NRE Curriculum Conversion

Assumptions

  • The new curriculum refers to the 2006 - 2007 NRE Curriculum.
  • The old curriculum refers to the 2004 - 2006 NRE Curriculum and earlier.
  • The new curriculum is available to all students who will be taking classes and graduating Summer 2006 and later. If you graduate Spring 2006 or before, you cannot use the new curriculum to graduate.
  • You may continue to use the old curriculum if you started taking classes at Georgia Tech before Summer 2006. However, ECE 3301 will probably only be offered until Spring 2006, so if you are going to graduate under the old curriculum, you must take this class before Spring 2006.
  • If you graduate after Spring 2006, but are not taking classes after Spring 2006, you cannot use the new curriculum to graduate.
  • If you have started under the old curriculum and want to move to the new curriculum, you can substitute classes per the substitution tables. Please see the Substitutions section for further details.

Curriculum Changes

  • Both curricula require 126 credit hours.
  • Below are the detailed changes. This table only summarized the changes which are being made from the old curriculum to the new curriculum.

     

    ClassOld Curriculum
    ('99 thru Spring '06)
    New Curriculum
    (beginning Summer '06)
    ECE 3301 (2 hrs)RequiredReplaced by ECE 3025 (3 hrs)
    ME 2211 (3 hrs)RequiredReplaced by COE 2001 (2 hrs)
    ME 3201 (3 hrs)RequiredReplaced by COE 3001 (3 hrs)

Substitutions

The table below reviews all of the allowable substitutions into the new curriculum. For example, if you started under the old curriculum and want to change to the new curriculum but have already taken ME 2211, then use the chart below to see that you will get credit for COE 2001 in the new curriculum.

You may substituteFor the required
ME 2211 (3)COE 2001 (2) + Technical Elective (1)
ME 3201 (3)COE 3001 (3)**
ECE 3301 (2)Technical Elective (2)
ECE 3301 (2) + Technical Elective (1)ECE 3025 (3)
** If you have taken ME 3201, you can not take the ME elective ME 42XX Mechanical Behavior of Materials.

The table below shows the substitutions allowed if you choose to graduate under the old curriculum.

You may substituteFor the required
COE 3001 (3)ME 3201 (3)
COE 2001 (2) + Technical Elective (1)ME 2211 (3)
ECE 3025 (3)ECE 3301 (2) + Technical Elective (1)
* Students can graduate under any curriculum in effect while they have been enrolled.

Other New Curriculum Requirements

  • No pass/fail hours allowed in the new curriculum.
  • NRE GPA must be 2.0 or greater for graduation.
  • Overall GPA must be 2.0 or greater for graduation.
  • All classes must be passed with a D or better except for MATH 1501, MATH 1502, MATH 1522 (transfer students only), MATH 2401, MATH 2403 and MATH/ISYE 3770. These listed classes must be passed with a C or better.
  • There are no specific level restrictions for the social science or humanities electives.
  • Technical electives must be any 3000 level course or above offered in the College of Engineering, College of Computing or College of Science, excluding Applied Physiology (APPH) and Psychology (PSYC) classes. These courses cannot substantially overlap any undergraduate course which you intend to use towards your BSNRE.