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The First Year
Welcome to your first year as a Duke Engineer!
Duke Engineering's signature educational experience prepares you to be an engineer who is inspired & equipped to solve complex societal problems—making you a confident creator ready to reshape the world.
This experience starts during your very first year at Duke.
The First-Year Curriculum
Our Duke Engineering undergraduate first-year curriculum offers:
- Hands-on, real-world design—in EGR 101L Engineering Design
- Introduction to computing—in EGR 103L Computational Methods
- Mathematics, physics and chemistry
- Intellectual exploration—through a course or Duke FOCUS
- Your first engineering technical course
Assuming no AP or IPC creditSee Note 1:
- Mathematics 111L
- Chemistry 101DL
- Writing 101
- Engineering 101LSee Note 2
If Advanced Placement (AP) or International Placement (IPC) credit is granted for one or more of the above courses, students should take EGR 103L Computational Methods in the fall semester.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance interpreting such credit as it pertains to course selection.
All engineering students must take EGR 101L Engineering Design and Communication in the fall semester.
Students with AP or IPC credit for any of the above must take EGR 103L Computatonal Methods in the fall semester.
The technical course in your first spring semester should be selected according to your intended major, if known:
- Undecided: Biology 201L or one of the classes listed below
- Biomedical Engineering: Biology 201L
- Civil Engineering: CEE 132L
- Electrical and Computer Engineering: ECE 110L
- Environmental Engineering: CEE 132L
- Mechanical Engineering: EGR 121L