ENGR/ETGR Introductory Course

Introduction to Engineering (ENGR 1201) and Introduction to Engineering Technology (ETGR 1101)

Whether you're working on a degree in engineering, engineering technology or construction management, you must first complete your introductory course.  In this course you will:

  • Explore the various disciplines within the fields of engineering and engineering technology.
  • Begin to learn what it means to be a "professional".
  • Demonstrate creative problem-solving and design skills by building your solutions and testing them against specifications.
  • Use the power and synergy of teams to accomplish challenging goals and objectives.
  • Effectively communicate your thoughts and sell your ideas to others - both in writing and orally.
  • Develop strategies for personal, academic and professional growth and success.

Students currently enrolled in ENGR 1201 or ETGR 1101 can access the course content by logging into Canvas.

Engineering majors who place into Calculus I or a higher-level math course, enroll in ENGR 1201 in their first semester. Engineering Technology and Construction Management majors who place into College Algebra or a higher-level math course, enroll in ETGR 1101 in their first semester. For more information about math placement see /prospective-students/new-freshman-students/math-placement. Prior to enrolling in the ENGR/ETGR introductory course, students must complete the ENGR/ETGR Pre-requisite program, regardless of prior math course completion, major or math placement level. ​

ENGR/ETGR Pre-requisite Program

The ENGR/ETGR Pre-requisite program is an on-line, self-paced tool to refresh basic math skills needed for success in engineering. Topics include algebra, geometry, trigonometry and basic problem-solving skills. Instructions for enrolling and completing the ENGR/ETGR Pre-requisite, including access codes, are communicated to students via their 49er email. The cost is $30 for six weeks of access to the program.

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 the ENGR/ETGR introductory course.

Deadlines for Completing the ENGR/ETGR Pre-requisite Program

Students who do not complete the Pre-requisite program by the deadlines below will not be allowed to register for the ENGR/ETGR introductory course until the following semester. 

  • Students who intend to enroll in ENGR 1201 or ETGR 1101 in the fall semester must complete the Pre-requisite program by August 15. Students should look for information on the pre-requisite program in their 49er email around March 1.
  • Students who intend to enroll in ENGR 1201 or ETGR 1101 in the spring semester or summer session must complete the Pre-requisite program by January 1. Students should look for information on the Pre-requisite program in their 49er email around October 1.

Registration Instructions for the ENGR/ETGR Pre-requisite Program

Purchase the ENGR/ETGR Pre-Requisite program directly from the publisher (McGraw-Hill) using the appropriate course code (course code will be posted March 1) for $30 for 6 weeks access at https://www.aleks.com/. Be sure you use the appropriate course code!  

After receiving the course access code from the College of Engineering, students log in to Student Registration Instructions (Use Chrome browser to view registration instructions) for directions to access the Pre-requisite program. When enrolling in the Program, the course may be listed in ALEKS as "Math Prep for College Physics." The ENGR/ETGR Pre-requsite program uses a sub-set of this course as its base. 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).