First-Year Experience

All first-year W.S. Lee College of Engineering students are advised in the Office of Student Development and Success until they complete the first-year curriculum and are moved to their academic department. Academic Advisors are available to meet with students during office hours and by appointment.

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Pre-registration advising information
Change of major advising
Progression policy and information

Freshmen will take at least one of the following four courses:

Engineering Freshman Learning Community Seminar (ENGR 0600)

This course is required for all Freshman Learning Community (FLC) residents. The FLC has three goals: build community with students, faculty, and engineering professionals; learn about the engineering disciplines; and learn how to be a successful engineering student. The FLC hosts a variety of academic and professional development experiences through workshops, site visits, and other activities.

Registration in the seminar course ensures students have a common day and time reserved in their schedule to participate in these activities.

Engineering Pathways (ENGR 1100)

For: Any first-year Engineering Technology and Construction Management majors who do not place into College Algebra or a higher-level math course, and any first-year Engineering major who does not place into Calculus I or a higher-level math course.

  • Explore all the engineering disciplines offered at UNC Charlotte, learn about career opportunities, and critically analyze your career goals.
  • Get a sneak peek at the academic and professional skills that you’ll acquire as an engineering student, then dive right into learning engineering design skills that you’ll use through your senior year.
  • Learn about campus resources, college culture, and student and professional organizations.

Introduction Courses

  • Explore the various disciplines within the fields and of engineering and engineering technology.
  • Begin to learn what it means to be a “professional.”
  • Learn to demonstrate creative problem-solving and design skills by building your solutions and testing them against specifications.
  • Use the power and synergy of teams to accomplish challenging goals and objectives.
  • Effectively communicate your thoughts and sell your ideas to others, both in writing and orally.
  • Develop strategies for personal, academic and professional growth and success.
Introduction to Engineering (ENGR 1201)

For: Any engineering majors who place into Calculus I or a higher-level math course will enroll in ENGR 1201 in their first semester, and non-engineering students wanting to change to one of these majors.

Authorization Request Form to receive permission to enroll in the course.

Introduction to Engineering Technology (ETGR 1201)

For: First-year engineering technology, construction management and fire safety students, and non-engineering students wanting to change to one of these majors.

Authorization Request Form to receive permission to enroll in the course.