Future Students

This page has been updated to reflect UW Engineering's new Direct to College (DTC) admission process. The changes take effect for the incoming freshman class of 2018. For details, see:

April 2017 announcement  Direct to College FAQ

Admission Prerequisites

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BSCE Program Prerequisites

Engineering Undeclared (ENGRUD) students who were admitted Direct to College: See Placement Requirements by Major for ENGRUD Students on the College of Enginering website.

For Transfer and Non-DTC students: See application and enrollment requirements on the College's Prerequisites by Major page. (Hint: you can filter out the other departments.) 

  • Cumulative UW GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • Grade of 2.0 or higher in each required course
  • Completion of minimum requirements do not guarantee admission to major.

Application Requirements: Courses below marked with an asterisk (*) must be complete by April 5 in order to apply for the BSCE major.

Enrollment requirements: The remaining courses must be completed prior to enrollment in the major. (It is strongly recommended that both CHEM 152 and PHYS 123 are also completed prior to enrollment in the major.)


  • MATH 124*, 125*, and 126* Calculus
  • MATH 308 Matrix Algebra


  • CHEM 142* General Chemistry (5 credits)
  • PHYS 121* Mechanics (5 credits)
  • PHYS 122* Elect-Mag & Oscillation (5 credits)

Engineering Fundamentals

  • AMATH 301 Beg Sci Computing or CSE 142 Computer Programming I (4 credits)
    Note: AMATH 301 preferred
  • AA 210* Statics (4 credits)
  • CEE 220 Mechanics of Materials (4 credits)
  • ME 230 Dynamics (4 credits)

Written Communication

  • English Composition* (5 credits)