Engineering First-Year Requirements

Students who are recent high school graduates or who have earned fewer than 15 semester hours of collegiate credit are classified as first-year students and must meet common engineering program requirements. Such credit requirements may be met in a number of ways, including:

  1. Advanced college-level course work at the University of Dayton or other collegiate institutions,
  2. Advanced placement examinations,
  3. Departmental examinations during the first term, or
  4. Taking the prescribed courses as part of the first year.
Required First-Year Program32-35
CHM 123General Chemistry3
CMM 100Principles of Oral Communication3
EGR 100Enrichment Workshop 10
EGR 103Engineering Innovation2
ENG 100
ENG 200
Writing Seminar I
and Writing Seminar II
or ENG 200H Writing Seminar II
HST 103The West & the World 23
MTH 168
MTH 169
Analytic Geometry & Calculus I
and Analytic Geometry & Calculus II
PHL 103Introduction to Philosophy3
PHY 206General Physics I - Mechanics 33
REL 103Introduction to Religious and Theological Studies3
Basic Science Laboratory 41
First-Year Student Orientation0-1
Programming 50-4

Required both semesters.


Chemical engineering students must take CHM 124 and CHM 124L in the second semester and postpone one of the three Humanities Base courses until the third semester.


Engineering students take this requirement first or second semester of the first year.


Chemical, civil, and mechanical engineering students must take CHM 123L; computer and electrical engineering students take PHY 210L.


Chemical, civil and mechanical engineering students are not required to take any programming course in the first year.  Computer and electrical engineering students take CPS 150 in the first year.  Mechanical engineering students take MEE 104L in the second semester of the first year.