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Automotive Engineering

Academic Advising

Farmer profile

Jeremiah Farmer

Manager/Advisor/Registration Coordinator
322 Campbell Grad Engineering Center
(864) 283-7230

Burke - coordinator

Savannah Burke

Undergraduate Coordinator/Registration Coordinator
351 Campbell Grad Engineering Center

Tomlinson - coordinator

Heather Tomlinson

Graduate Coordinator/Registration Coordinator
348 Campbell Grad Engineering Center
(864) 283-7212

Academic Events

    Laine Mears using tablet program with students

    Academic advising is a partnership between you and your advisor based on open and frequent communication that requires a combination of self-knowledge, consideration of academic, personal and professional goals, and information about student resources, careers and university policies. Advisors do not “prescribe” answers for you; instead, we prompt the student with questions and provide students with the information they need to explore their interests and avail themselves of all the resources Clemson University has to offer. While academic advising is a collaborative process, the responsibility for each student’s educational experience and success ultimately rests with the student.

    All Clemson University undergraduate students must meet with an academic advisor at least once per semester. Most students will meet with an advisor the month before the start of registration to receive a PIN required to register for classes. To find your advisor, please login to iRoar, then select Student - Student Records - Degree Works - Academic Advisor. Students can make appointments with their ME advisor(s) using CU Navigate.

    • Registration and Curriculum Worksheet

      Curriculum Planning

      The bachelor’s degree in Automotive Engineering is designed to house your first two years solely on the main campus of Clemson and then transition to having several automotive-based courses from the Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research in Greenville, SC, during the last two years.

      Detailed undergraduate prerequisite and corequisite information can be found in the Academic Catalog and DegreeWorks (iRoar > Student Self-Service > Student Records > DegreeWorks).

      Course Registration

      Registration occurs during the second half of each semester. See the University's Academic Calendar for more information.

      1. For your time ticket, go to your iRoar Student Profile ( iRoar > Student Self-Service > Student Records > iRoar Student Profile).
      2. In the top right corner of the page, click "Registration Notices" to see your time ticket.
      3. See the Registrar's time ticket schedule for a list of registration windows by registration priority group.

      The advising staff will provide information regarding scheduling pre-registration appointments. Students are also encouraged to schedule additional meetings, visit during the advisor’s posted office hours, and call or email as needed. The AuE Student Services team will send a list of AuE technical electives offered about two weeks before registration opens via email to the AuE student listserve.



      There are two deadlines for dropping classes. The first occurs one month into the semester and is the last date to drop without a record of enrollment in the class. The second occurs about ten weeks into the semester and is the last day to drop with a grade of "W." You should be fully aware of the consequences of class registration actions and should discuss these with your advisor, as needed.

      Curriculum Worksheet
    • Advising Forms

      University Forms

      Academic Forgiveness

      Academic forgiveness requests are submitted via iRoar (iRoar > Student Self-Service > Student Records > Request Academic Forgiveness). Before submitting an academic forgiveness request: Read the university academic forgiveness policy. If you are receiving any financial aid, speak to an advisor in the Financial Aid Office to discuss the potential implications of using academic forgiveness on your financial aid Schedule a meeting with or send an email to your primary academic advisor confirming that you have read the policy in full and spoken with the Financial Aid Office. Your advisor will not approve your academic forgiveness request until they have received an email confirmation from or spoken with you.

      Courses Taken Elsewhere

      Students wishing to take a class elsewhere must remember that the course will only count towards your degree requirements if approved as transferable to Clemson. Your advisor can help you to determine if the class is allowable using the Transfer Course Equivalency database. You will need approval using the Credits to be Earned at Other Schools form before enrolling in the course.

    • Change of Major

      Applications are reviewed in the Spring for the Fall cohort, with decisions usually announced mid-May. Ideal candidates will satisfy the following requirements by the end of the Spring term.

      1. Have a competitive GPA.
      2. Complete MATH 1080 and PHYS 1240.
      3. Demonstrate a strong interest in pursuing a career in the automotive field.

      If you are currently in an engineering discipline and are interested in switching to Automotive Engineering, please schedule an appointment with a Student Services team member using CU Navigate (select ‘Explore Automotive Engineering’). You can submit an Undergraduate Change of Program request in iROAR.

      If you are currently in a non-engineering major, you must first change your major to General Engineering. To learn more, visit the General Engineering advising website.

      Change Major Information