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College of Engineering

General Requirements

College of Engineering:

Applicants who meet the eligibility requirements listed below may apply for admission to the College of Engineering at Penn State University Park.

All College of Engineering majors require the successful completion of a 4 credit college calculus course for transfer consideration.

Applicants who have or will have completed no more than two full time semesters may apply for admission to the College of Engineering pre-major status (ENGR) at a campus other than University Park. Students in this category typically have one year to complete entrance-to-major coursework to qualify for entrance into a College of Engineering major at University Park.

NOTE: Architectural Engineering is not available to any transfer student, even those admitted to the College of Engineering pre-major status (ENGR).

NOTE: Applicants who hold a baccalaureate degree in any major typically will not be admitted to a baccalaureate degree program.

Important dates:

Applications and complete credentials for fall semester must be received by July 1, for spring semester by December 1, and for summer session by May 1. Applicants with 3 semesters of college course work will not be considered for spring admission.

Penn State offers a variety options for students interested in Engineering and Engineering related fields.
Explore Engineering related majors

College of Engineering: Baccalaureate Transfer Requirements

Aerospace Engineering (AERSP)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)
No transfer admission at University Park. Applicants who have less than two years of attempted college coursework may apply for admission to the College of Engineering pre-major status (ENGR) at a campus other than University Park. 4 credits of college calculus are required.
Architectural Engineering (A E)
Not available for transfer admission.
Biological Engineering (B E)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)
8 credits of calculus with analytic geometry, 3-4 credits of differential equations, 8 credits of calculus-based physics – mechanics and electricity and magnetism, and 3 credits of college chemistry are required.
Biomedical Engineering (BME)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)
No transfer admission at University Park. Applicants who have less than two years of attempted college coursework may apply for admission to the College of Engineering pre-major status (ENGR) at a campus other than University Park. 4 credits of college calculus are required.
Chemical Engineering (CH E)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)
No transfer admission at University Park. Applicants who have less than two years of attempted college coursework may apply for admission to the College of Engineering pre-major status (ENGR) at a campus other than University Park. 4 credits of college calculus are required.
Civil Engineering (C E)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)
No transfer admission at University Park. Applicants who have less than two years of attempted college coursework may apply for admission to the College of Engineering pre-major status (ENGR) at a campus other than University Park. 4 credits of college calculus are required.
Computer Engineering (CMPEN)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)
No transfer admission at University Park. Applicants who have less than two years of attempted college coursework may apply for admission to the College of Engineering pre-major status (ENGR) at a campus other than University Park. 4 credits of college calculus are required.
Computer Science (CMPSC)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)
No transfer admission at University Park. Applicants who have less than two years of attempted college coursework may apply for admission to the College of Engineering pre-major status (ENGR) at a campus other than University Park. 4 credits of college calculus are required.
Data Sciences (DATSC_BS)
(Start at any campus and Finish: University Park)
Not Available for transfer admission.
Electrical Engineering (E E)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)
8 credits of calculus with analytic geometry, 3-4 credits of differential equations, 8 credits of calculus-based physics – mechanics and electricity and magnetism, and 3 credits of college chemistry are required.
Electro - Mechanical Engineering Technology (EMET)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Altoona, Berks, New Kensington, York)
8 credits of calculus with analytic geometry, 3-4 credits of differential equations, 8 credits of calculus-based physics – mechanics and electricity and magnetism, and 3 credits of college chemistry are required.
Engineering (undecided) (ENGR)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)
Applicants who have less than two years of attempted college coursework may apply for admission to the College of Engineering pre-major status (ENGR) at a campus other than University Park. 4 credits of college calculus are required. Students in this category typically have one year to complete entrance-to-major coursework to qualify for entrance into a College of Engineering major at University Park.
Engineering Science (E SC)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)
8 credits of calculus with analytic geometry, 3-4 credits of differential equations, 8 credits of calculus-based physics – mechanics and electricity and magnetism, and 3 credits of college chemistry are required.
General Engineering (G E)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Abington, Brandywine, DuBois, Hazleton)
8 credits of calculus with analytic geometry, 3-4 credits of differential equations, 8 credits of calculus-based physics – mechanics and electricity and magnetism, and 3 credits of college chemistry are required.
Industrial Engineering (I E)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)
No transfer admission at University Park. Applicants who have less than two years of attempted college coursework may apply for admission to the College of Engineering pre-major status (ENGR) at a campus other than University Park. 4 credits of college calculus are required.
Mechanical Engineering (M E)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)
No transfer admission at University Park. Applicants who have less than two years of attempted college coursework may apply for admission to the College of Engineering pre-major status (ENGR) at a campus other than University Park. 4 credits of college calculus are required.
Nuclear Engineering (NUC E)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)
No transfer admission at University Park. Applicants who have less than two years of attempted college coursework may apply for admission to the College of Engineering pre-major status (ENGR) at a campus other than University Park. 4 credits of college calculus are required.
Surveying Engineering (SUR E)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Wilkes-Barre)
8 credits of calculus with analytic geometry, 3-4 credits of differential equations, 8 credits of calculus-based physics – mechanics and electricity and magnetism, and 3 credits of college chemistry are required.