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First Year Freshman Courses

Introduction to engineering courses

All freshmen take a 1000-level engineering course which can either be an introduction to your chosen discipline or a broad overview of the various disciplines of engineering at MU.

Making the adjustment (College is not high school.)

College requires a different kind of discipline to succeed than in high school’s structured environment. This course helps prepare you for life in college and beyond with the help of study sessions, academic monitoring and career workshops.

In class

Not just a parade of lectures, introductory courses include

  • Hands-on labs
  • “Day in the life” sessions with industry professionals
  • Presentations from student teams and orgs

    Freshman study sessions take place in C1249 Lafferre Hall.

Freshman study sessions

As a college student, you’re in charge of managing your time/responsibilities and setting academic priorities.

To help you get in this habit, we’ve aside space for freshman study sessions in Lafferre Hall room C1249, Sunday-Thursday 6-10 p.m. Junior and senior engineering students oversee the sessions and are available to answer questions.

Bring in an expert

Knowing when to consult an expert is an important part of being a professional engineer, and college is a great time to practice this. Throughout your time at MU, tutoring by peers will be available for a variety of engineering courses.

Academic monitoring

To prevent you from falling behind and help you know when to ask for help, a C- on your first or third math exam will trigger required weekly freshman study sessions and study skills coaching with a staff member.

Professional development

As a freshman, you’ll attend at least one professional development workshop, and throughout your academic career you’ll have access to sessions that focus on:

  • Résumé writing and editing
  • Mock interviews
  • Career fair readiness
  • Networking skills
  • Social etiquette
  • Personal financial planning
  • Job shadowing

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