Undergraduate Studies

Programs of Study


The College of Engineering offers six Bachelor of Science degree programs in Engineering:

The engineering undergraduate programs prepare students for professional careers in engineering-related fields and/or for graduate study. The B.S in Engineering programs are geared toward daytime students and most can be successfully completed (with the co-op requirement) in 4.5 years on a full-time basis [including summers]. Most engineering courses are offered during the day.

The College of Engineering also offers four Bachelor of Science degree programs in Engineering Technology and the Bachelor of Science in Information Technology jointly with the College of Business and Innovation:

The four-year Bachelor of Science programs in Engineering Technology include several courses in mathematics and physical sciences. These courses, in addition to technical and design courses, stress application rather than theory.

The four-year Bachelor of Science programs in Engineering Technology and Information Technology are geared toward daytime students as well as part-time, evening students. The B.S. in Engineering Technology and Information Technology programs can be completed in four years on a full-time basis. Engineering Technology and Information Technology courses are offered both during the day and evening. Part-time students can successfully complete the B.S. programs in Engineering Technology and Information Technology in 6 years.

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Accreditation


The College of Engineering B.S. programs in Bioengineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science and Engineering are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET, III Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012, (410) 347-7700. The Computer Science and Engineering program is also accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC) of ABET.

The College of Engineering programs in Computer Science and Engineering Technology, Construction Engineering Technology, Electrical Engineering Technology and Mechanical Engineering Technology are accredited by the Technology Accreditation Commission (TAC) of ABET. The Computer Science and Engineering Technology program is also accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC) of ABET.

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Professional Registration


Bachelor of Science in Engineering and Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology degree students These ABET accredited programs lead to licensure as a Professional Engineer, and satisfy the academic requirements for those credentials set forth by the State of Ohio. Requirements for licensure eligibility as a Professional Engineer vary from state to state. Please check with the appropriate licensing body in the state where you intend to practice to verify that the desired UT program will meet the eligibility criteria for the credentials you seek.  The following national sites contain state board directories.

Registration by the State of Ohio as a Professional Engineer is important for professional practice. To qualify for a Professional Engineering (PE) license students must pass the Fundamentals of Engineering Examination (FE), (formerly known as the Engineer-in-Training [EIT] exam), have four years (8 years for engineering technology) of acceptable progressive experience involving engineering, and pass the Professional Engineering [PE] Exam. Engineering graduate study and registered co-op experiences can often count toward the 4 (or 8) years of required experience. The PE license has reciprocity in many states.

All graduates are strongly encouraged to take the FE in the sitting just prior to their graduation. Effective January, 2014 the NCEES Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam transitioned to computer-based testing. The FE exam is offered at Pearson Vue Select testing centers located throughout Ohio. The exam is offered in four two-month testing windows with exams available in January-February, April-May, July-August and October-November. Candidates are permitted to take the FE exam one time during each testing window, limited to three times in a 12-month period. Registration is always open. 

Further information is available from the State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Surveyors 77 S. High St., Room 1698, Columbus, OH 43215-6108 (614) 466-3650,http://www.ohiopeps.org/. Additional information regarding the PE and FE exams can be found on the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying website at: www.ncees.org. More information on computer-based testing can be found at http://ncees.org/exams/cbt/

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Cooperative (Co-op) Education Program


All students in the B.S. in Engineering programs are required to complete a cooperative (co-op) education component in order to earn their degree. Co-op is the integration of classroom and practical experience in an organized program. The hands-on opportunity with high-tech equipment in industry not only integrates classroom theory with practical experience, it also provides the engineering student with financial assistance to help offset the cost of their education.

Additionally, the co-op requirement allows the engineering student to develop a viable network with industry professionals. In many cases, co-op leads to employment upon graduation. The Career Development Center has developed high quality jobs in order to provide students with valuable experiences. Students will have a variety of companies to choose from located throughout the United States and the world. Prior to the student's first co-op assignment, he or she will be required to complete a Professional Development course to assist in the transition from classroom to industry. Students must also pass other pre-requisite courses before they are eligible for a co-op placement. Students alternate university class work with semesters of employment in industry, business, or government. To satisfy the co-op requirement, a student must complete a minimum of three semesters of co-op experiences, with the option to complete as many as five co-op experiences.

With the registration of each co-op assignment, the student will pay a $475 fee. Successful completion of each work experience appears on the student's transcript.

The co-op program is supported by the Career Development Center which is located in 1040 Nitschke Hall. For more information, or to contact the CDC staff, visit the co-op website http://www.eng.utoledo.edu/coop/

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Student Resources


Engineering College Computing (ECC)

For complete information please visit http://www.eng.utoledo.edu/ecc/

Engineering Library

For complete information please visit http://www.utoledo.edu/library/eng/index.html

Center for Academic Services in Engineering (CASE)

The Center for Academic Services in Engineering (CASE) is a unique service within the College of Engineering. It combines tutoring services, a reserved reading room and a study center housed in the Engineering Library. CASE is located in 2600 Palmer Hall and is open six days week. The hours are:

Monday - Thursday 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Friday 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Sunday 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

The facility includes study tables for group and individual use, group study rooms, the Engineering Librarian's office and a computer lab. CASE is staffed by engineering students. Call CASE at (419) 530-6076, or contact the Office of Undergraduate Studies at 530-8040.