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  • Herbert W. Boyer School of Natural Sciences, Mathematics and Computing 

    The Engineering Science Program

    Engineering Science  provides a foundation in the sciences and associated mathematics that underlie engineering and provides student the opportunity to obtain a depth of knowledge in an area of their choosing through technical electives and a capstone project. The curriculum is designed for students who see to link the engineering disciplines with science and to do so in context of a broad liberal arts education.

    The program has the following student outcomes that are designed to prepare graduates to attain the program educational objectives:

    1. an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering
    2. an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
    3. an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability and sustainability
    4. an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
    5. an ability to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems
    6. an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
    7. an ability to communicate effectively
    8. the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental and societal context
    9. a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
    10. a knowledge of contemporary issues
    11. an ability to use the techniques, skills and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

     

    • Prepares students for a career in engineering or to pursue an advanced degree in engineering or engineering related discipline 
    • Demonstrate leadership , teaming and problem solving skills 
    • Prepare graduates for a lifestyle of service and involvement with professional, civil or religious organizations with the goal of contributing to the greater benefit of society 

     

    Requirements for the Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Science 

    College Core (48 credits)
    TH 119 First Theology (freshman year) - 3 credits
    Theology (200 Level) - 3 credits
    Theology (300 Level) - 3 credits
    History (100 Level) - 3 credits
    History (200 Level) - 3 credits
    PL 101 1st Philosophy - 3 credits
    Philosophy Elective (PL 215 Ethics suggested) - 3 credits
    Natural Science 100 level with lab - 4 credits
    Natural Science 200 level with lab - 4 credits
    EL 102 Language and Rhetoric (freshman year) - 3 credits
    English Elective (Literature Course) - 3 credits
    English Elective - 3 credits
    Fine Arts (100 Level) - 3 credits
    Foreign Language Intermediate Level - 3 credits
    Foreign Language Intermediate Level - 3 credits
    First-Year Seminar (additional hour) - 1 credit


    Major Requirements (81 credits)
    (11 of these satisfy Core Curriculum requirements)

    The student must complete the requirements listed in the following categories:

    Mathematics Requirements (19 credits; 3 meet core requirement)
    MA 111 Calculus I - 4 credits
    MA 112 Calculus II - 4 credits
    MA 113 Calculus III - 4 credits
    MA 114 Differential Equations - 4 credits
    MA 208 Probability and Statistics - 3 credits

    Chemistry Requirements (8 credits; 8 meet core requirement)
    CH 101 General Chemistry I - 3 credits
    CH 103 General Chemistry I Laboratory - 1 credit 
    CH 102 General Chemistry II - 3 credits
    CH 104 General Chemistry II Laboratory - 1 credit

    Physics Requirements (11 credits)
    PH 111 General Physics I - 3 credits
    PH 113 General Physics I Laboratory - 1 credit
    PH 112 General Physics II - 3 credits
    PH 114 General Physics II Laboratory - 1 credit
    PH 215 Thermodynamics - 3 credits

    Engineering Science Requirements (34 credits)
    ENGR 100 Introduction to Engineering - 2 credits
    ENGR 115 Introduction to Engineering Computation 
         or CS 110   C++ Programming I* - 3 credits
    ENGR 220 Engineering and Computing Ethics - 3 credits
    ENGR 223 Statics - 3 credits
    ENGR 226 Materials Engineering - 3 credits   
    ENGR 228 Materials Engineering Lab - 1 credit
    ENGR 240 Engineering Design and Lab - 4 credits                                                              
    ENGR 261  Electrical Circuits and Electronics - 3 credits
    ENGR 263  Electrical Circuits and Electronics Lab - 1 credit
    ENGR 266  Control Theory - 3 credits 
    ENGR 313  Engineering Seminar - 1 credit
    ENGR 425 Engineering Project Management - 3 credits 
    ENGR 440/1 Capstone Design Project - 4 credits  

    *Required for software specialization

    Electives - 9 credits

     Currently, five specialization options are offered.  At least nine (9) credits are required from the options presented below.   

    Mechanical Specialization
    ENGR 222 Engineering Graphics and Design - 3 credits
    ENGR 224 Dynamics - 3 credits
    ENGR 320  Mechanics of Materials - 3 credits 
    ENGR 340  Heat and Mass Transport - 3 credits

    Materials Specialization
    ENGR 320  Mechanics of Materials - 3 credits
    ENGR 325  Advanced Strength of Materials - 3 credits
    ENGR 327  Soft Materials - 3 credits 
    ENGR 328  High Temperature Materials - 3 credits
    ENGR 340  Heat and Mass Transport - 3 credits

    Software Specialization
    CS 111   C++ Programming II - 3 credits        
    CS  214  Intro. to Mobile Application Programming - 3 credits
    CS 221  Data Structures (Requires CS 111) - 3 credits
    CS 250  User Interface Design - 3 credits
    CS 330  Computer Architecture  and Operating Systems - 3 credits
    CS 355  Software Engineering - 3 credits

    Environmental Specialization 
    ES 150  Earth System Science - 3 credits
    ES 220  Introduction to Geographic Information Systems - 3 credits
    ES 230  Energy and the Environment - 4 credits
    CH 276  Advance Environmental Chemistry - 3 credits

    Chemical Specialization 
    CH 221  Organic Chemistry I - 3 credits
    CH 223  Organic Chemistry I Lab - 1 credit
    CH 231* Physical Chemistry I - 3 credits
    CH 232   Physical Chemistry II - 3 credits
    ENGR 340  Heat and Mass Transport - 3 credits

    * Requires CH 222 or permission of the Chemistry Department Chair

    Other suggested electives 
    PH 214  Intro. to Fluids and Thermodynamics - 3 credits
    PH 252  Electromagnetic Fields - 3 credits
    MA 115  Linear Algebra - 3 credits 

     Typical First-Year Schedule   

      Fall Spring
    Calculus I and II  4 4
    General Chemistry I and II  3 3
    General Chemistry Laboratory I and II  1 1
    Introduction to Engineering  2  
    Introduction to Engineering Computation*    3
    Language and Rhetoric  3  
    First Theology    3
    First Year Seminar    1  
       Core Curriculum Course Selection 3  
     * or C++ Programming I    3
     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Students should have at least 3 years of academic high school math and science courses.