|CSE Information Guide
for CSE Majors
The Department is committed to ensuring that students succeed in their studies and graduate in a timely manner. The Departmental resources do not allow us to assist or to encourage individual students to complete their degrees in accelerated or compressed mode. On the other hand, students who attempt to catch up after they allowed their progress to slow down can only be accommodated if space permits. The "normal progress rate" allows a 120 credits degree to have the expected completion time of four years, and a 90 credits degree to have the expected completion time of three years, assuming full-time mode of study in each case.
Note. The phrase "permission of the course director" is being used in various university publications with a variety of meanings. In the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, this phrase conveys a consultative process between the instructor and the undergraduate office. However, at the conclusion of such consultation, permission is granted or denied at the sole discretion of the undergraduate office.
The Department will monitor enrollment and will remove students from courses for which they are in conflict with exclusions or lack the prerequisites. This involves a manual and time consuming process. Therefore any resulting de-enrollment action may occur at any time before or during the term the course is offered.
Note: Fall and Winter are normal progress terms. Summer is not a normal progress term.
The following are the maximum number of CSE courses allowed per term, and are consistent with the definition of normal progress. The count includes courses taken on letters of permission.
The Department uses the following criteria to select amongst applications for enrollment in courses during the Normal Progress Exercise: