Curriculum

Requirements

  1. Satisfy the requirements of the Discovery Program.
  2. Satisfy the Writing Requirements. This requirement includes four courses. A list of approved writing-intensive courses appears on the web.
  3. Satisfy the Bachelor of Science Requirements: a minimum of 128 credits at the 400-799 level and at a GPA of at least 2.00.
  4. Minimum Engineering Physics requirements:
    1. Choose an (acredited) BSEP track: Aerospace Track, Materials Science Track, or Engineering Research Track.
    2. PHYS 407, 408 (General Physics I, II). PHYS 407H & MATH 425H (Honors Studio Calc/Phys) have to be taken together, same for PHYS 408H & MATH 426H. Honors Studio Calc/Phys is recommended for all Physics students.
    3. CHEM 403 or CHEM 405. (Note: to take CHEM 405, a student must have taken chemistry in high school.)
    4. Required math courses include Math 425, 426 (Calculus I, II) and 527 (Diff. Eqs.) and 528 (Multi-D Calc.). Math 525/526 (Linearity I, II) may replace MATH 527/528.
    5. A capstone experience is required of all BSEP students during their senior year. ABET accreditation requires that the capstone experience be a design experience. If a project involves research, it must also lead to a design effort.
  5. A student must have a minimum grade of C in each 400- or 500-level course in items 4.1 through 4.4 and an overall grade-point average of 2.33 in these courses in order to continue in the BSEP program.

 

BSEP — Aerospace Track

  Fall Semester Spring Semester
Year 1
ENGL 401 - First-Year Writing
ME 441 - Intro to Engineering Design/ Solid Modeling
PHYS 400 - Freshman Seminar
PHYS 407H - General Physics I
MATH 425H - Calculus I
CHEM 405 - Chemical Principles for Engineers
MATH 426H - Calculus II 
PHYS 408H - General Physics I 

IAM 550 - Intro to Engineering and Computing 

Year 2
Discovery Elective
PHYS 508 - Thermodynamics and Statistical Mech.
MATH 528 - Multi-Dimensional Calculus
PHYS 505 - General Physics III
PHYS 506 - General Physics III Lab
Discovery Elective
Discovery Elective
MATH 527 - Differential Equations
PHYS 615 - Classical Mechanics and Math Physics I
Year 3
Discovery Elective
ME 608 - Fluid Dynamics
ECE 541 - Electric Circuits
PHYS 616 - Classical Mechanics/Math Physics II
Discovery Elective
ECE 548 - Electronic Design
PHYS 703 - Electricity and Magnetism
ME 670 - Systems Modeling, Simulation and Control
Year 4
Discovery Elective
ECE 651 - Electronic Design II
PHYS 708 - Optics
PHYS 797 - Senior Design Capstone Project 
Discovery Elective
ME 743 - Satellite Systems, Dynamics and Controls
PHYS 712 - Space Plasma Physics
PHYS 797 - Senior Design Project

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BSEP — Materials Science Track

  Fall Semester
Spring Semester
Year 1

ENGL 401 - First-Year Writing

MATH 425H - Calculus I

CHEM 405 - Chemical Principles for Engineers

PHYS 407H - General Physics I

PHYS 400 - Freshman Seminar 

Discovery Elective
MATH 426H - Calculus II
PHYS 408H - General Physics II
IAM 550 - Introduction to Engineering Computing  
Year 2
Discovery Elective
PHYS 508 - Thermodynamics and Statistical Mech.
MATH 528 - Multi-Dimensional Calculus
PHYS 505 - General Physics III
PHYS 506 - General Physics III Lab 
Discovery Elective
ME 561 - Introduction to Material Science
MATH 527 - Differential Equations
PHYS 615 - Classical Mechanics and Math Physics I 
Year 3
Discovery Elective
PHYS 701 - Quantum Mechanics I
ME 761 - Diffraction and Imaging Methods
PHYS 616 - Classical Mechanics and Math Physics II 
Discovery Elective
ME 646 - Experimental Measurement and Data Analysis
PHYS 703 - Electricity and Magnetism I
PHYS 718 - Condensed Matter Physics 
Year 4
Discovery Elective
ECE 541 - Electric Circuits
PHYS 797 - Senior Design Capstone Project
Elective in Major
Elective in Major 
Discovery Elective
ECE 548 - Electronic Design I
PHYS 797 - Senior Design Project
Elective in Major
3 Electives in Major, choose from: 

ME 730 (Mechanical Behavior of Materials, 4 cr), ME 735 (Mechanics of Composite Materials, 4 cr), ME760 (Physical Metallurgy, 4 cr), ME 786 (Introduction to Finite Element Analysis + Lab), ME 795 (Thin Film Science & Technology, ME 795 (Fracture and Fatigue of Engineering Material), ME 795 (Physical Metallurgy of Automotive and Aerospace Materials + Lab), or ME 795 (Thermodynamics & Kinetics of Materials I, 3 cr)

 

BSEP — Engineering Research Track

 
Fall Semester
Spring Semester
Year 1
Disovery Elective
MATH 425H - Calculus I
PHYS 400 - Freshman Seminar
PHYS 407H - General Physics I
CHEM 405 - General Chemistry

ENGL 401 - Freshman English

MATH 426H-  Calculus II

PHYS 408H - General Physics I

IAM 550 - Intro to Engineering and Computing 

Year 2

Discovery Elective

MATH 528 - Multi-Dimensional Calculus 

PHYS 505 - General Physics III

PHYS 506 - General Physics III Lab

ECE 541 - Electric Circuits 

Discovery Elective

MATH 527 - Differential Equations

ECE 548 - Electronic Design I

PHYS 615 - Classical Mechanics & Math Physics I 

Year 3

Discovery Elective

PHYS 616 - Classical Mechanics & Math Physics II

ECE 651 - Electronic Design II

PHYS 508 - Thermodynamics 

Discovery Elective
PHYS 703 - Electricity & Magnetism I

ECE 543 - Introduction to Digital Systems

Elective in Major

Year 4

Discovery Elective

PHYS 797 - Senior Design Project I

ECE 633 - Signals and Systems I

PHYS 704 - Electricity and Magnetism II OR

PHYS 708 - Optics

Elective in Major

Discovery Elective

PHYS 797- Senior Design Project II

ECE 647 - Random Processes and Signals in Engineering

ME 608 - Fluid Dynamics

Elective in Major

3 Electives in Major, choose from:

ECE 634 (Signals and Systems II), MS 762 (Electronic Materials Science), ME 561 (Introduction to Materials Science), ME 670 (Systems Modeling, Simulation, and Control), ME 706 (Renewable Energy: Physical and Engineering Principles), ME 712 (Waves in Fluids), ME 743 (Satellite Systems, Dynamics, and Control), and ME 770 (Design with Microprocessors)