Pre-Engineering Program

This program establishes a freshman and sophomore curriculum leading to a B.S. degree in one of the engineering disciplines at the University of Massachusetts-Lowell, the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth, or the Massachusetts Maritime Academy. A typical student accepted into this program will study for two years at Framingham State (based on the ideal course sequence below) and complete the program at one of the universities, earning the degree from that institution.

Each student who enters the program will be assigned an advisor from the Department of Physics and Earth Sciences. Students are not required to designate a specific engineering major until the end of the freshman year. It may be necessary for transfer students to schedule summer session coursework if they wish to complete all degree requirements over a two 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.

Freshman Year

Common to all engineering options

Fall Semester

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

Spring Semester

CHEM 108 Principles of Chemistry and Quantitative Analysis
ECON 102 Principles of Microeconomics
CSCI 152 Computer Science I Using Java
MATH 220 Calculus II

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester

CSCI 252 Computer Science II Using Java
MATH 221 Calculus III
PHYS 211 Principles of Physics I

Spring Semester

EGNR 201 Engineering Mechanics
PHYS 212 Principles of Physics II
A literature course

Suggested Electives

BIOL 160 Introduction to Organismal Biology
BIOL 161 Introduction to Cell and Molecular Biology
CHEM 207 Organic Chemistry I
CHEM 208 Organic Chemistry II
ECON 101 Principles of Macroeconomics
MATH 222 Differential Equations
GEOL 108 Physical Geology
GEOL 233 Environmental Geology
ENVS 202 Data Analysis for Scientists