Engineering majors who place into Calculus I or a higher-level math course enroll in Introduction to Engineering, ENGR 1201, in their first semester. For more information about math placement see https://engr.uncc.edu/prospective-students/new-freshman-students/math-placement.
Prior to enrolling in ENGR 1201, students must complete the ENGR 1201 Pre-requisite program. The Pre-requisite is required of all students regardless of prior math course completion, major, or math placement level. New engineering freshman and transfer students must complete the ENGR 1201 Pre-requisite program prior to Student Orientation, Advising, and Registration (SOAR) if they intend to register for ENGR 1201 during SOAR and also expect to have a full schedule of classes during their first semester.
Engineering technology and construction management majors who are eligible to take ETGR 1201, Introduction to Engineering Technology, are strongly encouraged but not required to complete the Pre-requisite program.
What is the ENGR 1201 Pre-requisite Program?
The Pre-requisite program is an on-line, self-paced tool to refresh basic math skills needed for success in engineering. Topics include but are not limited to algebra, geometry, trigonometry, and basic problem-solving skills. Students purchase access directly from McGraw-Hill Education (ALEKS program). Instructions for enrolling and completing the Pre-requisite, including access codes, are communicated to students via their 49er email. In 2017-18 the price was $30 for six weeks of access.
Depending on initial competency level, students should expect to spend about 15 hours on the program although some students take 20-30 hours to complete it. Students must contact their academic advisor upon completion of the Pre-requisite to get an authorization to register for ENGR 1201 and to make any other changes to their course schedule.
Deadlines for Completing the Pre-requisite Program
Students who do not complete the Pre-requisite program by the deadlines below will not be allowed to register for ENGR 1201 until the following semester, which may delay progress in the College.
- Registration in ENGR 1201 in the fall semester is restricted to engineering majors only. Students who intend to enroll in ENGR 1201 in the fall semester must complete the Pre-requisite program by August 13, 2017. Students should look for information on the pre-requisite program in their 49er email around March 1.
- Registration in ENGR 1201 in the spring and summer semesters is open to any student interested in pursuing an engineering major. All students intending to enroll in ENGR 1201 in the spring or summer must complete the Pre-requisite program by January 1, 2018. Students should look for information in their 49er email around October 1.
Registration Instructions for the Pre-requisite Program
After receiving the course access code from the College of Engineering, students log in to Student Registration Instructions for directions to access the Pre-requisite program. Students use their UNC Charlotte student ID number and UNC Charlotte 49er email account. Students who have used ALEKS previously and therefore have an existing ALEKS login MUST set up a new login using your UNC Charlotte credentials (student ID number and 49er email).