May 26, 2020
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Please refer to the Four Year Plan for departmental recommended path towards graduation.
- The College of Engineering requires nine additional breadth credits (21 credits total including the University Breadth requirements) (minimum grade of C-).
- These nine credits may be selected in any combination from the University Breadth Requirements list and the College of Engineering Breadth Requirement List in any category except Math, Natural Sciences and Technology.
- Of the 21 credits, six credits must be at the Upper Level, defined as:
- any 300-level or higher course on the University Breadth Requirement list (excluding Math, Natural Sciences and Technology courses)
- any 300-level or higher course on the College of Engineering Breadth Requirement list (excluding Math, Natural Sciences and Technology courses)
- any foreign language instruction course at the 107 level or higher as designated on the College of Engineering Breadth Requirement list (some courses above the 107 level do NOT count toward this requirement because they are taught in English).
- A maximum of two courses (six credits) can be taken from the Career and Professional Preparation sub-section of the College of Engineering Breadth Requirement list to satisfy the College of Engineering additional breadth requirement.
- Of the 21 credits, three credits may be used to satisfy the University Multicultural Requirement (recommended for timely progress toward degree completion.)
- With few exceptions, students may not use courses from their major to satisfy Breadth Requirement coursework.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Courses taken from the College of Engineering Breadth Requirement list can ONLY count toward the additional nine credits of breadth the College of Engineering requires for its majors. They CANNOT count for University Breadth.
Students pursuing any engineering major (except Computer Science or Information Systems) must have at least a 2.0 grade point average in all engineering, mathematics, and science courses used to fulfill graduation requirements. If a course is repeated, only the last grade will be used to compute the engineering grade point average; all grades are used to compute the University’s cumulative grade point index. Credit from courses taken pass/fail cannot be used to complete any engineering degree requirement, unless the course is only offered pass/fail in the engineering curriculum.
Prescribed Breadth Courses:
Breadth courses which must be completed as part of the curriculum. One breadth class is discretionary and may be chosen by the student, whom should ensure that the breadth requirements and multicultural requirements of the University are satisfied. Prescribed breadth classes include the following:
Two courses must be taken; see current department technical elective listing. This technical elective program is under constant review by the faculty. An updated list is available in the department office. Students should check with their advisors before selecting courses and should be aware that a formal mechanism exists to provide additional flexibility in the selection of their technical elective courses.
One course is identified as a free elective. Students can use this to take any class offered in the University. This can be an additional technical elective, a course towards the honors program, a course towards the multicultural requirement, a course towards a business minor, or any other course. The course selection should be chosen in conjunction with the advisor to ensure University graduation requirements are fulfilled and the student objectives are achieved.
After required courses are completed, sufficient elective credits must be taken to meet the minimum credit requirement for the degree.
Credits to Total a Minimum of 126
Last Revised for 2019-2020 Academic Year