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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 Academic Writing 3
or ENGH 1005 Literacies and Composition Across Context (5.0)   
  ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing Academic Writing and Research 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 Engineering Programming 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)  
or ENGR 2300 Engineering Thermodynamics (3.0)  
or ENGR 2450 Computational Methods for Engineering Analysis (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 2250 Differential Equations and Linear Algebra (4.0)  
 or MATH 2270 Linear Algebra (3.0)  
 and 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 Engineering Programming (If not already taken) (3.0)  
  ENGR 2140 Mechanics of Materials (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 1020 3D Architectural Modeling (3.0)  
  EGDT 1040 Fundamentals of Technical Engineering Drawing (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 Mathematical 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 a sample plan and is intended to be a guide. Your specific plan may differ based on your Math and English placement and/or transfer credits applied. You are encouraged to meet with an advisor and set up an individualized graduation plan in Wolverine Track

Milestone courses (pre-requisites for a course in one of the subsequent semesters) are marked in red and italicized.


Semester 1 Course Title Credit Hours

CS 1400 or ENGR 1030

Fundamentals of Programming or Engineering Programming

3
CHEM 1210 Principles of Chemistry I 4
Area Focus Elective 1
ENGL 1010 or ENGH 1005 Introduction to Academic Writing or  Literacies and Composition Across Context (5.0) 3
HH Any approved Humanities 3
PES 1097 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 2010 Intermediate Writing Academic Writing and Research 3
BB Any approved Biology 3
  Semester total: 16
Note: Pre-requisites are required to be taken. Please see the advisor.  
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
Note: *Pre-requisites are required to be taken. Please see the advisor.  
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/Behavioral Science 3
  Semester total: 16
  Degree total: 63

Department

Name:

Engineering

Location:

CS 425k

Telephone:

801-863-8373

Email:

engineering@uvu.edu

Web Address:

uvu.edu/engineering

Chair:

Afsaneh Minaie

 
 

Mission Statement

The Mission of the Engineering Department at Utah Valley University (UVU) is to provide a strong engineering foundation with a hands-on component to prepare professionally competent engineers of integrity who serve the engineering needs of the region and the globally interdependent community. The B.S. in Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering programs use the ABET’s Student Outcomes 1 through 7.

 
 

Engineering

  • Department Chair: Afsaneh Minaie
  • Telephone: 801-863-6391
  • Email:  minaieaf@uvu.edu
  • Advisors:
  • Staff:
  • Lab Manager/Instrctor, Electrical and Computer Engineering: Hossien Ghaibi
 
 

B.S. Civil Engineering

Civil Engineering Program

Civil engineering is the oldest engineering discipline. The Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (BSCE) prepares graduates to apply mathematical and scientific principles to the design and supervision of infrastructure components including buildings, roads, bridges, dams, tunnels, mass transit systems, and airports. Civil engineers are also involved in environmental studies and the design and supervision of municipal water supplies and sewage systems.

The BSCE provides combined classroom and laboratory components and prepares students to work for local, state, and federal governments, as consultants, construction supervisors, city engineers, and public utility and transportation agencies. The program also prepares students for further studies at the graduate level should they decide to do so.

 
 

B.S. Computer Engineering

  • Program Coordinator:
  • Reza Kamali-Sarvestani
  • Telephone: 801-863-8978
  • Email:  reza.kamali@uvu.edu
  •  

Computer Engineering Program

Computer Engineering encompasses the science and technology of design, construction, implementation, testing, and maintenance of integrated software and hardware components of modern computing systems and computer–controlled equipment (cell phones, video games, laptops).

The BSCE provides combined classroom and laboratory components and prepares students to work for local, state, and federal governments, as consultants, construction supervisors, city engineers, and public utility and transportation agencies. The program also prepares students for further studies at the graduate level should they decide to do so.

Accreditation

The BS in Computer Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET (www.abet.org).  ABET accreditation provides assurance that programs meet the quality standards of the profession.  Many employers seek students from ABET accredited programs.  

 
 

B.S. Electrical Engineering

  • Program Coordinator:
  • Mohammad A.S. Masoum
  • Telephone: 801-863-8949
  • Email:  mmasoum@uvu.edu
  •  

Electrical Engineering Program

A Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (EE) provides a broad foundation in electrical engineering through combined classroom and laboratory work and prepares students for entering the profession of electrical engineering as well as further study at the graduate level. The core courses will provide students with a strong background in mathematics, physical science, and fundamentals of engineering.

 
 

B.S. Mechanical Engineering

  • Program Coordinator:
  • Sean Tolman
  • Telephone: 801-863-5417
  • Email:  stolman@uvu.edu

Mechanical Engineering Program

Mechanical engineering, which has evolved over the years as new technologies have emerged, is one of the broadest engineering disciplines. The Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (BSME) prepares graduates to apply mathematical and scientific principles to the design, development, testing, and manufacturing of machines, robots, tools, biomedical devices, power generating equipment such as steam and gas turbines, wind turbines, solar systems, internal combustion engines, and heating, cooling, and refrigeration equipment.

The BSME provides combined classroom and laboratory components and will prepare students to work for local, state, and federal governments; biomedical and aerospace fields; manufacturing sectors; consulting firms; transportation industry; and high tech and energy sectors. The program will also prepare students for further studies at the graduate level should they decide to do so.

 
 

A.S., APE Pre-Engineering

  • Program Coordinator:
  • Masood Amin
  • Telephone: 801-863-8805
  • Email:  aminma@uvu.edu

Pre-Engineering Program

The pre-engineering program at UVU has been created to prepare students to continue their education in many engineering disciplines. Students may continue into one of the baccalaureate engineering programs at UVU or transfer to another university. With adequate planning, pre-engineering coursework completed at UVU will transfer to any Utah university offering engineering degrees.

The Pre-engineering program of study will vary markedly from student to student depending on several factors including: high school preparation, engineering discipline of interest, and the intended baccalaureate program. The pre-engineering advisor will consider these factors when designing a program to fit the needs of each individual student. It is therefore important that pre-engineering students consult with the pre-engineering advisor concerning classes appropriate for their educational experience at UVU.

Students can choose from two degree plans. The Associate in Pre-Engineering (APE) degree and Associate of Science (AS) in Pre-Engineering degree. The APE degree is comprised of 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. In this program students can choose one of three emphases in engineering, Biological and Chemical, Civil and Mechanical, Computer and Electrical. For the AS degree students can take appropriate general education courses and carefully choose elective courses related to the engineering discipline they are going to pursue. 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

Masood Amin(1997)

Associate Professor

Department: Engineering
Faculty



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

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Amanda Bordelon(2018)

Assistant Professor

Department: Engineering
Faculty



B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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James Cox(2009)

Associate Professor

Department: Construction Technologies
Faculty

Department: Engineering
Faculty

A.S., Physics, Carbon Jr. College; Bachelor of Engineering Science in Civil Engineering, Mathematics, M.E., Transportation, Brigham Young University; Ph.D., Transportation, University of Utah.

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Thomas  Hales(2018)

Assistant Professor

Department: Engineering
Faculty



B.S., Computer Science, Weber State University, B.S., Civil & Environmental Engineering, Utah State University, M.S., Ph.D., Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Utah.

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Matthew Jensen(2019)

Assistant Professor

Department: Engineering
Faculty



B.Sc., Mechanical Engineering, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, PhD, Mechanical Engineering, Clemson University,

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Mohammad  Masoum(2018)

Associate Professor

Department: Engineering
Faculty



B.S., Electrical and Computer Engineering, M.S., Electrical and Computer Engineering, Ph.D., Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Colorado.

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Afsaneh Minaie(2001)

Professor

Department: Engineering
Department Chair, Faculty



B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, University of Oklahoma.

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Ehsan Rohani(2018)

Assistant Professor

Department: Engineering
Faculty



B.S., Electronic Engineering, Tehran Polytechnic, M.S., Electronic Engineering, University of Tehran, Ph.D., Computer Engineering, Texas A&M University.

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Abdennour Seibi(2019)

Associate Professor

Department: Engineering
Faculty



B.Sc., Mechanical Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, M.Sc., Engineering Science and Mechanics, Pennsylvania State University, PhD, Engineering Science and Mechanics, Pennsylvania State University,

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Mohammad Shekaramiz(2019)

Lecturer

Department: Engineering
Faculty



BSc, Elecgtrical Engineering, Yazd University, Iran, MSc, Electrical Engineering, Isfahan University of Technology, PhD, Electrical Engineering, Utah State University,

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Sean Tolman(2011)

Associate Professor

Department: Engineering
Faculty



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

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Bennington Willardson(2019)

Assistant Professor

Department: Engineering
Faculty



BS, Civil & Environmental Engineering, Utah State University, MS, Civil and Environmental Engineeringq, Utah State University, PhD, Water Resources Engineering, University of Southern California,

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