Year One Engineering

Program Description

Year One in Engineering will prepare you to enter a bachelor’s degree in the field of your choice (see below) at the University of Texas at San Antonio. Upon successful completion of this program and meeting university requirements for undergraduate admission, you may continue with your undergraduate studies at UTSA. The College of Engineering programs in Biomedical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET. Chemical Engineering is a newly established program and will seek accreditation following graduation of their first class per ABET policy. The College has excellent laboratory facilities where students receive hands-on instruction by faculty. Computer-aided design (CAD) facilities, including state-of-the-art workstations, are routinely used in all programs. Some classes are taught by adjunct faculty from local industries, giving students the opportunity to interact with engineering professionals engaged in relevant engineering practice. Students enrolling in these engineering disciplines are given an opportunity to develop a strong background in the engineering sciences and to learn the analysis, design and synthesis tools necessary to be an active participant in traditional, as well as new and emerging areas of technology.


Scheduled date to begin instruction:
Fall 2024

 



Degree Path Progression

Where will this degree path take me?

  • B.S. in Biomedical Engineering (BME)
  • B.S. in Chemical Engineering (CME)
  • B.S. in Civil Engineering (CE)
  • B.S. in Computer Engineering (CPE)
  • B.S. in Electrical Engineering (EE)
  • B.S. in Mechanical Engineering (ME)

Learn more about this degree program and complete requirements.

What do I need to progress?

Learn more about pathway entry and exit requirements.


Undergraduate Admission Requirements

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Admission Requirements

New students must complete the application to the UTSA International Pathway and submit required documentation to be considered for admission.

HOW TO APPLY TO UNDERGRADUATE PATHWAY

  1. Apply online at ApplyTexas.org or CommonApp.org
  2. Complete the “International” application
  3. Pay $70 application fee.
  4. Submit official high school or secondary school transcripts/mark sheets (plus English translation if in another language; 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale).
  5. Submit English language proficiency test scores

English Language Requirements

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1-Semester Pathway

  • TOEFL iBT 71 or equivalent

 2-Semester Pathway

  • TOEFL iBT 61 or equivalent

 3-Semester Pathway

  • TOEFL iBT 57 or equivalent

Sample Course Maps - B.S. in Biomedical Engineering

[Sample Course Map] Undergraduate Program: Year One (Program), 3 Semester

3-Semester Pathway
Course Map

Program Components

15 credit hours apply from pathway toward degree completion (B.S. in Biomedical Engineering)
110 credit hours remaining toward degree completion (B.S. in Biomedical Engineering)

 

Entry requirements
  • High School Diploma
  • 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale
  • TOEFL iBT 57 or equivalent
  • Meet admission requirements for track
Semester 1 Progression Requirements
  • 80% or above in all non-credit courses
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA in all credit-bearing courses

These courses are delivered through the UTSA English Language Center and are required to develop English proficiency

Course Title ELC hours
Credit-bearing hours
Reading for Academic Success I 3
Writing for Academic Success I 3
Academic Skills for Scholars I 3
MAT 1073 Algebra for Scientists and Engineers 3
Total 12
Semester 2
Course Title ELC hours
Credit-bearing hours
Writing for Academic Success II 3
Communication for Academic Success I 3
Academic Skills for Scholars II 3
POL 1013 Introduction to American Politics 3
AIS 1203 Academic Inquiry and Scholarships 3
Total 15
Semester 3
Course Title ELC hours
Credit-bearing hours
Reading for Academic Success II 3
Communication for Academic Success II 3
Academic Skills for Scholars III 3
WRC 1013 Freshman Composition I 3
POL 1133 Texas Politics and Society 3
Total 15

[Sample Course Map] Undergraduate Program: Year One (Program), 2 Semester

2-Semester Pathway
Course Map

Program Components

12 credit hours apply from pathway toward degree completion (B.S. in Biomedical Engineering)
113 credit hours remaining toward degree completion (B.S. in Biomedical Engineering)

 

Entry requirements
  • High School Diploma
  • 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale
  • TOEFL iBT 61 or equivalent
  • Meet admission requirements for track
Semester 1 Progression Requirements
  • 80% or above in all non-credit courses
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA in all credit-bearing courses

These courses are delivered through the UTSA English Language Center and are required to develop English proficiency

Course Title ELC hours
Credit-bearing hours
Writing for Academic Success II 3
Communication for Academic Success I 3
Academic Skills for Scholars II 3
MAT 1073 Algebra for Scientists and Engineers 3
AIS 1203 Academic Inquiry and Scholarships 3
Total 15
Semester 2
Course Title ELC hours
Credit-bearing hours
Reading for Academic Success II 3
Communication for Academic Success II 3
Academic Skills for Scholars III 3
WRC 1013 Freshman Composition I 3
POL 1013 Introduction to American Politic 3
Total 15

[Sample Course Map] Undergraduate Program: Year One (Program), 1 Semester
1-Semester Pathway
Course Map

Program Components

6 credit hours apply from pathway toward degree completion (B.S. in Biomedical Engineering)
119 credit hours remaining toward degree completion (B.S. in Biomedical Engineering)

Entry requirements
  • High School Diploma
  • 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale
  • TOEFL iBT 71 or equivalent
  • Meet admission requirements for track
Semester 1 Progression Requirements
  • 80% or above in all non-credit courses
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA in all credit-bearing courses

These courses are delivered through the UTSA English Language Center and are required to develop English proficiency

Course Title ELC hours
Credit-bearing hours
Reading for Academic Success II 3
Communication for Academic Success II 3
Academic Skills for Scholars III 3
WRC 1013 Freshman Composition I 3
MAT 1073 Algebra for Scientists and Engineers 3
Total 15

Tuition & Fees

UTSA offers top-quality education and services at a competitive price. Click here to learn more about tuition and fees for Year One in Engineering.


Housing & Dining Options

Campus Life

 Whether students join organizations to make friendships, serve within the city or further their careers, they thrive when they get connected to the UTSA and San Antonio communities. Discover all that is available to students seeking a vibrant campus life experience at UTSA.

 

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Live On Campus

For incoming students, UTSA offers several distinct housing options that are available in either a residence hall or apartment style on both the Main and Downtown Campuses. Each housing option comes with plenty of space for storage, studying, sleeping and socializing. 

 

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Dining Options

Dining on campus isn’t one size fits all.  UTSA Dining and Campus Services encourage students to review all available meal plans to determine the one that best fits their needs, budget, and dining style.

 

 

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