Catalogue 2018 - 2019

Pre-Engineering

Admission to the College of Engineering

The admission to any undergraduate program in the College of Engineering at Western New England University is based on the undergraduate admission criteria for the College. A student may be admitted to the College of Engineering in two ways: directly into a major or as a pre-engineering student. A student is admitted directly into a major only if all College of Engineering admission criteria are met.

Engineering Major

Incoming students who meet all admission criteria will be admitted into one of the following majors: Biomedical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, or Mechanical Engineering . A student who meets the requirements for entering into a major within the College of Engineering, but is unsure of which major to pursue, may be admitted as an undeclared (ENGR) engineering student. A common curriculum for the first two semesters is provided for all engineering majors. Since the actual time required for completion of the curriculum will depend on the individual student’s ability and prior preparation, personal consultations with engineering faculty advisors permit students to participate in both the determination of their current status and the planning and scheduling of further coursework.

Pre-Engineering Student

Students not admitted into one of the above majors may be admitted as pre-engineering students and should take the prescribed pre-engineering program of study specified by the College of Engineering. A student’s academic performance will be monitored by their engineering faculty adviser. Students can advance into an engineering major when the admissions criteria specified by the College of Engineering are satisfied. A pre-engineering student may not enroll in any College of Engineering courses except for ENGR 100 and ENGR 105 until they have been certified by the College of Engineering as meeting the qualifications for placement as an engineering major.

Conditions for placement into an engineering major include the following:

a) A grade of “C” or higher in both Calculus I and II (Math 133, and 134)

b) A grade of “C” or higher in PHYS 133 or PHYS 132

c) A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0

 

Since the actual time required for completion of the curriculum will depend on the individual student’s ability and prior preparation, personal consultations with their engineering faculty advisor permit students to participate in both the determination of their current status and the planning and scheduling of further coursework.

 

 

 

Degree Requirements

Pre-Engineering Student First-Year Course of Study

Based upon the results of a mathematics placement exam and demonstrated proficiency in the mathematics in high school or pre-calculus in College, a pre-engineering student could qualify to be placed into MATH 133, and PHYS 133 in the Fall semester and MATH 134, PHYS 134, and ENGR 105 in the Spring semester.

Freshmen Year - Fall Semester

ENGL 132English Composition I

3 cr.

ENGR 100Engineering Seminar & College Success Skills

2 cr.

MATH 109Pre-Calculus Mathematics

3 cr.

PHYS 131Elements of Mechanics I

3 cr.

ENGR 105/HONE 105Computer Programming for Engineers

2 cr.

PEHR 151Personal Health and Wellness

1 cr.

Total Credit Hours:14

Freshmen Year - Spring Semester

ENGL 133English Composition II

3 cr.

MATH 130Problem Solving in Calculus

1 cr.

MATH 133Calculus I

4 cr.

PHYS 132Elements of Mechanics II

4 cr.

PEHR 153-199Lifetime Activity

1 cr.

Total Credit Hours:13

Total Credit Hours: 27