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    K-State Undergraduate Catalog 2002-2004
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    Architecture, Planning, and Design
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    dObjectives and Design Basis
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    dInterdisciplinary Studies
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    dSupport Services
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    dExtension and Outreach
    dGeneral Engineering
    dArchitectural Engineering/ Construction Science and Management
    dBiological and Agricultural Engineering
    dChemical Engineering
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    dIndustrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering
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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, speech, and UGE requirements of the university, graduates of these programs have taken at least 60 credit hours outside the College of Engineering.

    Significant program breadth of our ABET-accredited engineering programs is ensured by the many curricular requirements outside of a student's major and the UGE program requirements of the college.

    The construction science and management major is accredited by the American Council for Construction Education. The computer science major is accredited by the Computing Sciences Accreditation Board. These programs also contain significant program breadth.

    Requirements for each degree can be obtained from the webpage of the department that offers the degree. Go to the college index of department webpages:

    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
    Art: Any course
    Economics: Any course above 110, which is required
    Engineering: 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, 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 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, 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)

    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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    June 5, 2003