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2013-2014 EIU Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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Engineering (B.S.)

Total hours to degree: 90 (total does not include completion of required engineering degree elsewhere)

(See also “Pre-Engineering Program”)

This cooperative degree program, administered by the Pre-Engineering Studies Committee, requires about three years of work at EIU followed by two years of work at either the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) or Southern Illinois University at Carbondale (SIUC). It is designed to provide engineering students with a broader base of liberal arts than is usually given in a four-year curriculum. Upon completion of the program, the student receives a Bachelor of Science degree from EIU and a Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree from UIUC or SIUC. Interested students should consult with the chairperson of the Pre-Engineering Studies Committee for detailed requirements of the program.

After completing 60 semester hours in this curriculum, a student may apply to the Pre-Engineering Studies Committee for admission as an engineering candidate. The requirements for admission as an engineering candidate are a minimum grade point average of 2.50 for UIUC (2.00 for SIUC) and approval by the committee. Continuation as an engineering candidate includes meeting the transfer requirements of the College of Engineering at UIUC or SIUC.

A student who transfers into this curriculum from another college or university must be in residence at EIU for at least one semester before he/she becomes eligible for admission as an engineering candidate.


(Major GPA based on all courses in chemistry, Applied Engineering & Technology, mathematics, and physics taken from the list above.)

Students completing cooperative degree programs, i.e., Engineering and Clinical Laboratory Sciences, will not be required to take a senior seminar.

1 This course should be repeated each semester that a student attends Eastern. In the case of course conflicts with this course, a waiver should be obtained from the Chair of the Pre-Engineering Studies Committee.

2 Students are encouraged to take all of these courses, but one or more may not be required in certain engineering fields. SIUC electrical engineering majors take PHY 3410 instead of AET 2043.

3 These courses should be selected in consultation with the chairperson of the Pre-Engineering Studies Committee to ensure that Eastern’s General Education requirements and UIUC or SIUC requirements are both fulfilled.