Students in the Electrical Engineering (EE) major have the opportunity to pursue the newly created Computer Engineering minor. EE students pursuing the minor, should be aware of some of the University and Clark School of Engineering Policies regarding minors; especially in regards to double counting minor and major courses. The following FAQs should inform EE students of this and other questions about pursuing the minor.
A. James Clark School of Engineering policy on Minors
The School of Engineering requires students pursuing a minor of more than 15 credits, to have a total of nine (9) unique credits in the minor. The unique minor credits are those minor courses that will not count for major requirements.
Unique Credits and Double Count Courses
The Computer Engineering minor has a total of 18 required credits. EE students pursuing the minor will already have three courses that double count between their major and the Computer Engineering minor: ENEE244, ENEE245, and ENEE350.
Because of these existing double count courses, EE students in the Computer Engineering minor cannot use ENEE351 and the two minor upper level electives to fulfill EE major requirements.
Academy of Machine Learning Students
Students who are enrolled in the Academy of Machine Learning and the Computer Engineering minor are allowed to double-count ENEE351 towards both programs. However, students cannot use ENEE436 for the CE minor requirements. ENEE436 may only be used for the Academy of Machine Learning program.
Applying to the Minor
Like all other students interested in pursuing the minor, EE students will need to apply to be in the Computer Engineering minor.
ENEE351 Information for EE Students NOT in the Computer Engineering minor
EE students not pursuing the Computer Engineering minor will have the opportunity to enroll in ENEE351. The ECE Department will allow non-minor EE Students to use ENEE351 as a General Technical Elective.
Please note that Computer Engineering minor students will have first priority in registering for ENEE351.