All students enrolled in MAE courses or admitted to an MAE program are expected to meet prerequisite and performance standards, i.e., students may not enroll in any MAE courses or courses in another department which are required for the major prior to having satisfied prerequisite courses with a C- or better. (The department does not consider D or F grades as adequate preparation for subsequent material.) Furthermore, the majority of MAE courses have enrollment restrictions which give priority to or are open only to declared engineering students and/or to students who have been admitted to an MAE major. Where these restrictions apply, the registrar will not enroll other students except by department stamp on class enrollment cards. The department expects that students will adhere to these policies of their own volition and enroll in courses accordingly. Students are advised that they may be dropped at any time from course rosters if prerequisites and/or performance standards have not been met.
MAE students will not graduate with more than one D grade in any course within their major. This includes the required math, physics and chemistry courses.
While most lower-division courses are offered more than once each year, many upper-division courses are offered only once per year, and courses are scheduled to be consistent with the curricula as shown in the grids. When possible, the department does offer selected large enrollment courses more than once each year. A tentative schedule of course offerings is available from the department each spring for the following academic year.