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ECE Undergraduate Policies

Auditing Courses

Students are allowed to audit electrical and computer engineering courses. Audited courses do not count towards degree requirements.  Audited courses cannot be changed to graded courses part way through the semester.

Challenging Courses

The ECE Department is developing a new policy regarding the challenge of courses.  Course challenge requests are not being accepted for consideration at this time.

Credit for Prior Learning

The ECE Department does not currently offer credit for prior learning.

ENGL 202 Technical Communication

For all students who have completed an AAS or BAS in an Applied Technology field, APPACAD 221 will be accepted as satisfying the BSEE requirement for ENGL 202 Technical Communication.

ENGR 120 Waivers

A new policy has been adopted by the College of Engineering regarding ENGR 120 waivers. View the Guidelines for COEN Advisors and Students proposing to Substitute or Waive ENGR 120.

Independent Study

Independent study is designed to complement your learning and cannot be used to complete requirements for a regularly-offered course or as a substitute for degree requirements.  You may not use independent study to improve a grade you received in a class. Also, note that a total of three (3) credits from ECE 493 Internship and/or ECE 496 Independent Study may be counted towards your degree.  These credits may only be applied to technical elective requirements and not to ECE elective requirements.   ECE 496 is graded with a letter grade (A, B, C, D, or F).

Internships

The ECE Department is very supportive of internships and encourages all students to participate.   The ECE Department also has high expectations for students completing an internship.  Read the Department’s Internship Policy for reporting requirements and other important information.  Note that a total of three (3) credits from ECE 493 Internship and/or ECE 496 Independent Study may be counted towards your degree.  These credits may only be applied to technical elective requirements and not to ECE elective requirements.  ECE 493 is graded pass/fail.

Students register for internship under an ECE faculty advisor. The student is responsible for sending weekly status updates to that professor and at the end of the internship must submit a summary report. See http://coen.boisestate.edu/ece/files/2011/07/Internship-Policy.pdf-Adobe-Acrobat-Pro.pdf for details.

Once you have obtained an internship position and are ready to register for internship credit, you must complete the steps below:

  • Access the Internship Application for Academic Credit found online at the Boise State Career Center’s website.  Click on the button on the left hand side where it says: Internship Application for Academic Credit.
  • Log in using your Boise State username and password.
  • To create your application, hit the plus (+) sign next to Internship Application for Academic Credit on the left hand side of the page. Click on the option Create an Application
  • Enter all required information (fields with * are required)
  • Then  hit SUBMIT (if you do not have all the information you can hit SAVE and come back to it at another time; remember it is not submitted until you hit SUBMIT)
  • Once submitted, the application will be routed to the department internship coordinator for approval – he/she will get an email notification asking them to approve your internship
  • Once approved by department internship coordinator, it will then be routed to your organization supervisor for approval via email
  • Once approved by the organization supervisor, it will be routed via email to the Registrar’s Office and the approved internship course will be added to your class schedule in my.Boisestate.
  • PLEASE NOTE:   you will not be registered for your internship course until your department internship coordinator and organization supervisor approve your internship application

Transfer Credits – Undergraduate

Only credits earned from an ABET accredited EE (electrical engineering), ECE, or CompE (computer engineering) program can be counted towards ECE courses at BoiseState and only with the approval of the department chair and student’s advisor. For example, credits earned in an ABET-accredited EET (Electrical Engineering Technology) program cannot be counted towards the ECE courses required for the BSEE degree at BoiseState.  Read more about transfer process and requirements in the ECE Department.