Explanation of Course Numbering System and Grading Scale

Course numbering system

Stevens course numbers consist of an alphabetic discipline code, followed by a numeric course number, and terminated by an alphanumeric section code.

Discipline codes, from the 1985-1986 academic year onwards, are as follows:

 Prefix Discipline Course Number Range
  BME  Biomedical Engineering  100-999
  BT  Business and Technology  100-499
  CE  Civil Engineering  100-999
  CH  Chemistry and Chemical Biology  100-999
  CHE  Chemical Engineering  100-999
  CM  Construction Management  500-999
  COMM  Professional Communications  500-599
  CPE  Computer Engineering  100-999
  CS  Computer Science  100-999
  D  Dean's Office  100-999
  DE  Developmental English (ESL)  10-99
  E  Engineering Core  100-499
  EE  Electrical Engineering  100-999
  EM  Engineering Management  100-999
  EMT  Executive Management of Technology  500-999
  EN  Environmental Engineering  100-999
  ES  Enterprise Systems  500-999
  FE  Financial Engineering  100-999
  H  Honors Program  100-199
  HAR  Humanities (Art)  100-499
  HHS  Humanities (History/History of Science)  100-499
  HLI  Humanities (Literature)  100-499
  HMU  Humanities (Music)  100-499
  HPL  Humanities (Philosophy)  100-499
  HSS  Humanities (Social Science)  100-499
  HUM  Humanities (General Studies)  100-599
  IPD  Integrated Product Development  500-699
  MA  Mathematics  10-999
  ME  Mechanical Engineering  100-999
  MGT  Management  100-999
  MIS  Information Systems  500-999
  MT  Materials Science and Engineering  100-999
  NANO  Nanotechnology  500-999
  NIS  Networked Information Systems  500-999
  OE  Ocean Engineering  500-999
  PAE  Product Architecture and Engineering  500-699
  PEP  Physics and Engineering Physics  100-999
  PME  Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Practices  500-699
  QF  Quantitative Finance  100-499
  REG  Registrar's Office  100-499
  SDOE  Systems Design & Operational Effectiveness  500-999
  SME  Service Management and Engineering  500-999
  SOC  Service Oriented Computing  500-999
  SSW  Systems-Centric Software Engineering  500-999
  SYS  Systems Engineering  500-999
  TG  Technogenesis  400-599
  TM  Telecommunications Management  500-999


Course numbering is nominally as follows:

 Prefix Discipline
 0-99 Pre-College/Non-College credit
 100-199 Freshman
 200-299 Sophomore
 300-399 Junior
 400-499 Senior
 500-599 Entry-level graduate courses. Upper level undergraduates, in good standing, can enroll in 500 level courses, except for courses with MGT and TM prefixes, without special permission. MGT and TM prefixed courses require special permission.
 600-799 Core level graduate courses. Upper level undergraduates, in good standing, can enroll in 600 level courses only with the permission of the instructor or advisor.
 800-899 Special Problems graduate courses
 900-999 Research Level graduate courses

Prior to September 1985, two digit course numbers were used to denote undergraduate level courses and three digit numbers were used to denote graduate level courses.

Section coding, generically, is as follows:

 Code Nominal meaning
 Single letter On-campus or open enrollment off-campus section
 CA Course by Application
 CE Course by Examination (Undergraduate Only)
 WS, W1, W2, W3, W4, W5 or WP Web Campus (On-line course)
 Double letter/digit starting with E Evening undergraduate section
 Double letter starting with L On-campus undergraduate lab section
 Double letter starting with R On-campus undergraduate recitation section
 Other two letter sections Restricted enrollment on-campus or off-campus section

Grading Scale

 Grade GPA Meaning
 A 4.00 Excellent
 A- 3.67  
 B+ 3.33  
 B 3.00 Good
 B- 2.67  
 C+ 2.33  
 C 2.00 Fair
 C- 1.67  
 D+ 1.33  
 D 1.00 Poor
 F 0.00 Failure
 P   Pass (P/F graded courses only)
 ABS   Absent
 INC   Incomplete
 IP   In Progress (800 & 900 level courses only)
 W   Withdrawn
 NG   No Grade (Used by the Registrar when a grade is expected but not available)
 S   Satisfactory (S/U graded courses only)
 U   Unsatisfactory (S/U graded courses only)

When a student retakes a course, the new grade replaces the old grade for purposes of calculating the GPA.  However, the earlier attempt of the course remains on the transcript with the grade earned as well as a note indicating that the course was repeated.

Prior to 2009 Spring, +/- grading was not applicable to Graduate courses. Also, the grades of "D+" and "D" are not applicable to Graduate courses. Credit basis is Semester-Hours.

Pursuant to the Family Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, transcript information shall not be released to a third party without the written authorization of the student.