Academic Advising

Engineering Academic Planning

Undergraduate Engineering Degree Charts

IMPORTANT: These charts include the PREREQUISITE COURSES.

cs calculus

Select the major to view the degree chart:

Chemical Engineering (CHE)  Electrical Engineering (EE)
Civil Engineering (CVE) Electronics Engineering Technology (EET)
Computer Engineering (CE) Mechanical Engineering (MCE)
Computer Science (CS) Mechanical Engineering Technology (MET)
Undecided / Exploratory Major   

Info on Undergraduate Engineering Majors 

Chemical Engineering (CHE) Electrical Engineering (EE)
Civil Engineering (CVE) Electronics Engr Technology (EET)
Computer Engineering (CE) Mechanical Engineering (MCE)
Computer Science (CS) Mechanical Engr Technology (MET)

Chemical Engineering Major
  • Chemical Engineers apply the principles of chemistry, biology, physics, and math to solve problems that involve the use of fuel, drugs, food, and many other products.
  • Some chemical engineers are called process engineers and specialize in specific processes such as polymerization.
  • Other chemical engineers study in particular fields; for example, chemical engineers can study nano-materials, very small substances, as biological engineers, or biological medical engineering. 

(Information above taken from Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handlook. 2016-17 Edition)

Civil Engineering Major
  • Civil Engineers design, build and supervise infrastructure projects and systems. It is common that civil engineers split their time between an office and working in the office and working in the field.
  • Civil engineers can work at in the public or private sector working on roads, bridges, buildings, airport, tunnels, dams and systems for water supply.
  • Construction engineers manage construction sites for the completion of a specific project. Structural engineers design and assess major projects, such as buildings and bridges, for their safety, strength and durability. 

(Information above taken from Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handlook. 2016-17 Edition)

Computer Engineering Major
  • Computer Hardware engineers research, design, develop, and test computer systems and components such as processors, circuit boards, memory boards, networks and routers.
  • Computer network architects  design and build data communication networks including (LANs), wide area networks (WANs), and intranets.
  • Computer Systems analysts study an organization's current computer systems and procedures and design information systems solutions to help the organization operate more efficiently and effectively.
  • Computer and information research scientists invent and design new approaches to computing technology and find innovative uses for existing technology. 

(Information above taken from Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handlook. 2016-17 Edition)

Computer Science Major
  • Computer programmers write and test code that allows computer applications and software programs to function properly. They turn the program designs created by software developers and engineers into instructions that a computer can follow.
  • Software developers are the creative minds behind computer programs. They develop the applications that allow people to do specific tasks on a computer. 
  • Database administrators use specialized software to store and organize data, such as financial information. They make sure that data are available to users and are secure from unauthorized access. 
  • Information security analysts plan and carry out security measures to protect an organization’s computer networks and systems. Web developers design and create websites. They are responsible for the look of the site.
  • They are also responsible for the site’s technical aspects, such as its performance and capacity, which are measures of a website’s speed and how much traffic the site can handle.

(Information above taken from Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handlook. 2016-17 Edition)

Electrical Engineering Major
  • Electrical engineers design, develop, test, and supervise the manufacturing of electrical department. such as electric motors, radar and navigation systems, communications systems, and power generation equipment.
  • Electrical engineers also design and develop electronic equipment, such as broadcast and communications systems—from portable music players to global positioning systems (GPSs). 

(Information above taken from Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handlook. 2016-17 Edition)

Electronics Engineering Technology Major 
  • Electrical/Electronics Engineering Technology design and develop computers, communications equipment, medical monitoring equipment, navigational equipment, and other electrical/electronic equipment.
  • Generally, they also install and monitor pieces of electrical control systems and equipment. It is common for electrical/electronic engineering technicians to read blueprints, schematic drawings, and engineering instructions when incorporating electrical/electronic devices. 
  • Employment for electrical/electronic engineering technicians is expected to grow rapidly in the next five years. 

(Information above taken from Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handlook. 2016-17 Edition)

Mechanical Engineering Major
  • Mechanical engineers design, develop, build, and test mechanical and thermal sensors and devices. Mechanical engineering is one of the broadest disciplines, so there is room for exploration.
  • Mechanical engineers use computers regularly to simulate different manufacturing processes and power-producing machines. Auto research engineers seek the improvement of cars specifically by analyzing current features.
  • Some auto research engineers also aerodynamics and new fuel sources. Robotic engineers plan, build, and maintain robots to perform everyday functions as well as rather advanced functions. 

(Information above taken from Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handlook. 2016-17 Edition)

Mechanical Engineering Technology Major
  • Mechanical Engineering Technologists design, develop, and test manufacturing machines and other devices in factories or research development labs. Generally, they make  rough sketches and layouts, analyze data, and report on findings.
  • Mechanical engineering technologists/technicians aid engineers in improving designs or incorporating new technology as cost effective as possible.
  • Other skills that they have are providing business estimates, such as labor costs or equipment lifetime, to engineers and company. 

(Information above taken from Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handlook. 2016-17 Edition)