CSE FAQ

Registration & Classes

  • help_outlineI was a COE student and switched to CMP. I took NGN111 (2 credit hours) while COE, but CMP students need STA201 (3 credit hours) instead, what shall I do?

    • CMP Students can register in the 1 credit hour MTH243 course. The course is usually offered once a year.

    • MTH243 combined with NGN111 will replace STA201.

    • In case the student is graduating and MTH243 is not offered, the student can request a 1-credit Independent Study, but a faculty has to agree to offer that.

  • help_outline Can I follow a different catalog for my courses (Major or Minor)?

    • Students can elect to follow:

    1) the catalog year in which they joined AUS, or

    2) the catalog year in which they transferred to their current major, or

    3) the catalog year of their graduation year.

    • Students can fill the “Change of Catalog” form in the registrar.

    • In case the students are enrolled in a MINOR, they will need to follow the same catalog year used for their MAJOR degree.

    • If the minor did not exist when the major was started, in order to satisfy the requirements of the minor, students will follow the first catalog where the minor appears.

  • help_outlineWhich courses satisfy the “humanities and social sciences” in the General Education Requirement (GER)?

    • You can check the list of GER courses following this link.

    The availability of GER courses during registration periods can be checked using this link.

  • help_outlineI took the course prerequisites for COE/CMP490 but I still cannot register in the course?

    • In addition to the course prerequisites, you need to be in Senior Standing (i.e. have earned 90 credit hours).

  • help_outline Can I register for an Independent Study?

    • Students are allowed to take one independent study.

    • A second independent study could be approved by the student’s associate dean for graduation purposes only.

    • Independent study course can be 1 to 4 credit hours long.

    • Students cannot use an Independent Study to replace a:

    o REQUIRED course, or

    o GER course, or

    o Free Elective

    • Students can use an Independent Study to replace an Major Elective course.

    • Students are not allowed to repeat courses in an independent course format.

    • To be eligible to apply for an independent course, students must be in good standing.

    • A faculty must agree to supervise the independent study.

  • help_outlineI am an non-Computer Engineering student who took MCE 224 (3 credit hours) and would like to switch to Computer Engineering. COE students need to take MCE 225 (2 credit hours). Will MCE 224 satisfy the MCE 225 requirement for COE student?

    • Yes it will. Note that the extra credit hour will not be counted / split in any other area.

  • help_outlineAs a Computer Engineering student can I take MCE 224 (3 credit hours) to satisfy the MCE 225 (2 credit hours) requirement for COE students?

    • Computer Engineering students can take MCE 224 to satisfy MCE 225 requirement only if there is a time conflict or he/she cannot secure a seat in MCE 225 then it will be an acceptable alternative. Note that the extra credit hour will not be counted / split in any other area.

Internship

  • help_outlineWhat are the steps needed to take an internship?

      1. Students are requested to register in CMP/COE 397 for 5-week internship. The prerequisite for the internship is Junior II standing (70 credits), approval of internship coordinator and ENG207.

      2. The internship coordinator meets with the students at the beginning of the Spring semester to introduce the internship guidelines and procedures. The coordinator prepares an internship pack that contains all guidelines, CV template, introduction letter, evaluation forms, report guidelines and internship expectations. The internship pack is then made available to the students.

      3. Students are asked to search for companies and their contact information and apply to the companies directly.

      • Students can login to the internship portal to access a list of companies.

      • Eligible students looking for the internship opportunities are encouraged to update/create their profiles on the CSE job portal. Employers registered on the CSE portal will be able to view your profile and you will have the opportunity to apply to existing internship positions with one click.

      • Eligible students looking for the internship opportunities are encouraged to keep an eye on CSE portal Internships/Jobs Announcements page.

      • The internship coordinator and department head provides help to those that cannot secure a placement on time.

      4. Students will send the companies their CVs and application letters together with an “Introduction Letter” signed by the Internship Coordinator.

      5. Students are expected to get an internship offer by:

      • April 15th, students planning to enroll in summer I internship

      • May 1st, students planning to enroll in summer II internship

      6. If the department receives internship offers from companies, the department will announce the offers to the students such that they can apply directly or through the department.

      7. Students must provide the following information to the internship coordinator:

      • The company’s profile through a webpage or brochure especially for companies not listed in the portal.

      • Letter of offer from the company. The letter should clearly provide the departments and areas that the student will be working in.

      • The contact information of the intern supervisor in the host company.

      8. We will issue any letter needed by the companies to support the students’ applications. If companies ask for No Objection letters (NOC) then:

      • The Public Affairs Office will issue the letter for residence visas sponsored by AUS.

      • Parents should issue the letter if the student is on parents’ sponsorship.

      • However, the CSE Department is not entitled to issue No Objection letters.

      9. If the company accepts the student, then the student, the company, and the internship coordinator will sign the Internship Agreement Form.

      10. Students will spend at least five full-time weeks during the summer.

      11. Employers will fill up and sign/stamp an evaluation form at the end of the internship.

      12. Students will submit the internship report in the following Fall semester by the 1st week of the semester. Reports should meet the report format guidelines given to the students. The report shall include the following additional documents:

      • Employer’s evaluation

      • Student’s feedback (A form to be filled up by students assessing their learning experience). Students to fill two forms one for CEN and a second one according to their major ( COE Students Feedback Form, CMP Students Feedback Form, CEN Students Feedback Form.)

      13. Upon successful completion, the students shall receive a grade of “Pass”. The final grade will be based on:

      • Final internship report

      • Employer’s evaluation

      • Student’s feedback

      • Legitimacy and completion of the internship

      14. If the student choose a 10-week internship (NGN 497), then the student must secure an internship position before registering in NGN 497.

      • If the company accepts the student, then the student, the company, and the NGN 497 Internship Coordinator, will sign the Internship Agreement Form together with a detailed 10-week work plan.

      • The Internship Agreement Form will be forwarded to Associate Dean’s office for registration to NGN 497.

      15. Students will spend at least 10 full-time weeks during the summer.

      16. Internship report, employer’s evaluation, and student’s feedback will be submitted to NGN 497 Coordinator.

      17. The NGN 497 Internship Coordinator will ask the students for a presentation and do the final evaluation and grading.

    Additional internship general guidelines:

    • Students must be in Junior II status (i.e. have 75 earned credit hours) before they start the internship.

    • Students must get the approval of the internship coordinator before starting the internship.

    • The internship must be at least 5 weeks long and should not overlap with courses.

    • The 5 weeks cannot be split through two periods (e.g. 4 weeks + 1 week).

    • Students can register for the internship in the Fall, Spring, Summer I or Summer II terms.

    • In case the students register for the internship in the Fall or Spring, they can concurrently take a maximum of 2 courses (7 credit hours).

    • In case the students register for the internship in Summer I, they cannot register for any courses that term.

    • Students can register for NGN497 in Summer I (and not Summer II) to complete the 10-week duration requirement.

  • help_outline When can I take an internship?

    • Students must be in Junior II status (i.e. have 75 earned credit hours) before they start the internship.

    • Students must get the approval of the internship coordinator before starting the internship.

    • The internship must be at least 5 weeks long and should not overlap with courses.

    • The 5 weeks cannot be split through two periods (e.g. 4 weeks + 1 week).

    • Students can register for the internship in the Fall, Spring, Summer I or Summer II terms.

    • In case the students register for the internship in the Fall or Spring, they can concurrently take a maximum of 2 courses (7 credit hours).

    • In case the students register for the internship in Summer I, they cannot register for any courses that term.

  • help_outline I want to take NGN497 as 3-credit internship in summer. Can I register for it in Summer II?

    • Students can register for NGN497 in Summer I (and not Summer II) to complete the 10-week duration requirement.