Admission

Prerequisites for the Capacity-Constrained Application Process for Engineering Majors

For prospective transfer, current non-Engineering Undeclared (non-DTC) students and Engineering Undeclared students with advanced credit, this table provides a quick picture of the courses required before applying to an engineering major and, if admitted, the courses required before enrolling in the engineering major.

  • Application requirements must be completed by the application deadline.
  • Enrollment requirements must be completed by the start of the quarter for which you’re enrolling.
  • All majors require a minimum grade of 2.0 in each course and 2.50 GPA in prerequisites. Exception: BioE requires a minimum 2.5 grade in CHEM 162.

Note: The Human Centered Design & Engineering major requirements are different enough that they are not captured on this table.
 


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Application requirements (complete by application deadline)
 
Enrollment requirements (complete by the start of your first quarter in the major)
Course AA BioE BSE ChemE† CivE CompE* EE EnvE ISE MSE ME
AA 260 required prior to enrollment             required prior to enrollment      
AA 210 required to apply       required to apply     required to apply required to apply   required to apply
AMATH 301 required prior to enrollment required prior to enrollment     required prior to enrollment or CSE 142     required prior to enrollment   required prior to enrollment or CSE 142  
BIOL 180   required prior to enrollment                  
CEE 220 required prior to enrollment       required prior to enrollment     required prior to enrollment required prior to enrollment or ME 230   required prior to enrollment
CHEM 142* required to apply required to apply required to apply required to apply required to apply   required to apply required to apply required to apply required to apply required to apply
CHEM 152   required to apply required to apply required to apply       required to apply required prior to enrollment required to apply required prior to enrollment
CHEM 162   required to apply required to apply required to apply       required prior to enrollment      
CHEM 223 or 237   required prior to enrollment                  
CSE 142         required prior to enrollment or AMATH 301 required to apply       required prior to enrollment or AMATH 301  
CSE 143           required to apply          
English Composition required to apply required to apply required to apply required to apply required to apply required to apply required to apply required to apply required to apply required to apply required to apply
MATH 124, 125, 126* required to apply required to apply required to apply required to apply required to apply required to apply required to apply required to apply required to apply required to apply required to apply
MATH 307 required prior to enrollment     required to apply     required prior to enrollment required prior to enrollment or AMATH 351   required prior to enrollment  
MATH 308 required prior to enrollment       required prior to enrollment            
MATH 324 required prior to enrollment                    
ME 230 required prior to enrollment       required prior to enrollment       required prior to enrollment or CEE 220   required prior to enrollment
MSE 170                   required prior to enrollment  
PHYS 121 required to apply required to apply required to apply required to apply required to apply required to apply required to apply required to apply required to apply required to apply required to apply
PHYS 122 required to apply required prior to enrollment   required to apply required to apply   required to apply required to apply required to apply required to apply required to apply
PHYS 123 required prior to enrollment           required prior to enrollment required prior to enrollment required prior to enrollment    


† Note for Chemical Engineering (ChemE) students: Up to two (2) application requirements may be in progress at the time of application. Students should also see the department continuation policy for courses such as A MATH 301 or CSE 142, CHEM 237 (or 223, 335), and CHEM 238 (or 224, 335), and PHYS 123 which must be finished by the end of the summer quarter following the spring quarter of admission to the major. If you have questions about course requirements and their planning (or anything else) please contact an adviser in the chemical engineering program.

Accelerated/Honors options

* Denotes a course that has an Accelerated/Honors option 

  • CHEM 143, 153 or 145, 155, 165 can replace CHEM 142, 152, 162
  • MATH 134, 135, 136 can replace MATH 124, 125, 126 and MATH 307, 308
  • PHYS 141, 142, 143 can replace PHYS 121, 122, 123

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