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Engineering Science Major                                                                ABET Logo

Engineering Science is a modern, multidisciplinary engineering program designed to bridge the gap
between scientific discovery and the production of new technologies. By combining a broad foundation
in engineering, mathematics, science and liberal arts with practical experience in designing,
implementing, and reporting on real-world projects, a degree in Engineering Science is well-suited
to meet the rapidly changing needs and opportunities in engineering and science-related career fields.
Click here to view a brochure about our engineering science program (Adobe Acrobat Reader Required).

Engineering Science students typically take coursework in chemistry, computational science, electrical engineering, engineering design, material science, mathematics, mechanical engineering and physics.

Student Outcomes

Students will be able to

a.   demonstrate an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering.
b.   demonstrate an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
c.   demonstrate an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such
      as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability.
d.   demonstrate an ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams.
e.   demonstrate an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.
f.    demonstrate an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
g.   demonstrate an ability to communicate effectively.
h.   demonstrate the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic,
      environmental, and societal context.
i.    demonstrate a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning.
j.    demonstrate a knowledge of contemporary issues.
k.   demonstrate an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice. l.    demonstrate an ability to compete for entry-level engineering positions in industry or engineering student positions in
      graduate school.


The engineering science curriculum will be similar to a general engineering curriculum in that it will provide a broad foundation in the fundamentals of engineering. The curriculum also incorporates elements of modern physics, material science, and computational science in preparation for working in areas where traditional science and engineering disciplines overlap. Click here to view a brochure about our engineering science program (Adobe Acrobat Reader Required).

Engineering Science Enrollment and Graduation Data

Academic Rank Currently Enrolled
Seniors 8
Juniors 9
Sophomores 4
Freshmen 16

Year Number of Graduates
2016 1
2015 4
2014 5

Major & Minor Requirements

Engineering Science Major (88 hours)

Physics & Engineering 110, 121, 122, 203, 210, 235, 300, 310, 320, 330, 370, 405, 410, 415, 420, 490, and 495
Chemistry 111
Computer Science 100
Economics 215
Moral Inquiry Ethics Elective
Mathematics 190, 200, 230, 310, and 320 (Automatic Math Minor)
Students must take the Fundamentals of Engineering Exam in the last semester of their senior year.

Engineering Science Minor (34 hours)

Mathematics 190 and 200
Physics & Engineering 110, 121, 122, 203, 330, and two of the following courses:  210, 235, 300, 310, 410

Typical Course Schedule (See Notes Below)


PHEN 110 Intro. to Physics and Engineering (2)
CPSC 100 Intro. to Computing (3)
CHEM 111 General Chemistry I (4)
ENGL 121 English Composition (3)
IDIS 100 First Year Seminar (1)
Free Elective (3)

16 credits

PHEN 121 Classical Physics I (4)
MATH 190 Calculus I(4)
Gen. Ed.: U.S. Experience (3)
Gen. Ed.: International Perspectives (3)
Gen. Ed.: Health Elective (2)

16 credits


PHEN 122 Classical Physics II (4)
PHEN 210 Statics & Dynamics (4)
MATH 200 Calculus II(4)
Gen. Ed.: Artistic Understanding/Expression (3)

15 credits

PHEN 203 Modern Physics (4)
PHEN 235 Electronics (4)
MATH 310 Calculus III (3)
COMM 200 Fund. of Speech Communication (3)

14 credits


PHEN 300 Material Science (4)
PHEN 310 Optics (4)
PHEN 370 Electromagnetics (3)
MATH 230 Linear Algebra & Vectors (3)
ECON 215 Principles of Microeconomics (3)

17 credits

PHEN 320 Thermodynamics (4)
PHEN 330 Principles of Design (3)
MATH 320 Differential Equations (3)
Gen. Ed.: Moral Inquiry - Ethics (3)
Free Elective (3)

16 credits


PHEN 405 Signals & Systems (3)
PHEN 410 Measurements (4)
PHEN 490 Intro. to Senior Project (1)
Gen. Ed.: Religious Understanding (3)
Free Elective (3)

14 credits

PHEN 415 Control Systems (3)
PHEN 420 Fluid Mechanics (4)
PHEN 495 Senior Project (3)
Gen. Ed.: Western Traditions (3)
Gen. Ed.: Cultural Diversity (3)

16 credits

Note 1: The above schedule includes all the General Education requirements provided that at least one additional lower level writing unit course is included. PHEN 330 Principles of Design will be offered as an upper level writing unit course.

Note 2: There is some flexibility to deviate from the above schedule for Gen. Ed. courses.

Note 3: It is strongly recommended that you follow the above schedule for all major courses and meet frequently with your academic advisor.



The Engineering Science program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,


Last Updated 09/01/2016