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Concentration - Engineering Studies

Building on fundamental science and mathematics courses, the Engineering Studies concentration emphasizes a broad education in engineering while permitting a focus in an area of engineering, including but not limited to civil, electrical, chemical, mechanical, and manufacturing.

Students are required to develop modern laboratory skills and to apply computer-aided design software tools. They will engage also in a broad range of studies that encourage understanding of the role of the engineer in a complex and diverse society, the place of the engineer in business organizations and the social processes inherent in interdisciplinary engineering teams.

Engineering Studies students are encouraged to develop strong communication and interpersonal skills. This concentration requires a minimum of 36 credits.

Concentration Requirements:

Calculus 1 and 26 credits
Calculus 3 or Multivariate Calculus3 credits
Differential Equations3 credits
Five courses that emphasize a specifically focused traditional engineering area15 upper level credits
Two engineering courses from outside you area of focus6 credits
Capstone - EGR 499 (Culminating course in concentration)3 credits
Co-requisite: General Physics with Lab (calculus-based)4 lower level credits
Co-requisite: General Chemistry with Lab4 lower level credits
Co-requisite: General Biology with Lab, or additional General Physics with Lab or General Chemistry with Lab, as appropriate to area of focus4 lower level credits
Recommended Courses:
The following courses are strongly recommended for students seeking employment in the field:
  • Computer Literacy
  • Speech and Technical Writing
  • History of Science
  • Principles of Management
  • Philosophy of Science or Technology or Sociology
  • Business Ethics, Engineering Ethics or Legal Ethics
  • Human Behavior, Leadership
  • Organizational Behavior
Notes:Only grades of C of higher may be included in the concentration. Membership in an appropriate technical society or professional organization is recommended to maintain an awareness of current trends and issues.

Student Learning Outcomes

Students who graduate with a concentration in Engineering Studies will be able to:
  1. apply engineering concepts to solve a broad range of engineering problems;
  2. apply engineering principles in performing and designing physical devices and experiments;
  3. make engineering measurements;
  4. apply software packages to the analysis and development of engineering systems;
  5. explain the history of science and the role of technology in a global society;
  6. describe current trends and issues in the engineering profession;
  7. work effectively in teams;
  8. demonstrate awareness of differences, including difference related to culture, communication styles and gender;
  9. comprehend the role of the engineer in various settings; and
  10. apply principles of ethics.