Most engineering programs require CSE 131 or another computer science course.
4 or 5 on AP Computer Science A Exam: "Proficiency" credit for CSE 131 with successful completion of computer science placement exam. Student also earns 3 units of general elective credit.
3, 2, 1
No units of credit awarded. Students may take the computer science placement exam and will receive "proficiency" credit if a passing score is achieved, but no general elective credit is earned.
Students interested in beginning with a course beyond CSE 131
should take the placement exam Sunday, August 25 during Engineering Orientation. This exam is for students
with significant computer science background and
programming experience, regardless of intended major. The exam is used to
determine proper placement in the computer science curriculum. All students are
welcome to take the placement exam, including students who did not take the AP
test or who are not satisfied with their AP test score and students who are
uncertain about their proficiency. No books or notes are permitted. Please
bring sharpened pencils to the exam. This exam determines one of the following
student may be placed in CSE 131 to take the course in its entirety.
- A student may be recommended to begin in a CSE course beyond CSE 131.
- Same as (2), but completion of specific CSE 131 modules may be required or recommended.
Proficiency credit for CSE131 is given if:
- A 4 or 5 score is earned on the CS A test AND the student passes the placement exam (student also receives general elective credit).
- Student passes the placement exam.
For questions, please contact Professor Roger Chamberlain, firstname.lastname@example.org