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Direct to College (DTC) - in process of updating

Direct to College is a new admission process that assures incoming freshman students who are admitted into the College of Engineering that they can pursue an engineering degree at the UW. The changes take effect for the incoming freshman class of 2018.

We are in the process of updating our website to reflect the changes. For details, see:

April 2017 announcement  Direct to College FAQ

Required Courses by Department

Each Engineering department requires certain courses in math, natural sciences, communication, and engineering fundamentals. Use the table to compare the requirements for most engineering departments, or click the links for these special cases:


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Adm = Required for department admission  Grad = Required to graduate.

 Math Prerequisites

  A&A BioE ChmE CEE CmpE* EE ISE ME MSE
Math 124, 125, 126
Calculus 1, 2, 3
5 credits each
Adm Adm Adm Adm Adm Adm Adm Adm Adm
Math 307
Differentl Equations
3 credits
Adm Grad Adm Grad - Grad Grad Grad Adm
Math 308
Matrix Algebra
3 credits
Adm Grad Grad Adm Grad
or Math 318
Grad Grad Grad Grad
Math 309
Linear Analysis
3 credits
- - Grad
or IndE 315
or Math/Stat 390
- - - - Grad
or Math 324
or AMath 353
Grad
or Math 324
or IndE 315
or Math/Stat 390
Math 324
Advanced Calc I
3 credits
Adm
no later than
autumn qtr of
admiss. More»
- - - - Grad - Grad
or Math 309
or AMath 353
Grad
or Math 324
or IndE 315
or Math/Stat 390
IndE 315
Prob & Stat for Eng
3 credits
- Grad
or Math/Stat 390
Grad
or Math 309
or Math/Stat 390
Grad
or Math/Stat 390
- Grad
or Math/Stat 390
Grad Grad
or Math/Stat 390
Grad
or Math 309
or Math 324
or Math/Stat 390
Math/Stat 390
Prob & Stats
4 credits
- Grad
or IndE 315
Grad
or Math 309
or IndE 315
Grad
or IndE 315
- Grad
or IndE 315
- Grad
or IndE 315
Grad
or Math 309
or Math 324
or IndE 315

 Natural Science Prerequisites

  A&A BioE ChmE CEE CmpE* EE ISE ME MSE
Biol 180, 200
Intro Biology
5 credits each
- Adm
contact advisor if 180 is full
- - - - - - -
Chem 142
Gen Chem I/lab
5 credits
Adm Adm Adm Adm - Adm Adm Adm Adm
Chem 152
Gen Chem II/lab
5 credits
Strongly
recom-
mended
Adm Adm Grad - - Adm Adm Adm
Chem 162
Gen Chem III/lab
5 credits
- Adm Adm - - - - - -
Chem 223 or 237
Organic Chemistry
4 credits
- Adm Grad - - - - - -
Chem 224 or 238
Organic Chemistry
4 credits
- - Grad - - - - - -
Phys 121
Mechanics/lab
4/1 credits
Adm Adm Adm Adm Adm Adm Adm Adm Adm
Phys 122
Elec & Mag/lab
4/1 credits
Adm Adm Adm Adm Grad Adm Adm Adm Adm
Phys 123
Waves/lab
4/1 credits
Adm - Grad Grad Strongly
recom-
mended
Grad Adm Grad Grad

 Written & Oral Communication Prerequisites

  A&A BioE ChmE CEE CmpE* EE ISE ME MSE
Engl. Composition
English Composition
5 credits
Adm Adm Adm Adm Adm Adm Adm Adm Adm
HCDE 231
Technical Writing
3 credits
- - Grad Grad Grad Grad Grad Grad Grad

 Engineering Fundamentals Prerequisites

  A&A BioE ChemE CEE CmpE* EE ISE ME MSE
ME 123
Visualization & CAD
4 credits
- - - - - - - Grad -
AMATH 301
Scientific Computing
4 credits
Adm
no later than
autumn qtr of
admiss. More»
Adm Grad
or CSE 142
Adm
or CSE 142
- - - Grad Adm
or CSE 142
CSE 142
Computer Programming I
4 credits
- - Grad
or AMATH 301
Adm
or AMATH 301
Adm Grad Grad - Adm
or AMATH 301
CSE 143
Computer Programming II
5 credits
- - - - Adm Grad - - -
MSE 170
Materials Science
4 credits
- - - - - - Grad Grad Adm
AA 210
Statics
4 credits
Adm - - Adm - - Grad Adm Grad
EE 215
Fund of Elec Engr
4 credits
- - - - Grad
or EE 205
Grad Grad Grad Grad
CEE 220
Mech of Materials
4 credits
Adm - - Adm - - Grad Adm Grad
ME 230
Dynamics
4 credits
Adm - - Adm - - Grad Adm -
INDE 250
Engr Economy
4 credits
- - - - - - Grad - -
AA 260
Thermodynamics
4 credits
Adm - - - - - - - -