Kazem Kazerounian, Ph.D. Dean
Daniel Burkey, Ph.D. Associate Dean
A. Brian Schwarz Director of Undergraduate Advising
Degrees Offered and Accreditation
The School of Engineering offers four-year programs leading to:
Bachelor of Science in Engineering (B.S.E.) degrees
- Biomedical Engineering (128-credits)*
- Chemical Engineering (128-credits)*
- Civil Engineering (128-credits)*
- Computer Science and Engineering (126-credits)*#
- Computer Engineering (126-credits)*
- Electrical Engineering (126-credits)*
- Engineering Physics (128-credits)
- Environmental Engineering (128-credits)*
- Materials Science and Engineering (128-credits)*
- Mechanical Engineering (128-credits)*
Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degrees
- Computer Science (120-credits)#
- Management and Engineering for Manufacturing (138-credits)* (jointly offered with the School of Business) and accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
The programs shown above that are asterisked (*), are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET. The programs shown above with the pound sign (#) are accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET.
The School of Engineering and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences offer a five-year, double-degree EUROTECH program leading to a B.S. in Engineering degree and a B.A. degree in German. The program includes German Language courses specially designed to include engineering content, engineering courses taught partly in German, and a six-month internship in a company in Germany.
Students who wish to concentrate their elective work in a second field within the School of Engineering may elect a double major program. This program requires the completion of all requirements in both majors. Students are required to inform the Director of Undergraduate Advising if they change or add a major.
The School of Engineering also offers Minors in Bioinformatics, Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science, Electronics and Systems, Engineering Management, Environmental Engineering, Information Assurance, Information Technology, Materials Science and Engineering, Nanomaterials, and Nanotechnology. Please refer to the Minors section of this publication for these and other relevant minor descriptions.
See Admission to the University section of this catalog. All students admitted to the School of Engineering are required to take a calculus placement survey prior to attending summer orientation or registering for their first semester. Based on the survey results, students may be required to take additional preparatory course work that may not be counted toward graduation. Students not admitted into the School of Engineering at the time of entry to the University may apply for admission to a major through the School of Engineering, Undergraduate Programs Office. Admission is competitive. Decisions will be based on several criteria including the applicant’s academic record, courses completed, and space availability. Students in the School may request a change to their major later by submitting an application to the undergraduate programs office and meeting the admission criteria for that major.
Admission to Junior Year
Students should declare their major as soon as possible, but no later than the second semester of their sophomore year.
To be in good academic standing in the School of Engineering, students must maintain a 2.5 cumulative GPA after completing 24 or more credits. Students must maintain a minimum 2.3 cumulative GPA to continue in the School of Engineering. Students who fall below a 2.3 cumulative GPA after 24 credits in residence will be re-moved from the School of Engineering and moved to the Academic Center for Exploratory Students. Residence means courses completed at one of the UConn campuses and does not include Early College Experience or non-degree courses. Students will have the opportunity to appeal this decision. If a student’s cumulative GPA falls between 2.3 and 2.5, they will be considered on academic probation for the School of Engineering. Students on academic probation will be reduced to a 14-credit load until the cumulative GPA improves to at least 2.5. Students may stay in the School of Engineering while on academic probation with the reduced credit load.
The School of Engineering offers academic merit based scholarships to continuing students. The University offers merit based scholarships to eligible incoming freshmen.
Advising in the School of Engineering is mandatory for every student, every semester. Academic advising in the School of Engineering is done jointly by trained professional staff and faculty advisors. Typically, first- and second-year students are assigned to a professional staff advisor in order to assist students in their transition to college, aid students in navigating the University, and collaborate in course selection and academic planning. Faculty advisors typically meet with engineering students with junior or senior standing in order to assist students in their course selection, counsel them in meeting their educational and career goals, and provide discipline-specific mentorship. Faculty advisors and professional staff advisors are assigned to students entering the School of Engineering according to the student’s major. The School of Engineering provides additional content-specific academic support via the Engineering Tutoring Center. The Engineering Tutoring Center is staffed by undergraduate engineering students and provides 40+ hours of weekly tutoring to all students on a walk-in basis.
School Academic Requirements
Students in the School of Engineering must complete the following requirements:
The University has adopted General Education Requirements in a variety of curricular areas, which must be satisfied as part of every bachelor’s degree program. Additionally, each student must demonstrate competency in the University of Connecticut’s five fundamental areas. These requirements appear in the General Education Requirements section of this Catalog .
Additionally, all engineering students are required to complete:
- A Plan of Study form submitted during the first semester of the junior year
- MATH 1131Q and 1132Q (or MATH 1125Q, 1126Q, and 1132Q), ENGR 1000 and CSE 1100 or 1010 and PHIL 1104
- All majors, except B.S. in Computer Science majors, are required to complete CHEM 1127Q (or CHEM 1147Q) and PHYS 1501Q and 1502Q or PHYS 1201Q, PHYS 1202Q and PHYS 1230/1530 or PHYS 1401Q and PHYS 1402Q
- The University writing (W) course requirement is fulfilled through required major-specific W course work. Most programs have the required two W courses specified in the curriculum. If there are not two W courses in the program, each student must take a minimum of one W course outside the major to satisfy the University’s General Education writing requirements.
The following courses may not be counted for credit toward graduation in the School of Engineering: MATH courses numbered 1120Q and below; MATH 1110; PHYS 1010 and 1030Q; CSE 1000. MATH 1125, only 1 credit can be used toward the required credits for the degree. No course taken on a Pass/Fail basis may be counted for credit toward graduation or may be used to meet any course requirements of the School of Engineering. Only eight credits for courses numbered CHEM 1124Q, 1125Q, 1126Q, 1127Q, 1128Q, 1147Q, and 1148Q and only eight credits for courses numbered PHYS 1201Q through 1602Q may be applied toward the degree.
In addition to the University General Education requirements and the School requirements listed above, the requirements for the specific majors are listed in the following pages. Additionally, students successfully completing these courses will have met their general education information literacy exit requirement for this major. Full program details, normal/updated course sequences, and accreditation requirements can be found in the respective Guide to Course Selection for each major.
These requirements are for the following programs: Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Management and Engineering for Manufacturing, Materials Science and Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering.
- Humanities Credits: Minimum 18 credits – including CA 1, CA 2, CA 4 including English 1010, 1011, or 2011
- Math/Science Credits: Minimum of 32 credits (any CA 3 class) including all courses from CHEM, PHYS, EEB, BIOL, MARN, MATH, MCB, NUSC, NRE, PNB, GSCI, GEOG, and STAT (unless restricted by program or school). SPSS courses may be used to satisfy this requirement if approved by the Office of the Dean.
- Engineering Credits: Minimum of 48 credits from BME, CHEG, CE, CSE, ECE, ENGR, ENVE, MEM, MSE, ME excluding ENGR 1000 and ENGR 1166
Accreditation Documentation Statements
The program educational objectives are intended to be statements that describe the expected accomplishments of graduates during the first several years following graduation from the program. Each program’s educational objectives are listed within the actual program.