COMPETENCY IN WRITTEN ENGLISH
All SJSU graduate students must successfully demonstrate their competency in written English as a requirement for graduation. The University policy requires that such competency shall be a requirement of classified graduate students as a condition for advancement to candidacy for the award of the master’s degree. The requirement and five ways to satisfy the requirement are outlined in the University Bulletin. Note: ISE 270 - Information Engineering has been approved by the Office of Graduate Studies and Research of SJSU as a course whose completion in or beyond Fall 2006 with a grade of C or better can be used by an MS-ISE student to satisfy this University requirement of Competency in Written English or GWAR. Inquiry should be made to the ISE Department staff.
ISE 251,Managing the Lean Enterprise Improvement Program, has also been approved by the Office of Graduate Studies and Research of SJSU as a course whose completion in or beyond Fall 2013 with a grade of C or better can be used by an MS-ISE student to satisfy this University requirement of Competency in Written English or GWAR. Inquiry should be made to the ISE Department staff.
Requirements for Advancement to Candidacy of a Master’s Degree
Students seeking Master of Science degrees in the School of Engineering must meet the general university requirements for candidacy as outlined in the Academic Requirements Section of The University Bulletin, includingsuccessful completion of the Competency-in-Written-English Requirement (i.e., the Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement - GWAR). Admission to candidacy and approval of degree program will be handled by the Graduate Advisor. All classified graduate students must apply for admission to candidacy after completing the Competency-in-Written-English Requirement and a minimum of nine units of graduate work. All MS-ISE students are encouraged to apply for advancement to candidacy as soon as they have completed three graduate courses and the Competency-in-Written-English Requirement. The currently required lead time between this advancement and graduation is nine months; this required lead time is a University requirement and hence is beyond the control of the Department.
All MS-ISE students, either classified or conditionally classified, must maintain a grade point average of 3.0 (B) or better in all work taken in the graduate program, including prerequisite courses and courses taken to meet the minimum 30 semester units of approved graduate work.