Catalogue 2018 - 2019

College of Engineering Requirements

A common curriculum for the first two semesters is provided for all engineering students. Since the actual time required for completion of the curriculum will depend on the individual student’s ability and prior preparation, personal consultations with engineering faculty advisors permit students to participate in both the determination of their current status and the planning and scheduling of further coursework.

Course prerequisites are used to identify the competencies required for enrollment in a course. As a result, enrollment in any course is contingent upon successful completion of all course prerequisites. A student may, however, petition the course instructor for a waiver of prerequisite(s). Applications for requesting an exception are available in the dean’s office. The application must be completed and signed by the student, faculty instructor, chair of the department that offers the course, and the Dean of Engineering.

Engineering majors can apply no more than 25% of business coursework to their graduation requirements.

Mathematical Analysis

MATH 133 (Calculus I) and MATH 134 (Calculus II) have been designated as the two mathematics foundation courses by the College of Engineering. A minimum grade of C is required in MATH 133 in order to be allowed to continue into MATH 134. Furthermore, a minimum grade of C is required in MATH 134 in order to proceed into the sophomore level engineering courses BME 201, ME 202, EE 205 and CEE 251.

Degree Requirements

Freshman Year - Fall Semester

ENGL 132English Composition I

3 cr.

ENGR 102/HONE 102First Year Engineering Seminar

1 cr.

ENGR 103Introduction to Engineering

4 cr.

MATH 133Calculus I

4 cr.

PEHR 151Personal Health and Wellness

1 cr.

PHYS 133Mechanics

4 cr.

Total Credit Hours:17

Freshman Year - Spring Semester

ENGL 133English Composition II

3 cr.

ENGR 105/HONE 105Computer Programming for Engineers

2 cr.

ENGR 110/HONE 110Data Acquisition and Processing

3 cr.

MATH 134Calculus II

4 cr.

PEHR 153-199Lifetime Activity

1 cr.

PHYS 134Electricity and Magnetism

4 cr.

Total Credit Hours:17

Individual curricula in Biomedical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering are given in the major programs section of the Catalogue.

Design Experience

In the freshman year, students are introduced to engineering design, entrepreneurship, and product development and innovation in the Introduction to Engineering courses. Sophomore and junior courses and laboratories provide progressively more sophisticated design experiences within the student’s discipline. All programs culminate in a capstone Senior Design Project course in which students work on projects under the supervision of a faculty advisor. Topics for some projects are supplied by industry. Students who select one of these topics have the opportunity to work with the industrial sponsor in an actual engineering setting.

Electives (Undergraduate Programs)

General Education electives supplement the engineering student’s technical program. These electives must be selected in such a way that all General Education “perspectives of understanding” requirements are covered. In addition, technical, design, and general electives provide the opportunity for specialization within a chosen field. An assigned departmental faculty advisor must approve selection of electives from Engineering, Arts and Sciences, or Business.

Learning Beyond the Classroom (Undergraduate Programs)

The University is committed to making learning beyond the classroom (LBC) a significant element of every full-time undergraduate student’s academic program and personal experience. It is envisioned that through the process of applying their classroom learning to their experiences in the workplace, in the community, on the playing fields, and across the campus, our students will not only enhance their learning, but will also begin to connect their learning more directly to the world in which they live. For these reasons, all students will be required to complete one LBC experience for every two years of full-time study.