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Engineering | The Polytechnic School

B.S.E. in Engineering


Application Deadlines

December 1 Spring semester (January)

March 1 Summer session 1 (June) and Summer session 2 (July)

May 1 Fall semester (August)

These are the priority application deadlines for admission and merit-based scholarship consideration. Late applicants will be considered for university admission and financial aid, but programs with higher admission standards will give priority consideration to applications submitted by these dates. Please view important dates on the academic calendar.

WUE-eligible program

Undergraduate students from western states who enroll in this program are eligible for a discounted tuition rate. 
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Our undergraduate engineering program prepares students to be creative problem solvers who help shape the future. Students collaborate in teams to design, manufacture and deliver innovative technological products and services.

Why Engineering?

Our BSE program prepares graduates to collaborate across disciplines in order to design and build solutions to real-world problems, design innovative products, improve the quality of life for humankind and provide technological leadership. Students apply engineering knowledge and design thinking to real projects every semester. Students have the flexibility to choose a disciplinary focus that allows them to tailor their education to achieve their individual career and life goals.

The Engineering, B.S.E. program at Arizona State University is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, Student enrollment and graduation data are available at

Students must declare a concentration before the end of Term 4 in the major map. Concentration options are:

Program educational objectives

  • Within 3-5 years after graduating, our alumni will have entered into a broad range of career paths including industry, government, nonprofit, entrepreneurship, and graduate and professional education.
  • Within 3-5 years after graduating, our alumni will progress in their chosen career as shown by increased technical, supervisory, and/or management responsibility.
  • Within 3-5 years after graduating, our alumni will contribute to solutions of complex problems by drawing from an integrated multi-disciplinary engineering education.

Engineering student outcomes

  • Technical Competence An ability to apply knowledge of math, science and engineering as well as collect, analyze and interpret data (a, b).
  • Design An ability to design a system, component or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints (c).
  • Teamwork An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams (d).
  • Problem Solving An ability to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems (e).
  • Professionalism An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility, a commitment to ongoing professional competence and possession of basic professional and organizational success skills (f, i).
  • Communication An ability to communicate effectively (g).
  • Perspective An understanding of the role and impact of engineering in contemporary business, global, economic, environmental and societal contexts (h, j).
  • Engineering Practices An ability to use knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools necessary for engineering practice (k).
  • Critical Thinking and Decision Making An ability to think critically, clearly identifying and using evidence, criteria and values in decision making process.

Additional Program Fee: Yes

Secondary Focus Area
All Engineering Students must choose a secondary focus. You may create your own focus with the approval of your academic advisor or select from a pre-designed focus below. If you have any concerns or questions about this, contact your academic advisor.

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Career Outlook 
Engineers collaborate on interdisciplinary teams to design, manufacture and deliver innovative technological products and services. Our program enables students to develop sophisticated engineering technical skills along with the important professional skills of communication, teamwork and collaboration, and the adaptability that many employers seek. Graduates are prepared to work in large corporations, government agencies, small businesses, as well as to go on to graduate school to pursue advanced degrees. Due to the emphasis on design and project-based learning, the program supports an entrepreneurial spirit, and some students start companies of their own.

Example Careers 
Students who complete this degree program may be prepared for the following careers. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions.

  • Aerospace engineers: • Growth: 10.39%* • Median salary: $102,420*
  • Architectural and engineering managers: • Growth 6.16% • Median salary: $122,190*
  • Energy engineers: • Growth 6.66% • Median salary $90,580
  • Manufacturing engineers: • Growth 6.66% • Median salary $90,580
  • Robotics engineers: • Growth 6.66% • Median salary $90,580

Learn more about career outlook, example careers and average salaries.

* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).

Accelerated 4+1 program

Specific concentrations within this degree are offered as part of an accelerated degree with the M.S. in Engineering. The accelerated bachelor’s and master’s degree is designed to provide selected high-achieving students with the opportunity to combine advanced undergraduate coursework with graduate coursework and accelerate graduate degree completion. This program allows accelerated students to obtain a bachelor’s and master’s degree within five years.

Approved concentrations within the BSE Engineering program are: robotics, electrical systems, and mechanical systems engineering. Acceptance to the graduate program requires a separate application. To review eligibility requirements, please visit: Polytechnic School Accelerated 4+1 Degree Programs