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Engineering Fundamentals Division


Engineering & Computational Sciences Building


We utilize a developmental and intrusive model of advising. Our role is to help you find the information and experiences that will move your life in the directions you choose. BCET advisor and faculty mentors will not "prescribe" answers or programs to you. We believe academic advising is a collaborative process, and ultimately, you - the student - are responsible for your educational experience. Finally, we understand career and academic development to be integral parts of your undergraduate education, as well as an ongoing, lifelong process.




The Engineering Fundamentals Division (EFD) is designed to provide support to you as you transition into the Frank Batten College of Engineering and Technology. All students are admitted to this division until they are prepared to successfully take courses in their major.

What Can You Expect From Us?

  • Engineering Fundamentals Division is here as a one-stop information source.
  • We have an open door policy, Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. (Room 132C).
  • We'll help you when you ask.

What do we expect from you?

  • Manage your time wisely. It will be tough to find the balance between academics and personal life, but that is the key for success.
  • Be academically responsible; know your degree requirements; and keep track of your progress.
  • Ask for help when you need it.
  • Take advantage of the services provided by Engineering Fundamentals Division, the College and the University.
  • Be proactive in completing your general education requirements.

What kind of help is available?

ENGN 110 and ENGN 111

These group-oriented courses use hands-on projects to expose you to the spectrum of engineering practices from innovation through design, manufacture and commercialization of a product or process. It also provides an opportunity for you to experience various aspects of engineering and have an informed basis for selecting a major.

Student Notebook Requirement

The Frank Batten College of Engineering and Technology requires that all incoming freshmen to the college have a notebook or laptop computer that meets or exceeds the Mobile Monarch Student Notebook Program's recommended models for engineering majors.

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