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 his current scholastic record will automatically have his 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 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 core requirements, the mathematics and science requirements, and one engineering concentration. Senior students are required to participate in the Senior Engineering Tour and are required to take the Graduate Record Examination (general), and the Fundamentals of Engineering Exam.
 
ENGINEERING GENERAL STUDIES REQUIREMENTS (44 credits)
Although the general studies content within the engineering curriculum is similar to the standard General Studies requirements for the baccalaureate degree at Walla Walla College, there are important differences that must be observed. Engineering students must take ENGL 323 in place of ENGL 223. ENGL 323 is normally taken when the student is taking other third-year engineering courses. Engineering students may take upper division classes after completing ENGL 121, 122 and 45 quarter hours of course work.
 
Subject AreaCredits
Language Arts11-14
College Writing5-8
Writing for Engineers3
Speech3-4
Physical Education2-3
Religion16-18
Approved Electives0-4
Social Studies4-11 10-15
Humanities4-11
Total General Studies Requirements44

 
(must include one upper division course in humanities or social studies; 6 upper- division religion; a minimum of 10 credits upper division from humanities, social studies and approved religion electives)
 

Complete details of the general studies program for engineering students, including specific course requirements, are available from the School of Engineering.
 
ENGINEERING CORE REQUIREMENTS (47 to 64 credits)
The engineering core consists of a group of studies that emphasize the enduring fundamentals common to the many branches of engineering and the applied sciences. These studies help ensure that the student will enjoy a truly professional career and be prepared to move into new or developing technical areas with confidence. Limited flexibility is provided within the core. However, this flexibility is affected by specific course requirements within each engineering concentration. Students are therefore cautioned to consult with their advisers before selecting these courses.
 
All students are required to present 47 to 64 credits of core courses depending upon the engineering concentration selected. In addition, the indicated minimum requirements must be satisfied within each individual section of the core.
 
In the following listings the symbols CE, CpE, EE, and ME indicate the core organization for the civil, computer, electrical, and mechanical engineering concentrations respectively. The letter (e) indicates that the marked course is a possible elective, the letter (r) indicates that the marked course is required for that concentration.
 

 
Functional TechniquesCreditsCECpEEEME
CPTR141Introduction to Programming4rrrr
CPTR 142Data Structures & Algorithms4-rr-
ENGR121, 122, 123Introduction to Engineering6rrrr
ENGR326Engineering Economy3rrrr
ENGR495Colloquium (3 quarters required) 0rrrr
ENGR396, 496, 497 498Seminar3rrrr
Minimum Requirements
16

20

20

16

 

 
Electrical FundamentalsCreditsCECpEEEME
ENGR228Circuit Analysis4rrrr
ENGR325Instrumentation3e--r
ENGR351Linear Network Analysis4errr
ENGR431Electromechanical Energy4e-rr
  Conversion
Minimum Requirements
7

8

12

15

 

 
Engineering MechanicsCreditsCECpEEEME
ENGR221, 222, 223Engineering Mechanics 9rrrr
ENGR321Mechanics of Materials4r--r
Minimum Requirements
13

9

9

13

 

 
Materials ScienceCreditsCECpEEEME
ENGR312Physical Electronics3-rr-
ENGR315Physical Electronics Laboratory1-rr-
ENGR322Engineering Materials4---r
ENGR323Civil Engineering Materials3r---
Minimum Requirements
3

4

4

4

 

 
Transport PhenomenaCreditsCECpEEEME
CHEM352Physical Chemistry3e---
CHEM355Physical Chemistry Laboratory1e---
ENGR331Fluid Mechanics4reer
ENGR332Thermodynamics4eerr
ENGR465Heat Transfer4eeer
ENGR468Engineering Finite Element Methods 4-eer
Minimum Requirements
8

8

8

16
Minimum Core Requirements
47

49

53

64

 

 
MATHEMATICS (27-31 credits)CreditsCECpEEEME
MATH181, 281 282, 283Analytic Geometry and Calculus I, II, III, IV16rrrr
MATH250Discrete Mathematics4-r--
MATH289Linear Algebra and Its Applications3 rrrr
MATH312Ordinary Differential Equations4rrrr
MATH315Probability and Statistics4rrrr
Minimum Requirements
27

31

27

27

 

 
SCIENCE (24 credits)CreditsCECpEEEME
CHEM141, 142, 143General Chemistry9rrrr
CHEM144, 145, 146General Chemistry Laboratory3rrrr
PHYS 251, 252, 253Principles of Physics9rrrr
PHYS254, 255, 256Principles of Physics Laboratory3rrrr
Minimum Requirements
24

24

24

24

 
MATHEMATICS/SCIENCE ELECTIVE (4 credits)
 
BIOL, CHEM, MATH, PHYS Mathematics or Science Elective4r-rr

 
Electives, approved by the School of Engineering, must be chosen in consultation with the academic adviser.
 



CONCENTRATION: Civil Engineering (53-54 credits)

ENGR 341Geology and Soil Mechanics 4
ENGR 342Hydrology 3
ENGR343Environmental Engineering Systems 4
ENGR 344Civil Engineering Analysis 4
ENGR345Contracts and Specifications 2
ENGR346Surveying 4
ENGR347Structural Analysis I 3
ENGR348Structural Analysis II 3
ENGR364Fluid Mechanics Laboratory 1
ENGR441, 442Structures I, II 7
ENGR445, 446Hydroenvironmental Engineering I, II 8
ENGR449Transportation Engineering 4
Technical Electives 6-7
A minimum of 2 courses must be chosen 
from civil engineering electives. The 
other may be chosen from approved BIOL, 
CHEM, CPTR, ENGR, MATH or PHYS. 

 
Electives, approved by the School of Engineering, must be chosen in consultation with the academic adviser.
 



CONCENTRATION: Computer Engineering (52 credits)

CPTR 143Data Structures and Algorithms 4
CPTR215Assembly Language Programming 3
CPTR316Programming Paradigms 3
CPTR350Computer Architecture 4
CPTR 351Computer I/O 4
CPTR352Operating System Design 4
CPTR435Software Engineering 4
ENGR354Digital Logic 3
ENGR 355Embedded System Design 3
ENGR356Engineering Electronics 4
ENGR433Digital Design 4
ENGR, CPTREE & CS Electives12 

 
Electives, approved by the School of Engineering, must be chosen in consultation with the academic adviser.
 



CONCENTRATION: Electrical Engineering (48 credits)

CPTR215Assembly Language Programming 3
ENGR352Feedback and Control Systems 4
ENGR 354Digital Logic 3
ENGR355Embedded Systems Design 3
ENGR356, 357Engineering Electronics 8
ENGR433Digital Design 4
ENGR451Electromagnetic Fields 4
ENGR455Signals and Systems 4
ENGREE Electives 11
CPTR, ENGR, MATH, PHYSTechnical Electives4 

 
Electives, approved by the School of Engineering, must be chosen in consultation with the academic adviser.
 



CONCENTRATION: Mechanical Engineering (37 credits)

ENGR324Materials and Processes in Manufacturing 2
ENGR333Thermodynamics and Thermal Systems 4
ENGR352Feedback and Control Systems 4
ENGR364Fluid Mechanics Laboratory 1
ENGR365Machine Element Design Laboratory 1
ENGR366Vibrations 3
ENGR 461Kinematics 4
ENGR462Machine Design 4
ENGRME Electives 8
CPTR, ENGR, MATHTechnical Electives6 

 
Electives, approved by the School of Engineering, must be chosen in consultation with the academic adviser.
 



MAJOR IN BIOENGINEERING (Bachelor of Science)

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