Suggested Plan of Study (BSE)

B.S. in Engineering

Planning Your Course Progression

Engineering courses (ENGR, ESCI, ELEC, AERO, MECH, CESC) are offered four times a year. Other supporting courses (i.e., Calculus, Physics, English, etc.) are offered more frequently. The suggested Plan of Study shows a sequence of courses for a typical four- year program. There are four terms a year. In a given year there are four tracks that these terms are offered. For example, the first track starts with term 1 in August and then progresses with term 2 in October, term 3 in January and then term 4 in March. The other three tracks follow the same progression but with different start dates for the first term as indicated in the figure. BSE students should follow this approach when planning their course progression.

Freshman Year

Term 1Credits
ENGR 101 Introduction to Engineering 3
ENGL 123 English Composition 3
 Credits Subtotal6.0
Term 2
MATH 241 Calculus and Analytical Geometry I 4
ENGR 115 Introduction to Computing for Engineers 3
Humanities Lower-Level (HUMN) 3
 Credits Subtotal10.0
Term 3
MATH 242 Calculus and Analytical Geometry II 4
PHYS 150 Physics I for Engineers 3
 Credits Subtotal7.0
Term 4
PHYS 160 Physics II for Engineers 3
SPCH 219 Speech 3
Social Science Lower-Level (SOCI) 3
 Credits Subtotal9.0
 Credits Total: 32.0

Sophomore Year

Term 1Credits
ENGR 120 Graphical Communications 3
MATH 243 Calculus and Analytical Geometry III 4
ENGL 221 Technical Report Writing 3
 Credits Subtotal10.0
Term 2
MATH 345 Differential Equations and Matrix Methods 4
ESCI 201 Statics 3
 Credits Subtotal7.0
Term 3
ESCI 202 Solid Mechanics 3
ESCI 206 Fluid Mechanics 3
ECON 225 Engineering Economics 3
 Credits Subtotal9.0
Term 4
ESCI 204 Dynamics 3
PHYS 250 Physics III for Engineers 3
PHYS 253 Physics Laboratory for Engineers 1
 Credits Subtotal7.0
 Credits Total: 33.0

Junior Year

Term 1Credits
ESCI 305 Thermodynamics 3
ELEC 220 Circuits 3
ELEC 221 Circuits Laboratory 1
 Credits Subtotal7.0
Term 2
ELEC 230 Electronics 3
ELEC 231 Electronics Laboratory 1
CESC 220 Digital Circuit Design 3
CESC 222 Digital Circuit Design Laboratory 1
 Credits Subtotal8.0
Term 3
MECH 302 Introduction to Robotics 3
MECH 303 Robotics Laboratory 1
MECH 313 Instrumentation and Data Acquisition 2
MECH 314 Instrumentation and Data Acquisition Laboratory 1
 Credits Subtotal7.0
Term 4
AERO 309 Aerodynamic Performance of Flight Vehicles 3
ESCI 325 Engineering Materials and Structures 3
Humanities Lower-Level (HUMN) 3
 Credits Subtotal9.0
 Credits Total: 31.0

Senior Year

Term 1Credits
ENGR 330 Signals & Systems 3
ENGR 331 Signals & Systems Laboratory 1
ENGR 404 Mechatronics 3
ENGR 405 Mechatronics Laboratory 1
 Credits Subtotal8.0
Term 2
ENGR 450 Systems and Controls 3
STAT 412 Probability and Statistics 3
ENGR 350 Project Management for Engineered Systems 3
 Credits Subtotal9.0
Term 3
ENGR 490 Capstone Design Project I 3
Humanities Upper-Level (HUMN) 3
ENGR 400 Fundamentals of Energy Systems 3
 Credits Subtotal9.0
Term 4
ENGR 491 Capstone Design Project II 3
Social Science Upper-Level (SOCI) 3
 Credits Subtotal6.0
 Credits Total: 32.0
Total Credits128