SLCC General Catalog 2013-2014

Materials Science Engineering APE

CTE Associate of Pre-Engineering (APE)
73 credits minimum

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Program Description

  • Chemical engineering emphasizes physical, life and engineering sciences to convert raw materials into necessary materials and energy systems.
  • Civil/Environmental engineering encompasses a wide range of engineering projects dealing with buildings, bridges, dams, highways, transportation systems, water supply systems, fluid flow, water reclamation and geotechnical problems.
  • Computer engineering focuses on design and use of computers to solve and analyze math and physics problems.
  • Electrical engineering is a branch of applied physics, which uses mathematical concepts to analyze and design electrical devices and systems.
  • Materials science engineering involves chemistry and physics to develop scientific and engineering aspects of materials.
  • Mechanical engineering also uses math and physics to analyze and design mechanical devices and machine systems.
  • Manufacturing engineering focuses on methods and processes of manufacturing.

Transfer/Articulation Information

The associate of pre-engineering degree is offered in each of the seven engineering disciplines. It is a transfer degree similar to the associate of science degree, but has reduced General Education requirements. Current accreditation board of engineering and technology (ABET) standards require upper-division General Education courses. The engineering students who complete this degree may apply for advanced-placement at an engineering school, but must complete General Education requirements at the senior institution.

Admission into an engineering major program at a transfer institution depends upon the receiving institution’s requirements for that major. Some major programs are restricted and require special application as well as a competitive GPA. See an Academic Advisor at both SLCC and the intended receiving institution for specific articulation information.

Program Entry Requirements

Each program requires as a prerequisite a science-oriented high school curriculum which includes as much mathematics, chemistry, physics and English as possible. Students who do not qualify to enter MATH 1210, CHEM 1210 and ENGL 1010 should take prerequisite courses before entering the first semester of their program. Students who need to take preparatory courses to meet the requirements of first semester courses should plan on extra time to complete the program. Consult with the academic advisor concerning these courses. It is the student’s responsibility to examine each course description for details of prerequisite courses. Those prerequisites must be satisfied before the designated class may be taken.

Estimated Time to Completion

If students follow the suggested sample schedule, time to completion is four semesters.

General Education Requirements

General Education requirement in this degree are reduced.  Students who earn an Associate of Pre-Engineering degree will need to complete additional General Education requirement for a bachelor’s degree at the receiving institution.  Transfer student should obtain advising regarding General Education requirement specific to Engineering majors.

Core Skills:

Composition (EN) 6 Credits

Course

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

ENGL 1010

Intro to Writing

3

A

WRTG 0990 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score

ENGL 2010

Intermediate Writing

3

A

ENGL 1010 w/C grade or better

OR

 

 

 

 

ENGL 2100

Technical Writing

3

A

ENGL 1010 w/C grade or better

Quantitative Literacy (QL) 4 Credits

Course

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

MATH 1210

Calculus I

4

A

Within the last year, MATH 1060 or MATH 1080 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score

American Institutions (AI) Choose 3 Credits From One Of The Following

Course

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

ECON 1740

Econ History of US

3

A

RDG 0990 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score

HIST 1700

American Civilization

3

A

RDG 0990 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score

POLS 1100

US Govt & Politics

3

A

RDG 0990 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score

Distribution Areas:

Choose an additional six credits from two of the following distribution areas.

Course

Credits

 

Fine Arts (FA)

3-4

 

 

Humanities (HU)

3

 

 

Social Science (SS)

3

 

 

 

Required Courses: (55 Credits)

Course

Credit

Semesters

Prerequisite

CEEN 2010

Statics

3

F, Sp

MATH 1210. Recommended prereq: PHYS 2210

CEEN 2140

Strength Mtls I

2

F, Sp

CEEN 2010, w/MATH 2250

CHEM 1210

General Chemistry I

4

F, Sp

MATH 1050 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score. Recommeded coreq: CHEM 1215

CHEM 1215

Gen Chem Lab I

1

F, Sp

MATH 1050 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score. Recommended coreq: CHEM 1210

CHEM 1220

General ChemistryII

4

Sp, Su

CHEM 1210. Recommended coreq: CHEM 1225

CHEM 1225

Gen Chem Lab II

1

Sp, Su

CHEM 1210. Recommended coreq: CHEM 1220

CHEM 2310

Organic Chem I

4

A

CHEM 1220. Recommended coreq: CHEM 2315

ENGR 1040

Engineer Comp

3

F, Sp

MATH 1060 or 1080 (either may be taken concurrently)

EE 2210

Elet Eng f/non EEmaj

3

F, Sp

PHYS 2220; MATH 2250 (may be taken concurrently)

MATH 1220

Calculus II

4

A

Within the last year, MATH 1210 w/C grade or better

MATH 2210

Multivariate Cal

3

A

Within the last year, MATH 1220 w/C grade or better

MATH 2250

Diff Equ Alg

4

F, Sp

Within the last year, MATH 1220 w/C grade or better

MSE 2010

Int Mat Sci Eng

4

F

CHEM 1220

PHYS 2210

Physics f/Sci & Eng I

4

A

MATH 1210. Recommended coreq: PHYS 2215

PHYS 2215

Physics f/Sci & Eng L I

1

A

MATH 1210. Recommended coreq: PHYS 2210

PHYS 2220

Physics f/Sci & Eng II

4

A

PHYS 2210 and MATH 1210. Recommended coreq: PHYS 2225

ENGR 2950

Engineering Forum

1

F, Sp

 

MSE 2320

Intro to SP Microscopy

2

F, Sp

CHEM 1110 or CHEM 1210

MSE 2330

Intro to SEM

2

F, Sp

CHEM 1110 or CHEM 1210

 

Program Electives:

Course

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

CEEN 2450

Num Tech

2

Sp

ENGR 1030 or 1040; MATH 2250. Recommended prereq: MATH 2210

CHEM 2320

Organic Chem II

5

A

CHEM 2310 w/C grade or better. Recommended coreq: CHEM 2325

MSE 2000

CO-OP Education

1-2

A

Departmental approval

 

Sample Schedule

1st Year Schedule

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

CHEM 1210

4

CHEM 1220

4

CHEM 1215

1

CHEM 1225

1

ENGR 1040

3

MATH 1220

4

MATH 1210

4

ENGL 2010/2100

3

ENGL 1010

3

ENGR 2950

1

Distribution

3

PHYS 2210

4

 

 

PHYS 2215

1

Total

18

Total

18

2nd Year Schedule

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

CEEN 2010

3

CEEN 2140

2

CHEM 2310

4

EE 2210

3

MATH 2210

3

MATH 2250

4

MSE 2010

4

AI

3

PHYS 2200

4

Distribution

3

MSE 2320

2

MSE 2330

2

Total

20

Total

17

 

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Related College-Wide Student Learning Outcomes

 

  1. Acquire substantive knowledge
  2. Communicate effectively
  3. Develop quantitative literacies
  4. Think critically and creatively
  5. Develop knowledge and skills to be civically engaged
  6. Develop the knowledge and skills to work with others in a professional and constructive manner
  7. Develop computer and information literacy
  • Be prepared for further study in Materials Science Engineering or a related discipline at a four-year college or university.

1

  • Understand the fundamentals of physical science, in particular inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry and physics

1

  • Understand the mathematical tools necessary to perform engineering calculations – in particular Calculus, Linear Algebra and Differential Equations

1,3

  • Develop the laboratory skills necessary to design and perform scientific and engineering experiments, and to be able to interpret collected data.

1,3,4

  • Be able to solve complex problems in engineering and science using critical thinking skills

1,4

  • Effectively communicate scientific and engineering concepts both orally and in writing

2

Department Contact Info

Engineering Department

Taylorsville Redwood Campus
Science & Industry Building (SI) 220

General Information
801-957-4073

Program Information
801-957-4780

Academic Advisor
Taylorsville Redwood Campus
Science & Industry Building (SI) 209
801-957-4858

Program Faculty

Professors
Nick Safai

Associate Professors
Francis Afghan
Lee Brinton
Holly Moore

Assistant Professors
Sara Farida