Nov 28, 2023  
2022-2023 EIU Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 EIU Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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Engineering (B.S.)

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Total hours to degree: 90 (total does not include completion of required engineering degree elsewhere)

(See also “Pre-Engineering Program”)

This cooperative degree program, administered by the Pre-Engineering Coordinator, requires about three years of work at EIU followed by two years of work at either the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) or Southern Illinois University at Carbondale (SIUC). It is designed to provide engineering students with a broader base of liberal arts than is usually given in a four-year curriculum. Upon completion of the program, the student receives a Bachelor of Science degree from EIU and a Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree from UIUC or SIUC. Interested students should consult with the Pre-Engineering Coordinator for detailed requirements of the program.

After completing 60 semester hours in this curriculum, a student may apply to the Pre-Engineering Coordinator for admission as an engineering candidate. The requirements for admission as an engineering candidate are a minimum grade point average of 2.50 for UIUC (2.00 for SIUC) and approval by the committee. Continuation as an engineering candidate includes meeting the transfer requirements of the College of Engineering at UIUC or SIUC.

A student who transfers into this curriculum from another college or university must be in residence at EIU for at least one semester before he/she becomes eligible for admission as an engineering candidate.

Courses Recommended

These courses may be required by certain Engineering programs.


(Major GPA based on all courses in chemistry, engineering technology, mathematics, and physics taken from the list above.)

Students completing cooperative degree programs, i.e., Engineering and Clinical Laboratory Sciences, will not be required to take a senior seminar.

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