Academics

Progression Requirements

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Undergraduate students directly admitted into the College of Engineering must meet progression requirements according to the College of Engineering official regulations (Regulations 3-7).

First Year Progression Requirements

To automatically progress in a College of Engineering (CoE) degree program (major) after direct admission or to switch between engineering degree programs, students must complete the following requirements after their first two semesters of residency at UW-Madison:

      1. 24 credits completed at UW-Madison. Special topics, independent study, seminar, pass/fail, and credit/no credit courses will not be included in the 24 credits except for required InterEGR 110 and English as a Second Language courses.
      2. General Education Communications Part A (Comm A) requirement. If Comm A is not completed as a graded course at UW-Madison (i.e. completed through placement test, AP/IB, or transfer credit), then a liberal studies course of at least 3 credits with a breadth designation of Humanities, Literature, or Social Sciences must be taken on a graded basis at UW-Madison.
      3. Introduction to Engineering: InterEGR 110
      4. Math course sequence through Math 222 or Math 276
      5. Four core courses, required for engineering degree programs (majors), completed at UW-Madison, as defined below:
          1. Math: A minimum of two math courses numbered 217 or above; or one math course 300 level or above. If the math requirement for the degree program (major) is complete or the student has completed the calculus sequence through Math 234, then additional math courses numbered 217 or above or additional courses from the science requirement in Regulation 3.E.2. can be taken to complete the four core course requirement. Excludes Math 228, Math 473, special topics, independent study, seminar, pass/fail, and credit/no credit courses.
          2. Science: A minimum of two science courses required for engineering degree programs (majors) as defined in the table below. If the math and science requirements for the degree program are complete, then departmental engineering courses 200 level and above can be taken to complete the four core course requirement. Excludes EPD, InterEGR, special topics, independent study, seminar, pass/fail, and credit/no credit courses.
      6. Core and Overall GPA requirements must be satisfied as defined by CoE departments for each engineering degree program (major) (http://progression.engr.wisc.edu). All graded UW-Madison courses referenced in E.1. and E.2. above and any departmental engineering courses level 200 or above will be counted in the Core GPA (excludes EPD, InterEGR, special topics, independent study, and seminar courses).  All graded UW-Madison courses are counted in the Overall GPA. For one and only one of these core courses that a student has repeated, the more recent of the two grades will be used in the calculation of Core and Overall GPAs. Students may not be on academic probation for GPA reasons for automatic completion of first year progression requirements.

Students who do not meet the first year progression requirements to automatically progress in a degree program (major) can be considered for non-automatic progression (Regulation 4) or extension (Regulation 5).

Official Progression Requirements

Deadlines and Progression Application

Fall 2017

  • Application opens on TBD
  • Pre-progression students must take initial action by TBD
  • Application closes on TBD

GPA Benchmarks for Progression

Program/Major Core GPA Overall GPA
Biomedical Engineering 3.5 3.0
Chemical Engineering 3.5 3.0
Civil Engineering 2.8 2.5
Computer Engineering 3.2 2.5
Electrical Engineering 2.8 2.5
Engineering Mechanics 3.0 2.5
Engineering Physics 3.5 3.0
Geological Engineering 2.8 2.5
Industrial Engineering 3.0 2.5
Materials Science Engineering 3.0 2.5
Mechanical Engineering 3.2 3.0
Nuclear Engineering 3.0 2.5

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Program/Major Core GPA Overall GPA
Biomedical Engineering 3.5 3.0
Chemical Engineering 3.5 3.0
Civil Engineering 2.8 2.5
Computer Engineering 3.2 2.5
Electrical Engineering 2.8 2.5
Engineering Mechanics 3.0 2.5
Engineering Physics 3.5 3.0
Geological Engineering 2.8 2.5
Industrial Engineering 2.8 2.5
Materials Science Engineering 3.0 2.5
Mechanical Engineering 3.2 3.0
Nuclear Engineering 3.0 2.5

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Program/Major Core GPA Overall GPA
Biomedical Engineering 3.5 3.0
Chemical Engineering 3.5 3.0
Civil Engineering 2.8 2.5
Computer Engineering 3.0 2.5
Electrical Engineering 2.8 2.5
Engineering Mechanics 3.0 2.5
Engineering Physics 3.5 3.0
Geological Engineering 2.8 2.5
Industrial Engineering 2.8 2.5
Materials Science Engineering 3.0 2.5
Mechanical Engineering 3.2 3.0
Nuclear Engineering 3.0 2.5

 

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