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Note that answers to FAQ are subject to modification based on policy changes that may not be immediately reflected on this page. Please contact an EcoE advisor for more definitive answers to your questions.
Notify Amy Zimmerman in 116 Gilmore Hall with as much detail as possible about the problem, and a work request will be submitted to Facilities Services.
Departmental rooms (such as 116 Gilmore conference room and Gilmore Annex conference room) can be reserved via the Reservations page on our website. The 234 Gilmore general purpose classroom must be reserved with the Schedule Desk through their scheduling program. You will need to email Amy Zimmerman or stop by 116 Gilmore if you need a CRN number.
See Amy Zimmerman in 116 Gilmore to obtain a Key Request form to take to the Key Shop. You will need to have approval from your advisor. The Key Shop will need your photo ID and a deposit payment via cash or check.
Undergraduate students are not authorized to be in the building after regular business hours, unless attending an evening class. Graduate students have access to the building any time as long as they carry identification and an After-Hours Pass. You can obtain an After-Hours Pass from Amy Zimmerman in 116 Gilmore.
The Gilmore Annex is locked 24/7 but is accessible with certain departmental keys and with advisor permission. For safety reasons, no one is allowed to work in the shop alone.
Please contact Jennifer Cohen to inquire about the availability of graduate student office space. General things to keep in mind—keep your office clean, respect your office mate(s) and take ALL your possessions when you are finished with your program. Clean up your space when you move out. Cleaning supplies are available in the department office if you need them.
Generally, no. Please contact the Head Advisor, Dr. Frank Chaplen, for advising questions that cannot be answered by your assigned faculty advisor.
You will need to formally apply to OSU and be accepted. The registrar’s office will produce an Advanced Standing Report based on your submitted transcripts. You will then have to meet with an EcoE advisor to determine which of your completed courses will count towards the EcoE degree. More information is on our how to enroll page.
File the change of major form. The overall process is fairly straightforward for first year engineering students. Engineering students further along in their programs will have to take additional make-up courses. In any event, you should talk to an EcoE advisor as soon as possible to discuss options.
You will need to take the chemistry for major’s sequence – CH 221, 222, 223 for a total of 15 credits. Alternatively, you can complete CH 202 and CH 205 in addition to CH 201 for 7 Cr. You will then need an additional 8 Cr. of upper division chemistry to complete the required 15 Cr. of chemistry – usually CH 331 and 332, Organic Chemistry.
YES! Ecological Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org. ABET evaluated the EcoE program for certification in October 2011, and awarded us accreditation. Accreditation is retroactive to students who have graduated from the program since 2010.
To practice engineering professionally requires an engineering license. A part of the licensure process involves taking the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam. Students graduating from the Ecological Engineering undergraduate program can (and already have) taken the FE exam.
Students are able to sit for the FE exam through an arrangement with OSBEELS, the state licensing board. Current students should apply (Dec. 1st deadline) to take the exam in the spring (early April) of their senior year through OSBEELS. Review courses are available on campus for students taking the FE exam.
There are many recent changes to the pro-school application process. Applications are now allowed Spring for summer admission, Summer for fall admission and fall for Winter admission. A full description of the policies around pro-school may be found in the EcoE Undergraduate Handbook and at http://engineering.oregonstate.edu/advising/ .
Jennifer Cohen in the front office has an internship database. You are strongly encouraged to talk with her or any of the faculty in the department who have many contacts.
Great! Talk with the international programs office and Caine Francis, COE international programs advisor in the HUB. Options are limitless. As a general rule, the engineering international programs office in the HUB will handle all course approvals for engineering students studying abroad. This office will create the necessary forms for signature once the courses have been identified. Students will then go to their respective departments for specific course approvals. The process for the Ecological Engineering program is to obtain syllabi and other materials for the overseas courses you wish considered and submit a petition to the Head Advisor for consideration by the Undergraduate Program Committee. Acceptance of overseas courses has accreditation ramifications for the Ecological Engineering BS program. Courses, if accepted, will be considered either exact equivalents or engineering electives for programmatic purposes.
This depends on many factors. The best thing to do is write up a full course plan with and without the overseas component and check how it will affect you. It is a good subject for discussion with your advisor and the International Programs engineering advisor (Caine Francis) in the HUB.
Talk with your advisor and the Head Advisor. Some exceptions can be made without petition and so check first.
ST 314 is required for the new program and strongly endorsed for the old program. ST 314 and ST 351 are accepted for the old program. Taking the two course sequence ST 421 and ST 422 as electives for both programs is acceptable. Both courses must be taken, if taken as a substitute for ST 314.
ENGR 391 is required for the new program and strongly endorsed for the old program. ENGR 390 is accepted for the old program. You need to know how to calculate net present value, the meaning of discount rate, depreciation and the rate of inflation.
This course is no longer required for the updated program but is still required under the old program guidelines.
22 credits for the old program, 21 credits for the new program.
Take another course. BEE 415 is an option and can be taken twice for credit.
60 or more upper division credits are needed.
No, but an elective is required from the Synthesis-Global Contemporary Issues category.
Talk to the instructor. For COE courses, you will need to fill out the College of Engineering pre-requisite waiver form.
All pre-engineering students (students entering pro-school Winter 2015 or later) should start following the new program now.
Your MyDegrees will not reflect the new program yet, but you are still required to complete the new program in order to graduate. Your MyDegrees will reflect the new program when you enter pro-school.
Students who are already in pro-school may elect to follow the old program or may change to the new program. We recommend that you consider adopting the new program in consultation with your advisor.
Talk with your advisor. The Head Advisor currently does degree audits.
This is dependent on advisor. E-mail is generally best but you should check with your advisor for the individual best mode.
If your advisor will return soon and you can wait, please do. If not, make an appointment with the Head Advisor. Realize, though, that the Head Advisor has many demands on his/her time and may not be able to meet with you immediately.
Yes, preferably before your senior year. BEE 221 is not currently required for admission to pro school, but it is required to graduate from the program.
Spring/Summer of Junior Year
Yes. Cannot count for both Synthesis CGI and science elective credit.
For conflicts with engineering classes, fill out the COE override form and get signatures. For non-engineering courses, each department has its own policies. Meet with the affected instructors and discuss policies.
ENVE 421 is pre-requisite for all upper division Environmental Engineering courses available to our students. Lack of ENVE 421 will significantly limit the number of upper division electives available.
Yes, it currently is accepted as satisfying the pre-req requirement for ENVE 421.
BEE 446 is an elective in the old program but is accepted instead of BEE 458, which is required but only taught every other year, i.e., BEE 446 is only accepted as elective engineering credit if you also have BEE 458. You may apply 1 credit of BEE 446 towards your elective engineering credit if taken instead of BEE 458 since BEE 458 is 3 credits and BEE 446 is 4 credits.
Having an open and honest relationship between the major professor and the student is central to the success of a graduate experience. The student should feel free to discuss successes and problems, mistakes, or disappointments with the major professor. Throughout research and coursework, there are bound to be instances where things go wrong and this is to be expected. The sooner a problem is discussed, the sooner it can be resolved.
If you would like to share advice or recommendations on how your relationship with your major professor may be improved, you may do so in any way that works for you, including anonymous commentaries through the Department Head, John Bolte. If differences cannot be resolved or you feel that you would be better served by a different major advisor, it is possible that you change major advisors.
Start by getting pre-approval for the travel from the PI. During your travel, keep all receipts related to items you pay for. Upon your return, submit the following to Jennifer Cohen in 116 Gilmore Hall:
Submit your receipts to Amy Zimmerman in 116 Gilmore Hall with your name, OSU ID#, the index # to be charged, and the business purpose for the expense.
Contact the Office Manager, Jennifer Cohen, via email, by phone at 541-737-6292 or stop by 116 Gilmore Hall.
Contact Amy Zimmerman, via email, by phone at 541-737-2041, or stop by 116 Gilmore Hall.
If you are using STAK drives, you can take advantage of COE Support for PDF generation. See http://engr.oregonstate.edu/computing/faqs/pdfprint.html for more information. If you are not using STAK, you need to have Adobe Acrobat installed on your computer. We have Acrobat installed on the Media Computer in the Main Office that you can use.
See http://tss.oregonstate.edu/softdist/ for information and software under site license.
Alternatively, you can access all the Bioengineering printers through the Window Start Menu: Select Start->Search->-Printers, Computers...->Printer on a network->In:bioe->Find Now. Select the desired printer from the list.
***Note that these methods will ONLY work if you're logged in to the ONID network.
The Biological & Ecological Engineering Department has an HP 5200 large-format poster printer. The easiest way to create a poster with this printer is with PowerPoint. The steps for a 44"x42" poster are as follows: