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All undergraduates at Case Western Reserve must complete the SAGES Program and the physical education requirement, in addition to school-specific general education requirements based on the school of his or her major.

 

Course credit earned by AP, IB, proficiency examinations, and transfer credit may be used to satisfy Case School of Engineering general education requirements.

 

Mathematics, Sciences, and Engineering Core Requirements (44 credit-hours)1

 

Mathematics (14 credit-hours)

  1. MATH 121
  2. MATH 122 or 124
  3. MATH 223 or 227
  4. MATH 224 or 228

 

Chemistry (four credit-hours)

  1. CHEM 1112

 

Physics (eight credit-hours)

  1. PHYS 121 or 123
  2. PHYS 122 or 124

 

Engineering (18 credit-hours)

  1. ENGR 131 or EECS 1323
  2. ENGR 1452
  3. ENGR 200
  4. ENGR 210
  5. ENGR 2254

 

Natural Sciences, Mathematics, or Statistics Requirement (three credit-hours)

Course designated by major department.

 

Humanities and Social Sciences (15 credit-hours)

  1. ENGL 398 (two credit-hours) and ENGR 398 (one credit-hour); together, these courses fulfill the departmental seminar requirement
  2. At least 12 credit-hours comprised of three- or four-credit-hour courses selected from:
  • Humanities:
    • Akkadian (AKKD)
    • Arabic (ARAB)
    • Art History (ARTH)
    • Art Studio (ARTS)
    • Chinese (CHIN)
    • Classics (CLSC)
    • Dance (DANC)
    • English (ENGL)
    • French (FRCH)
    • German (GRMN)
    • Greek (GREK)
    • Hebrew (HBRW)
    • History (HSTY)
    • Italian (ITAL)
    • Japanese (JAPN)
    • Latin (LATN)
    • Linguistics (LING)
    • Music - General (MUGN)
    • Music - History (MUHI)
    • Music - Theory (MUTH)
    • Philosophy (PHIL)
    • Portuguese (PORT)
    • Religious Studies (RLGN)
    • Russian (RUSN), Spanish (SPAN)
    • Theater (THTR)
    • World Literature (WLIT)

  • Social Sciences:
    • Anthropology (ANTH)
    • Cognitive Science (COGS)
    • Communication Sciences (COSI)
    • Economics (ECON)
    • Political Science (POSC)
    • Psychology (PSCL)
    • Sociology (SOCI)

  • Other courses that meet this requirement for Case School of Engineering degree candidates:
    • Applied Social Sciences (SASS)
    • Bioethics (BETH)

      1Students completing the Bachelor of Science in computer science (as opposed to the Bachelor of Science in engineering with a major in one of the engineering disciplines) are not required to take ENGR 200, 210, or 225. Students completing the Bachelor of Science in data science and analytics (as opposed to the Bachelor of Science in engineering with a major in one of the engineering disciplines) are not required to take ENGR 145, 200, 210, or 225.

       

      2The chemistry-materials course sequence CHEM 105, CHEM 106, ENGR 145 may substitute for the sequence CHEM 111, ENGR 145.

       

      3Note that some majors (computer engineering, computer science, the computer-oriented concentrations in biomedical engineering, and data science and analytics) specifically require EECS 132.

       

      4Students pursuing a polymer science and engineering major or the biomaterials concentration in the biomedical engineering major may substitute EMAC 351 and 352 for ENGR 225. Students pursuing majors in aerospace or mechanical engineering may substitute EMAE 251, 252, and 353 for ENGR 225.

      First-Year Schedule Recommendations

       

      Schedule development instructions:

      1. Students with AP or IB chemistry credit should proceed to ENGR 145.
      2. Students with credit for PHYS 121 should register for PHYS 122 (assuming prerequisites are met).
      3. EECS 132 – Introduction to Programming in Java may be substituted for the ENGR 131 requirement.
      4. Students without any previous credit for the recommended fall semester courses should enroll in all four or otherwise risk delaying progress in the major.

       

      For more information about aerospace engineering, visit bulletin.case.edu/schoolofengineering/mechaeroeng.

       

      Fall Semester Credit-hours Spring Semester Credit-hours
      SAGES First Seminar 4 SAGES University Seminar 3
      MATH course in the 120/121/122/223/224 sequence based on the math diagnostic, AP/IB scores, and/or previous college credit 3-4 next course in MATH sequence 3-4
      CHEM 111 – Principles of Chemistry for Engineers 4

      ENGR 145 – Chemistry of Materials

      4

      Choose one:

      • PHYS 121 – General Physics I – Mechanics (if eligible for MATH 121 or beyond)
      • ENGR 131 – Elementary Computer Programming (if placed in MATH 120)
      3-4

      Choose one:

      • PHYS 121 – General Physics I – Mechanics or PHYS 122 – General
      • Physics II – Electricity & Magnetism
      4
      PHED activity course(s) or varsity sport, if available 0 ENGR 131 – Elementary Computer Programming (if not taken in the fall) 3
          PHED activity course(s) or varsity sport 0
      Total Hours 14-16 Total Hours 15-18

      *Students with credit for a course have the option of using that credit as a prerequisite and registering for a higher-level course or forfeiting their credit and repeating the course for a grade at CWRU. Students who choose either option may make changes to their enrollment during the first two weeks of the semester (drop/add period) should they discover that the course in which they originally enrolled is not at the appropriate level. Students may find it more manageable to change to lower-level course after beginning at the higher level.

       

      Schedule development instructions:

      1. Students who place into MATH 120 via the math diagnostic exam must successfully complete this course before enrolling in PHYS 121.
      2. It is important for students to follow the recommendations for the timing of MATH courses, as well as CHEM 111, ENGR 131, and PHYS 121 so as to make timely progress in the major and avoid future complications. Students who place into MATH 120 for the fall semester should discuss with the Academic Representative summer options for completing MATH 122 before the start of the second year.
      3. Students may choose to prioritize/arrange core courses based on the following orientations (if known):
        • Electrical: Students should complete PHYS 121 and 122 as early as possible. Students with no prior PHYS credit should take PHYS 121 in the fall (if eligible) and PHYS 122 and ENGR 131 in the spring.
        • Computer engineering/computer science: Take EECS 132 in the fall. (Students who have credit for ENGR 131 should still take EECS 132.) Students with credit for EECS 132 are encouraged to take ENGR 131. Though it is not strictly required, it will aid in later classes. These students should take PHYS 121 after credit for MATH 121 is earned.
        • Mechanical/biomechanical engineering: Students may choose ENGR 200 in the spring rather than ENGR 145. Students pursuing the biomechanics track will need to take ECIV 310 in the fall of the second year. It is highly recommended that ENGR 200 and ECIV 310 be taken in subsequent semesters. These students should take PHYS 121 after credit for MATH 121 is earned, and take ENGR 145 in the second year.
        • Chemistry/biomaterials engineering: Take CHEM 111 in the fall semester. Students with AP/IB chemistry credit should take ENGR 145 in the fall. Take PHYS 121 after credit for MATH 121 has been earned.
        • Pre-Health: Take CHEM 111 and ENGR 145 as soon as possible.
      4. Students who are uncertain of any particular orientation in BME should follow the standard recommendations on the course grid below.
      5. Students interested in the biomedical computing and analysis track should take EECS 132.
      6. EECS 132 – Introduction to Programming in Java may be substituted for the ENGR 131 requirement.
      7. EBME 105 or EBME 105A are optional, but strongly recommended for students with limited knowledge of biomedical engineering or who are unsure of the biomedical engineering sequence they wish to pursue. EBME 105A provides information about the study of biomedical engineering at CWRU, opportunities within the various tracks, and associated research. EBME 105 includes these topics and in addition includes topics such as medical technology, careers, engineering design, structure/function relationships, biomimicry, and biocompatibility.

       

      For more information about biomedical engineering, visit bulletin.case.edu/schoolofengineering/biomedicalengineering.

       

      Fall Semester Credit-hours Spring Semester Credit-hours
      SAGES First Seminar 4 SAGES University Seminar 3
      MATH course in the 120/121/122/223/224 sequence based on the math diagnostic, AP/IB scores, and/or previous college credit 3-4 next course in MATH sequence 3-4
      Choose one:
      • ENGR 131 – Elementary Computer Programming (preferred)
      • PHYS 121 – General Physics I – Mechanics (only if eligible for MATH 121 and with credit for ENGR 131 or EECS 132)
      3-4 Choose whichever wasn't taken in fall:
      • PHYS 121 – General Physics I – Mechanics
      • ENGR 131 – Elementary Computer Programming
      3-4
      CHEM 111 – Principles of Chemistry for Engineers 4 ENGR 145 – Chemistry of Materials 4

      Choose one:

      • EBME 105 – Introduction to Biomedical Engineering (three credits)
      • EBME 105A – Exploring Biomedical Engineering (one credit)
      • Engineering core course
      • Arts & Humanities or Social Sciences course
      • no course
      0-4 Choose one:
      • Arts & Humanities or Social Sciences course
      • PHYS 122 – General Physics II – Electricity & Magnetism (if PHYS 121 taken in the fall)
      3-4
      PHED activity course(s) or varsity sport, if available 0 PHED activity course(s) or varsity sport 0
      Total Hours 14-19 Total Hours

      16-19

      *Students with credit for a course have the option of using that credit as a prerequisite and registering for a higher-level course or forfeiting their credit and repeating the course for a grade at CWRU. Students who choose either option may make changes to their enrollment during the first two weeks of the semester (drop/add period) should they discover that the course in which they originally enrolled is not at the appropriate level. Students may find it more manageable to change to lower-level course after beginning at the higher level.

       

      Schedule development instructions:

      1. Students with AP or IB chemistry credit should proceed to ENGR 145.
      2. Students with credit for PHYS 121 should proceed to PHYS 122 (assuming prerequisites are met).
      3. EECS 132 – Introduction to Programming in Java may substitute for the ENGR 131 requirement.
      4. Chemical engineering students should take ECHE 151 during the fall of their first year, and should complete CHEM 111 and ENGR 145 during the first year.

       

      For more information about chemical engineering, visit bulletin.case.edu/schoolofengineering/chemicalengineering

       

      Fall Semester Credit-hours Spring Semester Credit-hours
      SAGES First Seminar 4 SAGES University Seminar 3
      MATH course in the 120/121/122/223/224 sequence based on the math diagnostic, AP/IB scores, and/or previous college credit 3-4 next course in MATH sequence 3-4
       

      Choose one:

      • PHYS 121 – General Physics I – Mechanics (if eligible for MATH 121)
      • ENGR 131 – Elementary Computer Programming (if placed in MATH 120)
      3-4 Choose one: (whichever not taken in fall)
      • ENGR 131 – Elementary Computer Programming
      • PHYS 121 – General Physics I – Mechanics
      3-4
      CHEM 111 – Principles of Chemistry for Engineers 4 ENGR 145 – Chemistry of Materials
      ECHE 151 – Introduction to Chemical Engineering at Case Western Reserve University 1 Choose one:
      • PHYS 122 – General Physics II – Electricity and Magnetism (preferred if PHYS 121 was taken in the fall)
      • Arts & Humanities or Social Sciences course
      3-4 
      PHED activity course(s) or varsity sport, if available PHED activity course(s) or varsity sport
      Total Hours 15-17 Total Hours 16-19

      *Students with credit for a course have the option of using that credit as a prerequisite and registering for a higher-level course or forfeiting their credit and repeating the course for a grade at CWRU. Students who choose either option may make changes to their enrollment during the first two weeks of the semester (drop/add period) should they discover that the course in which they originally enrolled is not at the appropriate level. Students may find it more manageable to change to lower-level course after beginning at the higher level.

       

      Schedule development instructions:

      1. Students with AP or IB chemistry credit can proceed to ENGR 145 or select another recommended course to take in place of CHEM 111.
      2. EECS 132 – Introduction to Programming in Java may substitute for the ENGR 131 requirement.
      3. Students with credit for ENGR 131 or EECS 132 should register for PHYS 121. Students with credit for both ENGR 131/EECS 132 and PHYS 121 should register for PHYS 122 (assuming prerequisites are met).
      4. Students without any previous credit should follow the fall semester schedule recommendations.
      5. Students interested in learning about the field of civil engineering might consider including ECIV 160 – Surveying and Computer Graphics – in their fall semester schedule.

       

      For more information about civil engineering, visit bulletin.case.edu/schoolofengineering/civilengineering.

       

      Fall Semester

      Credit-hours

      Spring Semester

      Credit-hours

       SAGES First Seminar

      4 SAGES University Seminar 3
      MATH course in the 120/121/122/223/224 sequence based on the math diagnostic, AP/IB scores, and/or previous college credit 3-4 next course in MATH sequence 3-4
      Choose one:
      • ENGR 131 – Elementary Computer Programming (preferred)
      • PHYS 121 – General Physics I – Mechanics (only if eligible for MATH 121 and with credit for ENGR 131 or EECS 132)
      3-4 Choose one:
      • PHYS 121 – General Physics I – Mechanics
      • ENGR 131 – Elementary Computer Programming (if not taken in the fall)
      3-4
      CHEM 111 – Principles of Chemistry for Engineers 4 ENGR 145 – Chemistry of Materials 4
      Arts & Humanities or Social Sciences course
      3-4  Choose one:
      • Arts & Humanities or Social Science course
      • PHYS 122 – General Physics II – Electricity & Magnetism (if PHYS 121 taken in the fall)
      3-4
      PHED activity course(s) or varsity sport, if available 0 PHED activity course(s) or varsity sport 0
      Total Hours 17-19 Total Hours 16-19

      *Students with credit for a course have the option of using that credit as a prerequisite and registering for a higher-level course or forfeiting their credit and repeating the course for a grade at CWRU. Students who choose either option may make changes to their enrollment during the first two weeks of the semester (drop/add period) should they discover that the course in which they originally enrolled is not at the appropriate level. Students may find it more manageable to change to lower-level course after beginning at the higher level.

       

      Schedule development instructions:

      1. Students who place into MATH 120 via the math diagnostic exam must successfully complete this course before enrolling in PHYS 121.
      2. Students with credit for MATH 122 or MATH 223 have the option of moving on to the next course in the sequence (MATH 223 or MATH 224), or may choose to take another required course instead.
      3. Students with AP or IB chemistry credit have the choice to proceed to ENGR 145 or take PHYS 121 and delay ENGR 145 until the spring semester.
      4. Students with credit for EECS 132 should consider taking EECS 233 or EECS 281.
      5. EECS 132 should be taken in the first semester; it is important for students to take EECS 233 and EECS 281 as early as possible.


      For more information about computer engineering and related majors, visit bulletin.case.edu/schoolofengineering/elecengcompsci.

       

      Fall Semester Credit-hours Spring Semester Credit-hours
      SAGES First Seminar 4 SAGES University Seminar 3
      MATH course in the 120/121/122/223/224 sequence based on the math diagnostic, AP/IB scores, and/or previous college credit 3-4 next course in MATH sequence 3-4

      Choose one:

      • EECS 132 – Introduction to Programming in Java (preferred)
      • PHYS 121 – General Physics I – Mechanics (if credit for EECS 132 has already been earned)
      3-4

      Choose one:

      • PHYS 121 – General Physics I – Mechanics
      • EECS 132 – Introduction to Programming in Java (if not taken in the fall)
      3-4
      CHEM 111 – Principles of Chemistry for Engineers 4 ENGR 145 – Chemistry of Materials 4
      PHED activity course(s) or varsity sport, if available 0

      Choose one:

      • Arts & Humanities or Social Sciences course
      • technical elective or EECS course of interest
      • PHYS 122 – General Physics II – Electricity & Magnetism (if PHYS 121 taken in the fall)
      3-4
          PHED activity course(s) or varsity sport 0
      Total Hours

      14-16

      Total Hours 16-19

      *Students with credit for a course have the option of using that credit as a prerequisite and registering for a higher-level course or forfeiting their credit and repeating the course for a grade at CWRU. Students who choose either option may make changes to their enrollment during the first two weeks of the semester (drop/add period) should they discover that the course in which they originally enrolled is not at the appropriate level. Students may find it more manageable to change to lower-level course after beginning at the higher level.

       

      For information about the BA in computer science click here.

       

      Schedule development instructions:

      1. Students who place into MATH 120 via the math diagnostic exam must successfully complete this course before enrolling in PHYS 121.
      2. Students with credit for MATH 121 should proceed to MATH 122.
      3. Students with credit for MATH 122 or MATH 223 have the option of moving on to the next course in the sequence (MATH 223 or MATH 224), or they may choose to take another required course instead. (Students may consider EECS 302, for example.)
      4. Students with AP or IB chemistry credit should proceed to ENGR 145.
      5. Students with credit for EECS 132 may choose to take a higher-level EECS course (e.g. EECS 233 or 281) or take PHYS 121.
      6. EECS 132 is required for upper-level computer science courses. Students who have credit for ENGR 131 will need to earn credit for EECS 132 should they later choose to pursue a computer science degree.


      For more information about computer science and related majors, visit bulletin.case.edu/schoolofengineering/elecengcompsci.

       

      Fall Semester Credit-hours Spring Semester Credit-hours
      SAGES First Seminar 4 SAGES University Seminar 3
      MATH course in the 120/121/122/223/224 sequence based on the math diagnostic, AP/IB scores, and/or previous college credit 3-4 next course in MATH sequence 3-4
      Choose one:
      • EECS 132 – Introduction to Programming in Java (preferred)
      • PHYS 121 – General Physics I – Mechanics (if credit for EECS 132 has already been earned and MATH course is 121 or beyond)
      3-4

      Choose one:

      • PHYS 121 – General Physics I – Mechanics
      • EECS 132 – Introduction to Programming in Java (if not taken in the fall)
      3-4
       CHEM 111 – Principles of Chemistry for Engineers 4  ENGR 145 – Chemistry of Materials 4

       Choose one:

      • Arts & Humanities or Social Sciences course
      • no course
      0-4

      Choose one:

      • Arts & Humanities or Social Sciences course
      • technical elective or EECS course of interest
      • PHYS 122 – General Physics II – Electricity & Magnetism (if PHYS 121 taken in the fall)
      3-4
      PHED activity course(s) or varsity sport, if available 0 PHED activity course(s) or varsity sport
      Total Hours  14-17  Total Hours  16-19 

      *Students with credit for a course have the option of using that credit as a prerequisite and registering for a higher-level course or forfeiting their credit and repeating the course for a grade at CWRU. Students who choose either option may make changes to their enrollment during the first two weeks of the semester (drop/add period) should they discover that the course in which they originally enrolled is not at the appropriate level. Students may find it more manageable to change to lower-level course after beginning at the higher level.

       

      Schedule development instructions:

       

      Students interested in a data science and analytics major should enroll in EECS 132 in the fall semester so they are prepared to take DSCI 133 in the spring. 
      Students who have credit for EECS 132 may instead take a general education course or open elective in the fall.
      Students with credit for CHEM 111 should enroll in PHYS 121 (assuming prerequisites are met).

       

      For more information about data science and analytics, visit case.edu/datascience.

       

      Fall Semester Credit-hours Spring Semester Credit-hours
      SAGES First Seminar 4 SAGES University Seminar 3
      MATH course in the 120/121/122/223/224 sequence based on the math diagnostic, AP/IB scores, and/or previous college credit 3-4

      next course in MATH sequence

      3-4

      CHEM 111 – Principles of Chemistry for Engineers

      4

      PHYS 121 – General Physics I - Mechanics

      4
      EECS 132 – Introduction to Programming in Java 3 DSCI 133 – Introduction to Data Science 3
      PHED activity course(s) or varsity sport, if available 0

      Choose one:

      • Arts & Humanities or Social Sciences course
      • open elective
      3-4
          PHED activity course(s) or varsity sport 0
      Total Hours 14-15 Total Hours 13-14

      *Students with credit for a course have the option of using that credit as a prerequisite and registering for a higher-level course or forfeiting their credit and repeating the course for a grade at CWRU. Students who choose either option may make changes to their enrollment during the first two weeks of the semester (drop/add period) should they discover that the course in which they originally enrolled is not at the appropriate level. Students may find it more manageable to change to lower-level course after beginning at the higher level.


         
         

       

      Schedule development instructions:

      1. Students with AP or IB chemistry credit should take PHYS 121 and can delay ENGR 145 until the spring semester.
      2. EECS 132 – Introduction to Programming in Java may substitute for the ENGR 131 requirement.
      3. Students with credit for EECS 132/ENGR 131 should take EECS 281 or PHYS 121.
      4. Students with credit for both EECS 132/ENGR 131 and PHYS 121 should take EECS 281 and/or PHYS 122 (assuming prerequisites are met).
      5. Students intending to pursue the electrical engineering major must complete MATH 121, MATH 122, ENGR 131, and PHYS 121 by the start of the second year.

         

        For more information about electrical engineering and related majors, visit bulletin.case.edu/schoolofengineering/elecengcompsci.

         

        Fall Semester Credit-hours Spring Semester Credit-hours
        SAGES First Seminar 4 SAGES University Seminar 3
        MATH course in the 120/121/122/223/224  sequence based on the math diagnostic, AP/IB scores, and/or previous college credit 3-4 next course in MATH sequence 3-4
        Choose one:
        • ENGR 131 – Elementary Computer Programming (preferred)
        • PHYS 121 – General Physics I – Mechanics (if credit has been earned for ENGR 131 or EECS 132 and MATH course is 121 or beyond)
        3-4 Choose one:
        • PHYS 121 – General Physics I – Mechanics
        • ENGR 131 – Elementary Computer Programming (if not taken in the fall)
        3-4
        CHEM 111 – Principles of Chemistry for Engineers 4 ENGR 145 – Chemistry of Materials 4
        PHED activity course(s) or varsity sport, if available 0

        Choose one:

        • Arts & Humanities or Social Science course
        • technical elective or EECS course of interest
        • PHYS 122 – General Physics II – Electricity & Magnetism (if PHYS 121 taken in the fall)

        3-4

            PHED activity course(s) or varsity sport 0
        Total Hours 14-16 Total Hours

        16-19

        *Students with credit for a course have the option of using that credit as a prerequisite and registering for a higher-level course or forfeiting their credit and repeating the course for a grade at CWRU. Students who choose either option may make changes to their enrollment during the first two weeks of the semester (drop/add period) should they discover that the course in which they originally enrolled is not at the appropriate level. Students may find it more manageable to change to lower-level course after beginning at the higher level.

         

        Schedule development instructions:

        1. Students with AP or IB chemistry credit should proceed to ENGR 145.
        2. Students with credit for PHYS 121 should register for PHYS 122 (if prerequisites are met).
        3. EECS 132 – Introduction to Programming in Java may substitute for the ENGR 131 requirement.
        4. Students should take PHYS 121 in the fall and PHYS 122 in the spring (if eligible, based on prerequisites) so that PHYS 211 can be taken in fall semester of the second year. Students who are not able to take PHYS 121 until the spring should speak with the academic representative for the engineering physics major about summer course options.
        5. Students planning on computer science or computer engineering as a concentration in engineering physics should enroll in EECS 132 instead of ENGR 131.
        6. PHYS 166 – Physics Today and Tomorrow is not required, but is strongly recommended for students with an interest in physics.

         

        For more information about engineering physics, visit bulletin.case.edu/schoolofengineering/engineeringphysics.

         

        Fall Semester Credit-hours Spring Semester Credit-hours

        SAGES First Seminar

        4 SAGES University Seminar 3
        MATH course in the 120/121/122/223/224 sequence based on the math diagnostic, AP/IB scores, and/or previous college credit 3-4 next course in MATH sequence 3-4

        Choose one:

        • PHYS 121 – General Physics I – Mechanics (if eligible for MATH 121)
        • ENGR 131 – Elementary Computer Programming (if placed in MATH 120)
        3-4

        Choose one:

        • PHYS 121 – General Physics I – Mechanics (if not taken in the fall)
        • PHYS 122 – General Physics II – Electricity & Magnetism
        4
        CHEM 111 – Principles of Chemistry for Engineers 4 ENGR 145 – Chemistry of Materials 4
        PHYS 166 – Physics Today and Tomorrow
        1 ENGR 131 – Elementary Computer Programming (if not taken in the fall)
        3
        PHED activity course(s) or varsity sport, if available 0 PHED activity course(s) or varsity sport 0
        Total Hours 15-17 Total Hours

        15-18

        *Students with credit for a course have the option of using that credit as a prerequisite and registering for a higher-level course or forfeiting their credit and repeating the course for a grade at CWRU. Students who choose either option may make changes to their enrollment during the first two weeks of the semester (drop/add period) should they discover that the course in which they originally enrolled is not at the appropriate level. Students may find it more manageable to change to lower-level course after beginning at the higher level.

         

        Schedule development instructions:

        1. Students who place into MATH 120 via the math diagnostic exam must first successfully complete this course before enrolling in PHYS 121.
        2. Students with calculus credit should proceed to the next course in the sequence:
          • Credit for MATH 121 ---> MATH 122
          • Credit for MATH 122 ---> MATH 223
          • Credit for MATH 223 ---> MATH 224
        3. Students with AP or IB chemistry credit can proceed to ENGR 145 or select another recommended course to take in place of CHEM 111.
        4. Students with credit for PHYS 121 can proceed to PHYS 122 (if prerequisites are met) or take a programming course (ENGR 131 or EECS 132, depending on major(s) of interest).
        5. Students who are considering but have not decided between engineering majors that have different basic programming requirements (ENGR 131 vs. EECS 132) may delay taking a programming course until spring semester.
        6. Students who are also considering a major outside of the Case School of Engineering should take the MATH, CHEM, and PHYS courses that satisfy engineering core requirements. See the information for selecting math, chemistry, and physics courses in this guide.
        7. Students who are considering specific engineering majors may benefit from taking an introductory course such as EBME 105, EBME 105A, ECHE 151, EMSE 110, EMSE 125, or EMAC 125. Explore the schedule development recommendations for any engineering majors of interest for more information.

         

        For more information about engineering (undesignated), visit bulletin.case.edu/schoolofengineering/engineeringundesignated.

         

        Fall Semester Credit-hours Spring Semester Credit-hours 
        SAGES First Seminar 4 Choose one:
        • SAGES University Seminar
        • Arts & Humanities or Social Sciences course
        • engineering course of interest
        • PHYS 122 – General Physics II – Electricity & Magnetism (if PHYS 121 taken in the fall) 
        3-4
         
        MATH course in the 120/121/122/223/224 sequence based on the math diagnostic, AP/IB scores, and/or previous college credit 3-4  next course in MATH sequence 3-4 

        Choose one:

        • ENGR 131 for all engineering majors except computer science or computer engineering
        • EECS 132 for computer science and computer engineering majors
        • PHYS 121 – General Physics I – Mechanics

         

        3-4 Choose one:
        • PHYS 121 – General Physics I – Mechanics
        • ENGR 131/EECS 132 (if not taken in the fall)
        3-4
        CHEM 111 – Principles of Chemistry for Engineers ENGR 145 – Chemistry of Materials 4
        PHED activity course(s) or varsity sport, if available 0 PHED activity course(s) or varsity sport
        Total Hours 14-16 Total Hours

        14-16

        *Students with credit for a course have the option of using that credit as a prerequisite and registering for a higher-level course or forfeiting their credit and repeating the course for a grade at CWRU. Students who choose either option may make changes to their enrollment during the first two weeks of the semester (drop/add period) should they discover that the course in which they originally enrolled is not at the appropriate level. Students may find it more manageable to change to lower-level course after beginning at the higher level.

         

        Schedule development instructions:

        1. Students who place into MATH 120 via the math diagnostic exam must first successfully complete this course before enrolling in PHYS 121.
        2. Students with AP or IB credit for CHEM 111 should take PHYS 121 in place of CHEM 111 if they had calculus in high school, or take a general education (Arts and Humanities or Social Sciences) course if they have not had calculus.
        3. Students with credit for PHYS 121 may take PHYS 122 (assuming prerequisites are met) in the fall or spring semester, and should take a general education course in place of physics during the semester in which they are not enrolled in physics. Such students may also elect to take ENGR 200 in the spring if their schedules allow.
        4. Students may delay the start of the physics sequence (PHYS 121) to their second semester.
        5. EECS 132 – Introduction to Programming in Java may substitute for the ENGR 131 requirement.
        6. Students should complete ENGR 145 by the start of the second year and MATH 224 by the start of the third year.
        7. Students should complete ENGR 131 (or EECS 132), EMSE 110, and EMSE 120 in their first year. However, EMSE 110 (fall) and EMSE 120 (spring) are not required to be completed in the first year and can be taken in either order.
        8. Students interested in doing research in the field of materials science should consider including EMSE 125 – Freshman Research in Materials Science & Engineering (1 credit hour) in their fall or spring semester schedule.

         

        For more information about materials science and engineering, visit bulletin.case.edu/schoolofengineering/materialsscienceengineering.

         

        Fall Semester

        Credit-hours

        Spring Semester

        Credit-hours 

        SAGES First Seminar  SAGES University Seminar
        MATH course in the 120/121/122/223/224 sequence based on
        the math diagnostic, AP/IB scores, and/or previous college credit 
        3-4 Next course in MATH sequence  3-4 

        Choose one:

        • ENGR 131 – Elementary Computer Programming (preferred)
        • PHYS 121 – General Physics I – Mechanics 
        3-4

        Choose one:

        • PHYS 121 – General Physics I – Mechanics
        • ENGR 131 – Elementary Computer Programming (if not taken in the fall) 
        3-4
        CHEM 111 – Principles of Chemistry for Engineers ENGR 145 – Chemistry of Materials 
        EMSE 110 – Transitioning Ideas to Reality I – Materials in Service of Industry and Society  1   EMSE 120 – Transitioning Ideas to Reality II – Manufacturing Laboratory  2
        PHED activity course(s) or varsity sport, if available 0   PHED activity course(s) or varsity sport 
        Total Hours  15-17 Total Hours

        15-17

        *Students with credit for a course have the option of using that credit as a prerequisite and registering for a higher-level course or forfeiting their credit and repeating the course for a grade at CWRU. Students who choose either option may make changes to their enrollment during the first two weeks of the semester (drop/add period) should they discover that the course in which they originally enrolled is not at the appropriate level. Students may find it more manageable to change to lower-level course after beginning at the higher level.

         

        Schedule development instructions:

        1. Students with AP or IB chemistry credit should proceed to ENGR 145.
        2. Students with credit for PHYS 121 should register for PHYS 122 (assuming prerequisites are met).
        3. EECS 132 – Introduction to Programming in Java may substitute for the ENGR 131 requirement.
        4. Students without any previous credit for the recommended fall semester courses should enroll in all four or otherwise risk delaying progress in the major.

         

        For more information about mechanical engineering, visit bulletin.case.edu/schoolofengineering/mechaeroeng.

         

        Fall Semester

        Credit-hours

        Spring Semester

        Credit-hours

        SAGES First Seminar

        4

        SAGES University Seminar

        3
        MATH course in the 120/121/122/223/224 sequence based on the math diagnostic, AP/IB scores, and/or previous college credit 3-4 next course in MATH sequence 3-4
        CHEM 111 – Principles of Chemistry for Engineers 4 ENGR 145 – Chemistry of Materials 4

        Choose one:

        • PHYS 121 – General Physics I – Mechanics (if eligible for MATH 121 or beyond)
        • ENGR 131 – Elementary Computer Programming (if placed in MATH 120)
        3-4

        Choose one:

        • PHYS 121 – General Physics I – Mechanics
        • PHYS 122 – General Physics II – Electricity & Magnetism
        4
        PHED activity course(s) or varsity sport, if available 0 ENGR 131 – Elementary Computer Programming (if not taken in the fall) 3
            PHED activity course(s) or varsity sport 0
        Total Hours 14-16

        Total Hours

        15-18

        *Students with credit for a course have the option of using that credit as a prerequisite and registering for a higher-level course or forfeiting their credit and repeating the course for a grade at CWRU. Students who choose either option may make changes to their enrollment during the first two weeks of the semester (drop/add period) should they discover that the course in which they originally enrolled is not at the appropriate level. Students may find it more manageable to change to lower-level course after beginning at the higher level.

         

        Schedule development instructions:

        1. Students with AP or IB chemistry credit should proceed to ENGR 145.
        2. Students with credit for PHYS 121 should proceed to PHYS 122 (assuming prerequisites are met).
        3. EECS 132 – Introduction to Programming in Java may substitute for the ENGR 131 requirement.
        4. In the polymer science and engineering major, it is important that students earn credit for ENGR 145 in their first year (fall or spring semester) so that EMAC 270 can be taken in fall semester of the second year.
        5. Students interested in learning about the field of polymer science might consider including EMAC 125 – Freshmen Research on Polymers in their fall semester schedule. Contact Professor David Schiraldi (david.schiraldi@case.edu) for information on enrolling.

         

        For more information about polymer science and engineering, visit bulletin.case.edu/schoolofengineering/macromolecularscieng.

         

        Fall Semester Credit-hours Spring Semester Credit-hours

        SAGES First Seminar

        4 SAGES University Seminar 3
        MATH course in the 120/121/122/223/224 sequence based on the math diagnostic, AP/IB scores, and/or previous college credit 3-4 next course in MATH sequence 3-4
        Choose one:
        • PHYS 121 – General Physics I – Mechanics (if eligible for MATH 121)
        • ENGR 131 – Elementary Computer Programming (if placed in MATH 120)
        3-4

        Choose one:

        • PHYS 121 – General Physics I – Mechanics (if not taken in the fall)
        • ENGR 131 – Elementary Computer Programming

         

        3- 4
        CHEM 111 – Principles of Chemistry for Engineers 4 ENGR 145 – Chemistry of Materials 4
        PHED activity course(s) or varsity sport, if available 0 Choose one:
        • PHYS 122 – General Physics II – Electricity and Magnetism (preferred if PHYS 121 was taken in the fall)
        • PHYS 124 – Physics and Frontiers II
        • Arts & Humanities or Social Sciences course
        3-4
            PHED activity course(s) or varsity sport 0
        Total Hours 14-16 Total Hours 16-19

        *Students with credit for a course have the option of using that credit as a prerequisite and registering for a higher-level course or forfeiting their credit and repeating the course for a grade at CWRU. Students who choose either option may make changes to their enrollment during the first two weeks of the semester (drop/add period) should they discover that the course in which they originally enrolled is not at the appropriate level. Students may find it more manageable to change to lower-level course after beginning at the higher level.

         

        Schedule development instructions:

        1. Students who place into MATH 120 via the math diagnostic must successfully complete this course before enrolling in PHYS 121.
        2. Students with AP or IB credit for CHEM 111 may proceed to ENGR 145 or take PHYS 121 and delay ENGR 145 until the spring semester.
        3. EECS 132 – Introduction to Programming in Java may substitute for the ENGR 131 requirement.
        4. Students with credit for ENGR 131 or EECS 132 may take PHYS 121; students with credit for both PHYS 121 and ENGR 131/EECS 132 may take PHYS 122.

         

        For more information about systems and control engineering and related majors, visit bulletin.case.edu/schoolofengineering/elecengcompsci.

         

        Fall Semester Credit-hours Spring Semester Credit-hours
        SAGES First Seminar 4 SAGES University Seminar 3
        MATH course in the 120/121/122/223/224 sequence based on the math diagnostic, AP/IB scores, and/or previous college credit 3-4 next course in MATH sequence 3-4
        Choose one:
        • ENGR 131 – Elementary Computer Programming (preferred)
        • PHYS 121 – General Physics I – Mechanics (if credit for ENGR 131/EECS 132 has been earned and MATH course is 121 or beyond)
        3-4 Choose one:
        • PHYS 121 – General Physics I – Mechanics
        • ENGR 131 – Elementary Computer Programming (if not taken in the fall)
        3-4
        CHEM 111 – Principles of Chemistry for Engineers 4 ENGR 145 – Chemistry of Materials 4
        open elective; can be moved to fall semester of the second year 0-3 PHED activity course(s) or varsity sport 0
        PHED activity course(s) or varsity sport, if available 0    
        Total Hours 14-17 Total Hours

        14-16

        *Students with credit for a course have the option of using that credit as a prerequisite and registering for a higher-level course or forfeiting their credit and repeating the course for a grade at CWRU. Students who choose either option may make changes to their enrollment during the first two weeks of the semester (drop/add period) should they discover that the course in which they originally enrolled is not at the appropriate level. Students may find it more manageable to change to lower-level course after beginning at the higher level.