Intra-University Transfer to ENG

Students who are interested in transferring from another undergraduate school or college at Boston University pursue an engineering degree with the College of Engineering are encouraged to read through the following steps before requesting a review of their transcript:

  1. Gain familiarity with the different degree programs available to engineering students including majors, minors, and concentrations. A major must be selected prior to enrolling in junior year courses.
  2. The details of each degree program are outlined on our Undergraduate Program Planning Sheets. These visual representations of each degree provide valuable information on course selection. Please note:
    • Not all courses in the ENG program are offered on the “off-semester.” If a course is listed for Freshman 1, it is expected to be taken in the fall and may not be offered in the spring. For example, CAS CH 131 is offered in the fall semester only.
    • If you are “off sequence” with your courses, you may need to extend past your original graduation date to complete a degree in engineering.
    • Students are expected to take 16-18 credits each semester. Any semester taken with fewer credits than outlined on the Program Planning Sheet will result in additional time required (i.e. summer courses, or additional semesters).
    • Advanced Placement credit in math or science toward a College of Engineering degree is typically awarded for a score of 4 or 5.
    • The Calculus requirement for ENG is CAS MA 123, CAS MA 124, CAS MA 225 and CAS MA 226. ENG does not accept courses numbered lower than CAS MA 123.
  3. There is no single gateway course required to transfer into the College of Engineering. Students are reviewed on a case-by-case basis, with the expectations that one or two required math (i.e. MA 123, MA 124, MA 225, etc.) and/or science courses (i.e. CAS CH 101 or CAS CH 101, PY 211, etc.) have been successfully completed with a grade of no less than a “C”  indicating a likelihood of success in more advanced engineering coursework. Additionally, to be admitted to the College of Engineering, (students must have a cumulative Grade Point Average of 2.00 or higher, with a minimum of 12 credits completed in the semester prior to transfer, without Incompletes or Missing Grades).
  4. Students who have read through the above guidelines and would like to pursue a transfer into Engineering, should contact the College of Engineering Undergraduate Programs Office to meet with an Academic Counselor. Further instructions will be provided during that discussion.