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    Sep 25, 2022  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog

College of Engineering


Dean’s Office
Discovery Park, Room A140

Mailing address:
1155 Union Circle #310440
Denton, TX 76203-5017
940-565-4300

Undergraduate Academic Advising
Discovery Park, Room A101
940-565-4201

Web site: engineering.unt.edu

Hanchen Huang, Dean

Barrett Bryant, Associate Dean
 
Nandika Anne D’Souza, Associate Dean
 
Andrey Voevodin, Associate Dean


Faculty   

Engineering is the application of science and mathematics to the solution of relevant societal needs and problems. The current standard of living is due in large part to efforts of engineers and technologists. Technological development has created a demand for qualified engineers and technologists who maintain the momentum of innovation and who extend and direct its course. The expanding population, with its increased demand for goods and services, has imposed challenges to provide a diversity of new and better products with minimized adverse side effects. Engineers and technologists recognize that long-term solutions are found in careful, thorough planning and study.

The University of North Texas College of Engineering strives to educate and train engineers and technologists who have the vision to recognize and solve the problems of society. The College of Engineering comprises five degree-granting departments of instruction and research. The Department of Biomedical Engineering, the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, the Department of Electrical Engineering, the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, and the Department of Mechanical Engineering offer programs of study and research leading to bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees; some offer programs in one or more majors. Undergraduate programs include biomedical engineering, computer engineering, computer science, construction engineering technology, construction management, cybersecurity, electrical engineering, information technology, materials science and engineering, mechanical and energy engineering, and mechanical engineering technology.

The College of Engineering strives to maximize everyone’s potential to transform toward greater excellence. As the University continues to ascend in its Tier One designation and as the college excels in impactful research and education, all faculty and staff in the college will use their respective strengths to advance this shared mission.

The College of Engineering provides a caring and inclusive environment for students to learn and excel. As the University becomes a preferred destination of first-generation college students, underrepresented minority students and non-traditional students, the College of Engineering provides education through a combination of on-campus and online methods and offers a quality curriculum, accommodation and dedicated mentoring.

Mission

The College of Engineering prepares a diverse pool of students to become future engineers and engineering leaders, and conducts basic and applied research of societal impact.

Vision

The College of Engineering will be an impactful institution that excels in knowledge creation, propagation and application.

College of Engineering admissions requirements

Admission to the College of Engineering is contingent on clear admission to the university. The college has 5 departments.

Applicants will be admitted to the College of Engineering in an engineering program if they meet the requirements below:

Freshman applicants:

  1. They were in the top 25% of their graduating class and have a math SAT score of 590 or better and a total SAT score of 1140 or better; or a math ACT score of 23 or better and a cumulative ACT score of 23 or better.
  2. They were in the top 50% of their graduating class or have no graduating class ranking (home schooled, GED, international students, etc.) and have a math SAT score of 620 or better and a total SAT score of 1170 or better; or a math ACT score of 24 or better and a cumulative ACT score of 24 or better.
  3. They were below 50% in their graduating class and have a math SAT score of 650 or better and a total SAT score of 1250 or better; or a math ACT score of 26 or better and a cumulative ACT score of 26 or better.
  • Freshman applicants to the Construction Engineering Technology or Mechanical Engineering Technology programs must have a math SAT score of 570 or better, or a math ACT score of 22 or better.
  • Freshman applicants to the Construction Management program are automatically admitted when their admissions to the university is met. 

Transfer, international and post-baccalaureate applicants:

  • Transfer, international and post-baccalaureate (second bachelor’s degree) applicants must be eligible to enroll in MATH 1710  (Calculus I) or in a higher-level math class and have a grade point average of 2.0 or greater in all prior math, science and engineering coursework.

Admission for pre-majors and students changing major to an engineering program within UNT:

  • Students not meeting the admission requirements for the major or applying to change their major into a degree in the College of Engineering will be supported through enrollment as a pre-major in their corresponding program.
  • Students classified as pre-majors will be reclassified into their respective major with the College of Engineering upon completing the corresponding course listed below with a C or higher and a student in good standing
Pre-major  Course to be completed with a C or higher
Pre-Computer Science  CSCE 1030  
Pre-Information Technology  CSCE 1030  
Pre-Computer Engineering  CSCE 1030  
Pre-Electrical Engineering  MATH 1710  
Pre-Mechanical and Energy Engineering  MATH 1710  
Pre-Biomedical Engineering  MATH 1710  
Pre-Materials Science and Engineering  MATH 1710  
Pre-Mechanical Engineering Technology  MATH 1710  
Pre-Construction Engineering Technology  MATH 1710  

While enrolled in the pre-major, a student must be continuously enrolled each semester in a MATH course approved by an engineering advisor. A student will have 4 long semesters once enrolled in the pre-major to meet the requirements to be admitted to the major.

Enrollment in mathematics classes for entering freshmen will be determined in accordance with criteria established by the Department of Mathematics . The UNT mathematics department web site lists links to preparation tests for the UNT math placement exam (www.math.unt.edu/academics/mathematics-placement).

Degree audit

A degree audit is an official document of the university that lists all the courses needed to complete a chosen degree and shows how all of the courses completed are applied toward the degree. 

  1. The College of Engineering Undergraduate Academic Advising Office prepares degree audits. Transfer credit may require an evaluation per a course syllabus by a departmental faculty advisor for application on the degree audit. Graduation checks should be requested during the term/semester before graduation.

Academic advising

Information about academic matters is available from various sources within the College of Engineering. Undergraduate academic advising is available through the Dean’s Office and in the major departments. Advisors assist students in the selection of courses and answer questions about selecting a major, degree audits, application of transfer credit, general academic requirements and policies and procedures.

While college faculty and staff members give students academic advice and assistance, each student is expected to take responsibility for his or her education and personal development. The student must know and abide by the academic and disciplinary policies given in the undergraduate catalog, including rules governing quantity of work, the standard of work required to continue in the university, academic probation and dismissal and enforced withdrawal. The student must also know and meet the requirements of his or her degree program, including the University Core Curriculum , and the College of Engineering foundation requirements; must enroll in courses appropriate to the program; must meet prerequisites and take courses in the proper sequence to ensure orderly and timely progress; and must seek advice from college advisors or faculty advisors in the major about degree requirements and other college and university policies when necessary. The student must also know and adhere to all college and university deadlines.

All students are expected to be familiar with the following sources of information. Students will not be relieved of their responsibility to know the policies, deadlines and business practices of the university on the grounds that they were not told. If students have questions regarding these materials, it is the university’s expectation that the student will consult his/her academic advisor for guidance and resolution.

Policy on academic performance and dismissal in the College of Engineering

  1. Students in the College of Engineering will conduct themselves in a professional manner in their interaction with their peers, faculty, staff and the community in general. A student may be dismissed from the college for inappropriate conduct (please refer to the Code of Student Conduct).
  2. A student must maintain good academic standing within the university. Please see “Academic status” and “Regulations governing students under academic suspension” in the Academics  section of this catalog.
  3. Additional requirements for academic performance are found under the program the student is enrolled in.

NOTE: Students placed on academic suspension for a second time are eligible to apply for readmission to the College of Engineering after having not attended UNT for the prescribed period of time as outlined in “Regulations governing students under academic suspension” in the Academics  section of this catalog. A student must petition the dean of the College of Engineering for reinstatement. If the petition for reinstatement is disapproved, a student may not file another petition until the following term. The decision of the office of the dean is final. A student who receives a third suspension will be dismissed indefinitely from the university, but will be dismissed permanently from the College of Engineering.

 

Programs of Study

The college offers the following undergraduate degrees:

  • Bachelor of Science with majors in biomedical engineering, computer science, computer engineering, construction management, cybersecurity, electrical engineering, materials science and engineering, and mechanical and energy engineering;
  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology with majors in construction engineering technology, and mechanical engineering technology; and
  • Bachelor of Arts with a major in information technology.

Grad track programs

The College of Engineering offers grad track options to enable eligible undergraduate students to earn graduate credit hours that are applied towards both the undergraduate and graduate degree plans.

To be eligible, students should be eligible to enroll in the capstone design course in the following semester, have a UNT GPA of 3.5 or higher and want to complete a Master’s or PhD that is a) housed in the department from which they are completing their bachelor’s degree, and b) within the same discipline as their bachelor’s degree.

 Two options for the program are offered

  • The grad track leading to Master’s degree allows you to earn 9 hours of graduate credit while you are enrolled as an undergraduate student. These 9 credits are also applied to your Master’s degree plan once you are admitted to the graduate program.
  • The grad track Leading to PhD degree allows you to earn 12 hours of graduate credit while you are enrolled as an undergraduate student. These 12 credits are also applied to your PhD degree plan once you are admitted to the graduate program.



Degree requirements and the University Core Curriculum

Occasionally a course required for a degree may also satisfy a requirement of the University Core Curriculum. In addition to taking the required course, a student may elect to take a different course from among those available to fulfill that core requirement; doing so, however, may add to the total number of hours required for the degree. Students who have questions regarding degree requirements and core requirements should consult an academic advisor.

Bachelor of Science degree requirements

Candidates for the Bachelor of Science degree must satisfy all general requirements for the bachelor’s degree listed in the Academics  section of this catalog, and all engineering degree requirements as listed below:

  1. Hours required for the degree: Completion of a minimum of 120–128 total semester hours; 36-45 must be advanced, depending on the major.
  2. General university requirements: See University Core Curriculum  in the Academics  section of this catalog.
  3. Major requirements: A major of at least 24 semester hours; 12 hours of advanced work in the major must be completed at UNT. Only grades of A, B and C in major courses are accepted. See specific degree audit for exact requirements.
  4. Minor (optional): A minor is at least 18 hours, of which a minimum of 6 hours must be advanced, from a field outside the major. Minors are chosen with faculty advisors for selected majors. For some majors the minor is specified, but for most majors a minor field is optional. Consult major requirements.
  5. Electives: See specific degree audit for exact requirements.
  6. Other course requirements: Only grades of A, B and C in other required courses are accepted. Examples of other required courses include, but are not limited to, supporting area courses, technical elective courses, technical option courses, math and science courses, and specialization courses. See specific degree audit for exact requirements.

Bachelor of Arts degree requirements

Candidates for the Bachelor of Arts degree must satisfy all general requirements for the bachelor’s degree listed in the Academics  section of this catalog, and all engineering degree requirements as listed below:

  1. Hours required for the degree: Completion of a minimum of 121 semester hours; 42 must be advanced.
  2. General university requirements: See University Core Curriculum  in the Academics  section of this catalog.
  3. Major requirements: A major of at least 30 semester hours; 12 hours of advanced work in the major must be completed at UNT. Only grades of A, B and C in major courses are accepted. See specific degree audit for exact requirements.
  4. Minor (optional): A minor is at least 18 hours, of which a minimum of 6 hours must be advanced, from a field outside the major. Minors are chosen with faculty advisors for selected majors. For some majors the minor is specified, but for most majors a minor field is optional. Consult major requirements.
  5. Electives: See specific degree audit for exact requirements.
  6. Other course requirements: Only grades of A, B and C in other required courses are accepted. Examples of other required courses include, but are not limited to, supporting area courses, technical elective courses, technical option courses, math and science courses, and specialization courses. See specific degree audit for exact requirements.
  

Department of Biomedical Engineering

Go to information for Department of Biomedical Engineering.

Department of Computer Science and Engineering

Go to information for Department of Computer Science and Engineering.

Department of Electrical Engineering

Go to information for Department of Electrical Engineering.

Department of Materials Science and Engineering

Go to information for Department of Materials Science and Engineering.

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Go to information for Department of Mechanical Engineering.