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ENR1 Status of Students

ENR1.1 Categories of Students

ENR1.1.1 The categories of students are: (1) regular students, (2) special students, (3) limited status students as defined in the Manual of the Academic Senate, Regulations 310, 312, 314, 650.

ENR2 Registration and Course Work

ENR2.1 Faculty Advisors

ENR2.1.1 Each academic department in the College of Engineering will assign one faculty member to be the Undergraduate Faculty Advisor. This faculty member will serve as a contact point in the student's area of interest. In addition, this faculty member will participate on the Undergraduate Education Committee, and will be responsible for communicating to continuing students in an annual forum. (En 21 Nov 02)

ENR2.2 Student Responsibility (En 21 Nov 02)

ENR2.2.1 Students should plan their program of studies carefully in consultation with an academic advisor. It is the student's responsibility to make sure that all of the requirements for graduation are met and to attend the Undergraduate Faculty Advisor's annual forum. (Am 21 Nov 02)

ENR2.2.2 Students are responsible for obtaining their grades, for selecting an appropriate collection of courses, and for confirming their enrollment by relevant deadlines. (En 21 Nov 02)

ENR2.2.3 Students are required to attend class meetings. Students who do not attend in accordance with any published requirement in the Schedule of Classesor a course syllabus may be dropped from the course. (En 21 Nov 02)

ENR2.3 Enrollment Regulations (Am 21 Nov 02)

ENR2.3.1 Each quarter, students will secure enrollment in each of their courses by the deadlines and methods published in the Schedule of Classes. Changes in enrollment after the published deadlines require the approval of the Associate Dean of the college. Course schedules of fewer than 12 units must have the approval of the Associate Dean of the college. (Am 21 Nov 02)

ENR2.3.2 Students on Probation or Subject to Dismissal status are required to consult with an academic advisor prior to the third week of each quarter in which they are in academic difficulty. A student on Probation or Subject to Dismissal may not enroll in more than 13 units without the approval of the Associate Dean of the college. (En 21 Nov 02)

ENR2.3.3 Students who have not met the Subject A requirement are required to enroll in a basic writing or qualifier course, as determined by their placement, during their first quarter of residency. (AM 21 Nov 02) (AM 21 Nov 02)

ENR2.3.4 With the approval of the Associate Dean, students may withdraw from the University at any time prior to the end of instruction. (AM 21 Nov 02)

ENR2.3.5 Any changes in a student's course schedule not covered by the above regulations must have the approval of the Associate Dean. (Am 21 Nov 02)

ENR2.4 Major Requirements

ENR2.4.1 The College of Engineering has approved majors in Bioengineering, Business Informatics, Chemical Engineering ( Biochemical, Bioengineering, Chemical and Nanotechnology options), Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Environmental Engineering (Air Pollution Control Technology and Water pollution Control Technology options), Mechanical Engineering (Design and Manufacturing, Energy and Environment, General Mechanical Engineering, and Mechanical of Materials and Structures concentrations), and Material Sciences and Engineering. (Am 11 Nov 93)(Am 25 May 00) (Am 25 May 2010)

ENR2.4.2 A major shall consist of not fewer than 50 upper division units.

ENR2.4.3 Not more than 9 units of courses in the 190-199 series may be counted in fulfilling the upper division units needed for the major. (Am 11 Nov 93)

ENR2.4.4 The College of Engineering will not allow simultaneous enrollment in more than one degree program. A student may be considered for a second Baccalaureate only upon completion of degree requirements in his/her first degree, providing he/she meets the spirit of Regulation 650 of the Academic Senate, Candidacy for a Second Bachelor's Degree. (Am 25 May 00)

ENR2.4.5 A student in good standing may elect to take a second major within the College of Engineering. A declaration of a second major must be signed by the Dean of the college and filed by the student with the Dean's office. A course used to satisfy the requirements for one major may be used to fulfill the requirements for a second major as well. However, of the required upper division units, a minimum of 24 must be unique to each major. (Am 25 May 00)

ENR2.4.6 A student registered in the College of Engineering, and in good standing, may elect a second major in another college. A declaration of such second major must be signed by the Deans of both colleges and filed by the student with the primary college. A student will meet requirements of both primary and secondary majors and the college requirements of the primary major if they are both in the same baccalaureate class. If the two majors lead to different degree designations (B.S. and B. A.), that fact will be noted on the transcript, but only one diploma indicating both degree designations will be issued upon successful completion of such a double major program. Furthermore, if the double major is a mixed B.S./B.A., the college requirements for both majors must be met. A course used to satisfy the requirements for one major may be used to fulfill the requirements for a second major as well. However, of the required upper division units, a minimum of 24 must be unique to each major. (Am 25 May 00)

ENR2.4.7 A student who has declared a double major may graduate in one major upon the completion of all requirements for that major, but may not continue in the University for completion of the second major. (En 25 May 00)

ENR2.4.8 A student in good standing may request transfer from one major to another by filing a petition of change with the Dean's office. (Am 25 May 00)

ENR2.4.9 A grade point average of at least 2.00 in upper division courses taken in the field of the major is a graduation requirement. (Ed 25 May 00)

ENR2.5 Credit by Examination

ENR2.5.1 A student who wishes to have the privilege of examination for degree credit must be in residence and not on academic probation.

ENR2.5.2 Arrangements for examination for degree credit must be made in advance with the student's Faculty adviser. The approval of the Faculty adviser, the Dean of the college, and that of the instructor who is appointed to give the examination, are necessary before the examination can be given.

ENR2.5.3 The results of all examinations for degree credit are entered on the student's record in the same manner as for regular courses of instruction.

ENR2.6 Undergraduate Credit for Graduate Courses

ENR2.6.1 An upper division student who has a grade point average of at least 3.00 in all courses taken in the University may take a graduate course for undergraduate credit with the permission of the Faculty advisor and the instructor concerned.

ENR2.7 Enrollment on a Satisfactory/No Credit (S/NC) Basis

ENR2.7.1 A student in good standing may enroll and receive credit for courses graded S. However, the S/NC grading system cannot be used for any course that is used to fulfill major or breadth requirements, except for any required course which is restricted to S/NC grading and up to eight units of courses in the Humanities and Social Sciences. Exceptions to this policy may be granted, upon petition, by the student's adviser and the Dean. (Am 25 May 95) (Am 28 May 98)

ENR2.7.2 A student may change from letter grading in a course to (S/NC), or vice versa, until the end of the eighth week of instruction.

ENR2.8 Enrollment in Honors Section (EN 31 May 01)

ENR2.8.1 An Honors section offering of any course will be granted credit equal to that of a regular offering of the course.

ENR3 Degree Requirements

ENR3.1 General Requirements

ENR3.1.1 A minimum of 180 units of academic work is required for graduation. No more than 6 units physical education activity may be counted toward the requirement. After having credit for 216 units, a student will not be permitted to continue, except in cases approved by the Dean, in which specific academic or professional reasons are involved. (Am 25 May 00)

ENR3.1.2 A grade point average of at least 2.00 in all courses taken in the University of California is required for graduation.

ENR3.1.3 Concurrent enrollment in any course offered by University Extension or at any other institution is permitted only with prior approval of the Dean of the college.

ENR3.1.4 Thirty-five of the final 45 units completed by each student prior to receiving the Baccalaureate Degree must be earned in residence. The minimum residence at the University of California required for a degree is three quarters. One of these may be completed in summer session on the Riverside campus provided the student carries at least 8 units in a summer session, unless a reduced load is approved by the Dean of the college. Courses completed through the concurrent enrollment program of University Extension are not considered work in residence. (Am 25 May 00)

ENR3.1.5 Each student must declare candidacy for the Bachelor's Degree with the Dean's office at the beginning of the senior year and again at the beginning of the final quarter.

ENR3.1.6 Honors with the Bachelor's Degree are awarded to students who complete with distinction the work of the junior and senior years. Policies are determined by the college committee on honors and scholarships.

ENR3.2 Subject Requirements for the Bachelor of Science Degree

ENR3.2.1 English Composition: Students must demonstrate adequate proficiency in English Composition by completing a one-year sequence of college-level instruction in English Composition with an average grade of C or better and no grade lower than C-minus. UCR's sequence is ENGL 001A, ENGL 001B, and either ENGL 001C or ENGLS 001SC. Transfer students who have credit for one semester of English Composition from another institution are required to take two additional quarters, i.e., ENGL 001B and either ENGL001C or ENGL 01SC. Students have the option of using a score of 3 on the College Board Advanced Placement Test in English to satisfy ENGL 001A; they must complete ENGL 001B and either ENGLS 001C or ENGL 001SC. Students with a score of 4 or 5 on the College Board Advanced Placement Test in English have satisfied ENGL 001A and ENGL 001B; they must complete ENGL 001C or ENGL 01SC. (Am 31 May 01)(Am 22 Nov 05)

ENR3.2.2 Humanities: three courses, as specified by {{bylaw|r|6.3|R6.03}} for the B.S. degree. (Am 11 Nov 93)(Am 25 May 95) (Am 25 May 00)

ENR3.2.3 Social Sciences: three courses as specified by {{bylaw|r|6.4|R6.04}} for the B.S. degree. (Am 25 May 95) (Am 25 May 00)

ENR3.2.4 In order to provide depth in satisfying breadth in the humanities and social sciences, at least two of the courses must be upper division, and at least two courses, one of which is upper division, must be from the same subject area. (En 11 Nov 93)

ENR3.2.5 Natural Sciences and Mathematics: five courses, as specified in {{bylaw|r|6.2|R6.02}}. . (Renumbered & Am 11 Nov 93)(Am 25 May 95) (Renumbered & Am 25 May 00)

ENR3.2.6 Ethnicity: One course as specified in R6.05, R6.05.01, and R6.05. (En 25 May 95)(Renumbered & Am 25 May 00)

ENR3.2.7 The executive committee, in consultation with the faculty, is responsible for the determining which courses may be used to satisfy the requirements of ENR03.02.02, 3.02.03, 3.02.04, 3.02.05, and 3.02.06. (Renumbered & Am 25 May 00)

ENR3.2.8 Internships and independent study courses may not be used to satisfy College subject requirements. (En 25 May 95) (Renumbered & Am 25 May 00)

ENR3.2.9 In accordance with Division Regulation 6.08, any one course in ENR3.02.02, 3.02.03, 3.02.04, 3.02.05, and 3.02.06 is defined to be a block of instruction that carries four or more units of credit. (En 25 May 95) (Am 25 May 00)

ENR3.3 Academic Minors (En 28 May 98)

ENR3.3.1 A disciplinary minor is a set of courses focused on an academic discipline proposed by a department or program and approved by the Executive Committee, the Faculty, the Committee on Educational Policy and the Academic Senate. (En 28 May 98)

ENR3.3.2 An interdisciplinary minor is a set of courses focused on an interdisciplinary thematic area, proposed by more than one department or program and approved by the Executive Committee, the Faculty, the Committee on Educational Policy and the Academic Senate. Each interdisciplinary minor is to be supervised by a representative committee of at least three Faculty members, one designated as Chair. (En 28 May 98)

ENR3.3.3 A minor shall consist of not fewer than 20 nor more than 28 units of organized upper division courses. No more than 4 (four) units of 190-199 courses may be used in fulfilling the upper division unit requirement for a minor. Overlap may occur between the upper-division course requirements of the major and the minor only to the extent permitted by the department, program, or interdisciplinary committee offering the minor, or the college of the minor. (En 28 May 98)(Am 31 May 01)

ENR3.3.4 Courses used, or prerequisite to those used, in fulfilling the minor may be taken on an S/NC basis only on approval of the Dean. (En 28 May 98)

ENR3.3.5 The department, program, or interdisciplinary committee offering the minor is responsible for student and administrative issues pertaining to the minor. (En 28 May 98)

ENR3.3.6 Students must file a declaration of a minor at least two quarters before graduation and must be in good academic standing at the time of filing. A minor requires the signature of the department Chair or Chair of the Faculty committee which supervises the minor and the signature of the Dean of the college. (En 28 May 98)

ENR3.3.7 A grade point average of at least 2.00 in upper division courses in the field of the minor is a graduation requirement. When all other requirements for graduation have been met, the student will be graduated without the minor if the minimum GPA in the minor field has not been met. (En 28 May 98)


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