ETID ACADEMIC POLICIES
The Department of Engineering Technology and Industrial Distribution (ETID) imposes the following academic requirements in addition to those imposed by the University (Texas A&M University Student Rules) and the College. For complete details concerning these and other ENTC academic policies, students should contact the ETID Undergraduate Advising Office and are referred to the ETID website (http://etidweb.tamu.edu). The academic policies apply to any student who is identified as an Engineering Technology (ET) major in one of the three ET programs--Electronics (EET), Telecommunications (TET), or Manufacturing and Mechanical (MMET)--and to any student who seeks admission to one of the three ET programs.
Students are encouraged to use these academic policies, along with other important information sources, for gUidance in their undergraduate programs. Official information sources include the Texas A&M University Undergraduate Catalog, the Texas A&M University Student Rules, the Texas A&M University On-line Schedule of Classes, the "myrecord.tamu.edu" system, departmental academic policies, academic advisors, program coordinators, faculty advisors, the ETID website, and University and departmental distribution lists.
Admission to Major Degree Sequence
Students who meet the entrance requirements for the University and college enter with a lower-level classification in engineering technology (ENTL). The lower level consists of University Core Curriculum requirements and introductory engineering technology courses. Enrollment in junior- and senior-level engineering technology courses (300and 400-level courses) will be restricted to those students who have been moved from the lower-level classification to the major degree sequence (ENTC).
To be considered for admission to the major degree sequence a student must be in good academic standing and have received credit for specific courses referred to as the Common Body of Knowledge (CBK) courses.
• Students seeking admission to the major degree sequence in Engineering Technology, Electronics or Telecommunications ET option, must have credit for CHEM 107; CPSC 206; ENGL 104; ENTC 210, 219 and 250; MATH 151 and 152; and PHYS 218 and 208 or equivalent
• Students seeking admission to the major degree sequence in Engineering Technology, Manufacturing and Mechanical ET option, must have credit for CHEM 107; ENGR 111 and 112; ENGL 104; ENTC 181; ENTC 206 or 207; MATH 151 and 152; and PHYS 218
Acceptance into the major degree sequence depends on 1) completing all CBK courses with a grade of C or better; 2) achieving the program's desired grade point ratio (GPR) for the CBK courses; and 3) achieving the program's desired cumulative grade point ratio for courses taken at Texas A&M University. These GPR requirements are set by a particular program to manage the number of students in the major degree sequence consistent with the program's resources. Admission to the major degree sequence may be restricted by the availability of instructional resources. Students apply for admission to the major degree sequence in the semester in which all of the criteria will be met.
Students will be allowed to remain as a lower-level student up to 60 hours (provided they are in good standing and making progress). At the 60-hour limit, students may be blocked from further registration in the department if the CBK and overall GPR requirement for upper division have not been achieved. Transfer students will be handled on an individual basis.
Transfer students, regardless of transfer hours, also are admitted with a lower-level classification and must meet the same standards and criteria for admission to a major degree sequence as shown above. Transfer students who meet the admission criteria may apply for admission to the major degree sequence after at least one semester at Texas A&M University.
Students currently enrolled in another major at Texas A&M University who desire to change their major field of study to engineering technology must fill out a Change of Curriculum application. The programs will admit the best-qualified applicants based on the number of spaces available in each program. Applicants will be evaluated on the basis of academic achievement and potential. Change of curriculum students who meet the major degree sequence admission criteria may apply for admission to the major degree sequence after at least one semester in the department.
Grades of "C" or Better
Students must earn grades of "c" or better in the following courses.
• All major (ENTC) courses
• Common Body of Knowledge (CBK) courses
• Technical courses (e.g., IDIS 300, INEN 302, and STAT 211)
• Technical electives
• Any prerequisites for these courses
If a student earns a grade of 0 or F in any of these courses, the student is required to repeat the course before enrolling in a more advanced course that has the D/F course as a prerequisite.
A student may attempt a course no more than three times, including courses graded Q or W but excluding those graded NG, unless approval has been received from the department. A student who has not successfully completed a course after attempting it three times will be blocked from further enrollment in engineering technology.
The prerequisites for courses are identified in the course descriptions in the current Texas A&M University Undergraduate Catalog and/or the Texas A&M University On-line Schedule of Classes. Astudent is required to follow the prerequisite requirements as defined in the current catalog regardlessof the catalog to which the student is assigned. A student must complete all prerequisites for acourse with a grade of C or better by the start of the semester in which the student plans to enrollin the course.
A student is responsible for checking the prerequisites for each course to insure the prerequisite requirements have been satisfied. A student who registers for a course for which he/she lacks the necessary prerequisite course(s) and/or the prerequisite grade requirement will be required to drop the course. A student who is told to drop a course and is still enrolled by the deadline set each semester will be administratively dropped by the department. If a student is administratively dropped from a course, the student is responsible for all financial obligations associated with the drop. An administrative drop may adversely impact (including, but not limited to): health insurance benefits, financial aid, athletic eligibility, INS status, veterans' benefits, and eligibility to participate in extracurricular activities.