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Academic Policies

Engineering Students (Biomedical, Civil, Computer, Electrical, Eng. Science, Mechanical)

A student may repeat any course without seeking approval. However, if a student wishes to repeat a course more than once, permission must be obtained from the chair of the department or coordinator of the program of study and, if appropriate, the chair of the department offering the course. Permission to repeat a major course more than once will be granted only in cases of extreme extenuating circumstances, e.g., illness, financial, etc. When an engineering course is repeated, only the most recent earned grade is counted in the grade point average, although all grades earned will appear on the student’s transcript.
Seniors pursuing bachelor of science degrees in an engineering major are required to take the Fundamentals of Engineering Examination for the Professional Engineer’s License.
Given the nature of the engineering curricula, it is extremely important to follow the recommended course sequence. Violations of this guideline may result in dismissal from the engineering majors.

Program Entrance, Retention, and Exit Standards
Every major program at the College has set standards for allowing students to remain in that program, to transfer within the College from one program to another, and to graduate from a program. The following are the standards for engineering majors. Minimum grades are noted in parentheses.

  • Retention in the engineering programs is based on the following performance standards in these “critical content courses”: PHY 201 (C–); PHY 202 (C–), MATH 128 (C-). A student who does not achieve these minimum performance standards, earns a grade of F, and/or has an in-major cummulative GPA of less than 2.0 will be placed on the Engineering Programs Retention List. Placement on the Retention List for two consecutive semesters or three non-consecutive semesters will result in dismissal from the major. Students dismissed from the major may appeal for re-entry into the major.
  • To ensure academic success, first year, sophomore, and first-semester junior students will not be permitted to take more than 4.5 course units unless they have a GPA of 2.75 or greater. Upper class students can register for 5.5 course units if they are in good academic standing.
  • Entrance (internal transfer) into the engineering programs from another program within the College is based upon the following performance standards in these “foundation courses”: PHY 201 (C–); PHY 202 (C–), MATH 128 (C-). Internal transfer within engineering programs will be permitted as long as enrollment limits are not exceeded.
  • Graduation requires an in-major cummulative GPA of 2.0

 

Education Students (Technology Education & M/S/T Major)

A student may repeat any course without seeking approval. However, if a student wishes to repeat a course more than once, permission must be obtained from the chair of the department or coordinator of the program of study and, if appropriate, the chair of the department offering the course. Permission to repeat a major course more than once will be granted only in cases of extreme extenuating circumstances, e.g., illness, financial, etc.

Program Entrance, Retention, and Graduation Standards
Every major program at the College has set standards for allowing students to remain in that program, to transfer within the College from one program to another, and to graduate from a program. The following are the standards for programs in technological studies. Minimum grades are noted in parentheses:

  • Retention in the technology education major is based on the following performance standards in these “critical content courses”: ETE 261/Multimedia Design (C+); and TED 280/Introduction to Teaching Technology Education (C+).
  • Transfer to the technology education major from another program within the College is based upon the following performance standards in these “foundation courses”: ETE 261/Multimedia Design (C+); and TED 280/Introduction to Teaching Technology Education (C+).
  • Retention in the M/S/T major is based on the following performance standards in these “critical content courses”: ETE 261/Multimedia Design (C+); and

    o ELST and DHST—ELE 201/RAL221 (C+) or
    o ECST—ECE 102/202 (C+) or
    o SEST—WRI 102/SPE 103/FSP (B)

  • Transfer to the M/S/T major from another program within the College is based upon the following performance standards in these “foundation courses”: ETE 261/Multimedia Design (C+); and

    o ELST and DHST—ELE 201/RAL221 (C+) or
    o ECST—ECE 102/202 (C+) or
    o SEST—WRI 102/SPE 103/FSP (B)

Technology Education (ETTC) or M/S/T (ELST/ECST/DHST/SEST) Majors
Candidates for a teacher-education certificate must have a 2.75 cumulative grade point average to successfully complete their teacher education program. They also must meet the state hygiene/physiology requirement and pass the appropriate PRAXIS examination before the New Jersey State Department of Education will issue the appropriate certificate. MST graduates will be able to qualify for a middle school endorsement. Teacher-education candidates will receive a “certificate of eligibility with advanced standing” which requires a candidate to be provisionally certified for his or her first year of teaching. After one year of successful teaching, the candidate is eligible for a permanent certificate. Students should consult with their departmental advisers in planning their academic program. These plans should take into account requirements for the major, general education, professional courses, and state certification.

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