- About CoE
College of Engineering Admission Requirements for a new freshman or a freshman transfer student who has been admitted to the University (a freshman transfer student has earned fewer than 30 semester credit hours):
Placement Exam – Required before Orientation
>> Freshmen with transferable credit for placement into Calculus I or higher are exempt from taking the Math Placement Exam.
Placement Exam – Highly Recommended before Orientation
Additional Admission Requirements for BME & CME:
Admission to the College of Engineering (COE) is competitive and not guaranteed.
Learn more about UTSA FRESHMAN ADMISSION PROCESS.
Recommended High School Coursework for COE Admission
College of Engineering admission requirements for a transfer student who has earned 30 or more semester credit hours:
Additional Admission Criteria for:
A transfer student not admitted directly into the College of Engineering will be changed to Undeclared (UND) and must choose another major outside of engineering.
Please remember that technical, developmental, and remedial courses are not transferable when using the GPA Calculator .
I. Core Curriculum Requirements: Students seeking the Bachelor of Science degree in any engineering field must fulfill University Core Curriculum requirements in the same manner as other students at UTSA. CHE 1103, MAT 1214, and PHY 1903 (also listed under section II, General Engineering requirements) may be used to satisfy the Core Curriculum requirements for Mathematics and Natural Sciences.
II. General Engineering Requirements:All degree-seeking candidates in engineering must complete the following 22 semester credit hours:
Workshops for writing and problem solving skills, resources for internship opportunities, tutoring and gate keeper courses, FE exam preparation, and career advising are all examples of the activities on hand at the center. The center also facilitates sequential internships in local industries as part of student development.
The CE3 seeks to support UTSA’s engineering students by sponsoring special classes, initiatives and events that strengthen academic performance and foster a learning community that contributes to increased retention and graduation rates.
Mehdi Shadaram, Ph.D. Center Director