Engineering Fundamentals Program

Advising

The College of Engineering (COE) Advising Center focuses on advising and retaining all engineering students starting from the time they matriculate until they complete their degree. Additionally, a faculty member will mentor each student, per his/her selected degree, until graduation.

Students entering the first-year engineering curriculum should be able to demonstrate competency in visualization, mathematics, and science.  Students should be prepared to enter EGR 120 (Graphical Communications), having demonstrated appropriate visualization skills. If needed, students may register for EGR 100 (Spatial Visualization) to prepare for EGR 120. They should also be prepared to enter Calculus I, having demonstrated proficiency in algebra and trigonometry. If necessary, students can prepare for the first year of engineering by taking MA 140 (College Algebra) and MA 142 (Trigonometry) or MA 143 (Pre-Calculus Essentials) before taking MA 241 (Calculus and Analytical Geometry I). EGR 105 (Introductory Problems for Engineering Applications) is also available for students to better prepare for mathematical applications within an engineering context.

First-Year for Aerospace, Civil, Mechanical 

Year One
Credits
CHM 110 General Chemistry I 3
CHM 110L General Chemistry I Laboratory 1
COM 122 English Composition 3
EGR 101 Introduction to Engineering 2
EGR 115 Introduction to Computing for Engineers 3
EGR 120 Graphical Communications 3
MA 241 Calculus and Analytical Geometry I 4
MA 242 Calculus and Analytical Geometry II 4
PS 150 Physics for Engineers I 3
UNIV 101 College Success 1
Lower-Level Humanities* 3
Lower-Level Social Sciences* 3
 Credits Subtotal33.0
 Credits Total: 33.0

*General Education Courses For Engineers

Lower Level Humanities and Social Sciences courses may be chosen from those listed in the General Education Program Courses section, assuming prerequisite and other listed requirements are met. Courses that students have taken at other institutions may be acceptable if they fall into these categories and are at the level specified in the particular engineering program.

First-Year for Hardware (Computer Engineering and Electrical Engineering)

Year One
Credits
COM 122 English Composition 3
COM 219 Speech 3
CEC 220 Digital Circuit Design 3
CEC 222 Digital Circuit Design Laboratory 1
CS 223 Scientific Programming in C 3
EGR 101 Introduction to Engineering 2
MA 241 Calculus and Analytical Geometry I 4
MA 242 Calculus and Analytical Geometry II 4
PS 150 Physics for Engineers I 3
UNIV 101 College Success 1
Lower-Level Humanities * 3
Lower-Level Social Sciences * 3
 Credits Subtotal33.0
 Credits Total: 33.0

General Education Courses For Engineers

*

Lower Level Humanities and Social Sciences courses may be chosen from those listed in the General Education Program Courses section, assuming prerequisite and other listed requirements are met. Courses that students have taken at other institutions may be acceptable if they fall into these categories and are at the level specified in the particular engineering program.

First-Year for Software (Computer Science and Software Engineering) 

Year One
Credits
COM 122 English Composition 3
CS 223 Scientific Programming in C 3
CS 225 Computer Science II 4
EGR 101 Introduction to Engineering 2
MA 241 Calculus and Analytical Geometry I 4
MA 242 Calculus and Analytical Geometry II 4
Physical Life Science * 3
UNIV 101 College Success 1
Lower-Level Humanities ** 3
Lower-Level Social Sciences ** 3
CS 222 Introduction to Discrete Structures 3
 Credits Subtotal33.0
 Credits Total: 33.0

 Physical or Life Science Courses

*

A Physical or Life Sciences courses may be chosen from those listed below:

CHM 111, GEO 215, WX 201, PS 150 or PS 227

[An additional 4 credit hours of Physical or Life Sciences are required to be completed prior to graduation from the following list of lecture and lab combination courses:

BIO 120 and 120L, or CHM 110 and 110L, or PS 224 and PS 224L, or PS 226 and 226L, or PS 250 and PS 253.]

General Education Courses For Engineers

**

Lower Level Humanities and Social Sciences courses may be chosen from those listed in the General Education Program Courses section, assuming prerequisite and other listed requirements are met. Courses that students have taken at other institutions may be acceptable if they fall into these categories and are at the level specified in the particular engineering program.

First-Year for Still Exploring  

Engineering students exploring which degree program to select may enroll in the engineering Common Year courses as advised by COE advisor. This enables students interested in engineering to explore the content of all COE programs during their first year. All courses in the above list apply towards any engineering degree. During the sophomore year, Still Exploring Engineering students will need to select a degree program.  Pre-college preparation in math and physics is essential for success in engineering. If it is necessary to enroll in more basic math and physics courses to ensure that preparation, still exploring engineering students should understand it will take longer than the projected four years to complete their chosen engineering degree.

Year One
Credits
COM 122 English Composition 3
COM 219 Speech 3
EGR 101 Introduction to Engineering 2
CS 223 Scientific Programming in C 3
MA 241 Calculus and Analytical Geometry I 4
MA 242 Calculus and Analytical Geometry II 4
PS 150 Physics for Engineers I 3
PS 160 Physics for Engineers II 3
PS 226L Physics I Laboratory 1
PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology 3
UNIV 101 College Success 1
Humanities Lower-Level Elective * 3
 Credits Subtotal33.0
 Credits Total: 33.0

General Education Courses For Engineers

*

Lower Level Humanities and Social Sciences courses may be chosen from those listed in the General Education Program Courses section, assuming prerequisite and other listed requirements are met. Courses that students have taken at other institutions may be acceptable if they fall into these categories and are at the level specified in the particular engineering program.