Admission Information for Degreed Applicant
Individuals who already have a bachelor’s degree and are considering a career change or career enhancement often inquire about pursuing an engineering program. They sometimes have the misconception that an engineering degree can be achieved in 30 semester hours or less. This is not the case, and an undergrad degree in engineering may not be the best, nor is it the only, option.
Applicants whose undergraduate program did not include calculus, chemistry, and physics OR applicants who completed these specific courses more than five years ago need to strengthen their math and science preparation before taking required technical courses. They can expect three-four years of full-time enrollment (or longer, of course, for part-time students) in order to earn a Bachelor of Science in one of seven fields of engineering. Apply through the University’s Undergraduate Admissions Office as a “2nd degree senior.”
The Master of Science degree program is appropriate for applicants who wish to pursue an engineering degree and who meet one of the following criteria:
- Earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics or a field of science
- Earned a bachelor’s degree in engineering at another university.
Apply for admission through the University’s Graduate School.
Applicants who already have an undergraduate or graduate engineering degree and simply want to take a course to supplement their knowledge without intent to pursue another degree may apply as “post-baccalaureate non-degree.” It is the student’s responsibility to make sure that all academic pre-requisites are met.
Questions about which approach will serve your needs best should be directed to the academic department that you are interested in.