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. 

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. No majors in the College of Engineering can be pursued as second majors by students in other colleges or schools. Engineering students cannot pursue two Engineering majors. They also cannot pursue a second major outside of the College of Engineering. Students who wish to pursue an Engineering major and a major from the College of Arts and Letters or the College of Science may apply for a five-year dual-degree program in their sophomore year. 

Engineering does not have dual degree programs with the School or Architecture, the Mendoza College of Business, or the Keough School of Global Affairs. Engineering students with secondary interests in one of these areas can consider relevant minors or electives.

Engineering currently offers seven minors. Each of these minors is open to Notre Dame 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.