Engineering And Applied Sciences, School Of : Degrees & Policies

Degrees Offered

Undergraduate: BS in Aerospace, Biomedical, Chemical, Civil, Computer, Electrical, Environmental, Industrial, and Mechanical Engineering; Engineering Physics; Computer Science (BS and BA) See sections of the catalog for each of these programs for detailed information on program requirements and course offerings.

Advisement

Students obtain academic advice and guidance from the senior academic advisors in the Engineering Office of Undergraduate Education (410 Bonner Hall) and from the faculty advisors in their program of study. The Office of Undergraduate Education advises all students throughout their first two years of study. In the junior and senior years, students seek advisement primarily from departmental faculty advisors.

Acceptance Information

Candidates from secondary schools (high schools) must have completed mathematics through trigonometry, and should have completed higher-level courses such as pre-calculus, calculus, chemistry, and physics.

Students should apply for admission to the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences when they apply to UB as freshmen or transfers by indicating the curriculum code for their desired engineering major on either the UB or SUNY application form (0229 if undecided about the particular engineering major) or by citing the major (or listing "engineering" if undecided) in the "Possible area(s) of academic concentration/major(s)" on the Common Application. The Office of Admissions coordinates the review with the School of Engineering. High school grades, class standing, Regents exam scores, and either Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) or American College Testing (ACT) scores are considered in the admission process.

Incoming freshmen are admitted to their designated major or to the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences if an engineering major has not been selected. Engineering majors can be changed easily during the freshman year.

Current UB students not enrolled in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences are eligible for admission to engineering if they meet the following criteria:

(1) Good academic standing
(2) Completion of at least three courses in their desired major
(3) Minimum GPA of 2.5 for all required technical classes completed (including courses taken at other institutions)

Students meeting these requirements should apply for admission in the Office of Undergraduate Education, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, 410 Bonner Hall, (716) 645-2774.

Freshmen are admitted to the major in two ways: 1) Upon admission to UB if they meet the criteria (see above), or 2) After their first semester, if they have completed at least two courses at UB required for their desired major with minimum cumulative 3.0 Technical and UB GPAs.

Academic Requirements

Students seeking an undergraduate engineering degree from the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences must have a minimum GPA of 2.0 in technical classes (engineering, math, technical elective, and science classes) required in the major and must complete 30 undergraduate credit hours of junior/senior level courses required in their major at the University at Buffalo. Please refer to the degree program sections of the catalog for additional requirements.

A student is in academic good standing in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences if his/her:

(1) cumulative Technical Grade Point Average (Technical GPA) is 2.0 or greater, and
(2) most recent semester Technical GPA is 2.0 or greater.

Failure to maintain the required GPA results in academic probation or dismissal from the School. A student will be dismissed if he/she has not been in academic good standing for three semesters and possesses a cumulative Technical GPA < 2.0. The three semesters need not be consecutive. A student who has been enrolled at UB for two or more semesters and has a cumulative Technical GPA less than 1.0 will be dismissed regardless of his/her most recent semester GPA. Programs within the School of Engineering may have additional requirements to remain enrolled. These are detailed in the degree program sections of the catalog.

The total number of repeat attempts to satisfy the required courses in a student's major must not exceed four. Students who exceed four repeat attempts will be dismissed from the School. A student is allowed two 'R' grades (official resignations) without penalty; additional R grades are then counted as repeated classes. Repeat attempts for courses where the original grade was C or better are not counted in this policy, nor are repeats for courses when the initial grade was 'W'.

It is the responsibility of the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, the academic programs, and the faculty to advise students of course prerequisites and co-requisites. Course prerequisites and co-requisites are published in the university catalog. Additional information about prerequisites and co-requisites is published on web sites, course syllabi, or in program documents. It is the right of the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, the academic programs, and the faculty instructor to cancel a student's registration in a course if the student has not satisfied the published prerequisites for the course. Students are ultimately responsible for knowing and adhering to course prerequisites and co-requisites. Failure to follow such requirements may place a student at academic risk. For additional information on this policy go to www.eng.buffalo.edu/prereqpolicy.

General Education. Entering engineering freshman and transfer students must meet the general education requirements of the University at Buffalo (See the General Education section in this catalog) and the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Information regarding these requirements is available in the Engineering Office of Undergraduate Education, 410 Bonner Hall.

Transfer Policy

Admission of transfer students is granted on the basis of previous college academic performance. Student transcripts are evaluated by the Office of Undergraduate Education, 410 Bonner Hall. Course content, contact hours, and grades are evaluated to determine acceptance. Courses completed at other universities and colleges are not automatically accepted for credit. Admission to engineering as an approved major requires the following:

(1) Admission to the University at Buffalo
(2) Completion of at least three courses in their desired major
(3) Minimum GPA of 2.5 for all math, science, and engineering courses required in the major

Notices of acceptance are sent by the university Office of Admissions and the Office of Undergraduate Education in engineering. Normally, transfer students who have completed an engineering science program at a community college or the first three years of a 3+2 program at a four-year college can expect to enter the third year of an engineering program at the University at Buffalo. Graduates of technology programs receive limited transfer credit and can expect three to four additional years of study at the university to complete the engineering degree requirements.

Updated: 13 Nov 2012 06:00:58 EST