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Engineering Science (E SC) - Archive

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Begin Date: Summer Session 2000
End Date: Fall Semester 2002

Engineering Science (E SC) - Archive

University Park, College of Engineering

PROFESSOR JUDITH A. TODD, Head of the Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics

Engineering Science is the original honors curriculum for the College of Engineering. This interdisciplinary program combines the understanding of basic engineering practices with in-depth knowledge of the fundamentals of the engineering sciences: electricity and magnetism, fluid and solid mechanics, mathematics, computer applications, materials, and thermodynamics and heat transfer. Based on this understanding of the fundamentals, students pursue individual specialization through four technical electives and a senior capstone design project. Engineering design concepts are incorporated into the curriculum through courses reserved for Engineering Science students. The results of this program are graduates with an excellent grasp of fundamental physical principles who are able to utilize this knowledge to solve a wide variety of contemporary, interdisciplinary engineering problems. This educational base helps insure the graduate against the obsolescence associated with rapid technological progress. While the majority of graduates immediately go on to graduate schooling, the program also provides excellent training for a broad spectrum of industrial positions where the graduates' broad, in-depth knowledge is effectively utilized in the challenging interdisciplinary problems that are increasingly encountered.

Enrollment is limited to students who have demonstrated that they can benefit from the advanced courses of the curriculum. A minimum grade-point average of 3.0 is partial demonstration of such competence.

For the B.S. degree in Engineering Science, 137 credits and a 2.50 grade-point average are required.

TO VIEW THE Engineering Mechanics Minor (E MCH)

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

GENERAL EDUCATION: 45 credits
(21 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)

INTERCULTURAL AND INTERNATIONAL COMPETENCE:
(Included in GENERAL EDUCATION course selection)

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

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 113 credits
(This includes 21 credits of General Education courses: 9 credits of GN courses; 6 credits of GQ courses; 3 credits of GS courses; 3 credits of GWS courses.)

PRESCRIBED COURSES (79 credits)
CHEM 012 GN(3), CHEM 013 GN(3), CHEM 014 GN(1), ED&G 100(3), MATH 140 GQ(4), MATH 141 GQ(4), PHYS 211 GN(4) (Sem: 1-2)
MATH 220 GQ(2), MATH 230(4), MATH 251(4), PHYS 212 GN(4), PHYS 213 GN(2), PHYS 214 GN(2) (Sem: 3-4)
AERSP 308(3), E E 210(4), E E 340(3), E SC 400H(3), E SC 407H(3)[1], E SC 414M(3)[1], M E 120(4), PHYS 237(3) (Sem: 5-6)
E SC 404H(3)[1], E SC 410H(3), E SC 411H(4), ENGL 202C GWS(3) (Sem: 7-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (22 credits)
Select 1 credit of First-Year Seminar (Sem: 1-2)
CMPSC 201C GQ(3)or CMPSC 201F GQ(3) (Sem: 1-2)
ECON 002 GS(3), ECON 004 GS(3), or ECON 014 GS(3) (Sem: 1-2)
E MCH 110H(5)[1] or E MCH 210(5)[1]; E MCH 012(3)[1] or E MCH 112H(3)[1] (Sem: 3-4)
E MCH 416H(3) or E SC 314(3) (Sem: 5-6)
I E 424(3) or NUC E 307(3) Sem: 5-6)
Select 1 credit of engineering technology laboratory (Sem: 7-8)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (12 credits)[32]
Select 12 credits of 400-level technical courses (Students may apply 6 credits of ROTC or 3 credits of co-op experience.) (Sem: 5-8)

[1] A student enrolled in this major must receive a grade of C or better, as specified in Senate Policy 82-44.
[32] Three credits in engineering science, 2 credits in engineering design.

Last Revised by the Department: Summer Session 2000

Blue Sheet Item #: 28-04-109

Review Date: 8/29/02

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