For degree seeking students enter the University either as first-time freshmen or as transfer students.
Students who meet the University entrance requirements as outlined below and indicate architectural engineering as the program of study of their choice are assigned a faculty advisor from the Department. The assigned faculty advisor will advise the student, evaluate and monitor their progress, recommend the right combination of courses every semester, and approve the student’s trial schedule form. The student retains the same advisor until graduation.
Once the admission process is completed, students can log on to any computer using the account assigned to them by the university to check their records and well as checking courses that have been scheduled to be offered in a particular semester. Students cannot edit and change this information.
In the College of Engineering, each student is required to seek official advisement on the courses to register from her/his advisor. Student must record the courses she/he wants to take on a special form (A Trial Schedule form), sign the form and submit it to her/his advisor or department office. Students must take courses that are specified in the Architectural Engineering undergraduate program in proper order. The courses and a four year plan are specified in the undergraduate catalog and in this website. It is student's responsibility to follow the plan properly and seek advisement from her/his advisor. Students that take courses through a self-advising process are responsible for all consequences.
FIRST TIME STUDENTS
The Office of Admissions and Records of the University evaluates first-time freshman student’s high school transcript, ACT or SAT tests scores, GPA and any Advanced Placement Test scores for admission considerations. Students, whose ACT composite score and/or individual subject scores are below 19 (or 890 for SAT), are tested for remedial or developmental courses and advised by the Department of Developmental Studies to take those specific remedial or developmental courses. Completion of remedial and developmental courses and laboratories is required before a student can advance to degree credit courses for which developmental courses are pre-requisites.
First time students are encouraged to seek academic advisement from the department during the university annual Priority Summer Orientation in which schedule is usually sent to the students in advance.
For transfer students, the Office of Admissions and Records provides the initial equivalency of all transfer credits during the first semester. The advisor evaluates transfer student's preparation by reviewing transcripts and comparing course contents. Only courses with a grade of 'C' or better are accepted for substitution for required courses toward the degree.
During the semester, students are encouraged to pre-register for the next semester courses. Since this occurs prior to receiving the current semester grades, all students’ grades are reviewed at the end of the semester by the academic advisor to ensure that the student has earned a grade of ‘C’ or better in engineering, science, and major area courses before approving the next set of courses.
Student’s preparation in science and mathematics and ability to delineate and solve problems is further tested at the end of the sophomore year through the Engineering Entrance Examination (EEE). Students must pass the Engineering Entrance Examination with a score of 76% or better to prove competency in mathematics and basic sciences gained in MATH 1910 (formally 1915), MATH 1920 (formally 1925) Calculus and Analytical Geometry I and II, CHEM 1110, 1111 General Chemistry and Laboratory, PHYS 2110, 2111, 2120, General Physics I and Laboratory, and General Physics II. The student must have a 2.5 average or better in these courses and an overall cumulative average of 2.50 out of 4.00 to be qualified to take this test. Students must meet with the advisor and submit the signed Engineering Entrance Examination Form to the departmental office at least two weeks prior to the examination. Students must pass the EEE before taking 3000– 4000 level engineering and major area courses.
Students must also receive a grade of 'C' or better in both ENGL 1010, 1020 Freshman English I and II courses for graduation.
The student is required to take the Fundamentals of Engineering exam (FE) and Senior Exit Exam (ETS) during the final year to test their knowledge in engineering fundamentals and liberal education.