UC Clermont


Undetermined Associate Degree

Why study Pre-Engineering?

Engineering is the design, construction and operation of structures, machines and systems using established scientific principles. Engineering finds ways to put scientific knowledge to practical use. It has many specialties.

This program provides the appropriately prepared student with the first year toward completion of a bachelor’s degree in engineering*. You will need three to four more years of study to earn your bachelor’s degree, depending on the engineering discipline you select. Most engineering degrees require five years of study.

*The student would need to take ENED1020, ENED1090, ENED1091, PD1011, and Intro to Discipline course (major specific) at the College of Engineering.

Admission Requirements

UC Clermont College is an open admissions campus. If you have your high school diploma, GED, or its equivalent, we will admit you. We accept applications all year long and you may start any semester. Financial aid takes 6-8 weeks to process. We recommend that you apply at least 10 weeks prior to your desired attendance.

However, you should plan to start pre-engineering in the fall because the required courses start in the fall and continue sequentially through the spring.

As a first year student, you will need to take the placement test. This test does not affect your admission; however, the results are essential for your proper placement in classes. You must complete the placement test before you may register for English or mathematics courses. All placement tests are given free of charge. Appropriately prepared students will need the following college entrance or Math Placement Test scores (ACT MATH: equal or greater than 29; SAT MATH:  equal or greater than 710; UC MPT:  equal or greater than 750). 

You should be creative, inquisitive, analytical, and detail oriented with excellent math skills. You should be able to work as part of a team and to communicate well, both orally and in writing. Communication abilities are also important because you will often interact with specialists in a wide range of fields outside engineering.

Engineering is a very broad category. Engineers are employed world-wide in virtually every industry. Your career choices depend entirely upon which discipline you pursue to complete your bachelor’s degree.

The UC Clermont campus is on 92 wooded acres located in Batavia, Ohio, in the heart of Clermont County. We are relatively small and our faculty to student ratio is low. You will find our small class size and personal interaction with your instructors create the ideal learning environment. Parking is convenient and at no additional charge. Plus, our tuition is the lowest of the UC colleges.

You must be in good academic standing at the college or university you last attended. We accept transfer applications all year long and you may start any semester, provided your transcripts arrive in time to be evaluated before the start of the semester you wish to attend.

If you have not taken college-level mathematics or English, you will need to take the placement test.

Other UC students may transfer into UC Clermont College by completing the application for change in college and program form available from most UC admissions offices (including ours, 513-732-5319). You are urged to see your advisor before transferring into a different major to minimize any impact on your degree progress.

Application Deadlines

For specific deadline information, visit the Admissions webpage.

The University of Cincinnati and all regional campuses are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Contact Information

Enrollment Services
Clermont College
4200 Clermont College Drive
Batavia, OH 45103
(513) 732-5319