At the undergraduate level, the student may select degree programs in civil engineering, computer engineering, environmental engineering, computer science, electrical engineering, and mechanical engineering. Cooperative educational programs with Portland-area industries, government agencies, and engineering consulting offices are available to qualified students.
The degree programs in civil engineering, computer engineering, electrical engineering, environmental engineering and mechanical engineering are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012 - telephone: (410) 347-7700. The computer science program is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012 - telephone: (410) 347-7700.
Policy on admission to undergraduate programs
Students may declare engineering or computer science as their major at any time after enrolling at Portland State University. However, students must be admitted formally to a specific degree program in civil engineering, computer engineering, computer science, electrical engineering, environmental engineering or mechanical engineering before they will (1) be allowed to enroll in restricted upper-division courses offered by the program and (2) be graduated from that program. Students apply for formal department admission one to two terms before completing all eligibility requirements. Specific department application deadlines, criteria for admission and applications are available on respective department websites.
Students transferring from other institutions who want to be admitted formally to a specific engineering degree program (civil engineering, computer engineering, computer science, electrical engineering, environmental engineering, mechanical engineering) must:
- Meet all eligibility requirements.
- Apply for admission to PSU.
- Apply for program admission to the Maseeh College of Engineering and Computer Science.
- Have one copy of their transcripts sent to their engineering or computer science department.
- Have one copy of their transcripts sent to the Office of Admissions.
Transfer courses that are not evaluated by the Office of the Registrar or specified in other MCECS agreements as discrete numbered/direct equivalent courses will be evaluated by the department chair or their designee. In addition to the transcript, the student requesting the specific course equivalency may be asked to provide catalog descriptions and/or documents certifying course content. To ensure that the student is well prepared for the current curriculum, course equivalency will be evaluated against the content of the current course. Appeals of transfer course equivalence may be made to the MCECS Associate Dean.
Please see department websites for more specific admissions information.