Academic Programs Catalog

College of Engineering

Undergraduate Programs

Admission to the College

Admission to the College of Engineering and a specific major provides access to enroll in certain courses required for the major. Enrollments in the College of Engineering are limited.

Admission is based on the cumulative grade–point average of all courses taken and a grade–point average calculated on mathematics, physical and biological sciences, and engineering courses.

For additional information, students should contact the Office of the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies, College of Engineering.

Minimum criteria for admission to the college are:

  1. Completion of at least 12 credits of Michigan State University courses, including at least 6 credits in mathematics, physical and biological sciences, and engineering for freshmen and sophomores, and at least 10 credits in mathematics, physical and biological sciences, and engineering for juniors and seniors.
  2. Completion of Mathematics 132 and 133.
  3. A minimum grade-point average of 2.0 in all mathematics courses.
  4. Completion of Chemistry 141 or 151 or approved substitution or waiver. Computer Science majors are not required to fulfill this requirement.
  5. Completion of Physics 183.
  6. Completion of Engineering 102 or Computer Science and Engineering 231 or Computer Science and Engineering 220 or approved substitution or waiver.
  7. Completion of Engineering 100.

Freshmen and sophomores who have declared specific engineering majors (excluding Engineering No-Preference) are automatically reviewed at the end of every semester, and are either admitted or informed of their progress. Others may apply for admission during each semester, and applications will be reviewed after the end of each semester. Students must be admitted to a degree-granting college at the time they have completed 56 credits.