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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

CHANGES IN THE COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING CHAPTER OF
THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 1998-2000


Neal E. Armstrong, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the College of Engineering, filed with the secretary of the Faculty Council the proposal below for changes in the College of Engineering chapter of The University of Texas at Austin Undergraduate Catalog, 1998-2000. The changes were approved by the faculty and the dean of the College of Engineering on September 27, 1999. The edited proposal was received from the Office of Official Publications on November 16, 1999. The secretary has classified this proposal as legislation of exclusive application and primary interest to a single college or school.

If no objection is filed with the Office of the General Faculty by the date specified below, the legislation will be held to have been approved by the Faculty Council. If objection is filed within the prescribed period, the legislation will be presented to the Faculty Council at its next meeting. The objection, with reasons, must be signed by a member of the Faculty Council.

To be counted, a protest must be received in the Office of the General Faculty by December 17, 1999.



<signed>

John R. Durbin, Secretary
The Faculty Council



This legislation was posted on the Faculty Council web site (http://www.utexas.edu/faculty/council/) on December 2, 1999. Paper copies are available on request from the Office of the General Faculty, FAC 22, F9500. This document was revised after the date of circulation as indicated in the footnote on D 144.


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CHANGES IN THE COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING CHAPTER OF
THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 1998-2000


The changes set forth below are proposed for the College of Engineering in The Undergraduate Catalog, 2000-2002, of The University of Texas at Austin


  1. On page 141 of The Undergraduate Catalog, 1998-2000, under BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN AEROSPACE ENGINEERING, please make the following changes:




COURSES
SEMESTER
HOURS


Basic Sequence Courses
Aerospace Engineering 201, 102, 211, Chemistry 301, Engineering
Mechanics [306S] 306, 311M, 319, English 306, 316K, Mathematics 408C,
408D, 427K, 427L, Mechanical Engineering 210, Physics 303K, 303L,
103M, 103N
Major Sequence Courses

Aerospace Engineering 320, 120K, 221K, 121M, 324L, 330M, 340, 463Q, 365,
366K, 367K, 167M, 369K, 370L, 376K
Approved communication elective (Civil Engineering 333T or another
course approved by the department)
Technical area courses
Approved technical electives

Other Required Courses

Electrical Engineering 331K, Mechanical Engineering 326
American government, including Texas government
American history
Approved social science elective
Approved fine arts or humanities elective

MINIMUM REQUIRED


 

 
 
 
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  1. On pages 144 through 145 of The Undergraduate Catalog, 1998-2000, under BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN ARCHITECTURAL ENGINEERING, please make the following changes (which include footnote number 1):



COURSES
SEMESTER
HOURS

Basic Sequence Courses

Architectural Engineering 102, 217, Chemistry 301, Civil Engineering 311K, 311S,
314K, Engineering Mechanics [306S] 306, 319, English 306, [316K,] Mathematics
Mathematics 408C, 408D, 427K, Physics 303K, 303L, 103M, 103N

Major Sequence Courses

Architectural Engineering 320K, 320L, 323K, 335, 346N, 362L, 465, 366, Civil
Engineering 319F, 329, 331, 333T, 335, 357
Approved technical electives



 
 
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Other Required Courses

Electrical Engineering 331, English 316K, Geological Sciences 312K,
Mechanical Engineering 320
American government, including Texas government
American history
Approved architectural history elective1
Approved social science elective
Approved mathematics/science elective

MINIMUM REQUIRED




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  1. For architectural engineering majors, this course fulfills the fine arts or humanities elective requirement that is included in all engineering degree plans. Lists of approved electives are available in the departmental undergraduate office.

AREA II, CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING AND PROJECT MANAGEMENT

Construction engineering and project management integrates the technical education of engineering with the financial, legal, and administrative skills required for business management. The expected growth of construction volume and the increasing complexity of projects should provide engineering management career opportunities with construction companies, construction management consultants, government agencies, educational institutions, material suppliers, real estate firms, and others.

Architectural Engineering 350, Advanced CAD Procedures
Architectural Engineering 358, Construction Cost Estimating
Civil Engineering 352, Civil Engineering Measurements
Mechanical Engineering 366L, Operations Research Models


  1. On pages 152 through 153 of The Undergraduate Catalog, 1998-2000, under BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN CIVIL ENGINEERING, please make the following changes:


 



COURSES
SEMESTER
HOURS

Basic Sequence Courses

Chemistry 301, 302, Civil Engineering 301, 311K, 311S, 314K, 319F, Engineering
Mechanics [306S] 306, 311, 319, English 306, [316K,] Mathematics 408C, 408D,
Mechanical Engineering 210,
Physics 303K, 303L, 103M, 103N

Major Sequence Courses

Base level courses: Architectural Engineering 323K, Civil Engineering 321, 329,
341, 356, 357
Civil Engineering 333T
Level I electives
Level II elective

Other Required Courses

Electrical Engineering 331, English 316K, Mathematics 427K,
Mechanical Engineering 320
American government, including Texas government






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American history
Approved fine arts or humanities elective
Approved social science elective
[Approved technical elective]
[Approved natural science elective]
Approved mathematics/science elective

MINIMUM REQUIRED

6
3
3
3
3
3

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LEVEL I ELECTIVES

Construction Engineering and Project Management

Architectural Engineering 350, Advanced CAD Procedures
Architectural Engineering 358, Construction Cost Estimating
Architectural Engineering 366, Contracts, Liability, and Ethics
Civil Engineering 352, Civil Engineering Measurements


  1. On pages 147 through 149 of The Undergraduate Catalog, 1998-2000, under BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN CHEMICAL ENGINEERING, please make the following changes (which include footnote number 2):




COURSES
SEMESTER
HOURS


Basic Sequence Courses

Chemical Engineering 317, Chemistry 302, 204, 618A, 118K,
English 306, Mathematics 408C, 408D, 427K,
Mechanical Engineering 210, Physics 303K, 303L, 103M, 103N

Major Sequence Courses

Chemical Engineering 322, 333T, 448, 350, 353, 353M, 354, 360, 363,
264, 372, 473K
Approved area electives in chemical engineering

Other Required Courses

Chemistry 618B, 118L, 353, 153K, Electrical Engineering 331 or 331K,2
Engineering Mechanics 314 or [306S] 306, English 316K
Chemistry elective chosen from Chemistry 431, 354 and 154K,
354L and 154K, 455
Approved [mathematics or chemistry elective] advanced mathematics, physics, chemistry, or biology elective
American government, including Texas government
American history
Approved fine arts or humanities elective
Approved social science elective
Approved area electives



MINIMUM REQUIRED





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  1. A student who chooses electrical engineering courses from technical area option I or III as area electives is advised to take Electrical Engineering 331K.


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AREA I, PROCESS ANALYSIS AND CONTROL

The chemical process industry is one of the most advanced in the applications of modern control techniques and computer technology. These rapidly developing techniques are of great utility to the practicing engineer.

Chemical Engineering 342, Chemical Engineering Economics and Business Analysis
Chemical Engineering 356, Optimization: Theory and Practice
Chemical Engineering 376K, Process Evaluation and Quality Control
Electrical Engineering 370K, Computer Control Systems
Electrical Engineering 379K, Topic: Statistical Quality Control
Mechanical Engineering 335, Probability and Statistics for Engineers
Mechanical Engineering 348, Introduction to Mechatronics II
Mechanical Engineering 366L, Operations Research Models
Upper-division mathematics course

AREA IV, ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING

Chemical engineers are uniquely qualified to contribute to the solution of environmental problems and to design processes and products that minimize environmental hazards.

[Biology 302, Cellular and Molecular Biology]
[Biology 304, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology]
Biology 211, Introductory Biology: Cell Biology
Biology 212, Introductory Biology: Genetics and Evolution
Biology 213, Introductory Biology: Diversity and Ecology
Biology 214, Introductory Biology: Structure and Function of Organisms
Biology 226R, General Microbiology: Microbial Cell Structure and Genetics

Genetics Biology 226S, General Microbiology: Microbial Physiology and Ecology
Biology 339, Metabolism and Biochemistry of Microorganisms
Chemical Engineering 339, Introduction to Biochemical Engineering
Chemical Engineering 341, Design for Environment
Chemical Engineering 357, Technology and Its Impact on the Environment
Chemical Engineering 376K, Process Evaluation and Quality Control
[Chemical Engineering 379, Topic 1: Design for Environment]
Civil Engineering 341, Introduction to Environmental Engineering
Civil Engineering 342, Water and Wastewater Treatment Engineering
Civil Engineering 346K, Hazardous Waste Management
Civil Engineering 364, Design of Wastewater and Water Treatment Facilities
Civil Engineering 369L, Air Pollution Engineering
Civil Engineering 370K, Environmental Sampling and Analysis
[Microbiology 319, General Microbiology, and 119K, General Microbiology Laboratory]
[Microbiology 362, Metabolism and Biochemistry of Microorganisms]

AREA V, PROCESS ENGINEERING

The design and operation of processes is a major function of chemical engineers that is essential to any successful product. Competence in design, economics, fault detection, optimization, control, and simulation is essential.

Architectural Engineering 323K, Project Management and Economics
Chemical Engineering 340, Product and Process Development
Chemical Engineering 341, Design for Environment
Chemical Engineering 342, Chemical Engineering Economics and Business Analysis


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Chemical Engineering 355, Introduction to Polymer Engineering
Chemical Engineering 356, Optimization: Theory and Practice
Chemical Engineering 357, Technology and Its Impact on the Environment
Chemical Engineering 363K, Polymer Processing
Chemical Engineering 376K, Process Evaluation and Quality Control
[Chemical Engineering 379, Topic 1: Design for Environment]
Mechanical Engineering 335, Probability and Statistics for Engineers
Mechanical Engineering 353, Engineering Economic Analysis

AREA VI, PRODUCT ENGINEERING

Chemical engineers are frequently involved in the development of new consumer and specialty products, an assignment that requires not only technical skills but also an understanding of the principles of successful marketing and quality control.

Chemical Engineering 340, Product and Process Development
Chemical Engineering 341, Design for Environment
Chemical Engineering 342, Chemical Engineering Economics and Business Analysis
Chemical Engineering 355, Introduction to Polymer Engineering
Chemical Engineering 357, Technology and Its Impact on the Environment
Chemical Engineering 363K, Polymer Processing
Chemical Engineering 376K, Process Evaluation and Quality Control
[Chemical Engineering 379, Topic 1: Design for Environment]
International Business 378, International Business Operations
Marketing 320F, Foundations of Marketing
Marketing 460, Information and Analysis
Mechanical Engineering 335, Probability and Statistics for Engineers
Mechanical Engineering 353, Engineering Economic Analysis

AREA VII, BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING AND PREMEDICAL/PREDENTAL PROGRAM

The biomedical option is designed for students who have an interest in the life sciences in addition to the physical sciences, mathematics, and engineering. Courses included under this plan are applicable to the entrance requirements for most medical schools, dental schools, and graduate programs in biomedical engineering. For additional information, see the departmental biomedical adviser.

[Biology 302, Cellular and Molecular Biology]
[Biology 303, Structure and Function of Organisms]
Biology 211, Introductory Biology: Cell Biology, and 212, Introductory Biology: Genetics and Evolution
Biology 213, Introductory Biology: Diversity and Ecology, and 214, Introductory Biology: Structure and Function of Organisms

Biology 320, Cell Biology
Biology 325, Genetics

Biology 226R, General Microbiology: Microbial Cell Structure and Genetics, and 226S, General Microbiology: Microbial Physiology and Ecology
Biology 365R, Vertebrate Physiology I
Biology 365S, Vertebrate Physiology II
Chemical Engineering 339, Introduction to Biochemical Engineering
Chemical Engineering 355, Introduction to Polymer Engineering
Chemical Engineering 376K, Process Evaluation and Quality Control
Chemical Engineering 379, Topic: Cell and Tissue Engineering
Chemistry 339K, Biochemistry I



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Electrical Engineering 374K, Biomedical Electronics
Mechanical Engineering 354, Biomedical Engineering
[Microbiology 319, General Microbiology, and 119K, General Microbiology Laboratory]
[Zoology 320, Cell Biology]
[Zoology 325, Genetics]
[Zoology 365L, Vertebrate Physiology]
[Zoology 365N, Vertebrate Physiology]

AREA VIII, BIOTECHNOLOGY

The discoveries in the biological sciences that placed large areas of these sciences on a molecular basis provide great potential for new products to improve living standards and health. Those with proper training in the basics of chemical engineering and in application techniques will make major contributions to commercial development of such products.

[Biology 302, Cellular and Molecular Biology]
Biology 211, Introductory Biology: Cell Biology, and 212, Introductory Biology: Genetics and Evolution
Biology 213, Introductory Biology: Diversity and Ecology, and 214, Introductory Biology: Structure and Function of Organisms
Biology 325, Genetics
Biology 226R, General Microbiology: Microbial Cell Structure and Genetics, and 226S, General Microbiology: Microbial Physiology and Ecology

Chemical Engineering 339, Introduction to Biochemical Engineering
Chemical Engineering 355, Introduction to Polymer Engineering
Chemical Engineering 357, Technology and Its Impact on the Environment
Chemical Engineering 376K, Process Evaluation and Quality Control
Chemical Engineering 379, Topic: Cell and Tissue Engineering
Chemistry 339K, Biochemistry I
Chemistry 339L, Biochemistry II
Chemistry 370, Physical Methods for Biochemistry
[Microbiology 319, General Microbiology, and 119K, General Microbiology Laboratory]


  1. On pages 155 through 158 of The Undergraduate Catalog, 1998-2000, under BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING, please make the following changes:



ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING CURRICULUM


COURSES
SEMESTER
HOURS

Basic Sequence Courses

Chemistry 301, Electrical Engineering 302, 411, 312, 313, 316, 319K,
English 306, 316K, Mathematics 408C, 408D, 427K, 340L,
Physics 303K, 303L, 103M, 103N

Major Sequence Courses

Electrical Engineering 321, 321K or 345M or 345S, 325, 333T, 338, 338K, 339,
351K, 155, 362K, 464K, Physics 355, approved technical electives
(15 hours)

Other Required Courses

American government, including Texas government
American history


 


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Approved fine arts or humanities elective
Approved social science elective
Engineering science elective
[Free] Approved electives

MINIMUM REQUIRED

3
3
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6

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COMPUTER ENGINEERING CURRICULUM


COURSES
SEMESTER
HOURS

Basic Sequence Courses

Chemistry 301, Electrical Engineering 302, 411, 312, 313, 316, 319K, English 306,
316K, Mathematics 408C, 408D, 427K,
Mathematics 325K or Philosophy 313K,
Physics 303K, 303L, 103M, 103N

Major Sequence Courses

Electrical Engineering 321, 321K or 345M or 345S, 325, 333T,
338, 338K, 339, 351K, 155, 360C, 360N, 464K,
Electrical Engineering 360P or Computer Sciences 372, Physics 355,
approved technical electives (12 hours)

Other Required Courses

American government, including Texas government
American history
Approved fine arts or humanities elective
Approved social science elective
Engineering science elective
[Free] Approved elective


MINIMUM REQUIRED


 



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TECHNICAL AREA OPTIONS

Students must select at least three courses from a technical area. Students who intend to satisfy the additional requirements of the accredited computer engineering program must select courses from the computer engineering technical area

AREA I, BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING

There are two distinct paths that students may take in the biomedical engineering technical area. One option is designed for premedical, preveterinary, and predental students; it contains many of the chemistry and life science courses required for admission to medical school. The other option, for students interested in the application of engineering to medicine, is designed to serve as a foundation for graduate study in biomedical engineering.
Premedical, preveterinary, and predental option. Students pursuing this option [must] should have a grade point average of at least 3.00 at the end of the sophomore year. To fulfill the technical area requirements of this option, a student should complete Electrical Engineering 374K and 374L. In addition, twelve semester hours of [biological science] biology and sixteen semester hours of chemistry, including all of the following, are generally required for medical school application.

[Biology 302, Cellular and Molecular Biology]
[Biology 303, Structure and Function of Organisms]
Biology 211, Introductory Biology: Cell Biology


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Biology 212, Introductory Biology: Genetics and Evolution
Biology 213, Introductory Biology: Diversity and Ecology
Biology 214, Introductory Biology: Structure and Function of Organisms
Chemistry 302, Principles of Chemistry II
Chemistry 204, Introduction to Chemical Practice
Chemistry 610A, Organic Chemistry; 610B, Organic Chemistry; and 210C, Organic Chemistry Laboratory
A sample four-year program is available that illustrates how electives can be used to fulfill all of the premedical requirements.
Biomedical engineering option
One of the following:

Electrical Engineering 325K, Antennas and Wireless Propagation
Electrical Engineering 345L, Microprocessor Applications and Organization[, or]
Electrical Engineering 347, Modern Optics

Electrical Engineering 351M, Digital Signal Processing
Mechanical Engineering 354, Biomedical Engineering

Electrical Engineering 363N, Engineering Acoustics
Electrical Engineering 374K, Biomedical Electronics
Electrical Engineering 374L, Applications of Biomedical Engineering

AREA II, COMPUTER ENGINEERING

The student must take three courses from the following list, including at least one course from group 1 and at least one course from group 2.

Group 1

Electrical Engineering 332, Computer Graphics
Electrical Engineering 345L, Microprocessor Applications and Organization
Electrical Engineering 345S, Real-Time Digital Signal Processing Laboratory
Electrical Engineering 360P, Operating Systems
[Electrical Engineering 379K, Topic 17: Real-Time Digital Signal Processing Laboratory]
An advanced course that emphasizes programming

Group 2

Electrical Engineering 345M, Microcomputer Interfacing Laboratory
Electrical Engineering 360M, Digital Systems Engineering II
Electrical Engineering 360R, Computer-Aided Integrated Circuit Design
Electrical Engineering 360S, Digital Integrated Circuit Design
Electrical Engineering 362K, Introduction to Automatic Control
Electrical Engineering 379K, Topic 14: Telecommunication Networks



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AREA IV, ELECTROMAGNETIC ENGINEERING

Electrical Engineering 325K, Antennas and Wireless Propagation
Electrical Engineering 347, Modern Optics
Electrical Engineering 348, Laser and Optical Engineering
Electrical Engineering 363M, Microwave and Radio Frequency Engineering
Electrical Engineering 363N, Engineering Acoustics

AREA V, ELECTRONIC MATERIALS, [AND] ELECTRONIC DEVICES, AND
INTEGRATED ELECTRONICS


[Students must complete Electrical Engineering 440, Microelectronics Fabrication Techniques, and at least two courses from the following list:]
Electrical Engineering 325K, Antennas and Wireless Propagation
Electrical Engineering [334K, Theory of Engineering Materials] 338L, Analog Integrated Circuit Design
Electrical Engineering 440, Microelectronics Fabrication Techniques
Electrical Engineering 347, Modern Optics
Electrical Engineering 348, Laser and Optical Engineering
Electrical Engineering 360R, Computer-Aided Integrated Circuit Design
Electrical Engineering 360S, Digital Integrated Circuit Design

[AREA VI, INTEGRATED ELECTRONICS]

[Electrical Engineering 338L, Analog Integrated Circuit Design]
[Electrical Engineering 440, Microelectronics Fabrication Techniques]
[Electrical Engineering 360K, Communication Electronics]
[Electrical Engineering 360R, Computer-Aided Integrated Circuit Design]
[Electrical Engineering 360S, Digital Integrated Circuit Design]


AREA [VII] VI, MANAGEMENT AND PRODUCTION

Electrical Engineering 366, Engineering Economics I
Electrical Engineering 366K, Engineering Economics II
Electrical Engineering 366L, Statistics for Manufacturing
Electrical Engineering 370L, Introduction to Manufacturing Systems Automation
Mechanical Engineering 366L, Operations Research Models

AREA [VIII] VII, POWER SYSTEMS AND ENERGY CONVERSION

Students must complete Electrical Engineering 369, Power Systems Engineering, and at least two courses from the following list:

Electrical Engineering 341, Electromechanical Systems I
Electrical Engineering 362L, Power Electronics
Electrical Engineering 368, Electrical Power Transmission and Distribution
Electrical Engineering 379K, Topic: Electricity Markets, Trading, and Transmission

AREA [IX] VIII, SOFTWARE ENGINEERING

Students must complete Electrical Engineering 360C, Data Structures in C++, and at least three courses from the following list. The student should take Electrical Engineering 360C during his or her first semester in the major sequence.


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Computer Sciences 345, Programming Languages
Computer Sciences 347, Data Management
Electrical Engineering 360E, Computer Fundamentals
Electrical Engineering 360F, Software Engineering Processes
Electrical Engineering 360P, Operating Systems

AREA [X] IX, TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND SIGNAL PROCESSING

Students must complete three courses from the following list, including at least one course from each group.

Group 1

Electrical Engineering 351M, Digital Signal Processing
Electrical Engineering 345S, Real-Time Digital Signal Processing Laboratory
Electrical Engineering 371R, Digital Image Processing
[Electrical Engineering 379K, Topic 17: Real-Time Digital Signal Processing Laboratory]

Group 2

Electrical Engineering 360K, Communications Electronics
Electrical Engineering 371M, Communications Systems
Electrical Engineering 379K, Topic 14: Telecommunication Networks
Electrical Engineering 379K, Topic 18: Distributed Information System Security
Electrical Engineering 379K, Topic 19: Network Engineering

  1. On pages 162 of The Undergraduate Catalog, 1998-2000, under BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN GEOSYSTEMS ENGINEERING AND HYDROGEOLOGY, please make the following changes:

COURSES
SEMESTER
HOURS

Basic Sequence Courses

Chemistry 301, 302, [Civil Engineering 319F,] Engineering Mechanics [306S] 306,
English 306, Geological Sciences 312K, 416K, 416M, 420K, Mathematics 408C,
408D, 427K, Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering 310, 312, 333T,
Physics 303K, 303L, 103M, 103N

Major Sequence Courses

English 316K, Geological Sciences 428, 468K, 476K, 376L, 376M, 376S,
Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering 421K, 322K, 424, 326, 323, 331,
337, 365, 368, 370, 373K, 373
[Approved environmental engineering technical elective]

Other Required Courses

American government, including Texas government
American history
Approved fine arts or humanities elective
Approved social science elective

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  1. On pages 165 through 167 of The Undergraduate Catalog, 1998-2000, under BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING, please make the following changes:



COURSES
SEMESTER
HOURS

Basic Sequence Courses

Chemistry 301, Engineering Mechanics [306S] 306, English 306,
Mathematics 408C, 408D, 427K, Mechanical Engineering 302, [204,]
205, 311, 324, 326, Physics 303K, 303L, 103M, 103N

Major Sequence Courses

Mechanical Engineering [318, 324, 330,] 333T, [334, 134L,] 335, 336,
136L, 338, 339, 242L, 343, 344, 244L, 353, 366J, 466K
Approved technical area electives

Other Required Courses

Electrical Engineering 331K, Engineering Mechanics 319, English 316K,
Mechanical Engineering 111L, 218, 330
American government, including Texas government
American history
Approved fine arts or humanities elective
3 Approved mathematics elective
Approved natural science or mathematics elective
Approved social science elective

MINIMUM REQUIRED


 


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TECHNICAL AREA OPTIONS

Each student must choose one of the technical area options described below. Those who wish to develop some specialization within mechanical engineering should choose the option from areas I through VI; those who wish to obtain a broader background should choose area VII, general mechanical engineering.

AREA I, BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING

There are many areas of biotechnology in which mechanical engineers play an important role. These include biomaterials, biomechanics, fluid flow, heat transfer, mechanical design, nuclear science, and systems analysis. This option also can be tailored to provide a background for professional education in medicine or dentistry or for advanced study in biomedical engineering. Mechanical Engineering 354 and 354M are required in this option.

Mechanical Engineering 337D, Radiation and Radiation Protection
Mechanical Engineering 354, Biomedical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering 354M, Biomechanics of Human Movement
Mechanical Engineering 177K, Projects in Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering 179M, 279M, or 379M, Topics in Mechanical Engineering (approved topics related to biomedical engineering). More than one topic may be counted as an area elective.
Mechanical Engineering 379N, [Noise and Vibration Control] Engineering Acoustics Approved biomedical engineering elective, approved natural science elective, or Mechanical Engineering 325L, Cooperative Engineering (a maximum of one course)


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AREA II, MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING

Many current mechanical engineering applications and designs are restricted because of limitations imposed by materials properties and by the availability of materials. This option allows students to obtain the BSME with a concentration in materials science and engineering and also provides the basis for pursuing advanced study in this field.

Mechanical Engineering 347, Processing of Materials
Mechanical Engineering 349, Corrosion Engineering
Mechanical Engineering 259, Materials Selection
Mechanical Engineering 3260K, [Introduction to Phase Transformations] Metallurgy of Engineering Alloys
Mechanical Engineering 261M, 361M, [Introduction to] Materials Thermodynamics [of Materials]
Mechanical Engineering 378C, Ceramic Engineering
Mechanical Engineering 378K, Mechanical Behavior of Materials
Mechanical Engineering 378P, Properties and Applications of Polymers
Mechanical Engineering 378S, Structural Ceramics
Mechanical Engineering 179M, 279M, or 379M, Topics in Mechanical Engineering (approved topics related to materials science and engineering). More than one topic may be counted as an area elective.
Supporting elective (one course chosen from the list on page 167)

AREA III, MECHANICAL SYSTEMS AND DESIGN

This option focuses on a number of topics related to mechanical systems and design. Courses are available to support study in analysis and design of control systems, machine design, manufacturing, robotics and automation, electromechanical devices, design methodology, and computer-aided design.

Mechanical Engineering 335M, Electric Machinery and Magnetic Devices
Mechanical Engineering [348] 348C, Introduction to Mechatronics I
Mechanical Engineering 348D, Introduction to Mechatronics II
Mechanical Engineering 350, Machine Tool Operations for Engineers
Mechanical Engineering 352K, Engineering Computer Graphics
Mechanical Engineering 355K, Fundamentals of Engineering Vibrations
Mechanical Engineering 364L, Automatic Control System Design
Mechanical Engineering 365K, Finite Element Method
Mechanical Engineering 365L, Industrial Design for Production
Mechanical Engineering 368J, Computer-Aided Design
Mechanical Engineering 372J, Robotics and Automation
Mechanical Engineering 372M, Mechanism Design
Mechanical Engineering 372N, Design of Smart Mechanisms
Mechanical Engineering 179M, 279M, or 379M, Topics in Mechanical Engineering (approved topics related to mechanical systems and design). More than one topic may be counted as an area elective.
Mechanical Engineering 379N, [Noise and Vibration Control] Engineering Acoustics
Supporting elective (one course chosen from the list on page 167)

AREA IV, NUCLEAR AND RADIATION ENGINEERING

Engineers with a background in nuclear and radiation engineering find opportunities providing electrical power in safe, efficient, and environmentally benign ways for commercial or defense purposes; extending nuclear reactor plant life, in materials analysis; developing new ways of producing and using radioisotopes in medical physics for organ imaging or cancer therapy; developing new industrial applications for neutron or gamma-ray radiation use; and developing long-term strategies for radioactive waste disposal.

Students may take either of the following options.


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Option 1: Nuclear Engineering

Mechanical Engineering 337C, Introduction to Nuclear Power Systems
Mechanical Engineering 361E, Nuclear Reactor Engineering
Mechanical Engineering 361G, Nuclear Reactor Operations and Control
Mechanical Engineering 177K, Projects in Mechanical Engineering (topics in nuclear and radiation engineering)
Mechanical Engineering 179M, 279M, or 379M, Topics in Mechanical Engineering (approved topics related to nuclear and radiation engineering). More than one topic may be counted as an area elective.

Option 2: Radiation Engineering

Mechanical Engineering 337D, Radiation and Radiation Protection
Mechanical Engineering 337E, Radioactive Waste Management
Mechanical Engineering 361F, Radiation and Radiation Protection Laboratory
Mechanical Engineering 177K, Projects in Mechanical Engineering (topics in nuclear and radiation engineering)
Mechanical Engineering 179M, 279M, or 379M, Topics in Mechanical Engineering (approved topics related to nuclear and radiation engineering). More than one topic may be counted as an area elective.

AREA V, OPERATIONS RESEARCH AND INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING

Todayƍs industrial planners and technical managers commonly use quantitative decision-making techniques. This option melds traditional industrial engineering and its modern outgrowth, operations research. Emphasis is on mathematical modeling, applied statistics, and the use of the computer to assist the decision maker. Students electing this option are expected to take at least nine hours of technical area electives from the following list.

Mechanical Engineering 366L, Operations Research Models
Mechanical Engineering 366M, Operations Research Methods
Mechanical Engineering 367S, Simulation Modeling
Mechanical Engineering 373K, Basic Industrial Engineering
Mechanical Engineering 375K, Production Engineering Management
Mechanical Engineering 179M, 279M, or 379M, Topics in Mechanical Engineering (approved topics related to operations research and industrial engineering). More than one topic may be counted as an area elective.
Mechanical Engineering 325L, Cooperative Engineering

AREA VI, THERMAL/FLUID SYSTEMS

A traditional field of mechanical engineering is the design and manufacture of systems for the production, transmission, storage, and use of energy. This option emphasizes study in thermodynamics, heat transfer, fluid mechanics, thermal energy conversion, and thermal systems design.

Aerospace Engineering 362K, Compressible Fluid Mechanics
Mechanical Engineering 335M, Electric Machinery and Magnetic Devices
Mechanical Engineering 360L, Turbomachinery and Compressible Flow
Mechanical Engineering 360N, Intermediate Heat Transfer
Mechanical Engineering 263L, Energy Systems Laboratory
Mechanical Engineering 369L, Introduction to Computational Fluid Mechanics
Mechanical Engineering [374D] 374C, Combustion Engine Processes
Mechanical Engineering [274K] 274D, Automotive Engineering Laboratory
Mechanical Engineering 374L, Design of Thermal Systems
Mechanical Engineering 274R, Design of Air Conditioning Systems


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Mechanical Engineering 374S, Solar Energy Systems Design
Mechanical Engineering 179M, 279M, or 379M, Topics in Mechanical Engineering (approved topics related to thermal/fluid systems engineering). More than one topic may be counted as an area elective.
Mechanical Engineering 379N, Engineering Acoustics
Supporting elective (one course chosen from the list below)

AREA VII, GENERAL MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

This option allows a student to choose courses from any of the preceding six areas and from the supporting electives listed below. No more than one of the following supporting electives may be included without approval of the undergraduate advisor: Mechanical Engineering 325L, 371K, 277K, 377K.

SUPPORTING ELECTIVES

Mechanical Engineering 325L, Cooperative Engineering
Mechanical Engineering 371K, Legal Aspects of Engineering Practice
Mechanical Engineering 177K, 277K, or 377K, Projects in Mechanical Engineering
Students who choose their option program from areas I through VI may use one course in the other five of these areas as a supporting elective.


  1. On pages 170 through 171 of The Undergraduate Catalog, 1998-2000, under BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN PETROLEUM ENGINEERING, please make the following changes:




COURSES
SEMESTER
HOURS

Basic Sequence Courses

Chemistry 301, 302, Engineering Mechanics [306S] 306, English 306,
Geological Sciences 312K, 416M, Mathematics 408C, 408D, 427K,
Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering 102, 310, 312, 333T,
Physics 303K, 303L, 103M, 103N

Major Sequence Courses

Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering 421K, 322K, 323, 424, 326, 430, 331, 362,
365, 368, 373K, 373L
Approved technical area electives

Other Required Courses

English 316K
Engineering Mechanics 311, 319
Required technical area courses
American government, including Texas government
American history
Approved fine arts or humanities elective
Approved social science elective

MINIMUM REQUIRED






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TECHNICAL AREA OPTIONS

Before enrolling in the major sequence, each student must file a degree plan with the departmental undergraduate adviser for one of the technical area options described below. Each technical area option consists of three required courses and two elective courses. The selection of elective courses, from lists


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approved by the departmental faculty, is made with the advice and approval of the undergraduate adviser. Each student should plan a course of study that fulfills the prerequisites of each technical elective selected. Each student in Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering 373L is assigned a design project in his or her technical area.

AREA I, RESERVOIR ENGINEERING1

Reservoir engineers design and supervise projects to provide the maximum recovery of an underground resource. They determine the locations of wells, estimate the amount of the resource that can be recovered economically, and study the performance of reservoirs to determine methods of increasing recovery.

Geological Sciences 330K, Petroleum Geology: Basin and Trend Analysis
Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering 337, Introduction to Geostatistics
Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering 432, Geometry and Mechanics of Geological Structures
Two elective courses, for a total of at least six semester hours of credit, chosen from the following subjects.
The courses must be approved in advance by the departmental undergraduate adviser.
Advanced mathematics
Economic evaluation, finance, and project management
Formation evaluation
Geological science
Reservoir engineering


1 The following course was deleted at the request of the College of Engineering on April 27, 2000, in a memorandum to the Executive Vice President and Provost: Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering 370, Fundamentals of Subsurface Environmental Engineering