Current UB Student Admission to UB Engineering

UB students in academic good standing may be considered for admission to any of our ten undergraduate engineering majors or our two undergraduate computer science majors.

Admissions Policy

For the purpose of engineering admissions a current student can fall into one of two categories. They can be a Fast Track freshman or they can be any continuing student who has been admitted to the University at Buffalo and has attended one or more semesters at UB.

Please note that students will be declined admission into engineering if, at the time of their application submission; it is not possible to satisfy the admission criteria by the end of the term.

Continuing Students

Admission to engineering or computer science as an approved major requires the following:

  1. Matriculated status at the University at Buffalo
  2. Submission of the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Supplemental Application. The deadlines for the supplemental application are May 1st (fall semester submission) and November 15th (spring semester submission).
  3. Completion of at least three courses in a student's desired major (including courses taken at other institutions).
  4. Minimum GPA of 2.5 for all math, science, and engineering courses relevant to the student's desired major.

The Deadline to submit the Departmental Application for Fall 2014 has passed.

Current UB Students may no longer submit a Departmental Application for Fall 2014. Please consider applying for the Spring 2015 term. The Spring 2015 Departmental Application will open September 5th and close November 15, 2014.

Fast Track

The Fast Track Admissions policy permits freshmen to be admitted into the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences after their first semester if they have the necessary requirements outlined below.

Admission to engineering or computer science as a Fast Track student requires the following:

  1. Must be a UB, first semester freshmen
  2. Submission of the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Supplemental Application.
    1. If admitted as a UB freshmen in a fall semester submit by November 15th for spring admission
    2. If admitted as a UB freshmen in a spring semester submit by May 1st for fall admission
  3. Completion of at least two courses at UB in a student’s desired major
  4. Minimum cumulative gpa (both UB and technical) of a 3.0

Advisor Notes

Because students not yet admitted to engineering cannot enroll in engineering classes, students typically choose from the following math and science classes for consideration for admission to engineering:

  • MTH141 - College Calculus I
  • MTH142 - College Calculus II
  • MTH241 - College Calculus III
  • MTH306 - Intro to Differential Equations
  • CHE101 - General Chemistry (Equivalent to CHE107)
  • CHE102 - General Chemistry II (Equivalent to CHE108)
  • PHY107 - General Physics I
  • CSE115 - Intro to Computer Science I
  • CSE116 - Intro to Computer Science II

UB Engineering Course Repeat Policy

UB Engineering limits the number of courses a student can repeat or resign, including courses used to satisfy the admission criteria noted here. Please refer to the UB Engineering Course Repeat Policy on our UB Engineering Academic Review page or in the Undergraduate Catalog

Enrollment into UB Engineering Courses

Enrollment into UB Engineering courses (BE, EAS, CE, CIE, upper level CSE, EE, IE, MAE) requires admission into UB Engineering as an approved major. 

We will not accept force registration requests from students who are not admitted.