High school graduates
Admission to the College of Engineering is granted to any individual who has graduated from an accredited Kansas high school. Out- of-state students are expected to have a strong academic rank in class and good ACT scores.
Applicants with previous college credit, earned after graduation from high school, must apply as transfer students. All applicants to the college with 12 combined or more transfer hours, must have a 2.75 cumulative GPA or higher. Transfer students with a GPA between 2.5 and 2.75 will be admitted on a conditional basis in general engineering. Given extenuating circumstances, exceptions to this policy may be granted with the recommendation of the pre-engineering advisor at the transfer institution. The advisor should send a letter of recommendation with the student application and fee to the Office of Admissions with a copy of the letter to the College of Engineering.
Applications for admission of international students are judged by several factors, including, but not limited to: secondary school record, test scores, academic record at the college and university level, trend in grades, and grades in mathematics, physical sciences, and related areas.
Because of a limitation on the number of international students that can be accommodated, the College of Engineering reserves the right to apply more rigorous admissions criteria to applicants who are not U.S. citizens.
All students applying for College of Engineering scholarships must complete the K-State scholarship application. Obtain an application from your high school counselor, community college financial aid office, or the Office of Student Financial Assistance. In addition to scholarships awarded by the Office of Student Financial Assistance, the College of Engineering awards numerous scholarships directly to incoming and continuing students. Initial inquiries by prospective students for engineering scholarships should be directed to the Scholarship Director, College of Engineering.
Selection of a major
Students often select a curriculum or major when entering the college. They are provided academic advisors by their major departments. Entering students who are undecided as to a major in engineering may enroll in general engineering for one year. These students are assigned an advisor from the dean's office. Students are encouraged to choose a major by the beginning of their sophomore year.
Leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills are essential for today's engineering graduate. The College of Engineering offers many opportunities to become involved on campus through departmental student chapters, open house, student government, competition teams, and much more. Each contributes to greater personal and professional development.
Engineering equipment fee
The engineering equipment fee is in addition to the normal university fees. Beginning in fall 2001, students enrolling in engineering courses will be assessed $14 per student credit hour plus a $1 per student credit hour university technology fee.
For further information see the Fees section of this catalog. Questions should be referred to the College of Engineering Student Services Office.
In addition to the university standards and policies for grades, the College of Engineering has the following standards:
Before attempting a course taught in the College of Engineering, a grade of C or better must be earned in the prerequisite courses.
Transfer students admitted on a conditional basis are required to obtain a 2.5 GPA the first semester after their transfer in order to continue their studies in the College of Engineering.
Transfer students with a GPA below 2.5 after their first semester may be allowed to continue in the College of Engineering, provided they are making adequate progress in math and science-related courses.
Many of the courses appearing in the engineering curricula, not only those which are offered in the College of Engineering but also those in the College of Arts and Sciences, may be taken during the summer term.
High school seniors who have had insufficient mathematics to enroll in MATH 220 Analytical Geometry and Calculus I are urged to investigate the possibility of summer school to remove this mathematics deficiency.
MATH 100 College Algebra and MATH 150 Plane Trigonometry are offered during the summer sessions and provide an excellent transition from high school mathematics into the engineering curriculum.
Basic pre-engineering subjects Use in various curricula; credit hours at K-State
|Accounting||*|| 3||*||*|| 3||*|
|Chemistry (inorganic)|| 8|| 8||10|| 8|| 4||*|| 8|| 8|| 8||*|| 8|| 8|| 8|
|Chemistry (organic)|| 3||8||*||*||*|
|Chemical analysis (qualitative)||*||*||*|
|Economics (macroeconomics)|| 3|| 3|| 3|| 3|| 3|| 3|| 3|| 3|| 3||*|| 3|| 3||*|| 3|
|Expository Writing I***|| 3|| 3|| 3|| 3|| 3|| 3|| 6|| 3|| 3|| 3|| 6|| 3|| 3|| 3|
|Geology|| 3||*||3||*|| 3||*||*||*|
|Graphics|| 4|| 2||*|| 2||*|| 4|| 2||*|| 2|| 2|| 2||2|
|Mathematics (Analytic Geometry and|
| Calculus, Differential Equations, etc.)||16||16||16||16||19|| 4||14||16||16||16||6+||16||16||16|
|Speech (public speaking)|| 2|| 2|| 2|| 2|| 2|| 2|| 2|| 2|| 2|| 2|| 2|| 2|| 2|| 2|
|Statics|| 3||@||*|| 3||@||3++||@||@||@||@|| 3||@||@|
|Statistics (calculus-based)||*||*||*|| 1|| 3||*++|| 3||*|| 3|| 6||3++|| 2|| 6|| 2|
*Elective, may depend on departmental options.
**Computer programming: F = Fortran, J = Java, C = ``C" Language.
***Expository Writing II is optional for all programs (except CS and IS) if a grade of A or B is achieved in Expository Writing I.
+General Calculus and Linear Algebra (MATH 205) and Finite Applications of Math (MATH 312).
++Construction science and information systems students may take algebra-based courses.
+++Two courses (6 hours) must be junior/senior level (300+, not available at two-year schools).
@Confer with Engineering Student Services Office on statics requirements. These programs use a 4-hour combined Statics and Dynamics course. (Dynamics is not available at two-year schools).
@@Option in mechanical engineering.