Certification in Mechanical Engineering
Certification in the Major
Certification in a degree program is required by WSU prior to the granting of a baccalaureate degree. Qualification for initial certification, as well as continuation of certified status, will be evaluated based on several criteria including academic integrity, overall GPA, and GPA in mathematics, science, and major core courses: computer science, or mechanical engineering. Certification will be initiated once the required courses have been completed. Students will be notified of the decision as soon as possible.
When it becomes necessary to limit enrollment, the overall GPA as well as the GPA for the prerequisite courses listed, will be important factors. Students who have not completed all of the prerequisite courses will be placed in a pre-engineering science major. Some courses require students to be certified in their major before enrollment is allowed in those courses. See the catalog for additional prerequisite information.
Additional details regarding certification in the major are available from the School of Engineering and Computer Science Academic Coordinator.
Students intending to certify in the Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering program must have completed at least 30 semester hours of course work and completed:
- Chem 105
- Math 220, 273
- Mech 211, 212, 215
- Phys 201
or their equivalents. The enrollment of upper-division mechanical engineering courses is limited and preference will be given to certified mechanical engineering majors. Some courses require certification for enrollment. Students who have not completed all of the courses listed above will be enrolled as pre-mechanical engineering majors.