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Engineering (BE)

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For students with special career plans that cannot be accommodated by the standard Engineering programs, the College offers the Bachelor of Engineering degree. In this program, students indicate a concentration and take a sequence of courses designated to their concentration. This is not an ABET accredited program, though it is accredited though the Higher Learning Commission. It is not intended for students planning on being licensed engineers in the U.S. The course requirements include a minimum of 126 credits.  A minimum of 30 total credits must be completed at Detroit Mercy; a minimum of 24 major course credits need to be completed at Detroit Mercy.

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    Engineering Foundation Courses - all Concentrations

    Students obtaining a Bachelor of Engineering degree (any concentration) should have the following foundation courses. For students in specific international-cohort programs this list may vary or be included in an agreement if taken at a prior institution.

    • CHM 1070 General Chemistry I (3 credits)
    • CHM 1100 General Chemistry I Lab (1 credits)
    • ENGR 1000 Engineering Ethics (2 credits)
    • Graphics and Design (2-4 credits)
      • Environmental:  ENGR 1050 Engineering Graphics & Design (2 credits)
      • All others: ENGR 1020 Basics Engineering Graphics (1 credit) + ENGR 1023 Engineering Computing & Problem Solving (1 credit) +  ENGR 1080 Fundamentals of Engineering Design (2 credits)
    • MTH 1410 Analytic Geometry & Calculus I (4 credits)
    • MTH 1420 Analytic Geometry & Calculus II (4 credits)
    • MTH 2410 Analytic Geometry & Calculus III (4 credits)
    • MTH 3720 Differential Equations with Linear Algebra (4 credits)
    • MTH 4270 Applied Probability & Statistics (3 credits)
    • PHY 1600 General Physics I  (3 credits)
    • PHY 1610 General Physics I Lab (1 credits)
    • PHY 1620 General Physics II (3 credits)
    • PHY 1630 General Physics II Lab (1 credits)
    • Optional/Encouraged when possible:
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    Robotics and Mechatronic Systems Concentration

    Mariam Faied Abdelhafiz, Ph.D, Program Director
    Email: faiedma@udmercy.edu

    Mark Paulik, Ph.D, Chair Electrical & Computer Engineering and Computer Science Department
    Email: paulikmj@udmercy.edu

    The Detroit Mercy Bachelor of Engineering with a Robotics and Mechatronic Systems Engineering (RMSE) concentration program is only available to specific international cohort program students (e.g. Beijing University of Chemical Technology (BUCT) as it is currently structured). Similar programs with other international entities are possible.

    Detroit Mercy Entry Requirements:

    Detroit Mercy and specific international schools have jointly developed contractual entry requirements based on student grades and prerequisites for the Electrical & Computer Engineering and Computer Science (ECECS) Department’s Bachelor of Engineering, major in Engineering, with a concentration in Robotics and Mechatronic Systems Engineering cohort-based program. Contractual details are available from the College’s director of International Programs or the Dean’s Office.  Students are either directly or conditionally admitted based on their records.

    Note that contract requirements may change depending on Detroit Mercy regulations and USA government visa regulations.  Transcripts are evaluated and admission decisions are rendered by the ECECS Department chairperson and the RMSEw/EE program director.  

    Course List:

    The courses that will be taken at Detroit Mercy for the joint BUCT/Detroit Mercy RMSE program are listed below.  Engineering foundation courses are typically taken prior to transferring to Detroit Mercy.

    Delivery Format:

    All courses are existing courses that are face-to-face lecture and/or laboratory format. This format will continue for the foreseeable future.

    Learning Outcomes and Assessment:

    The required courses for the BUCT BEN_RMSE program consist of classes taken at BUCT as well as courses taken at Detroit Mercy.  They comprise courses selected from the Detroit Mercy RMSEw/EE program concentration.  As such, the courses are regularly assessed with outcome worksheets generated by the faculty and reviewed by faculty committee and the ECECS Department Industrial Advisory Board (IAB). 

    Bachelor of Engineering RMSE Concentration Courses Completed at Detroit Mercy:

    • ELEE 3720 Electromechanical Energy Conversion (3 credits) [may be taken overseas]
    • ELEE 4000 Hardware and Software Integration (3 credits)
    • ELEE 4013/14  Robotics Senior Design I (3 credits)
    • ELEE 4033/34  Robotics Senior Design II (3 credits)
    • ELEE 4200 Autonomous Mobility Robotics (3 credits)
    • ENGR 4520 Sensors and Actuators (3 credits)
    • ENGR 4790 Modeling and Simulation of Mechatronic Systems (3 credits)
    • MENG 4900 Robotics (3 credits)
    • RMSE Elective ECE Dept. Program Elective (Advisor/Director selected) (3 credits)
    • RMSE Elective ECE Dept. Program Elective (Advisor/Director selected) (3 credits)
    • English writing elective-Advisor consultation (3 credits)

    Detroit Mercy Core Curriculum courses

    • Required by students who do not have a prior bachelor's degree.
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    Electronics, Controls & Communications Concentration

    Mark Paulik, Ph.D, Chair, Electrical & Computer Engineering and Computer Science Department
    Email: paulikmj@udmercy.edu

    The Bachelor of Engineering with an Electronics, Controls & Communications Concentration is typically only available to specific international program students. After a review and consultation with the Electrical & Computer Engineering and Computer Science chairperson, transfer students may have previous coursework transferred.

    Engineering Foundation Courses

    •  See list in above section

    Additional Electrical Engineering Supportive Courses:

    • ENL 3030 Technical Writing (3 credits)

    Electrical Engineering Major Courses

    Detroit Mercy Core Curriculum courses

    • Required by students who do not have a prior bachelor's degree.  Note: some courses that typically fulfill core for a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering degree are not required by the Bachelor of Engineering degree so other options must be selected.
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    Mechanical Engineering Concentration

    Nassif Rayess, Ph.D, Chair Mechanical Engineering Department
    Email: rayesna@udmercy.edu

    The Bachelor of Engineering with a Mechanical Engineering concentration is typically only available to specific international program students. After a review and consultation with the Mechanical Engineering chairperson, transfer students may have previous coursework transferred.

    Engineering Foundation Courses

    •  See list in above section

    Additional Mechanical Engineering Supportive Courses:

    • ENGR 1021 Intermediate Engineering Graphics and CAD (1 credit)
    • ENGR 1234 Introductory Mathematics for Engineering Applications (3 credits)
    • CSSE 1710/1711 Introduction to Programming I/ Lab (4 credits)

    Mechanical Engineering Major Courses

    Detroit Mercy Core Curriculum courses

    • Required by students who do not have a prior bachelor's degree.  Note: some courses that typically fulfill core for a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering degree are not required by the Bachelor of Engineering degree so other options must be selected.
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    Environmental Engineering Concentration

    This concentration is intended for international students in exchange programs with Detroit Mercy. Environmental engineers use the principles of biology and chemistry to develop solutions to environmental problems. They are involved in water and air pollution control, recycling, waste disposal, and public health issues. Environmental engineers conduct hazardous-waste management studies in which they evaluate the significance of the hazard, advise on its treatment and containment, and develop regulations to prevent mishaps. They design municipal water supply and industrial wastewater treatment systems, conduct research on the environmental impact of proposed construction projects, analyze scientific data, and perform quality-control checks. Environmental engineers are concerned with local and worldwide environmental issues. Some may study and attempt to minimize the effects of acid rain, global warming, automobile emissions, and ozone depletion. They also may be involved in the protection of wildlife. Many environmental engineers work as consultants, helping their clients to comply with regulations, prevent environmental damage, and clean up hazardous sites.

    The Environmental Engineering concentration has the following objectives:

    1. Graduates of our program should work as practicing engineers/professionals.
    2. Graduates of our program should create practical engineering designs, solutions or research that is sensitive to economics, social context, community needs, and address environmental, public safety and sustainability concerns.
    3. Graduates of our program should actively participate and seek leadership positions in professional societies, other worthy organizations and their workplaces.
    4. The program at Detroit Mercy focuses on two predominant areas of Environmental Engineering: water and land.  All students take courses in both the water and land areas.

    Engineering Foundation Courses

    • See list in above section

    Additional Engineering and Environmental Supportive Courses

    • ENGR 1234 Introductory Mathematics for Engineering Applications (3 credits)
    • ENGR 3120 Statics (3 credits)
    • ENGR 3140 Fluid Mechanics I (3 credits)
    • ENGR 3190 Fluids Lab (1 credits)
    • ENGR 3150 Thermodynamics I (3 credits)
    • ENGR 3240 Engineering Economy (3 credits)
    • ENGR 3260 Mechanics of Materials (3 credits)
    • ENGR 4444 Engineering Creativity & Leadership (3 credits)
    • CIVE 3480 Soil Mechanics (3 credits)
    • CIVE 3490 Soil Mechanics Lab (1 credits)
    • CIVE 4840 Environmental Chemistry (3 credits)
    • CIVE 4630 Environmental Risk Analysis (3 credits)
    • CIVE 4530 Hydraulics & Hydrology (3 credits)
    • CIVE 4860 Environmental Microbiology (3 credits)
    • CIVE 4722 Engineering Geology (3 credits)
    • CIVE 4500 Water and Waste Water Engineering (3 credits)
    • CIVE 4510 Water and Waste Water Lab (1 credits)
    • ENL 3030 Technical Writing (3 credits)
    • Environmental Engineering Electives (select 21 credits from the following options):
      • CIVE 2100 Intro to Environmental Engineering (3 credits)
      • CIVE 3400 Civil Eng Techniques: Surveying, CAD, GIS (3 credits)
      • CIVE 4830 Hazardous Waste (3 credits)
      • CIVE 4866 Groundwater (3 credits)
      • CIVE 4850 Project Management (3 credits)
      • CIVE 4880 Solid Waste (3 credits)
      • CIVE 4900 Municipal Design Using Geographical Info Sys (3 credits)
      • CIVE 4910 Geographic Information Systems (3 credits)
      • ENGR 3333 Engineering Sustainability (3 credits)

    Detroit Mercy Core Curriculum courses

    • Required by students who do not have a prior bachelor's degree.  
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    Pre-Medical/Pre-Dental Concentrations

    Students interested in Engineering as a major in preparation for medical or dental school are encouraged to select an ABET accredited engineering degree.  However, a Bachelor of Engineering degree is also an option in order to complete the additional necessary science and social science courses to prepare for a professional school.  Coursework includes Engineering Foundation Courses, Science Courses, and an engineering focus in one of the following: Electronics, Mechanics, or Environmental Systems.  Students should consult with a pre-health professional advisor before selecting this program.

    Engineering Foundation Courses

    • See list in above section

    Science Courses

    Students should carefully review the course requirements for the particular medical or dental schools they are interested in attending. Additional courses may be required (such as PYC 1000 Intro to Psychology, SOC 1000 Intro to Sociology, etc.) Students should plan to take the MCAT/DAT no later than the summer after their junior year. A letter of recommendation from the Pre-Med/Pre-Dent evaluation committee should be solicited before then.

    Choose an Engineering Focus: Electronics, Mechanics or Environmental Systems

    Electronics Focus (38 credits; Minimum GPA 2.0)

    • CSSE 1712 Intro to Programming I (3 credits)
    • ENGR 4220 Control Systems (3 credits)
    • ENL 3030 Technical Writing (3 credits)
    • ELEE 2500 Fundamentals of Electrical and Computer Engineering I (3 credits)
    • ELEE 2510 Fundamentals of Electrical and Computer Engineering I Laboratory (1 credits)
    • ELEE 2520 Fundamentals of ECE II (3 credits)
    • ELEE 2530 Fundamentals of ECE II Lab (1 credits)
    • ELEE 2640 Digital Logic Circuits I (3 credits)
    • ELEE 2650 Digital Logic Circuits I Laboratory (1 credits)
    • ELEE 3860 Introduction to Microcontrollers (3 credits)
    • ELEE 3870 Introduction to Microcontrollers Laboratory (1 credits)
    • ELEE 3540 Electronic Systems (3 credits)
    • ELEE 3550 Electronic Systems Lab (1 credits)
    • ELEE 3880 Signals & Systems (3 credits)
    • ELEE Technical Elective 1 (see advisor) (3 credits)
    • ELEE Technical Elective 2 (see advisor) (3 credits)

    Mechanics Focus (34 credits; Minimum GPA 2.0)

    • CSSE 1712 Intro to Programming I (3 credits)
    • ENGR 1021 Intermediate Engineering Graphics (1 credit)
    • ENGR 3120 Statics (3 credits)
    • ENGR 3130 Dynamics (3 credits)
    • ENGR 3150 Thermodynamics I (3 credits)
    • ENGR 3170 Science of Materials (3 credits)
    • ENGR 3140 Fluid Mechanics (3 credits)
    • ENGR 3190 Fluids Mechanics Lab (1 credits)
    • ENGR 3200 Principles of Electrical Engineering (3 credits)
    • ENGR 3210 Principles of Electrical Engineering Lab (1 credits)
    • ENGR 3260 Mechanics of Materials (3 credits)
    • ENGR 3270 Mechanics of Materials Lab (1 credits)
    • MENG 3820 Manufacturing Processes (3 credits)
    • MENG 3900 Intermediate Mechanics of Materials (3 credits)

    Environmental Systems Focus (36 credits; Minimum GPA 2.0)

    Completing the Environmental Systems focus will provide students with the necessary prerequisites to apply for the Master of Environmental Engineering program.

    Detroit Mercy Core Curriculum courses

    • Required by students who do not have a prior bachelor's degree.  

Program Contact Information

Carolyn Rimle, Assistant Dean for Academics
Office: Engineering 242
Telephone: (313) 993-3362
Email: rimlec@udmercy.edu

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