What are the qualifications for getting into the College of Engineering?

Admission to the College
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).
  • 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.

And you must achieve the necessary GPA requirements:

  • There are specific GPA requirements that you need to meet for admission to each Engineering program. Admission is based on a combined cumulative/technical grade point average calculation, please click here for more information.
  • Students attaining the required GPAs are guaranteed admission.  In certain majors, additional students may be considered for admission, on a space available basis.
  • The average combined cumulative/technical GPA required for upper school admission to each degree program changes from year to year depending on the demand for that program.