Jan 27, 2021  
College Catalog 2012-2013 
College Catalog 2012-2013 [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 Applied Physics is accredited by the Engineering Commission of ABET, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012, telephone: (410) 347-7700. The new concentration in Sustainable Design launched in fall 2011 is not yet accredited but will be evaluated for accreditation in 2014 and upon successful accreditation, degrees awarded in prior years will be officially accredited. Our engineering program is designed to prepare graduates who will: 1) develop successful careers relating to the design, development and/or implementation of complex devices and systems within fields integrating electrical, mechanical and modern physics aspects; 2) meet the demands and challenges of the rapidly changing world and the global marketplace, researching and developing novel technologies to solve the problems and address market forces in society; 3) continue to develop their technical and professional skills throughout their careers; 4) display unwavering high ethical standards; and 5) contribute to the needs of, and in other ways enhance, their local communities and the world at large.

Engineering majors may substitute PHY 200  for one of their Natural and Physical Science Core courses. Students who successfully complete the requirements for the Engineering major will have their Humanities Core requirement waived, and they may take up to 19 credits in up to three semesters at Elizabethtown without paying a credit overload fee.

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