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. A minimum of six 3- or 4-credit physics courses (with at least one of these courses being at the 700 level), a minimum of six 3- or 4-credit engineering courses and two other electives, chosen from physics, engineering or math programs. The course selection must include a total of at least eight courses at the combined 600 and 700 levels.
    2. CHEM 403 or CHEM 405. (Note: to take CHEM 405, a student must have taken chemistry in high school.)
    3. Required math courses include Math 425, 426 (Calc 1, 2) and 527/528 (Diff Eq and Multi-D). Math 525/526 (Linearity I, II) may replace MATH 527/528.
    4. A computer programming course, such as CS 410 or IAM 550 or equivalent.
    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 407- General Physics I 
CHEM 405- Chemical Principles for Engineers 
MATH 426- Calculus II 
PHYS 408- 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 425- Calculus I

CHEM 405- Chemical Principles for Engineers

PHYS 407- General Physics I

PHYS 400- Freshman Seminar 

Discovery Elective
MATH 426- Calculus II
PHYS 408- 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)