Courses Because requirements vary from one engineering school to another, it is important that students become familiar with the requirements of the schools to which they might transfer. Nearly all schools require general physics, general chemistry, and calculus. Most also require a course in English composition. Other courses that meet the requirements of many engineering schools are Mechanics, Differential Equations, Numerical Analysis, Physical Chemistry, and a variety of liberal arts electives. The course of study of each student is worked out in consultation with the Pre-engineering Advisor in order to tailor it to the needs and interests of the student and the requirements of the engineering school to which he or she wishes to transfer.