Policies and procedures

Code of student conduct

It is the responsibility of each student to adhere to the principles of academic integrity. Academic integrity means that a student is honest with him/herself, fellow students, instructors, and the university in matters concerning his or her educational endeavors. Thus, a student should not falsely claim the work of another as his/her own, or misrepresent him/herself so that the measures of his/her academic performance do not reflect his/her own work or personal knowledge. In this regard, cheating will not be tolerated. Cheating includes (but is not limited to) any communication (written or oral) during examinations and sharing of work, such as using the same models or computer programs or copying work. All homework and projects must be an individual effort unless specifically noted.

Students who cheat on any assignment or during any examination will be assigned a failing grade for the course.

Therefore avoid all appearance of improper behavior. Students who witness cheating should report the incident to the instructor as soon as possible. Students are also welcome to discuss any concerns related to cheating with the chair of the Division of Engineering Technology.

Transfer credits policy

Students utilize up to 64 credits from Community College toward their Engineering Technology Degrees.

Students must take a minimum 34 credit hours from WSU including 24 hours which must be delivered by the Division of Engineering Technology.

In order for a transfer course to be utilized in a student's plan of study, it cannot be lower than a C. (In other words, C-, D+, D and D- are considered unsuitable for transfer).

Substandard performance

A minimum grade of C- is required for all courses. A course in which a grade below C- has been earned can not be subsequently passed by special examination. When repeating a course, failure for the third time to pass it with a grade satisfactory to the Division constitutes grounds for denying a student further registration in the Division of Engineering Technology.

Probation policy

A student is considered on academic probation when his/her cumulative GPA falls below a 2.0.  A student may also be deemed on academic probation when her/her academic performance is deemed unsatisfactory.

When placed on probation a student must meet with the ET Advisor to formulate a plan for success and sign a probation contract before his/her hold will be removed. 

While on probation, ET students may not represent the Division of Engineering Technology in student activities.

Students in violation of their Probationary Contract will meet with the Dean or Department Head to begin the exclusionary process.

*For more information about academic probation, see the Undergraduate Bulletin

Course prerequisites policy

The Division of Engineering Technology has instituted a system of prerequisites and co-requisites for your technical courses. These requirements are designed to ensure that students have the necessary background knowledge for the courses in which they are currently enrolled. This strategy is also essential to ensure that students will successfully complete those courses and to maintain our ABET (The Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, http://www.abet.org/ ) accreditation. Thus, the Department will adhere strictly to this established policy, and waivers may be considered for truly exceptional cases only.

Request for waiving any established department or college rules must be submitted to the Academic Advisor using the standard petition form (Appendix A).

Through consultation with the instructor and chair each petition will be considered carefully and the decision will be sent to the student by e-mail.

Although we rely primarily on the Banner system for prerequisite checks, students will be administratively withdrawn at any time during the term if through any other means we find them lacking the necessary requirements. Compliance with prerequisite and pre-professional requirements is solely the responsibility of a student. Curricular checks provided by faculty or advisors, in response to a student's request, are to be regarded as advises only. Only the authorized faculty member, and not the course instructor, could approve any deviation from established department or college rules.