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College of Engineering Change of Major Standards

If you are thinking of changing your major to one offered by the College of Engineering, you must complete the requirements listed below for that major.

For additional information, contact ES3 Engineering Student Support & Services at: coesupport@umassd.edu

Bioengineering

  • Cumulative GPA: 2.500 or better
  • Completion of Calculus I and II with grades C and better
  • Completion of Chemistry I and II with grades C and better
  • If the grade in Calculus I and Chemistry I is at least B, the required "C and better" for Calculus II and Chemistry II is waived

Civil Engineering

  • Cumulative GPA: 2.500 or better
  • Completion of Calculus I and II with grades C and better
  • Completion of Chemistry I and II with grades C and better
  • If the grade in Calculus I and Chemistry I is at least B, the required "C and better" for Calculus II and Chemistry II is waived

Computer Science

  • Overall GPA of 2.300 or better
  • Completion of a course in computer programming (CIS 180 preferred) with a grade of C or better

Computer Engineering

  • Overall GPA of 2.500 or better
  • Completion of courses from the following list at UMass Dartmouth. The required GPA for these courses is 2.500 or higher (the most recent grade is used for a repeated course). This GPA is different from the overall GPA.
    • Two courses from: ECE 160, ECE 256, ECE 201, ECE 260 
    • Two courses from: Calculus I, II, III and Differential Equations 
    • Physics I or II

     

In addition to the above requirements, within three semesters from the start of the first ECE course, students must complete at least two of the above listed ECE courses and attain a GPA in these ECE courses of 2.500 or higher to be eligible to transfer to the computer engineering major.

Data Science

Must meet one of the following three options:

  • Completion of MTH 151 or MTH 153 with a grade of C or better
  • Completion of CIS 180 with a grade of C or better
  • Completion of any 200 level CIS, DSC, or MTH course required for the major with a grade of C or better

Electrical Engineering

  • Overall GPA of 2.500 or better
  • Completion of courses from the following list at UMass Dartmouth. The required GPA for these courses is 2.500 or higher (the most recent grade is used for a repeated course). This GPA is different from the overall GPA.
    • Two courses from: ECE 160, ECE 201, ECE 260 
    • Two courses from: Calculus I, II, III and Differential Equations 
    • Physics I or II

     

In addition to the above requirements, within three semesters from the start of the first ECE course, students must complete at least two of the above listed ECE courses and attain a GPA in these ECE courses of 2.500 or higher to be eligible to transfer to the electrical engineering major.

Mechanical Engineering

  • Overall GPA of 2.500 or better
  • Completion of Calculus I, Calculus II and Physics I with at least a grade of B-. If taken at a community college, at least a grade of B+ is required

Physics

  • Overall GPA of 2.000 or better
  • Completion of Calculus I with a grade of C or better
  • Completion of Physics I with a grade of C or better
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