?
Blue Pages Info:
Flexible Technical Electives – minimum 14 credits (11 if MATH 425 is taken)
Any 300-level or above class offered by an ABET accredited College of Engineering Department (other than EECS) may be used for this requirement. In addition, some 200-level classes are also acceptable (noted by department below). EECS classes which are not used to satisfy other program requirements may also be used (see conditions below). Many mathematics and science classes are acceptable (specific ones are noted below). Other courses may be acceptable with prior approval of the Chief Program Advisor.
(Note: Some classes listed here may be 3-credit hour courses.)
CoE FTE Classes:
AEROSP 225 Introduction to Gas Dynamics
AEROSP 245 Performance of Aircraft and Spacecraft
AEROSP 285 Introduction to Solid Mechanics and Design
CHEME 230 Thermodyamics I
Civil and Environmental Engineering
CEE 211 Statistics and Dynamics
CEE 212 Solid and Structural Mechanics
CEE 260 Environmental Principles
EECS 203 Discrete Mathematics
EECS 281 Data Structures and Algorithms
Any EECS Courses at the 300 level or above (excluding 314 and 495)
EECS 499 Directed Study (only with approval of Chief Program Advisor)
Obtain an Approval Form from the EECS Advising Office
Industrial and Operations Engineering
IOE 201 Economic Decision Making (2 cr.)
IOE 202 Operations Modeling (2 cr.)
You must take both to obtain FTE credit. Only open to sophomores.
ME 211 Introduction to Solid Mechanics
ME 230 Thermal and Fluid Science I
ME 235 Thermodynamics I
ME 240 Introduction to Dynamics and Vibrations
ME 250 Design and Manufacturing I
Materials Science and Engineering
MSE 220 Introduction to Materials and Manufacturing
MSE 242 Physics of Materials
MSE 250 Principles of Engineering Materials
Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering
NA 270 Marine Design
Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences
NERS 211 Introduction to Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences
Non-CoE FTE Classes:
BIO 305 Genetics
BIO 310 Introductory Biochemistry
BIO 311 Introductory Biochemistry
BIO 390 Evolution
Any course at the 400- level or above
Any course at the 300-level or above.
ECON 401 Intermediate Microeconomic Theory
ECON 406 Introduction to Econometrics
Math 354, 395, 396, 404, 412, 416, 417, 419, 420, 423, 424, 433, 450, 451, 452, 454, 462, 463, 471, 475, 476, 481, 490, any course at the 500-level or above
Tutoring Courses are excluded.
Any course at the 300-level or above, excluding Physics 333, 334 and 420.
Tutoring Courses are excluded.
Other courses may be acceptable with advance approval of the Chief Program Advisor.