Engineering (BE)


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 area of 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 credits are 126 credits.

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    Pre-Med/Pre-Dent Concentrations

    Students interested in Engineering as a major in preparation for Medical or Dental school will complete coursework with either a Mechanical, Environmental, or Electrical Engineering focus in addition to the natural and social science courses needed to prepare for these professional schools. Students must also complete the University Core Curriculum courses for the College of Engineering & Science.

    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, BIO 4210 Microbiology, etc.) Students should plan to take the MCAT no later than June of their junior year. A letter of recommendation from the Pre-Med/Pre-Dent evaluation committee should be solicited before then.

    Engineering Core Courses (27 credits)

    • ENGR 1000 Ethics and Politics of Engineering (2 credits)
    • MTH 1410 Calculus I (4 credits)
    • MTH 1420 Calculus II (4 credits)
    • MTH 2410 Calculus III (4 credits)
    • MTH 3720 Differential Equations with Linear Algebra (4 credits)
    • MTH 4270 Applied Probability & Statistics (3 credits)
    • ENGR 3000 Co-op Prep (1 credits)
    • CTA 3010 Co-op I (2 credits)
    • ENL 3030 Technical Writing (3 credits) (Not required for students taking ENGR 1080 as part of the Mechanics Focus)

    Electronics Focus (37 credits)

    • CSSE 1712 Intro to Programming I (3 credits)
    • ENGR 1022 Engineering Graphic & Computer Aided Design (1 credits)
    • ENGR 1023 Engineering Computing & Problem Solving (1 credits)
    • ENGR 4220 Control Systems (3 credits)
    • ELEE 2640 Digital Logic Circuits I (3 credits)
    • ELEE 2650 Digital Logic Circuits I Laboratory (1 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 3860 Introduction to Microcontrollers (3 credits)
    • ELEE 3870 Introduction to Microcontrollers Laboratory (1 credits)
    • ELEE 2520 EE Fundamentals II (3 credits)
    • ELEE 2530 EE Fundamentals II Lab (1 credits)
    • ELEE 3540 Electronic Systems (3 credits)
    • ELEE 3550 Electronic Systems Lab (1 credits)
    • ELEE 3880 Signals & Systems (3 credits)
    • ELEE T.E. Technical Elective #1 (3 credits)
    • ELEE T.E. Technical Elective #2 (3 credits)

    Mechanics Focus (37 credits)

    • CSSE 1712 Intro to Programming I (3 credits)
    • ENGR 1022 Engineering Graphic & Computer Aided Design (1 credits)
    • ENGR 1023 Engineering Computing & Problem Solving (1 credits)
    • ENGR 1080 Fundamentals of Engineering Design (2 credits)
    • 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)
    • MENG 3820 Manufacturing Processes (3 credits)
    • ENGR 3260 Mechanics of Materials (3 credits)
    • ENGR 3270 Mechanics of Materials Lab (1 credits)
    • MENG 3900 Intermediate Mechanics of Materials (3 credits)

    Environmental Systems Focus (35 credits)

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


    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 Courses

    Environmental Engineering Elective (21 credits)

    Select 21 credits.

    • 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 4900 Municipal Design Using Geographical Info Sys (3 credits)
    • CIVE 4910 Geographic Information Systems (3 credits)
    • CIVE 4880 Solid Waste (3 credits)
    • ENGR 3333 Engineering Sustainability (3 credits)

    Detroit Mercy Core Curriculum and Engineering Core Courses

    • MTH 1410 Analytical Geometry/Calculus I (4 credits)
    • MTH 1420 Analytical Geometry/Calculus II (4 credits)
    • MTH 2410 Analytical Geometry/Calculus III (4 credits)
    • MTH 3720 Differential Equations with Linear Algebra (4 credits)
    • MTH 4270 Applied Probability & Statistics (3 credits)
    • CHM 1070 General Chemistry I (3 credits)
    • CHM 1100 General Chemistry Lab I (1 credits)
    • ENL 3030 Technical Writing (3 credits)
    • PHY 1600 General Physics I (3 credits)
    • PHY 1610 General Physics Lab I (1 credits)
    • PHY 1620 General Physics II (3 credits)
    • PHY 1630 General Physics Lab II (1 credits)

    Robotics and Mechatronics Systems Concentration

    Mark Paulik, RMSEw/EE Program Director, Nizar Al-Holou, Chair ECE

    The BUCT/Detroit Mercy RMSE program is only available to BUCT students as it is currently structured. Similar programs with other international entities are possible. This is a second-degree program in that the Detroit Mercy Bachelor of Engineering degree is conferred only after the BUCT degree is conferred.

    Detroit Mercy Entry Requirements:

    BUCT and Detroit Mercy have jointly developed contractual entry requirements based on student grades and pre-requisites for the ECE Department’s Bachelor of Engineering, major in engineering, with a concentration in Robotics and Mechatronics 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.

    English proficiency requirements are as follows: students may achieve an IELTS score of at least 6.0 or a TOEFL score of 80 (at least a 21 in the writing section). Otherwise the students can be conditionally admitted to the program. If students cannot offer a passing TOEFL or IELTS score, students can take an English Proficiency test administered by Detroit Mercy either at Detroit Mercy or at BUCT with a Detroit Mercy representative. If students do not achieve a passing score on the English Proficiency test, they may take English as a Second Language (ESL) at Detroit Mercy, or take a Detroit Mercy-approved English course at School of International Education of BUCT and obtain a Detroit Mercy-approved minimum grade to demonstrate English proficiency. Students should pay a fee for this ESL course. Detroit Mercy may allow students in intermediate and advanced English classes to take classes in their major field of study concurrent with ESL classes.

    Note that contract requirements may change depending on Detroit Mercy regulations and USA Government visa regulations.  Admission to the Bachelor of Engineering with a RMSE concentration program at Detroit Mercy requires admission to both the BUCT program and later the Detroit Mercy Bachelor of Engineering program. Transcripts are evaluated and admission decisions rendered by the ECE 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.

    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 ECE Department Industrial Advisory Board (IAB). 

    Bach of Eng RMSE Concentration Courses Completed at Detroit Mercy:

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

Program Contact Information

Program Coordinator: Carolyn Rimle
Engineering 242
Telephone: (313) 993-3362