UPP: Engineering

The Undergraduate Pathway Program (UPP) consists of for-credit courses, which will earn credits towards your UMass Dartmouth bachelor's degree, along with support classes to assist your successful study. The UPP provides you with the appropriate platform to be successful in your UMass Dartmouth degree. Students in the UPP program will live and take classes on the Dartmouth campus.

The UPP provides you with the appropriate platform to be successful in your UMass Dartmouth degree. Your engineering courses will be dynamic and practical. You’ll participate in team activities, projects and assignments. Your professors will be on the cutting edge of research, and you’ll be right there with them.

Your direct pathway to UMass Dartmouth

High School

Enter year 2 @ University of Massachusetts Dartmouth


Year Cost Duration



2 or 3 semesters

*estimate only



Two to three semesters

Semester start dates

Summer: May 24, 2017

Fall: August 29, 2017

Spring: January 17, 2018

UPP program components
Semester 1 - Sample Course title Credits

ALC 100

American Languages & Cultures


NAV 098

Integrated University Learning Skills


MTH 150



SOA 101

Introduction to Sociology


Total credits


Semester 2 - Sample Course title Credits

ENL 101

Critical Reading & Writing I


MTH 151

Calculus I*


MUS 101

Introduction to Music


PHL 110

Principals of Critical Thinking


Total credits


Semester 3 - Sample Course title Credits

ENL 102

Critical Reading & Writing II


MTH 152

Calculus II*


PHY 113

Classical Physics


Total credits


Total program credits 30
Program Information

Credit hours :

UPP credit hours applied to degree : 27-30

Remaining credit hours to complete degree program: 90-93

Progression requirement:

  • Cumulative GPA of 2.5 or greater


Course information:

    • Please note that these are example course listings and actual student schedules are subject to vary based on semester course offerings, program start term, and students’ English proficiency upon entry and academic progress throughout the program.

    • The majority of courses offered during the Undergraduate Pathway Program fulfill general education requirements as part of the UMass Dartmouth University Studies curriculum, which all undergraduate students are required to complete, regardless of major/chosen study concentration.

    • Math placement test*

Entry into 2nd year of

      • Bachelor of Science in Bioengineering
      • Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering
      • Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering
      • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
      • Bachelor of Science in Data Science
      • Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering
      • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering
      • Bachelor of Science in Physics

Students who place below calculus level on the math placement test on arrival will typically not be able to enter Engineering courses in the first year and may take longer than 4 years to complete the degree program in UMass Dartmouth.

Popular Careers for Graduates

  • Bioengineering
  • Biomanufacturing
  • Health Care
  • Public Health
  • Software Engineering
  • Software Design and Development
  • E-commerce
  • Networking
  • Robotics
  • Computer and Information Security
  • Bio-informatics
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Telecommunications
  • Web Development
  • Research and Design
  • Systems Engineer
  • Construction Engineer
  • Design Engineer
  • Product Development
  • Medical Devices