StudyQA — Bachelor: Pre-engineering with WVU and YSU — Slippery Rock University

Pre-engineering with WVU and YSU

Study mode:On campus Study type:Full-time Languages: English
StudyQA ranking:1421 Duration:36 months

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In a cooperative program with West Virginia University (WVU) or Youngstown State University (YSU), the pre-engineering student undertakes a three-year curriculum in liberal studies and natural sciences (physics, mathematics, chemistry, geology) at SRU and a two-year engineering curriculum at WVU or YSU.

A student recommended for transfer by SRU’s Department of Physics will be able to enter any one of the following areas of study:

  • Agricultural and Biological Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil & Environmental Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Energy Engineering
  • Engineering Science
  • Geo-Environmental Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Material Science and Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mining Engineering
  • Nuclear Engineering
  • Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering

The cooperative program is an effort to fulfill the following objectives:

  • To cooperatively provide a general education in liberal arts and sciences, as well as engineering education for each student enrolled so that through five years of study a student may complete what otherwise could require six or more years.
  • To provide a student who has not yet decided between engineering and other disciplines, additional time to make that decision while the student studies both arts and sciences during the first three years at Slippery Rock University.
  • To enable qualified students to receive both a liberal and technical education at relatively low cost and, in doing so, provide the commonwealth and the nation with more broadly educated engineers.
  • Detailed Course Facts

    Application deadline Rolling basis Tuition fee Not specified Start date August 2015 Duration full-time 36 months Languages Take an IELTS test
    • English
    Delivery mode On Campus Educational variant Full-time

    Course Content

    Requirements for the Major

    Required Physics Courses

    • PHYS 140 - Engineering Graphics I Credits: 2
    • PHYS 141 - Engineering Graphics II Credits: 1
    • PHYS 211 - General Physics I/ Lab Credits: 4
    • PHYS 212 - General Physics II/ Lab Credits: 3
    • PHYS 213 - General Physics III/ Lab Credits: 4
    • PHYS 314 - Engineering Mechanics I: Statics Credits: 3
    • PHYS 331 - Mathematical Methods of Physics Credits: 3

    Related Field Work

    • CHEM 107 - General Chemistry I Credits: 3
    • CHEM 108 - General Chemistry II Credits: 3
    • CHEM 111 - General Chemistry I Lab Credits: 1
    • CHEM 112 - General Chemistry II Lab Credits: 1
    • CPSC 140 - Introduction to Programming Credits: 3
    • MATH 225 - Calculus I Credits: 4
    • MATH 230 - Calculus II Credits: 4
    • MATH 231 - Calculus III Credits: 4
    • MATH 240 - Linear Algebra and Differential Equations Credits: 3
    • MATH 301 - Differential Equations I Credits: 3

    Engineering Electives

    Elective courses should be selected based upon the area of engineering chosen. Please contact your academic adviser for specific course selections.

    Choose nine credits from the following:

    • CHEM 201 - Organic Chemistry I Credits: 3
    • CHEM 202 - Organic Chemistry II Credits: 3
    • CHEM 211 - Organic Chemistry Laboratory I Credits: 1
    • CHEM 212 - Organic Chemistry Laboratory II Credits: 1
    • CPSC 236 - Selected Computer Languages Credits: 3
    • CPSC 246 - Advanced Programming Principles Credits: 4
    • CPSC 370 - Computer Organization & Architecture Credits: 3
    • EGEO 101 - Physical Geology Credits: 3
    • EGEO 111 - Physical Geology Lab Credits: 1
    • EGEO 201 - Earth Materials and Processes/Lab Credits: 4
    • EGEO 202 - Earth History Credits: 3
    • EGEO 212 - Earth History Lab Credits: 1
    • EGEO 327 - Structural Geology/Lab Credits: 3
    • EGEO 360 - Introduction to Hydrology/Lab Credits: 3
    • MATH 315 - Numerical Mathematics Credits: 3
    • MATH 352 - Mathematical Statistics I Credits: 3
    • PHYS 315 - Engineering Mechanics II: Dynamics Credits: 3
    • PHYS 371 - Physical Optics Credits: 3
    • PHYS 375 - Thermal Physics Credits: 3
    • PHYS 381 - Advanced Physics Laboratory Credits: 2
    • PHYS 382 - Optics Laboratory Credits: 2
    • PHYS 385 - Computational Physics Credits: 3
    • PHYS 410 - Electricity and Magnetism Credits: 3
    • PHYS 412 - Modern Physics 2 Credits: 1


    Slippery Rock University has a strong commitment to student success, and we thoroughly research the academic background of the students who tend to succeed at SRU. We use this information to establish admission guidelines for first year students (new freshmen). We are seeking students who have attained at least a 3.0 GPA at the time of admission, have demonstrated proficiency in college preparatory coursework, and who have average to above average scores on the SAT or ACT.

    We will accept either test and use the best scores available. Offers of admission for new freshmen from high school may be made as soon as August following their junior year in high school. High school admitted students are required to submit proof of high school graduation in the form of Official Transcripts upon high school graduation.

    In order to apply for admission, the following credentials are required:

    • Official High School Transcripts, including a 12th Grade class schedule if applicable
    • SAT or ACT Scores
    • $30.00 application fee

    WAIT LIST: Applicants who do not meet the admission guidelines are still encouraged to apply for admission if they are close to our admission guidelines. Such applicants may be placed on a wait list for admission consideration. Students who are placed on a wait list need to understand it is not the same as being denied admission. Wait list status simply means that an applicant's credentials may require a closer review beyond just the quantitative numbers. Offers of admission will be made to wait listed applicants on regular intervals.

    Wait listed applicants should strive to improve their grades and/or test scores and re-submit them to the Office of Admissions as soon as is practical after the next marking period or re-test. Periodic review of the wait list will likely begin in November and offers of admission made on a rolling basis. Our goal is to have most of the wait list offers of admission made in March or April. A final round of wait list offers may be made in mid-May on a space available basis. We encourage students to submit additional information if it improves the academic record.

    Work Experience

    No work experience is required.

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    • Academic Excellence Scholarship

      "The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."

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      The University of Amsterdam aims to attract the world’s brightest students to its international classrooms. Outstanding students from outside the European Economic Area can apply for an Amsterdam Merit Scholarship.

    * The scholarships shown on this page are suggestions first and foremost. They could be offered by other organisations than Slippery Rock University.

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