Students who satisfy the above-mentioned criteria are admitted directly into a lower-division appropriate engineering major; those who do not meet all of these criteria are reviewed and considered on individual merits for admission as a Pre-Engineering student.
If a student cannot be placed in MAT 1073: Algebra for Scientists and Engineers or a higher level mathematics course, he or she will not be accepted as a Pre-Engineering student until he or she has the proper mathematics background. Such students may take their deficiency mathematics courses at UTSA as an undeclared major.
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Transfer students with 30 hours or more of transferable credit must meet the following requirements in order to be accepted directly into an engineering major:
Students who meet the above-mentioned criteria are admitted directly into a major and those who do not meet all of these criteria are reviewed and considered on an individual basis for admission as a Pre-Engineering student.
A transfer student who does not meet the criteria for admission directly into an engineering major and who is not admitted as a pre-engineering student may pursue other degree programs at UTSA for which they qualify.
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Freshmen applicants and transfer applicants to the College of Engineering at The University of Texas at San Antonio may be admitted directly as an Engineering Major or as a Pre-Engineering Student. A student is admitted directly into a major only if all admission criteria are met.Placement as a Pre-Engineering Student
A student placed as a pre-engineering student may not enroll in any College of Engineering courses except for 1000-level CE, EE, ME, and EGR courses until they have been certified by a department in the College of Engineering as meeting the qualifications for placement as an engineering major.
A student who meets the requirements for entering into a major within the College of Engineering, but is unsure of which major to pursue, may be admitted as an undeclared engineering student. If a student cannot meet all the admission criteria for an engineering major, he or she may be admitted as a pre-engineering student.
In order to be approved for placement as an Upper-Level Engineering Major, a student is required to demonstrate satisfactory academic performance in the following ways:
Maintain a minimum overall grade point average of 2.50 in all lower-division (1000- and 2000-level) courses that count toward the degree
Maintain a grade point average of 2.50 in all lower-division mathematics, science, and engineering courses.
An official degree plan is filed upon receiving approval to become an Upper-Level Engineering Major.
Entering students should enroll in COR 1203, Freshman Seminar (Society and Technology), as early as possible, preferably during their first semester at UTSA. The purpose of this course is to help students understand the influence of engineering and technology on society, be introduced to different engineering disciplines, and learn about skills necessary to become successful in their college education. During their first semester, students should specify their interest in a specific engineering program by selecting biomedical, civil, computer, electrical, or mechanical engineering as a major. Undecided engineering students should select a major closest to their area of interest. Prerequisites for Biomedical Engineering (BME), Civil Engineering (CE), Computer Engineering (CompEngr) Electrical Engineering (EE), Mechanical Engineering (ME), and Engineering (EGR) courses must be completed with a grade of “C” or better. A minimum grade of “C” is required for all science and mathematics courses required in the Engineering programs. Students must satisfy the University’s Core Curriculum and ABET accreditation requirements. Recommended degree plans and current ABET requirements may be obtained from the College of Engineering Undergraduate Advising Center’s Degree Plans webpage.
I. Core Curriculum Requirements: Students seeking the Bachelor of Science degree in any engineering field must fulfill University Core Curriculum requirements in the same manner as other students at UTSA. CHE 1103, MAT 1214, and PHY 1903 (also listed under section II, General Engineering requirements) may be used to satisfy the Core Curriculum requirements for Mathematics and Natural Sciences. II. General Engineering Requirements:All degree-seeking candidates in engineering must complete the following 21 semester credit hours: