Freshman Engineering Program (FEP)
The Freshman Engineering Program (FEP) is housed in Montana Tech’s School of Mines and Engineering and is the entry point for all beginning engineering students. The mission of this student-oriented program is to advise, prepare, and retain outstanding students for engineering degree programs at Montana Tech.
The Freshman Engineering Program is designed to enable incoming students with an interest in engineering to be exposed to a broad range of engineering disciplines without declaring a specific engineering major in their first semester.
All FEP students complete a common curriculum their first year prior to applying to a specific engineering department. The courses in FEP create a strong foundation for basic engineering and assist the student with selecting one of Montana Tech’s engineering disciplines. FEP students meet with advisors on a regular basis and are encouraged to interact with other FEP students through team projects and campus activities.
The Montana Tech Freshman Engineering Program will:
- Recruit, advise, teach, and retain students for Montana Tech’s School of Mines and Engineering.
- Provide engineering students with the skills necessary to succeed in a Montana Tech Engineering discipline.
Pre-Freshman Engineering Program
Students entering the FEP program must have math placement scores of 25.5 + for SAT and 20+ for ACT. Students with math placement scores below the Intermediate Algebra level will be required to take courses at Highlands College until reaching the Intermediate Algebra level and then completing College Algebra prior to Precalculus.