Critical Tracking

Critical Tracking

Mechanical & Aerospace Critical Tracking Policy

Critical Tracking courses provide the foundation for success in Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering core & upper division courses. To remain in good academic standing in the Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering program, students must meet all Critical Tracking Requirements as outlined below.

  • Successful attempt in each Critical Tracking course with C or higher
  • Maintain a minimum Critical Tracking GPA of 2.8 in all Critical Tracking courses.
  • Complete all Critical Tracking course by end of 5th tracking semester (not including summer semesters)

CHM2045 – General Chemistry I

EML2023 – Computer Aided Graphics & Design

MAC2311 – Analytic Geometry & Calculus I

MAC2312 – Analytic Geometry & Calculus II

MAC2313 – Analytic Geometry & Calculus III

MAP2302 – Differential Equations

PHY2048 – Physics I (with Calculus)

PHY2049 – Physics II (with Calculus)

Students are only permitted to retake Critical Tracking courses if they did not pass the first attempt with a C or higher. Students are not allowed to retake Critical Tracking courses to boost their Critical Tracking GPA if the course was passed with a C or higher.

All Mechanical & Aerospace students should actively monitor their progress with Critical Tracking courses. Universal Off-Track Holds are placed on records that prevent registration for students deemed to be off track by the Critical Tracking requirements outlined above. If you receive a Universal Off-Track Hold, please review Student Resources, and schedule an appointment with the Academic Probation Advisor to review your record and assess an academic plan moving forward. Students on Academic Probation for two semesters could be denied continuation in the Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering program and asked to change their major.