Electrical, Computer and Biomedical Engineering Department

Advising

Common Curriculum

  • Common Curriculum: How do I satisfy the WAC requirements?

    Students are required to take 5 courses that are designated as WAC. These courses can fulfill other major and common curriculum requirements, e.g., ECE240 & ECE241 are required courses across all majors but also count as WAC courses.

    However, one of the WAC courses must be outside Engineering and Computer Science -- very frequently, this course can be also satisfy the HUL requirement (or another common curriculum requirement) but this is not always the case. Students are advised to choose their courses carefully and consult with their advisor.

    The Common Curriculum Requirements
    In particular, students are referred to pages 4-6 which details Policies, Administration, and Advising FAQs for the Common Curriculum.

  • Common Curriculum: How do I satisfy SCLB, SET, QMR requirements as an ECBE major?

    These are satisfied through the major requirements:

    Natural Sciences with Lab (SCLB) → PHY120 + PHY120 Lab
    Science, Engineering and Technology (SET) → ESC100
    Quantitative and Mathematical Reasoning (QMR) → MTH11x

  • Common Curriculum: How do I satisfy the LCC requirement?

    OPTION A: Language Sequence: complete a sequence of two language courses in the same language that have been designated as LCC. Note: (note that the first course listed in any language (e.g., FRN 100, SPN 100, LAT 101, GRK 101 etc.) does not carry LCC credit)

    OPTION B: Cultural Analysis Sequence: complete any two non‐language courses at Union that carry the LCC code.

    OPTION C Study Abroad: complete a full term abroad that deals with a cultural tradition outside of the US. This satisfies both courses of the LCC requirement. See more information on terms abroad below.

    The Common Curriculum Requirements
    In particular, students are referred to pages 4-6 which details Policies, Administration, and Advising FAQs for the Common Curriculum.

  • Common Curriculum: What credit do I receive for a mini-term?
    • Student who complete a mini‐term that deals with a cultural tradition outside of the US will receive 1 LCC course credit.

    • If the mini‐term is associated with approved pre‐departure and/or post‐return coursework equivalent to a 1.0 academic credit course, then this will satisfy another LCC requirement.

    • Students are advised to consult with their advisor and mini-term academic advisor to determine the course credits associated with the miniterm and how they satisfy LCC requirements.

    The Common Curriculum Requirements
    In particular, students are referred to pages 4-6 which details Policies, Administration, and Advising FAQs for the Common Curriculum.

Term Abroad

  • Term Abroad: What course credits do I get?

    Students who complete a full term abroad that deals with a cultural tradition outside of the US will satisfy the 2 LCC courses requirement. The exact number of credits that are transferred will depend on the term abroad and the number of courses taken. Students should consult with the term abroad director and/or the International Programs office for questions in this regard.

  • Term Abroad: Where should I go?

    Students are encouraged to consider all available terms abroad. Students within the different programs have been able to go on every available term abroad with careful planning. This normally requires students to develop their plan for study abroad at the start of their sophomore year if they plan to go on a term abroad that is not offered in the Fall Term.

  • Term Abroad: When should I go?

    The curricula for EE, CpE, BME allow for a term abroad in Fall of Junior Year. It is possible to go abroad in a different term but this requires more planning by the student and academic advisor (beginning early in the sophomore year) so that the major requirements can be satisfied in the four years.

    Notes:

    1. BME students cannot go abroad in their senior year because BME 495 (Senior Fall) & BME 496 (Senior Winter) are two required courses for the major.

    2. EE/CpE student can go abroad in the Senior Fall by shifting ECE 498. Students should work closely with their ECE497 instructor and senior project advisor to develop a plan for this.

  • Term Abroad: Can I get engineering credit from study abroad?

    BME Students cannot receive credit for required core (non-elective) courses on a term abroad. BME Students may be able to receive a BME Elective Credit as part of their coursework on Prague Term Abroad (Czech Republic). To receive this credit, students must provide the syllabus for the engineering course to the BME Program Director and have this approved as a full BME Elective Credit prior to taking the course. This approval must be obtained over email by each student for the particular course that they take and which they wish to count for a BME Elective Credit. The level of the course that is transferred in (whether less than or greater than 300 level) will be determined by the Program Director based on the syllabus and the course credit hours.


    EE/CpE Students cannot receive credit for required core (non-elective) courses on a term abroad. EE/CpE Students may be able receive ECE/CSC 3xx Elective Credit as part of their coursework on a Term Abroad. Students must provide the syllabus for the course to the ECBE chair and have this approved as ECE/CSC 3xx Elective Credit prior to taking the course. This approval must be obtained over email by each student for the particular course that they take and which they wish to count for a EE/CpE Elective Credit. The level of the course that is transferred in (whether less than or greater than 300 level) will be determined by the ECBE Chair or CS Chair based on the syllabus and the course credit hours.