CE Academic Advising

Advising policy

Computer engineering students see their advisors regularly to discuss academic and career plans and progress. In most terms, CE students must receive their advisors’ clearance before registering; the online registration system enforces this. Beat the registration rush by contacting your advisor early in the quarter. You are welcomed and encouraged to meet with your advisor even in terms when it is not required to discuss your internship search, career goals, etc.

The policy is:

“Sophomore,” etc. are based on credits and are defined in the "Grade Level" section of the "Academic Regulations and Policies" section of the MSOE Undergraduate Catalog.

Remember that you can schedule your advising appointment before you receive your quarterly registration notice from the Registrar, so do not wait until the last week!

You will be able to sign up for an advising appointment starting in week 7. You will be notified of your advisor’s appointment sign-up procedures by the end of week 6.

Semester transition

MSOE transitions to semesters in F’23.

What to have available during the meeting with your advisor


The MSOE Registrar keeps track of the advisor assigned to each student. If you are not sure who your advisor is, you can find out by following these steps.

The CE advisors are Profs. Durant, Livingston, Meier, Rothe, and Varnell. All their offices are located on the 3rd floor of the Library.

Elective Options, Planned Offerings

Follow the link at Registrar’s Registration Resources for

CE Elective Rules, etc.

Closed Sections

After your registration time, you may request entry into a closed section; every effort will be made to arrange a schedule with your on-track courses. Each department has its own policies for handling closed section requests.


Forms for declaring a minor, changing/adding a major, etc., are available on the Registrar’s website.

Two-degree Tracks

Two-degree tracks exist for CE in combination with CS, EE and SE. These tracks are laid out for 5 years, but students have accelerated the course sequence and finished in one or two quarters beyond 4 years. Please see your advisor or program director for more information.

Internship and Job Search Resources

Research and Graduate School Preparation

This MSOE webpage outlines research opportunities for MSOE students including our undergraduate research program in which you work with a faculty member on a project over the course of a year and REUs, which are (usually) summer research experiences sponsored by the National Science Foundation that you can pursue at a variety of universities throughout the US. This website lists several REU and other opportunities. You can also search for REU opportunities at the NSF’s website.