It is an exciting time for the Webb School of Engineering and the Departments of Electrical & Computer Engineering and Computer Science. We are welcoming the first class of students to our Engineering program, and the Computer Science program will be introducing a Cybersecurity concentration.
The School is led by Founding Dean, Dr. Michael Oudshoorn, and the departments by Dr. Claire McCullough and Dr. Will Suchan, respectively.
With the completion of improvements and renovations to our current home in Couch Hall right around the corner, we are actively exploring and developing curriculum for fields of study including Industrial Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Robotics, and Information Technology.
The Webb School of Engineering strives to offer a competitive curriculum and the latest in cutting edge technology, software, and tools to give our students a full breadth of knowledge that will prepare them for the world as it is going to be.
Students who wish to participate in Engineering programs other than Electrical or Computer Engineering, can choose the 3-2 program. Students must first complete one semester of suggested courses and meet the following requirements at the end of the first semester:
- take the required courses for the anticipated field of engineering
- have a minimum overall GPA of 3.0
- have no grade lower than a B in any Math, Science, or Computer Science course
Engineering is a mathematically intensive discipline. All of the recommended 3-2 courses of study begin with Calculus I in the first semester of the freshman year and, at a minimum, include three semesters of calculus, and a semester each of linear algebra and differential equations. Some semesters may require a load greater than 18 credit hours. Additional tuition must be paid for each additional credit hour above 18. Alternatively, some of the required courses can be taken in summer school. Because of the heavy load of courses that need to be completed in three years, you should expect to attend summer school.
All fields of engineering require the following courses in mathematics:
- Calculus I* (prerequisite B- or higher in Pre-calculus or placement)
- Calculus II (prerequisite B or higher** in Calculus I)
- Calculus III (prerequisite B or higher** in Calculus II)
- Linear Algebra (prerequisite Calculus I)
- Differential Equations (prerequisites: Calculus II and Linear Algebra)
Some fields of engineering may require more mathematics courses.
*At a minimum, students must take Calculus I their first semester at HPU. If a student does not place into Calculus I, students must take Pre-calculus during the summer prior to freshman year.
**The prerequisite set by the Department of Mathematics is a C or higher. However, in order to continue in the 3-2 Engineering program, you may not receive a grade lower than a C in any math course.
At the end of three years of study at HPU, a student must meet the following requirements in order to transfer to one of the partner engineering schools:
- Cumulative GPA Requirement: Virginia Tech 3.0
- Math/Science/Computer Science GPA requirement: minimum 3.0
- No grade lower than a C in any Math, Science or Computer Science course
- Obtain recommendation from the pre-engineering advisor
- Virginia Tech requires applicants to take two introductory engineering courses on their campus during the summer between the 1st and 2nd years or between the 2nd and 3rd years in the program