Accreditation, Degree Programs
Engineering Degree Programs
The College of Engineering offers seven bachelor of science programs in engineering: Bachelor of Science in Bioengineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Industrial Engineering and Mechanical Engineering. The college also offers the Bachelor of Engineering Technology degree, with specialization in construction engineering technology, electronics engineering technology or mechanical engineering technology.
The goal of the engineering programs is to prepare students for professional careers in engineering-related fields and/or for graduate study. The students are expected to gain technical knowledge, increase mental skills and develop professional attitudes. These are achieved through curricula designed with a balance of mathematics and physical sciences, fundamental and specialized engineering courses, and humanities, social sciences and multicultural studies courses. Individual specialization is achieved through the selection of elective courses.
Engineering students may wish to consider a dual degree plan within the College of Engineering. Depending on which two engineering curricula are involved, careful planning from the beginning may permit the completion of both degrees with less than a full year of additional study. In any dual degree plan, the student must be accepted by both major departments and have an adviser from each of the two degree programs. With any combination, the curricular requirements of each individual degree must be met.
The College of Engineering B.S. programs in Chemical, Civil, Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical, Industrial and Mechanical Engineering are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). The Bioengineering program is new and will be eligible for accreditation in the year 1999. The program in Computer Science and Engineering also is accredited by the Computer Science Accreditation Commission (CSAC) of the Computing Sciences Accreditation Board (CSAB), a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Commission on Recognition of Postsecondary Accreditation (CORPA) and the U.S. Department of Education.
Graduate Programs in Engineering
Graduate work in Engineering is described in the College of Engineering section of the Graduate School catalog.
Minor in Business Administration
Engineering students may earn a minor in business by earning a C or better in the six business courses listed below and by satisfying an economics requirement. ACCT 2000 Survey of Accounting for Nonbusiness Majors FINA 3040 Principles of Financial Management ISOM 2070 Application of Statistics in Business Decision Making ISOM 3020 Principles of Manufacturing and Service Systems MGMT 3030 Managerial and Behavior Processes in Organizations MKTG 3010 Principles of Marketing
Students must complete ACCT 2000 before enrolling in FINA 3040. For the other required business courses in the minor, business prerequisites are waived for engineering students. The economics requirement may be satisfied with ECON 1880, ECON 1150 and 1200, or MIME 2600. The above six business courses are recommended for students considering an M.B.A. Successful completion of these six courses and ECON 1880 or ECON 1150 and 1200 will satisfy the basic core requirement of the M.B.A. curriculum. Students not interested in an M.B.A. may wish to make substitutions according to the rules listed in the College of Business Administration section of this catalog. For example, MKTG 3150, Understanding Cultural Differences for Business, could be used in place of any of the business minor courses (except ACCT 2000). In addition, MKTG 3150 will simultaneously satisfy part of the multicultural requirement in the University Core Curriculum.
Students in the Civil, Electrical, Industrial, Mechanical Engineering, or Computer Science and Engineering programs may use one of the business courses as a technical elective. Students in the Chemical Engineering program may use the above business courses to satisfy their free elective requirement. Students interested in a business minor should consult an adviser in both the College of Business Administration and the College of Engineering.
Combined B.S. and Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) Program
The College of Business Administration in conjunction with the College of Engineering offers a program whereby a student may simultaneously earn both a B.S. in Engineering and a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.). This program provides a unique opportunity to combine business and engineering skills to prepare graduates for global competitiveness.
Tobe admitted to the program, students must have senior standing, score a minimum of 450 on the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT), and have at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA. Students also must have completed 18 hours of prerequisite courses. The six business courses listed in the Business Minor section plus MIME 1800 or ECON 1150 and 1200 satisfy the Basic Core prerequisite requirement for the M.B.A. program. MIME 2600 does not satisfy the M.B.A. economics requirement.
Students who wish to pursue the program should inform the Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies in the College of Engineering during their junior year and complete the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) by the end of their junior year. Students should submit completed application materials to the Graduate School for admission to the MBA program before Fall Semester of their senior year. Upon admission to the program by the Graduate School, the College of Business Administration and the College of Engineering, students will be classified as special provisional graduate students so that they may take graduate level courses while completing the Bachelor of Science degree requirements.
Tosatisfy the requirements for the MBA, students must complete ten graduate level business courses as described in the College of Business Administration graduate section of this catalog.
Normally, the B.S. engineering degree programs (with Co-op) require five years and the M.B.A. would require an additional two years. It is anticipated that by enrolling in the two programs simultaneously, a total of six years will be required for completion of both degrees.