College of Engineering - 2016 Pool

For more information, please visit the College of Engineering Undergraduate site.

Entrance to College

See Change of Major information regarding the requirements to enter the college in general, pre-major status.

2016 Entrance to Major Pool

(students entering Penn State SU14, FA14, SP15)

Entrance to Major (ETM) Requirements

ETM Requirements for majors in the College of Engineering
Major Minimum Cumulative GPA Credits/Courses/Grades Additional Criteria
Aerospace Engineering (AERSP) * 3.00*

Courses required with a grade of C or better:

  • CHEM 110
  • MATH 140
  • MATH 141
  • MATH 250 (required for major)
     or MATH 251
  • PHYS 211
  • PHYS 212
 
Architectural Engineering, Premajor Status (ENGAE) 3.00 Preference given to students with a 3.0 cumulative GPA who have completed MATH 140, MATH 141, CHEM 110, and PHYS 211 with grades of C or higher after the spring semester of their first year

Enrollment limited

First-year ENGR students must file engineering freshman preference

For admission to ENGAE, interested DUS students must be identified by their advisers by the end of the student's first year

Not available to transfer students

Architectural Engineering (A E) * 3.00*

Courses required with a grade of C or better:

  • CHEM 110
  • MATH 140
  • MATH 141
  • MATH 250 (required for major)
     or MATH 251
  • PHYS 211
  • PHYS 212
 
Biological Engineering (B E) 2.00

Minimum third-semester classification

Courses required with a grade of C or better:

  • CHEM 110
  • MATH 140
  • MATH 141
  • MATH 251 (required for major)
     or MATH 250
  • PHYS 211
  • PHYS 212
 
Biomedical Engineering (BME) * 3.30*

Courses required with a grade of C or better:

  • CHEM 110
  • MATH 140
  • MATH 141
  • MATH 251 (required for major)
     or MATH 250
  • PHYS 211
  • PHYS 212
 
Chemical Engineering (CH E) * 3.00*

Courses required with a grade of C or better:

  • CHEM 110
  • MATH 140
  • MATH 141
  • MATH 251 (required for major)
     or MATH 250
  • PHYS 211
  • PHYS 212
 
Civil Engineering (C E) * 3.00*

Courses required with a grade of C or better:

  • CHEM 110
  • MATH 140
  • MATH 141
  • MATH 251 (required for major)
     or MATH 250
  • PHYS 211
  • PHYS 212
 
Computer Engineering (CMPEN) * 3.00*

Courses required with a grade of C or better:

  • CHEM 110
  • MATH 140
  • MATH 141
  • MATH 250 (required for major)
     or MATH 251
  • PHYS 211
  • PHYS 212
 
Computer Science (CMPSC) * 3.00*

Courses required with a grade of C or better:

  • CMPSC 122
  • MATH 140
  • MATH 141
  • MATH 230
  • PHYS 211
  • PHYS 212
 
Data Sciences (DASC) 2.00

Minimum third-semester classification

Courses required with a grade of C or better:

  • CMPSC 121
  • CMPSC 122
  • IST 210
  • MATH 140
  • MATH 141
  • STAT 200
 
Electrical Engineering (E E) 2.00

Minimum third-semester classification

Courses required with a grade of C or better:

  • CHEM 110
  • MATH 140
  • MATH 141
  • MATH 250 (required for major)
     or MATH 251
  • PHYS 211
  • PHYS 212
 
Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology (EMET) 2.00 Minimum third-semester classification  
Engineering Science (E SC) 3.00

Minimum third-semester classification

Courses required with a grade of C or better:

  • CHEM 110
  • MATH 140
  • MATH 141
  • MATH 251 (required for major)
     or MATH 250
  • PHYS 211
  • PHYS 212

Honors major

General Engineering (G E) 2.00

Minimum third-semester classification

Courses required with a grade of C or better:

  • CHEM 110
  • MATH 140
  • MATH 141
  • MATH 251 (required for major)
     or MATH 250
  • PHYS 211
  • PHYS 212
 
Industrial Engineering (I E) * 3.00*

Courses required with a grade of C or better:

  • CHEM 110
  • MATH 140
  • MATH 141
  • MATH 250 (required for major)
     or MATH 251
  • PHYS 211
  • PHYS 212
 
Mechanical Engineering (M E) * 3.00*

Courses required with a grade of C or better:

  • CHEM 110
  • MATH 140
  • MATH 141
  • MATH 251 (required for major)
     or MATH 250
  • PHYS 211
  • PHYS 212
 
Nuclear Engineering (NUC E) * 3.00*

Courses required with a grade of C or better:

  • CHEM 110
  • MATH 140
  • MATH 141
  • MATH 251 (required for major)
     or MATH 250
  • PHYS 211
  • PHYS 212
 
Surveying Engineering (SUR E) 2.00 Minimum third-semester classification  

Notes

* This major is under administrative enrollment controls. Students must complete all required courses by the end of the entrance-to-major pool semester and must confirm their major choices by the published deadline for the ETM process. To be considered for an enrollment-controlled major, students must be in the College of Engineering or DUS at the time they confirm their major selection. Students must have the stated CGPA at the end of the semester preceding the pool semester to be guaranteed entrance to this major. However, "If there is still space after all of the students who meet these criteria have been accepted, selections are made from the remaining students in the pool of applicants, starting with the highest GPA, until the approved maximum number of students to enter the major is reached. No student with less than a 2.00 cumulative GPA is accepted" (Undergraduate Advising Handbook).