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    K-State Undergraduate Catalog 2004-2006
    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
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    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.

    Professional experience
    Professional experiences include cooperative (co-op) educational programs, industrial internships, and summer employment in an engineering/industrial setting.

    The engineering co-op program is a joint work/academic program sponsored by Kansas State University and industry, where students alternate between work assignments in industry and academic study on campus.

    Industrial internships and summer employment opportunities are not as formalized as a co-op experience and vary depending upon the industries' expectations. Students apply and register for a professional experience with Career and Employment Services in Holtz Hall ( Students may attend workshops conducted by CES staff to improve job search skills. Opportunities exist for students to interview on campus, review Jobs On-Line listings for employment, or find their own position.

    International programs
    With the impact of new technologies and global communications on world markets, students are encouraged to gain valuable international experiences by participating in international internships, exchange programs, study abroad, and student societies that emphasize international activities such as the engineering student society, Mentors for International Experiences (MIE). The members of MIE provide assistance to local engineering students to enhance their opportunities and experiences abroad. The organization also assists engineering students who are visiting and studying at Kansas State University.

    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 computing and information sciences

    Required courses
    CIS 200Fundamentals of Software Design and Implementation4
    CIS 300Data and Program Structures3
    CIS 501Software Architecture and Design3
    Two additional 500- or 600-level courses in CIS
    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 Engineering3
    EECE 431Microcontrollers3
    EECE 541Design of Digital Systems3
    EECE 543Computer System Interfacing Lab1
    EECE 643Computer Engineering Design Lab2
    EECE 649Computer Design I3
    Minor in embedded systems
    The minor in embedded systems provides the opportunity to gain knowledge and experience necessary for designing and implementing real-time embedded systems for applications in their field of study.

    Required courses
    CIS 621Real-Time Programming Fundamentals1
    CIS 622Real-Time Operating Systems1
    CIS 721Real-Time Systems3
    EECE 633Real-Time Embedded Systems1
    EECE 733Real-Time Embedded Systems Designs3
    Engineering electives from approved list6
    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 Systems2
    IMSE 251Manufacturing Processes Lab1
    IMSE 602Topics in Industrial Engineering: Advanced Safety Principles3
    IMSE 623Industrial Ergonomics3
    IMSE 625Work Environments3
    IMSE 610Occupational Safety Engineering3
    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 Systems2
    IMSE 251Manufacturing Processes Lab1
    IMSE 563Manufacturing Processes Engineering4
    IMSE 564Product and Process Engineering3
    IMSE 662Computer Aided Manufacturing
    Elective courses
    IMSE 541Statistical Quality Control3
    IMSE 623Industrial Ergonomics3
    IMSE 633Production Planning and Inventory Control3
    IMSE 641Statistical Process Control in Manufacturing3
    IMSE 643Industrial Simulation3
    IMSE 671Topics in Automated Factory Concepts3
    IMSE 672Robotic Applications3
    IMSE 685Principles of Manufacturing Information Systems3
    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 I3
    IMSE 560Introduction to Operations Research I3
    IMSE 633Production Planning and Inventory Control3
    IMSE 643Industrial Simulation3
    IMSE 660Introduction to Operations Research II3
    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
    Kimberly D. Douglas, 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.

    Leadership certificate program
    The leadership in undergraduate technical studies certificate program provides a structured learning experience for undergraduate students interested in exploring leadership abilities, participating in personal and professional development activities, and developing lifelong learning skills. The certificate program combines academic course work, involvement in campus organizations, and a professional experience in industry or an international educational experience. The program requires 15 semester hours and is offered through the dean's office in the College of Engineering.

    Integrated B.S.-M.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
    August 19, 2005