Bachelor of Science in Engineering

Learn more about the Bachelor of Science in Engineering.

The cross-disciplinary 128 credit Bachelor of Science in Engineering (BSE) combines learning from several areas to create unique skill sets that are highly marketable. The curriculum not only takes courses from several departments and offers concentrations or study plans in engineering but also provides a basis for further study in business, law, medicine or further study in an engineering graduate program. The interdisciplinary concentrations and study plans include:

  • Computer and Software Engineering (study plan)
  • Cyber Physical Security Engineering (study plan)
  • Electromechanical Engineering (concentration)
  • Energy and Power Engineering (concentration)
  • Engineering Fundamentals (study plan)

To give students the opportunity to understand these specialties, the College provides a strong foundation in the basic sciences and mathematics in a common first year. The Department of Engineering, Technology, and Management then aims to bring together the in-demand cross-functional skill sets desired in many industries, including the analysis, design and development of systems for diverse applications. The curriculum emphasizes a rigorous treatment of the mathematical and scientific approach to the solution of engineering problems. The program has design across the curriculum and is capped with an integrated design experience in the form of a senior project.

The Bachelor of Science in Engineering Program shall produce graduates who:

  1. will be employed in industries, academia and state or federal government agencies;
  2. will advance their professional standing through graduate and/or professional degrees or lifelong learning;
  3. will contribute to their profession and to society.

Summary of Requirements

University Requirements

All new students are required to complete the university's General Education (GenEd) curriculum.

All Temple students must take a minimum of two writing-intensive courses for a total of at least six credits. The writing-intensive course credits are counted as part of the major; they are not General Education (GenEd) or elective credits. The writing-intensive courses must be completed at Temple University and students may not transfer in credits to satisfy this requirement. The specific writing-intensive courses required for this major are:

ENGR 2196Technical Communication3
or ENGR 2996 Honors Technical Communication by Design
ENGR 4296Senior Design Project II3
or ENGR 4996 Honors Senior Design Project II

Department and Major Requirements

Required Math & Basic Science Courses
MATH 1041Calculus I4
or MATH 1941 Honors Calculus I
MATH 1042Calculus II4
or MATH 1942 Honors Calculus II
MATH 2043Calculus III4
or MATH 2943 Honors Calculus III
MATH 3041Differential Equations I3
or MATH 3941 Honors Differential Equations I
Select one of the following:3
Engineering Analysis & Applications
Analysis and Computation of Linear Systems in Mechanical Engineering
Select one of the following:3
Probability, Statistics & Stochastic Methods
Applied Statistical Methods for Industrial and System Engineers
PHYS 1061Elementary Classical Physics I4
or PHYS 1961 Honors Elementary Classical Physics I
PHYS 1062Elementary Classical Physics II4
or PHYS 1962 Honors Elementary Classical Physics II
CHEM 1035Chemistry for Engineers3
CHEM 1033General Chemistry Laboratory I1
or CHEM 1953 Honors Chemical Science Laboratory I
Required General Education Courses
Select one of the following:4
Analytical Reading and Writing
Analytical Reading and Writing: ESL
Honors Literature/Reading/Writing
IH 0851Intellectual Heritage I: The Good Life3
or IH 0951 Honors Intellectual Heritage I: The Good Life
IH 0852Intellectual Heritage II: The Common Good3
or IH 0952 Honors Intellectual Heritage II: The Common Good
GenEd 08xx or 09xx (U.S. Society)3
GenEd 08xx or 09xx (Global/World Society)3
GenEd 08xx or 09xx (Human Behavior)3
GenEd 08xx or 09xx (The Arts)3
GenEd 08xx or 09xx (Race and Diversity)3
Required Engineering Courses
ENGR 1101Introduction to Engineering & Engineering Technology3
or ENGR 1901 Honors Introduction to Engineering
ENGR 1102Introduction to Engineering Problem Solving3
ENGR 1117Engineering Graphics2
or MEE 1117 Fundamentals of Mechanical Engineering Design
ENGR 2196Technical Communication (WI)3
or ENGR 2996 Honors Technical Communication by Design
ENGR 2331Engineering Statics3
or ENGR 2931 Honors Engineering Statics
ENGR 2332Engineering Dynamics3
ENGR 2333Mechanics of Solids3
or ENGR 2933 Honors Mechanics of Solids
ENGR 3001Engineering Economics3
ENGR 3201Material Science for Engineers3
ENGR 3553Mechanics of Fluids3
or ENGR 3953 Honors Mechanics of Fluids
ENGR 3571Classical and Statistical Thermodynamics3
ENGR 4169Engineering Seminar1
ENGR 4172Senior Design Project I for Engineering2
ENGR 4296Senior Design Project II (WI) 13
or ENGR 4996 Honors Senior Design Project II
ECE 2332Principles of Electric Circuits4
ECE 2333Principles of Electric Circuits Lab1
MEE 2305Instrumentation and Data Acquisition Lab1
MEE 3305Materials Laboratory1
MEE 3506Fluid Mechanics Laboratory1
CIS 1057Computer Programming in C4
or ECE 1111 Engineering Computation I
Technical Elective #13
Technical Elective #23
Technical Elective #33
Technical Elective #43
Required Business Elective Courses
Select two of the following:6
Financial Accounting
Honors Financial Accounting
Managerial Accounting
Honors Managerial Accounting
Macroeconomic Principles
Honors Macroeconomic Principles
Microeconomic Principles
Honors Microeconomic Principles
Leadership and Organizational Management
Honors Leadership and Organizational Management
Introduction to Human Resource Management
Marketing Management
Honors Marketing Management
Operations Management
Introduction to Risk Management
Honors Introduction to Risk Management
Required Additional Electives
Free Elective2
Total Credit Hours128

Suggested Academic Plan

Please note that this is a suggested academic plan. Depending on your study plan, your academic plan may look different.

Bachelor of Science in Engineering (B.S.E.)

Requirements for New Students starting in the 2020-2021 Academic Year

Year 1
FallCredit Hours
ENGR 1101 or 1901Introduction to Engineering & Engineering Technology3
MATH 1041 or 1941Calculus I4
CHEM 1035Chemistry for Engineers3
CHEM 1033 or 1953General Chemistry Laboratory I1
ENG 0802, 0812, or 0902Analytical Reading and Writing [GW]4
 Term Credit Hours15
Spring
MATH 1042 or 1942Calculus II4
PHYS 1061 or 1961Elementary Classical Physics I4
ENGR 1102Introduction to Engineering Problem Solving3
Select one of the following:2
Engineering Graphics 
Fundamentals of Mechanical Engineering Design 
Select one of the following:4
Computer Programming in C 
Engineering Computation I 
 Term Credit Hours17
Year 2
Fall
MATH 2043 or 2943Calculus III4
PHYS 1062 or 1962Elementary Classical Physics II4
ENGR 2331 or 2931Engineering Statics3
ECE 2332Principles of Electric Circuits4
IH 0851 or 0951Intellectual Heritage I: The Good Life [GY]3
 Term Credit Hours18
Spring
MATH 3041 or 3941Differential Equations I3
ECE 2333Principles of Electric Circuits Lab1
ENGR 2332Engineering Dynamics3
ENGR 2333 or 2933Mechanics of Solids3
GenEd Breadth Course3
IH 0852 or 0952Intellectual Heritage II: The Common Good [GZ]3
 Term Credit Hours16
Year 3
Fall
ENGR 3201Material Science for Engineers3
ENGR 3571Classical and Statistical Thermodynamics3
ENGR 2196 or 2996Technical Communication [WI]3
MEE 2305Instrumentation and Data Acquisition Lab1
Business Elective #13
Select one of the following:3
Engineering Analysis & Applications 
Analysis and Computation of Linear Systems in Mechanical Engineering 
 Term Credit Hours16
Spring
ENGR 3553 or 3953Mechanics of Fluids3
MEE 3506Fluid Mechanics Laboratory1
Technical Elective #13
MEE 3305Materials Laboratory1
GenEd Breadth Course3
ENGR 4169Engineering Seminar1
Select one of the following:3
Probability, Statistics & Stochastic Methods 
Applied Statistical Methods for Industrial and System Engineers 
 Term Credit Hours15
Year 4
Fall
ENGR 4172Senior Design Project I for Engineering2
ENGR 3001Engineering Economics3
Technical Elective #23
Technical Elective #33
GenEd Breadth Course3
GenEd Breadth Course3
 Term Credit Hours17
Spring
ENGR 4296 or 4996Senior Design Project II [WI]3
Business Elective #23
Technical Elective #43
GenEd Breadth Course3
Free Elective2
 Term Credit Hours14
 Total Credit Hours: 128

Approved Technical Electives 

ECE 2612Digital Circuit Design3
ECE 2613Digital Circuit Design Laboratory1
ENGR 2181Co-Op Work Experience I3
Any Civil Engineering Course 3000 or above 1
Any Electrical Engineering Course 3000 or above 1
Any Engineering Course 3000 or above 1
Any Mechanical Engineering Course 3000 or above 1
Any Computer & Information Sciences Course 1068 or above 1