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Degree Requirements for Majors in Engineering Technology

 

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The basic requirements for the Bachelor of Science with a major in Electrical, Environmental or Mechanical Engineering Technology can be found on this page. Detailed policies regarding UW Oshkosh degree requirements can be found on the website of the Office of the RegistrarPlease feel free to contact Dr. Dennis Rioux for more information on degree requirements for the majors offered by the Department of Engineering Technology.

 

General Education – University Studies Program

In addition to major requirements, students must also complete the University Studies Program (general education) and additional requirements in order to earn the Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Engineering Technology. An advising sheet explaining these requirements can be found on the Undergraduate Advising Resource Center website. At UW Oshkosh, general education courses – those courses students take outside their major in order to gain basic knowledge and skills in many different areas – are completed in the University Studies Program (USP). First-time students in all majors beginning their degree at UW Oshkosh starting Fall 2013 and after, will complete at least 38 credits of USP coursework. In these courses, students will explore a wide variety of topics and issues while making progress on the Essential Learning Outcomes of a 21st century college education. Because USP courses prepare students for advanced study at the university as well as life after graduation, students are encouraged to seek advising so they can choose USP courses that satisfy or enhance major or degree requirements. (A student's degree choice may have college requirements, in addition to the USP.)

Students will select USP Explore courses in three major categories: Nature (XM)/(XL), Culture (XC), and Society (XS). At least one Explore course should include an element of Global Citizenship. Another Explore course should include an element of Ethnic Studies. Three of the Explore courses are intense and distinct learning community courses called "Quests" that need to be taken at designated times: Quest I in the first semester; Quest II in the second semester; Quest III in the sophomore year. First-year students also have to complete a writing course and a speaking course. Finally, in their fourth or fifth semester (after completing a Quest III course), students will take Connect. The Connect course is an advanced writing course that requires students to synthesize their learning in University Studies Program.

  • University Studies Program Requirements – 38 credits
    • Writing: WBIS 188 or ENGLISH 110 – 3 credits
    • Speaking: COMM 111 or COMM 112 – 3 credits 
    • Explore: Including Ethnic Studies (ES) / Global Citizenship (GC) – 29 credits
      1. Nature (XM & XL)
        1. Mathematics (XM) – 3 credits
        2. Laboratory Sciences (XL) – 8 credits
      2. Culture (XC) – 9 credits
      3. Society (XS) – 9 credits
    • Connect:  English 300 Advanced Composition – 3 credits

 

General Baccalaureate Degree Requirements

  1. All baccalaureate degrees require the completion of at least 120 earned term units (crs.) (passing grades of A, A-, B+, B, B-, C+, C, C-, D+, D, D-, or P or their equivalents). Units (crs.) from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, other accredited institutions, and the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh approved Prior Learning programs may be used to meet this requirement. Note: Remedial courses do not count in the 120 credits required.
  2. At least 38 units (crs.) of the 120 unit (cr.) total must be earned in University Studies Program coursework.
  3. At least 30 units (crs.) of the 120 term units (crs.) applied to the degree must be earned in University of Wisconsin Oshkosh courses.
  4. At least 15 of the last 30 term units (crs.) applied to the degree must be earned in the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh courses.
  5. A minimum of 35 of the 120 term units (crs.) must be earned in upper level courses (those earned at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh numbered 300 and above or units (crs.) earned at a transfer institution and defined as upper-level by the standards of that institution).
  6. All baccalaureate degrees require the completion of the University Studies Program (USP) requirements.
  7. The Bulletin used to determine these requirements must have been current during the student's attendance at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, or at any other regionally accredited college or university, and may be no more than 6 years old at the time of graduation. Within this 6-year time frame, students may choose a more recent Bulletin published for degree, major, minor or general education requirements.
  8. All degrees require that a minimum grade point average of 2.00 (on a 4.00 scale) be achieved in each of the following categories;
    • official UW Oshkosh grade point average. Units (crs.) attempted shall be defined as any units (crs.) for which a grade of A, A-, B+, B, B-, C+, C, C-, D+, D, D-, or F, or their equivalents, has been assigned;
    • all upper-level units (crs.) attempted;
    • all units (crs.) attempted in courses identified by departments or programs as applicable to the major and/or minor requirements; (unless otherwise specified)
    • all courses eligible for application to the English composition requirement portion of the University Studies Program requirement.


Specific Requirements for the Bachelor of Science Degree in the College of Letters & Science

  1. Mathematics/Statistics/Computer Science:
    1. Math 104 or Math 108 or Math 204 or PBIS 187 or PBIS 188 or PBIS 189.
    2. One course from the following in Mathematics/Statistics/Computer Science:
      1. Calculus: Mathematics 171, 172, 175, 206
      2. Statistics: Mathematics 201, 301, Economics 210, Geography 385, Psychology 203, 341, Sociology 281, Criminal Justice 281
      3. Computer Science: Computer Science 221, 262.
      4. Each course listed has a Mathematics course as a prerequisite. Students must complete the prerequisite course with a grade of "C" or better prior to enrolling in any of the listed courses. In some cases, the prerequisite can be met via the UW System Mathematics Placement Exam.
  2. Humanities (HU): At least 12 units (crs.) must be taken from the Humanities area. Of these units (crs.), one course must be taken from Literature; and two courses from at least two of the following three course areas: 1) Art, Drama, Music; 2) Philosophy, Religious Studies; and 3) Foreign Languages.
  3. Social Science (SS): At least 12 units (crs.) must be taken from at least two of the Social Science areas. One must include 3 units (crs) of history.
  4. Natural Science (NS): Four courses are required:
    1. Two must be from laboratory science courses from one of the following departments: Biology/Microbiology, Chemistry, Engineering Technology, Geography, Geology, and Physics/Astronomy. The first course must be the prerequisite for the second.
    2. A third course must be a laboratory science course from a department other than the one offering the two courses above.
    3. The fourth course must be either: a) a course for which the third course is a prerequisite, OR b) a laboratory science course from a third department, OR c) a course from those listed under the B.S. Math Requirement (not used to fulfill the Math Requirement).
  5. Upper Level: Students completing the baccalaureate degree with a College of Letters and Science major must complete a minimum of 35 units (crs.) of upper level course work (300 and above course number).

 

Electrical Engineering Technology Major Requirements

Support Group (18 credits)

  • PHYS 107 or 109 General Physics I (5 cr) – either algebra- or calculus-based 
  • MATH 171 Calculus I (4 cr)
  • MATH 172 Calculus II (4 cr)

Fundamentals Group (22 credits)

  • ENGR 101 Fundamentals of Engineering Technology (2 cr) 
  • ENGR 105 Fundamentals of Drawing (3 cr)
  • ENGR 130 Basic Electrical Circuits I (4 cr)
  • ENGR 131 Basic Electrical Circuits II (4 cr) 
  • COMPSCI 142 Elementary Programming (3 cr)
  • ENGR 232 Semiconductor Devices (3 cr) 
  • ENGR 240 Logic & Control Devices (3 cr) 

Advanced Study Group (33-35 credits)

  • ENGR 320 Motors and Drives (4 cr)
  • ENGR 325 Signals & Systems (3 cr)
  • ENGR 333 Linear Circuits (3 cr)
  • ENGR 340 Advanced Programmable Logic Controllers (3 cr)
  • ENGR 342 Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (3 cr)
  • ENGR 346 Electric Power Systems (3 cr)
  • ENGR 350 Data Communication and Protocols (3 cr)
  • ENGR 352 Communication Systems (3 cr)
  • ENGR 360 Project Management (3 cr)
  • ENGR 390 Mechatronics (4 cr)
  • ENGR 400 Internship (1-3 cr) or ET 410 Capstone Project (3 cr)
 

Environmental Engineering Technology Major Requirements

Support Group (30 credits)

  • MATH 171 Calculus I (4 cr)
  • MATH 172 Calculus II (4 cr)
  • MATH 201 Statistics (3 cr)
  • CHEM 105 General Chemistry I (5 cr)
  • CHEM 106 General Chemistry II (5 cr)
  • BIO 104 Ecosphere in Crisis (4 cr) or BIO 105 Biological Concepts (4 cr)
  • PHYS 107 or 109 General Physics I (5 cr) – either algebra- or calculus-based 

Fundamentals Group (26 credits)

  • ENGR 101 Fundamentals of Engineering Technology (2 cr)
  • ENGR 105 Fundamentals of Drawing (3 cr)
  • ENGR 118 Fluids I (2 cr)
  • ENGR 201 Introduction to Air Quality (2 cr)
  • ENGR 202 Introduction to Water & Wastewater (3 cr)
  • ENGR 203 Introduction to Solid Waste (2 cr)
  • BIO 309 Bacteriology (5 cr)
  • GEOG 304 Principles of Soil Science (3 cr)
  • GEOG 391 Geographic Information Systems (4 cr)

Advanced study Group (15-18 credits)

Required:

  • ENGR 360 Project Management (3 cr) 

Two or more of the following:

    • ENGR 301 Advanced Air Quality (3 cr)
    • ENGR 302 Advanced Water & Wastewater (3 cr)
    • ENGR 303 Advanced Solid Waste (3 cr)

    Two or more of the following:

      • ENGR 371 Water Resources Engineering
      • ENGR 373 Pollution Prevention (3 cr)
      • ENGR 375 Renewable Energy (3 cr)
      • ENGR 377 Industrial Safety & Hygiene (3 cr)
      • ENGR 379 Environmental Law (3 cr)
      • ENGR 381 Environmental Data Analysis (3 cr)
      • GEOL 370 Hydrogeology Field Methods (2 cr)

      One or more of the following:

        • ENGR 400 Internship (1-3 cr)
        • ENGR 410 Capstone Project (3 cr)

         

        Mechanical Engineering Technology Major Requirements

        Support Group (13 credits)

        • PHYS 107 or 109 General Physics I (5 cr) – either algebra- or calculus-based sequence
        • MATH 171 Calculus I (4 cr)
        • MATH 172 Calculus II (4 cr) 

        Fundamentals Group (29 credits)

        • ENGR 101 Fundamentals of Engineering Technology (2 cr)
        • ENGR 105 Fundamentals of Drawing (3 cr)                    
        • ENGR 116 Basic Manufacturing Processes (3 cr)
        • ENGR 118 Fluid Control (2 cr)
        • ENGR 130 Basic Electrical Circuits I (4 cr)
        • ENGR 207 Parametric Modeling (3 cr)
        • ENGR 220 Mechanics of Materials (3 cr)
        • ENGR 221 Machine Components (3 cr)
        • PHYS 201 Engineering Statics (3 cr)          
        • PHYS 202 Engineering Dynamics (3 cr)

         

        Advanced Study Group (27-29 credits)

        • ENGR 318 Fluid Dynamics (3 cr)
        • ENGR 320 Motors & Drives (4 cr)
        • ENGR 322 Design Problems (3 cr)
        • ENGR 330 Thermodynamics (3 cr)
        • ENGR 335 Heat Transfer (3 cr)
        • ENGR 342 Measurement, Control & Data Acquisition (3 cr)
        • ENGR 360 Project Management (3 cr)
        • ENGR 390 Mechatronics (4 cr)
        • ENGR 400 Internship (1-3 cr) or ET 410 Capstone Project (3 cr)

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