College of Engineering
Keya Sadeghipour, Acting Dean
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,
abilities, and success for all who interact with the College.
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 industry.
The programs in engineering technology which lead to the Bachelor of
Science 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
Day and evening courses are offered at the Main Campus and at the 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 (215-204-7803).
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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 Arts and Sciences. 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 CAS 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.
- 0161 3 s.h.
- 0165 3 s.h.
- 0210 3 s.h.
Elective Courses (must take a minimum of 9 s.h. from junior and senior
courses) The best* sequence is:
EE 12 s.h.
- 0254/0267 5 s.h.
- 0256/0257 4 s.h.
- 0282 3 s.h.
*Deviations from this "best" sequence must be approved by the
Minor in Applied Science -- Mechanical Engineering
Engr. 11 s.h.
- 0004 & 0005 Labs 2 s.h.
- 0231 3 s.h.
The elective courses can take one of three tracks:
ME 9 s.h.
- 0006 & 0008 Lab 2 s.h.
- 0371 & 0381 Adv. Thermo. Internal Comb. Eng. 4 s.h.
- 0372 Heat and Mass Transfer 3 s.h.
EE 10 s.h.
- EE 0063 or 0066 Electrical Devices and Systems I or II 4 s.h.
- ME 0221 Dynamic Systems 3 s.h.
- ME 0382 Vib. Mech. and Control Sys. 3 s.h.
ENGR 9 s.h.
- 0310 CAD/CAM 3 s.h.
- ME 0375 Data Acquisition 3 s.h.
- MET 0252 Mfg. Cont. Sys. 3 s.h
Either elective track will result in a total of 25 or 26 semester hours.
Donald Humphreys, Acting Coordinator
Full-time matriculated Engineering and Engineering Technology students
who have completed at least 24 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; Engineering and
Engineering Technology students may register and receive technology elective
credits for ENGR 0380, 381, or 382 (2-4 s.h.) which involves the work
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Professional Societies and Organizations
The following professional societies and organizations are located within
- American Concrete Institute (ACI)
- American Society of Civil Engineering (ASCE)
- American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air Conditioning Engineers
- 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)
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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 ELECT, SRAP, 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.
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 Placement Test
All entering University students are required to take the Mathematics
Placement Test. COE students who do not achieve satisfactory scores on
the mathematics placement test or who did not have trigonometry or
functions in high school must register for Mathematics 0074
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
by 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
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
Transfer credit to the COE can be granted only from an accredited institution
of higher learning. The maximum number of credits granted to community
college or other two-year college applicants is 64 semester hours. Co-op
education, credit for life experience, and advanced placement credits
are not transferable from other institutions.
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 the 45 s.h. at Temple University, as a matriculated
student, in order to graduate with a Temple degree.
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