Engineering (BE)

Engineering (BE)

Description

For special cohort programs and students with individual career plans or situations that cannot be accommodated by the other 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, although it is accredited through 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 (in most cases the credits are higher).  A minimum of 30 credits total and 24 credits in the concentration must be Detroit Mercy courses.  Candidates for the Bachelor of Engineering degree must have a minimum 2.00 overall GPA, a minimum 2.00 GPA in the major courses from the concentration, and "C" or equivalent grades in all transferred courses.

Concentrations include:

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    Electrical Engineering Concentration

    Utayba Mohammad, Ph.D, Chair, Electrical & Computer Engineering and Computer Science Department
    Email: mohammut@udmercy.edu

    The Bachelor of Engineering with an Electrical Engineering 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.

    Learning Outcomes:

    The foundation and major courses for this concentration reflect the majority of the academic classes taken for the Bachelor of Electrical Engineering (BEE) degree. As such, similar courses are regularly assessed with outcome worksheets generated by the faculty and reviewed by a faculty committee and the ECECS Department Industrial Advisory Board (IAB). Therefore, the Learning Outcomes will be similar to those for the Bachelor of Electrical Engineering program.

    Engineering Foundation Courses (40 credits)

    • CHM 1070 General Chemistry I (3 credits)
    • CHM 1100 General Chemistry I Lab (1 credits)
    • ENGR 1000 Engineering Ethics (2 credits)
    • ENGR 1020 Basics Engineering Graphics (1 credit)
    • ENGR 1023 Engineering Computing & Problem Solving (1 credit)
    • ENGR 1080 Fundamentals of Engineering Design (2 credits)
    • ENL 3030 Technical Writing (3 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)

    Electrical Engineering Major Courses (65 credits)

    • CSSE 1712 Introduction to Programming I (3 credits)
    • CSSE 1722 Introduction to Programming II (3 credits)
    • ELEE 2500 Fundamentals of Electrical and Computer Engineering I (3 credits)
    • ELEE 2510 Fundamentals of Electrical and Computer Engineering I Lab (1 credit)
    • ELEE 2520 Fundamentals of Electrical and Computer Engineering II (3 credits)
    • ELEE 2530 Fundamentals of Electrical and Computer Engineering II Lab (1 credit)
    • ELEE 2640 Digital Logic Circuits (3 credits)
    • ELEE 2650 Digital Logic Circuits Lab (1 credit)
    • ELEE 3540 Electronic Systems (3 credits)
    • ELEE 3550 Electronic Systems Laboratory (1 credit)
    • ELEE 3660 Electromagnetics I (3 credits)
    • ELEE 3720 Electromechanical Energy Conversion (3 credits)
    • ELEE 3740 Communication Theory I (3 credits)
    • ELEE 3860 Introduction to Microcontrollers (3 credits)
    • ELEE 3870 Introduction to Microcontrollers Lab (1 credit)
    • ELEE 3880 Signals and Systems (3 credits)
    • ELEE 4000 Hardware and Software Integration (3 credits)
    • ELEE 4011 ECE Senior Capstone Design I (2 credits)
    • ELEE 4012 ECE Senior Capstone Design I Lab (1 credit)
    • ELEE 4031 ECE Senior Capstone Design II (2 credits)
    • ELEE 4032 ECE Senior Capstone Design II Lab (1 credit)
    • ENGR 3300 Principles of Mechanical Engineering (3 credits)
    • ENGR 4220 Control Systems (3 credits)
    • PHY 3690 Modern Physics with Device Applications (3 credits)
    • Technical Elective I (ELEE course 4000-level) (3 credits)
    • Technical Elective II (ELEE course 4000-level) (3 credits)
    • Technical Elective III (select any engineering discipline, computer science, or math course 4000-level) with advisor approval (3 credits)

    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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    Environmental Engineering Concentration

    Utpal Dutta, Ph.D, P.E., Chair, Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering Department
    Email: duttau@udmercy.edu

    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, climate change, 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 program at Detroit Mercy focuses on two predominant areas of Environmental Engineering: water and land. 

    Learning Outcomes: 

    Graduates of the program should have:

    1. an ability to identify, formulate and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering science, and mathematics
    2. 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
    3. an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences 
    4. an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgements, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental and societal context
    5. 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
    6. an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgement to draw conclusions
    7. an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

    Engineering Foundation Courses (38 credits)

    • CHM 1070 General Chemistry I (3 credits)
    • CHM 1100 General Chemistry I Lab (1 credits)
    • CSSE 1712 Introduction to Programming I (3 credits)
    • ENGR 1000 Engineering Ethics (2 credits)
    • ENGR 1050 Engineering Graphics & 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)

    Environmental Engineering Major Courses (66 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 3333 Engineering Sustainability (3 credits)  
    • ENGR 4000 Environmental Impact (3 credits)      
    • ENGR 4444 Engineering Creativity & Leadership (3 credits) 
    • ENL 3030 Technical Writing (3 credits)  
    • CIVE 2100 Intro to Environmental Engineering (3 credits) 
    • CIVE 3480 Soil Mechanics (3 credits)  
    • CIVE 3490 Soil Mechanics Lab (1 credits)  
    • CIVE 4500 Water and Waste Water Engineering (3 credits)  
    • CIVE 4510 Water and Waste Water Engineering Lab (1 credits)  
    • CIVE 4530 Hydraulics & Hydrology (3 credits) 
    • CIVE 4722 Engineering Geology (3 credits)      
    • CIVE 4820  Senior Design (3 credits)    
    • CIVE 4830 Hazardous Waste (3 credits)  
    • CIVE 4840 Environmental Chemistry (3 credits)  
    • CIVE 4860 Environmental Microbiology (3 credits)  
    • CIVE 4900 Municipal Design Using Geographical Info Sys (3 credits)  
    • Technical Elective I: CIVE 4700 Environmental Management or other approved course (3 credits)  
    • Technical Elective II: CIVE 4700 Green Construction or other approved course (3 credits)   

    Detroit Mercy Core Curriculum courses

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

    Learning Outcomes:

    The foundation and major courses for this concentration reflect the majority of academic classes taken for the Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (BME) degree. Therefore, the Learning Outcomes will be similar to those for the Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering program.

    Engineering Foundation Courses (45 credits)

    • CHM 1050 Introduction to General Chemistry I (4 credits)
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    • CHM 1070 General Chemistry I (3 credits) and CHM 1100 General Chemistry I Lab (1 credits)
    • CSSE 1710/1711 Introduction to Programming I/ Lab (4 credits)
    • ENGR 1000 Engineering Ethics (2 credits)
    • ENGR 1020 Basics Engineering Graphics (1 credit)
    • ENGR 1021 Intermediate Engineering Graphics and Computer Aided Design (1 credit)
    • ENGR 1023 Engineering Computing & Problem Solving (1 credit)
    • ENGR 1080 Fundamentals of Engineering Design (2 credits)
    • ENGR 1234 Introductory Mathematics for Engineering Applications (3 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)

    Mechanical Engineering Major Courses (60 credits)

    • ENGR 3120 Statics (3 credits)
    • ENGR 3130 Dynamics (3 credits)
    • ENGR 3140 Fluid Mechanics (3 credits)
    • ENGR 3150 Thermodynamics I (3 credits)
    • ENGR 3170 Science of Materials (3 credits)
    • ENGR 3190 Fluid Mechanics Laboratory (1 credits)
    • ENGR 3200 Principles of Electrical Engineering (3 credits)
    • ENGR 3210 Principles of Electrical Engineering Laboratory (1 credits)
    • ENGR 3260 Mechanics of Materials (3 credits)
    • ENGR 3270 Mechanics of Materials Lab (1 credits)
    • ENGR 3400 Heat Transfer (3 credits)
    • ENGR 3410 Heat Transfer Lab (1 credits)
    • ENGR 4220 Control Systems (3 credits)
    • MENG 3610 Mechanical Measurements Lab (2 credits)
    • MENG 3800 Thermodynamics II (3 credits)
    • MENG 3820 Manufacturing Processes (3 credits)
    • MENG 3830 Manufacturing Processes Lab (1 credits)
    • MENG 3900 Intermediate Mechanics of Materials (3 credits)
    • MENG 3920 Machine Design (3 credits)
    • MENG 4920 Computer Aided Engineering (3 credits)
    • MENG 4930 Prototype Design I (2 credits)
    • MENG 4950 Prototype Design II (3 credits)
    • Technical Elective I: 3000 or 4000 level approved engineering, math, or science course (3 credits)
    • Technical Elective II: 3000 or 4000 level approved engineering, math, or science course (3 credits)

    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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    Robotics and Mechatronic Systems Concentration

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

    Utayba Mohammad, Ph.D, Chair, Electrical & Computer Engineering and Computer Science Department
    Email: mohammut@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:

    The required courses for the BUCT BEN_RMSE program consist of classes taken at BUCT as well as courses taken at Detroit Mercy. They are comprised of courses selected from the Detroit Mercy RMSEw/EE program.  As such, similar courses are regularly assessed with outcome worksheets generated by the faculty and reviewed by a faculty committee and the ECECS Department Industrial Advisory Board (IAB). The Learning Outcomes are similar to those of the Bachelor of Robotics and Mechatronic Systems with a Concentration in Electrical Engineering degree (BRMSE/EE).

    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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    Software Engineering Concentration

    Shadi Bani Taan, Ph.D, Director, Software Engineering/Computer Science
    Email: banitash@udmercy.edu

    The Bachelor of Engineering with a Software Engineering Concentration is typically only available to specific international program students. After a review and consultation with the Software Engineering/Computer Science director, transfer students may have previous coursework transferred.

    Learning Outcomes:

    The foundation and major courses for this concentration reflect the majority of academic classes taken for the Bachelor of  Science in Computer Science (BSCS) degree. Therefore, the Learning Outcomes will be similar to those for the Bachelor of Computer Science program.


    Engineering Foundation Courses (30 credits)

    • ENGR 1000 Engineering Ethics (2 credits)
    • ENL 3030 Technical Writing (3 credits)   
    • MTH 1410 Analytic Geometry & Calculus I (4 credits)
    • MTH 1420 Analytic Geometry & Calculus II (4 credits)
    • MTH 2760 Discrete Mathematics (3 credits)
    • MTH 4270 Applied Probability & Statistics (3 credits)
    • MTH Elective I: MTH 3000-4000 level (3-4 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)

    Software Engineering Major Courses (66 credits) 

    • CSSE 1710 Introduction to Programming I (3 credits)
    • CSSE 1711 Introduction to Programming I Lab (1 credit)
    • CSSE 1720 Introduction to Programming II (3 credits)
    • CSSE 1721 Introduction to Programming II Lab (1 credit)
    • CSSE 2130 Java (3 credits)
    • CSSE 3430 Data Structures & Algorithm Analysis (3 credits)
    • CSSE 3540 Database Systems and Programming (3 credits)
    • CSSE 4150 Introduction to Software Engineering (3 credits)
    • CSSE 4400 Software Requirements Engineering (3 credits)
    • CSSE 4440 Web Technology (3 credits)
    • CSSE 4490 Operating Systems (3 credits)
    • CSSE 4540 Computer Security (3 credits)
    • CSSE 4550 Introduction to Artificial Intelligence (3 credits)
    • CSSE 4570 Software Project Management (3 credits)
    • CSSE 4610 Introduction to Data Mining (3 credits)  
    • CSSE 4951 Senior Design I (3 credits)
    • CSSE 4952 Senior Design II (3 credits)
    • ELEE 2640 Digital Logic Circuits I (3 credits)
    • ELEE 4680 Computer Networking (3 credits)
    • ELEE 4690 Computer Networking Laboratory (1 credit)
    • ELEE 4800 Computer Organization and Architecture (3 credits)
    • Technical Elective I - CSSE/ELEE 4000-level course (3 credits)
    • Technical Elective II - CSSE 4000-level course (3 credits)   
    • Technical Elective III - CSSE 4000-level course (3 credits) 

    Detroit Mercy Core Curriculum courses

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

General Program Contact Information

See specific departmental contacts listed under each concentration.

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