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 Human Centered Design & Engineering.

Major Profile: In the admission decision for this and every major, a wide range of factors are taken into consideration. The profile should not be used to overstate the importance of grades in the admission decision for academic majors but it may offer some guidance as you plan for transfer.

Application deadlines:

Autumn quarter

  • Apply to UW Admissions by: February 15
  • Autumn admission: April 5

To be eligible to apply, you must have a 2.0 (“C” grade) 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. For more information, please visit the department’s website.

Required courses for admission to major 1

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
10 credits from: 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
Once course from: STAT 220 NW QSR - Statistical Reasoning OR STAT 221 NW QSR - Statistical Concepts and Methods for the Social Sciences OR STAT 290 NW Advanced Placement (AP) Statistics OR STAT 311 NW QSR - Elements of Statistical Methods OR IND E 315 NW - Probability and Statistics for Engineers
Three courses from: BIOL 118 NW - Survey of Physiology OR BIOL 180 NW - Introductory Biology OR BIOL 200 NW - Introductory Biology OR CHEM 142 MW QSR - General Chemistry OR CHEM 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
5 credits English Composition
One course from: CSE 142 NW QSR - Computer Programming I OR CSE 160 NW QSR - Data Programming

Additional information

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

Entering transfer information

Total undergraduates, as of autumn 2021: 220

Total from Washington community colleges: 14

  • Entering transfer cumulative GPA (from WA community colleges):
  • 3.75 – 4.00: 7
  • 3.50 – 3.74: 2
  • 3.25 – 3.49: 2
  • 3.00 – 3.24: 3
  • 2.75 – 2.99: 0
  • 2.50 – 2.74: 0
  • 2.49 and below0

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