College of Engineering

This page outlines the requirements for all students in the College of Engineering. In some cases, courses taken for the Engineering college requirements can satisfy Core Curriculum requirements and/or major or minor requirements.

The College of Engineering offers nine majors. All Engineering majors share a common curriculum in the fall semester, so students have time to discern which path they want to follow. The Engineering majors can only be pursued as primary majors by students enrolled in the College of Engineering. Depending on their major and any Advanced Credit, Engineering students may be able to pursue a second or supplementary major in another college or school consistent with the rules of the college or school.

The College of Engineering recognizes that some students desire a more comprehensive academic experience than what a second major provides. For these cases, the College of Engineering has five-year dual undergraduate degree programs with the College of Arts and Letters and the College of Science, as well as a five-year dual degree program with the Mendoza College of Business through which students receive an undergraduate Engineering degree and an MBA. Engineering does not have dual degree programs with the School of Architecture or the Keough School of Global Affairs. Engineering students with secondary interests in one of these areas can consider relevant minors or electives.

The College of Engineering currently offers seven minors. Each of these minors is open to students in any major who have taken the prerequisite courses for upper-level Engineering and Science courses. Depending on their major and any Advanced Credit, Engineering students may be able to pursue a minor outside of Engineering.

Engineering College Requirements

Engineering students must complete all of the Engineering college requirements by the end of their sophomore year. Students may use Advanced Credit for any of the chemistry, math, or physics requirements.

  • EG 10117: Engineering Design (3 credits)
  • EG 10118: Engineering Computing (3 credits) 
  • MATH 10550: Calculus I (4 credits) 
  • MATH 10560: Calculus II (4 credits) 
  • MATH 20550: Calculus III (3.5 credits) 
  • MATH 20580: Introduction to Linear Algebra and Differential Equations (3.5 credits)
  • CHEM 10171: Introduction to Chemical Principles (4 credits)
  • PHYS 10310: Engineering Physics I: Mechanics (4 Credits)
  • PHYS 10320: Engineering Physics II: Electromagnetism (4 credits)

Any of the courses in the four-course math sequence can satisfy the Quantitative Reasoning requirement of the Core if taken at Notre Dame. Any of the chemistry or physics courses can satisfy the Science and Technology requirement of the Core if taken at Notre Dame. EG 10117 can satisfy the Writing Intensive requirement of the Core for students who have AP or IB credit for Writing and Rhetoric.

The College of Engineering does not have a language requirement. In most instances, a student will not be able to take language classes while also pursuing an Engineering degree.

Engineering Course Selection Guide

Use these fall and spring semester sample schedules as a guide when planning your courses.