Engineering Learning Community

The Engineering Residential Learning Community is open to students majoring in Civil, Electrical, Environmental and Mechanical Engineering.

Residential Learning Communities (RLC) allow you to live with other students sharing the same academic major or special interest. As an RLC member, you have the opportunity to attend social and academic programs with other students, interact with faculty outside of the classroom, and get to know an upper division Community Mentor who shares your major or interest area.

Residential Learning Communities (RLC) are located in one of 10 Freshmen Connection Halls and participants are eligible for priority room selection. Additional information regarding room and roommate selection will be sent to student NAU email accounts if you are accepted into the RLC.

Priority enrollment

Seats in certain high-demand, major-based classes will be reserved for Engineering Learning Community residents. Your adviser will help you enroll in these courses. Visit Priority Enrollment to find out more about enrollment and advising. 

Seats will be reserved in:

Fall semester:

  • MAT 125 – Precalculus: covers the concepts of function, graphs, absolute value, linear, polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions, and systems of equations, in addition to analytic geometry. Students in the learning community will be enrolled in the same section of this course.
    OR
  • MAT 136 - Calculus I: building on the foundations of pre-calculus, this course covers the calculus of one variable including basic concepts, interpretations, techniques, and applications of differentiation and integration. Students in the learning community will be enrolled in the same section of this course.
    AND
  • EGR 186 - Intro to Engineering Design: students are introduced to the design process, problem-solving techniques, teaming skills, oral and written communication skills, and tools for success in academic and professional careers. Multiple hands-on projects are also included. Students in the learning community will be enrolled in the same section of this course.

Spring Semester:

  • MAT 136 - Calculus I: building on the foundations of precalculus, this course covers the calculus of one variable including basic concepts, interpretations, techniques, and applications of differentiation and integration. Students in the learning community will be encouraged to enroll in the same section of this course.
    OR
  • MAT 137 - Calculus II: building on Calculus I, this course covers concepts, techniques, and applications of integration, differential equations, Taylor polynomials, and infinite series. Students in the learning community will be encouraged to enroll in the same section of this course.