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Pre-Engineering, A.S.

Requirements

The pre-engineering program at UVU has been created for students who plan to complete the first two to three years of their engineering education at UVU and then transfer to a baccalaureate university to complete their engineering degree. With adequate planning, pre-engineering coursework completed at UVU will transfer to all of the Utah universities with baccalaureate engineering degrees. All students who declare pre-engineering as their major are automatically accepted into pre-engineering status. After completion of the pre-engineering program at UVU, the student applies for professional status at an institution of the student’s choice.

Total Program Credits: 63

General Education Requirements: 39 Credits
  ENGL 1010 Introduction to Writing 3
  ENGL 2020 Intermediate Writing--Science and Technology 3
  MATH 1210 Calculus I 5
Complete one of the following: 3
  HIST 1700 American Civilization (3.0)  
  HIST 2700 US History to 1877 (3.0)  
and HIST 2710 US History since 1877 (3.0)  
  HIST 1740 US Economic History (3.0)  
  POLS 1000 American Heritage (3.0)  
  POLS 1100 American National Government  (3.0)  
Complete the following:  
  PHIL 2050 Ethics and Values 3
  HLTH 1100 Personal Health and Wellness (2.0)  
or PES 1097 Fitness for Life 2
Distribution Courses:  
  CHEM 1210 Principles of Chemistry I 4
  PHYS 2210 Physics for Scientists and Engineers I 4
  Humanities  3
  Fine Arts  3
  Social/Behavioral Science  3
  Biology  3
Discipline Core Requirements: 24 Credits
  ENGR 1030 Introduction to Electro-Mechanical Systems Design 3
or CS 1400 Fundamentals of Programming (3.0)  
  MATH 1220 Calculus II 5
Complete ONE of the following sets of courses: 16
General Engineering Focus:  
  PHYS 2215 Physics for Scientists and Engineers I Lab (1.0)  
  CHEM 1215 Principles of Chemistry I Laboratory (1.0)  
  ENGR 1000 Introduction to Engineering (3.0)  
  ENGR 2160 Introduction to Materials Science and Engineering (3.0)  
  CS 2810 Computer Organization and Architecture (3.0)  
or CS 1410 Object-Oriented Programming (3.0)  
  Complete five credits of Pre-Engineering electives  
Mechanical/Civil Engineering Focus:  
  PHYS 2220 Physics for Scientists and Engineers II (4.0)  
  ENGR 2010 Engineering Statics (3.0)  
  ENGR 2030 Engineering Dynamics (3.0)  
  ENGR 2140 Mechanics of Materials (3.0)  
  Complete three credits of Pre-Engineering electives  
Electrical/Computer Engineering Focus:  
  PHYS 2220 Physics for Scientists and Engineers II (4.0)  
  ECE 2250 Circuit Theory (3.0)  
  ECE 2255 Circuit Theory Lab (1.0)  
  ECE 2700 Digital Design I (3.0)  
  ECE 2705 Digital Design I Lab (1.0)  
  Complete four credits of Pre-Engineering electives  
Chemical/Biological Engineering Focus:  
  PHYS 2220 Physics for Scientists and Engineers II (4.0)  
  CHEM 1220 Principles of Chemistry II (4.0)  
  CHEM 2310 Organic Chemistry I (4.0)  
  Complete five credits of Pre-Engineering electives  
Elective Requirements:    
Students should carefully select electives based on the engineering discipline they are interested in and the college or university they want to attend to finish their BS degree. See your advisor.  
Math and Science Electives:  
  MATH 1050 College Algebra (4.0)  
  MATH 1060 Trigonometry (3.0)  
  MATH 2210 Calculus III (3.0)  
  MATH 2270 Linear Algebra (3.0)  
  MATH 2280 Ordinary Differential Equations (3.0)  
  PHYS 2215 Physics for Scientists and Engineers I Lab (1.0)  
  PHYS 2225 Physics for Scientists and Engineers II Lab (1.0)  
  CHEM 1010 Introduction to Chemistry (3.0)  
  CHEM 1215 Principles of Chemistry I Laboratory (1.0)  
General Engineering Electives:  
  ENGR 1000 Introduction to Engineering (3.0)  
  ENGR 1020 Survey of Engineering (1.0)  
  ENGR 1030 Introduction to Electro-Mechanical Systems Design (3.0)  
  ENGR 2160 Introduction to Materials Science and Engineering (3.0)  
  ENGR 2300 Engineering Thermodynamics (3.0)  
  ENGR 2450 Computational Methods for Engineering Analysis (3.0)  
Biological and Chemical Electives:  
  BIOL 1610 College Biology I (4.0)  
  BIOL 1620 College Biology II (3.0)  
  BIOL 1615 College Biology I Laboratory (1.0)  
  BIOL 1625 College Biology II Laboratory (1.0)  
  BIOL 3400 Cell Biology (3.0)  
  MICR 2060 Microbiology for Health Professions (3.0)  
  MICR 2065 Microbiology for Health Professions Laboratory (1.0)  
  CHEM 1220 Principles of Chemistry II (4.0)  
  CHEM 1225 Principles of Chemistry II Laboratory (1.0)  
  CHEM 2315 Organic Chemistry I Laboratory (1.0)  
  CHEM 2320 Organic Chemistry II (4.0)  
  CHEM 2325 Organic Chemistry II Laboratory (1.0)  
CAD Electives:  
  EGDT 1040 Computer Aided Drafting--AutoCAD (3.0)  
  EGDT 1071 3 Dimensional Modeling--Solidworks (3.0)  
  EGDT 1400 Surveying (3.0)  
  EGDT 1200 Mechanical Drafting (3.0)  
Computer and Electrical Electives:  
  CS 1400 Fundamentals of Programming (3.0)  
  CS 1410 Object-Oriented Programming (3.0)  
  CS 2300 Discrete Structures I (3.0)  
  CS 2420 Introduction to Algorithms and Data Structures (3.0)  
  CS 2600 Computer Networks I (3.0)  
  CS 2810 Computer Organization and Architecture (3.0)  
  ECE 1020 Computer Engineering Problem Solving with MATLAB and LabVIEW (1.0)  
  ECE 2210 Fundamentals of Electric Circuit Analysis (3.0)  
  ECE 2250 Circuit Theory (3.0)  
  ECE 2255 Circuit Theory Lab (1.0)  
  ECE 3740 Digital Design II (3.0)  

Graduation Requirements:

  1. Completion of a minimum of 63 semester credits.
  2. Overall grade point average of 2.0 (C) or above. 2.5 or above in Math, Science, and Engineering courses.
  3. Residency hours: minimum of 20 credit hours through course attendance at UVU.
  4. Completion of GE and specified departmental requirements.

Graduation Plan

This graduation plan is intended to be a guide. You are encouraged to meet with an advisor and set up an individualized graduation plan in Wolverine Track.

Semester 1 Course Title Credit Hours

CS 1400
or
ENGR 1030

Fundamentals of Programming
 
Introduction to Electro-Mechanical Systems

3
CHEM 1210 Principles of Chemistry I 4
  Area Focus Elective 1
ENGL 1010 Intro to Writing CC 3
HH Any approved Humanities 3
PES1097 or HLTH 1100 Fitness for Life or Personal Health and Wellness 2
  Semester total: 16
Note: Pre-Engineering students must choose one area of focus - General Engineering, Mechanical/Civil Engineering, Electrical/Computer Engineering, or Chemical/Biological Engineering.  Please meet with your advisor to select appropriate Area Focus courses.
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
MATH 1210 Calculus I 5
  Area Focus course 4
  Area Focus Elective 1
ENGL 2020 Intermediate Writing Science and Technology 3
BB Any approved Biology 3
  Semester total: 16
Semester 3 Course Title Credit Hours
PHYS 2210 Physics for Scientist and Engineers I 4
  Area Focus Elective 1
  Area Focus course 4
PHIL 2050 Ethics and Values IH 3
FF Any approved Fine Arts 3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 4 Course Title Credit Hours
MATH 1220 Calculus II 5
  Area Focus course 4
  Area Focus Elective 1
  Any American Institutions course 3
SS/BEH Any approved Social/Behavoiral Science 3
  Semester total: 16
  Degree total: 63

Department

Name:

Engineering Technology

Location:

CS 625

Telephone:

801-863-5571

Email:

Christine.Peterson@uvu.edu

Web Address:

uvu.edu/et

Chair:

David Adams

 
 

Mission Statement

The Mission of the Engineering Technology Department is to prepare graduates to work in high demand, very technical, vastly diverse, automated industries that provide products and services to keep our state and national economy running. The Pre-Engineering graduates are prepared to go into upper level engineering fields at local universities in the state. The Mechatronics graduates are focused on designing the newest machines and automated systems needed by industry. The Electrical Automation and Robotics Technology graduates keep industry running by fixing, adapting, programming, and maintaining the automated machines and systems used in industry. The hands on/class room/lab learning approach used in the Engineering Technology Department is the best skill learning approach in higher education.

 
 

Electrical Automation & Robotics Technology


Advisory Committee:

Jeff Duncan, Anadarko Petroleum Corp; Michael Quayle, Autoliv; Khan Nasir, BD Medical; Troy Cooley, Chevron; Steve Heaps, Codale Electric Supply, Inc; Sherri Lund, Dannon; Samuel Duncan, IM Flash Technologies; Janet Litley, JR Simplot; Jim Bird, Kennecott; Kent Angell, Nestle; Kent Brown, Pinnacle Solutions, Inc; Kris Franz, Rockwell Automation; Bob Bruce, Syscon Automation Group, Inc; Tyson Bunker, US Synthetic.

Programs

Three options are available: Associate in Applied Science Degree (AAS), Associate in Science Degree (AS), and the Bachelor of Science (BS) in Technology Management.

 
 

Mechatronics Technology


Advisory Committee:

Reid Leland, Leanwerks; Steve Neutzman, Setpoint USA; Joe Cornwell, Setpoint Inc; Joe VanDenBerghe, Setpoint Inc; Mike Gleason, US Synthetic

Programs

Two options are available: Associate in Applied Science Degree (AAS), and the Bachelor of Science (BS) in Technology Management.

 
 

Pre-Engineering Science

Programs

Students can choose from two degree plans. The Associate in Pre-Engineering degree is comprised of those math, science, and engineering courses normally taken by first and second year students in a four-year program, along with a small number of general education courses. If a student adds appropriate general education courses, an Associate in Science Degree with a pre-engineering pre-major may be obtained. This option normally takes longer, unless the student has advanced placement or concurrent enrollment from high school; however, it has the added benefit of possible waiving of general education requirements at the student’s follow-on school.

 
 

Faculty

David Adams(1999)

Associate Professor

Department: Engineering Technology
Department Chair, Department Chair



B.S., Mining Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University; professionally licensed Electrical Contractor, Building Inspector and Master Electrician.

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Masood Amin(1997)

Associate Professor

Department: Engineering Technology
Faculty



B.S., M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Brigham Young University.

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Robert Benson(2007)

Lecturer

Department: Engineering Technology
Faculty



B.S., Business Management, Utah Valley State College.

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Paul Dunkley(2013)

Lecturer

Department: Engineering Technology
Faculty



BSEET, Weber State University.

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David Dunlop(2014)

Lecturer

Department: Engineering Technology
Faculty



B.S., Mechanical Engineering, M.M.E., Ph.D. (abd), University of Utah.

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Diana Lundahl(2014)

Assistant Professor

Department: Engineering Technology
Faculty



B.S., Electronics Engineering, Weber State University.

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David Phillips(2013)

Assistant Professor

Department: Engineering Technology
Faculty



B.S., Electronics Engineering Technology; M.A., Computing & Information Systems, University of New Mexico.

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Scott Searle(2014)

Lecturer

Department: Engineering Technology
Faculty



Master Electrictian

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Sean Tolman(2011)

Assistant Professor

Department: Engineering Technology
Faculty



B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Brigham Young University; M.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Utah.

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Careers

Careers:  
Engineering is an exciting major in terms of professional career opportunities, job satisfaction, and compensation. Career options exist in many engineering fields including: Aerospace, Biological, Biomedical, Chemical, Civil, Computer, Electrical, Environmental, Irrigation, Manufacturing, Materials, Mechanical, and Systems. 
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