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College of Engineering

Students entering Penn State SU15, FA15, SP16

Entrance to College

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

Students requesting a change into the college will be considered on the basis of their academic performance, the relevance of the courses they have taken to majors in the College of Engineering, and indications of their potential to succeed in one of the college's majors.

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

Credit window: 40-59 cumulative credits

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) 2.60

Credit window: 12-39 cumulative credits

Courses required with a grade of C or better:

  • CHEM 110
  • MATH 140
  • MATH 141
  • PHYS 211

Not available to advanced standing (transfer) admission students

Architectural Engineering (A E) * 2.60

Credit window: 40-59 cumulative credits

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
 
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) * 3.20

Credit window: 40-59 cumulative credits

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) * 3.20

Credit window: 40-59 cumulative credits

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) * 2.60

Credit window: 40-59 cumulative credits

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) * 2.60

Credit window: 40-59 cumulative credits

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) * 2.60

Credit window: 40-59 cumulative credits

Courses required with a grade of C or better:

  • CMPSC 122
  • MATH 140
  • MATH 141
  • MATH 230
  • PHYS 211
  • PHYS 212
 
Data Sciences (DTSCE_BS) 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) * 2.60

Credit window: 40-59 cumulative credits

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) * 3.10

Credit window: 40-59 cumulative credits

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) * 2.60

Credit window: 40-59 cumulative credits

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  

* These majors are under administrative enrollment controls. To enter these majors, students must:

  • complete the entrance requirements in the table above
  • be enrolled in the College of Engineering or in the Division of Undergraduate Studies
  • apply to enter the major when they are within the 40–59 cumulative credit window