General Information | Degree Programs | Curricula | Course Descriptions | Faculty
Aerospace Engineering |
Applied Mathematics |
Biomedical Engineering |
Civil Engineering | Computer Science | Computer Engineering (Computer Science) | Electrical Engineering
Computer Engineering (Electrical Engineering) | Engineering Science | Materials Science and Engineering
Mechanical Engineering | Systems Engineering | Division of Technology, Culture, and Communication
The curricula leading to these degrees are arranged to prepare a graduate either to enter directly into employment in applied science or engineering, or to continue graduate studies in either scientific or engineering fields. The baccalaureate degrees include required and elective courses in technical subjects and applied mathematics; required and elective courses in the physical sciences; and elective mathematics, humanities, and social science courses. The aim of these curricula is to provide the student with strong foundations in methods of engineering analysis, design, and synthesis, and to ensure a firm grasp of fundamental principles in science, mathematics and the humanities.
All the curricula are accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and the professional engineering programs in aerospace, chemical, civil, electrical, mechanical, and systems engineering are accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET), the accepted national agency for accrediting curricula in engineering.
The curricula which follow have been developed on the principle that instruction in engineering and applied science should prepare the graduate for professional practice as it has currently evolved, and should also provide a firm foundation in the physical sciences and mathematics which will encourage an imaginative and flexible approach to the problems of engineering and applied science of the future. Included in the student's first four semesters' work are elective courses in the humanities taught by the College of Arts and Sciences and a required Technology, Culture and Communication (TCC) course in the School of Engineering and Applied Science. The elective College courses broaden the students' interests in fields outside of their technical program, and thus prepare them for a balanced and culturally rich life in the community. The School of Engineering and Applied Science TCC courses aim to encourage effective oral and written communication in both technical and non-technical pursuits, and to develop in the students an appreciation for the modes of communication they will be concerned with in both their professional lives and as responsible citizens.
The curriculum of the school does not require premature specialization. A nondepartmentalized core program covering most of the first two years is administered jointly by all departments. Most curricula have some requirements in the second-year program, and students should consult with their advisor and exercise judicious selection of electives to keep open two or more options among major fields until the beginning of the third year.
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