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, 1381, 1382, 2181, 2182, 2309, 2311, 2314, 2320/2120, 2364/2164, 3181, 3182, 3323/3123, 3327, 3355/3155, 4326/4126, 4341, 4381, and 4382, totaling 54 credit hours.
  2. MATH 1311, 1312, 2321, 3316, 3320, 3357; PHYS 1311/1111 and 1312/1112; CHEM 1318/1118.
  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, 1312, and 3316 with a GPA of 2.0 or better.
  2. Completion of PHYS 1311, 1111, 1312, 1112 and CHEM 1318 and 1118 with a minimum grade of C- in each course and an average of 2.0 or better.
  3. Completion of ENGR 1381, 1382, 1313, 2314, 2320/2120, and 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, 2314, 2320/2120 (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 2d.

IV. After completing ENGR 2311, 2364/2164, 3355/3155, and 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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