Students typically complete their program prerequisites and general education requirements (roughly 90 credits) during their freshmen and sophomore years.
Engineering Undeclared (ENGRUD) students: Complete the College of Engineering Placement Requirements for placement into the BSENVE program.
Transfer and non-Direct to College (DTC) students: Application requirements are designated below with a single asterisk (*) whereas enrollment requirements are designated with a double asterisk (**). For a complete list of application and enrollment requirements, see the College of Engineering Prerequistie by Major for Transfer and Non-DTC Student page.
Mathematics (24 credits)
- MATH 124 Calc/Analytic Geom I (5 credits)*
- MATH 125 Calc/Analytic Geom II (5 credits)*
- MATH 126 Calc/Analytic Geom III (5 credits)*
- AMATH 351 or MATH 207 Differential Equations (3 credits)**
- AMATH 352 or MATH 208 Matrix/Linear Algebra (3 credits)
- IND E 315 or STAT 390 Probability and Statistics (3-4 credits)
Sciences (35+ credits)
- BIOL 180 Intro Biology (5 credits)**
- CHEM 142 General Chemistry (5 credits)*
- CHEM 152 General Chemistry (5 credits)*
- CHEM 162 General Chemistry (5 credits)**
- PHYS 121 Mechanics (5 credits)*
- PHYS 122 Electromagnetism (5 credits)*
- PHYS 123 Waves (5 credits)**
- Note: Students need to take 1 additional science course for graduation. See BSENVE E&S Elective list for details on approved courses.
Engineering Fundamentals (16 credits)
- AMATH 301 Beg Sci Computing, CSE 122 Introduction to Computer Programming II, CSE 142 Computer Programming I or CSE 160 Data Programming (4 credits) **
- AA 210 Statics (4 credits)*
- CEE 220 Mechanics of Materials (4 credits)**
- AA 260 Thermodynamics (4 credits)**
- (Alternative Thermodynamics Courses: ME 323, PHYS 224)
Written Communication (12 credits)
- English Composition (5 credits)*
- ENGR 231: Intro to Technical Writing (3 credits)
- Additional Composition or Writing (4 credits)
Economics (4-5 credits)
- IND E 250 (4 credits), ECON 200 (5 credits), or ECON 201 (5 credits)
- Note: ECON 200/ECON 201 will also satisfy the Individuals & Societies requirement.
Areas of Inquiry (24 credits)
- Arts and Humanities (A&H) (10 credits)
- Social Sciences (SSc) (10 credits)
- Additional A&H and/or SSc (4 credits)
Diversity (3 credits)
- One course to satisfy UW’s diversity requirement. Find courses using the General Education Requirement Course Search Tool. Diversity credits may concurrently satisfy A&H, SSc, or major requirements.