Advising Information

Advising Information

Advising Information

The faculty and staff of the Henry M. Rowan College of Engineering are committed to helping you reach your goals and share responsibility for your success. The resources described below are designed to help ease your academic journey.

The College recognizes the need for the consistency and expertise of professional advisors, in addition to the vital connection between students and faculty members in the discipline-specific arenas. The College supports a dual advising system comprised of faculty mentoring and professional advising. Please see below for a description of advising at the freshman, and sophomore through senior levels.

In addition to the College advising resources, students have access to campus advising resources. Among these are tutoring, disability resources, study skills workshops, etc. A description of the College and campus resources is available in the advising resources brochure.

Students should become familiar with the advising tools described below, which are indispensable for accessing academic transcripts, course schedule and degree audit information, as well as other university systems.

Please refer to the EASE (Ensuring Academic Success in Engineering) advising wiki, which contains additional advising information, available here.

Freshman Advising

To meet the transitional needs of first year students, freshmen are assigned to both a professional advisor and discipline-specific faculty. The Freshman Program Advisor is the freshman student's first resource for general Engineering and University inquiries, and can provide institutional information related to the following:

  • Course sequence
  • College and University policies
  • Registration process, forms, etc.
  • Information related to campus resources

To reach the Freshman Program Advisor, please contact: Maria Perez-Colón, Engineering Hall, 131, Tel.: 856.256.5302, Please use Starfish/Rowan Success Network (RSN), to schedule an advising appointment.

Your assigned Faculty Advisor/Mentor provides information and guidance that is specific to your field of study related to the following:

  • career information
  • course-content
  • industry related questions

Sophomore through Senior Advising

From sophomore to senior year, students rely on the expertise of faculty to provide guidances on discipline-specific coursework that relates to career goals. Faculty provide information on career planning, preparation for graduate study, employment, internships and work experience in the field.

The name of your faculty advisor can be found by accessing your GRAD report through Banner Self-Service (, or by contacting your department secretary.

Students may also find answers to most general Engineering questions on the EASE (Ensuring Academic Success in Engineering) Advising Wiki. Please visit:

Curriculum/Academic Planning

Our programs of study in Biomedical, Chemical, Civil & Environmental, Electrical & Computer, Engineering Entrepreneurship, and Mechanical Engineering follow a structured program of study. The curriculum is rounded out by self-selected general education courses that meet the University's requirements. Students are strongly urged to follow the prescribed sequence of courses within their major. Additional discipline-specific information is found on the department webpage for your major. Any deviations from your course of study must have the approval of your department chair, and should be made in consultation with your faculty advisor.


Major Curriculum Guides


Engineering Minors

Engineering minors are restricted and typically require between 18-19 credits of coursework.  Submission of an application is required for admission to any engineering minor as is approval of the department head (of minor department) or associate chair, and a minimum GPA of 3.0.  Interested students should consult with the head of the department of relevant minor.  Application deadline for Spring admission is November 1st; April 1st for Fall admission.  Please review minor requirements for each program (see below) prior to applying:

  • Chemical Engineering Minor
  • Civil & Environmental Engineering Minor
  • Electrical & Computer Engineering Minor
  • Mechanical Engineering Minor

General Information:

  • Students may take up to 18 credits without prior approval. Credits above 18 must be approved by the department chair or faculty advisor, and the adjustment made by the dean's office. Tuition ramifications: credits taken above 17 will be charged at the per credit tuition rate. The full time flat rate tuition covers 12-17 credits.
  • Students on scholarship are required to maintain a GPA of 3.0 to remain on scholarship.
  • The College follows the University's academic standing policy, which states that students falling below a 2.0 GPA at the end of the spring term will be on academic probation.

Guidelines for General Educational Requirements

All Engineering majors are required to fulfill the General Education/Rowan Experience requirements of a Specialized Degree Model. In this model, your Math, Science and Communications requirements are met from the required courses in your respective Engineering curriculum. Please refer to your major curriculum guide for specifics.


Registration Tools

Student Self Service/Banner Services - Students can view grades, course history, unofficial transcripts and register for classes

Office of the Registrar's web site - Information about registration including add/drop schedule, academic calendar, policies, forms, etc.

Rowan Course Availability/Section Tally - up to the minute course section enrollments.Success Network (RSN)

Campus Resources

Rowan Success Network (RSN) - RSN gives you an easy way to schedule the dedicated time you need with your advisors and professors. RSN also makes it easy to access campus support resources such as tutoring.

Graduation Requirements and Advising Database (GRAD) - This system is a very useful advising tool for our undergraduate students

Academic Success Center - oversees an array of services geared toward helping students achieve academic success. Workshops are offered regularly covering topics such as: time management, study strategies, communications, learning styles, etc. For more information, Additional services are listed below:

Disability Resources - provides accommodations and assistance to students with various documented disabilities. Appropriate documention is required to determine eligibility.

Tutoring Center is available free of charge to all Rowan students. Students may schedule tutoring appointments by using RSN.

Testing Services - provides testing accommodations to students registered with the Office of Disability Resources (see above).