Rayen School of Engineering


The baccalaureate degree programs in the Rayen School of Engineering accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET are:

  • chemical engineering (jointly accredited by the American Institute of Chemical Engineers)
  • civil engineering
  • electrical engineering
  • industrial and systems engineering
  • mechanical engineering

School of Engineering Disqualification

A student who earns two grades of D, F, or NC in the same course(s) listed below will be disqualified from transferring into a degree-granting engineering major. These courses are:

MATH 1513Algebra and Transcendental Function5
MATH 1571Calculus 14
ENGL 1550Writing 13
CHEM 1515
General Chemistry 1
and General Chemistry 1 Laboratory
PHYS 2610General Physics 14

Enrollment in Restricted Engineering Courses

Enrollment in most engineering courses is restricted to those admitted to a degree-granting engineering major. A few engineering courses are not restricted. They are:

ENGR 1500Engineering Orientation1
ENGR 1550Engineering Concepts2
ENGR 1560Engineering Computing2
CEEN 2610
and Surveying Laboratory
ECEN 1521
Digital Circuits
and Digital Circuits Laboratory
MECH 1560Engineering Communication with CAD2

All other courses require admission to a professional engineering major unless approved by the chair of the engineering department and coordinator of the engineering program offering the course and by the STEM College dean. Students will be administratively withdrawn from restricted courses in which they are improperly enrolled.

Bachelor of Engineering Degree (BE) Graduation Policies

All engineering programs have pre-college course requirements listed in the chart at the end of this section that should be completed in high school or in equivalent course work at the college level. YSU offers the equivalent high school courses for those not meeting these pre-college requirements. These high school deficiencies do not count toward graduation requirements and should be completed during the first two years of enrollment.

Each engineering program has minimum graduation requirements. These requirements can affect a student's enrollment in senior-level classes. If a senior-level student reaches a point where it is not possible to achieve graduation requirements, further enrollment in engineering classes will be denied. In addition to the overall recalculated C average required by the University, an unrecalculated C average in the major is required. Also, an unrecalculated C average in all engineering courses is required in all majors. These minimum graduation requirements are referred to as a triple C requirement.

Chemical Engineering

A student who is failing to meet the triple C requirement prior to the senior year will be denied enrollment in CHEN 4887 Process and Plant Design 1.

Civil and Environmental Engineering

A student who is failing to meet the triple C requirement prior to the senior year will be denied enrollment in:

CEEN 4863Integrated Design Project3
CEEN 5837Environmental Engineering Design3
CEEN 5855Reinforced Concrete Design3
CEEN 4881Geotechnical Engineering3

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Students who have not earned a C or better grade in ECEN 3741 Electromagnetic Fields 1 and ECEN 3742 Electromagnetic Fields 2 and students who are failing to meet the triple C requirement will be denied enrollment in senior level courses.

Industrial and Systems Engineering

A student who is failing to meet the triple C requirement will be denied enrollment in 4000- and 5000-level ISEN courses.

Mechanical Engineering

A student who is failing to meet the triple C requirement will be denied permission to register in any junior level mechanical engineering course until remedial measures, as required by the department chair, are agreed to by the student. Also, at the end of the junior year, the student will be denied permission to register in MECH 4808 Mechanical Systems Design 1, MECH 4808L Mechanical Systems Design Laboratory, and MECH 4809 Mechanical Systems Design 2, until the triple C requirement is met.

Cooperative Education/Professional Practice

Several programs leading to a baccalaureate degree offer students an optional cooperative education program. Co-op students are required to complete the same academic program for graduation as those not participating in the cooperative education experience. Credit hours awarded for the cooperative education experience are considered "add-on" hours to the degree. Professional practice opportunities include working with faculty on grants and research projects as well as internship opportunities with local industry. A professional practice coordinator is available to assist in student placement.

The table below shows the minimum pre-college requirements:

Algebra 1 and 22

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