2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog


Engineering BS

Requirements

The program of study requires a minimum of 67 hours, on a 129-hour degree, consisting of:

ENGR 10032Static Mechanics

2

ENGR 10033Engineering Design and Graphics

3

ENGR 10402Circuit Analysis and Design I

2

ENGR 20404Circuit Analysis and Design II

4

ENGR 20603Solid Mechanics I

3

ENGR 20613Dynamics and Vibrations I

3

ENGR 30014Materials Science

4

ENGR 30444Electronics I

4

ENGR 30623Control Systems I

3

ENGR 30704Thermal Sciences I

4

ENGR 30903Issues in Engineering Design

3

ENGR 40203Engineering Economic Analysis

3

ENGR 40484Electromechanics

4

ENGR 40903Systems Design I

3

ENGR 40913Systems Design II

3

A minimum of 19 semester hours in an engineering emphasis

The electrical emphasis requirements include

ENGR 20413Circuit Analysis and Design III

3

ENGR 30454Electronics II

4

ENGR 30503Signals and Systems

3

ENGR 30543Engineering Electromagnetics

3

6 hours of approved elective courses

6

The mechanical emphasis requirements include

ENGR 20623Solid Mechanics II

3

ENGR 30634Manufacturing I

4

ENGR 30714Thermal Sciences II

4

ENGR 30861Mechanical Systems Lab

1

ENGR 40861Mechanical Systems Lab II

1

ENGR 40871Thermal Systems Lab II

1

6 hours of approved elective courses

6

All electives must be approved by an engineering faculty adviser to ensure that each student's program of study meets both University and engineering accreditation criteria.

Associated Requirements:

MATH 10524Calculus I

4

MATH 20524Calculus II

4

MATH 30524Calculus III

4

MATH 30613Differential Equations

3

MATH 30853Statistics

3

PHYS 20474Physics I with Laboratory: Mechanics

4

PHYS 20484Physics II with Laboratory: Electromagnetism and Optics

4

CHEM 10113General Chemistry I

3

One of: (3 hours)

COSC 10403Introduction to Programming

3

COSC 10503Introduction to Programming for Engineering and Science

3

ENGR 10573Applied Programming Matlab

3

Focus on Energy Systems Requirements

In addition to the other requirements for completion of their degree, students in this focus area must complete

ENGR 40213Sustainable Energy

3

Any three of the following:

ENGR 40223Petroleum Reservoir Management

3

ENGR 40743Thermal Systems Design

3

GEOL 50563From Prospect to Production

3

GEOL 50423Petroleum Geology

3

GEOL 50523Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

3

ENSC 40193Environmental Stewardship Seminar

3

With approval of the department chair, up to 6 credit hours may be earned by doing undergraduate research, and up to 3 credit hours may be earned in an industrial internship program. Two of the courses taken to the complete the requirements of this focus area may count as engineering electives.

TCU Core Curriculum Electives

The humanities and social science components of engineering programs should exhibit both breadth and depth in the subject areas. The Department of Engineering provides a list of suggested TCU Core Curriculum elective options that address this issue. All University Core Curriculum electives must be selected with the advice and approval of an engineering academic adviser.

Engineering Electives

The electrical and mechanical emphasis engineering electives must be selected to assure an adequate content for the total program. All engineering electives must be selected with the advice and approval of an engineering academic adviser.

Engineering Student Organizations

Several engineering and computer science student organizations have been established at TCU for the purpose of promoting professional goals and interests, and to provide fellowship and recreation for the members. Student chapters of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) and Society of Women Engineers (SWE) are active on campus. These groups meet regularly to participate in plant tours or to entertain speakers on topics of current interest to engineering students. All engineering students are encouraged to join one of the student organizations and participate in campus activities, as well as the activities of the affiliated local professional engineering societies. Students may also choose to become student members of the Texas Society of Professional Engineers (TSPE) and participate in their local chapter activities.

Fundamentals of Engineering Examination

The Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) Examination is administered twice each year by the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES). Review sessions are offered by the engineering faculty during the fall semester. All engineering students are encouraged and advised to take the fundamentals examination prior to graduation.