Engineering (Bachelor of Science in Engineering)
The professional engineering curriculum emphasizes those subject areas that are common to the broad field of engineering while allowing for the development of professional competence within one of four specific engineering disciplines. The curriculum is also designed to provide for the attainment of cultural and intellectual maturity, the encouragement of personal growth and the development of moral, ethical, and social responsibility. The development of broad technical competence within engineering is achieved through a group of mathematics, science, and engineering core courses that emphasize fundamental knowledge, techniques, and processes. Specific professional competence is assured by the completion of a coherent group of courses chosen from civil, computer, electrical, or mechanical engineering. Intellectual, cultural, and moral development is encouraged through the selection of General Studies courses within the curriculum.
Flexibility in this program is provided by elective course selection and limited substitutions, individually chosen in consultation with an adviser and approved by the School of Engineering to form an integral professional engineering program. Students wishing to follow careers in other specialized fields, such as architectural engineering, highway engineering, environmental engineering, aerospace engineering, electronics engineering, nuclear engineering, or other areas will be prepared to do so through subsequent professional experience or graduate study.
Satisfactory progress depends upon maintaining a 2.00 minimum grade point average. Students who fail to make satisfactory progress may be advised to register with a reduced course load or to consider other educational alternatives.
A student who retains more than 8 hours of grades less than C- on their current scholastic record will automatically have their performance reviewed by the School of Engineering. The school may require that some of the courses be repeated, or it may establish alternative requirements. All courses with D- and F grades must be repeated to apply toward graduation.
Students enrolled in the professional curriculum must complete a total of 200 quarter hours, including the engineering general studies requirements, the engineering core requirements, the engineering mathematics and science requirements, and one engineering concentration. Upper-division engineering courses must be taken in residence unless approved by the School of Engineering. Senior students are required to participate in the Senior Engineering Tour and the Fundamentals of Engineering Exam.
A student pursuing two concentrations within the BSE degree will be required to complete all the requirements of both concentrations and have a minimum of 224 credit hours in order to graduate. Each concentration must have a minimum of 24 credit hours that are applied only to that concentration.
Because of the unique nature of the professional curriculum of the engineering degree, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics courses taken to meet any requirements for a BSE degree are considered cognates and therefore can be simultaneously counted toward major or minor requirements in other areas.
Engineering General Studies Requirements (44 credits)
The general studies content within the engineering curriculum is similar to the standard General Studies requirements for the baccalaureate degree at Walla Walla University. However, there are important differences that must be observed. Forty-four credits must be distributed as follows:
Environmental Studies: (2-4 credits)
Environmental studies courses will introduce the student to environmental principles and help the student understand different responses to environmental problems and different forms of stewardship. In selecting general studies and elective credits, students must complete at lerast one of the following environmental studies courses. Courses should be selected in consultation with advisers since some courses may meet other general studies requirements.
Language Arts (11-14)
Writing: (8-11 credits)
(HONR 243 Honors Research Writing may be substituted for ENGL 323 Writing for Engineers by prearrangement with the Dean of Engineering. A student must satisfactorily complete a research paper on a topic selected by prearrangement with the Dean of Engineering and the Honors Writing instructor.)
Speech: (3-4 credits)
|SPCH 101||Fundamentals of Speech Communication||
|SPCH 207||Small Group Communication||
Physical Education (2-3)
The physical education requirements can be met by choosing 100-level activity courses (PEAC 107-195)
Six credits must be upper-division. Six credits must be RELB courses. See Religion General Studies section of this bulletin.
Humanities and Social Sciences (10-15)
One course, 3-4 credits, must be upper-division
|PHIL 204||Essentials of Critical Reasoning||
|PHIL 205||Introduction to Philosophy||
|PHIL 305||Moral Philosophy||
|PHIL 318||History of Philosophy III: 18th Century to The Present (or HIST 318)||
|PHIL 316||History of Philosophy I: Ancient (or HIST 316)||
|PHIL 317||History of Philosophy II:Medieval-Early Modern (or HIST 317)||
|PHIL 407||Philosophy of Science||
|PHIL 412||Philosophy of Religion||
Social Sciences (4-11)
Business and Economics:
History and Political Science:
Approved Electives (0-4)