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The pre-engineering student should plan four or four and one-half courses each semester, and never less than three and one-half. In addition to DePauw's requirements, students must satisfy the requirements of the chosen engineering school. All students must complete differential equations (MATH 363), one year of physics (PHYS 120 and 130), one course in computer programming (CS 121), and at least one semester of chemistry (CHEM 120 or 130).  Additional science course requirements vary with the chosen engineering field. The standard minimum GPA for automatic transfer to one of these engineering colleges is 3.3.




DePauw has formal agreements with two engineering schools - Columbia University and Washington University (St. Louis). These agreements enable students to earn both the B.A. from DePauw and the B.S. in Engineering after a five-year course of study. Normally, this includes three years at DePauw and two years at the engineering school. However, due to the intensive character of engineering education, some students in some fields may require two and one-half to three years beyond the DePauw phase.

The specific DePauw courses expected for students going to Columbia University are found in this document: 2015-16_combined_plan_curriculum_guide-with-dpu-co.pdf

Washington University offers sample curricula for each of their programs:

Biomedical:  dual-degree-biomedical-sample-curriculum.pdf

Chemical Engineering: dual-degree-chemeng-sample-curriculum.pdf

Computer Science: dual-degree-compsci-sample-curriculum.pdf

Computer Engineering: dual-degree-computereng-sample-curriculum.pdf

Electrical Engineering: dual-degree-eleceng-sample-curriculum.pdf

Mechanical Engineering: dual-degree-mecheng-sample-curriculum.pdf

Systems Science Engineering: dual-degree-systemscieng-sample-curriculum.pdf

Other options, including the 4-2 program leading to a either a bachelor’s or master's degree in engineering, are available.  Washington University offers a +3 year option that leads to a B.S. in a chosen field plus a M.S. degree. Prospects for transfer to other engineering schools with which DePauw does not have a formal agreement should be discussed with the pre-engineering adviser (Prof. Brooks).