Program Description

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).

Admission Requirements

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 equivalents) grade of C
  • MTH 132 Pre-Calculus, (or equivalents) 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.

Sample Curriculum

Freshman Year

Fall Semester Spring Semester
MTH 229 Calculus I 5 MTH230 Calculus II 4
ENG 101 English 3 ENG 102 English 3
CHM 211 Chemistry I 3 ENGR 111 CS For Engineers I 3
CHM 217 Chemistry Lab 2 CHM 212 Chemistry II* 3
UNI 101 New Student Seminar 1 CHM 218, Chem. Lab. II 3
ENGR 107 Intro. To Engineering 3 Humanities/Social Science 3
Total 17   Total 18

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester Spring Semester
MTH 231 Calculus III 4 MTH 335 Differential Equations 4
ENGR 213 Statics 3 ENGR 214 Dynamics 3
PHY 211 Physics I 4 PHY 213 Physics II 4
PHY 202 or 212 Physics Lab 1 PHY 204 or 214 Physics Lab 1
ENGR 201 Circuits I* 4 ENGR 221 Engr Economy*
or ENGR 219 Thermodynamics*
ENGR 216 Mech. of Materials*
or ENGR 202 Circuits II*
4
GLY 200 Geology*
or ENGR 221, Engineering Economy*
3
Total 19    Total 18-19

Junior Year

Fall Semester Spring Semester
MTH 335 Differential Equations 4 ENGR 221 Engr. Economics 3
Marshall Plan Elective 3 Engineering Emphasis 3
ENGR 318 Fluid Mechanics 3 Engineering Emphasis 3
Engineering Emphasis 3 Engineering Emphasis 4
Engineering Emphasis 4 Engineering Emphasis 3
Total 17   Total 16

Senior Year

Fall Semester Spring Semester
ENGR 452 Engineering Practice & Design 3 ENGR 453 Senior Design Projects 3
Engineering Emphasis 3 Engineering Design Elective 3
Marshall Plan Elective 3 Technical Elective 3
ENGR201 Circuits I 4 Technical Elective 3
ENGR 451 Project Management 3 Technical Elective 3
Total 16   Total 15
        Total Credits 130

* See advisor; course not required by all disciplines.

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

A. 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.

B. 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.
C. 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.