Lower Division Engineering Advising
All students are advised for the first time orientation through a 1-on-1 advising session with a Program Advisor. During this time, all students entering the College of Engineering are classified as Lower Division Engineering until the beginning of the semester and will continue to receive support from the same Program Advisor.
Students are classified as Lower Division Engineering if enrolled in MATH 1508 or MATH 0311. All Lower Division Engineering majors (i.e., LDAE, LDCE, LDCEM, LDCS, LDEE, LDEL, LDISE, LDME and LDMT) should contact Engineering Edge Center for their advising needs.
Students enrolled in or who have credit for MATH 1411 (Calculus I) are classified as Engineering Majors (i.e., AEAE, CE, CEM, CS, EE, EL, ISE, ME or MME).
Advising Every Semester
Students should always plan and prepare for their advising sessions regardless if they are Lower Division or in their departments. In general, advising occurs twice a year:
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Lower Division Engineering students with a GPA ≥ 2.0 should follow these steps before registering for classes:
Complete the 3 Lower Division Engineering Module quizzes on Blackboard with an 80 or above.
Schedule a 1-on-1 advising appointment with their Program Advisor at the Engineering Edge Center by clicking on your major below or on the Engineering Edge Center homepage. Engineering Edge Center homepage: https://www.utep.edu/engineering/eec/index.html
- Attend the advising appointment and advising hold will be removed.
LDENGR 1-on-1 advising appointment links for each Program Advisor according to the major are below:
- Lower Division Aerospace and Aeronautical Engineering
- Lower Division Civil Engineering
- Lower Division Construction Engineering Management
- Lower Division Computer Science
- Lower Division Electrical Engineering
- Lower Division Engineering Innovation and Leadership
- Lower Division Industrial and Systems Engineering
- Lower Division Mechanical Engineering
- Lower Division Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
Students Currently Taking MATH 1411 (Calculus 1) or already in their Departments should visit their departments for the most up to date advising process. See FAQ for the exact contact information.
Programs Advisors aim to advise students in the highest and most appropriate math course when entering the College of Engineering. Placement is determined initially by a variety of exam scores and course credit.
Lower Division Engineering Modules are online and should be completed prior to the 1-on-1 advising appointment with their Program Advisor. Modules are available on Blackboard:
If a student does not have access to the Blackboard shell, please contact email@example.com.
What is the Engineering Edge Center (EEC)?
It is a resource dedicated to support and service all College of Engineering students with the crucial transitions during their college career. These transitions include attending orientation and getting advised, finding support to engage in UTEP Edge experiences or information about graduate school. The UTEP Edge experiences include conducting research as an undergraduate student, joining a student organization, and obtaining an internship to name a few. The EEC is located on the 2nd floor of the Engineering Building Room E-201B.
How do I pick a major?
There are several recommendations:
- Interview faculty in the majors you are interested in;
- Interview professional engineers; email EngrEdge@utep.edu to get more information on your degree;
- Visit the University Career Center Mining Majors page and/or
- Research how STEM majors convert to jobs. Visit the US Census infographic.
Do I have a specific advisor? If so, how do I know who it is?
Students classified as Lower Division (LD) Engineering get advised by their Program Advisor in the Engineering Edge Center. All non-LD majors in the College of Engineering are advised by their respective departments.
By when do I need to get advised?
It is recommended to get advised as soon as advising season starts. Advising season start during the months of October (Spring) and March (Summer and Fall). You must get advised to remove the advising hold that will prevent you from registering for the upcoming semester(s).
Do I need to get advised every semester?
Yes. Getting advised every semester keeps you connected with your advisor. Advisors can address questions that you may have regarding courses on your degree plan, internships, UTEP Edge experiences and more.
How do I know if I’m a Lower Division (LD) Engineering student?
Lower Division Engineering (examples: LDAE, LDCE, LDCEM, LDCS, LDEE, LDEL, LDISE, LDME, LDMT) is based on the math you are enrolled in or have credit for. Students enrolled in MATH 1508 or MATH 0311 are classified as Lower Division Engineering majors and should contact Engineering Edge Center for their advising needs. Students who are enrolled in MATH 1411 or higher are able to transfer to their respective department.
How do I change my major?
To change your major, it is recommended that you talk with your advisor prior to requesting the change.
To change your major:
Download and complete the Change of Major Form
- To change your major out of Computer Science, submit the form to Csfrontdesk@utep.edu
- To change your major within/out or into the College of Engineering, submit the form to Sukie Quezada firstname.lastname@example.org
How do I know which classes will transfer from a different college or university?
Student should submit transcript to the Office of Admissions & Recruitment to be evaluated. Transferred courses are evaluated by the department where you are seeking the course substitution. Your advisors will review the courses during orientation, specifically during your 1-on-1 advising session. Courses that transfer to the Core Curriculum require a grade of C or better.
How do I drop a course?
It is recommended that you visit with your advisor first as there may be different options for your specific situation. You can find the course drop form under the Engineering Edge Center website https://www.utep.edu/engineering/eec/index.html under Forms Tab\UTEP Forms\Registration and Drop Forms. Select the form according to when you are dropping the course.
Coordinator of Undergraduate Studies and Academic Affairs
Engineering Building, Rm. E-201M
Engineering Building, Rm. E-201P
Engineering Building, Rm. E-201E
Engineering Building, Rm. E-201F
Career Center Partners
Additional support to the Advising Team includes the services offered by the University Career Center. Students can get dedicated support with developing their resume, enhancing the interview skills and establishing their professional network.
University Career Center
Liaison to the College of Engineering