Qualifying and Applying for an Undergraduate Engineering Program
These instructions apply only to Engineering General Resources (EGR) students.
Students interested in transferring to a department from off-campus (the deadline is February 1) or from another UW-Madison school or college (the deadline is March 1) should call 608/262-5510 for information.
According to the College of Engineering Regulations, you have to do the
following to qualify for an engineering department.
EGR students applying to an Engineering Degree Granting Department must file an application to enter a specific engineering department.
Students transferring from other classifications such as BS, BA, ME, EE etc. (transfers within the university or college) must file the YELLOW On-Campus Transfer Application
If you have questions, please call 608/262-5510 for information.
APPLY! Submit forms or pick up printed forms in room 1150 Engineering Hall.
General College Requirements
All entering undergraduate engineering students must complete the following General College Requirements prior to entering a degree-granting program in the College of Engineering.
To meet the GCR, students must satisfy all five specific requirements, and must earn at least 24 degree credits with a grade point average of at least 2.00 for all courses, and a grade point of at least 2.50 for specified calculus, statistics, chemistry, computer science, statics and physics courses.
The courses for which the 2.50 GPA is applied are listed elsewhere ("Which classes count toward the Math/Science GPA?").
The GCR applies to undergraduate students matriculating in September 2005 and thereafter.
Fulfillment of Communication A General Education Requirement*
- Physics*: either EMA 201 or Physics 201
- Chemistry *: Either Chem 109 or Chem103/104
- Introduction to Engineering**: one course from InterEngr 160, InterEngr 101, InterEgr 102, or a course from the list pre-approved for this purpose
- Math*: Math 221 (or 217 or 275) and 222 (or 276)
* Credit will be given for appropriate AP, transfer work, or other advanced standing credits.
**Recommended but not required for transfer students. Registration priority given to EGR students.
Related college regulation: (College regulation 3.b)
Students who entered the College of Engineering before fall 2005 must meet ALL of the following criteria. Students who entered fall 2005 or after must also fulfull General College Requirements.
Remember that the classes you are currently
taking and the grades that you will get at the end of the current semester count
- A minimum of 24 degree credits.
- A minimum of 17 credits of calculus, statistics, chemistry, computer science, statics and physics courses required for an engineering degree. These credits must include Math 222.
- Satisfied the General Education Communication Skills Part A requirement.
This often includes either EPD 155 or English 118.
A grade point average of at least 2.50 for all calculus, statistics, chemistry, computer science, statics and physics courses. The courses that can be applied are listed elsewhere.
A grade point average of at least 2.00 for all other courses.