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Second-Year ECE Preregistration July 2015
We wish to welcome you to the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and applauded your choice of discipline! Here is some information to assist you in the preregistration process which will begin in July as dictated by your “enrollment period” on solus.
The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering has prepared a valuable resource for students, namely a collection of detailed undergraduate course summaries and an outline of courses taken in each year. Students in second year are strongly encouraged to consult the summaries for each of the core courses. Being well-informed about the contents and objectives of each course, as well as how second-year courses form the basis for the remainder of the curriculum.
It is important to complete all second-year courses successfully to avoid future difficulties. Future academic challenges result from not having a solid grasp of fundamental material. Logistical problems may also include: missing prerequisites, having to apply for supplemental examinations (with a fee), and dealing with timetable conflicts between second-year courses that must be repeated and new third-year courses. By attending lectures and by working diligently, students can significantly increase the likelihood of academic success. In-particular, devoting adequate time and attention to ELEC221 is essential because any disruption in the sequence of ELEC221 to ELEC252 will carry over to third year, where the second electronics course ELEC353 has ELEC252 as a prerequisite. ELEC 221 and ELEC 271 are two extremely pivotal courses of the EE and CE program, it is highly advised that students pay extra attention to these two courses. Please review the list of responsibilities of undergraduate students that has been prepared to ensure, among other things, that students understand their academic obligations.
Students should also note several other sequences of courses that extend from second year through third year and into fourth year. For example, MATH235 is also a prerequisite for the signals and systems courses ELEC323/324 in third year, and ELEC323/324 are critical prerequisites for the elective courses in signal processing ELEC421/422. Similarly, ELEC271 is a prerequisite for ELEC274, and both are prerequisites for ELEC371 in third year, ultimately leading to the ELEC470 elective in fourth year. Any disruption to these and other similar sequences of courses will also have undesirable consequences and possibly delay completion of the program by at least a year. To view all such dependencies, consult the diagram of prerequisites that is found with the detailed undergraduate course summaries.
The timetable will be released around 22 June 2015 and you will be able to see the course offerings and timings. Students will be block loaded into the core courses for all years between 22 June and 13 July 2015.
You may notice that the Program Planner on solus is indicating that you have a course(s) listed as incomplete… there are known problems with the planner on solus, therefore, if you know that you have successfully completed that particular course(s) you may disregard the message on solus (I do a manual check for degree requirements on a spreadsheet which I keep on file for each student).
If you are looking for advisement on the program, you can speak with me, the 2nd year advisor is Dr. Bakshai and/or Dr. A. Afsahi, ECE Undergrad Chair.
As a 2nd year student you do not need to do anything other than check that the appropriate courses have been added to your schedule and add a course to take as your complementary studies elective (CS)
This is part of your “Arts elective” requirement as an ECE student, 2 courses or 6 credits must be taken from List A – HSS category and the remaining course or 3 credits can be taken from List A, B, C, or D http://engineering.queensu.ca/Calendar/CurrentYear/Complementary_Studies.html
**Alternatively** Complementary Studies (CS) may be taken at any point from Queen’s or another university, during class, as correspondence or online… as long as the above requirement is completed prior to graduation you may do these at any time. If taking your CS off campus, please ensure that you complete and submit a Course Substitution form prior to taking the course, this will ensure that you get credit for the course(s) taken elsewhere http://engineering.queensu.ca/Current-Students/Registration-Guide/Academic-Regulation-Requests-Waivers-and-Appeals.html#Requests
Updated by Patty Jordan June 2015