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Each engineering degree program in the PMU College of Engineering will consist of a minimum of 139 semester credit hours in conformity to standards typical of American universities as specified in the report Defining Characteristics and Critical Path.

PROGRAM COMPONENTS

Each of the engineering degree programs offered within the College of Engineering will consist of five components.

Requirement Courses Credit Hours
General Education Courses in PMU core competencies, communications, Arabic Language and Islamic Studies, physical education, mathematics, laboratory science, and social and behavioral sciences. 60
Mathematics The engineering degree programs require 14 credit hours of Mathematics, and specify that the courses will be:
  • MATH 1422: Calculus I
    • MATH 1423: Calculus II
    • MATH 1324: Calculus III
    • MATH 2332: Differential Equations
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Natural and Physical Science The engineering degree programs require 12 credit hours of Natural and Physical Science, and specify that the courses will be:
  • CHEM 1421: Chemistry for Engineers I
  • PHYS 1421: Physics for Engineers I
  • PHYS 1422: Physics for Engineers II
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College RequirementsSeven courses totaling 19 credit hours that are common to all engineering degree programs in the College of Engineering. They represent a base of knowledge that is presumed for all engineers. The courses are designated with the prefix GEEN and include the following:
  • GEEN 1211: Introduction to Engineering
  • GEEN 2311: Statics and Dynamics of Rigid Bodies I
  • GEEN 2312: Introduction to Computing
  • GEEN 2313: Thermodynamics I
  • GEEN 2314: Circuits I
  • GEEN 3211: Engineering Economy
  • GEEN 2313: Introduction to Fluid Mechanics

These common engineering courses will be administered by the Dean of the College of Engineering. A specific department in the college will be named by the Dean to maintain and administer each GEEN course, and faculty will be assigned by the Dean to teach these classes depending on their expertise.
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Program RequirementsEach degree program will have unique course requirements that apply to the degree major and that also differentiate the program from other majors within the College.  
Electives Each degree program will identify the available electives and any constraints that will apply to the selection and scheduling of electives.  

CAPSTONE SERIES

The PMU Core Curriculum includes a series of three required assessment courses. The series begins in the sophomore year with ASSE 2111: Learning Outcome Assessment I and continues in the junior year with ASSE 3211: Learning Outcome Assessment II. The series culminates in the senior year with a final capstone design course, ASSE 4311: Learning Outcome Assessment III.

The engineering programs in the College of Engineering treat the final capstone course as a group of three engineering courses that will integrate conceptual material and practical experience in an environment of professional grade engineering design. For each of the majors, the engineering capstone course group will be structured as follows:

Civil Engineering:

  • GEEN 3211: Engineering Economy
  • CVEN 3312: Reinforced Concrete Design
  • ASSE 4311: Learning Outcome Assessment III

Electrical Engineering:

  • GEEN 3211: Engineering Economy
  • EEEN 4311: Design Methodology and Project Management
  • ASSE 4311: Learning Outcome Assessment III

Mechanical Engineering:

  • GEEN 3211: Engineering Economy
  • MEEN 3393: Mechanical Engineering Design III
  • ASSE 4311: Learning Outcome Assessment III

These three-course sequences focus on a systems approach to design that is consistent with the ABET accreditation requirements regarding engineering design.