Understanding and negotiating curriculum requirements, course scheduling and deadlines, while carrying a full load of courses can be challenging. The School of Engineering offers many opportunities and services to its undergraduate students. There are various resources for students to navigate their academic requirements, including the KU Academic Catalog, and the School of Engineering Curriculum Guide. Additionally, each department has a handbook to assist students as they move through the major. Additional resources containing relevant information for current students can be accessed on the Academic Resources page.
- 2023-2024 Curriculum Guide
- 2022-2023 Curriculum Guide
- 2021-2022 Curriculum Guide
- 2020-2021 Curriculum Guide
For previous years please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Current KU students enroll for their courses twice per academic year. Enrollment for the Spring term begins in late October, enrollment for the Summer and Fall terms begins in late March. Students planning to enroll will first need to meet with an academic advisor to have their Engineering Advising Hold released.
Students can check online in their Student Services Center to see when their “enrollment appointment” is schedule. First, logon to Enroll & Pay with your online ID and password. Click on the Enrollment Dates link below the Student Center menu. This is the time the Registrar’s Office allows you to log in to Enroll & Pay and enroll in your classes. You can also access hold information that has been placed on your record. Any holds (advising, parking, library, immunization, etc.) will need to be cleared before you will be permitted to enroll. Typically, enrollment for the upcoming Spring semester begins right after Fall Break, and enrollment for upcoming Fall courses is right after Spring Break.
Enrollment appointments are scheduled on a staggered basis based on your level: Generally, seniors are first, then juniors, sophomores, and finally freshman. You have up until the start of the next semester to make changes to your schedule, but remember, classes will fill up quickly.
Engineering Advising Hold (EAH)
The School of Engineering has a mandatory advising policy. This means that you will be required to meet with your assigned advisor each semester before you are allowed to enroll in classes. The School of Engineering requires advising each semester to ensure you stay on track for graduation.
No Drop Hold (DRP)
All Engineering students receive a “No Drop Hold” which prevents them from dropping classes online on Enroll & Pay. The Dean’s Office places this hold on Engineering students to prevent them from rashly dropping a class without speaking to their advisor first. If a student does need to drop a class, they need to visit their advisor and fill out a Schedule Change Form. This form is sent to the Dean's office electronically to be approved. Then, the Registrar's office withdraws the student from the class in question; the “No Drop Hold” remains all semester.
Honor Roll/Dean's List
Engineering students with grade-point averages of 3.75 who have completed at least 14 graded hours are recognized on the honor roll or dean’s list in fall and spring. An Honor Roll notation appears on the transcript. For more information, read the Undergraduate University Regulations for the School of Engineering.
Jayhawk Academic Advising
Your dedicated Engineering academic advisor is part of Jayhawk Academic Advising (JAA). Your advisor assignment is listed in Jayhawk GPS. This is where you will sign up for an advising appointment. For general inquiries, contact email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Undergraduate academic advisors are broken down by major, or program advised. For undecided and pre-engineering students, contact your assigned advisor in Jayhawk GPS. If you know your JAA Engineering academic advisor already, contact information is below. JAA academic advisors also hold drop-in advising hours. Engineering students should scroll down to the Majors section and find information for Engineering.
Students need to review their degree requirements from the KU Catalog before their appointment. You should have a good idea what you think you need to take. Look at the upcoming course offerings online at Schedule of Classes to see what will be offered. If there are time conflicts among classes you need, be prepared to ask about this. Come to the meeting with a list of what you'd like to take, and a list of questions for your academic advisor. You should also take the time to create a Degree Progress Report so that you know what courses you have left to take. Students who come adequately prepared for their advising appointments have better conversations with their academic advisor.
If you are wanting to take a course over the summer at a different institution, you first need to identify the course you want to take and where you want to take it. Then, you’ll want to use KU's credit transfer resources to see if the course is accepted. If an equivalent KU course is listed, it will transfer to KU. If an equivalent KU course is not listed, or if you aren’t sure, contact your academic advisor.
If you want to complete a transfer course during the last 30 credit hours of your degree, you must submit a Request for Exemption to 30 Hour Residency Policy. After you’ve completed the course, you need to have your official transcript (with grade of C or better) sent to KU’s Office of the University Registrar.
Frequently Asked Questions for Advising
You will discuss the courses that you need to take for the upcoming session. In addition, you can ask questions about the field of engineering you are going into, about internships, and any struggles you are having with your current classes.
Students can check online in their Student Services Center to see when their “enrollment appointment” is scheduled. Enrollment times are staggered. Typically the order is by year in school. Seniors first, juniors second, etc.
First, logon to Enroll & Pay with your online ID and password. Click on the Enrollment Dates link below the Student Center menu. This is the time the Registrar’s Office allows you to enroll in your classes in Enroll & Pay. You can also access hold information that has been placed on your record. Any holds (advising, parking, library, immunization, etc.) will need to be cleared before you will be permitted to enroll.
Typically, enrollment for the upcoming Spring semester begins right after Fall Break, and enrollment for upcoming Fall courses is right after Spring Break.
Contact the department offering the course (Math department for MATH, Civil Engineering for CE, etc.). If you have trouble getting the classes you need, visit your advisor.
It is strongly recommended to meet with your advisor before changing your major. After your advising appointment, complete the Change of Engineering Major and Declaration of Concentration Form. Students may also declare a minor with their advisor.
In Jayhawk GPS, you can specify appointment type and add any notes helpful for your academic advisor. This could include discussing graduation, updating your degree plan, adding a minor, etc.
Your engineering department/program's primary office is listed below.
- Aerospace Engineering Department (AE) located at 2120 Learned Hall
- Bioengineering Program located at 1132 Learned Hall
- Chemical & Petroleum Engineering Department (C&PE)located at 4132 Learned Hall
- Civil, Environmental, & Architectural Engineering Department (CEAE) located at 2150 Learned Hall
- Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department (EECS) located at 2001 Eaton Hall
- Engineering Physics Program (EPHX) located at 1082 Malott Hall
- Mechanical Engineering Department (ME) located at 3138 Learned Hall