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Recommended Academic Plan for B.S. Degree in General Engineering, Applied Materials Track (G E)
Starting at all locations 
Effective Fall 2010

1st Semester Credits 2nd Semester Credits
CHEM 110 - Chemical Principles

3

CAS 100 - Effective Speech

3

CHEM 111 - Experimental Principles

CHEM 112 - Chemical Principles

3

EDSGN 100 - Engineering Design

3

CHEM 113 - Experimental Chemistry

1

ENGL 015 - Rhet. & Comp

3

GTE - General Tech Elective

2

FYS

1

MATH 141 - Calculus II

4

MATH 140 - Calculus I

4

PHYS 211 - Mechanics

4

Total Credits

15

Total Credits

17

3rd Semester 4th Semester
ECON 102 or 104 - AHS Elective

3

CMPSC 201 - Programming in C++

3

E MCH 211 - Statics

3

E MCH 213 - Strength of Materials

3

GA, GH, or GS - ASH Elective

3

MATH 251 - Ordinary Diff Equations

4

GHA - Health & Physical Activity

1.5

ME 300 or EME 301 - Thermodynamics

3

MATH 231 - Calc of Several Variables

2

PHYS 214 - Waves & Quantum Physics

2

PHYS 212 - Electrical & Mag.

4

Total Credits

16.5

Total Credits

15

5th Semester 6th Semester
ENGL 202C - Technical Writing

3

E MCH 212 - Dynamics

3

GA, GH, or GS - AHS Elective

3

ENGR 320 - Materials Laboratory I

3

GHA - Health & Physical Activity

1.5

ENGR 350 - Comp. & Model Methods

3

GTE - General Tech Elective

2

MATSE 413 - Solid State Materials

3

MATSE 201 - Intro to Material Science

3

STAT 200 - Elementary Statistics

4

MATSE 400 - Crystal Chemistry

3

Total Credits

15.5

Total Credits

16

7th Semester 8th Semester
ENGR 421 - Materials Lab II

4

ENGR 450 - Materials Design & Appl.

3

ENGR 490W - Senior Design I

1

ENGR 491W - Senior Design II

3

GA, GH, or GS - AHS Elective

3

GA, GH, or GS - AHS Elective

3

GA, GH, or GS - AHS Elective

3

MATSE 411 - Processing of Ceramics

3

MATSE 402 - Material Process Kinetics

3

MATSE 417 - Elec. & Mag Properties

3

MATSE 430 - Materials Characterization

3

Total Credits

17

Total Credits

15

 

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  • Bold type indicates courses requiring a quality grade of C or better.
  • Italic type indicates courses that satisfy both major and General Education requirements.
  • Italic Bold type indicates courses requiring a quality grade of C or better and that satisfy both major and General education requirements.
  • GWS, GHA, GQ, GN, GA, GH, and GS are codes used to identify General Education requirements.
  • US, IL, and US;IL are codes used to designate courses that satisfy University United States/International Cultures requirements.
  • W is the code used to designate courses that satisfy University Writing Across the Curriculum requirement.
Program Notes:
  • The First Year Seminar requirement may be fulfilled by taking a one-credit PSU course or by taking a regular course with a suffix of “S.”
  • Bachelor’s Degree students are required to take one US Cultures Course (US) and one International Cultures course (IL) as part of General Education, Requirements for the Major, or Electives.
  • Students who graduated from high school in the year 2001 or later who have not completed the recommended two high school units of the same foreign language must complete one 3-4 credit foreign language course with a grade of C (2.0) or higher at the collegiate level.

 

General Technical Electives are 4 credits of engineering, science or mathematics at a similar or higher level required for the major. Choose from: BIOL 141 GN(3), BIOL 142(1), CHEM 202(3) or CHEM 210(3), CMPEN 270(4), CMPEN 271(3), CMPEN 275(1), EDSGN 110(2), EDSGN 210(2), E MCH 212(3) (Alternative Energy and Power Distribution Track only), E MCH 315(2), E MCH 316(1), MATH 220 GQ(2-3), MATH 232(2), MATH 310(3), and PHYS 213 GN(2). Other GTE credits will be considered through the petition process.