Students in this program receive the baccalaureate degree from Cornell and the Bachelor of Science in Engineering from the Institute of Technology at the University of Minnesota by completing three years of study at Cornell followed by two or more years at the University of Minnesota.
Cornell students will be selected for entrance into the Institute of Technology based on the calculation of a cumulative grade point average using grades from courses in calculus, chemistry, computer science, and physics. This minimum grade point average will vary by the engineering major field but will not exceed a 2.8 average. Students must also satisfy the requirements set forth above under "Degree Programs in Combination with Professional Schools." When transferring to the Institute of Technology, students are expected to submit applications for admission, reciprocity, housing (if necessary), and financial aid on standard forms. These forms must be submitted in accordance with the deadlines published in the current Institute of Technology documents.
Engineering majors available at the Institute of Technology include: aerospace, biomedical, bioproducts and biosystems, chemical, civil, computer, electrical, geological, materials science, and mechanical. The courses that a student must take at Cornell vary for each major, but always include: MAT 119-120 (Calculus of a Single Variable Part I and II) or 121 (Calculus of a Single Variable), 122 (Calculus of Several Variables), 221 (Linear Algebra), and 236 (Differential Equations); PHY 161, 162, and 263 (General Physics I, II, and Lab); and CHE 121 or 161 (Chemical Principles I or Accelerated General Chemistry). Students should consult with the pre-engineering advisor to determine which Cornell courses are required for their intended engineering major. Summer engineering courses may sometimes be recommended in order to reduce the amount of time needed to obtain the engineering degree. Program Advisor: Kara Beauchamp