Freshman Engineering Program

Undergraduate engineering students may qualify for a Bachelor of Science degree by successfully completing all of the courses required for their engineering major as well as a series of electives. All engineering students have a common first semester consisting of the following courses:  

Common First Semester


*ACS (Augustine and Culture Seminar) is a requirement for the first year and may be taken in any sequence.

The core interdisciplinary course described below is the highlight of the College of Engineering’s freshman program:

EGR 1200 - Engineering Interdisciplinary Project

During the first half of the fall semester, EGR 1200 will introduce you to engineering analysis, design and research using an active-learning, problem-based approach. During the second half of the fall semester, you will select one interdisciplinary engineering project on which you will be mentored by teaching and research faculty in whose fields these projects are based. Specific projects include:

Project Days Time
Biomimicry M,W
  Tu,Th 1:00-2:15pm
Biomedical Signal Analysis Tu,Th 11:30am-12:45pm
  Tu,Th 1:00-2:15pm
SMARTBEAM M,W 1:30-2:45pm
  M,W 3:00-4:15pm
Sustainable Systems Design (pdf)
Tu,Th 11:30am-12:45pm
  Tu,Th 1:00-2:15pm
DIY Biosensor Tu,Th 11:30am-12:45pm
  Tu,Th 1:00-2:15pm
Biofuels M,W 1:30-2:45pm
  M,W 3:00-4:15pm
Disaster Shelters (Honors) Tu 6:10-8:50pm

Current freshmen: View the instructional video for selecting your mini-project

Click for instructions!