Pre-Professional Engineering Program

Entering freshmen and all transfer students in the bachelor of science programs for engineering majors will be admitted directly to the College's preprofessional program as pre-engineering students. The following are required for students to be admitted to their major of choice in the College of Engineering and Computer Science:

  1. Students must meet University admission requirements.
  2. In each core course listed below, students must obtain a minimum grade of “C.” Advanced placement scores of 4 or above will be given credit for the appropriate course(s). A score of 5 is equivalent to an "A," and a score of "4" is equivalent to a "B."
  3. A maximum of two attempts will be allowed for any of the listed courses. Failure to receive a passing grade in the second attempt (including withdrawals) is grounds for denial of admission to an engineering or computer science program.


Pre-Professional Engineering Program Core Courses


B.S. in Civil, Computer, Electrical, Environmental, Mechanical and Ocean Engineering
Calculus with Analytic Geometry 1 MAC 2311 4
General Physics for Engineers 1 PHY 2048 3

B.S. in Geomatics Engineering
Calculus with Analytic Geometry 1 MAC 2311 4


(1) MAC 2311 and MAC 2253 are substitutes.
(2) PHY 2043 and PHY 2048 are substitutes.

The entry-level mathematics requirement for the engineering programs is Calculus with Analytic Geometry 1. Students who are placed in lower-level mathematics courses and who need to maintain full-time status, may have problems finding courses that are accepted in an engineering or computer science program in future semesters. This may delay their entry into a particular engineering or computer science program.

After successfully completing the core courses, students may apply to a particular engineering program. Admission will be based on the student's performance in the core courses. The Division of Engineering Student Services and Advising is available to assist students in selection of a major field of study and can be reached at 561-297-2780 or .

Students with engineering degrees from ABET accredited institutions will be directly admitted to engineering or computer science programs of their choice.

Students may appeal denial of admission to a major through the academic petition process. For an appeal to have merit, students must explain new academic or personal information as well as extenuating circumstances. The evidence should show a student's case is stronger than the GPA evidence suggests. The faculty coordinator for the preprofessional program will review the petition according to the established College guidelines and make a recommendation to the academic petition committee.