Academic Planning Worksheet: Human Centered Design & Engineering

Preparation for your intended major is a factor in the review of your UW transfer application. Use this worksheet to help you plan for admission to your intended major and for UW general education requirements.


Department admission information

This major is capacity-constrained. Completion of prerequisites does not guarantee admission. Transfer students must submit two separate applications: one to the Office of Admissions and one to the major.

Application deadlines

  • Autumn admission: April 5
  • Spring admission: January 15

To be eligible to apply, you must have a 2.0 minimum GPA in each prerequisite course and a 2.5 cumulative GPA in all the prerequisites. These are minimums; the actual GPA of those admitted is much higher.To plan your transfer, be sure to utilize the Engineering transfer admission website, and contact the department if you have additional questions. A separate departmental application is required in addition to the UW application for admission.


Required courses for admission to major

Directions: Record the courses you have taken, are taking or plan to take prior to UW enrollment that you believe are equivalent to the UW course requirements listed below. Not sure? Use the transfer course equivalency guide.

UW Course Dept. Prefix & Number Term/Year
Example: MATH 124 – Calculus I MATH 151 AUT 08
Minimum 10 credits in mathematics:
    MATH 120 NW - Precalculus
    OR MATH 124 NW QSR - Calculus with Analytic Geometry I
    OR MATH 125 NW QSR - Calculus with Analytic Geometry II
    OR MATH 126 NW QSR - Calculus with Analytic Geometry III
Minimum 5 credits of statistics:
    STAT 220 NW QSR - Principles of Statistical Reasoning
    OR STAT 221 NW QSR - Statistical Concepts and Methods for the Social Sciences
    ORSTAT 290 NW Advanced Placement (AP) Statistics
    OR STAT 311 NW QSR - Elements of Statistical Methods
    ORIND E 315 NW - Probability and Statistics for Engineers
Minimum 10 credits of science:
    BIOL 118 NW - Survey of Physiology
    OR BIOL 180 NW - Introductory Biology
    OR BIOL 200 NW - Introductory Biology
    ORCHEM 142 MW QSR - General Chemistry
    ORCHEM 152 NW QSR - General Chemistry
    OR PHYS 114 NW - General Physics
    OR PHYS 115 NW - General Physics
    OR PHYS 121 NW QSR - Mechanics
    OR PHYS 122 NW - Electromagnetism
    OR PSYCH 202 NW - Biopsychology
Minimum 5 credits of composition
One course from:
    CSE 142 NW QSR - Computer Programming I
    OR CSE 160 NW QSR - Data Programming

Additional information

All courses must be completed prior to the April 5 or February 1 application deadline.

Entering transfer GPA

Total undergraduates, as of autumn 2018: 176

Total from Washington community colleges: 13

  • Entering transfer GPA (from WA community colleges):
  • 3.75 – 4.00: 3
  • 3.50 – 3.74: 5
  • 3.25 – 3.49: 4
  • 3.00 – 3.24: 0
  • 2.75 – 2.99: 1
  • 2.50 – 2.74: 0
  • 2.49 and below0

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