2002-03 Bulletin
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SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING



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 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 core requirements, the mathematics and science requirements, and one engineering concentration. 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.
 
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 College. However, there are important differences that must be observed. Forty-four credits must be distributed as follows:
 
HUMANITIES 12-16
Writing: (8-11 credits)
  ENGL 121, 122 College Writing 3, 3
  ENGL 323 Writing for Engineers 3
Speech: (3-4 credits)
  SPCH 101 Fundamentals of Speech Communication 4
  SPCH 207 Small Group Communication 3
 
HEALTH AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION 2-3
The physical education requirements can be met by choosing 100-level activity courses (PEAC 101-197)
 
RELIGION 16-18
(6 credits must be upper division)
Category I (6-18 credits)
  RELB 104 The Ministry of Jesus 4
  RELB 105 The Sermon on the Mount 2
  RELB 106 The Parables of Jesus 2
  RELB 111 Messages of The Old Testament 4
  RELB 216 Messages of Paul 4
  RELB 301 Old Testament History 3
  RELB 302 Pentateuch 3
  RELB 303 Old Testament Psalms, Stories and Wisdom 3
  RELB 304 Hebrew Prophets I 4
  RELB 305 Hebrew Prophets II 4
  RELB 412 Daniel and Revelation 4
  RELB 434 Gospel of Mark 3
  RELB 435 Gospel of Matthew 3
  RELB 436 Gospel of John 3
  RELB 437 Gospel of Luke 3
  RELB 455 The Book of Judges: A Cross-Disciplinary Approach 4
  RELB 464 Thessalonians and Corinthians 3
  RELB 465 NT Prison, Pastoral and General Letters 3
  RELB 466 Galatians and Romans 3
Category II (0-12 credits)
  RELH 205 Biblical Archaeology 3
  RELH 303 World Religions 3
  RELH 402 Modern Denominations 3
  RELH 406 History of the English Bible 2
  RELT 201 The Christian Way of Salvation 4
  RELT 202 Fundamentals of Christian Belief 4
  RELT 248 Christian Ethics 4
  RELT 404 Approaches to Biblical Interpretation 2
  RELT 412 Philosophy of Religion 4
  RELT 418 Aesthetics and Spirituality 3
  SOCI 449 Sociology of Religion 2
Category III (0-4 credits)
  RELH 457 History of Adventism 2
  RELM 233 Introduction to Cross-Cultural Ministry 3
  RELT 314 Christian Hope 3
  RELT 321 Christian Spirituality 3
  RELT 330 Christian Discipleship 3
  RELT 417 Inspiration and Revelation 4
 
HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL STUDIES 10-15
(4 credits must be upper-division)
Communications:
  SPCH 363 History of Theatre 4
Humanities (4-11)
Art:
  ART 251 Introduction to Art 4
  ART 324, 325, 326 History of World Art 3, 3, 3
Literature:
  ENGL 204 Introduction to Literature 4
  ENGL 210-312 Survey of English & American Literature 4, 4, 4
  ENGL 214 Themes in Literature 4
  ENGL 215 Introduction to Film Literature 4
  ENGL 314 Advanced Themes in Literature 4
  ENGL 315 Genre Film Literature 4
  ENGL 316 Literature of The American West 4
  ENGL 317 Pacific Northwest Writers 4
  ENGL 344 Medieval Literature 4
  ENGL 345 Renaissance Literature 4
  ENGL 346 Restoration and Neoclassic Literature 4
  ENGL 354 Romantic English Literature 4
  ENGL 355 Victorian Literature 4
  ENGL 356 Modern English Literature 4
  ENGL 357 The African-American Experience 4
  ENGL 358 Classical Literature 4
  ENGL 359 World Literature 4
  ENGL 364 Romantic American Literature 4
  ENGL 365 Realistic American Literature 4
  ENGL 366 Modern American Literature 4
  ENGL 444 Major Author 3
  ENGL 445 Shakespeare 3
  ENGL 454 Literature of The Bible 4
  ENGL 455 The Book of Judges: A Cross-Disciplinary Approach 4
  ENGL 456 American Literature and Art 4
  ENGL 464 Development of English Drama 3
  ENGL 465 Major British Novels 4
  FREN 307 French Civilization 4
  FREN 406 17th Century French Literature 4
  FREN 407 18th Century French Literature 4
  FREN 408 19th Century French Literature 4
  FREN 409 20th Century French Literature 4
  GRMN 311-313 Survey of German Literature 3, 3, 3
  GRMN 421 18th Century German Literature 4
  GRMN 422 19th Century German Literature 4
  GRMN 423 20th Century German Literature 4
  SPAN 324-326 Survey of Spanish Literature 3, 3, 3
  SPAN 424, 425 Contemporary Spanish Literature 3, 3
  SPAN 431-433 Survey of Latin-American Literature 3, 3, 3
Music:
  MUHL 124 Introduction to Music 4
  MUHL 134 World Music 4
  MUHL 311, 312 Survey of Music History 4, 4
Philosophy:
  PHIL 205 Introduction to Philosophy 4
  PHIL 206 Introduction to Logic 4
  PHIL 305 Moral Philosophy 4
  PHIL 306 History of Philosophy I: Ancient 4
  PHIL 307 History of Philosophy II: Medieval-Early Modern 4
  PHIL 407 Philosophy of Science 4
  PHIL 412 Philosophy of Religion 4
SOCIAL STUDIES (4-11)
Behavioral Science:
  ANTH 225 Cultural Anthropology 4
  PSYC 130 General Psychology 4
  PSYC 344-444 Social Psychology 4
  PSYC 366 Theories of Personality 4
  PSYC 425 Psychology of Religion 3
  PSYC 455 History and Systems of Psychology 3
  SOCI 204 General Sociology 4
  SOCI 234 Current Social Problems 3
  SOCI 236 Racial and Ethnic Relations 3
  SOCI 324 Human Development and The Family 4
  SOCI 325 The Social Psychology of Family Life 3
  SOCI 327 Sociology of Sex Roles 3
  SOCI 345 Sociology of Communities 3
  SOCI 449 Sociology of Religion 2
  SOCI 455 Western Political and Social Theory 4
Business and Economics:
  ECON 204 Fundamentals of Economics 4
  ECON 211 Principles of Macroeconomics 4
  ECON 212 Principles of Microeconomics 4
  MGMT 371 Management and Organizational Behavior 4
Communications:
  COMM 145 Mass Communication Media 4
Environmental Studies:
  ENVI 385 Environmental Stewardship 4
History and Political Science:
  HIST 120-122 History of Western Civilization 4, 4, 4
  HIST 221, 222 History of the United States 4, 4
  HIST 242 Modern East Asian History 4
  HIST 274, 275 History of England 4, 4
  HIST 284 History of Latin America 4
  HIST 285 History of Mexico 4
  HIST 335 History of World War II 4
  HIST 435 History of Modern Germany 4
  HIST 443 Colonial and Revolutionary America 4
  HIST 445 The Civil War and The Rise of Industrial America 1850-1900 4
  HIST 446 History of the Pacific Northwest 4
  HIST 448 The Emergence of Modern America 4
  HIST 454 Classical Political Thought 4
  HIST 456 Medieval and Early Modern Christianity 4
  HIST 466 Age of Revolutions 4
  HIST 467 Nationalism, Imperialism and War 1850-1919 4
  HIST 468 Interwar Europe 1919-1945 4
  PLSC 224 American Government 4
 
APPROVED ELECTIVES 0-4
  ACCT 201 Principles of Accounting 4
  EDUC 210 Foundations of Education 3
  ENGL 324 Creative Nonfiction Writing 3
  ENGL 325 Writing for The Professions 3
  FREN 101 Introduction to French 4
  FREN 102 Elementary French 4
  GBUS 361 Business Law I 4
  GRMN 101 Introduction to German 4
  GRMN 102 Elementary German 4
  HLTH 110 Wellness for Living 3
  HLTH 208 Drugs and Society 3
  HLTH 220 Human Nutrition 4
  SOCI 225 Marriage and Family Life 2
  SPAN 101 Introduction to Spanish 4
  SPAN 102 Elementary Spanish 4
  SPCH 101 Fundamentals of Speech Communication 4
  SPCH 207 Small Group Communication 3
A combined total of four credits may be taken from Category III (Religion) and the Approved Electives list.

 
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 Energy Conversion4e-rr
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 Methods4-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 Applications3rrrr
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, PHYSMathematics or Science Elective 4r-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
ENGR441Steel Structural Design  3
ENGR442Reinforced Concrete Structural Design 4
ENGR445Collection and Distribution System Design 4
ENGR446Treatment Plant Design 4
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
CPTR352Operating System Design 4
CPTR425Introduction to Networking 4
CPTR435Software Engineering 4
ENGR354Digital Logic 3
ENGR 355Embedded System Design 3
ENGR356Engineering Electronics 4
ENGR433Digital Design 4
ENGR, CPTREE & CS Electives 12

 
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, ENGRTechnical Electives 4
MATH, PHYS 

 
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 Electives 6

 
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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