Program Description

This is an updated program description that applies to all students admitted beginning Summer, 2010.

Marshall University offers an engineering transfer program that consists of three to four semesters of a professional engineering curriculum, including basic mathematics, science, and core engineering courses common to most undergraduate engineering programs. In order to complete the final courses of a specific engineering degree students must transfer to another institution (usually West Virginia University or West Virginia University Institute of Technology).

Program Admission

To qualify for admission a minimum Math ACT score of 24 (Math SAT of 560) and a composite score of 21 (SAT composite of 980) is required. However, students with a composite 19 (SAT 900) and a Math ACT of 19-23 (MTH SAT 460-550) may be admitted as a pre-engineering major. Students admitted to pre-engineering must complete the following minimum requirements in order to declare engineering as a major:

  • Overall College Grade Point Average of 2.0
  • MTH 127/130 College Algebra (or equivalent) grade of C
  • MTH 132 Pre-Calculus (or equivalent) grade of C

In order to transfer into the engineering transfer program, whether from within Marshall University or from another institution, students must meet the Math ACT/SAT requirement or complete the requirements listed above. If transfer students do not meet the above requirements they may be admitted into pre-engineering with the same restrictions as listed above for program admission.

Curriculum Plan

Each student should meet with his/her faculty advisor early in the program to develop an individual plan of study since requirements will vary for different professional schools, desired major, and academic preparation. However, the course sequences described below represent a typical plan of study for engineering transfer students planning to major in one of the major engineering branches: civil engineering (CE), chemical engineering (ChE), computer engineering (CpE), industrial engineering (IE), electrical engineering (EE), or mechanical engineering (ME).

Year 1

Fall Semester
Spring Semester
CHM 211 – Chemistry I 3 CHM 212 – Chemistry II (A) 3
CHM 217 – Chemistry Lab I 2 CHM 218 – Chemistry Lab II (A) 3
ENG 101 – English Composition I 3 ENGR 111 – Engineering Computations 3
ENGR 107 – Introduction To Engineering 3 MTH 230 – Calculus II 4
MTH 229 – Calculus I 5 PHY 202 – Physics Lab 1
PHY 211 – Principles of Physics I 4
Total 16 Total 17

Year 2

Fall Semester
Spring Semester
ENGR 201 – Circuits I (A) 4 ENGR 214 – Dynamics (A) 3
ENGR 213 – Statics 3 ENGR 202 – Circuits II (A) or
ENGR 216 – Mech. of Materials (A)
3-4
ENG 201 – Advanced Composition (A) 3 ENGR 221 – Engineering Economy or
ENGR 219 – Thermodynamics (A)
3
Humanities/Social Science (A) 3 MTH 335 – Differential Equations (A) 4
PHY 204 – Physics Lab (A) 1
MTH 231 – Calculus III 4 PHY 213 – Principles of Physics II (A) 4
Total 17 Total 18-19

Legend:
A – check with your advisor before registering for this course
P – Placement is based on ACT/SAT Math scores

Transfer to Baccalaureate Programs in Engineering

Administrative Bulletin No. 23 of the Board of Trustees establishes policies for transfer of students from pre-engineering programs to baccalaureate programs at West Virginia University and West Virginia University Institute of Technology.

Policies and Practices for the Transfer Process

  1. Any student (1) who is a resident of West Virginia, (2) who meets the admission standards for a receiving institution at the time they are admitted by the sending institution, (3) who maintains a GPA of 2.0 or higher during the equivalent of four terms (64 credit hours) at a sending institution will be assured admission into a baccalaureate program in engineering at the receiving institution, provided the student has satisfactorily completed all prerequisite courses. Qualified students who have completed fewer than 64 credit hours at a sending institution will be considered for admission to a baccalaureate engineering program at a receiving institution in the same manner as the receiving institution’s regular returning students. Students should consult the college handbook of the desired receiving institution for admission requirements.Students who have completed a pre-engineering program should have completed the following core of courses:
    Calculus 12 hrs.
    Chemistry 8 hrs.
    Physics 8 hrs.
    English 6 hrs.
    Statics 3 hrs.
    Computer Programming 2 hrs.
    Graphics 2 hrs.
  2. Any student (1) who is not a resident of West Virginia, (2) who meets the non-resident admission standards for a receiving institution at the time they are admitted by the sending institution, and (3) who maintains a GPA of 2.0 or higher during the institution will be assured admission into a baccalaureate program in engineering at a receiving institution, provided the student has satisfactorily completed all prerequisite courses. Qualified students who have completed fewer than 64 credit hours at a sending institution will be considered for admission to a baccalaureate engineering program at a receiving institution on a case-by-case basis.
  3. Any student who does not qualify under A or B above, but who nonetheless is admitted to a pre-engineering program at a sending institution, must be informed that there is no assurance that he or she will be admitted to a baccalaureate program in engineering at a receiving Institution. These students will be admitted to the College of engineering and to a curriculum if they have completed at least 8 hours of calculus, 8 hours of applicable physics or chemistry, and 4 hours of graphics and computer programming and one semester of freshman composition with an overall 2.5 GPA and a 2.5 GPA in math and science courses. Students who do not meet the minimum transfer requirements, but who demonstrate special aptitude for engineering studies, may request admission to a baccalaureate program in engineering at a receiving institution by written petition to the appropriate administrator at the receiving institution. Although these guidelines are designed to accommodate students who wish to transfer into a baccalaureate engineering program from an approved two-year pre-engineering program, differences in the range and scope of offerings at each institution cannot assure that a student will be able to complete the baccalaureate degree in all fields of engineering within a four-year period.

Any student who is admitted by transfer from a pre-engineering program at a sending institution will be treated by the receiving institution like the receiving institution’s regular returning student. Access to student housing and other privileges at the receiving institution will be controlled by the usual offices, in accordance with the institution’s standard practices.

All pre-engineering students at a sending institution will have an opportunity annually to consult with academic advisors from the receiving institutions to ensure adequate articulation of engineering program requirements.

The number of slots available in certain high demand programs at West Virginia University may be limited. In these cases, West Virginia University may invite qualified applicants to select another field.

The prior program description is available here.

Program-Related Links

Prior BSE Marshall plan program description.