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Pre-Engineering

Since 1983 students have enrolled in Barry University’s Pre-Engineering Program. Pre-Engineering students take their courses in sciences and humanities at Barry before transferring to an accredited School of Engineering. After transferring, and depending on the School of Engineering chosen, some additional prerequisite coursework may be needed. Each pre-Engineering student usually takes at least sixty credits at Barry, and is assisted by an academic advisor in the selection of an appropriate program of study, in the choice of a school of engineering, as well as the transfer process.

The following is a suggested two-year sequence for Pre-Engineering students:

Freshman Year

Fall Spring
MAT 211 Calculus I4 cr.MAT 212 Calculus II4 cr.
ENG 111 English Compos.3 cr.CS 231Computer Sci. I4 cr.
PHY 211 University Physics I4 cr.ENG 210 Introduction to Literature3 cr.
Distribution, CHE3-4 cr.PHY 212 University Physics II4 cr.
Distribution, CHE

3 cr.

Total: 14-15 cr.Total: 18 cr.

Sophomore Year

Fall Spring
MAT 213 Calculus III4 cr.MAT 314 Differential Eqns.3 cr.
PHY 313 Statics3 cr.MAT 356 Statistics for Science3 cr.
CS 232 Computer Sci. II4 cr.CS or Science electives6 cr.
Distribution or electives4 cr.Distribution or electives3 cr.
Total: 15 cr.Total: 15 cr.

Early in the program, pre-engineering students are encouraged to contact specific engineering schools to inquire about special requirements that must be met prior to transfer. As an example, Mechanical Engineering may require additional Physics or CS courses; Chemical Engineering may require chemistry courses; Biomedical and Environmental Engineering may require biology, anatomy, zoology, or botany.

Admission into an Engineering School is highly competitive. Barry has an excellent record of placing pre-engineering students who, after completing just two years of study at Barry, have been admitted into top engineering schools such as Johns Hopkins, Stanford and many others.

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