Pre-Engineering Requirements

Engineering Major Admission Requirements


The School of Engineering and Computer Science offers three engineering majors: Electrical and Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and General Engineering. Students who wish to pursue engineering at Baylor must first meet minimum standardized test score requirements:
  • SAT math and critical reading: 1260
  • ACT composite: 27
Application Process
  • Submit an application for admission by the stated deadlines.
  • Select a first and second choice major on the application.
  • If admitted into the university, students with qualifying test scores will be sent notification of admission into the Pre-Engineering major.
  • Students who do not initially qualify for their first-choice major may continue to re-test until enrolling at Baylor. However, the qualifying scores must be processed by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions before they can register for pre-engineering courses.
Response to COVID-19 for Summer/Fall 2020 Applicants 

As testing centers across the country respond to COVID-19, it has become increasingly difficult for prospective students to complete the SAT or ACT. In light of these challenges, the School of Engineering & Computer Science is waiving the SAT/ACT entrance requirements for Pre-Engineering majors entering Summer/Fall 2020. Note that Pre-Engineering students are advised to take EGR 1301 (Intro to Engineering) in their first semester, which requires concurrent enrollment in MTH 1320 (Pre-Calculus) or higher-level math course. This standard will remain the same, and students will have the opportunity to complete the ALEKS Math Placement Exam if needed.

All entering freshman will be classified as "Pre-Engineering" majors. In order to progress to the Mechanical Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, or General Engineering major, a student must earn a B or better in the introductory engineering courses, EGR 1301 and EGR 1302. In addition, students will take two math courses during the first year. All math courses require a grade of C or better. Once these conditions are met, the academic advisor will facilitate the change of major process. For more information, contact an academic advisor at ECS_Advising@baylor.edu.


Internal Transfer Policy into Pre-Engineering

Students who wish to enter Pre-Engineering after matriculating to Baylor must earn 12 credit hours in residence and a 3.0 cumulative GPA in order to apply. Applications will be reviewed by the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs. Proficiency in math and science courses will be evaluated, as well as SAT/ACT test scores when applicable. Internal transfer students are subject to all Pre-Engineering policies and procedures.

External Transfer Policy into Pre-Engineering

All external transfer students must begin in Pre-Engineering and may only enter with a minimum 3.25 transfer GPA. They are subject to all Pre-Engineering policies and procedures. Upon entering Pre-Engineering, external transfer students who are transferring any engineering courses will be reviewed for eligibility to declare a degree-granting major. Effective Fall 2016

School of Engineering and Computer Science

School of Engineering
& Computer Science
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