Engineering – Certificate

The Fundamentals of Engineering Certificate prepares students to transfer to, or enroll in, four-year institutions as engineering majors. The certificate fulfills many of the first two years of academic requirements for engineering programs. Certificate graduates could also find employment as engineering technicians. While students should verify information with their transfer institutions, these students are advised by mathematics and engineering faculty members according to their specific program goals for the best transfer options.


Minimum credits: 32
Minimum cumulative GPA: 2.0
Minimum grade in all courses: 2.0
Minimum Jackson College credits: 8

CORE REQUIREMENTS

Take the following:

Course # Course Name Credits Prerequisites Notes
CEM 141 General Chemistry I 5 CIS 095*, ENG 085*, ENG 090* and MAT 131* or higher

This course is required for most sciences, engineering, and pre-professional health majors. Students who are required to take organic chemistry for their major should enroll in CEM 141 during their first semester. Topics include atomic and molecular structure, periodicity, chemical bonding, states of matter, kinetic molecular theory and stoichiometry. Course includes a laboratory component.

MAT 151 Calculus I 4 MAT 141*

First calculus course for business, mathematics, engineering and science students explores introductory plane analytic geometry, the derivative, the integral and their applications for algebraic, trigonometric, exponential and logarithmic functions. The mathematics department recommends that the prerequisite not be more than two years old. If the prerequisite is more than two years old, then the recommendation is that the course placement exam should be taken or the prerequisite be retaken to ensure the success of the student.

MAT 154 Calculus II 5 MAT 151*

This course explores the following topics: methods and applications of the derivative and integral for inverse trigonometric and hyperbolic functions, indeterminate forms, series and polar/parametric representation of functions. Graphing calculator required. The mathematics department recommends the pre-requisite not be more than two years old. If the pre-requisite is more than two years old, the recommendation is the course placement exam be taken or the pre-requisite be retaken to ensure the success of the student.

MAT 251 Calculus III 4 MAT 154

Course topics include the calculus of vector-valued functions, multivariable functions and vector fields. Solid analytic geometry and applications of the material are embedded throughout. Use of a computer Algebra System is integrated into the course. Technology Note : Students need to bring a laptop computer to all classes. This computer must meet the minimum system requirements for Maple: https://www.maplesoft.com/products/system_requirem ents.aspx Note: Chromebooks and other tablets are not sufficient.

MAT 254 Differential Equations 4 MAT 154

In this course, students will explore solutions of first orer differential equations, linear differential equations, with constand coefficients, variation of parameters, series solutions, Laplace transforms, eigenvectors and eigenvalues and application to solution of systems of linear first order equations. Use of a computer Algebra System is integrated into the course Technology Note: Students need to bring a laptop computer to all classes. This computer must meet the minimum system requirements for Maple: https://www.maplesoft.com/products/system_requirem ent.aspx. Note: Chromebooks and other tablets will not work.

PHY 251 Modern University Physics I 5 MAT 151 or higher

Students cover classical mechanics, thermodynamics and wave motion. This course should be elected by all science and engineering students. Course includes a laboratory component.

PHY 252 Modern University Physics II 5 PHY 251

Students cover topics in classical electricity and magnetism, optics, special relativity and modern physics. A continuation of PHY 251. Course includes a laboratory component.