University of Notre Dame, College of Engineering Transfer Requirements

Students desiring to transfer into the College of Engineering must apply to a specific major within the College of Engineering. Once a transfer student has been successfully admitted to the College and a major, changes to a student's major are typically not considered.

If your home institution operates on the quarter system, it may be necessary to take additional courses to meet Notre Dame’s requirements. For example, you might need to take three calculus classes to cover the same material that Notre Dame covers in two classes. Generally, 5-credit classes in the quarter system transfer as 4-credit courses in Notre Dame’s semester system, and 4-credit classes in the quarter system transfer as 3-credit courses in Notre Dame’s semester system.

In addition to making progress in the University's Core Curriculum, a prospective student should prepare a schedule for the intended major based on the following:

Aerospace Engineering

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Civil and Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences

Electrical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Students who have completed the first-year coursework that closely mirrors Notre Dame's first-year coursework will be more competitive in the transfer admissions process. Please be aware that the College does not favor substituting sophomore courses for those required in the first year.