The Hal and Inge Marcus School of Engineering requires a separate application for the Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical or civil engineering. Admission is contingent upon meeting specific criteria. Upon acceptance a student will declare civil engineering or mechanical engineering as their major.
Generally a student will initiate the application process at the beginning of the second semester sophomore year.
Criteria for admission
- 2.5 GPA
- C- or better in the following courses (or equivalent if transferring from another institution):
- MTH 171, calculus 1
- MTH 172, calculus 2
- PHY 171, 171L, introductory physics 1 and lab (calculus based)
- C or better in the following courses (or equivalent if transferring from another institution):
- GE 204, statics
- GE 103, graphics, computer-aided drafting and solid modeling
- Students may be conditionally accepted until the completion of the following courses with a C or better (or equivalent if transferring from another institution):
- GE 205, dynamics
- GE 206, mechanics of materials
It should be noted that the following courses are prerequisites for some junior-level and subsequent senior-level engineering courses, even though admittance into the engineering program is not dependent on them:
- CHM 141/L, general chemistry and lab or CHM 145/L, chemistry for engineering students with laboratory
- MTH 322, differential equations
- PHY 172, 172L introductory physics 2 and lab (calculus based)
A student who has been rejected has the right to petition the chairperson and ask for an interview to be considered for conditional or non-conditional acceptance. If the chairperson denies acceptance, the student has the right to petition the dean and ask for conditional or non-conditional acceptance.
You will be provided with an engineering advisor while you are a pre-engineering major. This does not mean that you are automatically accepted into the The Hal and Inge Marcus School of Engineering.