The College of Engineering admits qualified students directly into the college. Students should apply directly to the College of Engineering.

Admission Requirements

Admission is highly competitive and meeting the following minimum requirements does not guarantee admission:

  • Demonstrated success (As or Bs) in math, science, and engineering courses
  • Completion of Calculus I
  • Completion of the equivalent of the Principles of Chemistry I or Introductory Physics I courses (e.g. the first semester of chemistry designed for majors or the first semester of calculus-based physics)
  • An overall grade-point average (GPA) that indicates success in engineering
    • No minimum semester hours are required for admission.

English Proficiency Requirement

Applicants whose first language is not English also must meet the university's English Proficiency Requirements.

Application Process

Apply to the College of Engineering.

Application Deadlines

Because of its policy of limiting enrollment, the College of Engineering may close admissions before the following deadlines. Early application is strongly recommended.

  • May 1—for Fall Semester or Summer Session
  • December 1—for Spring Semester (October 1 for international applicants)

Degree Audit

When you are admitted, a Degree Audit will become part of your Admissions Profile in MyUI. The audit:

  • specifies which General Education Components and which requirements for your major you still need to fulfill,
  • indicates (for pre-business, pre-nursing, and pre-pharmacy students) which prerequisite courses necessary for applying to the respective college need to be fulfilled, and
  • monitors other degree requirements including your semester hours, GPA, residency requirement, and college-specific regulations.

Transfer Credit Evaluation

The Office of Admissions evaluates transfer courses on General Education Program requirements, as well as a number of courses applicable to the requirements of your major. Your major department makes decisions about how the rest of your transfer courses apply toward the requirements for your major.

  • Review the Transfer Policies to find out about calculating your transfer GPA, Iowa's course-repeat policy, and other Iowa credit transfer policies.
  • The College of Engineering has developed Transfer Guides for students planning to transfer from select Iowa and Illinois community colleges.
  • Search the Transfer Equivalency Guide for commonly transferred courses offered at other Iowa institutions and our major out-of-state transfer colleges.

Undergraduate Areas of Study in Engineering

The College of Engineering offers six majors leading to the undergraduate Bachelor of Science in Engineering.

Undergraduate Areas of Study in Engineering

General Education Component

Students admitted to the College of Engineering complete General Education Component course work in addition to the course work required for their specific major.

Engineering General Education Component