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ENEE150 Placement Exam

Programming Sequence

Electrical Engineering majors are required to complete ENEE150, Intermediate Programming Concepts for Engineers (3 credits). This course is generally taken during the second semester of the freshman year. However, this course has a prerequisite of prior programming experience which customarily would be satisfied by completion of ENEE140, Introduction to Programming Concepts for Engineers. There are, however, alternate ways to satisfy the prerequisite for ENEE150 which are explained below:
The pre-requisites for ENEE150 can be satisfied in one of four ways:
  1. Earn a grade of 'C-' or higher in ENEE140: "Introduction to Programming Concepts for Engineers" (2 credits). ENEE140 does not itself satisfy any requirements for the EE major.
  2. Earn a grade of 'C' or higher in CMSC131.
  3. Advanced Placement (AP) Computer Science Exam: A score of '5' on the A or a score of '4' or '5' on the AB.
  4. OR Earn a passing score on the ENEE150 placement exam.

Placement Exam Information

Eligible students may register to take the placement exam by emailing or calling 301-405-3685.  Exams will only be offered in the period between academic semesters and must be scheduled at least 48 hours in advanced, subject to exam time availability, and will only be held during ECE Undergraduate Office business hours (Monday-Friday, 9:00am-4:30pm).
Since the exam is designed to test programming knowledge that the student already has, our office does not provide any study guides. However, students are welcome to review the topics in ENEE140 Introduction to Programming Concepts for Engineers.
PLEASE NOTE: Students who have attempted and earned a non-passing grade or a "W" in ENEE140, are not eligible to take the placement exam. 
Please bring your University ID and a pencil to the exam. Calculators, cell phones, and notes will not be allowed in the exam room. A small area will be provided to store cell phones and other prohibited items during the exam but every effort should be made to arrive without personal belongings. The ECE Undergraduate Office cannot be held liable for personal belongings stored during an exam. 
On exam day, check in at A.V. Williams 2426 five to ten minutes prior to your scheduled exam time. Students will be given 60 minutes to complete the exam. After your exam is scored, you will be notified by the Undergraduate Office of the results.