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Enroll in an Engineering Program

What Kind of Engineer Will You Be?


Unlock a world of possibilities through any of our 14 cutting-edge engineering major programs available on our Columbus campus. As you progress, you'll have the option to select from a range of real-world  and interdisciplinary experiences tailored to delve into your specific interests. These opportunities will empower you to translate your purpose into tangible practice.

Interested in even more hands-on learning? Technology and innovation isn't just found on our Columbus campus. Theory meets practice with our Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology (BSET) program, offered exclusively on our regional campuses.

Participation in fundamentals of engineering courses and the admission to major process is only open to students currently enrolled in an engineering or computer science program. See below for more information on your specific pathway and options for securing your spot  in one of our programs.

Procedures for Enrolling in an Engineering Program

Request to Enroll in an Engineering Program

Before submitting the following request form, please review the sections above. Not all students are required to submit the request form and some students will need to follow alternate methods to enroll in engineering.

When to Request to Change

Students must be enrolled in the College of Engineering to enroll in the fundamentals of engineering coursework and to apply to an engineering major, so students should request to change as soon as possible. Students can submit a request to change during the semester they are completing their eligibility criteria. Requests to enroll in an engineering program are only processed between each academic semester. 

Note: Requests from students currently enrolled in eligibility coursework at another college/university may be delayed. Requests can only be reviewed once all transfer credit is received and processed by Ohio State. Students unable to transfer their credit before the request deadline will need to resubmit their request to change into the engineering program the next semester..

How to Change

Students should submit the Request to Enroll in an Engineering Program form by the deadline listed below. Requests to enroll in an engineering program are reviewed at the end of each semester. Notifications will be sent to students at the end of the semester after the final grade posting deadline. Students that meet the eligibility criteria will automatically be enrolled in their desired engineering program. Students that have submitted a request form and no longer wish to enroll in an engineering program should email asking for their request to be cancelled.

Students selecting Electrical and Computer EngineeringFood, Agricultural, and Biological Engineering, and Industrial and Systems Engineering will be asked to select the specialization/program of study in the major they plan to pursue. Please use the major links to explore each program's options. This selection is not permanent, students are able to change their choices in the future.

Program Fee

Students enrolled in the College of Engineering are assessed a program fee each semester. Students will be assessed this program fee effective the first semester of enrollment in an engineering program. More information is available on Undergraduate Tuition and Fees.

Spring 2024
Effective Summer 2024
Request Deadline: May 10, 2024
Summer 2024
Effective Autumn 2024
Requests Accepted: May 13, 2024 to August 23, 2024
Autumn 2024
Effective Spring 2025
Requests Accepted: August 26, 2024 to January 13, 2025