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.

What Can I Do With a Degree in Engineering Science?

Engineering Science is a program in which graduates can obtain employment or use the degree as a foundation for further specialized graduate study in a specific field of Engineering. A graduate with a degree in Engineering Science could find employment as a field engineer, manufacturing process engineer, quality engineer, customer support engineer, test engineer or product development engineer.

During their four years at Saint Vincent College some students may develop a strong interest in a specific engineering discipline and choose to pursue graduate study in this field. The specialized course offerings related to environmental science, materials engineering and computer science may motivate students to pursue one of these offerings.

The Engineering Science degree is also a good foundation for a student who wishes to enter the field of intellectual property, either as a lawyer or as a supporting staff member for a legal team. 

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Engineering Science Results

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

  • an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering
  • an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
  • 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
  • an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
  • an ability to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems
  • an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  • an ability to communicate effectively
  • the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental and societal context
  • a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
  • a knowledge of contemporary issues
  • an ability to use the techniques, skills and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.
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Major Requirements for a 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 Freshman Scheduleengineering-science-freshman-schedule

Fall
Calculus I - 4 credits
General Chemistry I - 3 credits
General Chemistry I Laboratory - 1 credit
Introduction to Engineering - 2 credits
Language & Rhetoric - 3 credits
First Year Seminar - 1 credit
Core Curriculum Course Selection - 3 credits
Total Fall 17 credits

Spring
Calculus II - 4 credits
General Chemistry II - 3 credits
General Chemistry II Laboratory - 1 credit
*Introduction to Engineering Computation - 3 credits
First Theology - 3 credits
Core Core Curriculum Course Selection - 3 credits
Total Spring 17 credits

* or C++ Programming I

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Prerequisites

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

Internships and Careers in Engineering Science

Students pursuing a degree in engineering are encouraged to pursue engineering internships in a field related to their area of interest, such as industrial engineer, customer service engineer, health and safety engineer, product engineer, manufacturing engineer. Students may also pursue graduate programs in a specific engineering discipline at the master’s or doctoral level, or transfer to another vocation such as business or law where engineering training offers a valuable foundation, such as intellectual property law.

  • Learning Objectives
    Learning Objectives
    • 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