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engineering your future

Engineering Your Future

Presented by the Office of Undergraduate Advising & Academic Support

welcome class of 2015
Welcome Class of 2015!


  • Academic Advising and Resources
  • University Policies
  • Clark School of Engineering Policies
  • Clark School of Engineering Benchmarks
  • General Education (CORE) Course Requirements
  • How to Build Your Schedule


  • Introduction to UM Technology
  • Registration
undergraduate advising academic support office
Undergraduate Advising & Academic Support Office
  • Suite 1131 in Glenn L. Martin Hall
  • Hours: 8:30am to 4:30pm

  • How our office supports students:
    • Advise undecided Engineering students
    • CORE questions
    • University policies and procedures
    • Lower level engineering courses
    • Maintaining student records
  • Online Forms
  • Curriculum sheets
  • 4-year degree plans
  • Internal major change
  • Exception to Policy
  • Permission to Enroll (at another institution)
  • Double Degree Forms
  • Graduation Forms
majors and minors
Majors and Minors

Undergraduate Majors

  • Aerospace
  • Bioengineering
  • Chemical & Biomolecular
  • Civil & Environmental
  • Computer
  • Electrical
  • Fire Protection
  • Materials Science
  • Mechanical


  • Engineering Leadership
  • International Engineering
  • Nanotechnology
  • Project Management
  • Nuclear Engineering
  • Technology Entrepreneurship
what if your major is undecided engineering
What if your ‘major’ is undecided engineering?
  • First year of coursework is essentially the same for all engineering majors
  • Your advisor will make referrals based upon your interests
  • Declare no later than your third semester
academic advising
Academic Advising
  • Each semester, engineering students must have a registration block lifted by their primary academic advisor prior to registration
  • Your registration date and time is posted on MyUM
    • Academics & Testudo Tab
    • Registration dates and times are based on the total number of credits earned
    • Students are responsible for knowing when they can register and for meeting with their advisor PRIOR to their registration date and time
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Academic Advising

In the Clark School of Engineering, there are two types of advisors.

Departmental Advisor

  • A departmental advisor is a faculty or staff member from your engineering major who you will meet with prior to registering each semester
  • Departmental advisors are available to help you with course evaluation, research opportunities, technical elective selection, and 4-year plan questions
    • For students with a declared major, the departmental advisor is your primary advisor
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Academic Advising

The other type of advisor is:

UA&AS Advisor

  • Undergraduate Advising & Academic Support (UA&AS) advisors represent the entire college
  • They are available to help with general questions, policy violations, General Education requirements, major changes, etc.
    • For students who are undecided engineering, the UA&AS advisor is your primary advisor and will remove your registration block, until you have declared your major
top 10 ways to make the most of engineering advising
Top 10 Ways to Make the Most of Engineering Advising

10. Full Name & UID: in all advising correspondence

9. Utilize the wealth of UM resources available to you

8. Maintain a file of all important academic documents

7. Review all instructions required for form submission

6. Follow thru on referrals made by your advisor

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Top 10 Ways to Make the Most of Engineering Advising

5. Come prepared for advising with a list of courses you wish to take and questions about your curriculum or major choice

4. Check your UMD email and MyUM Messages regularly

3. Utilize Degree Navigator and the UA&AS website to stay familiar with your degree requirements

2. Be proactive and ask for help when needed

1. Take responsibility for your academic decisions, progress and success

university policies
University Policies

Repeat Policy

  • Students may repeat up to 18 credit hours
  • Any course may be attempted twice (repeated once)
  • A “W” counts as an attempt
  • Both attempts and grades earned will appear on transcript
  • Both attempts are calculated into the cumulative GPA…

…except for courses originally taken during your first 24 credits, in

which case there is a grace period. If the course is repeated, only

the higher grade will count in your UM GPA.

calculating gpa
Calculating GPA
  • GPA is calculated by dividing the total number of quality points accumulated in all courses by the total number of credits attempted in those courses.
  • Quality points are determined by multiplying the number of credits for a course by the numerical value (grade points) of the grade earned.
  • Let’s say that you took ENGL101, a three credit course, and earned a grade of C-
  • To determine the number of quality points earned for ENGL101:
  • 3 (credits) x 2 (grade points) = 6 quality points earned for this course
example of grade replacement
Example of Grade Replacement

Credits Attempted:

14 (1st semester)

+ 16 (2nd semester)

– 7 (can’t double count credits of courses that are repeated)


23 total credits attempted

QP: 22 (1st semester)

+ 32 (2nd semester)

– 4 (for earned credit being


50 total quality points earned

50 (quality points) ÷ 23 (credits attempted) = 2.174 GPA

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University Policies

Student Academic Success Policy

  • All students are required to create a 4-Year Plan
  • Your 4-year plan is your personal map for registration and progression toward a timely graduation; it is a flexible plan which can be adjusted as needed
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University Policies

Drop Policy

  • After the schedule adjustment period ends, and prior to the end of the Drop Period, students may drop a maximum 4 credits in any given semester
    • Dropping a course (withdrawing) results in a ‘W’ on your transcript
  • In the event of an extenuating circumstance, students may withdraw from all classes one time

Probation and Dismissal Policies

  • Students with a cumulative GPA of less than 2.0 are placed on academic probation for the following semester
  • Students who do not raise their cumulative GPA to a 2.0 during their probationary semester will be academically dismissed from the university and the Clark School of Engineering
semester calendar
Semester Calendar
  • My UM,
    • Registration & Advising
    • Deadlines
  • Deadlines
    • Last Day of Schedule Adjustment for Fall 2011:

Wednesday, September 14 at 4:30pm

      • Last day to add a course
      • Last day to drop a course without a “W”
      • Last day to change credit level
    • Drop Period: Last Day to drop a course with a “W”:

Wednesday, November 9 at 11pm

    • Other Deadlines:
      • Spring Pre-Registration will start in mid-November
      • Last Day of Class: December 13
engineering policies
Engineering Policies

Good Academic Standing

  • In the Clark School, students must maintain a 2.0 to be considered in good academic standing

Non-Maryland Coursework Policy

  • A ‘Permission to Enroll’ (PTE) form must be submitted and approved prior to taking any course at another institution
    • Students MUST be in good academic standing (GPA ≥ 2.0)
    • Students must meet all prerequisites for the requested course
    • Students may not attempt a course at another institution for which they have earned a ‘D’ or ‘F’ at UM


  • Freshmen and Transfer students are limited to a maximum of 17 credits in their first term
  • 18 credits maximum allowed in each subsequent term
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Engineering Policies

Graduation Policies

  • 2.0 (C+, C, C-) or better in all technical courses
    • A technical course would include any course that will count toward your major and the engineering or basic sciences (non-CORE)
  • 120 credits minimum (124 credits minimum for Aerospace)
    • No more than ½ of your UM degree credits can be from a community college
  • All degree applicable courses must be regular grading method
  • Graduation will be denied if any Incompletes (I) or No Grades (NG) have not been resolved
core folder
CORE Folder

We will now distribute CORE folders for everyone. Please locate the Benchmark Contract and the FERPA Release Form in the front pocket.

Have a writing utensil available.


A benchmark is a progress indicator that looks at coursework completed by a certain point in a student’s academic career

45 Credit Benchmark Review

  • After 45 UM credits (excluding AP and transfer credits), all Engineering students must meet the following requirements:
      • CHEM135 (Chemistry for ENGR)with a minimum grade of 2.0 (C+, C, C-)
      • ENES100 (Intro ENGR Design)with a minimum grade of 2.0 (C+, C, C-)
      • MATH141 (Calculus II) with a minimum grade of 2.0 (C+, C, C-)
      • PHYS161 (Physics I) with a minimum grade of 2.0 (C+, C, C-)
      • Completion of ENGL101 (Academic Writing) Fundamental Studies English
      • Completion of at least one Distributive Studies CORE course from the Humanities or Social Sciences
  • Only one gateway course may be repeated and that course may only be repeated once. A grade of ‘W’ (Withdrawal) counts as an attempt.

2nd & 3rd Benchmarks

  • The 2nd and 3rd benchmarks evaluate coursework completed by the end of the second and fourth semesters after you are initially reviewed for the 45 Credit Review Benchmark.
  • Each benchmark specifies course criteria that must be met for satisfactory progress. Failure to meet the benchmark requirements could jeopardize one’s status as a student in the Clark School.
  • Students can track their benchmark progress on Degree Navigator.
  • Find additional information at:

Your signature on this form today acknowledges your understanding of these performance reviews!

student rights
Student Rights

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) a.k.a. Buckley Amendment

  • You have the right to inspect your education records and seek to correct these records where appropriate
  • You have the right to limit disclosure of your education records to others without your written consent (if you are at least 18 years old)

You must COMPLETE the FERPA release form

  • Print your name and date on the form
  • It is your choice whether or not to sign giving UA&AS permission to discuss your academic records with your parent/guardian, if they request information.
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CORE Folder

Please open your CORE folder to page 2.

core fundamental studies
CORE - Fundamental Studies
  • Introduction to Writing
    • Attempt course within first 30 credits, complete course within first 60 credits
    • Exemptions:
      • SAT: Critical Reading score 670 or above
      • AP English Language & Composition Test score equal to 4 or 5
      • Transfer credit from another institution
  • Mathematics
    • Attempt course within first 30 credits, complete course within first 60 credits
  • Professional Writing
    • Required for all engineering students
    • Taken after 60 credits earned
core distributive studies
CORE - Distributive Studies

Humanities and the Arts

    • 3 courses required
  • Later today, you will pick options you are interested in taking for these categories
  • *Only ONE Interdisciplinary and Emerging Issues (IE) course (3 credits) may count towards CORE
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CORE – Distributive Studies

Science and Mathematics

    • 3 courses required
    • Courses in this category are satisfied by Engineering major requirements!
  • 1 Lab Science
    • Please input PHYS260/261
    • Taken typically in your Soph Yr
  • 1 Science
    • Please input ENES100
  • 1 Science or Math
    • Please input MATH140
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CORE – Distributive Studies

Social Sciences and History

    • 3 courses required
  • Later today, you will pick options you are interested in taking for these categories
  • *Only ONE Interdisciplinary and Emerging Issues (IE) course (3 credits) may count towards CORE
core advanced studies human cultural diversity
CORE – Advanced Studies & Human Cultural Diversity

Advanced Studies

  • Two upper level 3-credit courses outside of your major (may include an approved CORE Capstone course)
  • See your individual major curriculum sheet or an advisor for further guidelines

Human Cultural Diversity

  • 1 course required
  • May be double counted with one of the Distributive Studies courses
math placement exam mpe result
Math Placement Exam (MPE) Result

We will now return your MPE Result, please listen for your name.

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Math Placement Exam (MPE) Result
  • Your MPE eligibility is highlighted
  • Highest math eligibility is MATH140 for this exam
  • Acceptable sequence of lower-level math courses:


MATH220 is NOT acceptable as Calculus I

  • Required sequence for most engineering degrees


math placement policies
Math Placement Policies

The Clark School relies on the Math Placement Exam to place students into the most appropriate course up to MATH140 for the Fall semester

  • Engineering does not consider Math SAT results in determining math placement
  • Confirmed AP or IB scores on your UM transcript or official score reports will override MPE result (up to MATH140)
    • If there is a discrepancy between MPE result and AP/IB scores, please discuss this with an advisor
  • If MPE result is lower than your AP/IB score and you do not have confirmation of the score, please speak with an advisor
math placement exam
Math Placement Exam

Students may retake the Math Placement Exam

  • May only retake the MPE once per semester
  • Utilize the MPE practice test and resources provided to help you prepare for your retake
  • Must request the retake via email at: [email protected]
    • Include your name and UID in the email
  • More information and resources are available at:

um transcript
UM Transcript

AP/IB and Transfer Credits

  • Your printed transcript reflects what UM currently has on record for you
    • If you feel it is missing information, speak with your advisor tomorrow
  • If there are courses on your transcript that you do not understand, speak with an advisor tomorrow
    • Examples include PHYS141, PSYC100, GVPT170, ENGL240
freshman schedule builder fsb
Freshman Schedule Builder (FSB)

On the front:

  • The purple boxes refer to required major courses/labs
  • A sample schedule is provided in the blue box
    • Basic outline for most students, adjustable for all majors
  • Utilize the ENGL101 box to determine whether or not you are exempt from the Fundamental English requirement (FE)

On the back:

  • The blue boxes refer to optional courses
  • The red boxes refer to special program courses which are required
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Freshman Schedule Builder (FSB)

Math course selection

  • AP/IB Credit
    • Depending upon your AP/IB score, you may have earned credit for MATH140 and/or MATH141
    • You may elect to retake a math course for which you have earned credit
  • MATH340 and MATH341 are courses available by invite only
  • Students in the Honors Programs may register for “H” versions of math courses
  • Input your math course into the first green box



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Freshman Schedule Builder (FSB)

Fundamental English requirement (FE)

  • Exemptions from the FE requirement
    • SAT Critical Reading score
  • Credit for FE requirement
    • AP Language and Composition score of a 4 or 5
  • Must be attempted in your first 30 credits at UM
    • Bioengineering students should take ENGL101 in the spring
  • Students in the Honors Programs may register for the “H” version of ENGL101
  • Input your English course in the second green box, write ‘exempt’ OR input ‘Spring Term’ (if you are BIOE)
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Freshman Schedule Builder (FSB)

Engineering Sciences courses (ENES100 and 102)

  • Co-requisite of MATH140
  • Completion of ENES100 and ENES102 required for Aerospace, Bioengineering, Civil, Fire Protection, Materials and Mechanical Engineering programs
    • Take ENES102 in the Fall, ENES100 in the Spring
    • Students in the Honors Programs should register for ENES102H
  • Completion of only ENES100 required for Electrical, Computer and Chemical Engineering programs
    • Take ENES100 in the Fall
  • Undecided students should speak with an advisor
  • Input ENES100, 102, or 102H in the third green box
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Freshman Schedule Builder (FSB)

General Chemistry for Engineers (CHEM135)

  • Co-requisite of MATH115
  • Credit for equivalent to CHEM135
    • AP score of a 5 OR IB score of a 6 or a 7 (AP CHEM271 accepted for CHEM135)
  • Input CHEM135 in fourth green box, if needed

General Chemistry Lab for Engineers (CHEM136)

  • Required for Chemical, Material Science, and Bioengineering
  • Credit for equivalent to CHEM136
    • AP score of a 4 OR IB score of a 5 (AP CHEM132 accepted for CHEM136)
  • Input CHEM136 in fourth green box with CHEM135, if needed
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Freshman Schedule Builder (FSB)

Possible Courses for your Major

  • Review purple major boxes for required/suggested courses
  • Input any further coursework in the fifth/sixth green boxes
    • Ex. ENAE100 for Aerospace Engineers


  • ENEE140: Exemption exam offered OR AP credit
    • JAVA A: score of a 5
    • JAVA AB: score of a 4 OR 5
  • CMSC131: Exemption exam offered OR AP credit
    • JAVA A: score of a 5
    • JAVA AB: score of a 4 OR 5
  • If you have the above exemption, input ENEE150 for Electrical Majors and CMSC132 for Computer Engineering Majors

Contact the department for more information about exemption exams

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Freshman Schedule Builder (FSB)

Optional Course Offerings

  • Undecided students are recommended to register for a one-credit seminar first semester (e.g. ENES181, UNIV100) ordepartmental one-credit courses of interest
  • Many optional courses are only offered in the fall semester

Special Program Courses

  • Please consult your Special Program sheets for other requirements
    • Involvement with multiple special programs may require speaking with an advisor due to limit of 17 credits

CORE General Education Options

  • In the orange boxes, list 5-7 CORE courses for which you would be willing to register
show what you know
Show What You Know!
  • Question #2
    • In order to complete 120 credits in 4 years, how many credits would you need to take each fall and spring semester?
  • Answer
    • 15 credits per semester (for 8 semesters)
  • Question #1
    • How many credits do you need to complete to earn an Engineering degree?
  • Answer
    • 120 credits (124 for Aerospace majors)
  • Question #3
    • What is an IE course and how many can be used to satisfy CORE?
  • Answer
    • Interdisciplinary and Emerging Issues
    • Only ONE (3) credit IE course will apply towards CORE
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Show What You Know!
  • Question #4
    • Who is your primary advisor once you declare a major?
  • Answer
    • Your departmental advisor
  • Question #5
    • In which Math course must you achieve a 2.0 for the 45 Credit Review Benchmark?
  • Answer
    • MATH141
  • Question #6
    • What is the co-requisite for ENES100?
  • Answer
    • MATH140
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Show What You Know!
  • Question #7
    • What is the maximum number of credits for which you can register in the Fall semester?
  • Answer
    • 17 credits
  • Question #8
    • What should you bring to orientation tomorrow?
  • Answer
    • Everything! (CORE Folder, FSB, MPE Letter, list of desired courses, pen/pencil)