Engineering

Fundamental engineering concepts are taught by Washington University-trained professors, preparing students to transfer to a competitive four-year college or university for a bachelor’s degree in an engineering specialty. Emphasis is placed on developing, building, and testing prototypes for mechanical devices, tools, engines and machines.

Career Opportunities

  • Architectural and Engineering Manager
  • Drafter
  • Materials Engineer
  • Nuclear Engineer
  • Natural Sciences Manager
  • Physicist
  • Petroleum Engineer
  • Sales Engineer
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Suggested Degree Plan for Engineering (AES)
Do not use this degree plan as a substitute for an advisor. Always meet with an advisor to discuss your specific needs for completing the program before signing up for classes each semester.
Required General Education Courses Details
CHM 103 Principles of Chemistry I Details 4
Comprehensive coverage of the basic principles of chemistry including bonding, nomenclature, reactions, stoichiometry, thermodynamics, kinetics and equilibrium. Designed for pre-med, pre-pharmacy, engineering and science majors with above-average mathematical and scientific backgrounds.
Prerequisites: MAT 113 with a grade of "C" or above within two semesters, or appropriate placement test score, or consent of department; Students who have taken high school chemistry will have an advantage
CHM 104 Principles of Chemistry II Details 4
Continued comprehensive coverage of the basic principles of chemistry including atomic structure, covalent bonding, molecular structure, properties of gases, liquids, solids, and solutions, acid-base chemistry, oxidation-reduction reactions, and electrochemistry.
Prerequisites: CHM 103
ECO 101 Principles of Economics I Details 3
Introduction to the major areas of modern economic theory and public policy, including fiscal policy, international trade and finance, economic growth and development, and contemporary macro-economic problems.
Prerequisites: (none)
ECO 102 Principles of Economics II Details 3
Market structures, distribution of income, allocation of resources through the market, and contemporary micro-economic problems.
Prerequisites: (none)
ENG 101 Rhetoric and Composition I Details 3
An introductory course in writing at the college level with attention to skills needed at each stage of the writing process. Placement in ENG 101 presupposes competence in English grammar, mechanics, punctuation, and spelling.
Prerequisites: ENG 099 with a grade of "C" or above or appropriate placement score
ENG 102 Rhetoric and Composition II Details 3
A continuation of ENG 101; provides further practice in writing at the college level for a variety of purposes and audiences, using both fixed and open or developing forms. Research paper required.
Prerequisites: completion of ENG 101 with a grade of "C" or above
FYE 101 Blazing Your Trail Details 1
Directed to new students, this course provides a supportive transition to the culture of higher education. Course objectives aim at preparing students for the college experience by acquiring effective learning techniques and by becoming aware of available college resources for academic and personal growth. This course also develops students' abilities, which will assist them with the complexities of college life.
Prerequisites: (none)
MAT 220 Analytic Geometry and Calculus I Details 4
A course designed to introduce the concepts of derivative and integral to the student interested in pursuing degrees related to engineering, science or mathematics. Specific topics include functions and graphs; slopes and rates of change; limit theory and continuous functions; formal differentiation; application of differentiation; integration; and applications of integration.
Prerequisites: MAT 113 and MAT 114 with grades of "C" or above within one academic year, appropriate placement score, or consent of department
MAT 221 Analytic Geometry and Calculus II Details 4
A course designed to extend the concepts of derivative and integral to transcendental functions and to introduce advanced methods of integration. Specific topics include derivatives and integrals of transcendental functions; advanced integration methods; infinite series; introduction to differential equations; polar graphs and calculus of polar curves.
Prerequisites: MAT 220 with a grade of "C" or above within one academic year or consent of department
MAT 222 Analytic Geometry and Calculus III Details 4
A course designed to extend previously learned calculus concepts to three-dimensional space. Topics include vectors; vector functions and motion; surfaces, coordinate systems and drawing; derivatives of functions of two or more variables; applications of partial derivatives; multiple integration and integration in vector fields.
Prerequisites: MAT 221 with a grade of "C" or above within one academic year or consent of department
PHL 111 Logic/Critical Thinking Details 3
This course covers inductive and deductive methods in logic. It is designed to assist students in methods of logical analysis and reasoning.
Prerequisites: (none)
Required Major Courses Details
CAD 114 Introduction to Parametric Modeling Details 3
This course is an introduction to engineering design and graphics, including design problems, sketching, dimensioning, tolerancing, multi-view orthographic representations, auxiliary views, section views, and working drawings. Students are required to use CAD in this course.
Prerequisites: (none)
CSC 119 Programming I Details 3
This course involves problem solving on the introductory level, teaches structured and object oriented language, C++, and exposes students to methodology that serves as a foundation for later course work.
Prerequisites: CSC 112 with a grade of "C' or above; Intermediate algebra skills recommended
EGR 203 Engineering Mechanics: Statics Details 3
This course teaches basic theory of engineering mechanics using calculus, involving the description of forces, movements, and couples acting on stationary engineering structures, equilibrium in two and three dimensions, free-body diagrams, friction, centroids, centers of gravity, and moments of inertia.
Prerequisites: PHY 227
EGR 204 Engineering Mechanics: Dynamics Details 3
This course teaches basic theory of engineering mechanics using calculus, involving the motion of particles, rigid bodies, and systems of particles, Newton's Law, work and energy relationships, principles of impulse and momentum, and application of kinetics and kinematics to the solution of engineering problems.
Prerequisites: EGR 203
EGR 221 Electrical Circuit Analysis I Details 4
This course is designed to teach principles of electrical circuits and systems as well as basic circuit elements (resistance, inductance, mutual inductance, capacitance, independent and dependent controlled voltage, and current sources). Other topics covered include topology of electrical networks, Kirchhoff's laws, node and mesh analysis, DC circuit analysis, operational amplifiers, transient and sinusoidal steady-state analysis, AC circuit analysis, first- and second-order circuits, Bode plots, and use of computer simulation software to solve circuit problems.
Prerequisites: MAT 222 and PHY 228; it is recommended, but not required, that students have taken MAT 251
MAT 251 Differential Equations Details 3
A course designed to introduce the student to solution methods for ordinary differential equations and their applications. Specific topics include ordinary differential equations of the first order; applications of first order differential equations; linear differential equations; linear differential equations with constant coefficients; applications of second order differential equations; systems of linear differential equations; Laplace transform.
Prerequisites: MAT 222 with a grade of "C" or above within one academic year or consent of department
PHY 227 Principles of Physics I Details 5
First of the two-semester calculus-based physics sequence, this course is for engineering and science majors. A thorough coverage of the fundamental principles of physics, including conservation of momentum, energy and angular momentum, Newton's Laws of motion, oscillatory, motion, planetary motion, and special relativity.
Prerequisites: MAT 220; Advanced high school physics recommended
PHY 228 Principles of Physics II Details 5
Continuation of the two-semester calculus-based physics sequence. This course is for engineering and science majors. A thorough coverage of the fundamental principles of physics, including electricity, circuits, magnetism, thermodynamics, waves, optics, quantum physics, and atomic and nuclear physics.
Prerequisites: MAT 221, PHY 227