Case School of Engineering Requirements

Bachelor of Science in Engineering

Candidates for the Bachelor of Science in Engineering 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. 

Majors Available for the Bachelor of Science in Engineering

  • 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)

Course ID and Title Credits
MATHEMATICS 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  
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
*The chemistry-materials course sequences CHEM 105-CHEM 106-ENGR 145 may substitute for the sequence CHEM 111-ENGR 145.
**Students 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.

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

Course designated by major department.

Humanities and Social Sciences (15 credit-hours)

Course ID and Title  Credits
ENGL 398 – Professional Communication for Engineers 2
ENGR 398 – Professional Communication for Engineers 1
12 credit-hours comprised of three- or four-credit-hour courses*  12
TOTAL UNITS 15

*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)

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 Engineering

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 127 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

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 (29 credit-hours)

Course ID and Title Total Credits
MATHEMATICS 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  
TOTAL UNITS 33
The chemistry-materials course sequences CHEM 105-CHEM 106-ENGR 145 may substitute for the sequence CHEM 111-ENGR 145.

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

Course designated by major department.

Humanities and Social Sciences (15 credit-hours)

Course ID and Title Credits
ENGL 398 – Professional Communication for Engineers 2
ENGR 398 – Professional Communication for Engineers 1
12 credit-hours comprised of three- or four-credit-hour courses* 12
TOTAL UNITS 15

*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)

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 Data Science and Analytics Degree

Candidates for the Bachelor of Science in Data Science and Analytics 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 125 credit-hours.
    2. The General Education Requirements of the Case School of Engineering as modified for the Bachelor of Science in Data Science and Analytics degree and listed below.
    3. The requirements for the major in data science and analytics as presented in this 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 Data Science and Analytics Degree

    These requirements provide a foundation in mathematics and sciences for the Bachelor of Science program in data science and analytics. 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)

    Course ID and Title Credits
    MATHEMATICS 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  3
    EECS 132 – Introduction to Programming in Java  
    TOTAL UNITS 29
    *The chemistry-materials course sequences CHEM 105-CHEM 106-ENGR 145 may substitute for the sequence CHEM 111-ENGR 145.

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

    Course designated by major department.

    Humanities and Social Sciences (15 credit-hours)

    Course ID and Title  Credits
    ENGL 398 – Professional Communication for Engineers 2
    ENGR 398 – Professional Communication for Engineers 1
    12 credit-hours comprised of three- or four-credit-hour courses*  12
    TOTAL UNITS 15

    *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)

    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)