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    K-State Undergraduate Catalog 2000-2002
     

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    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
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    Interdisciplinary Studies

    Although engineering curricula are generally structured, it is possible to pursue a secondary field of interest through the judicious selection of electives. If added flexibility is needed to pursue specific goals, students may petition the advisor and department head for the substitution of required courses. Some of the more popular secondary areas are:

    Bioengineering
    Bioengineering is a broad field overlapping the life sciences and many engineering disciplines. Some of the subareas are biomechanics, ergonomics, bioinstrumentation, biomaterials, bioenergetics, water and waste treatment, food engineering, and environmental engineering. In addition to the courses listed in the pre-medicine section, other courses of interest include:

    BAE 510Environmental Design of Agricultural
    Buildings
    BAE 521Energy in Biological Systems
    BAE 700Agricultural Process Engineering
    CHE 715Biochemical Engineering
    CHE 725Biotransport Phenomena
    CE 563Environmental Engineering Fundamentals
    CE 565Water and Wastewater Engineering
    CE 762Water Treatment Processes
    CE 766Wastewater Engineering: Biological
    Processes
    EECE 771Control Theory Applied to Bioengineering
    EECE 772Theory and Techniques of
    Bioinstrumentation
    EECE 773Bioinstrumentation Design Laboratory
    IMSE 623Industrial Ergonomics
    IMSE 625Work Environments
    ME 622Environmental Engineering I
    ME 722Environmental Engineering II
     
    Business administration
    Increasing numbers of engineers are assuming managerial positions in all phases of industrial operations. Some of the courses listed in the section of dual degrees could be appropriate technical electives for students with goals in management.

    Energy systems engineering
    The increasing demand for energy is one of the major problems confronting all nations. New energy sources are needed in addition to more effective use of present resources. Interested students should select courses from the following areas: thermodynamics, energy conversion, nuclear reactor technology, electric energy systems, and engineering economics.

    Pre-medicine
    Many recent advances in medical research techniques, patient monitoring systems, artificial limbs and organs, and aerospace and undersea medicine have developed from the partnership of medicine and engineering. Engineering students wishing to satisfy entrance requirements to a typical school of medicine must take at least two semesters of biology and two semesters of organic chemistry, and should take additional social science/humanities electives. The pre-medical advisor in the College of Arts and Sciences should be consulted in the sophomore year.

    Pre-law
    A graduate degree in law can be desirable for engineers wishing to pursue careers in industrial management or patent law. While there are no specific courses required for entry to law school, appropriate elective areas are economics, political science, history, sociology, psychology, anthropology, accounting, and finance. The pre-law advisor in the College of Arts and Sciences should be consulted prior to the junior year.

    Computer science
    Computers are powerful tools for the solution of complex engineering and/or management problems. Individuals with training in both engineering and computer science possess the background to attack problems over a broad range of areas. Appropriate courses include:

    Languages
    CIS 200Fundamentals of Software Design and Implementation
    CIS 300Data and Program Structures
    CIS 450Computer Architecture and Organization
    CIS 505Introduction to Programming Languages
     
    Design
    EECE 241Introduction to Computer Engineering
    EECE 541Design of Digital Systems
    EECE 543Computer System Interfacing Lab
    EECE 643Computer Engineering Design Lab
     
    Computational techniques
    CHE 316Chemical Engineering Computational
    Techniques
    IMSE 560Introduction to Operations Research
    IMSE 573Industrial Simulation
    ME 760Engineering Analysis I
     
    Mathematics, physics, and chemistry
    Engineering students with interests in research should plan on graduate study. Preparation at the undergraduate (B.S.) level could be enhanced by additional courses in mathematics and the basic sciences. Refer to the departmental listings in the College of Arts and Sciences section for possible electives.

    Food engineering
    Engineers are needed in the food industry for process development and design, equipment design, and management of operations. Students should select technical electives to augment a background in chemistry, microbiology, agricultural and food sciences, and process engineering.

    Natural resources/ environmental sciences secondary major
    Increasing national and international concerns have generated opportunities for individuals to contribute to the resolution of environmental and resource problems. These issues are so complex that they lie beyond the scope of any one discipline.

    The secondary major prepares students to apply broadly-based knowledge to the use, management, sustainability, and quality of soil, air, water, mineral, biological, and energy resources. See the Secondary Majors section of this catalog.

    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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    Kansas State University
    November 10, 2000