Degree ProgramsEngineering is a profession in which knowledge of mathematics and natural science is applied to develop ways to utilize the materials and forces of nature for the benefit of mankind. The curricula for the College of Engineering is designed to meet the Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology (ABET) degree program criteria. The overall curriculum provides an integrated educational experience and includes course work in the following areas:
All K-State ABET programs exceed the minima, so when coupled with the English and speech requirements of the university, graduates of these programs have taken at least 60 credit hours outside the College of Engineering.
A college requirement for engineering sciences ensures that students will take courses in two to four engineering departments outside their major department. Consequently, when one considers the breadth of our ABET accredited programs, they should not consider solely the proposed general education program of the college, but the other curricular requirements as well. From this perspective, significant program breadth will continue to be ensured.
The construction science and management major is accredited by the American Council for Construction Education. This program requires 18 credit hours of humanities and social science courses: ECON 110, DEN 210, plus 12 credit hours of electives. The computer science major is accredited by the Computing Sciences Accreditation Board.
Many of the fundamental courses required for a degree in engineering may be obtained through pre-engineering programs at other four-year institutions or at community colleges. In general, two years of course work will be transferable. However, there are differences among the curricula; students electing this route should work closely with the advisors and K-State to ensure a proper selection of courses. Questions should be referred to the College of Engineering Student Services Office.
The chart on the previous page indicates the number of transferable credit hours for various courses, and is a guide to courses that current K-State students will be taking.
The grade or Cr is not acceptable for transfer into College of Engineering programs.
Engineering subjects that normally are offered during the summer include:
To add breadth to education and to help prepare for a more effective role in society, each engineering student may be required by their engineering curriculum to take additional courses in social sciences and humanities beyond the university general education requirements. These courses must be selected from the most recent list of electives approved by the engineering faculty. The following list of electives has been approved by the faculty. Students should obtain the most recent list from the Office of Student Services.
American ethnic studies: AMETH 160
Credit by examination
For more information contact: Office of Admissions Kansas State University 119 Anderson Hall Manhattan, KS 66506-0102 785-532-6250 or 1-800-432-8270 (in Kansas)
A minimum of 32 semester hours of engineering science courses.
At least 9 semester hours of engineering science courses outside the student's major department.
At least four of the six subject areas in the following list must be represented in the 32 semester hours.
There are other courses in these subject areas that may properly be considered as belonging to engineering sciences. In addition, there are areas of engineering science that are not listed.