Departmental Advising

Currently enrolled declared engineering majors students are required to meet with a faculty academic advisor once a semester, prior to registering for the next semester courses. Students are required to sign up for a time to meet with their faculty advisor the week before early registration begins.  Faculty will place a sign-up sheet outside their office door with available times for students to meet and discuss their upcoming semester courses, typically the appointment sign up sheets are made available to students two weeks prior to early registration.  If a student is unable to meet with their facutly during the times listed, it is their responsibility to contact the faculty member and set up at time that will fit within their schedule.

Expectations for students:

  • To meet with their faculty advisor at least once a semester, though highly recommended to meet more frequently
  • To arrive on time as scheduled
  • To come prepared to the appointment with list of future courses, questions and concerns

Students are randomly assigned a faculty advisor, when assigned, students are informed of their faculty advisors contact information via email. Students wishing to change their academic advisor may do so by completing the Change of Major/Academic advisor form.

College of Engineering has six academic departments:

Biomedical Engineering

Biomedical Engineers link biology, medicine, and engineering to improve human health. Biomedical engineers may work closely with medical doctors to design and evaluate prosthetic devices (e.g. heart valves, spinal and hip implants); work with computer analysis of medical images; work with new materials for implants and tissue-engineered implants; and use computers to analyze genetic structures and functions. This major is commonly used as a route to medical school. The Department of Biomedical Engineering fosters interdisciplinary activities across departments and colleges and maintains strong ties with the Carver College of Medicine.

Curriculum Guides:  Biomedical      Pre-Med Track

Each student prior to the completing their second year will need to choose a track that best fits their goals for their degree.

Tracks


Chemical & Biochemical Engineering

Chemical Engineers use the industrial application of chemicals to make or improve the world around us. They use microbes to produce pharmaceuticals and chemicals; develop new sources of energy; create artificial organs; and design the next generation of polymers. They construct synthetic fibers to make clothes more comfortable, develop methods to mass-produce drugs, making them more affordable, and create safer, more efficient methods of refining petroleum products, making energy more productive and cost effective.

Curriculum: Chemical     Biochemical Track

Each student prior to completing their second year will need to choose an Elective Focus Area (EFA)  that best fits their goals for their degree

Elective Focus Area (EFA)


Civil & Environmental Engineering

Civil & Environmental Engineers work with technology, people, and nature in designing and managing essential elements of society’s infrastructure such as highways, bridges, buildings, tunnels, dams, and water-supply systems. They also devise environmentally friendly ways to manage and process society's waste, destroy toxic substances, remove pollutants from the water or the air; and ensure the sustainable well-being of the built and natural environments.

Curriculum: Civil   Environmental Track

Each student prior to completing their second year will need to choose an Elective Focus Area (EFA)  that best fits their goals for their degree

Elective Focus Areas (EFA)


Electrical & Computer Engineering

Electrical Engineers work at the core of many technologies we take for granted including: electrical power, wireless communication, consumer electronics, digital computing, computer software, computer networks, electronic databases, automatic controls, medical imaging, remote sensing, and the miniature devices that make all of these technologies possible.

Electrical Engineers find employment in all of these areas and, more generally, anywhere smart technology is employed. They consistently rank among the most sought after, and highest paid, technology professionals. Electrical engineering is also an excellent starting point for further study in medicine, law and business.

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering fosters interdisciplinary activities across many departments and colleges and maintains particularly strong ties with the Carver College of Medicine, the Department of Physics and Astronomy and the Department of Computer Science.

Curriculum: Electrical    Computer Track I (Accelerated)     Computer Track II (Regular)

Each student prior to completing their second year will need to choose an Elective Focus Area (EFA)  that best fits their goals for their degree

Elective Focus Area (EFA)


Industrial Engineering

Industrial Engineers organizes the people, information, energy, materials and machines involved in the production process, focusing on plant design and management, quality control, and the human factors of engineering, e.g. how humans can best interact with technology. Industrial engineers may use integrated design and manufacturing techniques to renovate the production systems of a Fortune 500 company; develop data-mining tools to analyze and optimize patient care in a major hospital; assess driver distraction due to cell phone use in automobiles and develop safer driver assistance systems.

Curriculum:  Industrial

Each student prior to completing their second year will need to choose an Elective Focus Area (EFA)  that best fits their goals for their degree

Elective Focus Area (EFA)


Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineers use energy principles and mechanics to design machines such as engines and motors. Mechanical engineers work in the areas of automotive, robotics, manufacturing, and in the design of machines. They may develop robots for space exploration; use a computer to simulate freezing of human cells; improve devices to utilize alternative energy sources, such as fuel cells, wind turbines, and solar energy converters.

Curriculum: Mechanical

Elective Focus Area (EFA)