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2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog Archived Catalog

Engineering: STEM Education, B.S.E.


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Program Mission:

The mission of UTC’s ENGR program is to provide accessible education in the theory and application of engineering in a supportive, interdisciplinary environment that

  • Prepares students for successful careers in industry, government, and academia
  • Emphasizes project-based design
  • Promotes life-long learning
  • Serves the engineering profession
Program Objectives:

In support of this mission, UTC’s ENGR program produces graduates who, upon entering the work force or advanced studies:

  • Function as successful professionals in a variety of engineering disciplines
  • Function effectively in multidisciplinary environments
  • Adapt to various environments
  • Participate in further knowledge building opportunities
  • Are progressing toward Professional Registration

The Engineering program faculty includes those with degrees in this program area as well as faculty from other programs who teach the engineering fundamental courses.

Degree and Accreditation:

Graduates of this program receive the B.S.E. degree. This program is accredited by the EAC of ABET Inc. under the Engineering Program Criteria.

 

The STEM Education program in Engineering provides students the opportunity to (1) obtain a B.S.E degree that emphasizes the general focus of engineering across disciplines or within a discipline and (2) obtain eligibility for teacher licensure (for teaching Mathematics or Physics) in Tennessee and in those states that grant reciprocity privileges to graduates of institutions accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). The students’ education culminates in engineering design and student teaching design (curriculum creation and classroom teaching) experiences.

STEM Engineering students are advised by the faculty in the Engineering program. The specific STEM curriculum courses and activities are housed in and supported by the STEM Education Program  at UTC.

General Education


(see General Education Requirements  for list of approved courses)

Rhetoric and Composition: (6 hours)


  •  Two approved courses in rhetoric and composition

Natural Sciences: (8 hours)


  • Two approved natural science courses, at least one including a laboratory component

Humanities and Fine Arts: (6 hours)


Cultures and Civilizations: (3 hours)


  • One approved Non-Western Cultures and Civilizations course

Behavioral and Social Sciences: (6 hours)


  • Two approved behavioral or social sciences courses

    (ECON 1010  and ECON 1020  recommended)
     

Program and Related Courses


Engineering Requirements:


  • Pick 13 hours of engineering courses from a single engineering discipline or a multiple of engineering disciplines. No more than 4 hours can be at the 2000 level.

Additional Information and Notes:


Minimum 128 earned hours required for graduation.

Minimum 39 hours at the 3000-4000 level.

For admission to the Teacher Education Program (TEP): Earn a minimum 2.75 cumulative grade point average, a 2.75 average on all courses taken at UTC, a 2.75 GPA in education courses with no grade lower than C, and a 2.75 in content area courses with no grade lower than C.

In addition to the department and university requirements there are the following minimum requirements for graduation with licensure: 2.5 cumulative average, 2.5 at UTC, 2.5 average in STEM courses with no grade lower than C, 2.5 average in courses in licensure content area courses with no grade lower than C.

See Degree and Graduation Requirements  for additional requirements.

ClearPath Showcase


ClearPath Showcases provide students with an opportunity to see program requirements defined in a semester-by-semester format. The ClearPath Showcases also provide students with important tips, pointers, and suggestions for staying on track with progress toward the degree. Students should also meet regularly with their academic advisor.

Click on the link below for a printable ClearPath Showcase for your academic program:

Engineering: STEM Education, B.S.E.

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