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Engineering Fundamentals

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Engineering is the application of math and physics in order to solve real-world problems. Students with an interest in earning a BSCE or BSME degree must meet ASU’s admission standards as outlined in the University Catalog.

Our degree plans begin with Calculus I. Students must meet the following prerequisites to enroll in Calculus I

  • Earn a C or better in college level math courses including: College Algebra, Trigonometry and Precalculus through dual credit; OR
  • Place into Calculus I through our campus math placement exam; OR
  • Earn credit for Calculus I through the AP Calculus AB exam with a score of 3 or higher.

Incoming freshman enrolled in MATH 1316 Trigonometry or MATH 2312 Precalculus (or higher) begin the program as Engineering Fundamentals students and must satisfy all of the Engineering Fundamentals requirements. Students remain Engineering Fundamentals majors until they successfully complete the Engineering Advancement Exam, maintain an overall GPA of 2.50, and complete the following courses:

Civil Engineering

  • Engineering 1201 - Introduction to Engineering
  • Engineering 1304 - Engineering Graphics
  • Engineering 1307 - Plane Surveying
  • Engineering 2301* - Engineering Mechanics - Statics
  • Engineering 2302* - Engineering Mechanics - Dynamics
  • Mathematics 2413* - Calculus I
  • Mathematics 2414* - Calculus II
  • Physics 2325/2125* - Fundamentals of Physics I
  • Physics 2326/2126* - Fundamentals of Physics II

Mechanical Engineering

  • Engineering 1201 - Introduction to Engineering
  • Engineering 1304 - Engineering Graphics
  • Engineering 2301* - Engineering Mechanics - Statics
  • Engineering 2302* - Engineering Mechanics - Dynamics
  • Engineering 2305 - Electrical Circuits
  • Mathematics 2413* - Calculus I
  • Mathematics 2414* - Calculus II
  • Physics 2325/2125* - Fundamentals of Physics I
  • Physics 2326/2126* - Fundamentals of Physics II

Courses noted with an asterisk must be completed with a grade of C or better. Schedule an appointment with the Engineering Academic Advisor to confirm your eligibility to sit for the next scheduled Engineering Advancement Exam.

After satisfying all the criteria listed above, students become Civil or Mechanical Engineering majors and must complete all remaining requirements to earn a BSCE or a BSME degree as outlined in the University Catalog.