Academic Policies - Engineering Technology Programs
Students in the College of Engineering are subject to the general regulations that apply to all students enrolled in The University of Toledo. Refer to the General Section Academic Policies section of this catalog. In addition, certain regulations apply only to those who are enrolled in the College of Engineering. These are described below.
General Degree Requirements
Toobtain a degree in an undergraduate program, students must have the proper number of credit hours in courses required for the curriculum and also must have a quality point average of at least 2.0 overall (average of C), and at least 2.0 in the student's major. When a course is repeated (see below), only the grade the last time a course was taken is used in the calculation of the major GPA.
Withdrawal Grades: The College of Engineering limits the number of non-penalty W's to five (5). Any W exceeding five will be counted as F for purposes of computing honors, probation, suspension and dismissal. For these purposes only, the GPA will be calculated on the basis of attempted hours (the sum of quality hours and hours of W in excess of the first five courses).
Pass/No Credit Option: Letter grades are assigned for all courses with the exception of those few graded exclusively on a pass/no credit (P/NC) basis. Engineering Technology students have the option of electing to take a maximum of two humanities-social science courses on a P/NC basis. Refer to the General Academic Policies section of this catalog for procedures to exercise this option.
Repeated Courses: Students may repeat a course attempted previously in which they received a grade of C-, D+, D, D- or F. If the grade in the repeated course is a C or higher, the student may petition the college in which the course is taught to have the initial grade deleted from the overall GPA calculation. Refer to the General Academic Policies section of this catalog for further information. Courses in which the student received a grade of C or better may not be repeated either for credit or for the purpose of raising the GPA or the GPA in the major area.
All engineering technology programs offer a two-year associate's degree curriculum while three of the four have curricula that lead to a four-year bachelor's degree.
University Core Curriculum
All Engineering Technology degree candidates are required to complete the General Education Core Curriculum requirements of the University. This will satisfy the humanities/social sciences/multicultural requirement in the College of Engineering. Please refer to the General Section of this catalog for additional information.
For B.E.T. degree students, in addition to the University Core Curriculum, all degree candidates must complete the following courses: ENGT 1000 Introduction to Engineering Technology ENGT 1050 Computers for Engineering Technology ENGL 2950 Science and Technical Report Writing ENGT 4050 Senior Technology Capstone
Required Academic Performance
All students are expected to maintain at least a 2.0 cumulative GPA. If a student achieves less than a 2.0 grade point average the first semester, he/she is expected to make marked advancement in subsequent semesters in order to achieve a 2.0 overall GPA and a minimum 2.0 GPA in engineering, science and math courses by the end of the first 50 hours of attempted work. Anything less will lead to suspension or dismissal according to the policy outlined below. After 100 hours have been attempted, students should formulate plans for completion of the program and obtain the necessary approval of the program chairperson. Preparation of the final two-semester schedule should be completed to assure that the degree requirements will be met. At this time, application for the degree should be made at the Registrar's Office. This application must be filed no later than the second week of the candidate's final semester and is good for that semester only.
Probation, Suspension, Readmission and Dismissal
After each semester, each student's progress is reviewed. Students who do not meet the minimum academic achievement level will be placed on probation or, if already on probation, may be suspended or dismissed from the college according to the following rules:
(1) A student whose cumulative GPA is less than 2.0 will be placed on probation. In successive semesters, a student may remain in school as long as they continue to earn a GPA greater than 2.0 in each term. However, the student will remain on probation as long as the cumulative GPA is below 2.0. A student is removed from probation when the cumulative GPA is above 2.0.
(2) A student earning a 1.5 GPA or less in any semester, regardless of the overall GPA, will be placed on probation.
(1) A student on probation whose cumulative and current semester GPA falls below 2.0 will be subject to suspension from the college for one semester. (Repeated withdrawals and the repetition of courses will be considered in this evaluation.)
(2) Any course taken during the period of suspension will not be credited toward degree requirements in the event the student is readmitted.
(1) Readmission will only be by written petition to the college's Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies. Readmission decisions will be made by the Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies in conjunction with the department to which the student is requesting readmission.
(2) The petition must be typewritten and must be received at least one month prior to the start of the semester the student desires to return.
(1) If readmission is granted, a semester average greater than 2.0 must be earned each term until the cumulative GPA is above 2.0 or the student will be subject to dismissal from the college.
(2) Further consideration of a student's petition for reinstatement only will be given after one year from the date of dismissal.
(3) Any courses taken during the period of dismissal will not be credited toward degree requirements in the event the student is readmitted.
B.E.T. degree students
Registration by the state of Ohio as a Professional Engineer, important for professional practice, requires eight years of experience after graduation as an engineering technologist. However, the first step is applying for and taking the Fundamentals of Engineering Examination (F.E. examination),
formerly known as the Engineer-in-Training (EIT) exam. Engineering Technology students may apply to take the exam prior to graduation, but must have graduated at the time the exam is taken. The exam is generally given in April and October of each year. However, application deadlines are several months earlier. The test should be taken near the date of graduation.
Fundamentals of Engineering Examination
The Fundamentals of Engineering Examination is given on-campus during a Saturday in April. Applications should be filed with the board in Columbus at least 75 days prior to the April examination date and at least 60 days prior to the October examination date. Further information is available in the Office of the Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies, or from the Secretary of the Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Surveyors, 77 S. High St., Columbus, OH 43266-0314.