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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 eight Bachelor of Science (Sc.B.) degree programs. Of these, the Sc.B. programs in biomedical, chemical, computer, electrical, environmental, materials, and mechanical engineering are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.  The engineering physics program is also offered, but is not accredited by ABET. 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 students concentrating in Engineering need to file a concentration declaration using the University’s ASK advising system. This declaration must be first reviewed by the relevant Concentration Advisor and then approved by the Director of Undergraduate Studies after assuring compliance with all relevant program and accreditation requirements. 

Mathematics Requirements

Since mathematics is a cornerstone of all engineering programs, there is naturally significant attention given to early preparation in mathematics in all of the engineering concentrations. It is recognized that students entering Brown will have different levels of mathematics preparation, and the following is offered as general guidance, though the actual choices of courses should be made in consultation with a freshman advisor. Mathematics 0190, 0200 is the preferred sequence of courses to be taken in the freshman year. Students who would prefer a more introductory level calculus course may start in MATH 0100 and take MATH 0200 or MATH 0180 in their second semester. Students without secondary school level preparation in calculus should consider taking the sequence MATH 0090, MATH 0100 in their first year, and should begin their sequence of engineering courses with ENGN 0030 in the sophomore year. 

Students who have taken Advanced Placement (AP) courses in high school and/or have shown proficiency through Advanced Placement examinations are often able to start at a higher level than suggested above and shown in the standard programs below. If a student has advanced placement credit (e.g., placing out of MATH 0190 or MATH 0200), it is quite common for them to enroll in 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). Note that in addition to the above options, the student with advanced placement in calculus courses may choose to enroll early in APMA 0350 and APMA 0360 which are normally taken in the sophomore year (not all engineering concentrations require APMA 0360, so the choices should be guided by the concentration guidelines below). Note: Students who completed APMA 0330 and/or APMA 0340 prior to academic year 2021-22 may count those courses as satisfying the APMA 0350 and/or APMA 0360 requirements.

The student with advanced placement credit for MATH 0190 or MATH 0200 also has the further option of replacing the math course with an advanced-level science course, subject to the approval of the Concentration Advisor. 

Advanced Placement

Courses that have been taken at the secondary school level are typically only used for placement into the appropriate course level at Brown. The examples of how this can be done in mathematics are given above, and there are other instances (such as in selection of the appropriate introductory chemistry course) where AP credit is considered. It should be noted, however, that advanced placement credits cannot be used to substitute for any Engineering concentration requirements; they are instead used to ensure that students are placed into the correct level of courses.

Transfer Credits

Some students will also complete courses at other universities during the time they are Brown students (sometimes during summers while they are not in residence at Brown; sometimes during a junior semester abroad). 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). In addition to the general rules governing such transfers, there are specific rules governing courses that will be offered as satisfying Engineering concentration requirements. 

If the course proposed for transfer credit is offered by another department at Brown (i.e., that it carries a course number that does not start with ENGN), then the equivalent of the course must be established by that other department. This is done by submitting a formal request through the ASK system (https://ask.brown.edu/transfer_credits/information/index). Once this approval has been received from the other department, the student’s internal transcript will show the equivalence and the course in question can be shown in the Engineering concentration declaration as having been completed elsewhere. If the equivalence to a Brown course is not approved, then there may still be “unassigned credit” given for the course. In this case, the situation relative to how it does or does not count for concentration credit needs to be discussed with the Concentration Advisor. In rare cases, students may petition the Engineering Concentration Committee to use courses that do not have an equivalent offered at Brown in order 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. 

If the student wishes to transfer a course taken outside of Brown that would normally carry an Engineering course number, the sequence is a bit different. First, the student needs to fill out an Engineering Transfer Credit Approval Request (see https://engineering.brown.edu/undergraduate/concentrations/concentration-options/study-abroad). This routes the request to the relevant Brown Engineering faculty member for approval. Once this has been obtained, then transfer approval is requested through the ASK system, as described above. This process ensures that the transcript will capture the equivalence of the externally completed course. 

Substitutions for Required Courses

Students may petition the Engineering Concentration Committee to substitute a course in place of a defined concentration 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 needed to meet accreditation requirements. If the substitution involves taking an equal or higher level course in substantially the same area, whether at Brown or elsewhere, it can be approved by the Concentration Advisor without requiring a formal petition to the Concentration Committee. (For courses taken elsewhere, the credit must be officially transferred as described above.) Students wishing to make substitutions of a broader nature should consult their Concentration Advisor for assistance in drafting their petition to the Engineering Concentration Committee. Such petitions may be approved by a majority vote of the Committee. 

Standard Program for the A.B. Degree

Please note that the A.B. degree program is not accredited by ABET. 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.

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 0020ENGN 0090, ENGN 0900, ENGN 0930A, ENGN 0930C, ENGN 0130ENGN 1010, ENGN 1931Q, ENGN 1931W, ENGN 2110, ENGN 2120, ENGN 2130, ENGN 2140, ENGN 2150, ENGN 2160, ENGN 2180 . 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 0350, as well as at least one college-level science course from the general areas of chemistry (except CHEM 0100), life sciences, physics, or geological sciences. A programming course is also recommended, but not required. The entire program is subject to approval by an Engineering Concentration Advisor and the Director of Undergraduate Programs in Engineering. Note: Students who completed APMA 0330 prior to academic year 2021-22 may count that course as satisfying the APMA 0350 requirement.

Standard Program 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.

Special Sc.B. Concentrations (non-accredited):

In addition to the standard programs described above, students may also petition the Engineering Concentration Committee to pursue a special engineering Sc.B. degree of their own design. Such special Sc.B. programs are not ABET-accredited. Students with a special concentration will receive an Sc.B. degree in engineering, but a specific area of specialization will not be noted on their transcript. A special Sc.B. concentration is intended to prepare graduates for advanced study in engineering or for professional practice, but in an area that is not covered by one of the existing Sc.B. programs. Accordingly, special concentration programs are expected to consist of a coherent set of courses with breadth, depth and rigor comparable to an accredited degree. A total of 21 engineering, mathematics, and basic science courses are required. The program must include at least 3 courses in mathematics, at least 2 courses in physical or life sciences; and at least 12 courses in engineering. At least five of the engineering courses must be upper level courses, and one must be a capstone design course or independent study, which must be advised or co-advised by a member of the regular engineering faculty. Note that not all Engineering courses may be used to meet Sc.B. requirements: for example, the courses not allowed to count toward the A.B. will not qualify. Petitions should be prepared in consultation with an engineering faculty advisor, who will submit the petition to the Engineering Concentration Committee. Petitions must include: (i) a statement of the objectives of the degree program, and an explanation of how the courses in the program meet these objectives; (ii) course descriptions for any courses in the program that are not part of standard Sc.B. Engineering concentrations; (iii) a detailed description of any independent study courses used for concentration credit, signed by the faculty advisor for this course; and (iv) an up-to-date internal transcript.

Professional Tracks

While we do not give course credit for internships, we officially recognize their importance via the optional Professional Tracks. The requirements for the professional tracks include all those of the standard tracks, as well as the following:  Students must complete full-time professional experiences (or part-time experiences of equivalent total effort) doing work that is related to their concentration programs, totaling 2-6 months, whereby each internship must be at least one month in duration in cases where students choose to do more than one internship experience. Such work is normally done at a company, but may also be at a university under the supervision of a faculty member. Internships that take place between the end of the fall and the start of the spring semesters cannot be used to fulfill this requirement. On completion of each professional experience, the student must write and upload to ASK a reflective essay about the experience addressing the following prompts: 

  • Describe the organization you worked in and the nature of your responsibilities.
  • Which courses were put to use in your work?
  • Which topics, in particular, were important?
  • In retrospect, which courses should you have taken before embarking on your work experience?
  • What are the topics from these courses that would have helped you if you had been more familiar with them?
  • What topics would have been helpful in preparation for this work experience that you did not learn at Brown?
  • What did you learn from the experience that probably could not have been picked up from course work?
  • Is the sort of work you did something you would like to continue doing once you graduate? Explain.
  • Would you recommend your work experience to other Brown students? Explain. 

The reflective essays are subject to the approval of the student's Concentration Advisor. 

Entry to the Professional Track requires a simple application form to be completed by the student and approved by the Concentration Advisor at the time of the concentration declaration. If the student has not yet declared a concentration, the form may be approved by the Chair of the Concentration Committee. The Concentration Advisor will certify that all Professional Track students have completed the necessary internships and will grant approval for the associated reflective essays. All other requirements remain identical to those in the standard tracks in the concentrations.

Degrees with Honors in Engineering

Honors are granted by the University to students whose work in a field of concentration has demonstrated superior quality and culminated in an 'Honors Thesis of Distinction.' Honors recipients in the School of Engineering must meet the following criteria: (1) Demonstrate a strong academic record (60% A’s or “S with Distinction” in their concentration through the seventh semester); (2) Propose and execute an independent research project under the guidance of a faculty member; (3) Complete a written thesis to the satisfaction of the Honors Program Committee; (4) Give a scientific/technical presentation at the Undergraduate Research Symposium in the spring semester; and (5) Fulfill all deadlines for applying for or completing honors to the satisfaction of his/her research advisor and the Honors Program Committee.

Chemical Engineering Track

The Chemical Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET:  http://www.abet.orgThe objectives of the Brown University Chemical Engineering Sc.B. Program are to produce graduates who will: (1) apply their knowledge of engineering, science, mathematics, and liberal arts to successful careers and leadership roles in industry, government, or academia; (2) apply independent, critical, and integrative thinking to a broad range of complex, multidisciplinary problems, and effectively communicate their solutions to broad audiences of diverse backgrounds; and (3) show a lifelong commitment to technical approaches that address the needs of society in an ethical, safe, sustainable, and environmentally responsible manner. The student outcomes of this program are the ABET (1)- (7) 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
or ENGN 0031 Honors Introduction to Engineering
or ENGN 0032 Introduction to Engineering: Design
ENGN 0040Dynamics and Vibrations1
ENGN 0150Principles of Chemical and Molecular Engineering1
or BIOL 0200 The Foundation of Living Systems
ENGN 0410Materials Science1
ENGN 0510Electricity and Magnetism1
ENGN 0520Electrical Circuits and Signals1
or ENGN 0500 Digital Computing Systems
ENGN 0720Thermodynamics1
ENGN 0810Fluid Mechanics1
CHEM 0330Equilibrium, Rate, and Structure1
MATH 0190Single Variable Calculus, Part II (Physics/Engineering)1
or MATH 0170 Single Variable Calculus, Part II (Accelerated)
MATH 0200Multivariable Calculus (Physics/Engineering)1
or MATH 0180 Multivariable Calculus
or MATH 0350 Multivariable Calculus With Theory
APMA 0350Applied Ordinary Differential Equations 11
APMA 0360Applied Partial Differential Equations I 11
or APMA 1650 Statistical Inference I
or APMA 1655 Honors Statistical Inference I
or CSCI 1450 Advanced Introduction to Probability for Computing and Data Science
2. Upper-Level Chemical Engineering Curriculum
ENGN 1110Transport and Biotransport Processes1
ENGN 1120Reaction Kinetics and Reactor Design 21
ENGN 1130Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics 21
ENGN 1710Heat and Mass Transfer1
CHEM 0350Organic Chemistry I1
Advanced Chemistry elective course 3
CHEM 0360Organic Chemistry II1
or CHEM 0400 Biophysical and Bioinorganic Chemistry
or CHEM 0500 Inorganic Chemistry
or CHEM 1140 Physical Chemistry: Quantum Chemistry
Advanced Natural Sciences elective course 41
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

Computer Engineering Track

The Computer Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.orgThe Program Educational Objectives (PEOs) of the CE undergraduate program strives to prepare graduates who: (1) will succeed as leaders in the computer engineering and technology industry and in research and development positions within industry and academia; (2) will work effectively in a range of roles to solve problems with global, economic, environmental and societal impacts; and (3) will pursue lifelong learning through advanced degrees and professional development opportunities throughout their chosen career. The student outcomes of this program are the ABET (1) - (7) 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
or ENGN 0031 Honors Introduction to Engineering
or ENGN 0032 Introduction to Engineering: Design
ENGN 0040Dynamics and Vibrations1
ENGN 0510Electricity and Magnetism1
ENGN 0520Electrical Circuits and Signals1
APMA 1650Statistical Inference I1
or APMA 1655 Honors Statistical Inference I
or CSCI 1450 Advanced Introduction to Probability for Computing and Data Science
MATH 0190Single Variable Calculus, Part II (Physics/Engineering)1
or MATH 0170 Single Variable Calculus, Part II (Accelerated)
MATH 0200Multivariable Calculus (Physics/Engineering)1
or MATH 0180 Multivariable Calculus
or MATH 0350 Multivariable Calculus With Theory
CHEM 0330Equilibrium, Rate, and Structure 11
or ENGN 0410 Materials Science
or NEUR 0010 The Brain: An Introduction to Neuroscience
APMA 0350Applied Ordinary Differential Equations1
or APMA 1170 Introduction to Computational Linear Algebra
or APMA 1710 Information Theory
or CSCI 0220 Introduction to Discrete Structures and Probability
or CSCI 1570 Design and Analysis of Algorithms
or MATH 1260 Complex Analysis
Select one of the following series (other CSCI courses subject to approval):2
Introduction to Object-Oriented Programming and Computer Science
AND
CSCI 0200
Program Design with Data Structures and Algorithms
OR
Computer Science: An Integrated Introduction
AND
CSCI 0200
Program Design with Data Structures and Algorithms
OR
Accelerated Introduction to Computer Science (plus one additional CSCI course subject to Concentration Advisor approval)
2. Upper-Level Computer Engineering Curriculum:
ENGN 1570Linear System Analysis1
ENGN 1630Digital Electronics Systems Design1
ENGN 1640Design of Computing Systems1
MATH 0520Linear Algebra1
or MATH 0540 Linear Algebra With Theory
One advanced Computer Engineering foundations course:1
Communication Systems
Design and Implementation of Digital Integrated Circuits
Image Understanding
Analysis and Design of Electronic Circuits
Digital Signal Processing
One advanced Computer Science course with significant systems programming:1
Introduction to Computer Systems
Digital Computing Systems
Introduction to Software Engineering
Introduction to Computer Graphics
Distributed Computer Systems
Operating Systems
Computer Networks
Select three upper-level Computer Engineering electives. At least one must be an ENGN course, and at least one must be a CSCI course. Note that some upper-level courses are not offered every year. Other 1000- or 2000-level ENGN and CSCI courses outside of the list below may also be approved by the Concentration Advisor if they have appropriate connections to Computer Engineering. 23
Neuroengineering
Properties and Processing of Electronic Materials
Optics
Communication Systems
Introduction to Semiconductors and Semiconductor Electronics
Design and Implementation of Digital Integrated Circuits
Image Understanding
Analysis and Design of Electronic Circuits
Photonics Devices and Sensors
Biomedical Optics
Photovoltaics Engineering
Introduction to Power Engineering
Design of Robotic Systems
Industrial Machine Vision
Control Systems Engineering
Medical Image Analysis
Digital Geometry Processing
3D Photography
Pattern Recognition and Machine Learning
Digital Signal Processing
Audio and Speech Processing
Computer Vision
Physics of Solid State Devices
Solid State Quantum and Optoelectronics
Advanced Computer Architecture
Reconfigurable Computing for Machine/Deep Learning
Scientific Programming in C++
Low Power VLSI System Design
Mixed-Signal Electronic Design
Sensors and Actuators for Real Systems
Introduction to Software Engineering
Introduction to Computer Graphics
Database Management Systems
Distributed Computer Systems
Artificial Intelligence
Machine Learning
Computer Vision
Deep Learning
Building Intelligent Robots
Design and Analysis of Algorithms
Real-Time and Embedded Software
Introduction to Computer Systems Security
Operating Systems
Computer Networks
Design and Implementation of Programming Languages
3. Capstone Design 31
Embedded Microprocessor Design
Projects in Engineering Design I
Projects in Engineering Design II
4. General Education Requirement: At least four approved courses must be taken in humanities and social sciences
Total Credits21

Electrical Engineering Track

The Electrical Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET:  http://www.abet.orgThe Program Educational Objectives (PEOs) of the Electrical Engineering Sc.B. Program are to prepare the graduates: (1) to leverage their knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering, and liberal arts to succeed as leaders in engineering and technology industries and in R&D positions in industry and academia; (2) to build broad knowledge and experience in interdisciplinary research and project management, and to apply critical thinking skills in developing and evaluating technological solutions addressing societal needsThe student outcomes of this program are the ABET (1) - (7) 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
or ENGN 0031 Honors Introduction to Engineering
or ENGN 0032 Introduction to Engineering: Design
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 0500 Digital Computing Systems
or ENGN 0810 Fluid Mechanics
or CSCI 0200 Program Design with Data Structures and Algorithms
CHEM 0330Equilibrium, Rate, and Structure1
or MATH 0520 Linear Algebra
or MATH 0540 Linear Algebra With Theory
or APMA 0360 Applied Partial Differential Equations I
MATH 0190Single Variable Calculus, Part II (Physics/Engineering)1
or MATH 0100 Single Variable Calculus, Part II
MATH 0200Multivariable Calculus (Physics/Engineering)1
or MATH 0180 Multivariable Calculus
or MATH 0350 Multivariable Calculus With Theory
APMA 0350Applied Ordinary Differential Equations1
APMA 1650Statistical Inference I 11
or APMA 1710 Information Theory
or CSCI 1450 Advanced Introduction to Probability for Computing and Data Science
CSCI 0150Introduction to Object-Oriented Programming and Computer Science 21
or CSCI 0111 Computing Foundations: Data
or CSCI 0170 Computer Science: An Integrated Introduction
or CSCI 0190 Accelerated Introduction to Computer Science
or APMA 0160 Introduction to Scientific Computing
or ENGN 1931Z Interfaces, Information and Automation
2. Upper-Level Electrical Engineering Curriculum
ENGN 1570Linear System Analysis1
ENGN 1620Analysis and Design of Electronic Circuits1
ENGN 1630Digital Electronics Systems Design1
PHYS 0790Physics of Matter1
or PHYS 1410 Quantum Mechanics A
3. Electrical Engineering Specialization - Complete at least three courses from the following groups:3
At least one advanced Electrical Engineering foundations course:
Instrumentation Design
Communication Systems
Introduction to Semiconductors and Semiconductor Electronics
Design and Implementation of Digital Integrated Circuits
Image Understanding
Design of Computing Systems
Up to two other Electrical Engineering courses 3
Neuroengineering
Optics
Embedded Microprocessor Design
Design and Fabrication of Semiconductor Devices
Photonics Devices and Sensors
Biomedical Optics
Photovoltaics Engineering
Introduction to Power Engineering
Design of Robotic Systems
Control Systems Engineering
Interfaces, Information and Automation
Up to one interdisciplinary engineering science course: 4
Neural Modeling Laboratory
Computational Vision
Advanced Engineering Mechanics
Properties and Processing of Electronic Materials
Statistical Neuroscience
Quantum Mechanics B
4. Capstone Design: At least one course from the following: 51
Embedded Microprocessor Design
Projects in Engineering Design I
Projects in Engineering Design II
5. General Education Requirement: At least four approved courses must be taken in humanities and social sciences
Total Credits21

Environmental Engineering Track

The Environmental Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET: http://www.abet.org. Within a few years of graduation, graduates of the Brown Environmental Engineering (EnvE) Program will: (1) Engage in continued learning through professional development, professional licensure, and service to the profession and society; (2) Achieve leadership positions or roles that advance environmental engineering practice; and (3) Pursue and successfully obtain an advanced graduate or professional degree in environmental engineering or a related discipline. The student outcomes of this program are intended to be those enumerated in items (1) - (7) 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
or ENGN 0031 Honors Introduction to Engineering
or ENGN 0032 Introduction to Engineering: Design
ENGN 0040Dynamics and Vibrations1
ENGN 0410Materials Science1
ENGN 0490Fundamentals of Environmental Engineering1
CSCI 0111Computing Foundations: Data1
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
or ENGN 0510 Electricity and Magnetism
or ENGN 0520 Electrical Circuits and Signals
ENGN 0720Thermodynamics1
ENGN 0810Fluid Mechanics1
BIOL 0200The Foundation of Living Systems1
CHEM 0330Equilibrium, Rate, and Structure1
MATH 0190Single Variable Calculus, Part II (Physics/Engineering)1
or MATH 0170 Single Variable Calculus, Part II (Accelerated)
MATH 0200Multivariable Calculus (Physics/Engineering)1
or MATH 0180 Multivariable Calculus
or MATH 0350 Multivariable Calculus With Theory
APMA 0350Applied Ordinary Differential Equations 11
or APMA 0360 Applied Partial Differential Equations I
APMA 1650Statistical Inference I1
or APMA 1655 Honors Statistical Inference I
2. Advanced Science Courses
EEPS 1370Environmental Geochemistry1
or EEPS 1310 Global Water Cycle
or EEPS 1320 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems for Environmental Applications
or EEPS 1330 Global Environmental Remote Sensing
or EEPS 1520 Ocean Circulation and Climate
or EEPS 1960B Special Topics in Geological Sciences: Physical Hydrology
BIOL 0420Principles of Ecology1
or BIOL 0480 Evolutionary Biology
or BIOL 1470 Conservation Biology
3. Upper-Level Environmental Engineering Curriculum 2
ENGN 1340Water Supply and Treatment Systems - Technology and Sustainability1
Plus four advanced engineering courses from the list below4
Transport and Biotransport Processes
Reaction Kinetics and Reactor Design
Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics
Groundwater Flow and Transport
Heat and Mass Transfer
Advanced Fluid Mechanics
Energy and the Environment
Renewable Energy Technologies
The Chemistry of Environmental Pollution
Fate and Transport of Environmental Contaminants
Or any other course approved by the Concentration Advisor
4. Capstone Design 31
Environmental Engineering Design
* In addition to program requirements above, students must take four courses in the humanities and social sciences.
Total Credits21

Materials Engineering Track

The Materials Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org. The Program Educational Objectives PEOs of the Materials Engineering Sc.B. Program are to are to prepare the graduates: (1) To build on the knowledge gained in their undergraduate program in terms of strong engineering fundamentals, a specific strength in materials engineering, advanced written and verbal communication, and societal awareness and engagement, as well as new knowledge learned in their first years of employment or graduate school, to move toward positions of responsibility, leadership, and influence in the field; and (2) to be viewed as outstanding engineering leaders, whether in start-ups or multinational corporations or academia, in terms of technical competence and in their understanding of an engineer’s responsibility to society and to ethical behavior. Through this reputation they will be having a significant organizational influence in their work. The student outcomes of this program are the (1) - (7) 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
or ENGN 0031 Honors Introduction to Engineering
or ENGN 0032 Introduction to Engineering: Design
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 0190Single Variable Calculus, Part II (Physics/Engineering)1
or MATH 0170 Single Variable Calculus, Part II (Accelerated)
MATH 0200Multivariable Calculus (Physics/Engineering)1
or MATH 0180 Multivariable Calculus
or MATH 0350 Multivariable Calculus With Theory
APMA 0350Applied Ordinary Differential Equations 11
APMA 0360Applied Partial Differential Equations I 11
or MATH 0520 Linear Algebra
or APMA 1210 Operations Research: Deterministic Models
or APMA 1650 Statistical Inference I
CHEM 0350Organic Chemistry I1
or CSCI 0111 Computing Foundations: Data
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
or ENGN 1230 Instrumentation Design
or ENGN 1740 Computer Aided Visualization and Design
or ENGN 1750 Advanced Mechanics of Solids
or APMA 0160 Introduction to Scientific Computing
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 0350 Organic Chemistry I
or CHEM 1140 Physical Chemistry: Quantum Chemistry
Three of the following: 23
Properties and Processing of Electronic Materials
Composite Materials
ENGN 1475
Soft Materials
Metallic Materials
Biomaterials
3. Capstone Design 3
ENGN 1000Projects in Engineering Design I1
or ENGN 1001 Projects in Engineering Design II
or ENGN 1930L Biomedical Engineering Design and Innovation
* In addition to program requirements above, students must take four courses in the humanities and social sciences.
Total Credits21

Mechanical Engineering Track

The Mechanical Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org. The Program Educational Objectives of the Mechanical Engineering program are to prepare the graduates: (1) to pursue careers as creative and innovative mechanical engineers in industry or academia; (2) to advance the frontiers of their field; and (3) to discharge their offices in a professional and responsible manner. The student outcomes of this program are the (1) - (7) 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
or ENGN 0031 Honors Introduction to Engineering
or ENGN 0032 Introduction to Engineering: Design
ENGN 0040Dynamics and Vibrations1
ENGN 0310Mechanics of Solids and Structures1
ENGN 0410Materials Science 11
ENGN 0510Electricity and Magnetism1
ENGN 0520Electrical Circuits and Signals1
ENGN 0720Thermodynamics1
ENGN 0810Fluid Mechanics1
CHEM 0330Equilibrium, Rate, and Structure1
MATH 0190Single Variable Calculus, Part II (Physics/Engineering)1
or MATH 0170 Single Variable Calculus, Part II (Accelerated)
MATH 0200Multivariable Calculus (Physics/Engineering)1
or MATH 0180 Multivariable Calculus
or MATH 0350 Multivariable Calculus With Theory
APMA 0350Applied Ordinary Differential Equations 21
APMA 0360Applied Partial Differential Equations I 21
CSCI 0111Computing Foundations: Data1
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
or APMA 0160 Introduction to Scientific Computing
or ENGN 1931Z Interfaces, Information and Automation
2. Upper-Level Mechanical Engineering Curriculum: Complete at least 6 courses from the following groups:6
Mechanical Systems: At least one course from:
Structural Analysis
Advanced Engineering Mechanics
Vibration of Mechanical Systems
Advanced Mechanics of Solids
Fluids/Thermal Systems: At least one course from:
Advanced Fluid Mechanics
Fluid Mechanics of Aerospace and Energy Systems
Heat and Mass Transfer
Capstone: At least one course from the following must be taken in the final two semesters: 3
Projects in Engineering Design I
Projects in Engineering Design II
Industrial Design
Design of Mechanical Assemblies
Design of Space Systems
Design Electives: Up to two courses from:
Instrumentation Design
Computer Aided Visualization and Design
Bioengineering Electives: Up to two courses from:
Biomechanics
Neuroengineering
Biomaterials
Robotic and Control Systems Electives: Up to two courses from:
Design of Robotic Systems
Control Systems Engineering
Engineering Analysis and Computation Electives: Up to two courses from:
Numerical Methods in Engineering
Advanced Engineering Optimization
Energy and Environmental Engineering Electives: Up to two courses from:
Renewable Energy Technologies
Energy and the Environment
Interdisciplinary Electives: Up to one course from: 4
Analysis and Design of Electronic Circuits
Water Supply and Treatment Systems - Technology and Sustainability
Mechanical Properties of Materials
Composite Materials
Linear System Analysis
Introduction to Power Engineering
Interfaces, Information and Automation
3. Upper Level, Advanced Science Course: At least one course from: 51
Physics of Matter
Principles of Physiology
Organic Chemistry I
Physical Chemistry: Quantum Chemistry
Structural Geology
Environmental Geochemistry
4. General Education Requirement: At least four approved courses must be taken in humanities and social sciences
Total Credits21