Many core engineering courses require that students take courses in progressive order, successfully completing (meaning a grade of D or better) a prerequisite course prior to going on to the next level. For example, Calculus 2 has a prerequisite of Calculus 1. If you have not successfully completed Calculus 1, then you do not have the prerequisite for Calculus 2, and do not qualify to take the course. Prerequsites can be found by looking in the Online Schedule of Classes.
See table below for some common sophomore level major course pre-requisites.
|Pre-requisites for fall Sophomore courses|
|14:125:201 Intro to Biomedical Engineering||Calc 2 and Physics 1B|
|14:155:201 Chemical Engineering Analysis I||Calc 2 and Chem 2|
|14:180:243: Mechanics of Solids||Calc 2 and Eng’g Mechanics-Statics|
|14:332:221/223: Principles of EE I||Calc 2 and Physics 1B|
|14:332:231/233 Digital Logic Design||Calc 2 and Physics 1B|
|14:440:222: Eng’g Mechanics-Dynamics||Calc 2 and Eng’g Mechanics-Statics|
|14:650:231: ME Comp Analysis & Design||Matlab|
|14:650:291: Mechanics of Materials||Engineering Mechanics-Statics|
Higher level courses within specific departments can also have prerequisite requirements. If you have not taken the prerequisite, but feel you are prepared for the course, students have the option of requesting a prerequisite override. For example, if you took and failed (or withdrew) from a course but feel you are prepared for the next course, then you would contact the Undergraduate Director to inquire about a prerequisite override. For liberal arts courses, contact that department.
If a student is issued a pre-requisite override approval (in writing), bring it to EN-B100 for registration assistance, or email the approval to the office at advising @ soe.rutgers.edu.
A corequisite means that a course must be taken at the same time as another course. For example, Computer Architecture and Computer Architecture Lab are corequisites. They must be taken concurrently.