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Engineering, B.S.

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Engineering, B.S.

The Engineering program develops in students the necessary knowledge and analytical skills for professional engineering practice or for successful graduate studies. The Engineering program is characterized by breadth but permits study in depth, to include attaining a specialization in civil, computer, electrical, or mechanical engineering. The Engineering major also provides for flexibility to address the unknown challenges of the 21st century. In consultation with an academic advisor, students may design a Custom Specialization to prepare for emerging fields not immediately definable with traditional specializations.

Engineers apply the principles of mathematics and the laws of natural science to analyze, design, develop and devise improvements that benefit humanity. The Engineering program consists of a course of study in mathematics, science, and engineering fundamentals during the first two years of study. Students then tailor their program to their own specific needs by selection, with the assistance of their advisor, of appropriate elective courses constituting a specialization. The resulting curriculum is designed to achieve a balance between science and engineering, to provide an understanding of the economic and social implications of engineering activity, and to develop creative talents. This program includes the necessary topics found on the Fundamentals of Engineering exam.

The Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). Specific program educational objectives and outcomes include:

Program Educational Objectives

During the first few years after graduation, we expect our graduates to:

  1. Possess an inquisitive mind, demonstrate excellence in technical knowledge and skills, achieve success as a practicing engineer or graduate student, and apply the highest ethical standards in all pursuits.
  2. Value the concept of, and demonstrate through practice, activities and actions that contribute to continual intellectual growth.
  3. Advance the engineering profession by becoming actively involved in professional associations and societies, serving in professional and community volunteer positions, acting as a role model for the future generation of engineers, and assisting the SECCM Engineering Program in achieving its mission and goals.

Program Outcomes

We expect our graduating students to possess:

  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 multi-disciplinary 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. an understanding of 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 lifelong learning
  10. a knowledge of contemporary issues
  11. an ability to use the techniques, skills and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice

Program Requirements

The major in Engineering leads to the Bachelor of Science degree. Students normally complete a minimum of 124 credits, including satisfaction of all University Core Curriculum requirements and meeting the requirements of one of the available Engineering Specializations. The approved outline is as follows:

Required Courses

Third Year (16-17 credits) - Fall

Third Year (13-16 credits) - Spring

Fourth Year (13-14 credits) - Fall

Fourth Year (15-19 credits) - Spring


Engineering electives must be selected to meet the requirements of one of the available Engineering Specializations.

Mathematics elective requirement excludes the following courses: MATH 335 , MATH 340 , MATH 450 , and MATH 451 .

Total: 124-133 Semester Credits


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Civil Engineering Specialization, B.S.

The Civil Engineering Specialization (including focused study in Structural Engineering and Environmental Engineering) is only for students majoring in Engineering.

Computer Engineering Specialization, B.S.

The Computer Engineering Specialization is only for students majoring in Engineering.

Custom Program Specialization, B.S.

The Custom Program Specialization is only for students majoring in Engineering.

Nine courses are required, at least five of which are at the ENGR 300/400-level. A student must form a committee of three engineering faculty who will review and approve of the program plan no later than first semester of the student’s third year.


Electrical Engineering Specialization, B.S.

The Electrical Engineering Specialization is only for students majoring in Engineering, B.S.

Mechanical Engineering Specialization, B.S.

The Mechanical Engineering Specialization is only for students majoring in Engineering.

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