Office of Undergraduate Studies

Case School of Engineering

Bachelor of Science in Engineering Degree

Candidates for the Bachelor of Science in Engineering (BSE) degree, in addition to meeting the general requirements for bachelor’s degrees, including the SAGES and Physical Education requirements, must also complete the following requirements:

  1. A minimum of 128-133 credit-hours as specified by the requirements for each BSE program.
  2. The General Education Requirements of the Case School of Engineering listed below.
  3. The requirements for the specific engineering major listed below as presented in the Bulletin in the section devoted to each department or program.

Note that most students pursuing a degree from the Case School of Engineering will complete ENGR 398 and ENGL 398 to fulfill the SAGES Departmental Seminar requirement and will complete an engineering senior project in their major to fulfill the SAGES Senior Capstone requirement.

Major Fields Available for the Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree:
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering Physics
  • Materials Science and Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Polymer Science and Engineering
  • Systems and Control Engineering
  • Engineering (undesignated)

With the exception of the undesignated major in engineering, all of the engineering programs listed above are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).

General Education Requirements of the Case School of Engineering

These requirements provide a foundation in mathematics and sciences for programs in engineering leading to the Bachelor of Science degree. The CSE general education requirements are also designed to develop communication skills and to provide a body of work in the humanities and social sciences.

Course credit earned by Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, proficiency examinations, and transfer may be used to satisfy Case School of Engineering general education requirements.

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

Mathematics, Science, and Engineering Requirements 14
MATH 121
Calculus for Science and Engineering I
MATH 122
Calculus for Science and Engineering II
or MATH 124
Calculus II
MATH 223
Calculus for Science and Engineering III
or MATH 227
Calculus III
MATH 224
Elementary Differential Equations
or MATH 228
Differential Equations
Chemistry * 4
CHEM 111
Principles of Chemistry for Engineers
Physics 8
PHYS 121
General Physics I - Mechanics
or PHYS 123
Physics and Frontiers I - Mechanics
PHYS 122
General Physics II - Electricity and Magnetism
or PHYS 124
Physics and Frontiers II - Electricity and Magnetism
Engineering 18
ENGR 131
Elementary Computer Programming
or EECS 132
Introduction to Programming in Java
ENGR 145
Chemistry of Materials
or EMSE 146
Principles and Applications of Materials Chemistry
ENGR 200
Statics and Strength of Materials
ENGR 210
Introduction to Circuits and Instrumentation
ENGR 225
Thermodynamics, Fluid Dynamics, Heat and Mass Transfer **
Total Units 44
* NOTE: The Chemistry-Materials course sequences CHEM 105- CHEM 106-ENGR 145/EMSE 146 or AP/IB credit in chemistry- ENGR 145/EMSE 146, or CHEM 105-CHEM 106-EMAC 276 may substitute for the sequence CHEM 111-ENGR 145/EMSE 146.
** Students pursuing a Polymer Science and Engineering major or the Biomaterials concentration in the Biomedical Engineering major may substitute EMAC 351 and EMAC 352 for ENGR 225.

Natural Sciences, Mathematics, or Statistics Requirement (3 credit-hours)

Course designated by major department.

Humanities and Social Sciences (15 credit-hours)

ENGL 398 Professional Communication for Engineers 2
ENGR 398 Professional Communication for Engineers 1
Twelve credit-hours comprised of 3 or 4 credit-hour courses * 12
Total Units 15

* Humanities: 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), Music - General (MUGN), Music - History (MUHI), Music - Popular Music (MUPM), Music - Theory  (MUTH), Philosophy (PHIL), Portuguese (PORT), Religious Studies (RLGN), Russian (RUSN), Spanish (SPAN), Theater (THTR), World Literature (WLIT) 

and/or

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

and/or

Other Courses that Meet this Requirement for CSE Degree Candidates:  Applied Social Sciences (SASS), Bioethics (BETH)

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science Degree

Candidates for the Bachelor of Science in Computer Science degree, in addition to meeting the general requirements for bachelor’s degrees, including the SAGES and Physical Education requirements, must also complete the following requirements:

  1. A minimum of 129 credit-hours.
  2. The General Education Requirements of the Case School of Engineering as modified for the Bachelor of Science in Computer Science degree listed below.
  3. The requirements for the computer science Bachelor of Science major as presented in the Bulletin.

Note that most students pursuing a degree from the Case School of Engineering will complete ENGR 398 and ENGL 398 to fulfill the SAGES Departmental Seminar requirement and will complete an engineering senior project in their major to fulfill the SAGES Senior Capstone requirement.

General Education Requirements of the Case School of Engineering, modified for the Bachelor of Science in Computer Science degree

These requirements provide a foundation in mathematics and sciences for the Bachelor of Science program in computer science. The CSE general education requirements are also designed to develop communication skills and to provide a body of work in the humanities and social sciences.

Course credit earned by Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, proficiency examinations, and transfer may be used to satisfy Case School of Engineering general education requirements.

Mathematics, Sciences, and Engineering Requirements (33 credit-hours)

Mathematics, Science, and Engineering Requirements 14
MATH 121
Calculus for Science and Engineering I
MATH 122
Calculus for Science and Engineering II
or MATH 124
Calculus II
MATH 223
Calculus for Science and Engineering III
or MATH 227
Calculus III
MATH 224
Elementary Differential Equations
or MATH 228
Differential Equations
Chemistry * 4
CHEM 111
Principles of Chemistry for Engineers
Physics 8
PHYS 121
General Physics I - Mechanics
or PHYS 123
Physics and Frontiers I - Mechanics
PHYS 122
General Physics II - Electricity and Magnetism
or PHYS 124
Physics and Frontiers II - Electricity and Magnetism
Engineering 7
EECS 132
Introduction to Programming in Java
ENGR 145
Chemistry of Materials
or EMSE 146
Principles and Applications of Materials Chemistry
Total Units 33
* NOTE: The Chemistry-Materials course sequences CHEM 105- CHEM 106-ENGR 145/EMSE 146 or AP/IB credit in chemistry- ENGR 145/EMSE 146, or CHEM 105-CHEM 106-EMAC 276 may substitute for the sequence CHEM 111-ENGR 145/EMSE 146.

Natural Sciences, Mathematics, or Statistics Requirement (3 credit-hours)

Course designated by major department.

Humanities and Social Sciences (15 credit-hours)

ENGL 398 Professional Communication for Engineers 2
ENGR 398 Professional Communication for Engineers 1
Twelve credit-hours comprised of 3 or 4 credit-hour courses * 12
Total Units 15

* Humanities: 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), Music - General (MUGN), Music - History (MUHI), Music - Popular Music (MUPM), Music - Theory  (MUTH), Philosophy (PHIL), Portuguese (PORT), Religious Studies (RLGN), Russian (RUSN), Spanish (SPAN), Theater (THTR), World Literature (WLIT) 

and/or

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

and/or

Other Courses that Meet this Requirement for CSE Degree Candidates:  Applied Social Sciences (SASS), Bioethics (BETH)