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School of Engineering

Phone: (540) 568-7020
Web site: www.jmu.edu/engineering/

Mission Major and Degree Requirements
Objectives Recommended Schedule for Majors
Career Opportunities  

 

Mission

The JMU engineering program empowers and motivates students to engineer systems for sustainable societies by:

  • analyzing and solving real-world human problems;
  • integrating business, social, and ethical aspects into engineering solutions;
  • communicating effectively with diverse audiences;
  • striving toward lifelong learning & creative critical thinking;
  • modeling, simulating, and testing complex interdependent socio-technical systems;
  • working effectively in interdisciplinary teams & international environments;
  • preparing graduates for the professional engineering licensure test; and
  • managing engineering projects in a timely and cost-effective manner.

 

Objectives

Programmatic learning objectives are available from the School of Engineering Web site at http://www.jmu.edu/engineering/learningobjectives.html.

 

Career Opportunities

  • Business Opportunities:
    • Project Managers
    • Manufacturing Supervisors
    • R&D/Engineering Department
    • Product Design
  • Environmental Engineering

 

Major and Degree Requirements

Bachelor of Science in Engineering

Degree Requirements

General Education1
41
Quantitative requirement2
3
Scientific Literacy requirement2
3-4
Major requirements (listed below) and electives
73-77

120
1 The General Education program contains a set of requirements each student must fulfill. The number of credit hours necessary to fulfill these requirements may vary.
2 In addition to General Education.

 

Recommended Schedule for Majors

First Year
Credit Hours
Fall
Math 235. Calc I
4
Chemistry 131 & 131L
4
General Education #1
3
General Education #2
3

14
Spring  
MATH 236. Calc II
4
CHEM 132 & 132L
4
Introduction to Engineering & Computer Assisted Design
3
General Education #3
4

15
   
Second Year
Credit Hours
Fall
Mathematics Engineering Calc 3
4
PHYS 240 & 140L
4
Business Management of Technology 1
3
General Education #4
3
Engineering Design
1

15
Spring  
Mathematics Engineering Calc 4
4
PHYS 250 & 150L.
4
Engineering Statistics & Dynamics
3
BIO 114
4
Engineering Design
1

16
   
Third Year
Credit Hours
Fall
Engineering Fluids & Transport
4
Engineering Instrumentation & Circuits
3
General Education #5
3
General Education #6
3
Engineering Design
2

15
Spring  
Engineering Thermo & Heat Transfer
4
Engineering Materials
3
Business Management of Technology II
3
General Education #7
3
Engineering Design
2

15
   
Fourth Year
Credit Hours
Fall
Engineering Sustainability I
3
Engineering Systems Analysis
4
Elective #1
3
General Education #8
3
Engineering Design
2

15
Spring  
Engineering Sustainability II
3
Elective #2
4
General Education #9
3
General Education #10
3
Engineering Design
2

15