Requirements for the major

Engineering students normally follow programs of study specifically tailored to long term career objectives. Each program is composed of a combination of required and elective courses. The electives are chosen through required consultation with the engineering science adviser.

Requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Engineering Science degree are as follows: 

I. Engineering Science departmental requirements: 
  1.  ENGR-1313, ENGR-1381, ENGR-1382, ENGR-2181, ENGR-2182, ENGR-2309, ENGR-2311, ENGR-2314, ENGR-2320/ENGR-2120, ENGR-2364/ENGR-2164, ENGR-3181, ENGR-3182, ENGR-3323/ENGR-3123, ENGR-3327, ENGR-3355/ENGR-3155, ENGR-4326/ENGR-4126, ENGR-4341, ENGR-4381, and ENGR-4382, totaling 54 credit hours.
  2. MATH-1311, MATH-1312, MATH-2321, MATH-3318, MATH-3319MATH-3320PHYS-1311/PHYS-1111 and PHYS-1312/PHYS-1112CHEM-1311 and CHEM-1111 or CHEM-1112.
  3. CSCI-1312 or an equivalent course approved by the department chair.
II. Electives necessary to bring the total credit hours earned for the degree to 129. 

Four-year class schedule

The suggested arrangement of courses for a four-year program leading to the degree of Bachelor of Science in Engineering Science should be determined in conference with the student’s adviser. The recommended first-year program is:

First Year

Fall Semester

Course ID Course Title Credit Hours
ENGR-1381 Engineering Analysis & Design I 3
MATH-1311 Calculus I 3
PHYS-1311 Introduction to Mechanics 3
PHYS-1111 Introductory Physics Laboratory 1
FYE-1600 First-Year Experience 6
Total    16

Spring Semester

Course ID Course Title Credit Hours
ENGR-1382 Engineering Analysis & Design II 3
ENGR-1313 Mechanics I 3
MATH-1312 Calculus II 3
PHYS-1312  Introduction to Electricity, Magnetism, and Waves 3
PHYS-1112 Intermediate Physics Laboratory 1
Pathways   3
Total    16

Prerequisite Requirements 

The Engineering Science Department enforces the University’s policy on prerequisites.


I. Students will normally apply for acceptance to the Engineering Science major during the second semester of their sophomore year. Those students who do not apply in this period, but do apply later, will be handled as transfers. The transfer criteria for acceptance are consistent with those listed below, and they generally apply to all courses taken up to the time of application. 

II. For full acceptance a student must ordinarily satisfy the following requirements: 

  1. Completion of MATH-1311, MATH-1312, and MATH-2321 with a GPA of 2.0 or better.
  2. Completion of PHYS-1311, PHYS-1111, PHYS-1312, PHYS-1112 and CHEM-1311 and CHEM-1111 or CHEM-1112 with a minimum grade of C- in each course and an average of 2.0 or better.
  3. Completion of ENGR-1381, ENGR-1382, ENGR-1313, ENGR-2314, ENGR-2320/ENGR-2120, and ENGR-2181 with a minimum grade of C- in each course and an average of 2.0 or better.
  4. A grade of C or better in ENGR-1313, ENGR-2314, ENGR-2320/ENGR-2120 (No more than 4 credits taken at another institution after matriculation at Trinity may be used to satisfy this requirement).
  5. Approval by the Chair of the Department.

III. Provisional acceptance may be granted to applicants with no more than two grades of C- in the courses listed in II.4.

IV. After completing ENGR-2311, ENGR-2364/ENGR-2164, ENGR-3355/ENGR-3155, and ENGR-3327, the progress of provisional students will be reviewed. Upon recommendation of the faculty advisor and approval by the Chair of the Department, full acceptance will be granted.

V. Requests for exceptions to this policy will be considered by the Chair of the Department. 

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  Farzan Aminian, Ph.D. (Chair)


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