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FAQs

  1. Where is Engineering Student Services located?
  2. What are the requirements to be accepted into the School of Engineering?
  3. What are the requirements for the engineering undergraduate programs?
  4. How do I go about declaring a major in Engineering?
  5. I have just declared my engineering major with Academic Advising, what do I do now?
  6. Who is my advisor?
  7. How can I change my advisor?
  8. Which classes will transfer from another school to SIUE?
  9. How do I declare or drop a minor?
  10. What is the difference between Computer Science and Computer Engineering?
  11. What is the difference between the BS degree and a BA degree in Computer Science?
  12. Can I talk to someone in engineering about the different programs?
  13. Are there any engineering scholarships?
  14. Is the Engineering office open on the weekends?
  15. Can you mail me an application to the University and information about the different engineering programs?
  16. Where do I go to apply for graduation?

1. Where is Engineering Student Services located?

Engineering Student Services is located in EB 2012 (2nd floor of the Engineering Building). Phone: 618-650-5300. Fax: 618-650-5301. Website: siue.edu/engineering/studentservices.

2. What are the requirements to be accepted into the School of Engineering?

Students admitted to programs offered in the School of Engineering shall have met the University admission requirements and the following additional School of Engineering requirements:

• completion of all Academic Development courses required by the University

• completion of any courses required to address School of Engineering high school deficiencies

• eligibility to enroll in MATH 125 - Pre-Calculus at a minimum

• maintenance of a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0 (on a 4.0 scale)

3. What are the requirements for the engineering undergraduate programs?

All engineering undergraduate curriculum guides are available on the Engineering Student Services under 'Undergraduate Curriculum Guides'. You may also call 650-5300 or stop by EB 2012 for a copy of any engineering undergraduate curriculum guide.

4. How do I go about declaring a major in Engineering?

If you are a new incoming student, you must make an appointment with Academic Counseling & Advising to declare a major. Once you have declared a major in the School of Engineering, Academic Counseling & Advising will send your declaration to Engineering Student Services for evaluation. Once Engineering Student Services completes its evaluation, you will be sent a letter telling you who your advisor is and their contact information.

If you are currently a student at SIUE and want to change your major to an undergraduate program in the School of Engineering, you must complete a Change of Major/Minor form with Engineering Student Services. An evaluation of your academic records will be done (for your new major) and you will be notified, by letter, of your new academic advisor (if applicable).

5. I have just declared my engineering major with Academic Counseling & Advising, what do I do now?

As soon as Engineering Student Services receives your declaration from Academic Counseling & Advising, and completes an evaluation for your specific program of study, you will receive a letter from Engineering Student Services telling you who your advisor is. When you receive your letter, please call 618-650-5300 to set up an appointment with your advisor.

6. Who is my advisor?

Your initial welcome letter you received from the School of Engineering will have your advisor information. However, you can always contact Engineering Student Services at 618-650-5300 to find out who your advisor is.

7. How can I change my advisor?

To change your advisor, you will need to request and receive approval from the Director of Student Services.

8. Which classes will transfer from another school to SIUE?

Transfer credit decisions for general education courses as well as most freshmen and sophomore-level math, chemistry and physics courses are made by the SIUE Transfer Center. Detailed transfer credit information is available at the following website: http://www.siue.edu/transfer.

9. How do I declare or drop a minor?

You must complete a Change of Major/Minor form located in Engineering Student Services. After the information is processed, the changes will be available on CougarNet.

If you have applied for graduation, you will need to inform the Graduation office of the change. The Graduation office is located in Rendleman Hall, Room 1309.

10. What is the difference between Computer Science and Computer Engineering?

Computer Science is almost totally oriented toward software development while computer engineering is both hardware and software oriented. A computer engineer must have a significant knowledge of software development in order to be able to design the machines which will run the software.

11. What is the difference between the BS degree and a BA degree in Computer Science?

Computer Science is the only major within the School of Engineering that offers a Bachelor of Arts degree. All engineering degrees are Bachelor of Science degrees. The BS degree requires many more math and science courses and is a much stronger computer science curriculum. The BA degree requires two semesters of foreign language, has nine more free electives and requires a minor in some other discipline.

12. Can I talk to someone in engineering about the different programs?

Yes, the Associate Deans are available to talk with prospective students about the various programs offered in the School of Engineering. Please call 618-650-2541 or email engineering@siue.edu to schedule a meeting.

13. Are there any engineering scholarships available?

Yes, Engineering Scholarships are listed on the following website: http://www.siue.edu/engineering/scholarships.shtml.

14. Is Engineering Student Services open on the weekends?

Our regular office hours are from 8:00am to 4:30pm, Monday through Friday except when the University is closed.

The School of Engineering holds an annual Open House, which usually takes place on a Saturday, for more information, please visit the following website: http://www.siue.edu/engineering/openhouse.shtml.

15. Can you mail me an application to the University and information about the different engineering programs?

We can mail you the Academic Profiles/Curriculum Guides for any of the undergraduate programs in the School of Engineering. For admission application/information, please contact Undergraduate Admissions at http://www.siue.edu/apply/ or call 618-650-3705.

16. Where do I go to apply for graduation?

To apply for graduation, please stop by the Service Center, Rendleman Hall, Room 1309. For more graduation information, please visit the following website, http://www.siue.edu/registrar/forms/graduation.shtml.