Prospective Students

Dr. Almquist advising a student in her officeHigh School Students

It is common for high school students to have some difficulty differentiating engineering and computing majors from each other—That's okay! Many engineering faculty were in that same position at that age. As a first approximation, it can help to think about what science(s) you like as well as how much you like math. If you really like physics, then electrical engineering, computer engineering, mechanical engineering or manufacturing engineering could be for you. If you're interested in chemistry and biology, then chemical engineering or bioengineering could be the way to go. If you enjoy computer programming, then you should consider software engineering, computer science, computer engineering or electrical engineering. You will always have the opportunity to fine-tune your selection of major when you get here. First-year curriculum is similar across these majors, so don't stress out about your major yet.

Beyond the common first-year curriculum, there is typically little course-related advising we can provide for high school students until they have made the decision to attend Miami University in a CEC major. Prior to this and being able to review their final high school transcript, the best we can realistically do is generalize.

If you are bringing Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB) credit, or College Credit Plus (CCP) coursework with you to college, please refer to Miami's Admission website regarding the course credit you will receive.

Transfer Students

Once you have made the decision to transfer to Miami University, and selected a CEC major, you should receive a welcome letter from the Dean’s Office that has instructions of what you need to do prior to course registration. The first step is to make contact with your intended department’s Chief Advisor for advising and course selection. We will then set you up to be able to register for those courses through Miami’s BannerWeb system.

A full explanation of Miami’s policies regarding the transfer of courses to Miami and personalized transfer course evaluations can be found on Miami's Admission website. If you wish to self-evaluate your transfer coursework, please check the Course Equivalency Guide at If there is no identified Miami equivalent for a transfer course, please contact Dr. Brian Kirkmeyer at, who will guide you through the process for having a course considered for Miami equivalency.

International Students

The College of Engineering and Computing at Miami is home to over 60 undergraduate international students from 19 different countries. The most complete information for international students coming to Miami can be found Miami's Admission website.

Admission Requirements

Please refer to the MU Office of Admission for all questions related to admission to Miami University. In all cases, prior to matriculating at Miami it is strongly recommended that you take the Math Placement Exam and a Foreign Language Placement Exam to aid in advising you on the most appropriate courses to take.

The College of Engineering and Computing at Miami University is a direct-admit academic division, which means that once you have been admitted to Miami, you need only declare one of our majors to pursue it. There is no additional process required to be a CEC major - no additional applications, no portfolios and no pre-major status.