Requirements for the Major
The engineering program requires formal records of any deviation from the approved Smith courses. Any time that a student takes a course away from the college for credit, it requires approval from both engineering and the college to be accepted for the major. Additionally, course substitutions on campus require approval from the engineering program in order for these credits to be applied to the major. Students should consult their academic adviser for any guidance needed.
Book of Evidence Requirement
Bachelor of Science in Engineering Science Majors must satisfy the major’s book of evidence requirement by completing a book of evidence with a minimum of 28 approved artifacts. These artifacts serve as evidence of the 28 performance indicators linked to the program’s ABET student outcomes that are mapped to the curriculum.
- EGR 100 Engineering for Everyone
- EGR 110 Fundamental Engineering Principles
- EGR 220 Engineering Circuit Theory
- EGR 270 Engineering Mechanics
- EGR 290 Engineering Thermodynamics
- EGR 374 Fluid Mechanics
Capstone Design Project with Faculty or Industry
In her senior year, every student is required to participate in a year-long capstone design project that draws on her fundamental engineering coursework, as well as broad-based societal considerations relevant to the particular project.
Students may satisfy the capstone design requirement through a design-based project with an individual member of the faculty (EGR 421D), or through a team-based industry or nonprofit sponsored project (EGR 422D). Each project is two semesters, 6 credits, and has an honors equivalent. Regular design meetings, progress reports, interim and final reports, and presentations are required.
Regardless of which capstone design option a student elects to take, she must also complete the two-semester, 2-credit Engineering Design and Professional Practice course (below) that addresses the engineering design process and associated professional skills required for careers in engineering.
Engineering Design and Professional Practice
EGR 410D Engineering Design and Professional Practice is a two-semester course that focuses on the engineering design process and associated professional skills required for careers in engineering. Topics include the engineering design process, project definition, design requirements, project management, concept generation, concept selection, engineering economics, design for sustainability, design for safety and risk reduction, design case studies, teamwork, effective presentations, professional ethics, networking, negotiation, and intellectual property.
Engineering Technical Depth Courses
In consultation with their adviser, students choose five additional EGR courses to develop technical depth in an area of interest. At least four out of the five courses must be at the 300-level or higher.
*Special studies and honors credits can only be counted toward this category by petitioning the department.
- 8 credits from:
- MTH 111 Calculus I
- MTH 112 Calculus II
- MTH 211 Linear Algebra
- MTH 222 Differential Equations
- MTH 212 Calculus III (a prerequisite to PHY 210)
- MTH 220 Introduction to Probability and Statistics
- PHY 117 Introductory Physics I
- PHY 210 Mathematical Methods of Physical Sciences and Engineering
- CHM 111 Chemistry I: General Chemistry or CHM 118 Advanced General Chemistry
- Five credits from:
- PHY 118 Introductory Physics II
- CHM 222 Chemistry II: Organic Chemistry
- BIO 132 (and 133) Cells, Physiology, and Development (and lab)
- BIO 130 (and 131) Biodiversity, Ecology and Conversation (and lab)
- CSC 111 Introduction to Computer Science Through Programming
Liberal Arts Breadth
Students are required to demonstrate breadth in their curriculum by completing one of the following:
- Fulfilling the Latin Honors distribution requirements;
- Fulfilling the requirements for another major or minor within Division I (humanities) or Division II (social sciences and history);
- Submitting a cogent proposal describing an alternative approach including all courses the student will take to acquire curricular breadth, for consideration and approval by the engineering faculty.