Undergraduate Pathway in Engineering

University of South Florida

Program Description

Undergraduate Pathway in Engineering

University of South Florida

Do you want to study for an undergraduate degree in the United States but need to improve English language skills or test scores? A Pathway program provides academic, language and cultural support in order to succeed at a US university. Students are guaranteed progression to an undergraduate degree program through curriculum consisting of credit-earning courses. We provide full integration with domestic and international students on campus from highly trained university instructors and tutors while giving you academic support throughout the program.

INTO USF's Undergraduate Pathway in Engineering will prepare you with the skills you'll need to continue on as a second year engineering student at the University of South Florida.

Career Paths

As a graduate of a undergraduate degree program in engineering at USF, you might find work as a:

  • Biological Engineer
  • Drafter
  • Computer Systems Specialist
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Electrical Engineer

Pathways

2-SEMESTER PATHWAY

CREDIT HOUR DETAILS

  • 128 credit hour program
  • 19 credit hours apply from Pathway
  • 109 credit hours remaining towards degree

Semester 1

  • English for International Students I
  • 20th Century American Culture
  • Foundations of Engineering*
  • Foundations of Engineering Lab*
  • Engineering Calculus I

Semester 2

  • English for International Students II
  • American History
  • Chemistry for Engineers I**
  • Chemistry for Engineers Lab**
  • Engineering Calculus II

1-SEMESTER PATHWAY

CREDIT HOUR DETAILS

  • 128 credit hour program
  • 15 credit hours apply from Pathway
  • 113 credit hours remaining towards degree

Semester 1

  • 20th Century American Culture
  • Foundations of Engineering*
  • Foundations of Engineering Lab*
  • Engineering Calculus I
  • Composition I
  • Chemistry for Engineers**
  • Chemistry for Engineers Lab**

*Offered for students beginning in Fall or Spring.

**Offered for students beginning in Fall or Summer.

3-SEMESTER PATHWAY

Our new 3-Semester Pathway program is designed specially for international students who want to start earning credits toward their bachelor's degree at a US university. This program offers more focus on English language preparation than our other Pathway programs. The chart below is a sample course schedule for the first term of the 3-Semester Pathway program.

DEGREE CREDIT BREAKDOWN

  • 3 credit hours apply from Pathway

Semester 1

  • Listening and Speaking for International Students
  • Grammar for International Students
  • Essential AE Skills for International Students
  • College Algebra

What are the progression requirements to the university's undergraduate degree program?

After successfully completing the Pathway program, you are guaranteed to enter your next semester of study. This transition to university from an INTO program is called progression. You must meet the following University of South Florida Pathway Progression criteria in order to progress:

  • 2.5+ USF GPA
  • No “U” grade in a class
  • No “W” or “I” grade in a class
  • Grade of “C” or better in all classes
  • You are fully admitted to USF provided successful completion of provisional admission criteria at the end of the Pathway
  • SAT or ACT on record but no minimum scores required

What are my degree options after completing the INTO Pathway?

The INTO USF Undergraduate Pathway in Engineering leads to the second year of study of a number of engineering-focused bachelor's degree programs at the University of South Florida.

Academic programs within the College:

  • Chemical Engineering (BS)
  • Civil Engineering (BS)
  • Computer Engineering (BS)
  • Electrical Engineering (BS)
  • Industrial Engineering (BS)
  • Mechanical Engineering (BS)

The College of Engineering offers programs that prepare students for a broad spectrum of professional careers in engineering. With world class faculty dedicated to student success and hands-on research, USF is the ideal place to pursue a professional engineering education.

Key course facts

Course length: 1-3 semesters

Start dates: January, May, August

Fees: 2017-18: $14,080 (1-Semester Pathway), $24,480 (2-Semester Pathway), $32,190 (3-Semester Pathway)

Entry requirements

Age: No minimum age but must have proof of high school graduation

Academic: High school diploma with equivalent of 2.5+ GPA

English language:

3-Semester Pathway: TOEFL iBT 50 (10 subscores), IELTS 5.0 (4.5 subscores), PTEA 41+ or Password Test Level 5

2-Semester Pathway: TOEFL iBT 60-78, IELTS 5.5-6.0, PTEA 44-52, completion of Academic English Level 4 or Password Test Level 6

1-Semester Pathway: TOEFL iBT 79+, IELTS 6.5+, PTEA 53+

Don't meet the entry requirements? We also offer an Academic English course.

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated April 12, 2018
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1 - 3 months
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14,080 USD
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USA - Tampa, Florida
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