Student ID:__________________________ Student Name:_______________________ Adviser Name:_______________________ Bulletin: 2018-2019 Undergraduate Bulletin Program: Engineering Major, B.S.E. Minimum Credits Required:__________________

Engineering Major, B.S.E.

Pott College of Science, Engineering and Education >> Engineering 

The Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree is a practical, flexible engineering program which requires a solid foundation in mathematics, physics, chemistry, and liberal studies as well as the engineering science core. A total of 127 semester hours are required in the four-year Bachelor of Science in Engineering program. Eighteen hours of mathematics through differential equations and including engineering statistics, fourteen hours of chemistry and physics, and a 3-4 hour math/basic science elective are required. All engineering students also must complete the University Core requirements. The engineering degree program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET (EAC/ABET).

An engineering student can complete the program in four years provided they enter USI prepared to successfully complete MATH 230 (Calculus I) in their first semester. Those students who do not enter the program ready for MATH 230 will take an additional three to fifteen hours of mathematics courses necessary to raise their mathematical abilities to a required level, zero to six hours of additional engineering courses designed to improve their problem-solving skills, and zero to six hours of preparatory science courses to improve their abilities to succeed in higher level science courses.

Cooperative education opportunities are available to students enrolled in engineering. The co-op experience is designed to assist the student in developing an understanding of human relationships and in learning to work with others as a member of an engineering team. Individual growth is enhanced by the realization that, in addition to demonstrating theoretical knowledge, one also is learning to become an integral part of the working interrelationship between the academic and professional worlds. On the job and at the University, the co-op student obtains first-hand knowledge of professional practices, expectancies, and opportunities. At the same time, the student is offered a realistic test of career interest and aptitude. Participation in this program enables the student to make a more intelligent selection of a position after graduation.

In accordance with the University’s transfer policy (found in the undergraduate admission requirements and regulations section), the faculty of the engineering department examine on a case-by-case basis the transcripts of students transferring from other institutions. Failure to achieve a grade of C or better in a required engineering course at another institution will necessitate repeating the course.  A minimum GPA of 2.0 is required for all ENGR courses that a student takes as part of their program of study.  All Engineering majors are required to take the nationally administered Fundamentals of Engineering examination during their final semester.

Petition for permission to waive any program requirements must be approved by the chair of the engineering department. After admission into the engineering program, required engineering courses may be taken at another institution for transfer of credit only when approved in advance by both the student’s advisor and the department chair.

Core 39

The core curriculum at USI, Core 39, offers students at our institution an outstanding opportunity to have a well-rounded education.  Some of the choices within Core 39 are limited for engineering in order to fulfill program needs.  Courses within Core 39 that are required for engineering majors:

Course NameCredits:Term TakenGradeGen Ed
  • First Year Experience Course for Foundations  Credits: 1
  • CMST 101 - Introduction to Public Speaking   for Communication in Foundations

    USI Core 39: Foundations-Communication.


    Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
    Credits: 3
    MATH 230 - Calculus I   for Mathematics in Foundations

    USI Core 39: Foundations-Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning.


    Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
    Credits: 4
    ECON 208 - Principles of Microeconomics   for Social Inquiry in Ways of Knowing  or ECON 209

    USI Core 39: Ways of Knowing-Social Inquiry; Social Science (BS).


    Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
    Credits: 3
    PHIL 201 - Introduction to Ethics   for Moral and Ethical Reasoning in Ways of Knowing

    USI Core 39: Ways of Knowing-Moral and Ethical Reasoning; Embedded Experience-Diversity.


    Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
    Credits: 3
    ENGR 305 - Engineering Statistics   for Scientific and Mathematical Inquiry in Ways of Knowing

    USI Core 39: Ways of Knowing-Scientific and Mathematical Inquiry.


    Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring
    Credits: 3
    PHYS 205 - Intermediate Physics I Natural Science in Bachelor of Science AND

    USI Core 39: Natural Science with Lab (BA and BS).


    Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
    Credits: 5
    CHEM 261 - General Chemistry I Natural Science with Lab in Bachelor of Science

    USI Core 39: Natural Science with Lab (BA and BS).


    Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
    Credits: 4

     

    Students will have the option of selecting from available courses for one additional Ways of Knowing course, one World Language and Culture course in Bachelor of Science, and one Social Science course in Bachelor of Science.  Students must ensure that they fulfill their global embedded experience with one of these three choices.  Students are highly encouraged to take courses in United States History or Government, Literature, and Foreign Language to fulfill their Core 39 choices.  A total of 42 hours are earned in Core 39 due to the additional semester hour for MATH 230 and the additional two semester hours for PHYS 205.

    The Engineering Core (Breadth)

    The common engineering, math, and science credits for all engineering majors total 67 semester hours, 17 hours of which are also part of the University’s Core 39.  This common core of math, science, and engineering courses is structured to ensure that all USI engineering graduates have sufficient breadth of study in a wide range of engineering topics.  All students majoring in engineering must satisfactorily complete the following required engineering courses for the Bachelor of Science in Engineering:

    Course NameCredits:Term TakenGradeGen Ed
    ENGR 107 - Fundamentals of Engineering
    Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring
    Credits: 3
    ENGR 108 - Systems Engineering and Freshman Design
    Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring
    Credits: 2

     

    ENGR 121 - Drafting & Annotation   or
    Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring
    Credits: 1
    ME 121 - Solid Modeling
    Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring
    Credits: 1

     

    ENGR 291 - Experimental Design and Technical Writing

    USI Core 39: Embedded Experience-Writing.


    Term(s) Offered: Fall
    Credits: 2
    ME 225 - Thermodynamics
    Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring
    Credits: 3
    ENGR 235 - Statics
    Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring
    Credits: 3
    ECE 255 - Electric Circuits
    Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring
    Credits: 4
    ENGR 275 - Dynamics
    Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring
    Credits: 3
    ENGR 335 - Engineering Economics
    Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring
    Credits: 3
    ENGR 355 - Strength of Materials
    Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring
    Credits: 4
    ENGR 375 - Fluid Mechanics
    Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring
    Credits: 3
    ENGR 491 - Senior Design

    USI Core 39: Embedded Experience-Writing.


    Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring
    Credits: 3

    Math and Basic Science

    The following Math and Basic Science courses must also be completed:

    Course NameCredits:Term TakenGradeGen Ed
    MATH 230 - Calculus I (Part of Core 39)

    USI Core 39: Foundations-Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning.


    Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
    Credits: 4
    MATH 235 - Calculus II
    Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
    Credits: 4
    MATH 335 - Calculus III
    Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
    Credits: 4
    MATH 366 - Differential Equations
    Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
    Credits: 3
    ENGR 305 - Engineering Statistics   (Part of Core 39)

    USI Core 39: Ways of Knowing-Scientific and Mathematical Inquiry.


    Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring
    Credits: 3
    CHEM 261 - General Chemistry I   (Part of Core 39)

    USI Core 39: Natural Science with Lab (BA and BS).


    Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
    Credits: 4
    PHYS 205 - Intermediate Physics I   (Part of Core 39)

    USI Core 39: Natural Science with Lab (BA and BS).


    Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
    Credits: 5
    PHYS 206 - Intermediate Physics II

    USI Core 39: Natural Science with Lab (BA and BS).


    Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
    Credits: 5

    Engineering Electives

    In addition to the engineering core, at least 35 hours of engineering technical electives are required.  One elective will be a 3-4 credit hour math or basic science option chosen from the following list:

    Course NameCredits:Term TakenGradeGen Ed
    BIOL 121 - Human Anatomy and Physiology I

    USI Core 39: Natural Science with Lab (BA and BS).


    Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
    Credits: 4
    BIOL 141 - Principles of Biology

    USI Core 39: Ways of Knowing-Scientific and Mathematical Inquiry; Natural Science with Lab (BA and BS).


    Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring
    Credits: 4
    BIOL 208 - Wildlife Biology
    Term(s) Offered: On demand
    Credits: 3
    CHEM 262 - General Chemistry II

    USI Core 39: Ways of Knowing-Scientific and Mathematical Inquiry; Natural Science with Lab (BA and BS).


    Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
    Credits: 4
    GEOL 161 - Introduction to Geology

    USI Core 39: Natural Science with Lab (BA and BS).


    Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring
    Credits: 4
    GEOL 341 - Hydrology
    Term(s) Offered: On demand
    Credits: 4
    GEOL 465 - Introduction to GIS
    Term(s) Offered: On demand.
    Credits: 3
    GEOL 475 - Remote Sensing and Image Analysis
    Term(s) Offered: On demand.
    Credits: 3
    MATH 331 - Mathematical Models with Applications
    Term(s) Offered: Spring
    Credits: 3
    MATH 362 - Linear Algebra
    Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring
    Credits: 3
    MATH 426 - Point Set Topology
    Term(s) Offered: Spring (even-numbered years)
    Credits: 3
    MATH 434 - Advanced Differential Equations
    Term(s) Offered: Spring (odd-numbered years)
    Credits: 3
    MATH 437 - Numerical Analysis
    Term(s) Offered: Spring
    Credits: 3
    MATH 438 - Theory of Probability
    Term(s) Offered: Fall
    Credits: 3
    STAT 475 - Time Series
    Term(s) Offered: Spring (odd-numbered years)
    Credits: 3
    PHYS 361 - Modern Physics

    USI Core 39: Ways of Knowing-Scientific and Mathematical Inquiry.


    Term(s) Offered: Fall
    Credits: 3
    PHYS 371 - Analytical Mechanics

    USI Core 39: Ways of Knowing-Scientific and Mathematical Inquiry.


    Term(s) Offered: Spring
    Credits: 3

    The remaining 31-32 hours of engineering electives will come from courses labeled as ENGR, CE, ECE, IME, or ME; exceptions may be approved by the department chair.  ENGR 103, ENGR 104, and ENGR 202 cannot be counted toward elective requirements.  A maximum of six credits towards the engineering technical elective requirement may be taken from ENGR 298, ENGR 299, ENGR 390, and ENGR 499.  The majority of elective courses will come from a student’s chosen emphasis area.

    Depth

    All engineering students must choose an emphasis area from the following:

    • Civil
    • Electrical and Computer
    • Industrial and Manufacturing
    • Mechanical
    • Mechatronics

    Each emphasis area has a number of emphasis-required courses.  Each emphasis area also has at least one design sequence.  All students must complete all emphasis-required courses and at least one design sequence for at least one emphasis area in order to graduate with a degree in engineering from USI. The purpose of the emphasis areas is to ensure that students have sufficient depth of study to be well-prepared for engineering practice or an advanced degree program upon completion of their undergraduate degrees.  Complementing their design sequence, students will complete the senior design course (ENGR 491) which incorporates design elements with other realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, safety, and ethical factors, as well as social impact.  The emphasis-required courses and design sequences for each emphasis are listed below:

    Civil

    Emphasis-required courses

    Course NameCredits:Term TakenGradeGen Ed
    ENGR 324 - Construction Materials and Estimating
    Term(s) Offered: Fall
    Credits: 4
    CE 361 - Structural Analysis
    Term(s) Offered: Fall
    Credits: 4
    CE 381 - Soil Mechanics
    Term(s) Offered: Fall
    Credits: 3
    CE 451 - Water Resources and Hydrologic Design
    Term(s) Offered: Spring
    Credits: 4

    Design sequences

    (1)
    Course NameCredits:Term TakenGradeGen Ed
    CE 361 - Structural Analysis
    Term(s) Offered: Fall
    Credits: 4
    CE 461 - Reinforced Concrete Design
    Term(s) Offered: Fall
    Credits: 4
    (2)
    Course NameCredits:Term TakenGradeGen Ed
    CE 361 - Structural Analysis
    Term(s) Offered: Fall
    Credits: 4
    CE 462 - Steel Design
    Term(s) Offered: Spring
    Credits: 4
    (3)
    Course NameCredits:Term TakenGradeGen Ed
    CE 381 - Soil Mechanics
    Term(s) Offered: Fall
    Credits: 3
    CE 481 - Geotechnical Engineering Design
    Term(s) Offered: Spring
    Credits: 3
    (4)
    Course NameCredits:Term TakenGradeGen Ed
    CE 441 - Environmental Engineering
    Term(s) Offered: Fall
    Credits: 4
    CE 451 - Water Resources and Hydrologic Design
    Term(s) Offered: Spring
    Credits: 4

    Electrical and Computer

    Emphasis-required courses

    Course NameCredits:Term TakenGradeGen Ed
    ECE 241 - Digital Logic
    Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring
    Credits: 3
    ECE 343 - Electronics
    Term(s) Offered: Spring
    Credits: 4
    ECE 345 - Advanced Electrical Circuits
    Term(s) Offered: Fall
    Credits: 3
    ECE 445 - Signals and Systems
    Term(s) Offered: Spring
    Credits: 3

    Design sequences

    (1)
    Course NameCredits:Term TakenGradeGen Ed
    ECE 241 - Digital Logic
    Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring
    Credits: 3
    ECE 347 - Microcomputer Engineering
    Term(s) Offered: Fall
    Credits: 3
    ECE 447 - Embedded Systems Design
    Term(s) Offered: Spring
    Credits: 3
    (2)
    Course NameCredits:Term TakenGradeGen Ed
    ECE 345 - Advanced Electrical Circuits
    Term(s) Offered: Fall
    Credits: 3
    ECE 349 - Electrical Machines
    Term(s) Offered: Fall
    Credits: 4
    ECE 449 - Electrical Power
    Term(s) Offered: Spring
    Credits: 3
    (3)
    Course NameCredits:Term TakenGradeGen Ed
    ECE 345 - Advanced Electrical Circuits
    Term(s) Offered: Fall
    Credits: 3
    ECE 443 - Linear Control Systems
    Term(s) Offered: On demand
    Credits: 3
    ECE 445 - Signals and Systems
    Term(s) Offered: Spring
    Credits: 3

    Industrial and Manufacturing

    Emphasis-required courses

    Course NameCredits:Term TakenGradeGen Ed
    IME 311 - Operations Research
    Term(s) Offered: Spring
    Credits: 3
    IME 315 - Process Improvement
    Term(s) Offered: Spring
    Credits: 3
    IME 331 - Introduction to Statistical Quality Control

    USI Core 39: Ways of Knowing-Scientific and Mathematical Inquiry.


    Term(s) Offered: Fall
    Credits: 3
    IME 412 - Production and Inventory Control Systems
    Term(s) Offered: Spring
    Credits: 3
    IME 414 - Process and Facility Design
    Term(s) Offered: Spring (odd-numbered years)
    Credits: 3

    Design sequences

    (1)
    Course NameCredits:Term TakenGradeGen Ed
    IME 315 - Process Improvement
    Term(s) Offered: Spring
    Credits: 3
    IME 411 - Simulation Modeling and Analysis
    Term(s) Offered: Spring (even-numbered years)
    Credits: 3
    (2)
    Course NameCredits:Term TakenGradeGen Ed
    IME 315 - Process Improvement
    Term(s) Offered: Spring
    Credits: 3
    IME 419 - Transportation and Logistics
    Term(s) Offered: Fall
    Credits: 3

    Mechanical

    Emphasis-required courses

    Course NameCredits:Term TakenGradeGen Ed
    ME 364 - Materials Science
    Term(s) Offered: Spring
    Credits: 3
    ME 365 - Modeling Dynamic Systems
    Term(s) Offered: Spring
    Credits: 3
    ME 366 - Dynamics of Machinery
    Term(s) Offered: Fall
    Credits: 3
    ME 463 - Heat Transfer
    Term(s) Offered: Fall
    Credits: 3

    Design sequences

    (1)
    Course NameCredits:Term TakenGradeGen Ed
    ENGR 375 - Fluid Mechanics
    Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring
    Credits: 3
    ME 463 - Heat Transfer
    Term(s) Offered: Fall
    Credits: 3
    ME 465 - Fluid/Thermal Design
    Term(s) Offered: Spring
    Credits: 3
    (2)
    Course NameCredits:Term TakenGradeGen Ed
    ME 364 - Materials Science
    Term(s) Offered: Spring
    Credits: 3
    ME 366 - Dynamics of Machinery
    Term(s) Offered: Fall
    Credits: 3
    ME 466 - Machine Design
    Term(s) Offered: Fall
    Credits: 3
    (3)
    Course NameCredits:Term TakenGradeGen Ed
    ME 363 - Vibrations
    Term(s) Offered: Fall, even-numbered years
    Credits: 3
    ME 365 - Modeling Dynamic Systems
    Term(s) Offered: Spring
    Credits: 3
    ME 473 - Introduction to Control Systems
    Term(s) Offered: Fall
    Credits: 3
    (4)
    Course NameCredits:Term TakenGradeGen Ed
    ME 365 - Modeling Dynamic Systems
    Term(s) Offered: Spring
    Credits: 3
    ME 366 - Dynamics of Machinery
    Term(s) Offered: Fall
    Credits: 3
    ME 473 - Introduction to Control Systems
    Term(s) Offered: Fall
    Credits: 3

    Mechatronics

    Emphasis-required courses

    Course NameCredits:Term TakenGradeGen Ed
    ECE 241 - Digital Logic
    Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring
    Credits: 3
    ECE 343 - Electronics
    Term(s) Offered: Spring
    Credits: 4
    ME 365 - Modeling Dynamic Systems
    Term(s) Offered: Spring
    Credits: 3
    ME 473 - Introduction to Control Systems
    Term(s) Offered: Fall
    Credits: 3

    Design sequences

    (1)
    Course NameCredits:Term TakenGradeGen Ed
    ECE 241 - Digital Logic
    Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring
    Credits: 3
    ECE 347 - Microcomputer Engineering
    Term(s) Offered: Fall
    Credits: 3
    ECE 447 - Embedded Systems Design
    Term(s) Offered: Spring
    Credits: 3
    (2)
    Course NameCredits:Term TakenGradeGen Ed
    ME 365 - Modeling Dynamic Systems
    Term(s) Offered: Spring
    Credits: 3
    ME 473 - Introduction to Control Systems
    Term(s) Offered: Fall
    Credits: 3
    ME 363 - Vibrations
    Term(s) Offered: Fall, even-numbered years
    Credits: 3
    (3)
    Course NameCredits:Term TakenGradeGen Ed
    ME 365 - Modeling Dynamic Systems
    Term(s) Offered: Spring
    Credits: 3
    ME 366 - Dynamics of Machinery
    Term(s) Offered: Fall
    Credits: 3
    ME 473 - Introduction to Control Systems
    Term(s) Offered: Fall
    Credits: 3

    Note:

    With advance coordination, students can propose their own unique program of study that incorporates courses from more than one emphasis area. Program plans of this type must be submitted to the department chair before the student completes his or her second year of study. A departmental committee will either approve or disapprove the program of study.

    Notes: