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COEN Student Policies

Grad Students’ Overload Policy

The maximum load for a graduate student per quarter is 10 units. To overload to 12 units, a student must have a GPA of at least 3.4.

Grad Students’ CPT Co‐op Policy

  1. Must be a full‐time grad student in our CSE major or SE major (min 8 units per quarter).
  2. Completion of at least 24 graduate units.
  3. To be eligible to register for Engr 288 students must complete 16 units of graduate level courses. (Coen 912C, 920C, 921C and transfer credit does not apply to the completion of 16 units)
  4. Minimum 3.0 GPA.
  5. F-1 students: must be full‐time for at least 9 consecutive months.
  6. Must be full‐time the quarter preceding co‐op.
  7. Must be an SCU student not working as a TA.
  8. The training objectives must be related to the field of study, and include learning to enhance academic knowledge, work, and learning to work with people.
  9. Typically each approval is about 3 months, but can check with the associate dean for grad studies.

Undergrad Students: Declaring/Switching into Computer Science & Engineering (CSE) and Web Design & Engineering (WDE) as a Major or a Minor

Due to already over-crowded classes in our department, switching into our programs has become extremely difficult. Here’re the criteria for:

  1. Declaring CSE major within engineering from undeclared engineering: no restriction.
  2. Switching to CSE/WDE major within engineering: GPA >= 2.0.
  3. Choosing CSE/WDE minor within engineering: GPA >= 2.0.
  4. Transferring to CSE major from other colleges/schools within SCU: GPA >= 3.6 and completed at least 1 math course and 1 programming courses with a math/prog GPA >= 3.75.
  5. Transferring to WDE major from other colleges/schools within SCU: GPA >= 3.0 and completed at least 1 math and 1 programming courses with a math/prog GPA >= 3.0.
  6. Choosing CSE minor from other colleges/schools within SCU: GPA >= 3.2 and completed at least 1 math and 1 programming courses with a math/prog GPA >= 3.2.
  7. Choosing WDE minor from other colleges/schools within SCU: GPA >= 2.95 and completed at least 1 programming course with a math/prog GPA >= 3.0.