Degree Requirements

Degree Requirements

Students applying for transfer admission to the University of Notre Dame must have satisfied King's College academic guidelines, as well as the following criteria: 

  1. Apply to Notre Dame in the Fall of the 3rd Year
  2. Cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.3 on a 4.0 scale; those with grade-points between a 3.0 and 3.3 will be considered if they have a strong recommendation from the program director and the relevant department chair as to why the student should be admitted with a grade-point average lower than 3.3;
  3. A grade of at least C in all courses;
  4. At least 60 semester credit-hours of work that can be transferred to satisfy Notre Dame engineering degree requirements;
  5. Recommendation for admission by the program director and the relevant department chair at King's and the Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs, College of Engineering at the University of Notre Dame.

Academic standing within the engineering program will be reviewed each semester by the Program Director. Admission to the University of Notre Dame requires a minimum GPA of 3.30 after five semesters of college study at King’s College. Students will be reviewed to monitor academic progress, provide tutoring and mentoring, make students aware of opportunities to study at University of Notre Dame, maintain interest and enthusiasm in their course of study, and to discuss academic alternatives for those who may fail to maintain the required GPA or prescribed course of study.

The Minimum Progression Requirements include:

Year Fall Semester   Spring Semester
 
  Overall GPA Pre-Eng GPA*   Overall GPA Pre-Eng GPA*
 
1 3.10 3.00   3.20 3.10
2 3.25 3.10   3.25 3.10
3 3.30 3.20   3.30 3.20

Note - No course grade may be lower than a C in order to transfer to Notre Dame

* Pre-Eng GPA: based on grades in engineering, computer science, mathematics, chemistry and physics courses required by the 3+2 curriculum

Education Requirements

Engineering Foundation courses taken by all pre-engineering students (40 - 41 credits):
CS 116: Fundamentals of Programming I (3)
ENGR 150: Engineering Seminar (2)
ENGR 250: Introduction to Engineering Systems and Design w/Lab (4)
CHEM 113: General Chemistry I w/Lab (4)
CHEM 114: General Chemistry II w/Lab (4)
PHYS 113: General Physics I w/Lab (4)
PHYS 114: General Physics II w/Lab (4)
MATH 129: Calculus I (4)
MATH 130: Calculus II (4)
MATH 231: Calculus III (4)
MATH 237: Applied Linear Algebra (3) or MATH 250: Linear Algebra (4)

Required courses for B.S. Physics, with Aerospace, Mechanical, Civil and Electrical Engineering tracks (21 credits):
MATH 238: Differential Equations (3)
PHYS 231: Modern Physics w/Lab (4)
PHYS 330: Classical Mechanics (3)
PHYS 371: Electricity & Magnetism I (3)
PHYS 350: Thermodynamics (3)
PHYS 440: Quantum Mechanics (3)
PHYS 490: Senior Physics Seminar (2)

Required courses for Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering Tracks (9 credits):
PHYS 241: Statics (3)
PHYS 242: Mechanics of Solids (3)
(1) AME Course (3000 or 4000 level) taken at the University of Notre Dame to satisfy the Physics Elective Requirement

Required courses for Civil Engineering Track (12 credits):
MATH 361: Probability & Statistics (3)
PHYS 241: Statics (3)
PHYS 242: Mechanics of Solids (3)
(1) CE Course (3000 or 4000 level) taken at the University of Notre Dame to satisfy the Physics Elective Requirement

Required courses for Electrical Engineering track (15 credits):
CS 270: Computer Organization (4)
PHYS 233: Electronics I w/Lab (4)
PHYS 234: Electronics II w/Lab (4)
(1) EE Course (3000 or 4000 level) taken at the University of Notre Dame to satisfy the Physics Elective Requirement

Required courses for B.S. in Chemistry with Chemical Engineering track (34 credits):
MATH 238: Differential Equations (3)
CHEM 241: Organic Chemistry I w/Lab (4)
CHEM 242: Organic Chemistry II w/Lab (4)
CHEM 243: Analytical Chemistry w/Lab (5)
CHEM 244: Instrumental Analysis w/Lab (5)
CHEM 357: Physical Chemistry I w/Lab (5)
CHEM 358: Physical Chemistry II w/Lab (5)
CHEM 40443: Inorganic Chemistry (3) – taken at the University of Notre Dame as an Advanced Science Elective

Required courses for B.S. in Computer Science with Computer Engineering track (61 credits):
CS 117: Fundamentals of Programming II (3)
CS 232: Data Structures (4)
CS 233: Advanced Data Structures (4)
CS 270: Computer Organization (4)
CS 315: Programming Paradigms (3)
MATH 127: Logics & Axiomatics (3)
MATH 235: Discrete Mathematics (3)
MATH 361: Probability & Statistics (3)
PHYS 233: Electronics I w/Lab (4)
PHYS 234: Electronics II w/Lab (4)
CSE 30321: Computer Architecture I (4) – taken at the University of Notre Dame
CSE 30322 Computer Architecture II (4) – taken at the University of Notre Dame
CSE 30341: Operating Systems Principles (3) - taken at the University of Notre Dame
CSE 40232: Software Engineering (3) - taken at the University of Notre Dame
(4) CSE Electives (3 credits each)– taken at the University of Notre Dame

Required courses for B.S. in Environmental Science with Environmental Engineering track (54-60 credits):
ENST 201 Environmental Science I w/ Lab (4)
ENST 202 Environmental Science II w/ Lab (4)
ENST 401F Water Quality Analysis (3)
CHEM 241: Organic Chemistry I w/ lab (4)
CHEM 241: Organic Chemistry II w/ lab (4)
MATH 361: Probability & Statistics (3)
BIOL 113: Evolution & Diversity w/Lab (4) - fulfilled by taking CE 40341: Biological Process Design at the University of Notre Dame
BIOL 210: Organisms & Ecosystems w/Lab (4) - fulfilled by taking CE 40350: Environmental Microbiology at the University of Notre Dame
PHYS 241: Statics (3)
ENST 49x: Environmental Science Capstone (3) - taken at the University of Notre Dame
(6) ENST Electives (3/4 credits each)– taken at the University of Notre Dame

King’s College Core Curriculum (43 credits):

Students will fulfill the majority of their CORE Curriculum requirements at King’s, with some programs of study requiring some CORE courses being taken at Notre Dame.  Quantitative Reasoning and Natural Science requirements are fulfilled by mathematics and science courses required in the 3+2 program of study.

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