College of Engineering and Applied Science
Michael Pishko, Dean
2085 Engineering Building
Phone: (307) 766-4253, Fax: (307) 766-4444
Engineering is a profession that truly makes a difference. Engineers constantly discover how to improve lives by creating new solutions to real world problems and needs. From small villages to large cities, engineers are involved in innovative improvements to all aspects of life from health care, to energy production, to protecting and rehabilitating the environment, to developing the newest technological device. The broad background of communication, mathematical, scientific and problem solving skills provided at the University of Wyoming will prepare engineering graduates to pursue careers in engineering, construction, environmental policy, even medicine or law. The possibilities are endless! The creativity and innovative thinking developed in engineering enables students to lead rewarding lives, work with inspiring people, and give back to their communities.
Computer science is a profession that is closely affiliated with engineering. At the University of Wyoming, degrees in computer science are awarded through the College of Engineering and Applied Science. The technology trends in this industry are also advancing at a tremendous rate. This requires that computer science education be at the forefront of new computing technologies, software languages, and networking.
Earth System Science (ESS) is a new, interdisciplinary major founded on the need to study the entire Earth system in order to address issues such as global warming, energy use, and ecosystem change. Each student is required to declare a concentration, which thus far include anthropology, atmospheric science, biology, botany, education, geography, geology and geophysics, and soil science. The curricula were designed to be rigorous enough that students completing the program would qualify for graduate studies in their concentration. Further details may be obtained at http://www.uwyo.edu/ess.
The University of Wyoming's College of Engineering and Applied Science will provide excellent education, research, and service in chosen fields of engineering and applied science. The College emphasizes connectivity with society, life-long learning, and the essential problem-solving and collaborative skills needed to address the frontier challenges facing Wyoming, the nation and the world.
In direct support of the goals of the individual departments within the College of Engineering and Applied Science, the design process is consistently developed and integrated throughout the curriculum from the freshman year through the senior year. Within the engineering science program, design elements such as basic analysis skills, communication skills, experimental skills, computational skills, problem solving skills and design methodology are taught. At the departmental level, these skills are developed further and the concepts of design methodology are reinforced. The design process culminates in a comprehensive design experience within the student's major.
The following undergraduate programs are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET: architectural engineering, chemical engineering, civil engineering, computer engineering, electrical engineering, energy systems engineering, mechanical engineering, and petroleum engineering.
Various options within different engineering programs are accredited as part of the primary major. That is, the electrical engineering/bioengineering option is accredited as an electrical engineering degree, and the chemical engineering/petroleum option is accredited as a chemical engineering degree.
The Bachelor of Science in Computer Science is accredited by the Computer Accreditation Commission of ABET.
Programs of Study
Bachelor of Science
Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering
Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering
Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering
Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering
Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering
Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering
Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering
Bachelor of Science in Energy Systems Engineering
Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering
Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering
Bachelor of Science in Earth System Science
Doctor of Philosophy
Master of Science
Civil engineering/water resources
Candidates for the various master's degrees in engineering are required to do a full year's work in residence either under Plan A or Plan B. For details on graduate work in engineering, consult the Graduate Bulletin or write to the dean of the College of Engineering and Applied Science.
Students should understand that a strong background in mathematics is necessary to begin actively pursuing the engineering curriculum. Credit toward an engineering degree is not allowed for algebra and trigonometry. Students who did not take these courses in high school must take them at the University without engineering degree credit.
Coursework in all four-year curricula stresses the mastery of subjects fundamental to all fields of engineering. The balance of the program is divided between cultural context and courses applying to the particular field selected. The aim is to provide the student with such groundwork that the general principles acquired may be used successfully in any one of the several specialized fields he or she may follow after graduation.
Depending on the major, a minimum of 125 to 132 semester hours of credit is required for the bachelor's degree from the College of Engineering and Applied Science. All course work must be selected with prior approval. Detailed outlines of curricula are presented later under headings of the various departments of the college. Since most engineering programs are similar during the first year, students may change an engineering major during this time with little or no loss in credit.
The electives in cultural context must be selected such that the student meets all university studies requirements not covered by specific courses in the detailed curriculum outlines.
Degree candidates must meet the academic requirements of the university and must have a grade point average of 2.0 (C) or above in all engineering courses attempted at this university.
Students may not take a course for S/U credit to satisfy any requirement for a degree from the College of Engineering and Applied Science, unless the course is offered for S/U credit only.
The College of Engineering and Applied Science adheres to prerequisite coursework being completed before moving forward to advanced coursework. If a student is found to be enrolled in a course without meeting the prerequisites, the student will be administratively dropped from the course.
All undergraduate engineering programs within the College of Engineering and Applied Science use the Fundamentals of Engineering Exam as one of their methods of outcomes assessment. As a graduation requirement, students must complete the exam, with a good faith effort, within one year prior to their expected graduation.
Preparation for the profession of engineering requires diligent work in the various curricula. The required credit hours can be completed in a four-year program, but because of the rigorous nature of some of the courses involved, some students may require additional time to complete degree requirements.
All engineering curricula are subject to minor program changes. The published curricula are general guides. Prospective students should consult the individual departments for current information.
The College of Engineering and Applied Science offers coursework and research opportunities leading to the following master's degrees: master of science in atmospheric science, chemical engineering, civil engineering, computer science, electrical engineering, environmental engineering, mechanical engineering, and petroleum engineering. Candidates for the various master's degrees in engineering are required to do a full year's study in residence either under Plan A or Plan B.
Only graduates with satisfactory GPAs in programs accredited by ABET are granted full admission to graduate study. In addition, graduates with satisfactory GPAs in undergraduate disciplines of meteorology, physics, mathematics, or related fields can be granted full admission to graduate studies in atmospheric science. Other engineering graduates can be admitted on a provisional basis.
The College of Engineering and Applied Science offers coursework and research opportunities leading to the following doctoral degrees: Ph.D. in atmospheric science, chemical engineering, civil engineering, computer science, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, and petroleum engineering. Interdisciplinary programs of study and research leading to one of the above disciplinary degrees can be developed.