College of Engineering
Keya Sadeghipour, Acting Dean
3rd Floor Engineering Building
1947 N. 12th Street
Goals and Objectives
It is the mission of the College of Engineering (COE) to provide an
affordable, high quality learning experience, and a supportive environment
in engineering, engineering technology, and related fields of study. The
College attaches importance to scholarship, teaching, discovery, research,
practice, and service, all aimed at improving the quality of life and the
economic viability of our society. Its aim is to promote lifelong
learning, problem-solving abilities, and success for all who interact with
The College offers undergraduate curricula in engineering, engineering
technology, applied interdisciplinary science, and also a variety of
continuing education courses for non-degree students.
The programs in engineering, leading to the Bachelor of Science in
Engineering degree, prepare students for positions in engineering which
require a broad preparation in mathematics and the engineering sciences at
the entry level; they are recommended for those who expect to become
registered professional engineers, pursue an advanced degree, or become
involved in conceptual design, planning, research, and development in
The programs in engineering technology which lead to the Bachelor of
Science in Engineering Technology degree educate students for careers as
engineering technologists. They participate as members of the engineering
team translating concepts into functioning systems and supervising
subsequent implementation by technicians and craftsmen.
Graduates of the COE find employment in manufacturing, construction
management, sales engineering, inspection and quality control, production
engineering and management, research and development, purchasing,
technical field services, application engineering, engineering design,
computer systems and software manufacturing, and organizations applying
computers for research or production. Following on-the-job experience,
they can qualify for positions of a supervisory and managerial nature;
others may qualify as registered professional engineers.
Day and evening courses are offered at the Main Campus and at Ambler
Campus. All programs may be completed at the Main Campus.
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Admission to the University does not guarantee admission to particular
programs in the College of Engineering. Because programs in the college
have varying admissions requirements, students should contact the Office
of Undergraduate Studies, Room 326, for further information
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The following intercollege minor programs have been developed with the
cooperation of the appropriate COE department and the Physics Department
of the College of Science and Technology. While the program will be
particularly useful to students majoring in Physics who may be interested
in doing graduate work in either Electrical or Mechanical Engineering,
this minor is available to all CST students who have completed the
prerequisite courses. A minimum GPA of 2.3 in the minor courses will be
required of any student successfully completing this minor.
Minor in Applied Science -- Electrical Engineering
EE 9 s.h.
Elective Courses (must take a minimum of 9 s.h. from junior and senior
courses) The best* sequence is:
- 0161 4 s.h.
- 0165 4 s.h.
- 0210 4 s.h.
EE 12 s.h.
*Deviations from this "best" sequence must be approved by the
- 0254/0255 4 s.h.
- 0256/0257 4 s.h.
- 0282 3 s.h.
Minor in Applied Science -- Mechanical Engineering
Basic courses of 11 credits.
Students my take elective courses in one of three tracks:
- ENGR 0132 Dynamics 3 s.h.
- ENGR 0133 Mechanics of Solids 3 s.h.
- ME 0004 & 0005 Labs
- ME 0231 Machine Design 3 s.h.
ENERGY CONVERSION courses of 9 credits.
DYNAMIC SYSTEMS & CONTROLS courses of 10 credits
- ME 0006 & 0008 Labs 2 s.h.
- ME 0371 & 0381 Adv. Thermo. Internal Comb. Eng. 4 s.h.
- ME 0372 Heat and Mass Transfer 3 s.h.
CAD/ CAM courses of 9 credits
- EE 0063 or 0066 Electrical Devices and Systems I or II 4 s.h.
- ME 0221 Dynamic Systems
- ME 0382 Vib. Mech. and Control Sys. 3 s.h.
Either elective track will result in a total of 25 or 26 semester hours.
- ENGR 0310 CAD/CAM
- ME 0375 Data Acquisition 3 s.h.
- ET 0252 Mfg. Cont. Sys. 3 s.h
Cooperative Education & Internship
Steven Ridenour, Acting Coordinator
Full-time matriculated Engineering and Engineering Technology students
who have a GPA greater than 2.5 and who have completed at least 60
semester hours (at least 12 at Temple) towards the baccalaureate degree
may apply for paid cooperative work experience (full- or part-time)
during six month or summer periods. This normally takes 5 years to
complete the degree. Students who have completed the sophomore year
of their program may apply for a paid internship for their junior
and senior year. This program is managed by the Center for Student
Professional Development. Work experience is gained in summers and
throughout the academic year. The internship allows the student to
finish in the traditional four years and still gain a year of experience.
Engineering and Engineering Technology students may register and receive
technical elective credits for their work experience with the courses ENGR
0380, 381, or 382 (2-4 s.h.).
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Professional Societies and Organizations
The following professional societies and organizations are located within
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- American Concrete Institute (ACI)
- American Society of Civil Engineering (ASCE)
- American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air Conditioning
- Environmental Engineering Students Association (EESA)
- General Building Contractors Association (GBCA)
- Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
- Minority Engineering Students Association (MESA)
- National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)
- National Society of Hispanic Engineers (SHPE)
- National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE)
- Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)
- Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME)
- Society of Women Engineers (SWE)
- Temple University Amateur Radio Club (TUARC)
- ETA KAPPA NU (Electrical Engineering Honor Society)
Policies and Regulations
The University policies and regulations generally apply to all
undergraduate students and provide a framework within which schools and
colleges may specify further conditions or variations appropriate to
students in their courses or programs. Policies specific to the College of
Engineering follow. The COE Student Information Guide also should be
consulted for specific rules relating to procedures and curriculum.
All students in the COE are assigned an adviser when they initially
enroll. An updated list can be found in the respective departmental
offices. The student's academic adviser will confirm that the courses
selected yield credit toward a degree and that the requirements of Temple
University, COE, and the academic department are being met. Reference
should be made to this Bulletin and to the Student Information
Guide in planning programs.
Anticipation of Graduation
All COE students who intend to graduate in May, August, or January must
formally apply for graduation at the completion of 90 credits. The student
must pay a graduation fee and then present a validated Treasurer receipt
as evidence of payment to the Dean's Office. To earn the baccalaureate
degree in any curricula of the COE, a student must submit a graduation
plan, consisting of all required courses in the chosen curriculum, which
has been approved by the student's faculty adviser, chairperson, and Dean
of the College. Required courses are indicated in curriculum check lists
available from the student's respective department of instruction.
Courses Inapplicable to Graduation Requirements
Credits completed in Mathematics 0015, 0045, and, for some programs,
Mathematics 0074, do not accrue toward graduation. Only six credits in
Military Science can be credited toward graduation.
Certain courses outside of the student's major concentration can be taken
by juniors and seniors with 55 or more credits who are registered for a
minimum of 12 semester hours and have an overall cumulative GPA of 2.00 or
better. Selection is limited to an elective course each semester with no
more than four Credit/No-Credit courses allowed toward the B.S. degree.
Forms are available in the Undergraduate Studies Office, COE. See
Academic Policies and Regulations.
Full-time matriculated students who, for a given semester, complete 15
semester hours or more with no "I" grades and with no grade less
than "C" may qualify for the Dean's List when the semester GPA
is at least 3.20. Part-time students who have completed 12 credits over an
academic year with the same grades and GPA may also qualify.
Independent Research: Engineering, Engineering Technology
Independent student work on a laboratory investigation or design project
must be approved by the chairperson of the respective department and a
faculty supervisor assigned. Work is graded on research methodology,
result, and reporting. Only seniors with a minimum GPA of 3.0 may apply.
The project must be completed in one academic year.
A student is permitted to take no more than two independent study courses.
Permission is granted only if a student needs the course to complete
his/her studies and it is not offered in that semester. They can be taken
only in the junior and senior years. The content of the independent study
work must cover the materials in one of the courses listed in the
curriculum. Students must complete an independent study form in their
department office prior to registration for the course.
Mathematics and English Placement Tests
The Mathematics and English placement tests are administered to entering
freshmen and certain transfer students. The test results are used to
place students at the proper level for Math and English courses.
Minimum Grade Point Average
Matriculated students in the COE are expected to maintain a grade point
average (GPA) of at least 2.00 at all times. Students with less than 2.00
will be placed on academic probation or dismissed by the Academic Standing
A warning notice will be sent to all matriculated students whose GPA
for any particular semester falls below 2.00. Students are placed on
probation according to the total number of credits earned, but the GPA
used is that computed for Temple University courses only.
Students placed on probation must repeat all required courses failed in
their respective curriculum prior to being permitted to take any advanced
course-work in their designated programs.
Students on probation may not schedule more than four courses nor more
than 14 semester hours. Students who fail a major course twice shall be
dropped from their program of studies. This includes all professional
Students who fall below the recommended "Drop Guidelines"
will be dismissed. They may petition the Dean, in order to be re-instated,
after one semester has elapsed. If reinstated, they will be permitted to
take a course load comprised of the required courses for the curriculum
which they failed.
A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 is required for graduation. Students
majoring in engineering must attain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.3 in
their major courses in order to graduate.
Non-matriculating and/or part-time students who intend to become
matriculating degree candidates in the College of Engineering must apply
for formal admission when they have completed between 15-18 semester hours
of course work. These students must take the placement tests in English
and Mathematics in order to determine their level of ability and
proficiency in these areas before they continue with their studies.
The COE is not obligated to grant more than 18 s.h. of credit toward a
degree for course work taken as a non-matriculated student.
A maximum of 12 semester hours of credit will be allowed by the COE in
cooperative education, relevant work experience, and Advanced Placement or
CLEP examinations. No other non-traditional credit will be granted.
Relevant Work Experience
Matriculated students may be granted academic credits for work experience
if it is judged to be an adequate substitute for all or part of particular
courses required of the student. Experience must be related to a specific
course in the curriculum offered by the College. Work experience must be
acquired before entering Temple University. Credit will only be granted
after completion of 30 semester hours of course work. Other requirements
and applications are available in the Undergraduate Studies Office of the
Transfer credit to the COE can be granted only from an accredited
institution of higher learning. Co-op education, credit for life
experience, and advanced placement credits are not transferable from other
Transfer credits are not granted after a student has matriculated into
a degree program. In exceptional circumstances only, students may take
courses at other institutions and have transfer credits awarded.
Permission for such arrangements must be approved in advance by the Dean.
Students must complete 30 s.h. of their last 45 s.h. at Temple
University, as a matriculated student, in order to graduate with a Temple
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