Advising Process

Each semester, IE students are required to meet with Dr. Brunese for academic advising for the upcoming semester. The schedule for advising is determined based on the registration period start dates for the various classifications of students, based on the earned credit hours for each student.

Registration Periods

The registration time ticket schedule for the Summer and Fall 2014 registration period is as follows:

Priority Groups (UHP, ROTC, etc.): 3/25 to 3/29
Seniors (classifications 7 & 8): 3/31 to 4/5
Juniors (classifications 5 & 6): 4/7 to 4/12
Sophomores (classifications 3 & 4): 4/14 to 4/19
Open Registration Begins: 4/28*

* Open registration end dates for summer depend on the module. For the fall the open registration period ends 6/7.

A student may register (and make changes to their schedules) during their time ticket period, or during the open registration period.

Advising Process

An advising appointment, if a student is prepared should take between 5 and 10 minutes.

  1. Dr. Brunese will send an email to the IE population inviting students to sign up for a registration appointment.
  2. Students will sign up for an advising appointment (use this link) Dr. Brunese's office at their convenience. Each student will have completed the Pin Release Form (at least their personal information and required classes) prior to visiting Dr. Brunese. **Depending on the browser, the Pin Release Form may download without a file extension. If so, simply add .pdf to the end of the file name to open.
  3. Dr. Brunese will update the student's plan of study (POS) document, and discuss the student's current semester progress.
  4. Courses for the following semester will be discussed, and the POS and Pin Release Form will be updated accordingly.
  5. Dr. Brunese will issue the student their Registration Pin # on the Pin Release Form, and make copies of the POS and Pin Release Form for the student. Within one day, the student will also receive an email summary of the completed Pin Release form and Registration Pin #.

Note: Students are given ample time to visit Dr. Brunese's office prior to their registration start date; therefore, student's attempting to be advised prior to their appointment will be asked to leave and return during the appropriate period.

Students are encouraged to plan their entire academic program and are always free to discuss longer range planning during advising meetings. Students may use the IE Plan of Study Planning Sheet to accomplish this.

What every student should do prior to your advising meeting

Each student should make an attempt to view the courses offered during the semester for which they are registering prior to visiting Dr. Brunese's office. This suggestion is made primarily for elective courses. If your advising period starts prior to courses being officially announced by the university, then utilizing the previous semester will help in selecting classes (e.g., Registering for spring 2014? Then look at the courses that were offered in spring 2013). Doing this little bit of work in advance allows the registration appointment to move smoothly, and prevents the student from looking foolish.

Other advising period advice/considerations

  1. For courses that have a known following course (e.g., IE 486 follows IE 386) nearly all students take them sequentially. If you are in IE 386 one semester, then you should be moving on to IE 486 the next. Other courses where this is important include MA 265 and IE 335; ME 270 and NUCL 273; and IE 335 and IE 383. A sample plan of study, indicating the normal timings for courses, is located here.
  2. When considering elective courses, consider what type of career you would like to have, or what type(s) of industries you would like to work in. Do you know about what type of skills would benefit you for that particular career/industry? If so, try to find courses that match with that career goal. For example, students who want to be focus more on management would benefit from taking extra communications courses (e.g., COM 314, 318, 325). Students who want to work in manufacturing might want more process control background (courses like IE 530 and 533.
  3. Dr. Brunese never recommends courses based on their "ease." First, how easy a class is depends on a student's aptitude for the course material and motivation. Second, "ease" is certainly no way to select courses. You are here for an education, not simply a degree.