Engineering Undergraduate Pathway

Saint Louis University's engineering undergraduate pathway program prepares students to enter the next semester of a bachelor's degree program in engineering at SLU. The undergraduate engineering pathway leads into one of the following degrees: biomedical engineering, civil engineering, computer engineering, electrical engineering, engineering physics, mechanical engineering or physics.

Curriculum Overview

The International Year One curriculum consists of English, mathematics and general elective courses. Other courses require permission.

Program Entry Requirements

One-Semester (Accelerated) Pathway

  • Secondary/high school degree or equivalent
  • 2.50 minimum GPA on 4.0 scale
  • Language requirement:
    • TOEFL iBT 75 or
    • IELTS 6.0 or
    • PTEA 50 or
    • Duolingo 100 or 
    • Completion of Two-Semester (Standard) Pathway

Two-Semester (Standard) Pathway

  • Secondary/high school degree or equivalent
  • 2.50 minimum GPA on 4.0 scale
  • Language requirement:
    • TOEFL iBT 60 or
    • IELTS 5.5 or
    • PTEA 44 or
    • Duolingo 90 or
    • Completion of Academic English Level 4 or
    • Completion of Three-Semester (Comprehensive) Pathway

Three-Semester (Comprehensive) Pathway

  • Secondary/high school degree or equivalent
  • 2.50 minimum GPA on 4.0 scale
  • Language requirement:
    • TOEFL iBT 50 or
    • IELTS 5.0 or
    • PTEA 38 or
    • Duolingo 75 or
    • Completion of Academic English Level 3

  1. Students will be able to execute a variety of verbal tasks in academic settings using English that can be understood by those unaccustomed to non-native speakers.
  2. Students will be able to execute a variety of written tasks in academic settings using English that can be understood by those unaccustomed to non-native writers.
  3. Students will be able to apply a process-driven approach to completing verbal and written academic assignments in multiple disciplines and modes.
  4. Students will be able to deploy reflective and self-regulated learning strategies.

One-Semester (Accelerated) Pathway

Academic English Requirement
EAP 1200Academic Writing and Editing Skills II3
EAP 1220Academic Reading and Study Skills II3
EAP 1010Pathway Recitation Lab I1
Mathematics Requirements (1 course)3-4
Students are placed in the appropriate mathematics class based on an online placement test. MATH 1520 is recommended.
General Elective Requirement (1 course)3
UNIV 1010Enhancing First-Year Success1
Discipline Specific Introductory Requirement (1 course)1
Total Credits15-16

Two-Semester (Standard) Pathway

Academic English Requirement
EAP 1000Academic Writing and Editing Skills I3
EAP 1010Pathway Recitation Lab I1
EAP 1020Academic Reading and Study Skills I3
EAP 1030Academic Presentations and Speaking Skills1
EAP 1200Academic Writing and Editing Skills II3
EAP 1220Academic Reading and Study Skills II3
Mathematics Requirements (2 courses)6-8
Students are placed in the appropriate mathematics class based on an online placement test. The recommended mathematics sequence is MATH 1510 and MATH 1520.
General Elective Requirement (2 courses)6
UNIV 1010Enhancing First-Year Success1
Discipline Specific Introductory Requirement (1 course)1
Total Credits28-30

Three-Semester (Comprehensive) Pathway

For the comprehensive pathway, students are required to take the courses below followed by the standard two-semester pathway.

Academic English Requirement
AEP 0400Writing and Grammar Level 4: High Intermediate4
AEP 0410Contemporary Issues Level 4: High Intermediate3
AEP 0420Reading and Vocabulary Level 4: High Intermediate3
AEP 0430Listening & Speaking Level 4: High Intermediate4
EAP 1210Pathway Recitation Lab II1
Mathematics Requirements (1 course)3
Students are placed in the appropriate mathematics class based on an online placement test. MATH 1200 is recommended.
Total Credits18

Mathematics Requirements

MATH 0260Intermediate Algebra 13
MATH 1200College Algebra3
MATH 1320Survey of Calculus3
MATH 1400Pre-Calculus3
MATH 1510Calculus I4
MATH 1520Calculus II4
1

This course does not count towards the degree.

General Elective Requirements

ASTD 1000Investigating America: An Introduction to American Studies3
FPA 1000Intro to the Arts3
POLS 1000Introduction to Politics3
POLS 1600Introduction to International Politics3
THEO 1000Theological Foundations3
WGST 1900Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies3

Discipline Specific Introductory Requirement 

BME 1000Introduction to Biomedical Engineering I1
CVNG 1010Freshman Engineering I1
ECE 1001Introduction to Electrical and Computer Engineering I1
MENG 1001Introduction to Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering1

Continuation Standards

Earn a 2.70 overall grade point average (GPA) with no grades below a "C."

Progression Requirements

  • Minimum 2.70 cumulative grade point average (GPA).
  • Grade of B or better in all classes counting toward major
  • No C-/D/F/W/I/P/NP/S/U grades
  • Writing portfolio

Roadmaps are recommended semester-by-semester plans of study for programs and assume full-time enrollment unless otherwise noted.  

Courses and milestones designated as critical (marked with !) must be completed in the semester listed to ensure a timely graduation. Transfer credit may change the roadmap.

This roadmap should not be used in the place of regular academic advising appointments. All students are encouraged to meet with their advisor/mentor each semester.  Requirements, course availability and sequencing are subject to change.

1-semester (Accelerated) Pathway

Plan of Study Grid
Year One
FallCredits
EAP 1200 Academic Writing and Editing Skills II 3
EAP 1220 Academic Reading and Study Skills II 3
MATH 1510 Calculus I (or higher) 4
General Elective 3
Discipline Specific Introductory Requirement 1
EAP 1010 Pathway Recitation Lab I 1
UNIV 1010 Enhancing First-Year Success 1
 Credits16
 Total Credits16

2-semester (Standard) Pathway

Plan of Study Grid
Year One
FallCredits
EAP 1000 Academic Writing and Editing Skills I 3
EAP 1020 Academic Reading and Study Skills I 3
EAP 1030 Academic Presentations and Speaking Skills 1
MATH 1510 Calculus I (or higher) 4
Select one of the following: 3
Intro to the Arts  
Introduction to Politics  
Theological Foundations  
EAP 1010 Pathway Recitation Lab I 1
UNIV 1010 Enhancing First-Year Success 1
 Credits16
Spring
EAP 1200 Academic Writing and Editing Skills II 3
EAP 1220 Academic Reading and Study Skills II 3
MATH 1520 Calculus II (or higher) 4
Discipline Specific Introductory Requirement 1
Select one of the following: 3
Introduction to International Politics  
Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies  
EAP 1010 Pathway Recitation Lab I 1
 Credits15
 Total Credits31

Three-Semester (Comprehensive) Pathway

For the comprehensive pathway, students take the following semester followed by the standard two-semester pathway.

Plan of Study Grid
Year One
FallCredits
AEP 0400 Writing and Grammar Level 4: High Intermediate 4
AEP 0410 Contemporary Issues Level 4: High Intermediate 3
AEP 0420 Reading and Vocabulary Level 4: High Intermediate 3
AEP 0430 Listening & Speaking Level 4: High Intermediate 4
EAP 1210 Pathway Recitation Lab II 1
MATH 1200 College Algebra 3
 Credits18
 Total Credits18

Discipline Specific Introductory Requirement 

BME 1000Introduction to Biomedical Engineering I1
CVNG 1010Freshman Engineering I1
ECE 1001Introduction to Electrical and Computer Engineering I1
MENG 1001Introduction to Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering1