Basic Program for Professional Engineering Curricula
The first year program is much the same for all professional curricula in the College of Engineering. Students normally enroll in the majority of the basic program courses during their first year. The basic program is a set of courses common to all engineering curricula. Since students may also begin curriculum designated requirements during their first year, they will want to select a curriculum as soon as possible. This will enable them to receive the bachelor’s degree in a minimum time.
Entering undergraduates must demonstrate proficiency in trigonometry based on test scores, or by having transfer credits from a college trigonometry course, or by passing MATH 143 Preparation for Calculus before enrolling in MATH 165 Calculus I.
The Department of English may recommend placement in one or more sections of ENGL 099 or ENGL 101 English for Native Speakers of Other Languages if the placement test administered to students whose first language is not English indicates deficiencies. Satisfactory completion of the recommended English course(s) will be required of students to complete their Basic Program.
|MATH 165||Calculus I||4|
|MATH 166||Calculus II||4|
|ENGL 150||Critical Thinking and Communication||3|
|ENGL 250||Written, Oral, Visual, and Electronic Composition||3|
|PHYS 221||Introduction to Classical Physics I||5|
|ENGR 101||Engineering Orientation ***||R|
|LIB 160||Library Instruction||1|
|CHEM 167||General Chemistry for Engineering Students||4|
|or CHEM 177||General Chemistry I|
|One of the following||3|
|Engineering Problems with Computer Applications Laboratory|
|Systematic Problem Solving and Computer Programming|
|Aerospace Engineering Problems With Computer Applications Laboratory|
|Engineering Problems with Computational Laboratory|
|Chemical Engineering Problems with Computer Applications Laboratory|
|Introduction to Computer Engineering and Problem Solving I|
|Introduction to Electrical Engineering and Problem-Solving I|
|Problem Solving in Software Engineering|
|Information Engineering **|
|Mechanical Engineering Problem Solving with Computer Applications|
27 Total credits
ENGL 250 Written, Oral, Visual, and Electronic Composition is normally taken in the second year. However, students who advance place into this course may be able to enroll during their first year. Credit for ENGL 150 Critical Thinking and Communication is earned upon successful completion of ENGL 250 Written, Oral, Visual, and Electronic Composition, but only when ENGL 250 Written, Oral, Visual, and Electronic Composition is completed at Iowa State.