College of Engineering students are eligible to apply for admission in the Department of Petroleum & Chemical Engineering following completion of 25 credit hours including a set of prerequisite coursework (of which at least 12 credits must be from the College requirements). During the time they are completing prerequisite coursework; students are coded as pre-engineering or pre-major students and are advised by faculty in the College.
Students select their major normally during their third semester of credit courses. Deadlines for submitting applications are announced by the Office of the Assistant Dean for Students Academic Affairs. Generally, admission into major is based on the student’s preference. However, when there are more applications to a department than available spaces, selection is based on the best grades.
Subject to space availability, a student can apply to change transfer from Engineering major to another Engineering major if the change will not cause much delay in his/her graduation.