Engineering Fundamentals

Bachelor of Science in Engineering Flow Chart

Individualized Emphasis

Audit Years

This sample plan and flow chart is suitable for students starting in:

Flow charts are not an official list of degree requirements. Adjustments may be required due to curriculum changes. Please see degree audit for official list of requirements.

Year 1

Fall

MA 1160 - Calculus with Technology I

An introduction to single-variable calculus, which includes a computer laboratory. Topics include trigonometric, exponential, and logarithmic functions, differentiation and its uses, and basic integration. Integrates symbolic tools, graphical concepts, data and numerical calculations.

  • Credits: 4.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-1)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall
  • Pre-Requisite(s): MA 1032 or MA 1031 or ALEKS Math Placement >= 86 or CEEB Calculus AB >= 3 or CEEB Calculus BC >= 3 or CEEB Calculus AB Subscore >= 3 or ACT Mathematics >= 29 or SAT MATH SECTION SCORE-M16 >= 680

PH 1100 - Physics by Inquiry I

Experiments covering kinematics, force, conservation of momentum, conservation of energy, and waves are explored through guided construction. The course emphasizes understanding physical concepts through inquiry and the scientific method

  • Credits: 1.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-0-2)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Pre-Requisite(s): MA 1160(C) or MA 1161(C)

CH 1150 - University Chemistry I

Introduces the foundations of chemistry, including electronic structure of atoms and molecules, intermolecular forces, states of matter, chemical reactions, organic chemistry, chemical equilibria, kinetics, and acid-base chemistry. Includes laboratory component that emphasizes lecture components.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (3-0-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Co-Requisite(s): CH 1151
  • Pre-Requisite(s): MA 1031(C) or MA 1032(C) or MA 1160(C) or MA 1161(C) or MA 1135(C) or ALEKS Math Placement >= 56 or CEEB Calculus AB >= 2 or CEEB Calculus BC >= 2 or CEEB Calculus AB Subscore >= 2 or ACT Mathematics >= 22 or SAT MATH SECTION SCORE-M16 >= 540

CH 1151 - University Chemistry Lab I

Laboratory to accompany CH1150.

  • Credits: 1.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-0-3)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Co-Requisite(s): CH 1150
  • Pre-Requisite(s): MA 1031(C) or MA 1032(C) or MA 1160(C) or MA 1161(C) or MA 1135(C) or ALEKS Math Placement >= 56 or CEEB Calculus AB >= 2 or CEEB Calculus BC >= 2 or CEEB Calculus AB Subscore >= 2 or ACT Mathematics >= 22 or SAT MATH SECTION SCORE-M16 >= 540

ENG 1101 - Engineering Analysis and Problem Solving

An introduction to the engineering profession and to its various disciplines. Focuses on developing problem-solving skills, computational skills, and communication skills. Through active, collaborative work, students work on teams to apply the engineering problem-solving method to "real-world" problems.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-0-5)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Pre-Requisite(s): (MA 1160(C) or MA 1161(C) or MA 2160(C) or MA 3160(C)) and (Spatial Visualization Score >= 19 or ENG 1002(C))

UN 1015 - Composition

Provides direct instruction in composition. Students examine and interpret communication practices and apply what they learn to their own written, aural, and visual compositions. Class projects ask students to communicate in a variety of modes and to attend to audience, purpose, and context.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Class(es): Freshman

Total 15 Credits
PE Co-Curricular (0.5)

Spring

MA 2160 - Calculus with Technology II

Continued study of calculus, which includes a computer laboratory. Topics include integration and its uses, function approximation, vectors, and elementary modeling with differential equations.

  • Credits: 4.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-1)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Pre-Requisite(s): MA 1160 or MA 1161 or MA 1135 or MA 1121 or CEEB Calculus AB >= 3 or CEEB Calculus BC >= 3 or CEEB Calculus AB Subscore >= 3

PH 2100 - University Physics I-Mechanics

A calculus-based introduction to classical mechanics. Topics include kinematics, Newton's laws, impulse and momentum, work and energy, and the universal law of gravitation. C or better/AP credit in Calc 1 or co-requisite registration in PH2110 required.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (3-0-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Pre-Requisite(s): PH 1100(C) and (MA 1160 or MA 1161 or MA 1135) and PH 2110(C) or (CEEB Calculus AB >= 3 or CEEB Calculus BC >= 3 or CEEB Calculus AB Subscore >= 3 and MA 2160(C) or MA 3160(C))

ENG 1102 - Engineering Modeling and Design

Continuation of ENG1101. Introduction to the engineering design process with an emphasis on graphics and documentation. Focuses on engineering problem solving in the context of the design process.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-0-5)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Pre-Requisite(s): (MA 1160 or MA 1161 or MA 2160(C) or MA 3160(C)) and (ENG 1101 or (ENG 1001 and ENG 1100)) and (Spatial Visualization Score >= 19 or ENG 1002)

UN 1025 - Global Issues

Study of contemporary global issues, their origins, impacts, and solutions through the thematic and comparative exploration of worldview and culture, population, globalization, development, politics and global governance, environment, and sustainability. Emphasis on global literacy and information literacy.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (3-0-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Class(es): Freshman

Total 15 Credits
PE Co-Curricular (0.5)

Year 2

Fall

MA 3160 - Multivariable Calculus with Technology

Introduction to calculus in two and three dimensions, which includes a computer laboratory. Topics include functions of several variables, partial derivatives, the gradient, multiple integrals; introduction to vector-valued functions and vector calculus, divergence, curl, and the integration theorems of Green, Stokes, and Gauss.

  • Credits: 4.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-1)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Pre-Requisite(s): MA 2160 or CEEB Calculus BC >= 3

Total 16 Credits

Spring

MA 2320 - Elementary Linear Algebra

An introduction to linear algebra and how it can be used. Topics include systems of equations, vectors, matrices, orthogonality, subspaces, and the eigenvalue problem.

  • Credits: 2.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-2-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following Major(s): Mathematics, Software Engineering, Computer Science
  • Pre-Requisite(s): MA 1160 or MA 1161 or MA 1135

ENG 2120 - Statics-Strength of Materials

The composition and resolution of forces and force systems, principles of equilibrium applied to various bodies, simple structures, friction, and 2nd moments of area. Intro to the mechanical behavior of materials, including calculation of stresses, strains, and deformations due to axial, torsional, and flexural loading. Uses MATLAB.

  • Credits: 4.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-4-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring
  • Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following Major(s): Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering
  • Pre-Requisite(s): MA 2160 and PH 2100 and ENG 1102

Total 17 Credits
PE Co-Curricular (0.5)

Year 3

Fall

MA 3710 - Engineering Statistics

Introduction to the design, conduct, and analysis of statistical studies aimed at solving engineering problems. Topics include methods of data collection, descriptive and graphical methods, probability and probability models, statistical inference, control charts, linear regression, design of experiments.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Pre-Requisite(s): MA 2160

EE 3010 - Circuits and Instrumentation

Designed for nonmajors. Covers the principles of electrical and electronic measurements, including dc, ac, semiconductor devices, amplifiers, and filtering.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (2-0-2)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following Major(s): Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering

Total 15 Credits
PE Co-Curricular (0.5)

Spring

ENG 3200 - Thermodynamics/Fluid Mechanics

Provides engineering students with a unified understanding of the fundamental conservation laws and property accounting applied to thermodynamic and fluid dynamic systems. Topics will include but are not limited to: ideal gas behavior; heat, work, and energy; 1st and 2nd laws of thermodynamics; heat pumps; cycles; hydrostatics; Bernoulli; pipe flow and loss; and lift and drag. Uses MATLAB.

  • Credits: 4.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-4-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring
  • Pre-Requisite(s): CH 1112 or (CH 1150 and CH 1151) and PH 2100 and ENG 1102 and MA 2160

EC 3400 - Economic Decision Analysis

Studies economic decision-making for actions occurring over time. Covers decision tools for comparing alternatives, public project evaluation, risk and uncertainty, mutually exclusive decisions, multiple objective decisions, interest rate calculations, cash flow analysis, depreciation and taxes, cost of capital, capital budgeting.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (3-0-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following Major(s): Finance, Operations and Systems Mgmnt, Management Information Systems, Marketing, Accounting, Management; May not be enrolled in one of the following Class(es): Freshman, Sophomore
  • Pre-Requisite(s): UN 1015 and (UN 1025 or Modern Language - 3000 level or higher)

Total 16 Credits
PE Co-Curricular (0.5)

Year 4

Fall

Total 15 Credits
PE Co-Curricular (0.5)

Spring

ENG 4905 - Senior Engineering Design Project

Students work in teams on one-semester open-ended capstone design projects developing and implementing original and creative solutions to real engineering problems. Students must be Senior Project ready as defined by major. May take ENG4905, ENG4900, or ENG4910.

  • Credits: variable to 4.0
  • Semesters Offered: On Demand
  • Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following Class(es): Freshman, Sophomore, Junior
  • Pre-Requisite(s): ENG 2120 or (MEEM 2110 and MEEM 2150) and ENG 3200 or (MEEM 2201 and MEEM 3201) and (EE 3010 or EE 2112) and (CEE 3101 or CS 1121 or ENG 2505 or GE 2300 or MSE 2100) and (ENG 3830(C) or ENG 4505(C))

ENG 3830 - Engineering Professional Practice

Students will integrate and solidify topics of professional communications, ethics, problem solving, and fundamental competencies of engineering. Students will enhance their understanding of consequences of engineering, design issues, legal aspects, ethical considerations, management, and leadership, through readings, research, and discussions.

  • Credits: 1.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-1-0)
  • Semesters Offered: On Demand
  • Restrictions: Permission of department required
  • Pre-Requisite(s): ENG 1101 or (ENG 1001 and ENG 1100) and ENG 1102 and ENG 2120 or (MEEM 2110 and MEEM 2150) and ENG 3200 or (MEEM 2201 and MEEM 3201) and EE 3010 and (CEE 3101 or CS 1121 or GE 2300 or MSE 2100)

Total 16 Credits

Electives

Engineering Materials Electives (3 credits)

CEE 3101 - Civil Engineering Materials

Covers properties and behavior of typical civil engineering materials, including wood, metals, aggregates, asphalt cement concrete, portland cement concrete, and composites. Laboratory exercises demonstrate selected engineering mechanics principles, including elastic, inelastic, and time-dependent material behavior. Additional topics include testing techniques, materials standards, report writing, and presentation of experimental data.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-2-3)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring
  • Pre-Requisite(s): ENG 2120 or MEEM 2150 or CMG 2120

CS 1121 - Introduction to Programming I

Starting point of the computer science programs. A high-level, object-oriented programming language is introduced as a problem-solving tool. Topics include design, coding, documentation, debugging, and testing of programs. Programming assignments are given in both a closed lab setting and as homework.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-2-2)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Pre-Requisite(s): MA 1031(C) or MA 1032(C)

ENG 2505 - Introduction to Low Fidelity Systems Modeling

Students utilize a software tool to model a range of natural and human-made systems to gain understanding and ability to apply a systems modeling approach for analysis of systems of increasing complexity.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-0-3)
  • Semesters Offered: Spring
  • Pre-Requisite(s): ENG 1505(C) and MA 2160 and (ENG 1102 or CS 1121 or CS 1131 or MIS 2100)

GE 2300 - Mineral Science

Introduction to the study of minerals including chemical composition, crystal structure, physical properties, identification, and controls on and environments of formation. Laboratory focuses on hand specimen identification of minerals and includes introduction to X-ray diffraction and SEM mineral analysis techniques.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (2-0-3)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall
  • Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following Class(es): Freshman
  • Pre-Requisite(s): CH 1000 or CH 1112 or (CH 1150 and CH 1151)

MSE 2100 - Introduction to Materials Science and Engineering

Introduction to the structure, processing, properties, and performance of engineering materials, including metals, polymers, glasses, ceramics, and composites. Presents case studies covering selection of materials, component design, and analysis of component failures.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (3-0-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Pre-Requisite(s): CH 1112 or CH 1122 or (CH 1150 and CH 1151) or (CH 1160 and CH 1161)

Design Implementation Electives (3 credits)

CEE 3332 - Fundamentals of Construction Engineering

Introduction to concepts required by professionals involved in the construction industry. Includes contracts, bidding, estimating, scheduling, cash flow, safety, labor issues, equipment ownership, and productivity.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (3-0-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring
  • Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following Class(es): Freshman

ENG 4505 - Systems Analysis, Modeling, and Design

This course will focus on a cross disciplinary subset of systems drawn from engineering, business, and natural science. Students will concentrate on modeling methodology appropriate for moderate to large systems environments and a collaborative project where they apply what they have learned.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-0-3)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall
  • Pre-Requisite(s): ENG 3505

GE 3880 - Mine Planning and Design

Course provides the basics of mine planning, feasibility study, block modeling, economic analysis, cost estimation and price forecasting, mining method selection algorithms. Introduction and hands-on experience with mine planning and design software including Surpac, Vulcan, and Whittle.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (2-0-2)
  • Semesters Offered: Spring
  • Pre-Requisite(s): GE 2320 and GE 3400 and GE 3870

MEEM 3600 - Introduction to Manufacturing

This course introduces manufacturing processes, including deformation, subtractive, additive, and molding processes. Students learn how things are made in both low and high production environments. It includes design for manufacturing considerations.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-2-2)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following College(s): College of Engineering
  • Pre-Requisite(s): MEEM 2150 and (MY 2100 or MSE 2100)

Directed Electives (12 credits)

Select 12 credits in a coherent plan of study as partial fulfillment of a university minor, with BSE program approval.