Degree ProgramsEngineering 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
· 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
All engineering degrees require the 300 or higher humanities and social science electives. If students study abroad and earn 7 or more credit hours, they still must complete two 300 or higher hour electives, but they do not have to be K-State UGE courses.
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. All humanities and social science courses applied towards degree requirements must be taken for a letter grade and also selected from the most recent list of humanities and social science electives approved by the engineering faculty. The list below was approved, October 16, 2003. See the Engineering Student Services Office for the latest list.
Aerospace studies: Upon completion of courses required for AERO program, 1 hour of UGE humanities and 3 hours of 300 or higher UGE social sciences will be awarded.
Credit by examination
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)