University of Vermont

2012-2013 Catalogue

Engineering (Bachelor of Arts)

Overview

The Bachelor of Arts in Engineering degree is intended to provide an engineering background for students who desire more educational breadth in the liberal arts than is possible with the various engineering B.S. degrees. Students graduating with this degree might pursue more advanced studies in engineering, or they might go on to advanced studies in fields such as business, law, environmental science, medicine, etc. The degree is not ABET-accredited and is not intended to produce students prepared to work as practicing engineers immediately upon graduation.

Specific Requirements

The degree requires 120-124 credits.

Engineering B.A. students declare a primary concentration of study in engineering and a minor in liberal arts. The primary concentration can be within one of the following four areas of engineering: civil, electrical, environmental or mechanical systems. Alternatively, students may request to develop their own tailored primary concentration in engineering. The required course work for each primary concentration area will be determined by a committee of SoE faculty with research and teaching interests in areas relevant to the concentration topic. The minor must be selected from the liberal arts minors offered by the College of Arts and Sciences (natural science and mathematical science minors may not be selected). Engineering B.A. students complete a specified set of course work in the mathematics and basic sciences and in engineering, as well as complete the B.A. distribution requirements of the College of Arts and Sciences.

Curriculum

First-Year
Course Credits
Fall Spring
CHEM 031 - Introductory Chemistry 4
MATH 021 - Calculus I 4
ENGR 001 or ENGR 002 - First Year
    Design or Graphical Communications
2
ENGS 001 - Written Expression 3
HSS Electives1 (Social Science) 3 3
PHYS 031 - Physics for Engineers I 4
PHYS 030 - Problem Solving Session I (optional) (1)
MATH 022 - Calculus II 4
HSS Elective1 (Literature) 3
CS 020 - Programming for Engineers 3
Total 16 17/18
Sophomore
Course Credits
Fall Spring
PHYS 125 - Physics for Engineers II 3
PHYS 123 - Problem Solving Session II (optional) (1)
MATH 121 - Calculus III 4
EE 003/EE 100 - Electrical Engr. Concepts2 3/4
HSS Elective1(Humanities) 3
HSS Elective1(Humanities) 3
MATH 271 - Adv Engineering Mathematics 3
CE 001 - Statics2 3
ME 040 - Thermodynamics2 3
Engineering Science3 3
HSS Elective1 (Fine Arts) 3
Total 16/18 15
Junior
Course Credits
Fall Spring
Engineering Science3 3
Engineering Science3 3
Free Elective 3
HSS Elective1 (Foreign Lang) 3
Minor4 3
Engineering Science3 3
Engineering Science3 3
Free Elective 3
HSS Elective1 (Foreign Lang) 3
Minor4 3
Total 15 15
Senior
Course Credits
Fall Spring
Free Elective 3
Engineering Science3 3
Senior Design/Thesis5 0/2
Minor4 3
Minor4 3
Engineering Science3 3
Engineering Science3 3
Senior Design/Thesis5 3/2
Minor4 3
Minor4 3
Total 12/14 14/15
Notes:
  1. Required Social Science and Humanities: Students must select five (fifteen credits) from the approved Humanities courses listed in the catalogue, two (six credits) of which must also be from the University Approved Diversity courses (Category One and Category Two) listed in this catalogue and two (six credits) must be from the same department.
  2. Pre-Engineering Technical (PET) requirements: MATH 021 and MATH 022, CHEM 031, PHYS 031 and CS 020. All PET courses must be completed with C- or better before any sophomore engineering courses may be taken.
  3. Engineering Science: All CE, EE, ME and ENGR courses. Must have a minimum of nine credits at 200 level.
  4. Minor is required.
  5. Senior Design/Thesis credits vary depending upon program.

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