B.S. in Engineering

Students will:

  • Have an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
  • Have an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors.
  • Have an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
  • Have an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts.
  • Have an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives.
  • Have an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
  • Have an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

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
COMD 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 Level3
Humanities Upper Level3
Social Sciences Upper Level3
ECON 225Engineering Economics3
Total Credits38


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 Engineers2
ESCI 206Fluid Mechanics3
ESCI 305Thermodynamics3
Total Credits11
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 Requirements123

Plan of Study (BSE)

Planning Your Course Progression

Engineering courses (ENGR, ESCI, ELEC, AERO, MECH, CESC) are offered four times a year. ENGR 490 and 491 are offered twice 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.

Year One

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
COMD 219 Speech 3
 Credits Subtotal6.0
 Credits Total: 29.0

Year Two

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 2
 Credits Subtotal8.0
 Credits Total: 34.0

Year Three

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
 Credits Subtotal6.0
 Credits Total: 28.0

Year Four

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 Degree Requirements123