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EN Sample Schedule/Scheduling Guide

Below you will find some first-semester sample schedules for an engineering student. Please keep in mind that these are only a few of the many variations (based upon incoming AP or transfer credit and course choice) for the first-semester engineering curriculum (ENGR 005, either a chemistry or physics course, a calculus course, and an English course).

No AP or transfer credit

Course Course Title Credits
ENGR 005

Introduction to Engineering Practice

2 credits
CHM 030 Introduction to Chemical Principles 4 credits
ENGR 010 Applied Engineering Computer Methods 2 credits

MATH 021

Calculus I

4 credits

ENGL 001

Critical Reading and Composition

3 credits

 

TOTAL:

15 Credits

Credit for ENGL 001 and CHM 030

Course Course Title Credits
ENGR 005

Introduction to Engineering Practice

2 credits
PHY 011 Introductory Physics I 4 credits
PHY 012 Introductory Physics Laboratory I 1 credit

MATH 021

Calculus I

4 credits

ENGL 011

Literature Seminar for First-Year Students

3 credits

 

TOTAL:

14 Credits

Credit for ENGL 001 and ENGL 002

Course Course Title Credits
ENGR 005

Introduction to Engineering Practice

2 credits
PHY 011 Introductory Physics I 4 credits
PHY 012 Introductory Physics Laboratory I 1 credit

MATH 021

Calculus I

4 credits

ECO 001

Principles of Economics (or HU or SS course)

4 credits

 

TOTAL:

15 Credits

Your schedule will look similar to this. However, due to AP, SAT, and transfer credit, you may be eligible to register for more advanced courses.  The standard load for a first semester engineering student is 14-15 credits, or four major courses.

 

Engineering Scheduling Guide

The extensive amount of courses and variety of course meeting times may make scheduling seem overwhelming, but by following the tips below, you will be able to create a schedule that allows you to successfully begin your academic career at Lehigh!

  • Review the sample schedules on the Engineering page of the First-Year Student Website for an idea of the courses you should be registering for based on potential AP or transfer credit.

  • Develop a few schedules with varying times!  Although you may not get into your first class choice, we will make sure that you can register for all of the classes you need.

  • Be sure to create a full-time (12 credit minimum) schedule with the primary classes you need.  If necessary, you will be able to make changes to your schedule when you come to campus in the fall.

In order to help ease the schedule building process, we recommend that you select courses in the following order:
(Note:  This is a guide to help you plan, but it is not required that you register in this order.)

  1. Select a section of ENGR 005 - This course is required for all Engineering students, and there are only two sections to choose from

  2. Choose a science - CHM 030 or PHY 011 and 012.  Labs on Monday, Tuesday, or Thursday afternoons will coordinate well with both sections of ENGR 005.

  3. If you selected CHM 030, register for ENGR 010.

  4. Select a Math course.  If you are registering for MATH 021, morning sections will likely work best with your schedule.  All Math courses that begin at 12:10 will conflict with ENGR 005, so select a Math course at a different time.

  5. Select your section of ENGL 001.  There are multiple sections of this course available at varying times, so it will be easiest to fit this course into your plan once you’ve secured your other courses.

  6. If you have AP credit for courses mentioned above, consider registering for ECO 001, which is required for all Engineering students.  (Refer to the Engineering sample schedules for more assistance with AP credit)

 

If you have any questions, contact Dean Tonkay.