Skip Navigation
search: People Opens New Window | Departments Opens New Window | Penn State Opens New Window | Web Opens New Window
Penn State mark
Penn State mark
University Bulletin
Undergraduate Degree Programs

Penn State University Park

(Archive) Engineering Science (E SC)

Begin Date: Summer Session 1998
End Date: Spring Semester 1999

Engineering Science (E SC) - (ARCHIVE)

PROFESSOR R. P. McNITT, 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.

ENGINEERING MECHANICS MINOR: Students must take a minimum of 18 credits in E MCH courses. These may include E MCH 011(3), 012(3), 013(3), 215(2), and 216(1), and must include at least two 3-credit 400-level E MCH courses.

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

(21 of these 46 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)
(See description of General Education in front of Bulletin. Note: The Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) does not permit the use of skills courses to satisfy the Arts category of General Education.)

(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.)

CHEM 012 GN(3), 013 GN(3), 014 GN(1), 015 GN(1), ED&G 100(3), MATH 140 GQ(4), 141 GQ(4), PHYS 201 GN(4) (Sem: 1-2)
MATH 220 GQ(2), 230(4), 251(4), PHYS 202 GN(4), 204 GN(4) (Sem: 3-4)
AERSP 308(3), E E 203(4), 340(3), E MCH 416H(3), E SC 400H(3), 407H(3)[1], 414M(3)[1], M E 120(4), NUC E 307(3) (Sem: 5-6)
E SC 404H(3)[1], 410H(3), 411H(4), ENGL 202C GWS(3) (Sem: 7-8)

CMPSC 201C GQ(3)or 201F GQ(3) (Sem: 1-2)
ECON 002 GS(3), 004 GS(3), or 014 GS(3) (Sem: 1-2)
E MCH 110H(5)[1] or 210(5)[1]; E MCH 012(3)[1] or 112H(3)[1] (Sem: 3-4)
I E 424(3) or NUC E 307(3) Sem: 5-6)

Select 12 credits of 400-level technical courses (Students may apply 6 credits of ROTC.) (Sem: 3-4, 7-8)

[1] A student enrolled in this major must receive a grade of C or better, as specified in Senate Policy 82-44.
Three credits in engineering science, 3 credits in engineering design.

The Pennsylvania State University ©1998

The University reserves the right to change the requirements and regulations listed here and to determine whether a student has satisfactorily met its requirements for admission or graduation, and to reject any applicant for any reason the University determines to be material to the applicant's qualifications to pursue higher education. Nothing in this material should be considered a guarantee that completion of a program and graduation from the University will result in employment.

Last Revised by the Department: Summer Session 1998

Blue Sheet Item #: 26-01-060

Review Date: 6/3/99 (General Education Update)


Look up course abbreviations

Course descriptions are stored in LionPATH, the University-wide student information system. Please visit the LionPATH Course Catalog to access current course descriptions. At that point, you will be leaving the University Bulletin website.

Skip Popular Searches
  1. Bachelor of Arts Degree Requirements
  2. General Education: United States Cultures and International Cultures
  3. Course Index
  4. Graduate Degree Programs Bulletin
  5. General Education: Arts
  6. General Education: Humanities
  7. General Education: Health and Physical Activity
  8. General Education: Natural Sciences
  9. General Education: Social and Behavioral Sciences
  10. General Education: Writing/Speaking