From your cell phone to your bowl of cereal, almost everything you touch has an engineer behind it. Would you like to be one of those engineers? Would you like to touch the world? Our engineering major will help you get there.
In our program, you’ll learn all kinds of interesting concepts. And, you’ll get to do some pretty neat things. You’ll build a contraption around an egg – yes, an egg. Then you’ll drop it off the roof of Fisher Hall. The idea, of course, is to build the right contraption to keep the egg from breaking.
You'll start your bachelor of science degree in engineering on our campus, successfully completing the prerequisites to the junior year, and completing the degree at the Swanson School of Engineering at the Pittsburgh campus.
As an entering freshman, you must meet one of the following requirements to be admitted directly to the engineering program at Pitt-Bradford.
1. SAT Math score of 500 or better, or
2. SAT Math score of 450 or better and high school GPA of 3.25 or better.
If you want to major in engineering but do not meet either of the above requirements, a one-year pre-engineering program is required consisting of the following:
Fall: | Spring: |
FS 0102 Freshman Seminar | ENG 0102 English Composition II |
ENG 0101 English Composition I | MATH 0140 Calculus I |
MATH 0132 Pre-Calculus | CHEM 0102 Chemistry II |
CHEM 0101 Chemistry I | A humanities elective |
LNSK 0101 College Success | A social sciences elective |
Total: 14-15 credits | Total: 17 credits |
To progress into the engineering program, you will need to successfully completion the above coursework with a minimum GPA of 2.75.
You must complete 60–72 credits at Pitt-Bradford with a cumulative grade point average of 2.75 or higher before you are permitted to relocate to the baccalaureate degree program at the Swanson School of Engineering in Pittsburgh. The first year of study is common to all engineering majors. Students pursuing bioengineering must relocate to the Swanson School of Engineering after completing 34 credits with a GPA of 3.50 or better. Students pursuing industrial engineering must relocate to the Swanson School of Engineering after completing 36 credits with a GPA of 2.75 or better.
Students who have a verbal SAT score below 500 are required to complete ENG 0101, English Composition I and may be placed in ENG 0100 if their score is lower than 440.
Our engineering graduates work at some pretty interesting places – IBM, Westinghouse, NASA, the U.S. Naval Shipyard – and you can, too.
What you can do with a degree in Engineering .
Courses Required for the Major
Other Required Courses
- Humanities or Social Science Elective Course (3 cr)
Chemical and Petroleum Engineering Required Courses
- CHE 0035 Introductory Chemical Engineering
- CHE 0036 Thermodynamics
- CHE 1008 Introduction to Staged Separations
- ENGR 0135 Statics and Mechanics of Materials I
- ENGR 0085 Engineering Seminar
- CHEM 0206 Organic Chemistry I
- CHEM 0207 Organic Chemistry I Lab
- CHEM 0208 Organic Chemistry II
- CHEM 0209 Organic Chemistry II Lab
- MATH 0201 Calculus III
- MATH 0202 Ordinary Differential Equations
- MATH 0206 Linear Algebra
- Humanities or Social Science Elective Courses (3 cr)
Civil Engineering Required Courses
- CE 0109 Computer Methods in Civil Engineering I
- ENGR 0022 Material Structure and Properties
- ENGR 0131 Statics for Civil and Environmental Engineers
- ENGR 0141 Mechanics of Materials for Civil and Environmental Engineers
- ENGR 0085 Engineering Seminar
- ECON 0102 Introductory Microeconomics
- MATH 0201 Calculus III
- MATH 0202 Ordinary Differential Equations
- MATH 0206 Linear Algebra
- Humanities or Social Science Elective Courses (6 cr)
Electrical Engineering Required Courses
- ECE 0031 Linear Circuits I
- ECE 0041 Linear Circuits II
- ECE 0132 Digital Logic
- ECE 0142 Computer Organization
- ECE 0257 Analysis and Design of Electronic Circuits
- ENGR 0085 Engineering Seminar
- MATH 0201 Calculus III
- MATH 0202 Ordinary Differential Equations
- MATH 0206 Linear Algebra
- Humanities or Social Science Elective Courses (9 cr)
Computer Engineering Required Courses
- CIST 0150 Programming Fundamentals
- ECE 0031 Linear Circuits I
- ECE 0041 Linear Circuits II
- ECE 0132 Digital Logic
- ECE 0142 Computer Organization
- ECE 0257 Analysis and Design of Electronic Circuits
- ENGR 0085 Engineering Seminar
- MATH 0202 Ordinary Differential Equations
- MATH 0206 Linear Algebra
- Humanities or Social Science Elective Courses (9 cr)
Mechanical Engineering Required Courses
- ME 0024 Introduction to Mechanical Engineering Design
- ME 0051 Introduction to Thermofluids Engineering
- ECE 0031 Linear Circuits I
- ENGR 0022 Material Sturucture and Properties
- ENGR 0135 Statics and Mechanics of Materials I
- ENGR 0145 Statics and Mechanics of Materials II
- ENGR 0085 Engineering Seminar
- MATH 0202 Ordinary Differential Equations
- MATH 0206 Linear Algebra
- Humanities or Social Science Elective Course (3 cr)
Total Credits for the Major: 65 - 68