Dual-Degree Engineering

Curriculum

General Education (Core) — 33-48 hours

Refer to the general education requirements for more information.

Dual-Degree Engineering Major* — 57-60 hours

In addition to completing the college’s general education requirements, a student pursuing bachelor of science degrees under DDEP must complete the following courses at Morehouse.

General Science Requirements (15 hours)

  • HBIO 111 General Biology (not required for all majors)
  • HBIO 113 Comprehensive Biology
  • HCHE 111 Elementary Inorganic Chemistry I
  • HCHE 112 Elementary Inorganic Chemistry II
  • HCSC 110 Computer Programming I (MATLAB preferred)
  • HCSC 160 Computer Programming II (required only for computer engineering majors)

Pre-Engineering Requirements (12 hours)

  • HEGR 101 Freshman Engineering Design
  • HEGR 103 Engineering Graphics
  • HEGR 205 Engineering Statics
  • HEGR 206 Mechanics of Materials (required only for aerospace, materials, and mechanical engineering majors)
  • HEGR 308 Engineering Dynamics

Mathematics Requirements (18 hours)

  • HMTH 161 Calculus I
  • HMTH 162 Calculus II
  • HMTH 263 Calculus III
  • HMTH 271 Introduction to Linear Algebra
  • HMTH 321 Introduction to Ordinary Differential Equations

Introductory Physics Sequence (12 hours)

  • HPHY 154 Mechanics
  • HPHY 253 Electricity and Magnetism
  • HPHY 254 Optics and Modern Physics

By taking HBIO 113 Comprehensive Biology and HCHE 111 Elementary Inorganic Chemistry, a student majoring in physics will satisfy the general education science requirement for the B.S. degree. Students can alternatively take higher-level courses in these disciplines.

*Computer engineering only

Bachelor of Science Degree in Applied Physics

The applied physics program involves a physics curriculum that complements various fields of engineering and extends the knowledge base in physics for students who pursue this major. The applied physics program is available only to students in the dual-degree engineering program with majors in aerospace, architectural, biomedical, civil, computer, electrical, environmental, mechanical, or nuclear engineering. All students with majors in these engineering fields should consider the applied physics program. It is attractive from the perspectives of both time and curriculum.

In addition to completing the college’s general education requirements, a student pursuing the bachelor of science degree in applied physics must complete a program of study that consists of the following three components: pre-engineering requirements, core physics requirements, and engineering requirements.

Pre-engineering Requirements*

These requirements are the pre-engineering courses belonging to the dual-degree engineering program.

General Science Requirements (15–18 hours)

  • HBIO 113 Comprehensive Biology
  • HCHE 111 Elementary Inorganic Chemistry I
  • HCHE 112 Elementary Inorganic Chemistry II
  • HCSC 110 Computer Programming I (MATLAB preferred)
  • HCSC 160 Computer Programming II (required only for computer engineering majors)

Pre-Engineering Requirements (15–18 hours)

  • HEGR 101 Freshman Engineering Design
  • HEGR 103 Engineering Graphics
  • HEGR 205 Engineering Statics
  • HEGR 206 Mechanics of Materials (required only for aerospace, materials, and mechanical engineering majors)
  • HEGR 308 Engineering Dynamics

Mathematics Requirements (18 hours)

  • HMTH 161 Calculus I
  • HMTH 162 Calculus II
  • HMTH 263 Calculus III
  • HMTH 271 Introduction to Linear Algebra
  • HMTH 321 Introduction to Ordinary Differential Equations

Physics Requirements (12 hours)

  • HPHY 154 Mechanics
  • HPHY 253 Electricity and Magnetism
  • HPHY 254 Optics and Modern Physics

Core Physics Requirements

The student must take three of the following upper-level physics courses according to his engineering field.

  • HPHY 351 Junior Laboratory
  • HPHY 353 Mathematical Physics I
  • HPHY 360 Thermodynamics
  • HPHY 361 Electromagnetic Theory
  • HPHY 362 Classical Mechanics
  • HPHY 363 Quantum Mechanics I
  • HPHY 460 Special Problems in Physics (as nanoscience)

The required courses for the various engineering fields are as follows.

  • Aerospace or mechanical engineering: 353, 360, (361 or 363)
  • Architectural, civil, or environmental engineering: 353, (360 or 362), (361 or 363)
  • Biomedical or nuclear engineering: 353, (351 or 460), (360 or 361)
  • Computer or electrical engineering: 353, 362, (360 or 363)

Engineering Requirements

At the engineering institution, the student must take at least 12 hours of upper-level (that is, junior or senior) engineering courses. At least six of these 12 hours must be at the senior level. Moreover, the student must complete one upper-level laboratory course at the engineering institution. Note that these requirements at the engineering institution are most likely part of the student’s program there.

Upon completion of all degree requirements, the student is awarded a B.S. degree in applied physics according to DDEP Option II.

*Computer engineering only