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Organization, Regulations, and Courses 2017-18


Engineering Sciences - Undergraduate

Chair: Erland M. Schulson

Professors I. Baker, B. Cushman-Roisin, G. Cybenko, E. Fossum, T. U. Gerngross, J. J. Helble, W. Lotko, L. R. Lynd, G. P. Parker, K. D. Paulsen, B. W. Pogue, L. R. Ray, E. Santos Jr., R. Sarpeshkar, E. M. Schulson, C. R. Sullivan, S. Taylor, J. Zhang; Professors Emeriti A. O. Converse, E. Garmire, R. J. Graves, C. E. Hutchinson, F. E. Kennedy, D.R. Lynch, H. J. Richter, B. U. O. Sonnerup, G. B. Wallis; Associate Professors, S. G. Diamond, A. M. Farid, H. J. Frost, K. E. Griswold, E. W. Hansen, J.E. Hill, J. Liu, K. Odame, M. Q. Phan, B. S. Trembly, U.G.K. Wegst; Assistant Professors M. E. Ackerman, Z. Chen, B. P. Epps, J. Faludi, R. Halter, W. Li, G.P. Luke, J. T. Stauth, D.W. Van Citters, V. Vaze; Senior Lecturers M. R. Albert, P. Bonfert-Taylor, J. P. Collier, A. Hartov, P. J. Hoopes, M. S. Laser, R. C. Lasky, C. G. Levey, V. V. May, R.W. Obbard, S. O. Peterson, V.F. Petrenko, P. J. Robbie, J. M. Rosen, S. G. Shepherd; Lecturers  D. C. Cullen, S. Davis, J. Elliott, K. Hoyt, D. Macaulay, U. Osterberg, C. Polashenski, A. Scherer, F. Shubitidze, S. Snyder, M.E. Testorf, J.D. Wilson.

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The undergraduate Engineering Sciences major leads to an A.B. degree. It provides engineering students with a common core of Science and Engineering Sciences courses. Interest in the various branches of engineering is accommodated through electives and usually through additional study leading to a Bachelor of Engineering or higher degree. For those students considering careers in such diverse fields as medicine, management, or law, the Engineering Sciences major enables them to better understand our increasingly technological society.

Students interested in a career in Engineering should plan on completing the Bachelor of Engineering or Master’s program. The Bachelor of Engineering degree program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012 - telephone (410) 347-7700; it is equivalent in technical content to the Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering offered at many other universities but is broader in scope. It requires 10 courses in Natural Science, Mathematics, and Engineering beyond the requirements of the major in Engineering Sciences, and typically requires up to three terms in residence beyond the 12 terms required for the A.B. degree. Students who enter Dartmouth with advanced standing may be able to complete the B.E. at the same time as the A.B. (i.e., in four years).

The graduate degrees are differentiated according to function. For those interested in design, professional practice, and engineering management, the M.E.M. degree is offered; for those interested primarily in research, the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees. Additionally a joint M.D./Ph.D. program is offered in conjunction with the Dartmouth Medical School and a joint M.E.M./M.B.A. program with the Tuck School of Business. The Thayer School Guide to Programs and Courses should be consulted for detailed information on all graduate programs (B.E. and above).

Courses Available To Non-Majors and First-Year Students

Several engineering sciences courses have few or no prerequisites and may be taken by first-year students exploring a potential interest in the major, or by non-majors seeking to broaden their education with the study of technology. These courses include ENGS 1, ENGS 2, ENGS 3, ENGS 4, ENGS 5, ENGS 6, ENGS 7, ENGS 8, ENGS 10, ENGS 11, ENGS 12, ENGS 13, ENGS 15, ENGS 16, ENGS 18, ENGS 19, ENGS 21, ENGS 31, and ENGS 37.

Technology

Undergraduate courses up to ENGS 86 satisfy the Technology and Applied Sciences distributive requirements (TAS). Some also satisfy the distributive laboratory requirement (TLA). For those students interested in an introduction to technology and applied sciences one of the courses ENGS 1 through 19 is recommended.

 

 

Requirements for the Major

The sequential nature of the Engineering Sciences curriculum, and the possibilities for developing modified majors with other departments require that students plan their study programs well in advance. Assistance in planning programs may be obtained from an engineering faculty advisor.

All first-year students interested in the sciences should take the placement test in mathematics. The prerequisite courses for the Engineering Sciences major are MATH 3, MATH 8, MATH 13, PHYS 13, PHYS 14, plus ENGS 20 and CHEM 5. COSC 1 and COSC 10 can be substituted for ENGS 20. For students prepared for advanced placement in Calculus it is advisable to take the sequence, MATH 8 and MATH 13, or MATH 11.

Unless otherwise prohibited, prerequisites for the major may be taken under the Non-Recording Option. No more than two transfer courses may be used for credit in the major.

No course being used to satisfy major requirements may be taken under the Non-Recording Option.

The Engineering Sciences Major requires seven courses from the core program:

  1. ENGS 21, ENGS 22, and ENGS 23 are required.
  2. Two from ENGS 24, ENGS 25, ENGS 26, and ENGS 27.
  3. Two from ENGS 31 or ENGS 32; ENGS 33 or ENGS 34; ENGS 30, ENGS 35 or ENGS 36; or ENGS 37.

Two additional courses are required:

    4. One elective in Engineering Science.

    5. One elective in Engineering Science, mathematics or a science course.

    A Culminating Experience in Engineering Sciences is required. This can be taken as one of the two electives or as an additional course. The culminating experience may be: a project or a thesis, ENGS 86, ENGS 88 or ENGS 89 (ENGS 89 must be taken as part of the two-course design sequence ENGS 89/ ENGS 90; or an advanced engineering sciences course with a significant design or research project, normally taken in the senior year, chosen from an approved list. Consult the Engineering Sciences Department for the most recent list.

    Only Engineering Sciences courses numbered above 20 (excluding ENGS 80 and ENGS 87) may be counted as electives in the major.

    Students seeking to complete the A.B. and B.E. degrees concurrently should note that ENGS 89 may also be counted toward requirements for the B.E. program.

    Satisfactory completion of the major requires a grade point average of 2.0 in the courses suitable for satisfying the major (other than those prerequisite to the major). The same criterion holds for both courses in a modified major and those in a minor.

    The courses in the third tier of the core Engineering Sciences (31-37) serve as introductions to different areas of engineering. These courses and other electives are offered to allow students to shape their programs to reflect interests in one of the usual branches of engineering or in accordance with their own special interests. In Mechanical Engineering, the normal third tier core courses and electives are ENGS 33, ENGS 34 and ENGS 76; in Electrical Engineering, ENGS 31, ENGS 32, ENGS 61 and ENGS 62; in Computer Engineering, ENGS 31, ENGS 62, ENGS 63 (see also modified major below); in Environmental Engineering, ENGS 37, ENGS 41, ENGS 46 (formerly 42) and ENGS 43 (see also modified major below); in Materials Science, ENGS 33 and ENGS 73; in Chemical Engineering, ENGS 34, ENGS 35, ENGS 36 and ENGS 37 (see also modified major below); in Biomedical Engineering, ENGS 35 and ENGS 56. Students interested in Chemical Engineering are advised to elect CHEM 6, CHEM 57, and CHEM 61 in addition to their engineering courses, and to consult Professor Lynd in formulating their program.

    Requirements for the Major in Biomedical Engineering Sciences

    The biomedical engineering major is offered to students interested in medical school. Faculty from Thayer School and Dartmouth Medical School jointly advise the research projects.

    Prerequisites are MATH 3, MATH 8, MATH 11 or MATH 13, PHYS 13, PHYS 14, CHEM 5-6 or CHEM 10, plus ENGS 20. COSC 1 and COSC 10 can be substituted for ENGS 20.

    No course being used to satisfy major requirements may be taken under the Non-Recording Option with the exception of the prerequisites to the major.

    The biomedical engineering major consists of five engineering science courses, ENGS 21 and ENGS 22, one additional core course chosen from ENGS 23, ENGS 24, ENGS 25, ENGS 26 or ENGS 27, one gateway course chosen from ENGS 31, ENGS 32, ENGS 33, ENGS 34, ENGS 35 or ENGS 36 and ENGS 56 or one additional course chosen from ENGS 23, ENGS 24, ENGS 25 or ENGS 26; four biology and chemistry courses, two from BIOL 12, BIOL 13, BIOL 14 and CHEM 51-52 or CHEM 57-58 and one biochemistry or engineering science elective1 chosen from BIOL 40 or CHEM 41, or an engineering science course numbered 23 or above.

     1Students wishing to pursue the BE degree are advised to choose an Engineering Sciences course as their elective.

    A culminating experience is required2. It may be an independent project or honors thesis, ENGS 86 or ENGS 88, or one of the following courses in biotechnology or biomedical engineering, ENGS 160, ENGS 161, ENGS 162, ENGS 163, ENGS 165 or ENGS 167.

     2Students wishing to pursue the BE degree are advised to choose an Engineering Sciences course as their elective, and to choose Engineering Sciences 165 for their culminating experience.

    Dartmouth Medical School offers an opportunity for accomplished biomedical engineering sciences majors to apply for early admission to the Dartmouth Medical School through the Early Assurance Program. For more information, please consult the Thayer website at: http://engineering.dartmouth.edu/undergraduate/ab/biomed-major.html

    Requirements for the Minor in Engineering Sciences

    Prerequisites are MATH 3, MATH 8 and MATH 13, and PHYS 13 and PHYS 14. The required courses are ENGS 20, ENGS 21, ENGS 22 and two Engineering Sciences undergraduate courses numbered above 20 (excluding ENGS 80 and ENGS 87). Students should note that some Engineering Sciences courses require prerequisites in addition to those noted. No engineering sciences courses 203 and above may be taken under the Non-Recording Option.

     

    3No Engineering Sciences courses 20 and above may be taken under the Non-Recording Option.

    Requirements for Another Major Modified with Engineering Sciences

    Prerequisites are MATH 3 and MATH 8, and PHYS 13 or PHYS 3 and PHYS 4*. The required courses are four Engineering Sciences courses numbered above 20 (excluding ENGS 80 and ENGS 87), to include ENGS 21 or ENGS 22, or both. Students should note that many Engineering Sciences courses, including ENGS 22, require prerequisites in addition to MATH 8 and PHYS 13. No engineering sciences courses 20 and above may be taken under the Non-Recording Option. (See footnote above.)

     

     

    *Must have been taken at Dartmouth, no AP credit is permitted.

    Requirements for the Minor in Materials Science

    The minor in Materials Science is sponsored by faculty in Chemistry, Physics and Engineering with an interest in interdisciplinary education and research in materials science. 

    Requirements for the Minor in Human-Centered Design

    The minor in human-centered design in Engineering Sciences is an interdisciplinary program comprising six courses, two from each section below (1, 2, 3):

    1. Design Foundation (Prerequisites): ENGS 12 and ENGS 21

    2. Ethnographic Methods: ANTH 3, ANTH 18, ANTH 56, SOCY 11, GEOG 1

        Human Factors: PSYC 21, PSYC 22, PSYC 23, PSYC 27, PSYC 28, PSYC 40, PSYC 43

    3. Design Electives: ENGS 18, ENGS 75*, COCO 18, COSC 27, COSC 28, COSC 67, FILM 51, PBPL 43, SART 65, SART 66, SART 68, Independent Study in a relevant discipline.

    Students may petition the department to substitute relevant courses in section 2 (that cover ethnographic methodology or human factors psychology) and 3 (that focus on problem-solving of human needs and result in the creation of artifacts).  For advice contact the Faculty Advisor for the minor, Peter Robbie.  Before taking courses in the section 3, students must complete both courses in section 1 plus at least one course from section 2.

     

     

    * For Engineering Majors:  If ENGS 75 is selected for the minor, it may not be counted towards the major.

     

    Requirements for the Engineering Physics Major

    The Department of Engineering Sciences and the Department of Physics and Astronomy offer a major in Engineering Physics. This major features a 5/5 split in courses, unlike a modified major which requires six courses from one field and four from the other.

    The prerequisite courses for the Engineering Physics major are MATH 3, MATH 8, MATH 13, MATH 23; PHYS 13, PHYS 14; CHEM 5; and COSC 1 and COSC 10 or ENGS 20;

    The Engineering Physics major is a ten-course program consisting of three Engineering Sciences core courses (ENGS 22, ENGS 23, ENGS 24); three Physics core courses (PHYS 19, PHYS 40 (formerly 24), PHYS 43 [Students taking PHYS 15 and PHYS 16 should substitute a third physics elective for PHYS 19]); and four electives, two from each department. Two electives must be selected from the following list: ENGS 25, ENGS 33, ENGS 34; PHYS 50 (formerly 42), PHYS 68, PHYS 90 (formerly 91); PHYS 73 or ENGS 131; PHYS 66 or ENGS 64 or ENGS 120; PHYS 44 or ENGS 72. The other two electives may be courses from the Engineering Sciences Department (numbered above 20, excluding ENGS 80 and ENGS 87) or courses from the Physics and Astronomy Department which fulfill the straight physics major.

     4Students wishing to pursue the BE degree are advised to choose an Engineering Sciences course as their elective.

    A culminating experience is required in the major which can be taken instead of one of the electives above. It must be one of the following: a project or a thesis, ENGS 86, ENGS 88 or ENGS 895 (ENGS 89 must be taken as part of the two-course design sequence ENGS 89/ ENGS 90); or an advanced engineering sciences course with a significant design or research project, normally taken in the senior year, chosen from an approved list. Consult the Engineering Sciences Department for the most recent list) or PHYS 68, PHYS 72, PHYS 73, PHYS 74, PHYS 76, PHYS 82, PHYS 87.

     

    5Prior to enrollment in ENGS 89, at least six engineering sciences courses must be completed; ENGS 21 plus five additional courses numbered 22 to 76 (excluding 75) and 91 and above.

    All major programs require an average GPA of 2.0 in all courses counted toward the major, including prerequisites.

    For more information contact Professor Hudson (Physics and Astronomy) or Professor Liu (Engineering Sciences).

    Modified Majors

    Diverse interests of students have, in the past, led to the construction of Engineering Sciences majors modified by courses in biology, chemistry, mathematics, computer sciences, physics, art, economics, neuroscience, or environmental studies.

     

    No course being used to satisfy major requirements may be taken under the Non-Recording Option with the exception of the prerequisites to the major.

     

    The following specific modified majors have been established.

    Modified major with Biology: Students interested in engineering and biology may elect a modified major with biology. This modified major must include:

    1. as prerequisites: MATH 3, MATH 8, and MATH 13; PHYS 13 and PHYS 14; CHEM 5 or CHEM 10, ENGS 20, and BIOL 12;
    2. for the Engineering Sciences portion: ENGS 22, ENGS 25 and ENGS 35 plus three courses elected from ENGS 21, ENGS 23, ENGS 24, ENGS 26, ENGS 33, ENGS 34, ENGS 36, ENGS 37, ENGS 52, ENGS 56, ENGS 58, ENGS 91, ENGS 161, ENGS 162, ENGS 165 (ENGS 91, ENGS 161 and 165 also satisfy the culminating experiment requirement, see below);
    3. for the biology portion: BIOL 13, plus three courses elected from BIOL 37, BIOL 42, BIOL 43, BIOL 45, BIOL 46, BIOL 71 or CHEM 51 or CHEM 57.
    4. the modified major must also include a culminating experience, which may be a project or a thesis, ENGS 86, ENGS 88 or ENGS 89(See footnote #5 above) (ENGS 90 must be taken as part of the two-course design sequence ENGS 89/ ENGS 90; or an advanced engineering sciences course with a significant design or research project, normally taken in the senior year, chosen from an approved list. (Consult the Engineering Sciences Department for the most recent list.)

    Students interested in the modified major with Biology should contact Professor Lynd.

    Modified major with Chemistry : Students interested in engineering and chemistry may elect a modified major with chemistry. The major enables students to design programs of study that reflect the diversity of their interests. It requires a core of three engineering courses, provides a broad yet relevant set of engineering electives, requires a two-course chemistry core, and is completed with two chemistry electives. This modified major must include:

    1. as prerequisites: MATH 3, MATH 8, and MATH 13; PHYS 13 and PHYS 14; CHEM 5/ CHEM 6 or CHEM 10; ENGS 20;
    2. for the Engineering Sciences portion: ENGS 22, ENGS 25 and 36 plus three courses elected from the following: ENGS 21, ENGS 23, ENGS 24, ENGS 26, ENGS 33, ENGS 34, ENGS 35, ENGS 37, ENGS 52, ENGS 91, ENGS 156, ENGS 158 (ENGS 91, ENGS 156 and ENGS 158 also satisfy the culminating experience requirement, see below.) Not more than two from ENGS 21, ENGS 35 and ENGS 37 may be counted toward the major.
    3. for the Chemistry portion: CHEM 51 or CHEM 57 and CHEM 75 plus two courses elected from CHEM 41, CHEM 52 or CHEM 58, CHEM 63, CHEM 64, CHEM 67, CHEM 76.
    4. the modified major must also include a culminating experience, which may be a project or a thesis, ENGS 86, ENGS 88 or ENGS 896 (ENGS 89 must be taken as part of the two-course design sequence ENGS 89/ ENGS 90; or an advanced engineering sciences course with a significant design or research project, normally taken in the senior year, chosen from an approved list. Consult the Engineering Sciences Department for the most recent list.

    6Prior to enrollment in ENGS 89, at least six engineering sciences courses must be completed; ENGS 21 plus five additional courses numbered 22 to 76 (excluding 75) and 91 and above.

    Students interested in the modified major with Chemistry should contact Professor Lynd.

    Modified Major with Computer Science: For those students interested in computer engineering, a major in engineering sciences modified with computer science is recommended. Such a modified major must include:

    1. as prerequisites: MATH 3, MATH 8, MATH 13; COSC 1 and COSC 10; PHYS 13 and PHYS 14; and CHEM 5.
    2. for the modified major required courses include: ENGS 22, ENGS 27, ENGS 31, COSC 50, plus ENGS 23 or ENGS 24.
    3. for the modified major, breadth options include: a total of five courses from Groups A, B, and C with at least one course from each of the groups and three of the courses must be Computer Science courses; Group A includes ENGS 32, ENGS 62, COSC 51; Group B includes ENGS 26, ENGS 68, ENGS 92 (ENGS 92 also satisfies the culminating experience requirement, see below), COSC 60; Group C includes ENGS 91, COSC 31, COSC 77, COSC 58.
    4. the modified major must also include a culminating experience, which may be a project or a thesis, ENGS 86, ENGS 88 or ENGS 89(See footnote #6 above.) (ENGS 89 must be taken as part of the two-course design sequence ENGS 89/ ENGS 90; or an advanced engineering sciences course with a significant design or research project, normally taken in the senior year, chosen from an approved list. Consult the Engineering Sciences Department for the most recent list.

    Students interested in the modified major with Computer Science should contact Professors Santos or Taylor.

    Modified Major with Earth Sciences : For those students interested in earth sciences, a major in engineering sciences modified with earth sciences is recommended. Such a modified major must include:

    1. as prerequisites: MATH 3, MATH 8, and MATH 13; PHYS 13 and PHYS 14; CHEM 5, ENGS 20, one introductory Earth Sciences course (EARS 1-9 exclusive of EARS 7) plus EARS 40;
    2. for the Engineering Sciences portion: ENGS 22, ENGS 23, ENGS 24 and ENGS 25 plus two engineering sciences electives, numbered above 20 (except ENGS 80 and 87);
    3. for the Earth Sciences portion: Four Earth Sciences courses, numbered above 10.
    4. the modified major must also include a culminating experience, which may be a project or a thesis, ENGS 86, ENGS 88 or ENGS 897 (ENGS 89 must be taken as part of the two-course design sequence ENGS 89/ ENGS 90; or an advanced engineering sciences course with a significant design or research project, normally taken in the senior year, chosen from an approved list. Consult the Engineering Sciences Department for the most recent list.

    7Prior to enrollment in ENGS 89, at least six engineering sciences courses must be completed; ENGS 21 plus five additional courses numbered 22 to 76 (excluding 75) and 91 and above.

    Students interested in the modified major with Earth Sciences should contact Professor Schulson.

    Modified Major with Environmental Sciences: A modified major has been established to permit interdisciplinary study in environmental sciences. Effective preparation for graduate study or professional activity in the environmental sciences requires an assimilation of material traditionally encountered in biology, chemistry, ecology, and earth sciences, as well as in engineering sciences. This modified major must include:

    1. as prerequisites: MATH 3, MATH 8, and MATH 13; PHYS 13 and PHYS 14; CHEM 5 or CHEM 10; BIOL 16; and ENGS 20;
    2. for the Engineering Sciences portion: ENGS 22, ENGS 25, ENGS 37 and three of the following: ENGS 27, ENGS 34, ENGS 35, ENGS 36, ENGS 41, ENGS 43, ENGS 44, ENGS 52, ENGS 171, ENGS 172, with at least two courses from among ENGS 41, ENGS 43, ENGS 44.
    3. for the Environmental Sciences portion: four courses from the following list, with at least two courses from one department. BIOL 21 or 51 (but not both), 22, 25, 53; CHEM 51, CHEM 63; EARS 16, EARS 35, EARS 65, EARS 66, EARS 71, EARS 76; ENVS 12, ENVS 20, ENVS 25, ENVS 30, ENVS 53. Additional requirements: CHEM 51 is permitted only as a prerequisite to CHEM 63.
    4. the modified major must also include a culminating experience, which may be a project or a thesis, ENGS 86, ENGS 88 or ENGS 89(See footnote #7 above.) (ENGS 89 must be taken as part of the two-course design sequence ENGS 89/ENGS 90; or an advanced engineering sciences course with a significant design or research project, normally taken in the senior year, chosen from an approved list. Consult the Engineering Sciences Department for the most recent list.

    Students interested in the modified major with Environmental Sciences should contact Professor Cushman-Roisin.

    Modified major with Economics: Students interested in business and industrial management may elect a modified major with economics, consisting of:

    1. as prerequisites: MATH 3, MATH 8, and 13; PHYS 13 and 14; CHEM 5; ENGS 20 or COSC 1 and COSC 10; ECON 1 and ECON 10;
    2. for the Engineering Sciences portion: ENGS 21, ENGS 22, ENGS 52 and one course selected from ENGS 23, ENGS 24, ENGS 25, or ENGS 33; and two Engineering Science electives;
    3. for the Economics portion: two courses among ECON 20, ECON 21, ECON 22, and a two-course sequence in Money and Finance (ECON 26 and ECON 36), Industrial Organization (ECON 25 and ECON 45), or (ECON 25 and ECON 35), or International Trade (ECON 29 and ECON 39).
    4. the modified major must also include a culminating experience, which may be a project or a thesis, ENGS 86, ENGS 88 or ENGS 898 (ENGS 89 must be taken as part of the two-course design sequence ENGS 89/ ENGS 90; or an advanced engineering sciences course with a significant design or research project, normally taken in the senior year, chosen from an approved list. Consult the Engineering Sciences Department for the most recent list.

    8Prior to enrollment in ENGS 89, at least six engineering sciences courses must be completed; ENGS 21 plus five additional courses numbered 22 to 76 (excluding 75) and 91 and above.

    Students interested in the modified major with Economics should contact Professor Parker.

    Modified major with Neuroscience: Students interested in engineering and neuroscience may elect a modified major with neuroscience, consisting of: as prerequisites: MATH 3, MATH 8, MATH 13; PHYS 13, PHYS 14; CHEM 5, ENGS 20 or COSC 1 and COSC 10; PSYC 6 for the Engineering Sciences portion: ENGS 21 and ENGS 22, ENGS 26 or ENGS 27, ENGS 31 or ENGS 32 and two from ENGS 26, ENGS 27 (if not taken above), ENGS 31, ENGS 32 (if not taken above), ENGS 30, ENGS 33, ENGS 56, ENGS 57, ENGS 61, ENGS 62, ENGS 63, ENGS 65, ENGS 67 or ENGS 93 for the Neuroscience portion: two of the following three, PSYC 45, PSYC 46 or PSYC 65 and two from PSYC 21, PSYC 27, PSYC 40, PSYC 60, PSYC 80-87 (only one seminar as one of the two electives) and BIOL 27.

    The modified major must also include a culminating experience, which may be a project or a thesis, ENGS 86, 88 or ENGS 89(See footnote #8 above.) (ENGS 89 must be taken as part of the two-course design sequence ENGS 89/ ENGS 90; or an advanced engineering sciences course with a significant design or research project, normally taken in the senior year, chosen from an approved list. Consult the Engineering Sciences Department for the most recent list.

    Students interested in the modified major with Neuroscience should contact Professor Ray

    Modified major with Public Policy: Students interested in technology and public policy may want to consider an engineering major modified with public policy. This modified major must include:

    1. as prerequisites: MATH 3, MATH 8 and MATH 13; PHYS 13 and PHYS 14; ENGS 20 or COSC 1 and COSC 10; CHEM 5; a course in statistical data analysis, such as ECON 10, SOCY 10, or MATH 10.
    2. for the Engineering Sciences portion: ENGS 21 and ENGS 22, plus one course selected from ENGS 23-27, one course selected from ENGS 30-37, one course selected from ENGS 41, ENGS 43, ENGS 44, ENGS 51, ENGS 52, ENGS 56 and one Engineering Sciences course numbered above 20.
    3. for the Public Policy portion: PBPL 5, plus at least one Public Policy methods course, such as: PBPL 40-48 or ECON 20, and at least one course from a policy track. These are typically mid-level courses in Public Policy or related departments, and cannot include Engineering Sciences courses. Possible tracks include: Environment and Public Policy; Health and Public Policy; Natural resources and Public Policy; and Science/technology and Public Policy. The Rockefeller Center maintains a list of suggested offerings in these areas.
    4. the modified major must also include a culminating experience, which may be a project or a thesis, ENGS 86, 88 or ENGS 899 (ENGS 89 must be taken as part of the two-course design sequence ENGS 89/ ENGS 90; or an advanced engineering sciences course with a significant design or research project, normally taken in the senior year, chosen from an approved list. Consult the Engineering Sciences Department for the most recent list.

    9Prior to enrollment in ENGS 89, at least six engineering sciences courses must be completed; ENGS 21 plus five additional courses numbered 22 to 76 (excluding 75) and 91 and above.

    Students interested in the modified major with Public Policy should contact Professor Helble.

    Modified major with Studio Art: Students interested in architecture or product design may want to consider an engineering major modified with studio art. This modified major must include:

    1. as prerequisites: MATH 3, MATH 8, and MATH 13; PHYS 13 and PHYS 14; plus ENGS 20 and CHEM 5;
    2. for the engineering science portion: ENGS 21, ENGS 22, ENGS 24 and ENGS 33, plus two courses elected from any Engineering Sciences course available for AB credit in the major (ENGS 76 or a graduate level elective also satisfy the culminating experience requirement, see below);
    3. for the studio art portion: SART 15 and SART 16, plus two upper level studio art courses.
    4. the modified major must also include a culminating experience, which may be a project or a thesis, ENGS 86, ENGS 88 or ENGS 8910 (ENGS 89 must be taken as part of the two-course design sequence ENGS 89/ ENGS 90; or an advanced engineering sciences course with a significant design or research project, normally taken in the senior year, chosen from an approved list. Consult the Engineering Sciences Department for the most recent list.

      10Prior to enrollment in ENGS 89, at least six engineering sciences courses must be completed; ENGS 21 plus five additional courses numbered 22 to 76 (excluding 75) and 91 and above.

    Students interested in the modified major with Studio Art should contact Professor Robbie.

    Normally, other modified major programs will contain at least three of the following Engineering Sciences core courses: ENGS 21, ENGS 22, ENGS 23, ENGS 24, ENGS 25, ENGS 26, ENGS 27, ENGS 31, ENGS 32, ENGS 33, ENGS 34, ENGS 35, ENGS 36 or ENGS 37 (plus two Engineering Sciences electives.) The modified major must also include a culminating experience. The culminating experience may be: a project or a thesis, ENGS 86, ENGS 88 or ENGS 89 (See footnote #10 above.) (ENGS 89 must be taken as part of the two-course design sequence ENGS 89/ ENGS 90; or an advanced engineering sciences course with a significant design or research project, normally taken in the senior year, chosen from an approved list. Consult the Engineering Sciences Department for the most recent list. A coherent program of study with a substantial engineering content but not including all or any of the above courses may be approved (by the department chair) as a modified major based in another department, or as a special major.

    All modified Engineering Sciences majors must be approved by the Chair of the Engineering Sciences Department.

    Honors Program

    During their junior or senior year, students may apply for admission to the Honors Program in Engineering Sciences. The application must be filed no earlier than the second week of the fall term in the junior year and no later than the second week of the winter term in the senior year. Contact the Chair of the Engineering Sciences Department for details. Admission to the Honors Program may be granted to those students who have attained an overall grade point average of 3.0, and a grade point average of 3.33 in the major.

    The main requirement of the Honors Program is the completion of an honors project. The project, a creative activity suitable to the major subject, is not restricted to experimental work but can equally take the form of a theoretical investigation. Much of the development of the honors project will normally take place within the framework of ENGS 88, the Honors Thesis. (ENGS 88 also fulfills the requirement for a culminating experience in the major.) Upon completion of the project, the student will submit a written thesis and give an oral presentation. Those students who satisfactorily complete the Honors Program with a ‘B+’ average or better and have a grade point average of 3.3 or higher in the major at the time of graduation, will earn Honors recognition in the major. High Honors will be granted to those students who, in addition, have taken two engineering science courses beyond those required for the major (excluding courses under ENGS 20 and ENGS 87), have attained a grade point average of 3.50 in all engineering courses, and have completed outstanding independent work. A vote of the Department is also required prior to awarding High Honors. Students may begin their project the previous term by enrolling in ENGS 87, Undergraduate Investigations. An interim evaluation of honors students will be made after one term and continuation will be recommended for those students whose work demonstrates the capacity for satisfactory (B+) work. Students who satisfactorily complete the Honors Program will have entered on their permanent record Honors in Engineering Sciences, or High Honors in Engineering Sciences.

    Advanced Standing in Thayer School Graduate Programs

    Many students majoring in engineering sciences enter Dartmouth College with course credits, proficiencies, or both, in a number of subjects resulting from exceptional preparation in high school. As a result, these students have increased elective freedom in choosing courses to satisfy their A.B. requirements.

    The 100- and 200-level Engineering and Engineering Sciences courses described in this catalog can be used to satisfy the A.B. degree requirements.

    Election of 100- and 200-level Engineering and Engineering Sciences courses in excess of the undergraduate requirements for the major and for admission to any of Thayer’s post-A.B. programs will permit a student to be admitted to the Thayer School with advanced standing. Depending upon the number of elective opportunities, significant reduction in the time required to complete Thayer School’s graduate degree programs is possible.

    To take full advantage of this opportunity students are urged, as early as possible after declaring their major, to consult with their Thayer School faculty adviser. Additional details are contained in the Thayer School Catalog.

    Requirements for the Bachelor of Engineering Degree (B.E.)

    The Bachelor of Engineering (B.E.) program is a professional engineering program accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202, Telephone: (410) 347-7700.

    B.E. students take required courses and electives in mathematics, basic science, engineering sciences, and engineering design. Completion of the B.E. program after the A.B. degree generally requires between one and 3 terms at Thayer School depending on courses taken during the first 4 years. Advanced standing on entry to Dartmouth may shorten the overall time required. The B.E. degree requires a minimum of 9 courses beyond the requirements for the A.B. degree of which at least 6 courses must have significant engineering design credit. A total of 24.5 courses is required. Consult the 2016-2017 Thayer School Guide to Programs and Courses for details. The requirements for the B.E. are as follows:

    1. Mathematics and Natural Sciences (9 courses required): MATH 3, MATH 8, MATH 13; or 11, PHYS 13, PHYS 14, plus ENGS 20 and CHEM 5. COSC 1 and COSC 10 can be substituted for ENGS 20. ENGS 91, ENGS 92 or ENGS 93. Two non-introductory courses chosen from ASTR 15 and above; BIOL 12 and above (except BIOL 52); CHEM 6, CHEM 10 and above (except CHEM 63); EARS 31, EARS 33, EARS 35, EARS 37, EARS 40-52, EARS 59, EARS 62, EARS 64, EARS 66-75, EARS 79 and above; ENGS 66; ENVS 30 and ENVS 79; MATH 17 – 29, MATH 31, MATH 32, MATH 35, MATH 38, MATH 39, MATH 40, MATH 42, MATH 43, MATH 50 and above; PHYS 19 or PHYS 40 (formerly 24), PHYS 41 and above (except PHYS 48); COSC 30/ENGS 66, COSC 31, COSC 35, COSC 39, COSC 40, COSC 49, COSC 71, COSC 73, COSC 74; PSYC 21, PSYCH 40, PSYCH 45, PSYCH 46, PSYCH 65.
    2. Engineering Common Core (3.5 courses required): ENGS 20 (counts as 0.5 course for B.E. credit) or COSC 1 and COSC 10 and ENGS 21, ENGS 22, and ENGS 23.
    3. Engineering Distributive Core (2 courses required): ENGS 24, ENGS 25, ENGS 26 or ENGS 27.
    4. Engineering Gateway (choose 2 from 2 different disciplines): ENGS 31 or ENGS 32, ENGS 33 or ENGS 34, ENGS 30, ENGS 35 or ENGS 36, ENGS 37.
    5. Engineering Electives (6 courses required): Three courses must form a coherent disciplinary concentration** with 1 of these having significant design content; the remaining 3 electives may be chosen from ENGS or ENGG courses numbered 24-88 (except 66, 75, 80 and 87), 110-174, 192 and 199; COSC 50-84 (except COSC 30, COSC 31, COSC 35, COSC 39, COSC 40, COSC 49, COSC 53, COSC 71, COSC 73 and COSC 74) and COSC 170-276 (except COSC 174, COSC 179, COSC 189, COSC 210). 2 of the 3 electives may be mathematics or natural science courses as listed above.
    6. Capstone Engineering Design (2 courses required): ENGS 89/ ENGS 90. Prior to enrollment in ENGS 89, at least 6 engineering courses must be completed. These include ENGS 21 plus 5 additional courses numbered 22 to 76 (excluding 75) and 91 and above.

    ** With the exception of one of either ENGS 34 (prerequisites ENGS 20, ENGS 22, ENGS 23, ENGS 25) or ENGS 36 (prerequisites ENGS 20, ENGS 22, ENGS 25), courses to be included in the area of “three-course concentration” will be numbered above ENGS/ENGG 40 and will require at least one prerequisite either from the series ENGS 20-37 or from advanced courses within the sciences. With permission, suitable advanced science courses may count within this three-course concentration. To include ENGS 86 or 88 in the three course concentration, a proposal, which includes prerequisite courses, a syllabus, learning objectives and what principles of engineering will be mastered, needs to be submitted in advance (before the fourth week of the term in which ENGS 86 or 88 will be taken) and approved by the B.E. Committee. Computer Science courses permitted in the three-course concentration are COSC 50, COSC 55-83 (except COSC 56, COSC 71, COSC 73 and COSC 74). Although the requirement is a three-course concentration, students are encouraged to enroll in four courses in their area of concentration.