Engineering

The concentration in Engineering equips students with a solid foundation for careers in engineering, to advance the knowledge base for future technologies, and to merge teaching, scholarship, and practice in the pursuit of solutions to human needs. The concentration offers one standard Bachelor of Arts (A.B.) program and nine Bachelor of Science (Sc.B.) degree program tracks. Of these, seven Sc.B. programs in biomedical, chemical and biochemical, civil through May 2016, computer, electrical, materials, and mechanical engineering are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org/. Sc.B. degree programs in environmental engineering and engineering physics are also offered, but they are not accredited by ABET. (Note: The civil track has been discontinued for all students entering after fall 2012. Students interested in structural engineering entering in the class of 2017 and beyond may pursue a Structures track within the Mechanical Engineering program.). Other programs leading to the Sc.B. or A.B. degrees in Engineering may be designed in consultation with a faculty advisor. These programs must meet the general requirements for concentration programs in the School of Engineering. Students interested in an individualized program should consult with an Engineering faculty member willing to serve as an advisor and obtain the approval of the Engineering Concentration Committee. 

Please note that all student concentration forms must be approved by the Engineering Concentration Committee, which reviews them for compliance with all relevant program and accreditation requirements.

Mathematics

Mathematics 0190, 0200 is the preferred sequence of courses to be taken in the freshman year. Students with weak preparation in calculus may start in MATH 0100 and take MATH 0200 in second semester. Students without one year of secondary school level preparation in calculus should take MATH 0090, MATH 0100 in their first year, and should begin their sequence of engineering courses with ENGN 0030 in sophomore year. The courses APMA 0330 & APMA 0340 (Methods of Applied Math I, II) can be taken in the sophomore year as well.

Advanced Placement

Students who have taken Advanced Placement courses in high school and/or have shown proficiency through advanced placement examinations are often able to start at a higher level than suggested by the standard programs below. However, please note that Advanced Placement credit cannot be used to satisfy any concentration requirements.  For example, our Sc.B. programs specify that students must take 4 semesters of math while enrolled here at Brown, beginning with MATH 0190 or MATH 0170.  If a student comes in with advanced placement credit (e.g. placing out of MATH 0190 or MATH 0200), he/she is strongly recommended to take a higher level math course as a replacement.  Examples of such courses are MATH 0520 (Linear Algebra), MATH 1260 (Complex Analysis), MATH 1610 (Probability), MATH 1620 (Statistics), APMA 1170 (Numerical Analysis), APMA 1210 (Operations Research), or APMA 1650 (Statistical Inference). However, the student with advanced placement credit for MATH 0190 orMATH 0200 also has the option of replacing the math course with an advanced-level science course, subject to the approval of the concentration advisor.

Transfer Credit

Students who have successfully completed college courses elsewhere may apply to the University for transfer credit. (See the “Study Elsewhere” section of the University Bulletin for procedures, or contact the Dean of the College.) Transfer courses that are used to meet Engineering concentration requirements must be approved by the student’s concentration advisor, and must be described briefly on the student’s electronic concentration form.  Transfer courses that are determined by the concentration advisor to be substantially equivalent to a required Brown course automatically fulfill concentration requirements. In rare cases, students may petition the concentration committee to use courses that do not have an equivalent offered at Brown to meet a concentration requirement.  Substitutions of this nature can only be approved if the student’s overall program meets published educational outcomes for the concentration and has sufficient basic science, mathematics, and engineering topics courses to meet relevant accreditation requirements. Students should consult their concentration advisor for assistance with drafting a petition. The decision whether to award concentration credit is made by majority vote of the Engineering Concentration Committee.

Substitutions for Required Courses

In exceptional circumstances, a student may petition the concentration committee to substitute a course in place of a requirement. Such substitutions can only be approved if the student's modified program continues to meet the published educational outcomes for the concentration, and has sufficient basic science, mathematics, and engineering topics courses to meet accreditation requirements.   Students wishing to make substitutions of this nature should consult their concentration advisor for assistance with drafting their petition.  Approval of the petition is subject to majority vote of the Engineering Concentration Committee.

Standard program for the A.B. degree

Candidates for the Bachelor of Arts (A.B.) degree with a concentration in Engineering must complete at least eight approved Engineering courses. The eight courses must include at least two 1000-level Engineering courses. Of these 1000-level courses, one must be a design or independent study course and the other an in-classroom experience. The set of Engineering courses must be chosen with careful attention to the prerequisites of the 1000-level courses. Please note that this A.B. degree program is not accredited by  ABET.

Not all engineering courses may be used to satisfy the engineering course requirement for the A.B. degree. For example, the following courses cannot be used to satisfy the engineering course requirement for the A.B. degree: ENGN 0020,ENGN 0090, ENGN 0900, ENGN 0930A, ENGN 0930C, ENGN 1010.  Therefore, the program of study must be developed through consultation with the concentration advisor.

The A.B. program also requires preparation in Mathematics equivalent to MATH 0200 and APMA 0330, as well as at least one college-level science course from the general areas of chemistry, life sciences, physics, or geological sciences. Remedial courses, such as CHEM 0100, cannot be used to satisfy this requirement. A programming course is also recommended, but not required. The entire program is subject to approval by an Engineering Concentration Advisor and the Chair of the Engineering Concentration Committee.

Standard programs for the Sc.B. degree

All Bachelor of Science (Sc.B.) program tracks build upon a common core of engineering knowledge and skills applicable across all engineering disciplines. The goal of this engineering core curriculum is to prepared to practice engineering in an age of rapidly changing technology. Two-thirds of this four-year program consists of a core of basic mathematics, physical sciences and engineering sciences common to all branches of engineering, including a thorough grounding in programming and technical problem solving. This core provides our graduates with the basis of theory, design, and analysis that will enable them to adapt to whatever may come along during their careers.

At the same time, the core courses assist students in making informed choices in determining their areas of specialization, at the end of their sophomore year. To this end, first-year students are given an introduction to engineering - featuring case studies from different disciplines in engineering as well as guest speakers from industry. This aspect of the program is different from that at many other schools where students are expected to select a specific branch of engineering much earlier in their academic program.

In addition, all Sc.B. programs in Engineering must be complemented by at least four courses in humanities and social sciences.The minimum four-course humanities and social sciences requirement for the Sc.B. in Engineering cannot be met by advanced placement credit. 

Chemical and Biochemical  Engineering Track:

The Chemical and Biochemical Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org. The education objectives of the Chemical and Biochemical Engineering program are to prepare graduates: (1) to pursue productive scientific and technical careers, beginning with entry-level engineering positions in industry, or graduate study in chemical or biochemical engineering or related fields; or to successfully pursue other careers that benefit from the analytical or quantitative skills acquired through the Brown CBE Program; (2) to effectively apply the principles of chemical and biochemical engineering, problem-solving skills, and critical and independent thinking, to a broad range of complex, multidisciplinary technological and societal problems; (3) to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, to professionals and audiences of diverse backgrounds, and to pursue technical approaches and innovations that address the needs of society in an ethical, safe, sustainable, and environmentally responsible manner. The student outcomes of this program are the ABET (a) - (k) Student Outcomes as defined by the "ABET Criteria for Accrediting Engineering Programs" (available online at http://www.abet.org/accreditation-criteria-policies-documents/).
 

1. Core Courses:
ENGN 0030Introduction to Engineering1
ENGN 0040Dynamics and Vibrations1
ENGN 0410Materials Science1
ENGN 0510Electricity and Magnetism1
ENGN 0520Electrical Circuits and Signals1
ENGN 0720Thermodynamics1
ENGN 0810Fluid Mechanics1
BIOL 0200The Foundation of Living Systems1
CHEM 0330Equilibrium, Rate, and Structure1
MATH 0190Advanced Placement Calculus (Physics/Engineering)1
or MATH 0170 Advanced Placement Calculus
MATH 0200Intermediate Calculus (Physics/Engineering)1
or MATH 0180 Intermediate Calculus
or MATH 0350 Honors Calculus
APMA 0330Methods of Applied Mathematics I, II1
or APMA 0350 Methods of Applied Mathematics I, II
APMA 0340Methods of Applied Mathematics I, II1
or APMA 0360 Methods of Applied Mathematics I, II
2. Upper-Level Chemical & Biochemical Engineering Curriculum
ENGN 1110Transport and Biotransport Processes1
ENGN 1120Chemical and Biochemical Reactor Design 11
ENGN 1130Phase and Chemical Equilibria 11
ENGN 1710Heat and Mass Transfer1
CHEM 0350Organic Chemistry1
Advanced Chemistry elective course 2
CHEM 0360Organic Chemistry1
or CHEM 0400 Biophysical and Bioinorganic Chemistry
or CHEM 0500 Inorganic Chemistry
or CHEM 1140 Physical Chemistry: Quantum Chemistry
Advanced Natural Sciences elective course 31
3. Capstone Design Course
ENGN 1140Chemical Process Design1
*In addition to program requirements above, students must take four courses in the humanities and social sciences.
Total Credits21
1

Note: ENGN 1120 and 1130 are only offered in alternate years.

2

An advanced chemistry course approved by concentration advisor; the following courses are pre-approved for this requirement.

3

An advanced course in the natural sciences approved by the concentration advisor. For suggestions of acceptable courses that fulfill this requirement, please see the concentration advisor.

Civil Engineering Track (Available to students entering Brown on or before the Fall of 2012):

Important Announcement: Civil Engineering program will continue through May 2016, and will be available to all students currently enrolled at Brown, including those who arrived as Freshmen in the Fall of 2012 (the class of 2016). Students entering in the class of 2017 and later, with interest in Structural Engineering will be able to concentrate in this discipline through a Structures track within the Mechanical Engineering program. Students interested in Environmental Problems and Planning are directed to the programs in Chemical and Biochemical Engineering or Environmental Engineering.

The Civil Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org. The education objectives of the Civil Engineering program are to prepare graduates: (1) to have distinctive careers, beginning with either entry level positions in structural and environmental areas of civil engineering or graduate study in these fields; (2) to adapt to changing opportunities, both in engineering and in other professional and business pursuits; (3) to be ethically responsible, to engage in lifelong learning, and to be of service to the engineering community and to society at large.  The student outcomes of this program are the ABET (a) - (k) Student Outcomes as defined by the "ABET Criteria for Accrediting Engineering Programs" (available online at http://www.abet.org/accreditation-criteria-policies-documents/).

1. Core courses:
ENGN 0030Introduction to Engineering1
ENGN 0040Dynamics and Vibrations1
ENGN 0310Mechanics of Solids and Structures1
ENGN 0410Materials Science1
ENGN 0510Electricity and Magnetism1
ENGN 0520Electrical Circuits and Signals1
ENGN 0720Thermodynamics1
ENGN 0810Fluid Mechanics1
CHEM 0330Equilibrium, Rate, and Structure1
MATH 0190Advanced Placement Calculus (Physics/Engineering)1
or MATH 0170 Advanced Placement Calculus
MATH 0200Intermediate Calculus (Physics/Engineering)1
or MATH 0180 Intermediate Calculus
or MATH 0350 Honors Calculus
APMA 0330Methods of Applied Mathematics I, II1
or APMA 0350 Methods of Applied Mathematics I, II
APMA 0340Methods of Applied Mathematics I, II1
or APMA 0360 Methods of Applied Mathematics I, II
CSCI 0040Introduction to Scientific Computing and Problem Solving1
or CSCI 0150 Introduction to Object-Oriented Programming and Computer Science
or CSCI 0170 Computer Science: An Integrated Introduction
or CSCI 0190 Accelerated Introduction to Computer Science
2. Upper-Level Civil Engineering Curriculum4
Structural Analysis
Water Supply and Wastewater Treatment
Soil Mechanics and Principles of Foundation Engineering
Global Environmental Remote Sensing
Quantitative Elements of Physical Hydrology
Quantitative Modeling of Hydrologic Processes
3. Civil Engineering Specialty Options (Complete one of the following two course specialty sequences)2
3a. Structures
Design of Civil Engineering Structures
Planning and Design of Systems
Advanced Engineering Mechanics
Computer Aided Visualization and Design
Advanced Mechanics of Solids
Advanced Fluid Mechanics
3b. Environmental Problems
Phase and Chemical Equilibria
Planning and Design of Systems
4. Capstone Design
ENGN 1930DLarge Scale Engineering Design Project1
*In addition to program requirements above, students must take four courses in the humanities and social sciences.
Total Credits21

Computer Engineering Track:

The Computer Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org. The education objectives of the Computer Engineering program are to prepare graduates: (1) to pursue distinctive multidisciplinary scientific and technical careers beginning with either entry-level computer engineering positions in industry or graduate study in computer engineering and related fields; (2) to participate on multidisciplinary teams that cooperate in applying problem-solving skills and critical and independent thinking to a broad range of projects that can produce the technical innovations aimed at satisfying the future needs of society. The student outcomes of this program are the ABET (a) - (k) Student Outcomes as defined by the "ABET Criteria for Accrediting Engineering Programs" (available online at http://www.abet.org/accreditation-criteria-policies-documents/).

The Computer Engineering concentration shares much of the core with the other engineering programs, but is structured to include more courses in computer science, and a somewhat different emphasis in mathematics. 

1. Core Courses:
ENGN 0030Introduction to Engineering1
ENGN 0040Dynamics and Vibrations1
ENGN 0510Electricity and Magnetism1
ENGN 0520Electrical Circuits and Signals1
APMA 1650Statistical Inference I1
MATH 0190Advanced Placement Calculus (Physics/Engineering)1
or MATH 0170 Advanced Placement Calculus
MATH 0200Intermediate Calculus (Physics/Engineering)1
or MATH 0180 Intermediate Calculus
or MATH 0350 Honors Calculus
APMA 0330Methods of Applied Mathematics I, II1
or APMA 0350 Methods of Applied Mathematics I, II
CHEM 0330Equilibrium, Rate, and Structure1
or ENGN 0410 Materials Science
Select one of the following series (Other CSCI courses subject to approval):2
Introduction to Object-Oriented Programming and Computer Science
   and Introduction to Algorithms and Data Structures
Computer Science: An Integrated Introduction
   and Computer Science: An Integrated Introduction
Accelerated Introduction to Computer Science (and one additional CSCI course subject to approval) 1
2. Advanced Core:
MATH 0520Linear Algebra1
or MATH 0540 Honors Linear Algebra
CSCI 0330Introduction to Computer Systems1
ENGN 1570Linear System Analysis1
ENGN 1630Digital Electronics Systems Design1
3. Specialty Courses: (Complete one of the following 5-course specialty sequences)5
3a. For the Computer Specialty:
Analysis and Design of Electronic Circuits
Design of Computing Systems
Select one of the following (other ENGN courses subject to approval):
Communication Systems
Design and Implementation of Very Large-Scale Integrated Systems
Embedded Microprocessor Design
Design and Fabrication of Semiconductor Devices
Advanced Computer Architecture
Low Power VLSI System Design
Reconfigurable Computing
Select two of the following (other CSCI courses subject to approval):
Introduction to Software Engineering
Introduction to Computer Graphics
Database Management Systems
Distributed Computer Systems
Applied Artificial Intelligence
Building Intelligent Robots
Design and Analysis of Algorithms
Operating Systems
Computer Networks
Introduction to Programming Languages
Introduction to Multiprocessor Synchronization
Software System Design
3b. For the Multimedia Signal Processing Specialty:
Introduction to Computational Linear Algebra
Select two or three of the following (other ENGN courses subject to approval):
Communication Systems
Image Understanding
Medical Image Analysis
Pattern Recognition and Machine Learning
Digital Signal Processing
Computer Vision
Select one or two of the following (other CSCI courses subject to approval):
Introduction to Software Engineering
Introduction to Computer Graphics
Computational Photography
Applied Artificial Intelligence
Introduction to Machine Learning
Introduction to Computer Vision
Introduction to Computational Linguistics
Design and Analysis of Algorithms
4. Capstone Design 2
ENGN 1650Embedded Microprocessor Design1
*In addition to program requirements above, students must take four courses in the humanities and social sciences.
Total Credits21
1

Student should consult with concentration advisor for recommendation and approval.

2

Subject to approval by the concentration advisor, an independent study course (ENGN1970/1971) may be used to fulfill the Engineering Capstone Design requirement. To qualify for such approval, the independent study project must: (1) contain a significant and definable design component; (2) be based on the knowledge and skills acquired in earlier course work, (3) incorporate appropriate engineering standards; and (4) address multiple realistic constraints.  To request approval, please complete the online form available at: http://www.brown.edu/academics/engineering/undergraduate-study

Electrical Engineering Track:

The Electrical Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org. The education objectives of the Electrical Engineering program are to prepare graduates: (1) to pursue distinctive multidisciplinary scientific and technical careers beginning with either entry-level electrical engineering positions in industry or graduate study in electrical engineering and related fields; (2) to participate on multidisciplinary teams that cooperate in applying problem-solving skills and critical and independent thinking to a broad range of projects that can produce the technical innovations aimed at satisfying the future needs of society. The student outcomes of this program are the ABET (a) - (k) Student Outcomes as defined by the "ABET Criteria for Accrediting Engineering Programs" (available online at http://www.abet.org/accreditation-criteria-policies-documents/ ).

1. Core Courses:
ENGN 0030Introduction to Engineering1
ENGN 0040Dynamics and Vibrations1
ENGN 0410Materials Science1
ENGN 0510Electricity and Magnetism1
ENGN 0520Electrical Circuits and Signals1
ENGN 0720Thermodynamics1
ENGN 0310Mechanics of Solids and Structures1
or ENGN 0810 Fluid Mechanics
CHEM 0330Equilibrium, Rate, and Structure1
MATH 0190Advanced Placement Calculus (Physics/Engineering)1
or MATH 0170 Advanced Placement Calculus
MATH 0200Intermediate Calculus (Physics/Engineering)1
or MATH 0180 Intermediate Calculus
or MATH 0350 Honors Calculus
APMA 0330Methods of Applied Mathematics I, II1
or APMA 0350 Methods of Applied Mathematics I, II
APMA 0340Methods of Applied Mathematics I, II1
or APMA 0360 Methods of Applied Mathematics I, II
CSCI 0150Introduction to Object-Oriented Programming and Computer Science1
or CSCI 0040 Introduction to Scientific Computing and Problem Solving
or CSCI 0170 Computer Science: An Integrated Introduction
or CSCI 0190 Accelerated Introduction to Computer Science
2. Upper-Level Electrical Engineering Curriculum4
Linear System Analysis
Analysis and Design of Electronic Circuits
Digital Electronics Systems Design
Physics of Matter 1
Quantum Mechanics A
3. Electrical Engineering Specialty Option: (Complete one of the following 3-course specialty sequences) 3
3a. Bioelectrical Engineering
ENGN 1230; and one of (ENGN 1220, ENGN 1930B, ENGN 2500 or ENGN 2912L); and one additional course from the following (ENGN 1220, ENGN 1610, ENGN 1930B, ENGN 2500, ENGN 2912L, CLPS 1491, CLPS 1520, NEUR 1680 or NEUR 2110)
3b. Communications Systems
ENGN 1580; and (ENGN 1560 or ENGN 1690); and one additional course from the following (ENGN 1560, ENGN 1610, ENGN 1640, ENGN 1650, ENGN 1690 or ENGN 2530)
3c. Computer Engineering
CSCI 0330; and ENGN 1640; and one additional course from the following (ENGN 1580, ENGN 1600, ENGN 1610, ENGN 1650 or ENGN 2530)
3d. Multimedia Signal Processing
3e. Microelectronic Systems
ENGN 1600; ENGN 1640; and one additional course from the following (ENGN 1590, ENGN 1680, ENGN 2530 or ENGN 2912K)
3f. Solid State Electronics and Photonics
ENGN 1590; (ENGN 1560 or ENGN 1690); and one additional course from the following ENGN 1450, ENGN 1560, ENGN 1600, ENGN 1680, ENGN 1690, ENGN 1931A or PHYS 1420)
4. Capstone Design 21
Embedded Microprocessor Design
Projects in Engineering Design
*In addition to program requirements above, students must take four courses in the humanities and social sciences.
Total Credits21
1

 Or 1000-level Physics course subject to concentration advisor approval.

2

 Subject to approval by the concentration advisor, an independent study course (ENGN1970/1971) may be used to fulfill the Engineering Capstone Design requirement. To qualify for such approval, the indepedent study project must: (1) contain a significant and definable design component; (2) be based on the knowledge and skills acquired in earlier course work, (3) incorporate appropriate engineering standards; and (4) address multiple realistic constraints.  To request approval, please complete the online form available at: http://www.brown.edu/academics/engineering/undergraduate-study

Environmental Engineering Track:

The Environmental Engineering program began in 2013. The program has not been reviewed by ABET and is not ABET-accredited. The education objectives of the Environmental Engineering program are to prepare graduates: (1) to apply in practice the knowledge obtained in school within industry, government, or private practice; (2) to work toward sustainable solutions in a wide array of technical specialties; (3) to pursue lifelong learning through continuing education and/or advanced degrees in environmental engineering. The student outcomes of this program are the (a) - (k) Student Outcomes as defined by the "ABET Criteria for Accrediting Engineering Programs" (available online at http://www.abet.org/accreditation-criteria-policies-documents/).

1. Core Courses:
ENGN 0030Introduction to Engineering1
ENGN 0040Dynamics and Vibrations1
ENGN 0410Materials Science1
ENGN 0510Electricity and Magnetism1
ENGN 0720Thermodynamics1
ENGN 0810Fluid Mechanics1
BIOL 0200The Foundation of Living Systems1
CHEM 0330Equilibrium, Rate, and Structure1
ENVS 0490Environmental Science in a Changing World1
MATH 0190Advanced Placement Calculus (Physics/Engineering)1
or MATH 0170 Advanced Placement Calculus
MATH 0200Intermediate Calculus (Physics/Engineering)1
or MATH 0180 Intermediate Calculus
or MATH 0350 Honors Calculus
APMA 0330Methods of Applied Mathematics I, II1
or APMA 0350 Methods of Applied Mathematics I, II
ENVS 1100Statistical Methods for the Natural and Social Environmental Sciences1
or APMA 0650 Essential Statistics
or APMA 1650 Statistical Inference I
2. Advance Science Courses
GEOL 1370Environmental Geochemistry1
or GEOL 1580 Quantitative Elements of Physical Hydrology
BIOL 0415Microbes in the Environment ( or an approved alternative Natural Science Course)1
or BIOL 0420 Principles of Ecology
3. Environmental Engineering Specialty Options (Complete one of the following five course sequences)5
3a. Chemistry Specialty
At least three of the following:
Transport and Biotransport Processes
Phase and Chemical Equilibria
Water Supply and Wastewater Treatment
Heat and Mass Transfer
Fuels, Energy, Power and the Environment
Renewable Energy Technologies
Up to one of the following:
Mechanics of Solids and Structures
Electrical Circuits and Signals
Up to one of the following:
Introduction to Scientific Computing and Problem Solving
Organic Chemistry
Sustainable Design in the Built Environment
Guts of the City: Perspectives on Urban Infrastructure and Environmental Planning (URBN 1570)
3b. Energy Specialty
At least three of the following:
Water Supply and Wastewater Treatment
Heat and Mass Transfer
Advanced Fluid Mechanics
Renewable Energy Technologies
Introduction to Power Engineering
Photovoltaics Engineering
Fuels, Energy, Power and the Environment
Up to one of the following:
Mechanics of Solids and Structures
Electrical Circuits and Signals
Up to one of the following:
Introduction to Scientific Computing and Problem Solving
Sustainable Design in the Built Environment
Guts of the City: Perspectives on Urban Infrastructure and Environmental Planning (URBN 1570)
Renewable Energy Technologies
4. Capstone Design 11
Projects in Engineering Design
Chemical Process Design
* In addition to program requirements above, students must take four courses in the humanities and social sciences.
Total Credits21
1

 Subject to approval by the concentration advisor, an independent study course (ENGN1970/1971) may be used to fulfill the Engineering Capstone Design requirement. To qualify for such approval, the indepedent study project must: (1) contain a significant and definable design component; (2) be based on the knowledge and skills acquired in earlier course work, (3) incorporate appropriate engineering standards; and (4) address multiple realistic constraints.  To request approval, please complete the online form available at: http://www.brown.edu/academics/engineering/undergraduate-study

Materials Engineering Track: 

The Materials Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org. The education objectives of the Materials Engineering program are to prepare graduates: (1) to pursue multidisciplinary scientific and technical careers beginning with entry-level engineering positions in industry or graduate study in materials science and engineering and related fields; (2) to apply an engineering problem-solving approach combined with a broad appreciation for the liberal arts to inform and develop their understanding of current societal needs and values to achieve leadership positions in their chosen fields of endeavor. The student outcomes of this program are the (a) - (k) Student Outcomes as defined by the "ABET Criteria for Accrediting Engineering Programs" (available online at http://www.abet.org/accreditation-criteria-policies-documents/). 

1. Core Courses:
ENGN 0030Introduction to Engineering1
ENGN 0040Dynamics and Vibrations1
ENGN 0410Materials Science1
ENGN 0510Electricity and Magnetism1
ENGN 0520Electrical Circuits and Signals1
ENGN 0720Thermodynamics1
ENGN 0310Mechanics of Solids and Structures1
or ENGN 0810 Fluid Mechanics
CHEM 0330Equilibrium, Rate, and Structure1
MATH 0190Advanced Placement Calculus (Physics/Engineering)1
or MATH 0170 Advanced Placement Calculus
MATH 0200Intermediate Calculus (Physics/Engineering)1
or MATH 0180 Intermediate Calculus
or MATH 0350 Honors Calculus
APMA 0330Methods of Applied Mathematics I, II1
or APMA 0350 Methods of Applied Mathematics I, II
APMA 0340Methods of Applied Mathematics I, II1
or APMA 0360 Methods of Applied Mathematics I, II
CHEM 0350Organic Chemistry1
or CSCI 0040 Introduction to Scientific Computing and Problem Solving
or CSCI 0150 Introduction to Object-Oriented Programming and Computer Science
or CSCI 0170 Computer Science: An Integrated Introduction
or CSCI 0190 Accelerated Introduction to Computer Science
2. Upper-Level Materials Engineering Curriculum
ENGN 1410Physical Chemistry of Solids1
ENGN 1420Kinetics Processes in Materials Science and Engineering1
ENGN 1440Mechanical Properties of Materials1
PHYS 0790Physics of Matter1
or CHEM 1140 Physical Chemistry: Quantum Chemistry
Three of the following: 13
Properties and Processing of Electronic Materials
Structure and Properties of Nonmetallic Materials
Metallic Materials
Biomaterials
3. Capstone Design 2
ENGN 1000Projects in Engineering Design1
* In addition to program requirements above, students must take four courses in the humanities and social sciences.
Total Credits21
1

These courses are taken in either the junior or senior year. Note that ENGN 1470 is offered on a rotating basis in the fall semester of alternate years, and ENGN 1480 and ENGN 1450 are offered in the spring semester of alternate years. 

2

Subject to approval by the concentration advisor, an independent study course (ENGN1970/1971) may be used to fulfill the Engineering Capstone Design requirement. To qualify for such approval, the independent study project must: (1) contain a significant and definable design component; (2) be based on the knowledge and skills acquired in earlier course work, (3) incorporate appropriate engineering standards; and (4) address multiple realistic constraints.  To request approval, please complete the online form available at: http://www.brown.edu/academics/engineering/undergraduate-study

Mechanical Engineering Track: 

The Mechanical Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org. The education objectives of the Mechanical Engineering program are to prepare graduates: (1)  to pursue scientific and technical careers beginning with either graduate study in mechanical engineering and related fields or mechanical engineering positions in industry; (2) to work on interdisciplinary teams that make use of the engineering problem solving method and a broad background in the liberal arts to address societal needs. The student outcomes of this program are the (a) - (k) Student Outcomes as defined by the "ABET Criteria for Accrediting Engineering Programs" (available online at http://www.abet.org/accreditation-criteria-policies-documents/). 

1. Core Courses:
ENGN 0030Introduction to Engineering1
ENGN 0040Dynamics and Vibrations1
ENGN 0310Mechanics of Solids and Structures1
ENGN 0410Materials Science1
ENGN 0510Electricity and Magnetism1
ENGN 0520Electrical Circuits and Signals1
ENGN 0720Thermodynamics1
ENGN 0810Fluid Mechanics1
CHEM 0330Equilibrium, Rate, and Structure1
MATH 0190Advanced Placement Calculus (Physics/Engineering)1
or MATH 0170 Advanced Placement Calculus
MATH 0200Intermediate Calculus (Physics/Engineering)1
or MATH 0180 Intermediate Calculus
or MATH 0350 Honors Calculus
APMA 0330Methods of Applied Mathematics I, II1
or APMA 0350 Methods of Applied Mathematics I, II
APMA 0340Methods of Applied Mathematics I, II1
or APMA 0360 Methods of Applied Mathematics I, II
CSCI 0040Introduction to Scientific Computing and Problem Solving1
or CSCI 0150 Introduction to Object-Oriented Programming and Computer Science
or CSCI 0170 Computer Science: An Integrated Introduction
or CSCI 0190 Accelerated Introduction to Computer Science
2. Upper-Level Mechanical Engineering Curriculum7
Specialty Options (Complete one of the following seven course specialty sequences)
2a. Aerospace Applications
Physics of Matter 1
Advanced Engineering Mechanics
Jet Engines and Aerospace Propulsion
Design of Engines and Turbines
Design of Space Systems
Advanced Fluid Mechanics
One of the following:
Heat and Mass Transfer
Structural Analysis
Computer Aided Visualization and Design
Advanced Mechanics of Solids
Capstone Design 2
Projects in Engineering Design
Industrial Design
Design of Mechanical Assemblies
2b. Biomechanics
Principles of Physiology 1
Biomechanics
Instrumentation Design
Advanced Engineering Mechanics
One of the following courses:
Jet Engines and Aerospace Propulsion
Heat and Mass Transfer
Advanced Fluid Mechanics
One of the following courses:
Neuroengineering
Structural Analysis
Biomaterials
Computer Aided Visualization and Design
Advanced Mechanics of Solids
Capstone Design
Projects in Engineering Design 2
Industrial Design
Design of Mechanical Assemblies
2c. Energy Conversion: Fluids and Thermal Systems
Physics of Matter 1
Jet Engines and Aerospace Propulsion
Heat and Mass Transfer
Design of Engines and Turbines
Advanced Fluid Mechanics
One of the following courses:
Advanced Mechanics of Solids
Structural Analysis
Advanced Engineering Mechanics
Capstone Design
Projects in Engineering Design 2
Industrial Design
Design of Mechanical Assemblies
2d. Engineering Mechanics
Physics of Matter 1
Advanced Engineering Mechanics
Heat and Mass Transfer
Advanced Mechanics of Solids
Advanced Fluid Mechanics
One of the following: 3
Structural Analysis
Soil Mechanics and Principles of Foundation Engineering
Kinetics Processes in Materials Science and Engineering
Jet Engines and Aerospace Propulsion
Computer Aided Visualization and Design
Capstone Design 2
Projects in Engineering Design
Design of Civil Engineering Structures
Design of Engines and Turbines
Design of Space Systems
Industrial Design
Design of Mechanical Assemblies
2e. Mechanical Systems: Dynamics, Materials, and Design
Physics of Matter 1
Advanced Engineering Mechanics
Advanced Mechanics of Solids
One of the following courses:
Design of Civil Engineering Structures
Design of Engines and Turbines
Design of Space Systems
One or two of the following courses:
Jet Engines and Aerospace Propulsion
Heat and Mass Transfer
Design of Engines and Turbines
Advanced Fluid Mechanics
Capstone Design 2
Projects in Engineering Design
Industrial Design
Design of Mechanical Assemblies
Up to one of the following:
Instrumentation Design
Structural Analysis
Design of Civil Engineering Structures
Mechanical Properties of Materials
Analysis and Design of Electronic Circuits
Computer Aided Visualization and Design
2f. Structural Mechanics
Physics of Matter 1
Structural Analysis
Advanced Engineering Mechanics
Heat and Mass Transfer
Advanced Fluid Mechanics
One of the following courses:
Computer Aided Visualization and Design
Advanced Mechanics of Solids
Design of Space Systems
Capstone Design
Design of Civil Engineering Structures
*In addition to program requirements above, students must take four courses in the humanities and social sciences.
Total Credits21
1

Or another advanced science course, subject to concentration advisor approval. 

2

Subject to approval by the concentration advisor, an independent study course (ENGN1970/1971) may be used to fulfill the Engineering Capstone Design requirement. To qualify for such approval, the indepedent study project must: (1) contain a significant and definable design component; (2) be based on the knowledge and skills acquired in earlier course work, (3) incorporate appropriate engineering standards; and (4) address multiple realistic constraints.  To request approval, please complete the online form available at: http://www.brown.edu/academics/engineering/undergraduate-study

3

An ENGN course of equivalent level may be substituted subject to concentration advisor approval.