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Pre-Engineering

Requirements

The pre-engineering student should plan on taking at least four courses each semester.  In addition to DePauw's requirements, students must satisfy the requirements of the chosen engineering school. All students must complete multi-variable calculus (MATH 251) and 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 130 preferred).  Additional science course requirements vary with the chosen engineering field.

 

 

Schools

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 completing their course of study at both schools. Normally, this includes three years at DePauw and two years at the engineering school.

The specific DePauw courses expected for students going to Columbia University are found in this document: 2017-18_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).