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Fundamentals of Engineering

The evaluation process outlined below applies to general engineering courses taught within the Department of Engineering Education (EED) ONLY. Courses taught within a specific engineering discipline, such as Mechanical Engineering or Computer Science and Engineering, must be submitted to the department's Transfer Credit Coordinator. 

How to Identify Courses to Submit for Evaluation

Students transferring to The Ohio State University from another institution may have completed coursework that covers topics from the first-year Fundamentals of Engineering course sequence. 

The breakdown of topics in each course is:

  • ENGR 1186.01 - Introduction to three-dimensional (3D) visualization and three-dimensional (3D) CAD; written, oral and visual communications.
  • ENGR 1187 - Engineering problem-solving with MATLAB.
  • ENGR 1188 - ¬†Introduction engineering problem solving and design through a long-term design build project; teamwork; written, oral and visual communications; project management.

In addition, the EED teaches stand-alone introductory courses, including:

  • ENGR 1221 - Introduction to computer programming and problem solving techniques with MATLAB applications in engineering and the physical sciences; alogrithm development; programming lab experience
  • ENGR 1121 - Presentation of three-dimensional (3D) subjects by precise graphics; orthographic, section, pictorial, and introduction to computer graphics. Course is taken by non-engineering majors.

Credit Evaluation Process

Students who have taken courses at a previous institution in which one or more of the above topics have been covered AND the course has transferred to OSU as general [G000.XX], technical [T000.XX], or special [S000.XX] credit, should review instructions for credit evaluation provided by the Department of Engineering Education.

Click here to view information on credit evaluation by the Department of Engineering Education.

High School Programs: PLTW, Walnut Hills (Cincinnati), St. John's (Toledo)

If you completed the Project Lead the Way (PLTW) program at your high school or the engineering program offered at Walnut Hills (Cincinnati, OH) or St. Johns (Toledo, OH), you may be able to earn credit for engineering courses from our first-year course sequence. This credit is reviewed and awarded by the Department of Engineering Education.

Click here to view information on credit evaluation by the Department of Engineering Education.