ENEE150 Placement Exam
Electrical Engineering majors are required to complete ENEE150, Intermediate Programming Concepts for Engineers (3 credits). This course is generally taken during the second semester of the freshman year. However, this course has a prerequisite of prior programming experience which customarily would be satisfied by completion of ENEE140, Introduction to Programming Concepts for Engineers (Detailed course descriptions for these courses can be found at http://www.ece.umd.edu/Academic/Under/uc_idx.html.) There are, however, alternate ways to satisfy the prerequisite for ENEE150 which are explained below:
The pre-requisites for ENEE150 can be satisfied in one of four ways:
- Earn a grade of 'C' or higher in ENEE140: "Introduction to Programming Concepts for Engineers" (2 credits). ENEE140 does not itself satisfy any requirements for the EE major.
- Earn a grade of 'C' or higher in CMSC131.
- Advanced Placement (AP) Computer Science Exam: A score of '5' on the A or a score of '4' or '5' on the AB.
- OR Earn a passing score on the ENEE150 placement exam.
If you completed the old requirement ENEE114 or its equivalent at another institution, then you do not have to complete ENEE150. If you matriculated prior to Fall 2008 then you have until the end of Fall 2008 to successfully complete ENEE114. If you do not complete ENEE114 by this time then you will have to satisfy the new requirement.
Placement Exam Information
Students may register to take the placement exam by logging into the Undergraduate Advising website (http://advising.ece.umd.edu) and selecting an exam time at least 24 hours in advance. The placement exam will be given every Wednesday between 9 am and 4:30 pm during the Fall and Spring semesters. The last exam of the day will begin at 3:30 pm. For other times of the year, please see the ECE Undergraduate Studies appointment calendar.
Please bring your University ID and a pencil to the exam. Calculators, cell phones, and notes will not be allowed in the exam room. A small area will be provided to store cell phones and other prohibited items during the exam but every effort should be made to arrive without personal belongings. The ECE Undergraduate Office cannot be held liable for personal belongings stored during an exam.
On exam day, check in at A.V. Williams 2426 five to ten minutes prior to your scheduled exam time. Students will be given 60 minutes to complete the exam. After your exam is scored, you will be notified by the Undergraduate Office of the results.
To prepare for the placement examination, students should review fundamentals of procedural programming --- in particular- data types, variables, loops, conditional statements, and functions. The exam will be based on the C language --- students will need to analyze and write segments of C code. However, the exam grading will emphasize the underlying programming concepts rather than familiarity with details of C syntax. Students will be able to use either C or Java to write the program code.
Office Address & Contact Information
ECE Undergraduate Studies
2426 A.V. Williams Building
Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
University of Maryland, College Park
College Park, MD 20742
(Phone) 301-405-3685 (FAX) 301-314-9281
URL: ECE Undergraduate Advising & Academic Support
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