Change a degree-major of an existing program
Bachelor of Science – Physics Major
Summary of the Changes:
Updates are being made to three of the eight concentrations of the Physics BS degree - the concentrations in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Civil Engineering. The updates are designed to bring the course requirements of these concentrations in line with current course offerings and prerequisite requirements in Engineering. The updated programs of study (POS) are included in this APC package.
In the Civil Engineering concentration, Major Requirements are being changed from 43 to 46 credits. (In the current POS for Civil Engineering, Major Requirements are incorrectly listed as 46 credits when in fact they are 43 credits; in the updated POS, they actually add up to 46 credits.) In Major Requirements, the course EGN3202 Computer Aided Engineering (3 credits) is being replaced with CWR3561 Numerical Methods in Civil and Coastal Engineering (3 credits)and the course CES3100 Analysis of Structures (3 credits) is being added.
In the Electrical Engineering Concentration, Major Requirements are being changed from 51-52 credits to 47 credits and Contextual Courses are being changed from 6 to 9 credits. (In the current POS for Electrical Engineering, Major Requirements are incorrectly listed as 50 credits but actually add up to 51-52 credits.) In Major Requirements, the courses EEL3304 Electronic Circuits I (3 credits) and EEL3303L Electrical Circuits Laboratory (1 credit) are being eliminated, as these courses no longer exist, and the courses EEEL3117L Electrical Circuits Laboratory (1 credit), EEL3135 Signals and Systems (3 credits), EEE3308 Microelectronics I (3 credits), EEL3710 Introduction to Digital Systems (3 credits), and EEL3701L Introduction to Digital Systems Lab (1 credit) are being added. The course EEL4744C Microcontroller Applications (4 credits) is being removed (it is still available as an option under Major Electives), and the requirements of choosing one from either CDA 3101 Introduction to Computer Hardware (4 credits) or EEL 3701C Introduction to Digital Systems (4 credits) and either EEL 3135 Signals & Systems (3 credits) or EEL 4309C Electronic Circuits II (4 credits) are also being eliminated. MAS3105 Linear Algebra (3 credits) is being added as a required Contextual Course.
In the Mechanical Engineering concentration, Major Requirements are being changed from 53 to 51 credits, Requisites are being changed from 3 to 6 credits, and Major Electives are being changed from 1 to 3 credits. (In the old POS for Mechanical Engineering, Major Requirements are incorrectly listed as 52 credits but actually add up to 53 credits.) In Major Requirements, EML4140 Heat Transfer (3 credits) is being eliminated (it is still an option as a Major Elective) and EML4304L Fluid Mechanics Lab (1 Credit) is being added. In Requisites, COP2220 Computer Science I (3 Credits) is being added.
The total number of credits required for each degree remains unchanged at 120 credits. These updates have been developed in consultation with the School of Engineering Undergraduate Curriculum Committee; a letter from the chair of that committee is included in this APC package.
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