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Agenda Item FA 19-35

Submitted by the Academic Programs Committee

College of Computing, Engineering and Construction (Undergraduate) – (School of Engineering/Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, & Mechanical Engineering):

New Courses, Course Changes, Courses Terminate & Programs of Study (3 packages)

06/06/19: Passed

06/13/19: Approved

Log Number: 201901-49

School of Engineering/Civil Engineering - Undergraduate


Change a degree-major-concentration of an existing program

Bachelor of Science – Civil Engineering Major


Summary of the changes:

Summarize and rationalize the requested action to this program (this wording will appear in the Faculty Association Agenda)

The School of Engineering has been asked to reduce all programs from 128 credit hours to 120 credit hours. This request was initiated at the Board of Governors and has been relayed as a key priority by the UNF administration.

In order to implement the reduction of hours, the three engineering programs have agreed on common mechanisms to optimize general education credits where possible to achieve a reduction of 6 credit hours. Each program has devised individual mechanisms to reduce the two remaining credit hours while maintaining curricular needs and adhering to constraints of our accrediting body.

The General Education Council (a faculty body of elected and appointed representatives) is in support of allowing Engineering students to substitute 3 credit hours from a Gen Ed course in Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis and the Scientific Method for 3 credit hours in writing effectively (ENC3250 Professional Communications). This will allow a total of 18 credits of Engineering prerequisites to also count toward General Education.

In coordination with the Gen Education Council the general education curriculum for all engineering majors will, on a temporary basis, be structured as follows:

Writing Effectively (6 credits reduced from 9 in cooperation with the Gen Ed Council)

ENC1101 Introduction to Rhetoric and Writing (3 credits)

ENC3250 Professional Communications (3 Credits)

Thinking Critically (12 credits)

State of Florida “Common Core” in Social Sciences (3 credits)

State of Florida “Common Core” in Arts and Humanities (3 credits)

One course from the approved list of UNF courses in “Diversity and Difference” (3 credits)

One course from the 3 above or an additional list of approved courses (3 Credits)

Reasoning and Analyzing Quantitatively (15 credits increased from 12 in cooperation with the Gen Ed Council)

4 credits satisfied by MAC 2311 Calculus I

4 credits satisfied by MAC 2312 Calculus II

3 credits satisfied by MAP2302 Ordinary Differential Equations

3 credits satisfied by PHY 1041 Physics for Engineers I

1 credit satisfied by PHY 2048L Calculus-Based Physics I Lab

Experiential or Integrative Learning or Additional Credits from the 3 other areas (3 credits)

3 credits satisfied by PHY2042 Physics for Engineers II

The General Education Council agreed to allow this curricular adjustment for a period of three years, for students who have declared an Engineering major. During the three-year period the General Education Council and broader UNF community will consider how the General Education curriculum can be modified to provide additional flexibility to all UNF students.

The reduction in credits from Writing Effectively will be compensated by the addition of writing instructional content in EGN1001C (Introduction to Engineering) (2 credits) and civil engineering senior capstone series including CGN4803 (Senior Capstone Design I) (2 credits) and CGN4804 (Senior Capstone Design II) (3 credits). This supplemental writing instructional content will be supported by the Writing Center in alignment with the goals of the Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP). In addition, each program is adding ENC3250 (Professional Communications) (3 credits) as a degree requirement and a prerequisite to Senior Capstone Design I to ensure increasing proficiency in student writing throughout the curriculum.

Civil Engineering Program Specific Changes:

Senior Design I Summary: As part of the reduction, general education requirements for civil engineering students are changing and additional writing content will be included in the senior capstone design sequence of courses CGN 4803 (2 credits) and CGN 4804 (3 credits). Additionally ENC3250 (Professional Communications)(3 credits) is being added as a program requirement. Because of these changes, ENC 3250 (Professional Communications) will be now be included as a prerequisite course for CGN 4803 (Senior Capstone Design I).

Technical Elective Reduction Summary: As part of the reduction, the number of required civil engineering technical electives will be reduced from 5 courses to 4 courses reducing the required credit hours from 15 to 12. This will result in a reduction of 3 credit hours from the Program of Study.

Civil Engineering Materials Summary: As part of the program changes, the credit hours for Civil Engineering Materials (CGN 3501C) are increasing from 3 to 4. The additional content will be used in both lectures and laboratory exercises for the students to experience more “hands-on” training in civil engineering materials.

(Click here for the program of study)



Log Number: 201901-51

School of Engineering/Electrical Engineering – Undergraduate


Change a degree-major of an existing program

BS in Electrical Engineering – Electrical Engineering Major


Summary of the changes:

The School of Engineering has been asked to reduce all programs from 128 credit hours to 120 credit hours. This request was initiated at the Board of Governors and has been relayed as a key priority by the UNF administration.

In order to implement the reduction of 8 hours, the three engineering programs have agreed on common mechanisms to optimize general education credits where possible to achieve a reduction of 6 credit hours. Each program has devised individual mechanisms to reduce the two remaining credit hours while maintaining curricular needs and adhering to constraints of our accrediting body.

In coordination with the General Education Council (a faculty body of elected and appointed representatives) the General Education curriculum for all engineering majors will, on a temporary basis, be structured as follows:

Writing Effectively (6 credits reduced from 9 in cooperation with the Gen Ed Council)

ENC1101 Introduction to Rhetoric and Writing (3 credits)

ENC3250 Professional Communications (3 Credits)

Thinking Critically (12 credits)

State of Florida “Common Core” in Social Sciences (3 credits)

State of Florida “Common Core” in Arts and Humanities (3 credits)

One course from the approved list of UNF courses in “Diversity and Difference” (3 credits)

One course from the 3 above or an additional list of approved courses (3 Credits)

Reasoning and Analyzing Quantitatively (15 credits increased from 12 in cooperation with the Gen Ed Council)

4 credits satisfied by MAC 2311 Calculus I

4 credits satisfied by MAC 2312 Calculus II

3 credits satisfied by MAP2302 Ordinary Differential Equations

3 credits satisfied by PHY 1041 Physics for Engineers I

1 credit satisfied by PHY 2048L Calculus-Based Physics I Lab

Experiential or Integrative Learning or Additional Credits from the 3 other areas (3 credits)

3 credits satisfied by PHY2042 Physics for Engineers II

Engineering students will be allowed to substitute 3 credit hours from a General Education course in Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis and the Scientific Method for 3 credit hours in Writing Effectively, on a temporary basis (as detailed in the attached proposal from the General Education Council). Doing so allows a total of 18 credits of Engineering prerequisites to also count toward General Education.

The General Education Council agreed to allow this curricular adjustment for a period of three years, for students who have declared an Engineering major. During the three-year period the General Education Council and broader UNF community will consider how the General Education curriculum can be modified to provide additional flexibility to all UNF students.

The reduction in credits from Writing Effectively will be compensated by the addition of writing instructional content in EGN1001C (Introduction to Engineering – 2 credit hours) and EEL4914 (Senior Capstone Design I – 3 credit hours) and EEL4915 (Senior Capstone Design II – 3 credit hours). This supplemental writing instructional content will be supported by the Writing Center in alignment with the goals of the QEP. In addition, each program is adding ENC3250 (Professional Communications – 3 credit hours) as a degree requirement and a prerequisite to senior design to ensure increasing proficiency in student writing throughout the curriculum.

Support letters for the writing changes are included from COAS Associate Dean Krista Paulsen (Chair Gen Ed Council), Dr. Keith Cartwright (Chair of English Department), and Dr. Linda Howell (Director of Writing Center).

The remaining program changes being implemented by the electrical engineering program to arrive at 120 credit hours are:

 

  • Removal of EGN 3311 (Statics) a 3 credit course from the program of study
  • Removal of CHM 2045L (Chemistry Lab) a 1 credit course from the program of study (email from Dr. Bryan Knuckley, Chemistry Chair is included)
  • Changing EEL 4915 (Senior Capstone Design II) from a 4 credit course to a 3 credit course
  • Adding ENC 3250 (Professional Communications) a 3 credit course as a program requirement
  • Adding ENC 3250 (Professional Communications) a 3 credit course as a prerequisite to EEL 4914 (Senior Capstone Design I)
  • Creating a new required course, EEL 3xxx (Modeling and Simulation in Electrical Engineering) as a 3 credit course

 

The net result of the changes to general education requirements and electrical engineering program requirements is that the BS Electrical Engineering Degree will be a 120 credit hour degree.

(Click here for the program of study)




Log Number: 201901-50

School of Engineering/Mechanical Engineering – Undergraduate


Change a degree-major of an existing program

Bachelor of Science – Mechanical Engineering


Summary of the changes:

The School of Engineering has been asked to reduce all programs from 128 credit hours to 120 credit hours. This request was initiated at the Board of Governors and has been relayed as a key priority by the UNF administration.

In order to implement the reduction of 8 hours, the three engineering programs have agreed on common mechanisms to optimize general education credits where possible to achieve a reduction of 6 credit hours. Each program has devised individual mechanisms to reduce the two remaining credit hours while maintaining curricular needs and adhering to constraints of our accrediting body.

In coordination with the General Education Council (a faculty body of elected and appointed representatives) the General Education curriculum for all engineering majors will, on a temporary basis, be structured as follows:

Writing Effectively (6 credits reduced from 9 in cooperation with the Gen Ed Council)

ENC1101 Introduction to Rhetoric and Writing (3 credits)

ENC3250 Professional Communications (3 Credits)

Thinking Critically (12 credits)

State of Florida “Common Core” in Social Sciences (3 credits)

State of Florida “Common Core” in Arts and Humanities (3 credits)

One course from the approved list of UNF courses in “Diversity and Difference” (3 credits)

One course from the 3 above or an additional list of approved courses (3 Credits)

Reasoning and Analyzing Quantitatively (15 credits increased from 12 in cooperation with the Gen Ed Council)

4 credits satisfied by MAC 2311 Calculus I

4 credits satisfied by MAC 2312 Calculus II

3 credits satisfied by MAP2302 Ordinary Differential Equations

3 credits satisfied by PHY 1041 Physics for Engineers I

1 credit satisfied by PHY 2048L Calculus-Based Physics I Lab

Experiential or Integrative Learning or Additional Credits from the 3 other areas (3 credits)

3 credits satisfied by PHY2042 Physics for Engineers II

Engineering students will be allowed to substitute 3 credit hours from a General Education course in Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis and the Scientific Method for 3 credit hours in Writing Effectively, on a temporary basis (as detailed in the attached proposal from the General Education Council). Doing so allows a total of 18 credits of Engineering prerequisites to also count toward General Education.

The General Education Council agreed to allow this curricular adjustment for a period of three years, for students who have declared an Engineering major. During the three-year period the General Education Council and broader UNF community will consider how the General Education curriculum can be modified to provide additional flexibility to all UNF students.

The reduction in credits from Writing Effectively will be compensated by the addition of writing instructional content in EGN1001C (Introduction to Engineering, 3 credits) and EML4551 (Senior Capstone Design I, 3 credits) and EML4552 (Senior Capstone Design II, 3 credits). This supplemental writing instructional content will be supported by the Writing Center in alignment with the goals of the QEP. In addition, each program is adding ENC3250 (Professional Communications, 3 credits) as a degree requirement and a prerequisite to senior design to ensure increasing proficiency in student writing throughout the curriculum.

Support letters for the writing changes are included from COAS Associate Dean Krista Paulsen (Chair Gen Ed Council), Dr. Keith Cartwright (Chair of English Department), and Dr. Linda Howell (Director of Writing Center).

The mechanical engineering program has devised the mechanisms below to reduce the two remaining credit hours while maintaining curricular needs and adhering to constraints of our accrediting body.

Program requirement

ENC3250 (Professional Communications, 3 credits) is being added as a program requirement.

Addition of pre-requisite

ENC3250 (Professional Communications, 3 credits) will be now be included as a prerequisite course for EML 4551 (Senior Capstone Design I, 3 credits). As part of the reduction, general education requirements for mechanical engineering students are changing and additional writing content will be included in the senior capstone design sequence of courses EML 4551 (Senior Capstone Design I, 3 credits) and EML 4552 (Senior Capstone Design II, 3 credits).

Course termination and removal from the program of study

Terminate the 3-credit course EML4313 (Control of Machinery, 3 credits) since the course material will be inserted into the combined course EML4301C (Control of Machinery, 3 credits). This change was done to integrate the course and the laboratory.

Removal of co-requisite

Removed the co-requisite of EML4313 (Control of Machinery, 3 credits) from EML4301L (Mechanical Systems Laboratory, 1 credits) since the EML4313 (Control of Machinery) course was terminated.

Credit hour change

Changed EML4301L (Control of Machinery, 1 credit) from a 1 credit hour course to a 3-credit hour course due to the addition of the content from EML4313 (Control of Machinery, 3 credits).

Course name change

Changed EML4301L (Mechanical Systems Laboratory, 1 credit) course to be a combined course named EML4301C (Control of Machinery, 3 credits). The credit hour and course name change was done to EML4301L (Mechanical Systems Laboratory, 1 credit) instead of EML4313 (Control of Machinery, 3 credits) in order to keep the lab fees associated with the lab component.

Changed course descriptions

EML4301C (Control of Machinery) (3 credit hr). Added the content from the EML4313 (Control of Machinery) course since these courses were combined.

The mechanical engineering program is reducing the number of credits for EML4552 (Senior Capstone Design II, 3 credits) from 4 to 3. This reduction will align the credit hours assigned to Senior Capstone Design II in all three engineering programs and with the typical 3 credit hours for a course.

(Click here  for the program of study)