Pre-Engineering Major

College of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) – Department of Environment, Society, and Sustainability

This program establishes a freshman and sophomore curriculum leading to transfer admission by Articulation Agreement (2+3) to a Bachelor of Science degree program in one of the engineering disciplines at the:

University of Massachusetts-Lowell: Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Plastics Engineering, and Engineering Technology;

University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth:  Bio-Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering;

Mass Maritime Academy:  Energy Engineering, Facilities Engineering.

Each student who enters the program will be assigned an advisor from the Department of Physics and Earth Sciences. By the end of their freshman year, students should be considering what specific area of engineering they wish to transfer into at the above mentioned institutions. It may be necessary for transfer students to schedule summer session coursework if they wish to complete all degree requirements over a four year period.

The program of study during the two years at Framingham State University is shown below. Each incoming student must pass the mathematics placement examination in order to register for a credit-bearing mathematics course. Students must do well on this examination to begin the mathematics sequence with Calculus I. Students who do not place into the Calculus I course are required to take additional mathematics prior to taking Calculus I. Courses to be taken during the sophomore year of the program depend, to some extent, on the choice of engineering concentration.


Requirements for the major in Pre-Engineering (UPEN)

Freshman Year: (common to all engineering options)

Fall Semester

  • CHEM 107 Principles of Chemistry with Lab
  • EGNR 101 Introduction to Engineering
  • ENGL 110 Expository Writing
  • MATH 219 Calculus I

Spring Semester

  • CHEM 108 Principles of Chemistry and Quantitative Analysis with Lab
  • CSCI 130 Introduction to Programming
  • ECON 102 Principles of Microeconomics
  • MATH 220 Calculus II

Sophomore Year:

Fall Semester

  • MATH 221 Calculus III
  • PHYS 211 Principles of Physics I with Lab
  • ENGL  ___ A Literature course
  • ____ ___ Elective*

Spring Semester

  • CSCI 215 Computer Science II Using Java
  • EGNR 201 Engineering Mechanics
  • PHYS 212 Principles of Physics II with Lab
  • ____ ___ Elective*


*Electives (suggested):

  • BIOL 160 Introduction to Organismal Biology with Lab
  • BIOL 161 Introduction to Cell and Molecular Biology with Lab
  • CHEM 207 Organic Chemistry I with Lab
  • CHEM 208 Organic Chemistry II with Lab
  • ECON 101 Principles of Macroeconomics
  • MATH 222 Differential Equations



Effective as of the 2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog