University of Vermont

2011-12 Online Catalogue

Engineering Curricula


The College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences offers B.S. degrees in Civil, Electrical, Environmental and Mechanical Engineering. In addition, there are two interdisciplinary B.S. degrees: B.S. Engineering, and the B.S. in Engineering Management which is offered in conjunction with the School of Business Administration.

The Bachelor of Science degrees in Civil, Electrical, Environmental and Mechanical Engineering are ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology) accredited.

In addition to the Bachelor of Science degrees, the School of Engineering also offers a Bachelor of Arts degree in Engineering in collaboration with the College of Arts and Sciences.

Laptop Requirements: Engineering is a professional field that leverages mathematics and the sciences to design and implement solutions to problems faced by society. The practicing Engineer utilizes not only the fundamentals related to mathematics and the sciences but also computational tools to accomplish his or her tasks. With this latter reality in mind, the School of Engineering (SoE) requires all incoming Engineering students to have a laptop computer. The laptop requirement enables instructors to incorporate computational analysis and numerical examples in the classroom for an immediate and powerful praxis of engineering theory. The laptop requirement is platform agnostic (Windows, Mac or Linux) and is satisfied with current mid-range offerings (i.e., 2.0 GHz, 2 GB RAM, 160 GB Hard Drive, 802.11 a/g/n). Note that current netbooks will not have sufficient computational resources to meet your needs. As part of the laptop requirement, students must also purchase a student version of MATLAB® (a high-level programming language and interactive computational environment). MATLAB® is available through the MathWorks™ website: MathWorks Link out of catalogue site.. The School also recommends that students have word processing, presentation and spreadsheet software on their laptop.

HSS Requirements: To complement the technical content of the Engineering curriculum, all B.S. programs require a Humanities and Social Science (HSS) component that encourages the exploration of an HSS field and the appreciation of diversity in society. HSS electives may not be taken on a pass/fail basis. A minimum of fifteen credits must be selected from the list presented here. At least six credits must be from the same department.

Approved Humanities Courses

* Special topics, seminars, honors, reading and research, or internships are not normally considered appropriate HSS electives.

Approved Race and Culture Courses

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