Admission into the Professional Program
The College of Engineering recognizes two distinct levels in the program of study leading to the Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering. The principal feature of the bi-level engineering curriculum structure is that certain admission criteria must be satisfied before credit can be earned in the professional program. These criteria are distinct from the general University requirements; see the Undergraduate Catalog.
Hereafter, the term "pre-professional courses" is used for courses required in the first two years of the degree program as specified by the department, and the term "professional courses" is used for courses required in the third and fourth years of the degree program.
For advancement to the ME and AE professional program, students must meet the following requirements:
Students must have completed all pre-professional courses with a grade of C or better, complied with the Three-Attempt Rule, and achieved a minimum three-calculation GPA of 2.25.
Limitations on Enrollment:
The University and the College of Engineering reserve the right to limit enrollment in any program, based on the availability of facilities and staff. To achieve such limitations, grade point averages and other measures of student potential beyond the minimum stated above may be applied.
Taking professional level courses prior to completion of the preprofessional program:
Students who have not completed all pre-professional courses may, with advisor approval, be allowed to take professional courses during the semester in which the final pre-professional courses are completed. Approval to continue in the professional program will be based on the academic performance criteria given above.