General Information

The School of Engineering and Applied Science’s mission is to serve society by providing high quality undergraduate and graduate education in the fields of computing, and engineering. We are committed to creating an environment for teaching, learning, and scholarship that is intellectually stimulating, interactive, innovative and in which our faculty, staff, and students reach their full potential. Our guiding principle is to provide professional education integrated with Miami University's traditional strength in liberal education.

Everyone in the School of Engineering and Applied Science values:

  • Effective student learning and student success
  • An intellectually stimulating and challenging environment
  • Faculty growth and learning as teachers and scholars
  • Diversity of staff, faculty, and student body
  • Respect for the environment

We are committed to an environment that fosters:

  • Innovation and creativity
  • Ethical behavior
  • Respect for others and teamwork
  • International and global opportunities and perspectives
  • Fact-based, collegial decision-making
  • Safety in all our professional endeavors

The School of Engineering and Applied Science offers the following Bachelor's degrees:


Bachelor of Science in Computer Science

Bachelor of Science in Software Engineering

Bachelor of Science in Engineering with major in:


Chemical Engineering

Computer Engineering

Electrical Engineering

Engineering Management

General Engineering

Manufacturing Engineering

Mechanical Engineering




Chemical Engineering

Computational Science and Engineering

Computer Engineering

Computer Science

Electrical Engineering

Manufacturing Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Paper Engineering

Certificate Program:

Paper Science and Engineering

First-Year Course Selection for Undeclared Students

The School of Engineering and Applied Science has developed the following first-year course pattern for students who have not declared a major and who want to progress satisfactorily in engineering and applied science majors while maintaining maximum flexibility in considering other science/math-based programs. Faculty advisers are available at summer orientation to help you select courses within this pattern. You will be assigned a faculty adviser to help you with course and career selection while you remain an undeclared major. Once you have selected a major, a faculty adviser in that area will be assigned to you.

If you have already chosen a major in engineering and applied science, please refer to the program description later in this section for recommended first-year course selections.

If you are undecided about your major, but considering a major in engineering and applied science, select courses within the following pattern with the advice of a faculty adviser:

Fall Semester (16-19 semester hours)

EAS 101 Computing, Engineering, and Society (1)

ENG 111 Composition and Rhetoric (3) (MPF I) or equivalent

MTH 151 Calculus I (5) or MTH 249 Calculus II (5) (MPF V) *

PHY 181, 183 The Physical World and Laboratory (4, 1) (MPF IVB) or

CHM 141, 144 College Chemistry and Laboratory (3, 2) (MPF IVB) or

biological science course (3) (MPF IVA)

Global Miami Plan elective (3) (IIA, IIB, or III) or

CSE 174 Fundamentals of Programming and Problem Solving (3)

Spring Semester (16-19 semester hours)

EAS 102 Problem Solving and Design (3) or equivalent

ENG 112 Composition and Literature (3) (MPF I)

MTH 251 Calculus II (4) or MTH 252 Calculus III (4)

PHY 182, 184 The Physical World and Laboratory (4, 1) (MPF IVB) or

CHM 142, 145 College Chemistry and Laboratory (3, 2) or

Global Miami Plan electives (IIA, IIB, or III not taken above) (6)

* Typically, students start with MTH 151. Depending on results of the math placement exam, ACT/SAT scores, and high school background, however, you may start with MTH 104, 123, or 249. Students who take a prerequisite course to MTH 151 (104 or 123) will usually not hinder their academic progress.

Choosing Liberal Education Electives

All programs in the School have liberal education electives in the humanities, fine arts, social science and Thematic Sequence components of the Global Miami Plan for Liberal Education. You are encouraged to seek advice from a faculty adviser in choosing electives that are consistent with your interests and educational goals.

Study Abroad

Students are encouraged to consider spending a summer term, semester, or year studying abroad. This experience offers a valuable opportunity to enrich students’ perspectives and understanding and to help understand the needs of clients in computing, engineering, and nursing in our increasingly global society. Students considering study abroad need to meet with their adviser and plan their curriculum as early as possible.

Transfer Students

Transfer students from two-year colleges who have received associate of science or associate of arts degrees with emphasis in science, engineering, mathematics, or computing will find their credits adaptable to one of the bachelor’s degree programs in the School. Consult a faculty adviser for further information on the applicability of your credits.

Honorary and Professional Organizations

Through honorary and professional organizations, you can further develop leadership skills, interact with professionals in your field, and engage in educational activities which have significance beyond the campus.

Organizations sponsored through the School of Engineering and Applied Science include American Institute for Aeronautics and Astronautics, American Institute of Chemical Engineers, American Society for Mechanical Engineers, Association for Computing Machinery, Association for Women in Computing, Engineers Without Borders, Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers, National Society of Black Engineers, National Society of Professional Engineers, Society of Automotive Engineers, Society of Manufacturing Engineers, Society of Women Engineers, Student Energy Initiative, Tau Beta Pi, and the Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry.

Advisory Councils

Engineering and Applied Science Advisory Council is composed of outstanding leaders in business, industry, and the professions. Council meets on campus twice a year with faculty and students, helping to ensure that the School’s programs continually improve and meet society’s changing needs.

The School and our departments are also advised by student advisory councils to continually improve our programs.

Intern and Co-op Opportunities

Internships and co-ops provide an opportunity for students in engineering and applied science to gain work experience in an area related to their majors.

Both programs offer employers an opportunity to preview prospective employees and for students to preview prospective employers. Most companies pay their intern and co-op students. Contact Career Services for more information.

Placement and Graduate Studies

Most graduates enter professions directly upon graduation. Each year many employers visit campus specifically to recruit engineering and applied science seniors. Placement rates for graduates of the School have consistently remained high; current placement information can be obtained from the office of the dean. Placement services are available to all Miami students through Career Services.

Our graduates are well prepared to pursue graduate education, including medical and law school. Assistantships are frequently available in the graduate programs at other universities in addition to Miami University. Many graduates, who enter their profession directly, pursue graduate degrees on a part-time basis with the financial support of their full-time employer.

Divisional Requirements

DOUBLE MAJORS: Students with two majors in the School of Engineering and Applied Science must take a minimum of 15 different/additional credit hours in their second major beyond the requirements of their first major.

MINORS: Students with a major in the School of Engineering and Applied Science who also declare a minor within SEAS must take a minimum of 9 different/additional credit hours in the minor beyond the requirements of their major.

If you have any questions about these requirements, please contact your faculty academic adviser.

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