Advance Registration Guide

Major Requirements: Bachelor of Science in Engineering (BSE)

The Bachelor of Science in Engineering (BSE) degree prepares students to practice as professional engineers and computer scientists. The BSE curricula offer a deep set of courses through which the fundamentals of engineering, technology, and design are explored. You will also have broad exposure to math, science, humanities, and social sciences.

Below are the recommended courses for the first semester for each major. If you have any questions regarding your major, please contact the department. You can also jump directly to:

Bioengineering | Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering | Computer Engineering | Computer Science | Digital Media Design | Electrical Engineering | Materials Science and Engineering | Mechaincal Engineering and Applied Mechanics | Systems Science and Engineering

Downloadable pdf of entire Guide Book: SEAS Advanced Registration Guidebook

(This Guide was last updated on 6/28/2010.)

Bioengineering

Undergraduate Chair: Andrew Tsourkas
Undergraduate Coordinator: Catherine Lawrence
Department of Bioengineering
210 S. 33rd Street
240 Skirkanich Hall
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: 215-898-8501
Fax: 215-573-2071
Email: beoffice@seas.upenn.edu
Website: http://www.seas.upenn.edu/be/undergrad/

Downloadable pdf: BE Welcome Letter BE 2014 Contact Info

Recommended Courses for the First Semester

  • BE 100 (Required of all majors)
  • MATH 104
  • PHYS 140 (Pre-med students should register for PHYS 150)
  • CHEM 101 (Take only section 4 or 5 for engineering students)
  • CHEM 053 Lab
  • Social Science/Humanities elective (Optional if course load permits)

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Undergraduate Chair: Wen K. Shieh
Undergraduate Coordinator: Meghan Godfrey
Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
220 S. 33rd Street
311A Towne Building
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: 215-898-8351
Fax: 215-573-2093
Email: chebiom@seas.upenn.edu
Website: http://www.seas.upenn.edu/cbe/index.html

Recommended Courses for the First Semester

  • MATH 104
  • CHEM 101 (Recommend section 4 or 5 for engineering students)
  • CHEM 053 Lab
  • PHYS 140 (Pre-med students should register for PHYS 150)
  • Writing Requirement or Social Science/Humanities elective
  • CBE 150

Computer Engineering

Undergraduate Chair: Andre DeHon
Phone: 215-573-6090
Department of Electrical and Systems Engineering
262 GRW
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: 215-573-6090
Fax: 215-573-2068
Email: dgorte@seas.upenn.edu
Website: http://www.seas.upenn.edu/cmpe/

Recommended Courses for the First Semester

  • CIS 110 (or CIS 120 if you have AP credit for CIS 110)
  • MATH 104
  • PHYS 150
  • Writing Requirement Course
  • Social Science/Humanities elective

Computer Science

Undergraduate Chair: Steve Zdancewic
Associate Director for Advising: Jackie Caliman
Administrative Assistant : Laura Fox
Department of Computer and Information Science
3330 Walnut Street
Levine Hall
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: 215-898-8560
Fax: 215-898-0587
Email: jackie@cis.upenn.edu
Website: http://www.cis.upenn.edu/ugrad/

Recommended Courses for the First Semester

  • CIS 110 (or CIS 120 if you have AP credit for CIS 110)
  • MATH 104 (or MATH 114 if you have AP credit for MATH 104)
  • CIS 160
  • Writing Requirement course
  • Social Science/Humanities elective

Digital Media Design

Undergraduate Chair: Norm Badler
Associate Director, DMD Program: Amy Calhoun
Digital Media Design Program
200 S. 33rd Street
170 Moore Building
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: 215-898-1593
Fax: 215-573-7453
Email: cal1@seas.upenn.edu
Website: http://www.dmd.upenn.edu/dmd/

Recommended Courses for the First Semester

  • CIS 110 (or CIS 120 if you have AP credit for CIS 110)
  • CIS 160
  • FNAR 123 or FNAR 264
  • Writing Requirement course
  • Social Science/Humanities elective

Electrical Engineering

Undergraduate Chair: Santosh Venkatesh
Undergraduate Coordinator: Denice Gorte
Department of Electrical and Systems Engineering
200 S. 33rd Street
203 Moore Building
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: 215-898-2771
Fax: 215-573-2068
Email: dgorte@seas.upenn.edu
Website: http://www.ese.upenn.edu/ugrad/bse.html

Recommended Courses for the First Semester

  • CIS 110
  • MATH 104
  • PHYS 150
  • Writing Requirement course
  • Social Science/Humanities elective

Materials Science and Engineering

Undergraduate Chair: David Pope
Undergraduate Coordinator: Vicky Lee Truei
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
3231 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: 215-898-8337
Fax: 215-573-2128
Email: mse-ugrad-info@seas.upenn.edu
Website: http://www.seas.upenn.edu/mse/ugrad/index.html

Recommended Courses for the First Semester

  • MATH 104
  • CHEM 101 (Take only 4 or 5 for engineering students)
  • CHEM 053 Lab
  • PHYS 140
  • Writing Requirement course
  • Social Science/Humanities elective

Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics

Undergraduate Chair: Haim Bau
Undergraduate Coordinator: Olivia Brubaker
Department of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics
220 S. 33rd Street
229 Towne Building
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: 215-898-4825
Fax: 215-573-6334
Email: oliviarb@seas.upenn.edu
Website: http://www.me.upenn.edu/prospective-students/undergraduates/majors-minors.php

Recommended Courses for the First Semester

  • MEAM 110 (Critical to take first semester unless you have AP credit (PHYS 093).  If so, take EAS 105 or MEAM 101.)
  • MEAM 147 Lab (This class meets in Towne 143, which is near Skirkanich Hall. Critical to take first semester unless you have AP credit (PHYS 050).  If so, take EAS 105 or MEAM 101.)
  • MATH 104 (If you have AP credit, take MATH 114)
  • CHEM 101 (Recommend section 4 or 5 for engineering students. Recommended, but not essential to take first semester.)
  • CHEM 053 Lab (Recommended, but not essential to take first semester.)
  • Social Science/Humanities elective

Systems Science and Engineering

Undergraduate Chair: Santosh Venkatesh
Undergraduate Coordinator: Denice Gorte
Department of Electrical and Systems Engineering
200 S. 33rd Street
203 Moore Building
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: 215-898-2771
Fax: 215-573-2068
Email: dgorte@seas.upenn.edu
Website: http://www.ese.upenn.edu/ugrad/bse.html

Recommended Courses for the First Semester

  • CIS 110
  • MATH 104
  • PHYS 150
  • Writing Requirement course
  • Social Science/Humanities elective