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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

    General Requirements

    High school graduates
    Admission to the College of Engineering is granted to any individual who has graduated from an accredited Kansas high school. Out- of-state students are expected to have a strong academic rank in class and good ACT scores.

    Transfer students
    Applicants with previous college credit, earned after graduation from high school, must apply as transfer students. All applicants to the college with 12 combined or more transfer hours, must have a 2.75 cumulative GPA or higher. Transfer students with a GPA between 2.5 and 2.75 will be admitted on a conditional basis in general engineering. Given extenuating circumstances, exceptions to this policy may be granted with the recommendation of the pre-engineering advisor at the transfer institution. The advisor should send a letter of recommendation with the student application and fee to the Office of Admissions with a copy of the letter to the College of Engineering.

    International students
    Applications for admission of international students are judged by several factors, including, but not limited to: secondary school record, test scores, academic record at the college and university level, trend in grades, and grades in mathematics, physical sciences, and related areas.

    Because of a limitation on the number of international students that can be accommodated, the College of Engineering reserves the right to apply more rigorous admissions criteria to applicants who are not U.S. citizens.

    All students applying for College of Engineering scholarships must complete the K-State scholarship application. Obtain an application from your high school counselor, community college financial aid office, or the Office of Student Financial Assistance. In addition to scholarships awarded by the Office of Student Financial Assistance, the College of Engineering awards numerous scholarships directly to incoming and continuing students. Initial inquiries by prospective students for engineering scholarships should be directed to the Scholarship Director, College of Engineering.

    Selection of a major
    Students often select a curriculum or major when entering the college. They are provided academic advisors by their major departments. Entering students who are undecided as to a major in engineering may enroll in general engineering for one year. These students are assigned an advisor from the dean's office. Students are encouraged to choose a major by the beginning of their sophomore year.

    Extracurricular activities
    Leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills are essential for today's engineering graduate. The College of Engineering offers many opportunities to become involved on campus through departmental student chapters, open house, student government, competition teams, and much more. Each contributes to greater personal and professional development.

    Engineering equipment fee
    The engineering equipment fee is in addition to the normal university fees. Beginning in fall 2001, students enrolling in engineering courses will be assessed $14 per student credit hour plus a $1 per student credit hour university technology fee.

    For further information see the Fees section of this catalog. Questions should be referred to the College of Engineering Student Services Office.

    Grade requirements
    In addition to the university standards and policies for grades, the College of Engineering has the following standards:

    Prerequisite courses
    Before attempting a course taught in the College of Engineering, a grade of C or better must be earned in the prerequisite courses.

    Transfer students
    Transfer students admitted on a conditional basis are required to obtain a 2.5 GPA the first semester after their transfer in order to continue their studies in the College of Engineering.

    Transfer students with a GPA below 2.5 after their first semester may be allowed to continue in the College of Engineering, provided they are making adequate progress in math and science-related courses.

    Summer school
    Many of the courses appearing in the engineering curricula, not only those which are offered in the College of Engineering but also those in the College of Arts and Sciences, may be taken during the summer term.

    High school seniors who have had insufficient mathematics to enroll in MATH 220 Analytical Geometry and Calculus I are urged to investigate the possibility of summer school to remove this mathematics deficiency.

    MATH 100 College Algebra and MATH 150 Plane Trigonometry are offered during the summer sessions and provide an excellent transition from high school mathematics into the engineering curriculum.

    Basic pre-engineering subjects Use in various curricula; credit hours at K-State

    Accounting* 3** 3*
    Biology 4*****
    Chemistry (inorganic) 8 810 8 4* 8 8 8* 8 8 8
    Chemistry (organic) 38***
    Chemical analysis (qualitative)***
    Computer programming**3C2C1F2C5J,C3C4J*3C3C4J3C3C2C
    Economics (macroeconomics) 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3* 3 3* 3
    Expository Writing I*** 3 3 3 3 3 3 6 3 3 3 6 3 3 3
    Geology 3*3* 3***
    Graphics 4 2* 2* 4 2* 2 2 22
    Humanities/social sciences+++1313151315121712151418131413
    Mathematics (Analytic Geometry and
     Calculus, Differential Equations, etc.)1616161619 4141616166+161616
    Physics (calculus-based)10101010108++*101010*101010
    Speech (public speaking) 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
    Statics 3@* 3@3++@@@@ 3@@
    Statistics (calculus-based)*** 1 3*++ 3* 3 63++ 2 6 2

    *Elective, may depend on departmental options.
    **Computer programming: F = Fortran, J = Java, C = ``C" Language.
    ***Expository Writing II is optional for all programs (except CS and IS) if a grade of A or B is achieved in Expository Writing I.
    +General Calculus and Linear Algebra (MATH 205) and Finite Applications of Math (MATH 312).
    ++Construction science and information systems students may take algebra-based courses.
    +++Two courses (6 hours) must be junior/senior level (300+, not available at two-year schools).
    @Confer with Engineering Student Services Office on statics requirements. These programs use a 4-hour combined Statics and Dynamics course. (Dynamics is not available at two-year schools).
    @@Option in mechanical engineering.

    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