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College Catalog 2020-2021 
College Catalog 2020-2021 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Engineering (B.S.)

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Student Learning Outcomes for Engineering:

Students will be able to:

  • identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
  • apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors
  • communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  • recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts
  • function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives
  • develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
  • acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

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 Biomedical, Civil, Electrical, Environmental,Industrial and Systems, Mechanical, and Mechatronics Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET (www.abet.org).

The Engineering & Physics Program’s principal goal is to prepare graduating students to successfully enter desired professional positions or graduate programs. This is achieved by challenging our students with a holistic education in engineering, the sciences, and the liberal arts. Our programs are born of a sense of cooperation between professors and students, and between student peers. In this supportive environment, we guide students to become increasingly self-aware of their strengths and to develop teamwork and communication skills. While theoretical and applied competence is the bedrock of our students’ competitiveness, students also develop distinctive traits of caring and collaboration to move the world toward peace, non-violence, human dignity and social justice.

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. Our graduates become industry and civic leaders, framing and defining the new challenges emerging in the 21st century. Elizabethtown graduates apply critical thinking skills developed in a broad liberal arts context to understand and communicate emerging problems.  
  2. Prepared for a lifelong career, Elizabethtown engineers will thrive in a constantly changing world.  They use their multidisciplinary engineering science foundation to move beyond conventional solutions to design, develop, and implement sustainable and innovative solutions. 
  3. Our graduates utilize their personal and professional strengths and ethical reasoning to meet the needs of their local communities and our shared global community, creating social and economic value. Graduates embrace, persist through, and learn from challenges. 

Engineering majors may substitute PHY 201  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.

Engineering majors also must either:

(1) Select one of the following concentrations and complete all the courses in it, or (2) Earn the degree without a concentration by completing any six of the engineering courses and one of the math courses listed under the seven concentrations.

Co-Operative Opportunity

Engineering students are also eligible to complete their degree under a co-op option. The Co-Op Program extends the 4-year degree into a 5-year program. Under this option, the students typically complete two 7 month co-op rotations. During these rotations the students work full-time at an approved co-op site, also maintaining their status as enrolled students at Elizabethtown College. During co-op semesters, students are charged $500 administrative fee and are registered for a zero credit, EGR 475 - Engineering Co-Op .

Scholarships and grants are deferred during co-op semesters. Financial aid is not awarded during co-op semesters. Any student participating in the co-op program should notify the Financial Aid Office as soon as possible. Students may choose to live on campus with standard room and board fees during co-op rotations, but must live in off-campus housing during the 5th year.

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