Welcome to Mechanical, Environmental and Civil Engineering!
About Our Department:
All of our programs engage students in rigorous, hands-on curricula through which they apply engineering principles and problem-solving to create innovative, real-world solutions.
All of our programs incorporate faculty and peer mentoring to promote and nurture student success. Our students enjoy access to facilities and research equipment comparable to large research institutions. With today’s world of rapid change, new advancements are needed to make lives safer, more enjoyable, and more productive. A degree from our department will open the doors to an exciting career in engineering so that you can turn your dreams and ideas into realities.
The B.S. Mechanical, B.S. Environmental and B.S. Civil Engineering programs at Tarleton State University are each accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.
Program Entrance Requirements and Math Placement
The Civil, Environmental, and Mechanical Engineering programs do not have separate admission standards from that of the university, however, math preparedness is a critical component to success in either program. Thus it is very important for potential majors to strive to prepare in mathematics prior to entering college.
Civil, Environmental, and Mechanical Engineering degrees start at Calculus 1, and the Math department requires math placement for incoming freshmen to register for Calculus 1. The math placement can be satisfied in any of the following ways:
If you have neither dual credit nor the Accuplacer test (but you have the TSI math requirement satisfied), you can enroll in Precalculus (MATH 2412), and, upon passing it, you will be able to take Calculus 1 in your second semester.
It is possible to get credit directly for Calculus 1 without taking the class, in the following ways:
- Advanced Placement (AP) scores of
- 4 or 5 in the Calculus AB exam, or
- at least score of 3 in the Calculus BC exam – with an AB sub-score of at least 4
- College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) score of at least 50 in the CLP Calculus exam.
If you plan to start at a community college and then transfer to one of our programs:
- Coursework in engineering degrees is very sequential – each course has one or more prerequisites – so it is important to start taking courses in your majoras early as possible if you wish to graduate in a four-year timeframe.
- Choosing to take only general education courses before transferring to one of our degrees is not recommended. Please contact the department for guidance on including appropriate math, science, and introductory engineering content – we’ll be happy to help!