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BA in Engineering Science

Sample Curriculum

Basic Four-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
FallSpringFallSpring
MTH 161: Calculus IMTH 162: Calculus IIMTH 165: Linear AlgebraCore course
CHM 131: Concepts, Systems, Practice IPHY 121: MechanicsPHY 122: Electricity and MagnetismNatural science
EAS 10X: Intro to EngineeringCSC 161: Intro to Programming

BME 201: Fundamentals of Biomechanics OR ME 120: Engineering Mechanics

Elective
WRT 105: Primary WritingCluster courseCluster courseCluster course
Third YearFourth Year
FallSpringFallSpring
HSEAS electiveHSEAS elective-ULWHSEAS elective-ULWHSEAS elective
Core courseNatural scienceFree electiveFree elective
Free electiveFree electiveFree electiveFree elective
Cluster courseCluster courseCluster courseFree 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
FallSpringFallSpring
MTH 161: Calculus IMTH 162: Calculus IIMTH 165: Linear AlgebraCore course
CHM 131: Concepts, Systems, Practice IPHY 121: MechanicsPHY 122: Electricity and MagnetismNatural science
EAS 10X: Intro to EngineeringCSC 161: Intro to Programming

BME 201: Fundamentals of Biomechanics OR ME 120: Engineering Mechanics

Elective
WRT 105: Primary WritingPHL 103: Contemporary Moral ProblemsPHL 228: Public Health EthicsPHL 135: Environmental Ethics
Third YearFourth Year
FallSpringFallSpring
HSEAS electiveHSEAS elective-ULWHSEAS elective-ULWHSEAS elective
Core courseNatural scienceFree electiveFree elective
PHL 152: Science and ReasonPHL 220: Recent Ethical TheoryFree electiveFree elective
Social science cluster courseSocial science cluster courseSocial science cluster courseFree 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
FallSpringFallSpring
MTH 161: Calculus IMTH 162: Calculus IIMTH 165: Linear AlgebraCore course
CHM 131: Concepts, Systems, Practice IPHY 121: MechanicsPHY 122: Electricity and MagnetismNatural science
EAS 10X: Intro to EngineeringCSC 161: Intro to Programming

BME 201: Fundamentals of Biomechanics OR ME 120: Engineering Mechanics

Elective
WRT 105: Primary WritingECO 108: Principles of EconomicsBusiness social science electiveACC 201: Financial Accounting
Third YearFourth Year
FallSpringFallSpring
HSEAS electiveHSEAS elective-ULWHSEAS elective-ULWHSEAS elective
Core courseSTT 212: Applied Statistics*ACC 201: Financial AccountingFree elective
FIN 205: Financial ManagementMKT 203: Principles of MarketingFree electiveFree elective
Humanities cluster courseHumanities cluster courseHumanities cluster courseFree 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
FallSpringFallSpring
MTH 161: Calculus IMTH 162: Calculus IIMTH 165: Linear AlgebraME 123: Thermodynamics
CHM 131: Concepts, Systems, Practice IPHY 121: MechanicsPHY 122: Electricity and MagnetismMTH 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 WritingPHL 103: Contemporary Moral ProblemsFree electiveFree elective
Free elective
Third YearFourth Year
FallSpringFallSpring
ME 121: Engineering Mechanics IIME 241: Fluids LabCHE 260: Solar Cells*HIS 300W: The History of Nature
ME 225: Introduction to Fluid DynamicsPHL 135: Environmental EthicsEES 213: Hydrology and Water ResourcesFree elective
PSC 246: Environmental Law and PolicyPSC 243: Environmental PoliticsCHE 264: BiofuelsFree elective
Free electiveFree electiveFree electiveFree 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
FallSpringFallSpring
MTH 161: Calculus IMTH 162: Calculus IIMTH 165: Linear AlgebraCHE 243: Fluid Dynamics
CHM 131: Concepts, Systems, Practice IPHY 121: MechanicsPHY 122: Electricity and MagnetismEES 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 WritingENG 267: Food, Media LiteraturePHL 103: Contemporary Moral ProblemsCHE 116: Numerical Methods and Statistics
Third YearFourth Year
FallSpringFallSpring
CHE 244: Heat and Mass Transfer

CHE 246: Laboratory in CHE Principles (3 cr)

ME 120: Engineering MechanicsCHE 231: Reactor Design
CHE 225: ThermodynamicsCHE 279: Chemical Engineering Practice (1 cr)Free electiveGSW 211: Politics of Nature
WRT 273: Communicating your Professional Identity (2 cr)HIS 300W: The History of NatureENG 250: Food Justice, Urban Farming, Social PracticeEES 105: Introduction to Climate Change
PSC 246: Environmental Law and PolicyFree electiveFree electiveFree elective
Free electiveFree elective

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

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