Second Bachelor’s Degree Candidates

We often get a number of questions from recent graduates or working professionals wanting to go back to school in engineering.  If you are interested in earning a second degree in engineering while your first was in another discipline, here are some helpful tips to get you ready for our transfer application process:

  • Brush up on your math and science.  Enroll in classes at your local community college that will build your foundation for an engineering education. To be a competitive transfer applicant we recommend that you take at least
    • 2 semesters of Calculus (up to a minimum of Calculus II)
    • 2 semesters of Lab Based Science (Biology, Chemistry, Calculus-based Physics)

In selecting your science classes, try to find classes that relate to the area of engineering you hope to pursue. For example, a prospective Aerospace Engineering should take courses in physics rather than biology.

More information about coursework plans is available on our transfer page and check out the USC Transfer Planning Guide to map out the courses towards your engineering degree at your local college.

Finally – be sure to read through the transfer application process.  We accept transfer applications via the Common App for the fall semester only.  This year’s application is due on February 1, 2016.

If you have any other questions or need more info do not hesitate to contact us.