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  Sep 20, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

College of Engineering


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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

Costas Tsatsoulis, Dean

Nandika Anne D’Souza, Associate Dean
Yan Huang, Associate Dean

 

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 six 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 Engineering Technology, the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, and the Department of Mechanical and Energy 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, electrical engineering, electrical engineering technology, information technology, materials science and engineering, mechanical and energy engineering, and mechanical engineering technology.

Most of the programs in the College of Engineering are accredited by ABET (111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202; 410-347-7700).

Each program provides some flexibility through elective course opportunities to permit program individualism while meeting basic requirements.

Mission

The mission of the UNT College of Engineering is to capitalize on the opportunity for innovation and excellence in teaching, research and service. This will be achieved by a strategic alliance among all of the college’s constituencies in the region, the state of Texas and the nation. The constituencies involved include foremost our undergraduate and graduate students as well as academic units and industry, particularly in North Texas, so as to foster economic development and promote an academically diverse environment.

Vision

The vision of the College of Engineering is to have the highest quality and most innovative teaching and research programs in North Texas and beyond:

  • in strategically selected areas of engineering and computer science that service the community, industry, and the profession;
  • in an intellectually stimulating and diverse environment; and
  • in support of industry and economic development.

College of Engineering admissions requirements

Admission to the College of Engineering is contingent on clear admission to the university.

Freshman applicants will be admitted to the College of Engineering in an Engineering program if:

  1. they were in the top 25% of their graduating class and have a math SAT score of 570 or better and a total SAT score of 1070 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 600 or better and a total SAT score of 1100 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 630 or better and a total SAT score of 1180 or better; or a math ACT score of 26 or better and a cumulative ACT score of 26 or better.
  • Freshman applicants to Engineering Technology programs must have a math SAT score of 540 or better, or a math ACT score of 22 or better.
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • For applicants who do not meet the above requirements, admission will be granted on entry into MATH 1710  (Calculus) and good academic standing with a cumulative UNT grade point average of 2.0 or higher.

After admission criteria are met by the applicant, the student will be accepted as a major in his or her program of study. The student must adhere to the requirements below in order to be accepted as a full major and to be allowed to enroll in upper-division courses in the College of Engineering.

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. Students should file for a degree audit by making an appointment with the faculty advisor in the major department.

  1. All students must request an official degree audit through the departmental faculty advisor upon successful completion of the Departmental Foundation requirements.
  2. Students who have not filed a degree audit will be blocked from enrolling in upper-division major courses.

Students should take a complete evaluated transcript of all college work to their faculty advisors for conferences to fill out degree audit request forms. After the degree audit request forms have been signed, the department should send all materials to the College of Engineering Undergraduate Academic Advising Office, where official degree audits will be prepared. 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’s core, 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. Each semester, students are required to take engineering foundation courses or prerequisites to the engineering foundation courses until all foundation courses are successfully completed. Successful completion is a 2.5 GPA for all engineering foundation courses with a C or better in each course.
  3. A minimum grade of C is required in all courses required in a student’s major.
  4. A student making grades lower than C two times in the same course in any College of Engineering foundation course or in any course required by the major is subject to dismissal from the College of Engineering, pending a review by the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies in the College of Engineering.
  5. 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.

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

A concentration in manufacturing engineering technology is available under the major in mechanical engineering technology.

 



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; 42–45 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.

 

 

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