AdvisingERE students will meet with their Faculty Advisors at least twice per year to discuss their academic and professional preparation. Use your Faculty Advisor to discuss academics and plan for your career; you might troubleshoot problems, differentiate between the various engineering electives, consider research opportunities, discuss an academic minor or club, review a resume, and plan for summer internships or jobs. Develop and use your own leadership and management skills to prepare for your academic advising sessions, as discussed below, and complete your ERE program curriculum.
Student Preparation for Academic AdvisingMake sure you have completed the first 6 steps in this list before arriving at your academic advising session. After your advising session, proceed to succeed!
- Review the ESF Registration Information to learn more about the course registration process. Look at: Example Curriculum Plan Sheet Yr1 Yr4| Example Registration Form | Example Petition Form | Example Grade Report Yr1 Yr4
- Confirm you understand the ESF Academic Policies as they relate to academic integrity, course enrollment, performance, withdrawal, religious holidays, dual majors, etc.
- Determine what courses you should take by studying your most current Curriculum Plan Sheet, located at MyESF. This sheet is very informative, organizing courses by semester, listing general education courses, enumerating credit hours remaining in lower division and upper division courses, and flagging unmatched credits. Freshman in their first semester are pre-enrolled in courses and will discuss these courses and needed changes with their advisor during orientation week; students placed in pre-calculus (due to math entrance scores) need to develop engineering fundamentals and can use approved summer courses to fulfill required calculus courses.
- Keep track of your ESF Accessory Instruction SU credit hours (CH) that you can spend each semester, using MyESF.
- Make a plan for your semester courses, using the Planning Grid PDF | Planning Grid Excel to address scheduling conflicts, and the Curricular Roadmap to address pre-requisites.
- Take to your advising session the most current version of your Curriculum Plan Sheet, a completed Pre-Planning Grid, and a registration form (available from the Registrar outside Bray Hall 111). Bring a petition form if it is needed.
- Use your advising session to cover course and career preparation issues. Leave the session with a plan to succeed and a signed registration form. Take that form to the Registrar to remove your registration hold and then complete the MySlice registration to officially enroll in the courses.
- Succeed in your courses by using the Academic Success Center and peer tutoring, writing center, and math lab, and abiding by the ESF Student Handbook and Academic Integrity
Specific Courses, Directed Electives, Free ElectiveThe curricular requirements contain specific courses (e.g., APM 205 Calculus I) and directed electives (e.g., General Education Course) within upper and lower division course areas. You also have a free elective that allows you to pursue breadth or depth in an area of academic or professional interest.
- Curricular requirements are posted in the ESF Catalog, organized by upper and lower division level, and presented by semester in the curriculum plan.
- Course offerings are listed for ESF Fall Semester courses, ESF Spring Semester courses, and SYR Courses (Search For Classes Link).
- Course descriptions are available for ESF Courses and SYR Courses.
General Education (Gen Ed) CoursesYou complete Gen Ed courses starting your freshman year. All SUNY students are required to complete Gen Ed requirements. ESF requires you complete 9 Gen Ed course areas.
The first four Gen Ed areas are completed by taking specific courses in our curriculum:
- Mathematics is fulfilled by APM 205
- Natural Science is fulfilled by EFB 101/102
- Humanities is fulfilled by EWP 290
- Basic Communication is fulfilled by EWP 190
- FCH 399. Introduction to Atmospheric Sciences - Fall
- FOR 345. Introduction to Soils (3)- Fall
- FOR 338. Meteorology (3) - Spring
- Social Sciences
- American History
- Western Civilization
- Other World Civilizations
- The Arts
- Foreign Language
Engineering ElectivesYou take a design course your freshman year, take core engineering courses your sophomore and junior years, and by your senior year you will take 3 Engineering Electives (note some require additional pre-requisites). The list of ESF Engineering Electives is below:
- GNE 461 Air Pollution Engineering
- ERE 412 River Form & Process
- ERE 425 Ecosystem Restoration Design
- ERE 465 Environmental Systems Engineering
- ERE 475 Ecological Engineering for Water Quality
- ERE 527 Stormwater Management
- ERE 551 GIS for Engineers
- ERE 621 Spatial Analysis
- ERE 692 Remote Sensing - Environment (tentative)
- CIE 331 Analysis of Structures and Materials
- CIE 443 Transportation Engineering
- CIE 473 Transport Processes in Environmental Engineering
- ERE 311 Ecological Engineering in the Tropics
- ERE 445 Hydrologic Modeling
- ERE 496 Hydrology in a Changing Climate
- ERE 596 Humanitarian Engineering for Development Workers
- ERE 622 Digital Image Analysis
- ERE 674 Methods in Ecological Treatment Analysis
- ERE 693 GIS-based Modeling (tentative)
- CIE 332 Design of Concrete Structures
- CIE 338 Foundation Engineering