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The Curriculum

The Curriculum

The intention of the engineering curriculum is to build fundamental knowledge throughout the course of study and to give each student flexibility in her course choices.


EGR 100 and Senior Capstone

EGR 100 and the Senior Capstone are required, design-based courses with significant hands-on learning components. These courses anchor the study of design within the curriculum at the beginner level (EGR 100) and the advanced level (capstone); additional design is found within other courses as well.

EGR 100 and the senior capstone are also based on exploration and independent inquiry and as such are considered a part of the laboratory/studio sequence.

Core Engineering Fundamentals

Core courses required for all students

The foundational engineering core courses for the degree must be taken by all students and include: 110 Fundamental Engineering Principles; 220 Engineering Circuit Theory; 270 Engineering Mechanics; 290 Engineering Thermodynamics; and 374 Fluid Mechanics.

Technical Depth

Five upper-level engineering electives

The process here is to have each student thoughtfully consider her interests and career aspirations.

Students are required to demonstrate reasonable technical depth by developing a sequence of five thematically-related engineering technical depth courses, four of which must be at the 300 level.

There must be a clear educational intention behind the selection of technical depth courses, and these courses should be selected in consultation with the student's adviser.