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    K-State Undergraduate Catalog 2000-2002
     

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    Education
    Engineering
    dObjectives and Design Basis
    dGeneral Requirements
    dUniversity General Education
    dDegree Programs
    dProgram Options
    dInterdisciplinary Studies
    dDual Degrees
    dSupport Services
    dResearch Centers
    dExtension and Outreach
    dGeneral Engineering
    dArchitectural Engineering/ Construction Science and Management
    dBiological and Agricultural Engineering
    dChemical Engineering
    dCivil Engineering
    dComputing and Information Sciences
    dElectrical and Computer Engineering
    dIndustrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering
    dMechanical and Nuclear Engineering
    Human Ecology
    Technology and Aviation
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    Degree Programs

    Engineering 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:
  • Physical sciences and mathematics
  • Communications
  • Humanities and social sciences
  • Engineering sciences
  • Discipline-specific courses and technical electives.

    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:

    CE 530Statics and Dynamics 4
    CIS 200Fundamentals of Software Design and Implementation 4
    CIS 209C Programming for Engineers 3
    CIS 300Data and Program Structures 3
    CIS 501Software Architecture and Design 3
    EECE 519Electric Circuits and Controls 4
    ME 512Dynamics 3
    ME 513Thermodynamics I 3
    ME 571Fluid Mechanics 3
     
    Humanities and social science electives
    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
    Anthropology: Any course in cultural anthropology, including Archaeology
    Architecture: Any course in history or appreciation of
    architecture
    Art: Any course
    Economics: Any course above 110, which is required
    Engineering: DEN 299 Honors Seminar in Engineering (2); DEN 399 Honors colloquium in Engineering (1); DEN 450 Impact of Engineering and Technology on Society (3) DEN 210 History of Building and Construction (3)
    English: Any course in literature
    Geography: Any course except 220, 221, 508, 535, 555, 700, 702, 705, 708, 709, and 711
    History: Any course
    Mass communications: 235, 300, 530, 560, 710, 715, and 720
    Modern languages: Any course (except English or the student's native language)
    Music: Any course in theory, history, or appreciation of music (Music 160 must be the 2-credit-hour-class)
    Philosophy: Any course except 110, 220, and 510
    Political science: Any course
    Psychology: Any course
    Sociology: Any course except 520, 724, 725, and social work courses
    Women's studies: WOMST 105

    Credit by examination
    K-State offers students a variety of quiz-out programs through which a student may earn academic credit in specific courses. Engineering students may earn quiz-out credits in chemistry, computer science, English, mathematics, modern languages, and speech.

    Advanced Placement
    Many students earn credits by completing Advanced Placement tests. Students who have completed these tests should have the Educational Testing Service (ETS) forward an official report of their scores to the Office of Admissions at Kansas State University in order to receive credit.

    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)
    E-mail: kstate@ksu.edu

    Engineering sciences
    Engineering sciences apply science and mathematics to the basic engineering areas. Students pursuing a B.S. degree in engineering must satisfy the following requirements:

    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.

    Engineering materials
    CHE 350Engineering Materials 2
     
    CHE 352Engineering Materials 3
    EECE 795Solid State Engineering 3
     
    Analytical mechanics
    Either
    CE 333Statics 3
    and
    ME 512Dynamics 3
    or
    CE 530Statics and Dynamics 4
     
    Circuits, fields, and electronics
    EECE 510Circuit Theory I 3
    EECE 519Electric Circuits and Controls4
    EECE 557Electromagnetic Theory I 4
     
    Thermodynamics
    CHE 520Chemical Engineering
    Thermodynamics I 2
    ME 513Thermodynamics I 3
     
    Flow and rate processes
    ME 571Fluid Mechanics 3
    CHE 530Transport Phenomena I 3
     
    Computing and information sciences
    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.

    Topics within Engineering:
    dObjectives and Design Basis dSupport Services dCivil Engineering
    dGeneral Requirements dResearch Centers dComputing and Information Sciences
    dUniversity General Education dExtension and Outreach dElectrical and Computer Engineering
    dDegree Programs dGeneral Engineering dIndustrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering
    dProgram Options dArchitectural Engineering/ Construction Science and Management dMechanical and Nuclear Engineering
    dInterdisciplinary Studies dBiological and Agricultural Engineering   
    dDual Degrees dChemical Engineering   
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    November 10, 2000