B.S. in Engineering
Azusa Pacific’s B.S. in Engineering equips students with an excellent foundation in principles that prepare them for careers in a variety of engineering fields, including aerospace, agriculture, automotive, business, computer science, defense, energy, and health care. The engineering curriculum includes courses in mechanics, electrical circuits, electronics, digital systems, and control systems, and all courses are strongly anchored on foundational coursework in mathematics and physics including calculus, differential equations, and probability theory. Two concentration areas are available: systems engineering and computer engineering. System engineering deals with the engineering and management of large, complex systems such as aerospace systems, military systems, transportation systems, communications and networks systems, and health care systems. Computer engineering focuses on computer hardware and software architectures, computer networks, and a wide range of computer applications. In both concentrations, substantial laboratory experiences are built into the curriculum and strong software skills are emphasized.
A two-semester design project in the senior year challenges students to work in teams and design, build, and test a major engineering product as the culmination of all coursework completed. These projects usually involve external sponsors and mentors. An engineering internship that provides hands-on experience also is part of the curriculum requirements.
Job opportunities for engineering graduates are plentiful in Southern California, nationwide, and globally—a multitude of aerospace companies need systems engineers, and computer engineers are in high demand in every industry and business.
Engineering students are required to have a laptop for classroom work. In addition to General Education requirements, a minimum of 51 computer science/engineering units, and 30 mathematics and physics units (for a total of 81 units), are required for the Bachelor of Science in Engineering.
|Engineering Requirements 1|
|CS/ENGR 120||Introduction to Computer Science I 2, F/S||4|
|CS/ENGR 125||Introduction to Computer Science II F/S||4|
|CS/ENGR 160||Discrete Structures F/S||3|
|ECON 250||Principles of Macroeconomics 3||3|
|ENGR 150||Introduction to Mechanics F||3|
|ENGR 215||Electrical Circuits and Systems F||4|
|ENGR 240||Digital Logic Systems 2, F||4|
|ENGR 245||Electronics S||4|
|ENGR 325||Control Systems F||3|
|ENGR 470||Senior Design Project I F||2|
|ENGR 480||Senior Design Project II 2, S||2|
|ENGR 491||Engineering Internship (3 units needed for graduation) F/S, 4||3|
|Math and Physics Requirements|
|MATH 165||Calculus I F/S||3|
|MATH 166||Calculus II F/S||3|
|MATH 268||Multivariable Calculus F/S||3|
|MATH 270||Ordinary Differential Equations S||4|
|ENGR 271||Advanced Math for Engineers S||4|
|MATH 361||Probability and Statistics I F/S||3|
|PHYC 161||Physics for Science and Engineering I F, 5||5|
|PHYC 162||Physics for Science and Engineering II S||5|
|Concentration (see below)||12|
|Systems Engineering Concentration 6|
Choose 9 units from the following:
|Discrete Systems Modeling and Simulation F|
|Systems Engineering Principles S|
|Systems Design F|
|Green Power Systems|
|Decision and Risk Analysis F|
|Computer Engineering Concentration 6|
|Algorithms and Data Structures F/S|
Choose 9 units from the following:
|Digital Signal Processing S|
|Artificial Intelligence F|
|Mobile App Development F|
|Internet of Things S|
|Topics in Computer Science|
|Computer Architecture and Organization|
The Writing 2 course recommended, but not required, by the Department of Engineering and Computer Science is WRIT 242.
Meets 1 unit of the General Education Oral Communication requirement (taking CS 120 or ENGR 120, CS 290, and CS 480; OR CS 120 or ENGR 120, ENGR 240, and ENGR 480 satisfies the General Education Oral Communication requirement).
Meets the General Education Social Sciences requirement.
Meets the General Education Integrative and Applied Learning requirement.
Meets the General Education Natural Sciences requirement.
To receive credit for a concentration, students must take 12 units from a single concentration. Students may choose electives from either concentration to meet the unit requirement, but they will not earn a concentration.
|F||Offered in Fall only|
|S||Offered in Spring only|
|F/S||Offered in both Fall and Spring terms|
|EF||Offered in Fall in even years|
|ES||Offered in Spring in even years|
|OF||Offered in Fall in odd years|
|OS||Offered in Spring in odd years|
Program Learning OutcomesStudents who successfully complete this program shall be able to:
- Identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
- 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.
- Communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
- Recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts.
- Function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives.
- Develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
- Acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.
- Use relevant software systems and tools pertinent to modern engineering practice.