Engineering is the profession concerned with putting scientific knowledge to practical use. The engineer combines principles of mathematics and the natural sciences with experience and judgment to transform natural resources for the benefit of mankind.
BS Engineering Program Accreditation
The Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree is accredited by Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET, Inc.
BS Engineering Program Educational Objectives:1) To prepare graduates to practice engineering and to be successful in solving the engineering problems encountered in industry, government, or private practice.
2) To provide graduates with the motivation and skills to advance into positions of increased responsibility and to pursue continuing education or graduate studies.
3) To produce graduates who are not only ethical and professional as engineers but also are responsible members of their communities and the larger society.
BS Engineering Program OutcomesAt the time of completion of the engineering program at McNeese State University, a student will possess all of the following:
a. An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
b. An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
c. An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs
d. An ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams
e. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
f. An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
g. An ability to communicate effectively through oral presentations and An ability to communicate effectively through written communication
h. The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
i. A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
j. A knowledge of contemporary issues
k. An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice
BS Engineering CurriculumThe BS Engineering curriculum consists of a core section and a concentration section. The core courses are required for all engineering concentrations and include study in English, chemistry, physics, mathematics, humanities, and basic engineering sciences. Core courses extend from the freshman year into the senior year. The concentration courses form a coherent unit in chemical, civil, electrical or mechanical engineering and are taken in the junior and senior years.
An evening undergraduate engineering program was created in response to inquiries from the community. The College of Engineering works with students on a case-by-case basis to see that all courses needed for the degree will be offered during evening hours.
Courses leading to the Master of Engineering degree are offered with a concentration in chemical engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering, engineering management, or mechanical engineering.
Engineering CO-OP and Intern Programs with Industry
Engineering students must be enrolled full-time and must earn at least 12 hours of courses towards their engineering degree (6 hours in summer terms) the semester before the industry work term begins. Students must be registered in either ENGR 350 or ENGR 450 during the terms they work in industry (including the summer term). Students enrolled in ENGR 350 or ENGR 450 are considered full-time students in the fall and spring semesters to prevent student loans from entering repayment status, for insurance purposes, and for Citizenship and Immigration Services reporting.
The College of Engineering encourages students to participate in the activities of the McNeese Engineering Society, the student chapter of the Louisiana Engineering Society. Students are also urged to participate in the student chapters of AIChE, ASCE, IEEE, ASME, NSBE, ACM and SWE. Juniors and seniors with high academic achievements are invited to join Mu Omega Sigma, the McNeese Engineering Honor Society.
Registration as a professional engineer will assume an increasingly important role in the future of engineering. The Fundamentals of Engineering examination (formerly the Engineer-in-Training examination) is offered twice each year. The EECS Department requires all EE seniors to take this examination prior to graduation.
Admission to the Bachelor of Science in Engineering ProgramStudents who declare Engineering as their undergraduate major are not automatically admitted to the Bachelor of Science in Engineering (B.S. Eng.) Program. Eligible students who have met the minimum requirements may apply for admission to the B.S. Eng. Program.
Admission Requirements for B.S. Engineering ProgramAdmission to the Bachelor of Science in Engineering (B.S. Eng.) program requires completion of the following courses with a grade of "C" or better. Admission to the program also requires a GPA of 2.5 or better (calculated using only courses that count toward the B.S. Eng. degree).
ORIN 101 (0 hrs)
CHEM 101 (4 hrs)
CHEM 102 (4 hrs)
COMM 201 (3 hrs)
ENGL 101 (3 hrs)
ENGL 102 (3 hrs)
ENGR 107 (1 hr)
ENGR 109 (2 hrs)
FFND 101 (1 hr)
HIST 201 or HIST 202 (3 hrs)
MATH 190 (4 hrs)
Social Science Elective (3 hrs)
To apply for admission to the B.S. Eng. Program, students who have completed the minimum admission requirements should obtain and fill out a copy of the B.S. Eng. Program Admission Form (available from the EECS Department Head). The completed form should be submitted to the student's Engineering advisor.
Prior to admission to the B.S. Eng. Program, students will not be eligible to register for any 300- or 400- level engineering courses.
Once admitted to the B.S. Eng. Program, students who fail to meet the standards specified in the College of Engineering Retention Policy can be removed from the B.S. Eng. Program and will be required to re-apply if they seek re-admission.
Retention PolicyStudents must earn a grade of "C" or better in MATH 190 as well as all ENGR and ELEN courses that count toward the B.S. in Engineering degree.
Graduation RequirementsAll engineering students must meet all graduation requirements listed in the section titled "Graduation Requirements" in the general information section of this catalog. Credit for courses taken at other universities with a grade below "C" cannot be applied toward a B.S. degree in engineering.
Master of Engineering Graduate Studies
The Master of Engineering offers specializations in Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Engineering Management, and Mechanical Engineering.
The Master of Engineering program is a flexible, professionally oriented postgraduate education program. It offers courses leading to advanced degrees for the recent graduate or experienced engineer. The program may be tailored to provide expertise in areas supportive of mid-career advancement or to simply continue an individual's education in his/her chosen field. Course credits for the degree include topics in project management, topics in the participant's engineering specialization, and topics in math, science, and other related areas. The selection of courses will be made under the direction and with the approval of an advisor. Courses may be chosen to satisfy the individual student's needs as long as prerequisites are satisfied.
Additional information is available under Dore' School of Graduate Studies.