First Year Engineering

In the summer prior to fall classes, students are required to attend New Student Orientation, two important days that launch the activities of the first year and begin the students' transition to college life. At orientation, each prospective engineering student registers for classes in a common first year, which includes two engineering-specific classes, E 101 - Introduction to Engineering and E 115 - Introduction to Computing Environments. Of course, the student's course schedule can vary depending on placement scores and other preparatory work accomplished.

When the fall semester begins, students attend a College Welcome event featuring talks by the Dean of Engineering and a distinguished graduate. Another important event for students in their first year is the annual Freshman Engineering Design Day, an exciting day of E 101 project team demonstrations.

All students in the First Year Engineering Program are assigned an academic advisor based on their intended major. When students complete the program, they are expected to go through a change of degree application (CODA)* to apply to major in one of the 18 engineering degree programs.

*Note: The Change of Degree Application was formerly called the Change of Degree Audit. The acronym is still CODA.

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Office of Academic Affairs

118 and 120 Page Hall
Campus Box 7904
College of Engineering
North Carolina State University
Raleigh, NC 27695-7904
Phone: (919) 515-3263
Fax: (919) 515-8702