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Engineering Information

Degree Requirements

Bachelor's Degree Requirements

The basic requirement for a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering is 124-128 semester hours of academic work, depending on the career field chosen. Students coming from high school with adequate preparation will be able to satisfy this requirement in eight semesters; however, some students require preparatory courses, and others choose to enroll in slightly lighter loads and graduate in nine or ten semesters. Students enrolled in ROTC require an additional 19 semester hours to meet all graduation requirements and graduate in ten semesters (five years).

Engineering is a rapidly changing profession, and the departmental curricula are updated continuously to keep pace with these changes. Students entering under this catalog will be required to comply with such curriculum changes to earn their degree. However, the total number of semester hours required for the degree may not be increased, and all work completed in accordance with this catalog prior to the curriculum change will be applied toward the student’s degree requirements. Former students of the college must meet the curriculum requirements in effect at the time of their readmission.
Graduation Requirements

In addition to university requirements for enrollment and graduation, the College of Engineering has these additional requirements. Individual departments may have additional requirements.

Grade-Point Average â€" A candidate for a degree from the College of Engineering must have earned a grade-point average of no less than 2.00 on all courses in the student’s major area of study.
Courses That Do Not Count Toward a Degree â€" The following courses, which may be required, do not count toward degree credit for Bachelor of Science degrees in the College of Engineering: MATH 1203, MATH 1213, and MATH 1284C.
“D” Rule â€" No student will be allowed to graduate if the student has “D” grades in more than 8 hours presented to meet the requirements for a degree.
Transfer of Courses â€" Advanced (3000- and 4000-level at the University of Arkansas) engineering courses may not normally be transferred from institutions that do not have programs accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission.
Resident Requirements â€" A candidate must earn a minimum of 20 credit hours at the 3000 level and above in the College of Engineering from the University of Arkansas.
University Core (State Minimum Core) â€" The University of Arkansas has adopted a University Core of 35 semester-credit-hours of general education courses that are required of all baccalaureate degree candidates. This is in compliance with Arkansas Act 98 of 1989 and the subsequent action of the Arkansas State Board of Higher Education. Beginning in the fall semester of 1991, all state institutions of higher education in Arkansas have a 35-hour minimum core requirement with specified hours in each of six academic areas. The university and the College of Engineering have identified those courses that meet the minimum requirement, and they are listed in the chart below.

Specific University Core Requirements for Engineering Students
English
ENGL 1013 Composition I (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1013) (Sp, Su, Fa) 3
ENGL 1023 Composition II (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1023) (Sp, Su, Fa) 3
Mathematics
MATH 2554 Calculus I (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 2405) (Sp, Su, Fa) 4
Science
PHYS 2054 University Physics I (ACTS Equivalency = PHYS 2034) (Sp, Su, Fa) 4
Select one of the following: 4
PHYS 2074
University Physics II (ACTS Equivalency = PHYS 2044 Lecture) (Sp, Su, Fa)
CHEM 1123
& CHEM 1121L
University Chemistry II (ACTS Equivalency = CHEM 1424 Lecture) (Sp, Su, Fa)
and University Chemistry II Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = CHEM 1424 Lab) (Sp, Su, Fa)
BIOL 1543
& BIOL 1541L
Principles of Biology (ACTS Equivalency = BIOL 1014 Lecture) (Sp, Su, Fa)
and Principles of Biology Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = BIOL 1014 Lab) (Sp, Su, Fa)
U.S. History or Government
Select one of the following: 3
HIST 2003
History of the American People to 1877 (ACTS Equivalency = HIST 2113) (Sp, Su, Fa)
HIST 2013
History of the American People, 1877 to Present (ACTS Equivalency = HIST 2123) (Sp, Su, Fa)
PLSC 2003
American National Government (ACTS Equivalency = PLSC 2003) (Sp, Su, Fa)
Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Fine Arts * 3
Humanities * 3
Social Sciences * 9
Total Hours 36
*

Must be selected from the university-approved list of lower level Humanities, Fine Arts and Social Science courses found in the main University Core list.



Master's Degree Requirements

Requirements for Master of Science Degree: In addition to the requirements of the Graduate School, the following requirements have been established by the College of Engineering for all Master of Science graduates:
1. Complete a minimum of 30 semester hours of graduate-level credit beyond the bachelor’s degree that includes 50 percent graduate-level credit in the field of study.
2. Earn a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 3.00 on all graduate courses attempted.
Departments may set higher grade standards and additional requirements.
Master of Science in Engineering Degree:The M.S.E. degree is available as a distance-delivered option. Courses are offered in five 8-week terms each year. A Master of Science in Engineering (M.S.E.) degree is available for students who wish to take a broader range of courses than is usually permitted for the designated degrees listed in the previous paragraph.
Prerequisites to the Master of Science in Engineering Degree: Students with a B.S. degree from any engineering program accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology are normally accepted into the M.S.E. program.
Requirements for the Master of Science in Engineering Degree: The general minimum requirements of the Graduate School for Master of Science degrees must be met. The graduate faculty of the College of Engineering has established the following specific requirements for the Master of Science in Engineering degree:
1. Complete a minimum of 30 semester hours of graduate-level credit beyond the bachelor’s degree. Up to 6 semester hours of project research can be used to satisfy the required 30 semester hours of credit by writing a project paper approved by the departmental faculty.
2. Course requirements:
1. One 3-hour course from each of the following four areas for a total of 12 hours: mathematics, computer applications, technical communications, and engineering management;
2. Three 3-hour courses from a single engineering emphasis with the approval of the advisory committee;
3. Nine additional graduate-level hours from any area with the approval of the advisory committee, with:
4. A maximum of four 4000-level graduate courses, with the remainder at the 5000 level or higher; and
5. A maximum of four Operations Management (OMGT) courses
3. Earn a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 3.00 on all graduate courses attempted. Minimum grades of “B’’ are required on 80 percent of the graduate hours taken for credit towards the M.S.E. degree.
4. Satisfactorily complete a comprehensive examination.
The program of study for each candidate will be determined by conference with the major professor and with advice from the candidate’s graduate committee.
Students should also be aware of Graduate School requirements with regard to master's degrees

Doctoral Degree Requirements

General Requirements for the Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Engineering: The program of study leading to the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering will vary, depending upon the major field of study and the objective of the prospective candidate. Program requirements balance credit hours for required coursework, research, and dissertation preparation.
In addition to the requirements of the Graduate School, the following requirements have been established by the College of Engineering for all doctoral graduates:
1. A minimum of 72 semester hours of graduate-level credit beyond the bachelor’s degree.
2. A minimum of 42 semester hours of graduate-level credit beyond the master’s degree.
Departments may set higher grade standards and additional requirements. (See department requirements.) Students from non-engineering backgrounds typically will be required to take selected fundamental engineering courses.
Major areas of study for the Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Engineering are as follows:
• Biological Engineering
• Biomedical Engineering
• Chemical Engineering
• Civil Engineering
• Computer Engineering
• Electrical Engineering
• Industrial Engineering
• Mechanical Engineering
The Graduate School also offers a Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Science.
Students should also be aware of Graduate School requirements with regard to doctoral degrees.