First-Year Engineering Plan of Study

The First-Year Engineering program is designed to be completed in two semesters of full-time on-campus study. An example plan showing a typical pathway is listed below. Students should contact an FYE Advisor for assistance developing a personalized plan of study that incorporates individual interests, needs, and credit from other sources, such as AP. Furthermore, the list below is a typical plan of study, but some students may take courses in other semesters. Click here to see when all FYE courses are typically offered. If you do plan to deviate from this plan, please consult an FYE Advisor to ensure prerequisites and other constraints are met.

First Semester

  • ENGR 13100 (2 credits): Transforming Ideas to Innovation I
  • MA 16100 or MA 16500 (4-5 credits): Calculus I
  • CHM 11500 (4 credits): General Chemistry I
  • Oral or Written Communication Foundational Outcome course, typically ENGL 10600 (4 credits) or COM 11400 (3 credits)

The first semester is typically 13-15 credits of FYE work.

Second Semester

  • ENGR 13200 (2 credits): Transforming Ideas to Innovation II
  • MA 16200 or MA 16600 (4-5 credits): Calculus II
  • PHYS 17200 (4 credits): Physics I
  • Science Selective, typically either CHM 11600 (4 credits): General Chemistry II, or CS 15900 (3 credits): Introductory Programming
  • Oral or Written Communication Foundational Outcome course, typically ENGL 10600 (4 credits) or COM 11400 (3 credits)

The second semester is typically 16-18 credits of FYE work.