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Engineering with Earth Sciences

Students interested in a career in geotechnical engineering should pursue the Engineering Sciences Major modified with Earth Sciences by contacting Professor Erland Schulson.

Prerequisites

Modified majors are expected to have a basic understanding of calculus, physics, chemistry, and computer science. First-year students interested in the major should take the placement test in mathematics.

Unless otherwise prohibited, prerequisites may be taken under the Non-Recording Option.

Earth Sciences

2 courses.

  • 1 introductory Earth Sciences course from EARS 1-9
    Excluding EARS 7.
  • EARS 40: Materials of the Earth

Chemistry

1 courses.

  • CHEM 5: General Chemistry

Physics

2 courses.

  • PHYS 13: Introductory Physics I
  • PHYS 14: Introductory Physics II

Mathematics

3 courses.

  • MATH 3: Introduction to Calculus
  • MATH 8: Calculus of Functions of One and Several Variables
  • MATH 13: Calculus of Vector-Valued Functions

Computer Science

Choose 1 option.

Option A

2 courses.

  • COSC 1: Introduction to Programming and Computation
  • COSC 10: Problem Solving via Object-Oriented Programming

Option B

1 course.

  • ENGS 20: Introduction to Scientific Computing
    – May not be taken under the Non-Recording Option.

Required Courses

Engineering Sciences

6 courses.

  • ENGS 22: Systems
  • ENGS 23: Distributed Systems and Fields
  • ENGS 24: Science of Materials
  • ENGS 25: Introduction to Thermodynamics
  • +2 Engineering Sciences elective courses of your choice.

Earth Sciences

4 Earth Sciences courses numbered 10 or above.

  • At least one must be a Core Methods and Concepts course.
    • Earth Sciences 30-59
  • At least one must be a Quantitative Analysis or Advanced Topics course.
    • Earth Sciences 60-79

Culminating Experience

Engineering Sciences majors complete a culminating experience, which is part of a course (either as one of the two electives or as an additional course). Normally taken during the senior year, the course is chosen from the following options below, and for modified majors, must be justified as part of a larger unified coherent program of study.

Thesis


Design Project

  • ENGS 89: Engineering Design Methodology and Project Initiation
    • Taken as part of the two-course design sequence ENGS 89/90.
    • May count toward both AB and BE degrees.
    • Prior to enrollment in ENGS 89, at least 6 engineering sciences courses must be completed:
      • ENGS 21
      • +5 additional ENGS courses numbered 22–76.

Advanced Course

  • ENGS 58: Protein Engineering
  • ENGS 61: Intermediate Electrical Circuits
  • ENGS 62: Microprocessors in Engineered Systems
  • ENGS 67: Programming Parallel Systems
  • ENGS 71: Structural Analysis
  • ENGS 73: Materials Processing and Selection
  • ENGS 76: Machine Engineering
  • ENGS 112: Modern Information Technologies
  • ENGS 122: Semiconductor Theory and Devices
  • ENGS 124: Optical Devices and Systems
  • ENGS 125: Power Electronics and Electromechanical Energy Conversion
  • ENGS 126: Analog Integrated Circuit Design
  • ENGG 129: Instrumentation and Measurements
  • ENGS 130: Mechanical Behavior of Materials
  • ENGS 132: Thermodynamics and Kinetics in Condensed Phases
  • ENGS 133: Methods of Materials Characterization
  • ENGS 134: Nanotechnology
  • ENGS 135: Thin Films and Microfabrication Technology
  • ENGS 145: Modern Control Theory
  • ENGS 146: Computer-Aided Mechanical Engineering Design
  • ENGS 157: Chemical Process Design
  • ENGS 158: Chemical Kinetics and Reactors
  • ENGS 160: Biotechnology and Biochemical Engineering
  • ENGS 163: Advanced Protein Engineering
  • ENGS 165: Biomaterials
  • ENGS 167: Medical Imaging
  • ENGS 169: Intermediate Biomedical Engineering
  • ENGS 171: Industrial Ecology
  • ENGS 172: Climate Change and Engineering