The Marshall University Bachelor of Science in Engineering (B.S.E.) program educational objectives are as follows:
- B.S.E. graduates will be recognized for their success in designing engineering systems that promote the health, safety, and welfare of the public.
- B.S.E. graduates will demonstrate their awareness of an engineer’s role in contemporary society and their understanding of the societal and environmental contexts of engineering projects.
- B.S.E. graduates will practice in specific areas of engineering that are consistent with the needs of the region served by Marshall University.
The student outcomes of the B.S.E. are:
- An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
- An ability to 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.
- An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
- An ability to 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.
- An ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives.
- An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
- An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.
- Meet Marshall University admission requirements
- Admission to the B.S.E. Engineering program requires a minimum composite ACT score of 21 with a math score of 24, or a minimum SAT composite of 980 with a math SAT of 560.
- Transfer students must have completed MTH 127 College Algebra-Expanded/MTH 130 College Algebra and MTH 132 Precalculus with Sci Applica.
For those needing to complete some requirements first, there is Pre-Engineering. Requirements for Pre-Engineering are a minimum composite ACT score of 19 with a math score of 19-23, or a minimum SAT composite of 900 with a math SAT of 460-550. Students who are admitted to the Pre-Engineering program generally will require an additional calendar year to complete the requirements for the B.S.E. degree. Transfer students must be eligible to take MTH 127 College Algebra-Expanded/MTH 130 College Algebra and MTH 132 Precalculus with Sci Applica.
The B.S.E. degree program requires a minimum of 124 credit hours of coursework as outlined below. In addition to fulfilling the university’s requirements for graduation, B.S.E. students must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0 in all professional courses. These professional courses include mathematics (MTH 229 Calculus/Analytic Geom I (CT) or above), required science courses, core engineering (ENGR) courses, engineering emphasis courses (CE), and courses used as technical electives. Entering students with a math ACT of 24-26 are required to take MTH 132 Precalculus with Sci Applica. Such students will likely need an extra semester or summer term to satisfy BSE requirements.