2015-2016 Undergraduate Academic Catalogue 
    
    Oct 04, 2022  
2015-2016 Undergraduate Academic Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Materials Engineering Concentrations, B.S.E.


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The course requirements are identical for all concentrations in the freshman year and the first semester of the sophomore year. Course selection for concentrations begins in the second half of the sophomore year, when a group of courses will send the student toward computer engineering and electrical engineering concentrations, or another group of courses will direct the student toward mechanical engineering and materials engineering concentrations. In the first semester of the junior year and all subsequent semesters, the student is required to select engineering courses in one chosen concentration. The program of study is shown below for the freshman year and the first semester of the sophomore year.

Mathematics and Science Prerequisite Courses


In order to graduate within four years, students who are considering majoring in engineering must take the following mathematics and science prerequisite courses during their first year:

Requirements for the Major


Requirements for the Concentration


The course requirements are identical for all engineering concentrations through the first semester of the sophomore year. The course requirements for the second semester of the sophomore year are the same for mechanical engineering and materials engineering concentrations. Courses for individual concentrations in mechanical engineering and materials engineering begin in the first semester of the junior year.

Sophomore Year


Junior Year


Spring Term


Senior Year


Fall Term


Spring Term


Engineering Electives


The engineering elective may be any 300- or 400-level engineering course (except EG 495 ) for which prerequisite/corequisite requirements have been satisfied and may be taken at any time during the final four semesters. Electives and engineering concentration courses may be taken in any order allowed by prerequisites, but consideration should be given to the effect this will have on selection of a capstone design project in EG 497 /EG 498  during the senior year. The senior design topic should be derived from the 300- and 400-level engineering courses taken prior to beginning the senior design course sequence. These courses and the 400-level engineering courses taken during the senior year provide the technical basis for the project. The junior and senior years should be planned during the second semester of the sophomore year when a formal concentration, from one of the four (4) engineering concentrations, is selected. Concentration electives in mechanical engineering and materials engineering are listed below:

Notes:


With the approval of the department chair, other engineering courses may be pursued through the Baltimore Students Exchange Program (BSEP). Electives must be at the junior/senior level, and care must be taken to ensure that institutional course prerequisites are satisfied. A formal plan of study should be formulated as soon as a student selects a concentration. Study abroad programs may be possible, depending on the courses that are available. Study abroad programs require review and approval of the student's major advisor.

Key:


* Required for major.
** Terms may be interchanged.
EC 102 /EC 103  strongly recommended.

Notes:


  1. Engineering cannot be taken as an interdisciplinary major.
  2. Students must complete the diversity core requirement through a designated diversity core, major, or elective course (see Diversity Core Requirement  under Curriculum and Policies).

Second Engineering Concentration


A student can complete the second concentration by completing three rather than four of the concentration electives listed in the second concentration area. The student's single engineering elective can be used to take one of the second concentration elective courses. Free electives can be used to take the other two. Substitutions for these concentration courses require the permission of the department chair.

For the four special cases listed below, a single upper-level concentration course may be counted toward a second, closely-related concentration:

Engineering Cognates


A cognate in engineering recognizes additional competence in an engineering area outside of a student's concentration area but is short of meeting the requirements for a second concentration. To achieve the cognate designation from the department, the student must take two concentration electives in the cognate area. (For example, a student concentrating in mechanical engineering can receive a cognate in materials engineering by completing two of the five materials concentration electives.)

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