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    K-State Undergraduate Catalog 2000-2002

    About the Catalog
    About the University
    Glossary and Abbreviations
    Academic Advising
    Tuition and Fees
    All-University Regulations
    Student Financial Assistance
    Services for Students
    Auxiliary Services and Facilities
    International Programs
    Secondary Majors
    Architecture, Planning, and Design
    Arts and Sciences
    Business Administration
    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
    Veterinary Medicine
    Graduate School
    Intercollegiate Athletics
    K-State Research and Extension
    University Faculty

    Program Options

    Honors program
    The honors program in the College of Engineering offers all interested students an intellectual challenge consistent with ability and interests. Entering engineering students with high school averages or entrance examination scores within the top five percent are encouraged to join the program. Transfer students with superior academic records are also eligible and will be invited to join the honors program. Sophomores and juniors enrolled in engineering who are qualified for the honors program may, with the endorsement of a member of the engineering faculty and the approval of the honors program director, join the program.

    Because all credits obtained in the honors program are applicable to degree requirements, participation in the honors program will not alter the time required for graduation for most students and should prove to be a stimulating experience. In addition to enrolling in honors sections in many courses, honors students may enroll in a variety of seminars, colloquia, and independent study problems designed to enrich and challenge each participant. The engineering honors program is closely integrated with the honors program of the other colleges at K-State and provides participation in special enrichment activities. Students in the honors program may elect to withdraw from the program at any time.

    The college has approved the development of individual programs for students participating in the honors program. Such programs will be developed between the student and a faculty advisor. Engineering advisors are encouraged to seek out students qualifying for the honors program, learn of their academic potential and their special interests, and help them develop programs of study that will meet their academic and professional interests. The academic programs developed must be approved by the student's advisor and department head.

    Entering freshmen with a composite ACT score of at least 29 or in the upper five percent of their high school graduating class will be invited to join the honors program. Transfer students with a cumulative GPA of 3.50 or greater in at least 12 semester hours and students with a K-State cumulative GPA of 3.50 or greater in at least 12 semester hours will also be invited to join. For a student to remain in the honors program, a minimum 3.50 composite GPA must be maintained. The student may be on probation from the honors program for one semester if the GPA falls below 3.50. A student may be reinstated to the program if the composite GPA is raised to 3.50 or above that semester. Students previously in the honors program but dropped because of a low GPA may be reinstated on petition from an engineering faculty member and with the approval of the director of the engineering honors program.

    Diplomas and transcripts of students completing the engineering honors program will be inscribed "Honors Program." To complete the honors program, the student must qualify for an engineering degree with a composite GPA of at least 3.50 and must complete at least 4 semester hours of engineering honors courses including a minimum of 2 honors research hours.

    Cooperative education
    The College of Engineering, through its cooperative education program, offers students in engineering an opportunity to obtain experience in industry as an integral part of their formal education. After completing the freshman year, engineering students alternate sessions of work and study (alternating schedule), work part-time and go to school part-time (parallel schedule), or work more than one summer (summer schedule).

    While the program may extend the time required to earn a degree by one year, students may obtain as much as 20 months of experience and earn a significant portion of their college expenses. Applications for the program are accepted through Career and Employment Services any time after the student is enrolled in the College of Engineering. Final selection is made through formal employment interviews with participating companies.

    Minors program
    A minors program has been created to enable students to take 15 credit hours or more in an area of special interest outside their major field. Minors may be earned in a variety of areas including chemistry, leadership, business, computer science, and engineering management. Contact the College of Engineering Student Services Office for further information.

    Upon completion of the requirements established by the faculty responsible for the minor field, an appropriate entry will be made on the student's transcript.

    Minor in ergonomics/safety
    A minor in ergonomics and safety emphasizes the consideration of the well being of the human being in industrial operations.

    Required courses:
    IMSE 250Introduction to Manufacturing Processes and Systems 2
    IMSE 251Manufacturing Processes Lab 1
    IMSE 602Topics in Industrial Engineering: Advanced Safety Principles 3
    IMSE 623Industrial Ergonomics 3
    IMSE 625Work Environments 3
    IMSE 610Occupational Safety Engineering 3
    Minor in manufacturing systems
    A minor in manufacturing systems provides knowledge about efficient manufacturing practices and current manufacturing techniques, methods and technologies. Students take four core courses and select at least one course from the manufacturing systems elective course list.

    Required courses
    Core courses:
    IMSE 250Introduction to Manufacturing Processes and Systems 2
    IMSE 251Manufacturing Processes Lab 1
    IMSE 563Manufacturing Processes Engineering 4
    IMSE 564Product and Process Engineering 3
    IMSE 662Computer Aided Manufacturing 3
    Elective courses:
    IMSE 541Statistical Quality Control 3
    IMSE 623Industrial Ergonomics 3
    IMSE 633Production Planning and Inventory Control 3
    IMSE 641Statistical Process Control in Manufacturing 3
    IMSE 643Industrial Simulation 3
    IMSE 671Topics in Automated Factory Concepts 3
    IMSE 672Robotic Applications 3
    IMSE 685Principles of Manufacturing Information Systems 3
    Minor in engineering management
    A minor in engineering management focuses on concepts, techniques, and tools applicable to the management of engineering work. Topics in the minor include: engineering economy, industrial management, operations research, and concepts in total quality management. Other engineering management topics may by selected for the elective course.

    Required courses:
    IMSE 501Industrial Management 3
    IMSE 530Industrial Project Evaluation 3
    or equivalent
    IMSE 560Introduction to Operations Research I 3
    IMSE 605Advanced Industrial Management 3
    Elective courses (choose one)
    STAT 511Introduction to Probability and Statistics II 3
    ACCTG 231Accounting for Business Operations 3
    MANGT 531Personnel and Human Relations Management 3
    MANGT 630Labor Relations Law 3
    SOCIO 647Sociology of Work 3
    PSYCH 560Industrial Psychology 3
    PSYCH 564Psychology of Organization 3
    PSYCH 625Engineering Psychology 3
    Minor in digital systems
    The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering offers a minor in digital systems. The following courses are required with a grade of C or better.

    EECE 241Introduction to Computer Engineering 3
    EECE 431Microcontrollers 3
    EECE 541Design of Digital Systems 3
    EECE 543Computer System Interfacing Lab 1
    EECE 643Computer Engineering Design Lab 2
    EECE 649Computer Design I 3
    Students pursuing the degrees in B.S. in electrical engineering and B.S. in computer engineering are not eligible for this minor.

    Minor in operations research
    A minor in operations research develops knowledge of operations research techniques and challenges the student to appropriately apply mathematical models to solve complex engineering and management problems.

    Required courses:
    STAT 511Introduction to Probability and Statistics I 3
    IMSE 560Introduction to Operations Research I 3
    IMSE 633Production Planning and Inventory Control 3
    IMSE 643Industrial Simulation 3
    IMSE 660Introduction to Operations Research II 3
    Minor in computing and information sciences
    Required courses:
    CIS 200Fundamentals of Software Design and Implementation 4
    CIS 300Data and Program Structures 3
    CIS 501Software Architecture and Design 3
    Two additional 500- or 600-level courses in CIS 6 
    Multicultural Engineering Program
    Thirkelle H. Howard, Director

    The Multicultural Engineering Program is a comprehensive program designed to identify, recruit, retain, educate, and graduate quality students of color with an aptitude for math and science, to provide a support base to foster academic and social growth, and to assist in the transition into corporate society upon graduation.

    Multicultural engineering students are involved in key leadership positions within the College of Engineering and throughout the university. The MEP provides: academic advising; scholarships, tutoring, peer counseling, internships, co-op and job placement assistance; leadership training and professional development, math and science workshops; and a study center.

    Women in Engineering and Science Program
    Suzanne E. Franks, Director

    The Women in Engineering and Science Program is jointly administered by the Colleges of Engineering and Arts and Sciences. WESP has a two-fold mission of recruitment and retention of women in engineering and science from the middle school through post-graduate levels. The program is designed to help create an academic and social climate at K-State that is conducive to both women and men in science and engineering. WESP activities include on-campus speakers, career exploration panels, workforce preparation programs, and social events to facilitate student and faculty contact. Students are also encouraged to become involved in WESP's ongoing research and outreach programs to young women in middle and high school.

    Integrated master's degree
    A five-year integrated program leading to a B.S. degree in any engineering field at the end of four years and a master of science degree at the end of five years is available for promising undergraduate students. In architectural engineering, the comparable numbers are five and six years.

    Students who have completed the sophomore year and have outstanding scholastic records are invited to join the program. Each student, in consultation with a faculty advisor, will plan an individualized program of study that meets requirements for the B.S. and M.S. degrees. Features of the program include integrated planning, participation in research as an undergraduate, and enrollment in graduate-level courses in the senior year. Students participating in the program will be considered for financial assistance in the form of scholarships, fellowships, research assistantships, and part-time work.

    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