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    In a cooperative program with the Pennsylvania State University (PSU) the pre-engineering student undertakes a three-year curriculum in liberal studies and natural sciences (physics, mathematics, chemistry, computer science, geology) at SRU.

    Upon satisfactory completion of the first three years and recommendation, the students will enter PSU and complete the engineering major course requirements, as specified. Successful completion of these programs will lead to an appropriate baccalaureate degree from each institution.

    A student who meet the stipulated criteria and is recommended for transfer by SRU’s Department of Physics will be able to enter one of the following areas of study:

    • Agricultural and Biological Engineering
    • Computer Engineering
    • Electrical Engineering
    • Energy Engineering
    • Engineering Science
    • Environmental Engineering
    • Material Science and Engineering
    • Mining Engineering
    • Nuclear Engineering

    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

    Specialization: Pre-engineering

    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 advisor 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
    • CHEM 301 - Physical Chemistry 1 Credits: 3
    • CPSC 246 - Advanced Programming Principles Credits: 4
    • CPSC 236 - Selected Computer Languages Credits: 3
    • 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: 3
    • 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 480 - Quantum Credits: 3

    USA requirements for international students

    Each university in the Unites States of America sets its own admission standards so there isn't the same criteria for all the students and the university can decide which applicants meet those standards. The fee for each application is between $35 to $100. 

    After the selections of the universities you want to attend, the best of all would be to contact each university for an application form and more admission information for the international students. Moreover, for a graduate or postgraduate program it's necessary to verify the admission requirements. Some programs require that you send your application directly to their department. 

    Admissions decisions are based on students's academic record and different test scores, such as TOEFL, the SAT or ACT (for undergraduate programs) and GRE or GMAT (for graduate programs). Admission decision is based on your academic results and motivation.

    University requirements

    Program requirements


    Admission Policies & Procedures of the dual-degree Program with Penn-State

  • Application for admission to the program will be made to Slippery Rock University, where the candidate will be subject to the admission requirements of that institution.
  • A student will indicate the desire to follow the dual-degree program either at the time of the student’s admission to Slippery Rock University, or early enough in the student’s program to permit the student to complete all required prerequisite courses. Results from aptitude and achievement tests, records of scholastic achievement, and other pertinent information will be exchanged between institutions to aid both in guiding and in counseling students and prospective students. The Pennsylvania State University will provide Slippery Rock University with copies of the University Bulletin, Adviser’s Manuals, and curriculum planning guides used by advisers at Penn State for each major.
  • Transfer students to SRU are not eligible to enroll in the dual-degree program.
  • Students are advised by Slippery Rock University that some government-provided financial aid may not be available for a fifth year of study because engineering is considered, by financial-aid regulations, to be a four-year program.

    Work Experience

    No work experience is required.

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