College of Engineering, Computing, Technology, and Mathematics

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Knowledge of engineering, computing, technology, and mathematics is fundamental to satisfy societal needs, develop innovative solutions to address the challenges of tomorrow, and harvest the opportunities available in the future. The College of Engineering, Computing, Technology, and Mathematics at SIU Carbondale provides high quality education so that students can build career in the area of their choice and serve the society. The College will excel in education and research in engineering, computing, technology, and mathematics through the quality of its programs, faculty, graduates, students, staff, and facilities.

The College of Engineering, Computing, Technology, and Mathematics offers the following undergraduate degrees and minors in six schools.

School of Applied Engineering and Technology

  • BS, Electrical Engineering Technology
  • BS, Industrial Management and Applied Engineering
  • BS, Technical Resources Management
  • Continuous Improvement, Minor
  • STEM Leadership, Minor

School of Computing

  • BA, Computer Science
  • BS, Computer Science
  • Computer Science, Minor

School of Civil, Environmental, and Infrastructure Engineering

  • BS, Civil Engineering

School of Electrical, Computer, and Biomedical Engineering

  • BS, Biomedical Engineering
  • BS, Computer Engineering
  • BS, Electrical Engineering

School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences

  • BS, Mathematics
  • Mathematics, Minor

School of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Materials Engineering

  • BS, Mechanical Engineering
  • Energy Engineering, Minor

ADMISSION AND GRADUATION POLICIES

Admission into the engineering bachelor of science programs (civil, computer, electrical, and mechanical engineering) is selective and competitive.  It is based on an individual review of each application.  Emphasis is placed on the ACT/SAT scores, high school GPA, high school math GPA, science and math course work completed, and math placement.  All engineering majors that place below Calculus I are required to enroll in ENGR 111.

New and transfer students eligible for admission to the bachelor of science programs in computer science, mathematics, and technology (electrical engineering technology, industrial management and applied engineering, technical resource management), or bachelor of arts degree in computer science must meet University entrance requirements and program requirements for admission to the major.

Students must complete all coursework required for earning a bachelor of science or bachelor of arts degree in their field of study with an average GPA of 2.0 (C or better) on a 4.0-point scale to qualify for graduation. Additionally, students must fulfill all academic program and SIU requirements including the University Core Curriculum, total hours, residency, and GPA requirements to qualify for graduation.

ADMISSION TO PRE-ENGINEERING

The Pre-Engineering program is designed for students who apply to our College with the potential to be successful, but who do not meet admission requirements for the engineering programs. The Pre-Engineering advisors will develop an individualized program of study aligned with the curricular guides of programs offered in the College with the goal of preparing these students to enter a major in engineering. All students must achieve satisfactory math placement, as determined by the College, before being formally admitted to an engineering program.

The curricular guides for these degree programs can be found in the program specific sections of the catalog. The engineering advisors will consider math placement when developing the individualized program of study. In addition, pre-engineering students are required to enroll in ENGR 111.

ENGINEERING LIVING LEARNING COMMUNITY

First year students admitted into engineering and engineering technology programs (including pre-engineering) are required to live in the Engineering Living Learning Community.  Here, students are invited to participate in the many different learning and social activities of the College of Engineering, Computing, Technology, and Mathematics. 

COURSE SEQUENCES

It is important that required and technical elective courses in any program be taken in the proper sequence.  Sequence guidelines are available from the college advisement office and through the schools.  Courses at the 300- and 400-level are generally reserved for juniors and seniors.

TRANSFER STUDENTS

Students enrolled in community colleges who plan to transfer to the College of Engineering, Computing, Technology, and Mathematics at SIU Carbondale should take courses that provide backgrounds in mathematics, physical sciences, social sciences, and humanities. Students may transfer at any time, but there are advantages in having completed a baccalaureate-oriented associate- degree program. Community college students may contact the Engineering Advisement Office for course recommendations applicable to majors in the College of Engineering, Computing, Technology, and Mathematics.

All transfer credit from a regionally accredited institution that is deemed acceptable at the University, both two-year and four-year, will be used in fulfillment of program requirements. Equivalencies for courses will be determined by the school director, advisement office, or office of the dean in the College of Engineering, Computing, Technology, and Mathematics.

Students who are attending a public Illinois community college and contemplating application to the College of Engineering, Computing, Technology, and Mathematics should obtain program information that has been prepared for their community college.

 

ACCREDITATION

The civil engineering, computer engineering, electrical engineering, and mechanical engineering programs are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET (www.abet.org).

The computer science program is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET (www.abet.org).

The electrical engineering technology program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET (www.abet.org).

The industrial management and applied engineering program is accredited by the Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE).

Capstone Option

The Capstone Option is available in some majors to qualified students. Capstone reduces the University Core Curriculum from 39 to 30 semester hours. Qualifications and a list of participating programs can be found on the Capstone Option page.

College of Engineering, Computing, Technology, and Mathematics

Xiaoqing "Frank" Liu, Dean

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