Engineering Bachelor of Science
Leading to the Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering
The Bachelor of Science in Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.
The Bachelor of Science in Engineering (BSEN) degree program is a four-year innovative curriculum providing students the flexibility to customize their engineering degree. Students are able to integrate an engineering concentration course of study with directed studies (minors) of their choice to broaden their education for their professional and personal goals. Students work with the department chair and/or a full-time faculty mentor to customize their education. Advice shall be provided for both their specialized area of engineering study (concentration) and an area of directed studies (minor). The BSEN program allows students to compliment an engineering curriculum with directed study courses to expand their education beyond a single area of study.
Students in the BSEN program are required to select one area of engineering concentration at the end of their freshman year from the following concentrations: Biomedical, Civil, Computer, Electrical, Mechanical or Manufacturing, as well as a minor/directed studies. Recommended plans of study are indicated below in the concentration curriculum sheets for the various engineering concentration tracks. Students are required to consult with their academic advisors to identify their concentration track and directed studies path. Students may plan to study abroad for one semester, ideally during the fall semester of their junior year.
All concentrations of the BSEN curriculum include the following:
- A set of core engineering concentration courses
- A set of mathematics and science courses that support the engineering discipline
- A set of general education courses that provide the foundation to understand the role and responsibility of an engineer in society, and in a global environment
- A set of directed study courses/minor courses that provide a pathway for a student’s future goals. A set of interdisciplinary design courses allowing students to collaborate with one another on a variety of projects
BSEN curriculum total credit hours for all concentration tracks:
- Engineering Concentration courses: 52 credits
- Mathematics and Basic Science: 32 credits
- General Education: 28 credits
- Directed Studies and other electives: 16 credits
- Business / Management: 6 credits
BSEN Program Mission Statement
The mission of the BSEN engineering program is to prepare students to become practicing engineers who are entrepreneurs, innovative problem solvers, engineering managers, system engineers, engineers having multidisciplinary skills, and engineering design professionals.
Program Educational Objectives
The educational objectives of this program, which describe the expectations of our graduates a few years after graduation, are as follows:
- Develop creative solutions for the benefit of society while working in multidisciplinary engineering teams
- Communicate effectively to present technical information to various audiences
- Pursue directed or independent study to advance professionally
Upon graduation, BSEN graduates demonstrate the following outcomes:
- An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
- An ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors.
- An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
- An ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts.
- An ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives.
- An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
- An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.
The Bachelor of Science in Engineering (BSEN) is a co-operative education program that provides students with one of the most important aspects of a Wentworth education. BSEN students must complete at least two non-consecutive semesters of full-time co-operative work experience in industry in fields related to their engineering concentration and directed study courses. Graduates may continue their studies at the graduate level or pursue an industrial career. Wentworth BSEN graduates are multidisciplinary engineers, and as such, are in high demand and well prepared to meet the professional challenges of a constantly changing and increasingly global workforce.
Total credits for degree: 134
Wentworth’s Bachelor of Science in Engineering (BSEN) is a 4-year innovative interdisciplinary degree for students who wish to create a curriculum integrating their engineering and non-engineering interests in a structured manner. Study Abroad is also highly encouraged with various study abroad and co-op abroad options to select from.
BSEN students are required to select a concentration from six possible engineering areas (1) Biomedical, (2) Civil, (3) Computer, (4) Electrical, (5) Mechanical, (6) Manufacturing; and directed studies/minors areas (please check each department for minors offered).
Students may select a minor from a variety of departments through the College of Engineering and Computer Science, College of Arts and Sciences, College of Architecture, Design and Construction Management to fulfill their directed studies requirements.
Directed Studies Option
Students may select electives that match their personal interests and broaden their career options. The combinations are varied and limited only by student interests and imagination. Our engineering students have focused on fields ranging from Sustainability, Life Cycle Analysis, Business Management, Computer Science, Applied Math and Sciences, Music, and Art.
Working closely with the Department Chair and/or a full-time faculty member, students design an engineering education meeting individualized personal and professional goals.
|ENGR1000||INTRODUCTION TO ENGINEERING||3|
|ENGR1600||FUNDAMENTALS OF CAD & CAM||1|
|MATH1750||ENGINEERING CALCULUS I||4|
|PHYS1250||ENGINEERING PHYSICS I||4|
|FYS1000||FIRST YEAR SEMINAR||0|
|ENGR1500||INTRODUCTION TO ENGINEERING DESIGN||3|
|FUNDAMENTALS OF CAD & CAM
or PROGRAMMING WITH MATLAB
|MATH1850||ENGINEERING CALCULUS II||4|
|PHYS1750||ENGINEERING PHYSICS II||4|
|Directed Studies Elective||3|
|Directed Studies Elective||4|
|COMP Computer Science Elective||4|
|Directed Studies Elective||3|
|COOP3000||PRE CO-OP WORK TERM||0|
|Directed Studies Elective||3|
|COOP3500||COOP EDUCATION 1||0|
|ENGR3500||ENGINEERING JUNIOR DESIGN||4|
|COOP4500||COOP EDUCATION 2||0|
|ENGR5000||ENGINEERING SENIOR DESIGN I||3|
|Directed Studies or General Elective||3|
|ENGR5500||ENGINEERING SENIOR DESIGN II||3|
Day program students are required to complete:
- At least one course in Humanities
- At least one course in the Social Sciences
- The remaining courses from either the Humanities or Social Sciences category.
Students with a three English course sequence may use the third English course to satisfy a Humanities requirement.
A minimum of 28 credits total, including English, humanities, and social science credit, is required to complete the humanities and social sciences graduation requirement.
BSEN Program Timeline
|Registration Access Codes||Freshman and 1st Semester Sophomore Semester||FALL/SPRING||Meet with (RACs or ‘Alternate PIN’) Advisor/Academic Coordinator|
|Concentration Declaration||Freshman||FALL (BMED)/SPRING||Meet with Advisor/Academic Coordinator|
|Minor Declaration||Freshman||FALL (BMED)/SPRING||Meet with Advisor/Academic Coordinator|
|Study Abroad interest||Freshman/Sophomore||Meet with Advisor/Academic Coordinator|
|Study Abroad semester||Junior||FALL||Prior discussions and paperwork with Department Chair, Advisor and International CECS liaison|