View in portable document format.

3164


DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

PROPOSED CHANGES TO THE APPLICATION AND ADMISSION PROCESS IN
THE COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING CHAPTER OF
THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 2004-2006


Dean Ben Streetman of the College of Engineering has filed with the secretary of the Faculty Council the following proposed changes to the application and admission process in the College of Engineering chapter in The Undergraduate Catalog, 2004-2006. The faculty of the department and the dean approved the proposed changes on January 30, 2004. The dean submitted the changes to the secretary on February 10, 2004. The secretary has classified this proposal as legislation of exclusive application and primary interest to a single college or school.

The edited proposal was received from the Office of Official Publications on March 10, 2004, and was sent to the Committee on Undergraduate Degree Program Review from the Office of the General Faculty on March 23, 2004. The committee forwarded the proposed changes to the Office of the General Faculty on April 1, 2004, recommending approval. The authority to grant final approval on behalf of the General Faculty resides with the Faculty Council.

If no objection is filed with the Office of the General Faculty by the date specified below, the legislation will be held to have been approved by the Faculty Council. If objection is filed within the prescribed period, the legislation will be presented to the Faculty Council at its next meeting. The objection, with reasons, must be signed by a member of the Faculty Council.

To be counted, a protest must be received in the Office of the General Faculty by noon on April 16, 2004.


<signed>

Sue Alexander Greninger, Secretary
The Faculty Council




This legislation was posted on the Faculty Council Web site (http://www.utexas.edu/faculty/council/) on April 8, 2004. Paper copies are available on request from the Office of the General Faculty, FAC 22, F9500.

3165


PROPOSED CHANGES TO THE APPLICATION AND ADMISSION PROCESS IN
THE COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING CHAPTER OF
THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 2004-2006

On page 125 under the heading ADMISSION AND REGISTRATION, in the College of Engineering chapter of The Undergraduate Catalog, 2002-2004, make the following changes:


Admission and readmission of all students to the University is the responsibility of the director of admissions. All students who wish to major in engineering must be admitted to the University according to the procedures given in General Information. However, enrollment in any engineering degree plan may be limited by the availability of adequate academic resources. Hence, a student may be admitted to the University but denied admission to a specific engineering degree plan. An applicant who is denied admission to an engineering degree plan may seek to enter another major in the College of Engineering or in another college or school. [If the student enters another major, he or she may not apply to transfer to the original engineering degree plan for one calendar year.]


RATIONALE: The student must have 24 hrs in residence to apply for internal transfer hence the calendar year is unnecessary.


REQUIRED AND OPTIONAL PLACEMENT TESTS

To establish appropriate course placement, all new students must take the SAT II Subject Test in Writing and the SAT II Subject Test in Mathematics, either [Level I or] Level IC or Level IIC. Each requirement may also be fulfilled by credit for a specific college-level course or credit earned through the appropriate College Board advanced placement examination. Students are encouraged to take [College Board Achievement Tests] subject tests in their home communities, but these examinations are offered at the University during most orientation periods. [A student who earns an acceptable score on the subject test in writing is eligible to apply for credit for Rhetoric and Composition 306. A student who earns an acceptable score on the subject test in mathematics is eligible to apply for credit for Mathematics 305G.]

[Aerospace engineering majors with a good knowledge of computer programming, however obtained, are encouraged to take the University of Texas at Austin Test for Credit in Aerospace Engineering 201.

The University of Texas at Austin Test for Credit in Chemistry 301 is given in Austin during most of the orientation sessions that precede each semester. Students who feel that their high school studies provide good background in chemistry are strongly encouraged to take the test; it is required for chemical engineering majors who have studied chemistry in high school and do not have credit for Chemistry 301 or the equivalent.
]

Optional placement tests are available in a number of other fields. These tests include the UT Austin Test for Credit in Chemistry (for credit in Chemistry 301), the [University of Texas at] UT Austin Test for Credit in Physics: Mechanics (for credit for Physics 303K and 103M), and the [University of Texas at] UT Austin Test for Credit in Physics: Electricity and Magnetism (for Physics 303L and 103N). More information about these and other placement examinations is [available in General Information and from] published by the Measurement and Evaluation Center at http://www.utexas.edu/academic/mec/index.shtml.


RATIONALE: This information is provided to each new student through Measurement and Evaluation and hence redundant.


ENTRY-LEVEL COURSES IN CHEMISTRY, MATHEMATICS, AND PHYSICS

3166


Students in engineering concentrate on mathematics, chemistry, and physics in the freshman year, building competence for the engineering courses to follow. Entry-level courses in these areas require an adequate background gained from high school work. Any courses a student must take to fulfill prerequisites for the entry-level courses are in addition to those listed in the curricula.

Course prerequisites are given in chapters 2 through 13 under the heading “Courses.” Many are also given in the Course Schedule, which is available before registration. Since prerequisites are subject to change, the student should consult the Course Schedule for current information.

[Students planning to enter the University in the fall who are not qualified to enroll in Mathematics 408C should make every effort to fulfill the prerequisite for that course by taking Mathematics 305G or an equivalent course during the summer. At a minimum, beginning students are expected to be eligible to enroll in Mathematics 305G.]


RATIONALE: Under the new math readiness requirement for admission to engineering, students should be prepared to take M 408C in their first semester. The appropriate changes to General Information will also be requested.