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Transfer Credit

Have you taken, or will you be taking, a course at another institution that you would like to be evaluated by the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering? If so, you can find the online Transfer Credit Evaluation Request form here

What is a transfer credit evaluation request? 

If you have a G000, S000, or T000 course that you believe could count towards a degree requirement, you can request that the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department evaluate your previous coursework.  A successful request will allow students to receive a course substitution, course equivalency, course waiver, or eligibility for credit by examination. For further details about the transfer credit evaluation process, please contact your academic advisor. 

Transfer Credit Process 

Students who are considering transferring from another institution to Ohio State University often have questions about how previous coursework applies to degree requirements. For detailed information regarding the transfer credit process and how to interpret your Transfer Credit Report, please go to https://registrar.osu.edu/transfer_credit/index.asp.

Transfer Credit Guidelines 

Is the institution from which you took the course an ABET Accredited Institution?  

A current list of ABET-Accredited Programs may be found here.  Department specific information regarding Mechanical Engineering coursework may be found below.

Transfer Credit will be awarded according to the following criteria:

  • ABET Accredited Institution 
    • All Mechanical Engineering courses will receive General Credit (G000) unless an established equivalency exists. Established equivalencies are listed on the Transfer Credit Report. 
  • Non-ABET Accredited Institution (United States)  
    • Mechanical Engineering coursework with the following titles will receive General Credit (G000): Statics, Strength (or Mechanics) or Materials, Dynamics. 
    • All other Mechanical Engineering courses will receive Technical Credit (T000) and will be subject to further evaluation by the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering.
  • Non-ABET Accredited Institution (International) 
    • Only Mechanical Engineering coursework with the following titles will receive General Credit (G000): Statics, Strength (or Mechanics) or Materials, Dynamics. 
    • There will be no transfer credit awarded for other Mechanical Engineering courses.

Transferology

Transferology (www.transferology.com) is a valuable tool for transfer students who wish to see how previous coursework will correlate to OSU degree requirements. Most equivalencies from this site will cover basic math and science courses, General Education courses, and in a few instances, Statics (MECHENG  2010), Mechanics of Materials (MECHENG 2020) and Dynamics (MECHENG  2030).