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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Program Requirements

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Course Bulletin & Plan of Study

Click  [PDF] here (128 KiB)  to view the Undergraduate Course Bulletin

Please click [PDF] here (66 KiB) to download the plan of study.

Click here to go to the Academic Map for a possible four year pathway through the degree.  The lower division classes can be taken at a community college.

Admission Requirements

Admission to the program is granted by the department. In addition to the University admissions requirements, and prior to entering the engineering curriculum in the first semester of the junior year in full standing, students must complete a minimum of 49 semester credit hours in the following areas:

  • Calculus and Differential Equations - 16 semester hours.
  • General Physics (calculus-based) - 8 semester hours.
  • Additional math and science courses, including one semester of chemistry, - 8 semester hours.
  • Introductory engineering courses including introduction to engineering or programming, statics, dynamics, and lab-based electric circuits - 13 semester hours.
  • English Composition - 4 semester hours.

All courses and credits shown above must be completed before full enrollment in 300-level engineering courses, unless special permission is granted by the department chair. All of the above courses must be taken for “grade”. It is not acceptable for the student to take any of these courses on a pass/no credit basis. A grade of “C-” or better must be achieved in each course.

To be considered for admission, students must have a 2.5 GPA in all courses required for admission.

Students  may be admitted provisionally while these requirements are being satisfied. Please see "How to Apply" for more information about the process for applying for admission.

For more information about program requirements view the course bulletin.

General Education Courses

Students are expected to learn in a variety of areas that complement their engineering studies.  Along with communications requirements, students must take 16 credits of arts & humanities and social science courses.  One of these courses must be either macro- or micro-economics.  Two other courses should be in social sciences.  Two others should be in arts & humanities.  For historical purposes, history classes can be used to fulfill either category, but not both.  Within these classes, at least two must be from the same department.  Approved courses can be found [PDF] here (396 KiB).  These do not include introductory language courses or training courses such as drawing, dance or photography.