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University Bulletin

Undergraduate Degree Programs

Penn State DuBois

ARCHIVED FILE
Begin Date: Summer Session 2010
End Date: Summer Session 2011

General Engineering (G E) - ARCHIVE

University College, Penn State DuBois, Penn State Hazleton

PROFESSOR SVEN BILEN, Head of School of Engineering, Design, Technology and Professional Programs (SEDTAPP)
PROFESSOR THOMAS SEYBERT, Director of Engineering Technology and Commonwealth Engineering

PROFESSOR PINGJUAN WERNER, Program Coordinator, Penn State DuBois
PROFESSOR WESLAW GREBSKI, Program Coordinator, Penn State Hazleton

The General Engineering program provides students with a broad foundation in engineering with specialization in a technically and professionally relevant topic. Students must choose either the Applied Materials track at DuBois campus or the Alternative Energy and Power Generation track at the Hazleton campus. From this degree program, students will acquire the ability to work as members of a team toward successful attainment of a common goal, thus preparing them to work in for-profit or nonprofit organizations, or to further their studies in graduate school. Typical employment for General Engineering graduates includes positions such as engineer, product engineer, process engineer, manufacturing engineer, development engineer, and materials engineer. With employment opportunities such as these and others, graduates or the General Engineering program can attain professional and economically sustaining employment in their desired regional area. This degree program develops written and oral communication skills, culminating in a two-semester senior design course sequence consisting of a project based largely on student interest and faculty input.

The educational objectives of the General Engineering program are to produce graduates who, during the first few years of professional practice will:

  • Be employed by industry or government in the fields, such as, design, research and development, experimentation and testing, manufacturing, and technical sales.
  • Assume an increasing level of responsibility and leadership within their respective organizations.
  • Communicate effectively and work collaboratively in multidisciplinary and multicultural work environments.
  • Recognize and understand global, environmental, social, and ethical contexts of their work.
  • Progress to an advanced degree and certificate programs and be committed to lifelong learning to enhance their careers and provide flexibility in responding to changing social and technical environments.

For the B.S. degree in General Engineering, a minimum of 127 credits are required.

Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem: 1-2)

GENERAL EDUCATION: 45 credits
(27 of these 45 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)
(See description of General Education in front of Bulletin.)

FIRST-YEAR SEMINAR:
(Included in REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR.)

UNITED STATES CULTURES AND INTERNATIONAL CULTURES:
(Included in GENERAL EDUCATION course selection.)

WRITING ACROSS THE CURRICULUM:
(Included in REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR.)

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 109 credits
(This includes 27 credits of General Education courses: 9 credits of GN courses; 6 credits of GQ courses; 3 credits of GS courses; 9 credits of GWS courses.)

COMMON REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR (ALL TRACKS): 71 credits

PRESCRIBED COURSES: 48 credits
CHEM 110 GN(3)[1], CHEM 111 GN(1), CHEM 112 GN(3), CHEM 113 GN(1), EDSGN 100(3), MATH 140 GQ(4)[1], MATH 141 GQ(4)[1], PHYS 211 GN(4)[1] (Sem: 1-2)
CMPSC 201(3), E MCH 211(3)[1], E MCH 213(3), MATH 231(2), MATH 251(4), PHYS 212 GN(4), PHYSY 214 GN(2) (Sem: 3-4)
ENGR 490W(1), ENGR 491W(3) (Sem: 7-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES: 19 credits
Select 1 credit of First-Year Seminar (Sem:1-2)
CAS 100A GWS(3) or CAS 100B GWS(3); ENGL 015 GWS(3) or ENGL 030 GWS(3)(Sem: 1-2)
ECON 102 GS(3) or ECON 104 GS(3); ENGL 202C GWS(3) or ENGL 202D GWS(3); M E 300(3)[1]or EME 301(3)[1] (Sem: 3-4)
ENGR 350(3)[1], E MCH 407(3)[1], or E MCH 461(3)[1] (Sem: 5-6)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS: 4 credits
Select 4 credits in General Technical Electives from: BIOL 141 GN(3), BIOL 142(1), CHEM 202(3) or CHEM 210(3), CMPEN 270(4), CMPEN 271(3), CMPEN 275(1), EDSGN 110(2), EDSGN 210(2), E MCH 212(3) (Alterative Energy and Power Generation Track only), E MCH 315(2), E MCH 316(1), MATH 220 GQ(2-3), MATH 232(2), MATH 310(3), PHYS 213 GN(2) (Sem: 2-8)

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE TRACK: 38 credits

APPLIED MATERIALS TRACK
PRESCRIBED COURSES: 38 credits
E MCH 212(3), ENGR 320(3), MATSE 201(3)[1], MATSE 400(3), MATSE 413(3), STAT 200(4) (Sem: 5-6)
ENGR 421(4), ENGR 450(3), MATSE 402(3), MATSE 411(3), MATSE 417(3), MATSE 430(3) (Sem: 7-8)

ALTERNATIVE ENERGY AND POWER GENERATION TRACK
PRESCRIBED COURSES: 38 credits
E E 210(4)[1] (Sem: 3-4)
E E 314(3), EGEE 302(3), EME 303(3), M E 345(4), NUC E 401(3) (Sem: 5-6)
E E 485(3), E E 488(3), EGEE 420(3), EGEE 437(3), EGEE 438(3), EGEE 441(3) (Sem: 7-8)

[1] A student enrolled in this major must receive a grade of C or better, as specified in Senate Policy 82-44.

Last Revised by the Department: Summer Session 2010

Blue Sheet Item #: 38-05-037A

Review Date: 02/23/2010