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The Office of Undergraduate Advisement provides comprehensive student services for prospective and admitted students in the College of Engineering. We begin engaging students as prospective students, regularly interact with them throughout the admissions process and new student orientation, and have frequent contact thereafter in the form of academic advisement and problem-solving support through their graduation.

We also provide advisement support to the College of Engineering departments, their academic advisors, and faculty advisors who communicate with students often during their college careers. This support includes clarifying academic regulations and interpreting degree audits; AP, IB and other test credit; Honors Colloquia and coursework; transfer credit and other transcript information.

Contact Us

141 P.S. Du Pont Hall
Phone: 302-831-8659
Fax: 302-831-7399
eg-advisement@udel.edu
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm

Advisement Services

Departmental Advising Staff
Allie Andrews
126 Spencer Lab
Mechanical Engineering
Megan Argoe
257 Colburn Lab
Chemical Engineering
Samantha Fowle
101 Smith Hall
Computer and Information Sciences
Debbie Nelson
140 Evans Hall
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Sarah Palmer
301 DuPont Hall
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Michele Schwander
301 Spencer Lab
Biomedical Engineering

Advisor and Advisee Roles [PDF]

Academic Help and Tutoring

The following offices and resources assist students in developing academic skills necessary for classroom success and provide specialized help and tutoring services.

Educational Opportunities

Opportunities come in all shapes and sizes. This is the place to find a student club or organization that piques your interest, look into undergraduate research, find internships or learn about our co-op programs in Civil Engineering and Construction Engineering and Management.

Policies and Procedures

Senior Checkout

  1. Seniors are expected to go through a senior checkout before graduation to ensure they are on track for graduation. The senior checkout ensures a student will meet academic requirements for graduation and/or provide information on how they can complete their degree if not on track for graduation.
  2. Students will be contacted by their department academic advisor regarding the procedures they should follow.
  3. Undergraduates who are expecting to graduate a different date than is listed in their academic records should contact their department’s academic advisor for assistance.

Frequently Asked Questions

WHAT ARE THE AVERAGE SAT SCORES FOR THE COLLEGE AND DEPARTMENTS?

Fall 2016 entering class data.

Applied Enrolled
SAT Median SAT Mean Count SAT Median SAT Mean Count
College 1880 1866 4218 1950 1966 533
Biomedical EG 1910 1919 414 2070 2081 36
Chemical EG 1960 1953 673 2070 2060 112
Civil EG 1820 1813 358 1860 1891 61
Environmental EG 1880 1858 142 1950 1955 32
Computer Science 1830 1811 736 2010 2003 57
Computer EG 1795 1787 216 1840 1863 34
Electrical EG 1880 1835 188 1880 1862 40
Mechanical EG 1860 1855 809 1935 1956 93
Engineering Undeclared 1875 1870 682 1910 1924 68
WHAT IS THE RETENTION RATE OF STUDENTS IN THE COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING?
Our past 5-year averages indicates almost 70% are retained through their 4th fall semester.
WHAT IS THE GRADUATION RATE OF STUDENTS IN THE COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING?
Universities typically look at 6 years as a common standard. At UD, the 5-year average indicates almost 65% graduate by year 6.
IS THERE FINANCIAL AID AND/OR SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE FOR COE STUDENTS?
Incoming Freshman and Transfer students may be eligible for a variety of financial aid and scholarship packages, which are determined by the Student Financial Services Office and the Office of Admissions. Students in the College of Engineering have access to additional scholarships and awards. Some are based on financial need, some on scholarship, and some a combination of the two.
WHAT TYPES OF RESEARCH ARE AVAILABLE FOR COE STUDENTS?

Two-thirds of our undergraduate engineering students participate in faculty-led research projects by the time they graduate. Research opportunities with faculty mentors give talented, motivated University of Delaware undergraduates a chance to see and take part in what is happening on the front lines of discovery at UD today.

  • Undergraduate Research Program– Undergraduates work as assistants or junior members of their faculty’s research teams. Preparing to do their own research, they have the opportunity to share in a professional researcher’s work.
  • Science & Engineering Scholars Program– This program combines the resources of the University’s science and engineering colleges and research centers, the Undergraduate Research Program, and industrial and government sponsors to give the selected students in-depth research apprenticeships in all areas of science and engineering during the summer.
WHAT IS THE JOB OUTLOOK FOR COE GRADUATES?
  • Engineering students are in very high demand by industry, government, and academia. According to a recent poll by payscale.com, the top 15 jobs for college graduates are all related to engineering or computer science.
  • Many of our students start their own businesses or entertain job offers before they even reach graduation. Many others choose to pursue advanced degrees in engineering, medicine, law or business.
  • 96% of UD engineering graduates are working full time or pursuing further education within one year of graduating. Our graduates command an average starting salary of over $60,000, with the highest reported salary of $120,000 in a recent graduate survey.
  • Top employers for the 2015-16 academic year included JPMorgan Chase & Co., AECOM, U.S. Army, Deloitte, U.S. Navy, Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT), Endevor, Exelon Corporation, JHU Applied Physics Lab, and W. L. Gore & Associates.
  • You can visit the Career Outcomes site on the Admissions website at http://www.udel.edu/apply/career-outcomes/ to view employment and salary data for recent COE graduates.
DO YOU HAVE CO-OPS OR INTERNSHIPS?
  • Nearly 70 percent of engineering students take advantage of internship opportunities. These are usually summer positions and pay between $15 and $30 per hour.
  • More than 200 employers recruit on campus for UD engineering students every year. A wide variety of high-profile companies recruit on the UD campus, including Google, Apple, Intel, W.L. Gore, ExxonMobil Corporation, PepsiCo, SpaceX, Siemens, DuPont, Merck and Bristol-Myers Squibb. The Career Services Center works cooperatively with the College to engage employers in developing these internship opportunities for our students.
  • Two of our majors engage students in co-op experiences – Civil Engineering and Construction Engineering and Management. Civil Engineering students can opt to engage in a 26-week co-op program. You can read about it here: http://sites.udel.edu/ceeco-op/.
  • Construction Engineering and Management majors have a 26-week co-op program built into their major’s curriculum. You can read about it here:http://sites.udel.edu/engr-cem/
ARE THERE COLLEGE ORGANIZATIONS TO GET INVOLVED WITH?
The College supports almost 30 registered student organizations (RSOs). Some of these are affiliated with a department, some are affinity groups, and some are student chapters of regional or national organizations. Participation in student clubs and organizations gives students the opportunity to gain valuable leadership skills, access to faculty in a non-classroom environment, and access to regional and/or national conferences.
WHAT MAJORS DO YOU HAVE?
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science (BS/BA)
  • Construction Engineering and Management
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Information Systems
  • Mechanical Engineering

Incoming freshmen who are not sure what major to choose can opt for an admissions category called Engineering Undeclared (EGU). EGUs receive close academic advisement in their first fall semester to assist them in choosing a major.

WHAT MINORS CAN I EARN IN THE COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY?
The College of Engineering and departments within the College field 16 minors that students can earn – usually without adding any further time to degree. Other Colleges and departments field almost 150 minors in a wide variety of topics.
WHAT SUPPORT SYSTEM DO YOU HAVE IN PLACE FOR STUDENTS?
  • RISE (Resources to Insure Successful Engineers) Program’s mission is to recruit and encourage academically prepared students who are native-born African American, Hispanic American, and Native American, who as a group are underrepresented in engineering. The prime objective of RISE is to assist these students and others in attaining an engineering degree.
  • The Academic Enrichment Center provides academic support for students by offering a variety of programs, services and activities, and in many cases, coordinating its efforts with other University offices to ensure that students’ needs are met.
  • University Writing Centers: The Writing Centers foster excellence in writing through:
    • One-to-one writing tutorials for undergraduates and graduate students
    • One-to-one oral communications tutorials for students preparing speeches or oral presentations
    • Writing fellows for faculty who promote writing in their classrooms
    • An ongoing workshop series on a variety of topics pertaining to writing
  • Mathematical Sciences Learning Lab: Provides tutorial support for many introductory math courses at the University of Delaware. Resources include current textbooks and course packs, answer textbooks and a variety of math textbooks focusing on algebra and precalculus. In addition, the site contains laptops that students may use to access the departmental on-line resources, work in online homework programs and access the internet.
  • Physics Help Center: Staffed by graduate students and open during the Fall, Winter, and Spring semesters for assistance with Physics classes
  • Faculty Office Hours: All faculty have established office hours and they and their teaching assistants are available for assistance in course-related material.
WHO PROVIDES ACADEMIC ADVISEMENT?
All COE students are assigned a faculty academic advisor. Each department also employs a professional Academic Advisor which each student may access for routine and non-routine academic issues. Check your UDSIS Student Center page to find who your faculty academic advisor is.
HOW MANY STUDENTS ARE IN THE COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING?
We have approximately 2,400 undergraduate students in the College.
WHAT IS THE TYPICAL PREPARATION OF THE ADMITTED HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT?
  • The most competitive prospective COE students exceed the minimum recommended admission requirements.
  • The Admissions website states:
    • Students applying to UD should have a strong academic background in core academic courses.
    • High school honors, advanced placement, and International Baccalaureate coursework is encouraged.
    • Prospective majors in…engineering…should complete four years of mathematics, including trigonometry, pre-calculus, and/or calculus…prospective majors in Engineering are expected to take at least one year each of biology, physics, and chemistry, and are strongly urged to take two years of a laboratory science.
ARE THERE ANY SPECIAL PROGRAMS AVAILABLE TO COE STUDENTS?
  • Resources to Insure Successful Engineers RISE): The Program’s mission is to recruit and encourage academically prepared students who are native-born African American, Hispanic American, and Native American, who as a group are underrepresented in engineering. The prime objective of RISE is to assist these students and others in attaining an engineering degree.
  • University Honors Program (UHP): About 33% of COE students are enrolled in the nationally recognized University Honors Program. Smaller classes, challenging curricula, academic planning assistance for complex major/degree combinations, priority registration, emphasis on writing and discussion, first-year interdisciplinary colloquia, advanced lab work, connections with faculty, advising for prestigious scholarships are hallmarks of this program.
  • Grand Challenge Scholars Program: Designed to provide UD Engineering undergraduate students (~30 per incoming cohort) with the opportunity to be immersed and engaged in the most pressing societal concerns of our time. Specifically, GCSP provides a developmental framework for students to focus on academics and extracurricular activities organized around the National Academy of Engineering’s Grand Challenges, which broadly include Healthcare, Security, Sustainability and Quality of Life.
  • Study Abroad (Travel Study): Several EG departments sponsor yearly Winter Term Study Abroad trips to places like Australia, New Zealand, Germany, France, Spain, and Italy where students earn credit for coursework toward their degree.

COE students can also apply for consideration for these University-wide programs:

  • Delaware Innovation Fellows
  • Community Engagement Scholars, and
  • Cybersecurity Scholars
WHAT SHOULD I DO IF A CLASS I WANT IS FULL?
  • If a MATH class is full, please complete a MATH COURSE REGISTRATION HELP form at the following address. They do not take emails nor phone calls.

https://www.mathsci.udel.edu/courses-placement/math-course-registration/course-registration-help-form

  • If you want to register in a Foreign Language course and are having difficulty, please contact Crista Johnson at cristaj@udel.edu. Include your UDID number and the course information for the course you want to enroll in.
  • If other Department’s courses are full, contact the department directly. Use the A to Z Index to find the Department and then use the contact phone number or email on their home page.
WHAT IS A DEGREE AUDIT?
A Degree Audit is a report that you can generate from the drop-down list on your UDSIS Student Center Page. It indicates which requirements you have Satisfied and which ones you have Not Satisfied. This report is very useful to track what classes you must take to finish your degree. Generally, the Degree Audit must show that all requirements are Satisfied to earn your degree.
WHO SHOULD I CONTACT IF MY DEGREE AUDIT IS INCORRECT OR IF I HAVE A QUESTION ABOUT IT?
You should first contact your faculty academic advisor to discuss what is incorrect. He/She may direct you to the department academic advisor to correct/update it.
HOW OFTEN SHOULD I MEET WITH MY ACADEMIC ADVISOR?
We strongly encourage you to meet with your academic advisor at least once a semester and always prior to registering for the next fall, winter, spring or summer terms.