Engineering & Applied Sciences

BA in Engineering Science

Sample Curriculum

Basic 4-year Plan

The major in engineering science give students the opportunity to design a flexible program of study to achieve either breadth or depth in Hajim School disciplines. In addition to the following sample four-year plan, students can easily add related minors and clusters that would provide them with expertise in areas of focus sought after by employers.

First YearSecond Year
Fall Spring Fall Spring
MTH 161 Calculus I MTH 162 Calculus II MTH 165 Linear Algebra Core course
CHM 131 Concepts, Systems, Practice I PHY 121 Mechanics PHY 122 Electricity and Magnetism Natural science
EAS 10X Intro to Engineering CSC 161 Intro to Programming

BME 201 Fundamentals of Biomechanics OR ME 120 Engineering Mechanics

Elective
WRT 105 Primary Writing Cluster course Cluster course Cluster course
Third YearFourth Year
Fall Spring Fall Spring
HSEAS elective HSEAS elective-ULW HSEAS elective-ULW HSEAS elective
Core course Natural science Free elective Free elective
Free elective Free elective Free elective Free elective
Cluster course Cluster course Cluster course Free elective

Focus Areas

Engineering Science students can choose to specialize in one or more important areas through careful selection of their electives and cluster courses. These courses would lead to a more in-depth understanding of a particular topic and possibly a minor. Since BA-ES students are not required to follow particular tracks, the following sample 4-year plans are just suggestions for specializations.




Engineering Ethics

In addition to gaining a firm foundation in science, mathematics, and engineering, students complete a philosophy minor that satisfies the humanities division of the Rochester Curriculum (indicated by bolded courses).

First YearSecond Year
Fall Spring Fall Spring
MTH 161 Calculus I MTH 162 Calculus II MTH 165 Linear Algebra Core course
CHM 131 Concepts, Systems, Practice I PHY 121 Mechanics PHY 122 Electricity and Magnetism Natural science
EAS 10X Intro to Engineering CSC 161 Intro to Programming

BME 201 Fundamentals of Biomechanics OR ME 120 Engineering Mechanics

Elective
WRT 105 Primary Writing PHL 103 Contemporary Moral Problems PHL 228 Public Health Ethics PHL 135 Environmental Ethics
Third YearFourth Year
Fall Spring Fall Spring
HSEAS elective HSEAS elective-ULW HSEAS elective-ULW HSEAS elective
Core course Natural science Free elective Free elective
PHL 152 Science and Reason PHL 220 Recent Ethical Theory Free elective Free elective
Social science cluster course Social science cluster course Social science cluster course Free elective

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Engineering in the Business World

This sample program contains a curriculum combining coursework in both business and engineering, enabling graduates to work successfully in technically oriented business positions such as technical sales. In addition to gaining a firm foundation in science, mathematics, and engineering, students complete a business minor that satisfies the social science division of the Rochester Curriculum (indicated by bolded courses).

First YearSecond Year
Fall Spring Fall Spring
MTH 161 Calculus I MTH 162 Calculus II MTH 165 Linear Algebra Core course
CHM 131 Concepts, Systems, Practice I PHY 121 Mechanics PHY 122 Electricity and Magnetism Natural science
EAS 10X Intro to Engineering CSC 161 Intro to Programming

BME 201 Fundamentals of Biomechanics OR ME 120 Engineering Mechanics

Elective
WRT 105 Primary Writing ECO 108 Principles of Economics Business social science elective ACC 201 Financial Accounting
Third YearFourth Year
Fall Spring Fall Spring
HSEAS elective HSEAS elective-ULW HSEAS elective-ULW HSEAS elective
Core course STT 212 Applied Statistics* ACC 201 Financial Accounting Free elective
FIN 205 Financial Management MKT 203 Principles of Marketing Free elective Free elective
Humanities cluster course Humanities cluster course Humanities cluster course Free elective

*Indicates courses subject to the College’s overlap policy.

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Renewable Energy

This sample program combines basic knowledge in engineering, mechanical systems, thermo- and fluid-dynamics, and computer programming with some specialized courses in solar energy, hydropower and biofuels. By supplementing engineering science courses with some environmental science and policy courses, students can complete a minor in sustainability that satisfies the social science division of the Rochester curriculum (indicated by bolded courses). To round things out, students might consider completing the humanities cluster, Sustainability and the Humanities (as indicated by italicized courses).

First YearSecond Year
Fall Spring Fall Spring
MTH 161 Calculus I MTH 162 Calculus II MTH 165 Linear Algebra ME 123 Thermodynamics
CHM 131 Concepts, Systems, Practice I PHY 121 Mechanics PHY 122 Electricity and Magnetism MTH 164 Multidimensional Calculus
CHE 150 Green Energy* CSC 161 Intro to Programming

ME 120 Engineering Mechanics

EES 103 Intro to Environmental Science
WRT 105 Primary Writing PHL 103 Contemporary Moral Problems Free elective Free elective
Free elective
Third YearFourth Year
Fall Spring Fall Spring
ME 121 Engineering Mechanics II ME 241 Fluids Lab CHE 260 Solar Cells* HIS 300W The History of Nature
ME 225 Introduction to Fluid Dynamics PHL 135 Environmental Ethics EES 213 Hydrology and Water Resources Free elective
PSC 246 Environmental Law and Policy PSC 243 Environmental Politics CHE 264 Biofuels Free elective
Free elective Free elective Free elective Free elective

WRT 273 Communicating your Professional Identity (2 cr)

*Indicates courses subject to the College’s overlap policy.

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Sustainable Environmental Engineering

Students with an interest in sustainable environmental engineering practices may want to investigate this option of majoring in engineering science and with a minor in sustainability that satisfies the social science division of the Rochester curriculum (indicated by courses in red). To round things out, students might consider completing the the humanities cluster, Sustainability and the Humanities (as indicated by italicized courses).

First YearSecond Year
Fall Spring Fall Spring
MTH 161 Calculus I MTH 162 Calculus II MTH 165 Linear Algebra CHE 243 Fluid Dynamics
CHM 131 Concepts, Systems, Practice I PHY 121 Mechanics PHY 122 Electricity and Magnetism EES 103 Intro to Environmental Science*
CHE 150 Green Energy* CSC 161 Intro to Programming

CHE 113 Chemical Process Analysis

PSC 243 Environmental Politics
WRT 105 Primary Writing ENG 267 Food, Media Literature PHL 103 Contemporary Moral Problems CHE 116 Numerical Methods and Statistics
Third YearFourth Year
Fall Spring Fall Spring
CHE 244 Heat and Mass Transfer

CHE 246 Laboratory in CHE Principles (3 cr)

ME 120 Engineering Mechanics CHE 231 Reactor Design
CHE 225 Thermodynamics CHE 279 Chemical Engineering Practice (1 cr) Free elective GSW 211 Politics of Nature
WRT 273 Communicating your Professional Identity (2 cr) HIS 300W The History of Nature ENG 250: Food Justice, Urban Farming, Social Practice EES 105 Introduction to Climate Change
PSC 246 Environmental Law and Policy Free elective Free elective Free elective
Free elective Free elective

*Indicates courses subject to the College’s overlap policy.

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