Admission to Engineering

Admission to the College

PLEASE NOTE HIGHLIGHTED CHANGES BELOW THAT WILL GO INTO EFFECT FOR STUDENTS WHO WILL BE CONSIDERED FOR ADMISSION AT THE END OF SPRING SEMESTER 2018 AND LATER (requirements for students considered for admission at the end of fall 2017 will remain unchanged)

Current MSU students who are under 56 credits and have declared a degree-granting engineering major (Engineering No-Preference is not a degree-granting major) are admitted to the College of Engineering as soon as they have met the following requirements:

  • Complete at least 12 credits of Michigan State University courses, including at least 6 credits in mathematics, physical and biological sciences, and engineering for freshmen and sophomores, and at least 10 credits in mathematics, physical and biological sciences, and engineering for juniors and seniors.
  • Complete the required core courses:
  • Math 132 and Math 133. Students must have a minimum 2.0 grade point average or higher in all mathematics courses completed at the time of admission (this does not include MTH 1825, MTH101, MTH102, or MTH110). Beginning in May, 2018, students must have a 2.0 or higher in ALL math courses completed at the time of admission (this does not include MTH1825, MTH101, MTH102, or MTH110)
  • Chemistry 141 or 151 for all majors except Computer Science (Chemical Engineering students must take CEM151)
  • Physics 183 or 183B
  • Engineering 100 and Engineering 102.  Students in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering are required to take EGR 100 only.
  • Computer Science 220 for Electrical Engineering majors only
  • Computer Science 231 for Computer Engineering, Computer Science, and Mechanical Engineering majors only.
    • 3.1 - Mechanical Engineering
    • 3.0 - Applied Engineering Sciences
    • 2.9 - Biosystems Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Environmental Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering
 
All eligible students are automatically reviewed once they have:


Current MSU students who are over 56 credits and seeking admission to Engineering are held to the same requirements as above, but must fill out the application to be considered for admission.  Please click link below to access application

For students currently at Michigan State University, seeking admission to Engineering, please click here for admission to the College for Spring Semester 2018.

(Please note this link is only active between the 3rd-15th weeks each semester, and may periodically be unavailable.)


Looking to transfer from your current college/university to MSU?

Transferring to Michigan State University is competitive, but all of our majors accept transfer students each year.  Highly qualified students wishing to be an MSU Spartan engineer are encouraged to apply!  Most admission decisions will be made in late January and February.  Therefore, priority is usually given to early applicants.  Students interested in transferring to MSU as an engineering major should contact Mr. Drew Kim at (517) 353-7282 to make an appointment.

Transfer students must apply to MSU via the Office of Admissions process.  Please visit our Future Engineers website for specific admission requirements for transfer students.

Transfer students with junior standing who entered majors other then engineering must complete at least 12 credits of Michigan State University courses to be admitted to a major in the College of Engineering, including at least 6 credits in mathematics, physical and biological sciences, and engineering for freshmen and sophomores, and at least 10 credits in mathematics, physical and biological sciences, and engineering for juniors and seniors.  These students are then considered for admission to an engineering major based on MSU grades using the criteria for internal students.