Future Students

Why engineering and technology?

Engineering is essential to our health, happiness, and safety. Engineering is both a body of knowledge—about the design and creation of human-made products—and a process for solving problems.

Engineers help make the world a better place for all. They are creative problem solvers. Engineers design solutions under constraints. Constraints include laws of nature, or science. Other constraints include time, money, available materials, environmental regulations, ergonomics, manufactarability, and reparability. Engineers use science, mathematics, as well technological tools.

Technology, comprises the entire system of people and organizations, knowledge, processes, and devices that go into creating and operating technological artifacts, as well as the artifacts themselves.

Technology helps us solve problems and simply make our lives better and easier to live in some way. Humans create technology to satisfy their wants and needs.

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Choose the right path for you

Live in your engineering community

Fulton Schools students who live on campus may live in Tooker House (Tempe), Century Hall (Polytechnic) or at the Barrett, the Honors College residential community.

  • Build relationships outside the classroom.
  • Create a strong support system during college and professional careers.
  • Connect with student success resources.
  • Have fun! Enjoy social activities with students and faculty.
Poly Century Hall

Century Hall at Polytechnic campus

Tooker House

Tooker House at Tempe campus

Customize your degree

Students can develop skills like leadership, mentoring, and public speaking outside the classroom. Create a map of the extra-curricular programs that can extend your classroom learning and prepare you for whatever lies ahead. You can engage in undergraduate research, become a peer tutor, join student organizations, join Engineering Projects in Community Service, and select from many more opportunities.

SMECA John Lyle 2019
SWE Gear Day 2018
Res Community Leaders Tempe 2019
EPICS Bridge2Africa EG

What can you be doing now?

Complete all ASU competency requirements

  • 4 years of Math
  • 4 years of English
  • 3 years Lab Science (1 year each from biology, chemistry, earth science, integrated sciences or physics)
  • 2 years social sciences (including one year American history)
  • 2 years same foreign language
  • 1 year fine arts OR 1 year career and technical education

You will also need ONE of the following for the ASU requirements 

  • 1120 SAT
  • 22 ACT
  • 3.00 Core GPA
  • Top 25% in high school graduating class

Note that there are higher requirements for many of the Fulton Schools of Engineering majors.

Let’s talk about math

Ideally, you want to be calculus-ready. All Fulton Schools engineering and tech programs require a lot of math. But, you can think of the programs as being split into two ‘styles’ of math.

Engineering: Physics based applications

  • Calculus I, II, and III
  • Differential equations
  • Linear algebra

Technology and computing: Logic based applications

  • Calculus I, II, and III
  • Discrete mathematics
  • Probability and statistics
  • Differential equations
  • Linear algebra

Program Leads

Contact via [email protected]

Kyle Squires, PhD
Professor and Dean

James Collofello, PhD
Professor and Vice Dean, Academic and Student Affairs

Tirupalavanam Ganesh, PhD
Tooker Professor and Assistant Dean, Engineering Education

Robin Hammond
Director, Fulton Engineering Career Center

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 1744539. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.