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College Catalog 2016-2017 
College Catalog 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Engineering (B.S.)

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Student Learning Outcomes for Engineering:

Students will be able to:

  • Apply basic and advanced principles of mathematics, science, and engineering.

  • Design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.

  • Design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability.

  • Function on multi-disciplinary teams.

  • Identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.

  • Understand and commit to professional and ethical responsibility.

  • Communicate effectively orally and in writing.

  • Understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.

  • Recognize the need for, and engage in life-long learning and professional growth.

  • Understand contemporary issues.

  • Use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

The Engineering major is a rigorous program designed to lead to a technical career in industry or graduate school in engineering. The Engineering degree with concentrations in Mechanical, Electrical, and Sustainable Design is accredited by the Engineering Commission of ABET, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012, telephone: (410) 347-7700, www.abet.org. Our Engineering program is designed around attention to the needs of individual students and a breadth of engineering knowledge and skills. The Program Education Objectives encapsulate the values and goals of Elizabethtown College within the current and emerging needs of industry and society: 1) Elizabethtown Engineering graduates develop distinguished careers in a wide variety of technical and non-technical fields, utilizing the skills developed through a broad engineering curriculum complemented by strong engagement with the liberal arts. In particular, students are equipped to design, develop, and implement innovative solutions to challenging problems within fields integrating electrical and mechanical systems within the context of sustainable design; 2) Our graduates become industry and civic leaders in a variety of fields as skilled problem solvers. Graduates possess the multidisciplinary background to help shape solutions and define the problems faced by our rapidly changing world and global marketplace; 3) Graduating students embrace and adapt to emerging technologies, supported by the combination of a strong foundation in underlying theory and proficiency with modern engineering tools. Graduates have the necessary knowledge, skills, and motivation to pursue advanced degrees, licensing as a Professional Engineer (PE) or certifications such as Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED); 4) Our graduates value the opportunity to utilize their professional skills to meet the needs of their local communities and our shared global community, finding fulfillment serving the needs of others with creativity, personal drive and accountability, humility, and unwavering ethics.

Engineering majors may substitute PHY 200  for one of their Natural and Physical Science Core courses. PH 275  is approved to satisfy Humanities Core. Students may take up to 19 credits in up to three semesters at Elizabethtown without paying a credit overload fee. Engineering and Physics students must earn a C- or better in ALL prerequisite Engineering and Physics courses to continue in the major.

Suggested first year courses:

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