DEPARTMENT OF ENGINEERING
Paul J. Kauffmann, Interim Chairperson, Slay Building
The Department of Engineering offers a BS in engineering with three concentration areas: systems engineering, engineering management, and bioprocess engineering.
The mission of the department is to provide a theory-based, application-oriented general engineering education that serves as a basis for career success and lifelong learning. Our graduates demonstrate the engineering and scientific knowledge to analyze, design, improve and evaluate integrated technology–based systems. Our program welcomes a diverse student body and provides the support to foster their success.
Graduates of the BS in engineering program will
- Use their education to be successful in a technical career or graduate studies, demonstrating competence in applying classical methods and modern engineering tools,
- Analyze technical, environmental, and societal issues related to engineering designs and technology systems,
- Be productive team members and leaders, using skills in human relations and communication,
- Practice a lifelong commitment to learning and professional development, and
- Demonstrate commitment to the professional and ethical standards of engineering and recognize the importance of community and professional service.
The engineering program accepted its first students in fall 2004 and will graduate its first class in spring 2008. At that time we will seek accreditation from the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). In accordance with ABET requirements, graduates of the BS program have: (a) an ability to apply knowledge of math, science and engineering; (b) an ability to design and conduct experiments/analyze and interpret data; (c) an ability to design a system, component, or process; (d) an ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams; (e) an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems; (f) an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility; (g) an ability to communicate effectively; (h) an ability to evaluate the impact of technology in a global/societal context; (i) an appreciation for lifelong learning; (j) knowledge of contemporary issues; and (k) an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern tools for engineering practice.
The BS program is distinctive from many other engineering programs in that it 1) focuses on hands-on project applications of engineering beginning with the freshman year and continuing throughout the program; 2) promotes a team-based learning approach where students work closely with each other and the faculty; 3) integrates science, math and engineering content to assure a coordinated presentation of concepts that flow from theory to advanced practice and application.
Engineering students are encouraged to pursue registration as a Professional Engineer (PE). The first step in this process is completion of the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) Exam. Students are required to take the FE exam during their senior year. Subsequent to graduation, professional licensure requires at least four years of progressive engineering experience and successful completion of the PE Examination.
Admission to the university does not guarantee admission to the BSE program. Upon admission to the university, students who have 1100 SAT scores or equivalent and have completed the second year of high school algebra with a grade of B or better may apply for admission to the engineering program. Students who have an associate degree from an approved pre engineering program will be directly admitted into the BSE program. All other students with transfer hours will be individually evaluated for program credit. Current ECU students transferring from the General College or other campus programs must have a minimum 2.5 GPA and have completed prerequisites for MATH 2171 with a grade of B or better.
Entering freshmen should submit an ECU admission application package, high school transcript, and SAT and/or ACT scores for admission consideration. Associate degree students should submit transcripts and two letters of recommendations from faculty. ECU general college students should obtain permission from the program coordinator.
Admission to the university or college does not guarantee admission to the engineering program. Additional evaluation elements for engineering students are described below.
Regular freshman admission: Entering freshmen should submit an ECU admission application package, high school transcript, and SAT and/or ACT scores for admission consideration. The average SAT for freshmen admitted to the engineering program at ECU is typically over 1100. Performance in math and science courses, high school GPA, and rank in class are also considered key indicators of potential success in this program.
Provisional freshman admission: Students who are not initially admitted to the engineering program, but who express a commitment to obtaining an engineering degree, are permitted to have the opportunity to succeed as a provisional engineering admission. Provisional students may still enroll in engineering courses and follow the freshman curriculum. Upon successful completion of all first-year courses (including engineering courses and at least Calculus I), with a cumulative GPA of 2.5, students can complete a change of major form and formally transfer into the engineering program.
Transfer admission: Students transferring to the engineering program must have an overall GPA of 2.5 or better in all course work attempted at the college(s) from which they are transferring in addition to meeting university transfer requirements. Students who have completed an associate degree from an approved pre-engineering program will be directly admitted to the BS program. Transfer students who do not have a 2.5 or better GPA are individually evaluated and the complete academic record is examined with particular emphasis on performance in math and science classes. These students may be admitted on a provisional basis and permitted to take certain engineering courses based on a case-by-case assessment. Provisional transfer students are expected to demonstrate the ability to succeed by completing their first semester at ECU with a 2.5 GPA.
Special Department Programs
Internships. The department encourages internships at local and regional employers and in service learning projects. Full-time students who have completed 24 credit hours and have a 2.0 minimum cumulative GPA are eligible for internships. Transfer students must complete 12 credit hours at ECU before applying for the internship program.
ECU Engineering, Inc. Projects supplied by local and regional businesses, industries and non-profits give students opportunities to gain experience. Working in teams, students learn real-world skills by defining, designing, building and testing engineering solutions.
BS in Engineering
Minimum degree requirement for the engineering program is 128 s.h. credit as follows:
1. Foundations curriculum requirements (See Section 4, Foundations Curriculum Requirements for all Baccalaureate Degree Programs.), including those listed below………………………..42 s.h.
BIOL 1100, 1101. Principles of Biology and Laboratory I (3,1) (F,S,SS) (FC:SC)
CHEM 1150, 1151. General Chemistry and Laboratory I (3,1) (F,S,SS) (GE:SC) (P: CHEM placement test or passing grade in CHEM 0150; P/C: MATH 1065; C for 1150: CHEM 1151; C for 1151: CHEM 1150)
COMM 2410. Public Speaking (3) (F,S,SS) (GE:FA) or COMM 2420. Business and Professional Communication (3) (F,S,SS) (GE:FA)
ECON 2113. Principles of Microeconomics (3) (F,S,SS) (GE:SO)
MATH 1083. Introduction to Functions (3) (F,S,SS) (GE:MA) (P: MATH 1065 with a minimum grade of C)
MATH 2171. Calculus I (4) (F,S,SS) (FC:MA) (P: minimum grade of C in any of MATH 1083, 1085, or 2122)
PHIL 2275. Professional Ethics (3) (WI*) (F,S,SS) (FC:HU)
PHYS 2350, University Physics (4) (F,S,SS) (FC:SC) (P: MATH 2171)
PSYC 1000. Introduction to Psychology (3) (F,S,SS) (GE:SO)
PSYC 3241. Personnel and Industrial Psychology (3) (F,S,SS) (GE:SO) (P: PSYC 1000 or 1060)
2. Engineering Foundation....…………………………………………………………………………39 55-56 s.h.
ICEE 1010. Integrated Collaborative Engineering I (6) (F) (C: MATH 1083)
ICEE 1020. Integrated Collaborative Engineering II (6) (S) (P: ICEE 1010; C: MATH 2171)
ICEE 2010. Integrated Collaborative Engineering III (4) (F) (P: ICEE 1020; C: MATH 2172; PHYS 2350)
ICEE 2020. Integrated Collaborative Engineering IV (4) (S) (P: ICEE 2010; C: PHYS 2360)
ICEE 3010. Engineering Systems and Problem Solving (3) (F) (P: ICEE 2020)
ICEE 1012. Engineering Graphics (2) (F) (C: Math 1083 or higher)
ICEE 1014. Introduction to Engineering (3) (S) (C: Math 1083 or higher)
ICEE 2022. Statics (3) (S) (P: PHYS 2350)
ICEE 2030. Engineering Analysis I (3) (S) (P: MATH 2171)
ICEE 2040. Engineering Analysis II (3) (F) (P: ICEE 2030)
ICEE 2050. Computer Applications in Engineering (3) (S) (P: ICEE 1012)
ICEE 2060. Engineering Analysis III (3) (S) (P: ICEE 2030)
ICEE 2070. Materials and Processes (3) (S) (P: CHEM 1510, 1511)
ICEE 2080. Engineering Analysis IV (3) (S) (P: ICEE 2040)
ICEE 3004. Dynamics (3) (F) (P: ICEE 2022, 2040)
ICEE 3012. Thermal and Fluid Systems (4) (S) (P: ICEE 3004)
ICEE 3014. Circuit Analysis (3) (F) (P: ICEE 2080, PHYS 2360)
ICEE 3024. Mechanics of Materials (3) (F) (P: ICEE 2022, 2070)
ICEE 3050. Sensors, Measurements and Controls (3) (S) (P: ICEE 3014)
ICEE 3020. Information System Engineering (3) (S) (P: ICEE 3010)
ICEE 3060. Systems Optimization (3) (S) (P: MATH 3100, 3307) Formerly SYSE 3060
ICEE 3300. Introduction to Engineering Project Management (3) (F S) (WI) (P: ENGL 1200; C: ICEE 1014 3060) Formerly ENMA 3300
ICEE 3400. Engineering Economics (3) (WI) (S) (P: ICEE 2060)
ICEE 4000. Quality Systems Design (3) (S) (P: ICEE 2060 ICEE 3060; MATH 3307) Formerly ENMA 4000 or BIOE 4000. Bioprocess Validation and Quality Engineering (3, 4) (F) (P: ICEE 2060; consent of instructor MATH 3307)
ICEE 4010. Senior Capstone Design Project I (2) (WI) (F) (P: Consent of instructor ICEE 3020)
ICEE 4020. Senior Capstone Design Project II (2) (WI) (S) (P: ICEE 4010)
3. Cognates ...... 239 s.h.
MATH 2171. Calculus I (4) (F,S,SS) (GE:MA) (P: minimum grade of C in any of MATH 1083, 1085, or 2122)
MATH 2172. Calculus II (4) (F,S,SS) (GE:MA) (P: MATH 2171 with a minimum grade of C or MATH 2122 with
consent of instructor)
MATH 3100. Mathematical Methods for Engineers and Scientists (4) (F,S,SS) (P: MATH 2172 or equivalent or consent of instructor)
MATH 3307. Mathematical Statistics I (3) (F,S) (P: MATH 2172)
CHEM 1500. Materials Chemistry I (3) (S)
CHEM 1510, 1511. Materials Chemistry II and Laboratory (1,1) (F) (P: CHEM 1500; C for CHEM 1510: CHEM 1511; C for CHEM 1511; CHEM 1510
PHYS 2350 2360. University Physics I, II (4,4) (F,S,SS) (FC:SC) (C: MATH 2121 or 2171; P for PHYS 2360: PHYS 2350)
4. Concentrations (Choose one.) ...... 24 s.h.
BioprocessBio Engineering………………………………………………………………………...15-17 s.h.
BIOE 3000. Bioprocess Engineering Systems (3) (F)(S) (P: BIOL 1100; ICEE 2020 BIOL 2110; CHEM 2650; CHEM 2651)
BIOE 3500. Bioprocess Validation and Quality Engineering (3) (S) (P: BIOE 3000; MATH 3307)
BIOE 4010 4011. Bioprocess Separation Engineering (3) (F) (P: BIOE 3000)
BIOE 4020. Bioprocess Plant Design, Simulation and Analysis (3) (S) (P: ICEE 3060; MATH 3307 BIOE 4010, ICEE 2060)
BIOL 2110. Fundamentals of Microbiology (3) (F,S) (P: BIOL 1050, 1051; or 1100, 1101; or equivalent; 8 s.h. in CHEM)
CHEM 2650. Organic Chemistry for the Life Sciences (4) (F) (P: CHEM 1160, 1161)
CHEM 2651. Organic Chemistry Lab for the Life Sciences (1) (F) (C: CHEM 2650)
4 s.h. of 3000 or 4000 Level Technical Electives as approved by the Academic Adviser
Engineering Management:………………………………………………………………………………15 s.h.
ENMA 3000. Introduction to Engineering Management (3) (F) (P: Consent of instructor ICEE 3010)
ENMA 4010. Entrepreneurship and Intellectual Property (3) (F) (P: ENMA 3000; MATH 3307)
ENMA 4020. Analysis of Production Systems (3) (S) (P: ICEE 2060 ICEE 3060; MATH 3307)
ENMA 4030. Engineering Logistics (3) (S) (P: ICEE 2060 ICEE 3060; MATH 3307)
SYSE 4065. Discrete System Simulation (3) (S) (P: ICEE 2060 MATH 3307)
9 s.h. of 3000 or 4000 Level Technical Electives as approved by the Academic Adviser
Systems Engineering:…………………………………………………………………………………..15 s.h.
SYSE 3010. Principles and Methods of Systems Engineering (3) (F) (P: Consent of instructor ICEE 3010)
SYSE 3040. Introduction to Dynamic Systems and Controls (3) (S) (P: ICEE 3060; MATH 3100)
SYSE 3060. Systems Optimization (3) (F) (P: ICEE 2060, 2080)
SYSE 4000. Integrated Systems Engineering (3) (S) (P: SYSE 3010)
SYSE 4010. Human-Machine Systems: Design and Analysis (3) (F) (P: ICEE 2060, SYSE 3010 or consent of instructor MATH 3307; SYSE 3010)
SYSE 4065. Discrete System Simulation (3) (S) (P: ICEE 2060 MATH 3307)
9 s.h. of 3000 or 4000 Level Technical Electives as approved by the Academic Adviser
5. Technical electives to complete graduation requirements as approved by the academic advisor
BIOE: BIOPROCESS ENGINEERING
3000. Bioprocess Engineering Systems (3) (F)(S) 3 lecture hours per week P: BIOL 1100; ICEE 2020 BIOL 2110; CHEM 2650; CHEM 2651. Engineering concepts for biological conversion of raw materials to food, pharmaceuticals, fuels, and chemicals. Includes enzyme kinetics and technology, bioreaction kinetics, design, analysis, and control of bioreactors and fermenters, and downstream processing of bioreaction products.
35004000. Bioprocess Validation and Quality Engineering (34) (F) 4 lecture hours per week P: BIOE 3000; MATH 3307 ICEE 2060; consent of instructor. Overview of bioprocess validation and quality control systems that ensure safe products, reduce the risk of adverse reactions, and avoid recalls. Emphasizes cost effectiveness and level of validation required for different phases of development, license application, and process improvements. Also covers design of experiments in bioprocess applications.
4010, 4011. Bioprocess Separation Engineering (3,0) (F) 2 lecture and 2 lab hours per week. P: BIOE 3000. Unit operations used in biological processing useful in product isolation and purification. Solid-liquid separation, filtration, centrifugation, cell disruption, isolation, purification, chromatography and drying.
4020. Bioprocess Plant Design, Simulation and Analysis (3) (S) 3 lecture hours per week P: BIOE 4010; ICEE 2060; ICEE 3060; MATH 3307. Engineering principles for design of systems for processing biological materials into primary and secondary products and study of techniques for mathematically describing biological systems. Covers delivery scheduling, storage requirements, economic analysis, process control and instrumentation of bioprocess plants.
ENMA: ENGINEERING MANAGEMENT
3000. Introduction to Engineering Management (3) (F) P: ICEE 3010. Consent of instructor. Introduces principles of management and organization as applicable to engineering profession. Special emphasis on project management, systems engineering and analysis, team building, quality leadership, planning, and quantitative decision making. Includes topic exercises, case studies, and extensive writing assignments.
4010. Entrepreneurship and Intellectual Property (3) (F) P: ENMA 3000; MATH 3307. Understanding of new technological product development process and role of engineering entrepreneurship in managing process. Emphasis on technological opportunity recognition and evaluation, and early technological and marketing stages.
4020. Analysis of Production Systems (3) (S) P: ICEE 2060 ICEE 3060; MATH 3307. Tools and approaches for design and analysis of production systems. Covers strategy, aggregate planning, inventory, location, layout and production control systems.
4030. Engineering Logistics (3) (S) P: ICEE 2060 ICEE 3060; MATH 3307. Logistics from systems engineering perspective. Covers design of systems for supportability and serviceability, production and effective distribution of systems for customer use, and sustaining maintenance and support of systems throughout their period of utilization.
ICEE: INTEGRATED COLLABORATIVE ENGINEERING ENVIRONMENT CORE
1002. Fundamentals of Engineering Analysis (5) (F, S) 5 lecture hours per week. P: Consent of instructor. Introduction to analytical tools of the engineering profession. Topics include mathematical modeling, functions and graphs, trigonometry, vector geometry, systems of equations and analytical geometry.
1010. Integrated Collaborative Engineering I (6) (F) 4 lecture and 4 lab hours per week. C: MATH 1083. Introduces engineering profession and basic tools and concepts of engineering. Team taught, providing immersive and hands-on experience in engineering practice areas, including graphics, professional practice, environmental issues, systems thinking, and basic concepts in machinery, controls, digital circuits, and data analysis.
1012. Engineering Graphics (2) (F) 1 lecture and 2 lab hours per week. C: MATH 1083 or higher. Engineering graphics in a professional engineering context including sketching and working drawings, multiple views, sections, solid modeling software, drawing standards, tolerancing, and dimensioning.
1014. Introduction to Engineering (3) (S) 1 lecture and 4 lab hours per week. C: MATH 1083 or higher. Engineering profession and basic tools and concepts of engineering, providing immersive and hands-on experience in engineering practice areas, including professional practice, systems thinking, and basics concepts in machinery, controls, digital circuits, and data analysis.
1020. Integrated Collaborative Engineering II (6) (S) 4 lecture and 4 lab hours per week. P: ICEE 1010. C: MATH 2171. Basic engineering concepts of project analysis and business planning for engineering entrepreneurship. Tools of design analysis involving static forces, stress, shear, torsion and moments. Lab covers use of spreadsheets to evaluate engineering alternatives and mathematical analytical software plus analysis of engineering materials, including tests of stress, fastening methods, and fabrication.
2010. Integrated Collaborative Engineering III (4) (F) 3 lecture and 2 lab hours per week. P: ICEE 1020. C: MATH 2172; PHYS 2350. Covers advanced topics in engineering fundamentals in particle and rigid body dynamics. Lab covers applications of engineering software to analyze engineering problems.
2020. Integrated Collaborative Engineering IV (4) (S) 3 lecture and 2 lab hours per week. P: ICEE 2010. C: PHYS 2360. Covers advanced engineering fundamentals, analysis, and design of electrical circuits including amplification, resonance, and three phase power distribution. Lab covers design of electrical circuits, including use of electrical instrumentation.
2022. Statics (3) (S) 3 lecture hours per week. P: PHYS 2350. Analysis of equilibrium of particles, addition and resolution of forces, equivalent system of forces, equilibrium of rigid bodies, centroid and moment of inertia, structural analysis, internal forces, friction, and virtual work.
2030. Engineering Analysis I (3) (S) 3 lecture hours per week. P: MATH 2171; C or P: ICEE 2050. Fundamentals of single variable integration with applications to problems in geometry, engineering, and physics. Includes programming applications to engineering areas such as constrained design optimization, work, resultants of force fields, and beam deflections.
2040. Engineering Analysis II (3) (F) 3 lecture hours per week. P: ICEE 2030. Fundamentals of vectors functions and multivariate calculus, including partial differentiation, multiple integrals, line and surface integrals, and vector calculus. Includes applications of software solutions to engineering problems such as response surfaces, motion in space, and force fields.
2050. Computer Applications in Engineering (3) (S) 2 lecture and 2 lab hours per week. P: ICEE 1012. Application of modern programming tools and languages to solve engineering problems.
2060. Engineering Analysis III (3) (S) 3 lecture hours per week. P: ICEE 2030. Foundations of analysis of variability including application of probability and statistics models for engineering problem solving.
2070. Materials and Processes (3) (S) 3 lecture hours per week P: CHEM 1510, 1511. Study of the materials used in engineering and related manufacturing processes. Materials topics include the atomic structure of materials, alloys, phase diagrams, and heat treatment. Manufacturing processes include casting, forming, machining, and joining processes.
2080. Engineering Analysis IV (3) (S) 3 lecture hours per week P: ICEE 2040. First order differential equations, second order and higher order linear differential equations, Laplace transforms, linear systems of first order differential equations and the associated matrix theory. Includes software applications to engineering and physics problems.
3004. Dynamics (3) (F) 2 lecture hours and 2 lab hours per week. P; ICEE 2022, 2040. Fundamental topics in particle and rigid body dynamics. Planar kinematics of a particle. Planar kinetics of a particle: force and acceleration, work and energy, and impulse and momentum. Planar kinematics of a rigid body.
30103012. Thermal and Fluid SystemsEngineering Systems and Problem Solutions (43) (SF) 3 lecture and 2 lab hours per week. P: ICEE 30042020. Explores systems approach to design, analysis, and engineering of thermal and fluid systems using mathematical and software tools.
3014. Circuit Analysis (3) (F) 2 hours lecture and 2 hours lab per week. P: ICEE 2080, PHYS 2360. Electrical and electronic engineering concepts, theory, and methods. Includes electric circuit analysis, electro mechanics, and electrical instrumentation systems.
3020. Information Systems Engineering (3) (S) P: ICEE 3010. Fundamental knowledge of information systems, including formal systems and models. Use of data, information, and knowledge in organizations, information lifecycle; collection, storage, processing, retrieval, delivery; and overview of the various components of an information infrastructure. Includes computing platforms, software architectures, and telecommunications networks. Introduces integration and acquisition of information for decision-making using information technology.