B.S. in Engineering

Worldwide Embry-Riddle Bachelor of Science in Engineering~Program updated effective January, 1, 2021
The Bachelor of Science in Engineering (BSE) degree is designed from a multidisciplinary perspective with subject matter from mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, aeronautical, and systems engineering. The educational focus is anticipated to support the growth and innovative development of aerospace technologies and systems and address current industry challenges. The program educational objective is to graduate engineers that can enter into research, development, and design positions, function effectively on multidisciplinary teams, and contribute to the advancement in engineering-related projects upon graduation.

The BSE targets the high-school graduate, in addition to non-traditional and transfer students, to provide knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) correlating to comprehension and application of essential engineering concepts. The curriculum features: 19 hours of mathematics, 10 hours of calculus-based physics, 66 hours of engineering, 6 hours of a senior level design project, and 27 hours of economics, communications, social sciences, and humanities.

Program-Specific Criteria

Admissions Criteria

In addition to meeting the Worldwide Campus admissions requirements, applicants for admission into the BS in Engineering and BS in Engineering Technology degree programs must:

  • Complete the English and Math Skills Assessments prior to admission to determine academic preparedness for entry into ENGL 123 English Composition and MATH 241 Calculus I.
  • Current high school students and recent graduates under the age of 20 must meet established admissions requirements and demonstrate a 3.0 high school CGPA, with coursework that reflects 4 years of college preparatory mathematics and 2 years of college preparatory science, including a laboratory science.
  • Transfer applicants must meet established admissions requirements and demonstrate a 2.5 cumulative grade point average (CGPA); transfer credit deemed equivalent to demonstrate academic preparedness for immediate entry into ENGL 123 English Composition and MATH 241 Calculus I, will be considered for admission into the program. Skills Assessment scores will be used for advising purposes if English and Math transfer credit demonstrates academic preparedness for admission into the program.

Students who fail to satisfy the guidelines for full admission may be considered for conditional admission under circumstances determined by the Admissions Office OR may be considered for admission into an alternate program. A written petition for admission, current resume and other supporting documentation may be requested for consideration of admission. Exceptions will be reviewed on a case by case basis.

Current Worldwide students requesting a change of program to the BS in Engineering or BS in Engineering Technology degree programs must demonstrate successful completion of the first year of the suggested plan of study in the AS in Engineering Fundamentals degree plan with a 2.5 GPA. Students may then work with their campus advisor to determine eligibility to add or change to the BS in Engineering or BS in Engineering Technology degree programs. Exceptions will be reviewed on a case by case basis.

Capstone Requirements:

1.       Senior status is defined as having completed all Freshmen, Sophomore, and Junior year courses of the BSE program as published in the Suggested Plan of Study.

2.       All courses must be completed prior to enrolling in ENGR 490 with the exception of those identified in Terms 3 and 4 of the Senior year as published in the BSE Suggested Plan of Study.

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General Education

General Education
Embry-Riddle courses in the general education categories of Communication Theory and Skills, Humanities, Social Sciences, Physical and Life Science, Mathematics, and Computer Science are given in the list below, assuming prerequisites are met. Courses from other institutions are acceptable if they fall into these broad categories and are at the level specified.
Communication Theory and Skills
ENGL 123English Composition3
ENGL 221Technical Report Writing3
SPCH 219Speech3
MATH 241Calculus and Analytical Geometry I4
MATH 242Calculus and Analytical Geometry II4
Computer Science/Information
ENGR 115Introduction to Computing for Engineers3
Physical and Life Sciences
PHYS 150Physics I for Engineers3
PHYS 160Physics II for Engineers3
Humanities**/Social Sciences
Humanities Lower Level6
Humanities Upper Level3
Social Sciences Lower Level3
Social Sciences Upper Level3
ECON 225Engineering Economics3
Total Credits44


Aeronautical Engineering
AERO 309Aerodynamic Performance of Flight Vehicles3
ENGR 350Project Management for Engineered Systems3
Total Credits6
ENGR 101Introduction to Engineering3
ENGR 120Graphical Communications3
ENGR 330Signals & Systems3
ENGR 331Signals & Systems Laboratory1
ENGR 400Fundamentals of Energy Systems3
ENGR 450Systems and Controls3
Total Credits16
~Engineering Science
ESCI 201Statics3
ESCI 202Solid Mechanics3
ESCI 204Dynamics3
ESCI 325Engineering Materials and Structures3
Total Credits12
Computer Engineering
CESC 220Digital Circuit Design3
CESC 222Digital Circuit Design Laboratory1
Total Credits4
Electrical Engineering
ELEC 220Circuits3
ELEC 221Circuits Laboratory1
ELEC 230Electronics3
ELEC 231Electronics Laboratory1
Total Credits8
~Physical Science
PHYS 250Physics III for Engineers3
PHYS 253Physics Laboratory for Engineers1
ESCI 206Fluid Mechanics3
ESCI 305Thermodynamics3
Total Credits10
Mechanical Engineering
MECH 302Introduction to Robotics3
MECH 303Robotics Laboratory1
MECH 313Instrumentation and Data Acquisition2
MECH 314Instrumentation and Data Acquisition Laboratory1
ENGR 404Mechatronics3
ENGR 405Mechatronics Laboratory1
Total Credits11
MATH 243Calculus and Analytical Geometry III4
MATH 345Differential Equations and Matrix Methods4
STAT 412Probability and Statistics3
Total Credits11
ENGR 490Capstone Design Project I3
ENGR 491Capstone Design Project II3
Total Credits6
Total Degree Requirements128

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