The following requirements must be fulfilled:

A total of 128 credits taken as outlined below.

A minimum technical GPA of 2.20 and SEAS GPA of 2.00. All technical courses taken during the fifth through eighth semesters as outlined by the four-year curriculum sheet respective to each major and approved by the student's faculty advisor are counted toward the student's technical GPA.

Plan of Study
The plan of study lists in sequence all course requirements for the degree. As part of their plan of study, students complete 15 credits in professional electives, leading to a minor. This minor is a coherent program created by the student and taken as electives in consultation with the advisor. Students should review this information carefully and speak to their advisor before changing the sequence of any of these courses.

First semester
CHEM 1111General Chemistry I 1
EMSE 1001Introduction to Systems Engineering
SEAS 1001Engineering Orientation
MATH 1231Single-Variable Calculus I 1
UW 1020University Writing 2
One humanities, social science, or non-technical elective 3
Second semester
CHEM 1112General Chemistry II 1
CSCI 1121Introduction to C Programming
or CSCI 1111 Introduction to Software Development
MATH 1232Single-Variable Calculus II 1
One arts elective 4
One humanities, social science, or non-technical elective 3
Third semester
CSCI 1132Data Structures and Software Design
or CSCI 1112 Algorithms and Data Structures
PHYS 1011General Physics I 1
or PHYS 1021 University Physics I
One literature elective 5
Two unrestricted electives 6
Fourth semester
APSC 3115Engineering Analysis III
EMSE 4410Engineering Economic Analysis
PHYS 1012General Physics II 1
or PHYS 1022 University Physics II
One literature elective 5
One unrestricted elective 6
Fifth semester
BISC 1111Introductory Biology: Cells and Molecules
EMSE 3850Quantitative Models in Systems Engineering
COMM 1040Public Communication 1
or COMM 1041 Interpersonal Communication
or COMM 1042 Business and Professional Speaking
MAE 1004Engineering Drawing and Computer Graphics
One professional elective 7
Sixth semester
BISC 1112Introductory Biology: The Biology of Organisms
ISTM 4121Database Principles and Applications
One humanities, social science, or non-technical elective 3
Two professional electives 7
Seventh semester
MAE 3192Manufacturing Processes and Systems
EMSE 3740WSystems Thinking and Policy Modeling
EMSE 6005Organizational Behavior for the Engineering Manager
One professional elective 7
One SEAS elective 8
Eighth semester
CE 4330WContracts and Specifications
One humanities, social science, or non-technical elective 3
One professional elective 7
Three unrestricted electives 6

1Course satisfies the University General Education Requirement in either mathematics or statistics, natural or physical laboratory sciences, or writing. 

2Writing courses—(10 credits). UW 1020 and COMM 1040, COMM 1041, or COMM 1042. After completing UW 1020 University Writing, students must take two writing‐intensive courses to satisfy the GW Writing in the Disciplines (WID) requirement; two such courses are CE 4330W and EMSE 3740W.

3Humanities, Social Science, and Non-Technical Elective Requirements—four courses (12 credits). Social and behavioral sciences courses must be selected from the list of University General Education Requirement courses; At least one humanities course must be selected from the University General Education Requirement list; the remaining courses must be either additional University General Education courses and/or SEAS Humanities, Social Science, and Non-Technical Elective Requirements courses.

4Creative and performing arts elective—One course (3 credits) selected from the following: ENGL 1210CSA 1101CSA 1201CSA 1301, or CSA 1501CMUS 1104, or performance study course; PHIL 3162CTAD 1015,  CTAD 1025CTAD 1151CTAD 1152CTAD 1153CTAD 1214, or an advanced performance course. Other courses can be approved.  study  course; PHIL 3162CTAD 1015CTAD 1025CTAD 1151CTAD 1152CTAD 1153CTAD 1214, or an advanced performance course. Other options can be approved in advance by the advisor.

5Literature electives—One two-course sequence (6 credits) selected from the following: CHIN 3111 and CHIN 3112; or ENGL 2410 and ENGL 2411; or ENGL 2510 and ENGL 2511; or ENGL 2710 and ENGL 2711; or FREN 3210 and FREN 3220GER 2091 and GER 2092; or JAPN 3111 and JAPN 3112; or REL 1009 and REL 1010; or SLAV 1391 and SLAV 1392; Other courses can be approved by the advisor.

Literature (6 credits). One two-course sequence selected from the following: CHIN 3111 and CHIN 3112; ENGL 2410 and ENGL 2411, ENGL 2510 and ENGL 2511, ENGL 2710 and ENGL 2711, or ENGL 2830 and ENGL 2840; FREN 3210 and FREN 3220; GER 2091 and GER 2092; JAPN 3111 and JAPN 3112; REL 1009 and REL 1010; and SLAV 1391 and SLAV 1392. Other courses may be approved.

Unrestricted (or “free”) electives (18 credits). Unrestricted electives must be approved by the advisor.  Lifestyle, Sport, and Physical Activity (LSPA) courses cannot be used as unrestricted electives.

7Professional electives (15 credits). Students constructs take a sequence of courses (professional leading to a minor from another department of the University. Professional electives are selected with the approval of the student’s academic advisor to satisfy the minor requirements. Areas frequently chosen are computer science, economics, finance, management, mathematics, naval science, statistics, or specific fields of engineering. Consult the advisor for other approved areas and requirements.