Engineering B.S.


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    Program Contact: Ronald Mattis

    From your cell phone to your bowl of cereal, almost everything you touch has an engineer behind it. Would you like to be one of those engineers? Would you like to touch the world? Our engineering major will help you get there.

    In our program, you'll learn all kinds of interesting concepts. And, you'll get to do some pretty neat things. You'll build a contraption around an egg - yes, an egg. Then you'll drop it off the roof of Fisher Hall. The idea, of course, is to build the right contraption to keep the egg from breaking. 

    You'll start your bachelor of science degree in engineering on our campus, successfully completing the prerequisites to the junior year, and completing the degree at the Swanson School of Engineering at the Pittsburgh campus.

    As an entering freshman, you must meet one of the following requirements to be admitted directly to the engineering program at Pitt-Bradford.

    1. SAT Math score of 500 (old test) or 520 (new test) or better, or
    2. SAT Math score of 450 (old test) or 490 (new test) better and high school GPA of 3.25 or better.
     

    For those students who want to major in engineering but do not meet either of the above requirements, a one-year pre-engineering program is required consisting of the following:

    Fall:
    • FS 0102 Freshman Seminar
    • ENG 0101 English Composition I
    • MATH 0132 Pre-Calculus
    • CHEM 0101 Chemistry I
    • LNSK 0101 College Success
    Total: 14 credits                          
    Spring:
    • ENG 0102 English Composition II
    • MATH 0140 Calculus I
    • CHEM 0102 Chemistry II
    • A humanities elective
    • A social sciences elective
    Total: 17 credits

     

    Completing your bachelor's degree

    You will have to complete 60-72 credits at Pitt-Bradford, have a grade point average of at least 3.0 in your first-year engineering courses, and have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 before you will be considered for admission to the baccalaureate degree program at the Swanson School of Engineering in Pittsburgh if space is available. The first year of study is common to all engineering majors. Students pursuing bioengineering must relocate to the Swanson School of Engineering after completing 34 credits with a GPA of 3.50 or better. Students pursuing industrial engineering must relocate to the Swanson School of Engineering after completing 36 credits with a GPA of 3.0 or better.

    Students who have a critical reading SAT score below 500 (old test) or 555 (new test) are required to complete ENG 0101, English Composition I and may be placed in ENG 0100 if their score is lower than 440 (old test) or 490 (new test).  

    Our engineering graduates work at some pretty interesting places - IBM, Westinghouse, NASA, the U.S. Naval Shipyard - and you can, too. 

    What you can do with a degree in  Engineering .

    Degree Requirements


    The bachelor of science degree in engineering is completed by starting at the Bradford campus, successfully completing the prerequisites to the junior year, and completing the degree at the Swanson School of Engineering in Pittsburgh.

    An entering freshman must meet one of the following requirements to be admitted directly to the engineering program at Pitt-Bradford.

    1. SAT Math score of 500 or better, or
    2. SAT Math score of 450 or better and high school GPA of 3.25 or better.

    For those students who want to major in engineering but do not meet either of the above requirements, an one-year pre-engineering program is required consisting of the following:

    Fall
    FS 0102 - FRESHMAN SEMINAR
    ENG 0101 - ENGLISH COMPOSITION 1
    MATH 0132 - PRECALCULUS
    CHEM 0101 - GENERAL CHEMISTRY 1  (or CHEM  0090)
    Total: 12-13 credits
     
    Spring
    ENG 0102 - ENGLISH COMPOSITION 2
    MATH 0140 - CALCULUS 1
    CHEM 0101 - GENERAL CHEMISTRY 1 or CHEM 0102 - GENERAL CHEMISTRY 2
    A humanities elective
    A social sciences elective
    Total: 17 credits

     

    Progression to the engineering program is dependent upon successful completion of above coursework with a minimum GPA of 3.00.

    Students must complete a minimum of 34 credits at Pitt-Bradford with a cumulative grade point average of 3.00 or higher before they are permitted to apply for relocation to the baccalaureate degree program at the Swanson School of Engineering in Pittsburgh. The first year of study is common to all engineering majors. Students pursuing bioengineering must relocate to the Swanson School of Engineering after completing 34 credits with a GPA of 3.50 or better.  Students pursuing industrial engineering must relocate to the Swanson School of Engineering after completing 36 credits with a GPA of 3.00 or better. Mechanical and Electrical Engineering students must complete 2 years with a GPA of 3.00 or higher.

    Students who have a verbal SAT score below 500 are required to complete ENG 0101 - ENGLISH COMPOSITION 1 and may be placed in ENG 0100 - INTRODUCTION TO COLLEGE COMPOSITION if their score is lower than 440. 

    Additional Information:

     The second year of study initiates course work in a specific engineering major.

     

    Mattis Ronald

    Dr. Ronald Mattis

    rem23@pitt.edu

    Director of Engineering Program, Associate Professor of Engineering

    814-362-7571

    106B Fisher Hall


    WuersigKlaus

    Mr. Klaus Wuersig

    wuersig@pitt.edu

    Associate Professor of Engineering

    814-362-7680

    106B Fisher Hall