WHY STUDY ENGINEERING?
You can start working toward your bachelor’s degree in engineering on our friendly, welcoming and close-knit campus.
During your first year, you’ll study chemistry, physics, and calculus and be introduced to engineering analysis and engineering computing. You’ll also participate in a group building project. Your second year of study will depend on what engineering discipline you’re interested in. However, your second-year courses will apply math and physics principles to engineering.
WHAT WILL I LEARN?
After you’ve completed all of the prerequisites, you’ll transfer to the Swanson School of Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh to complete your ABET-accredited degree in a specific engineering discipline. Or, you may relocate and complete certain engineering degrees at the Johnstown campus.
WHAT CAN I DO WITH A DEGREE IN ENGINEERING?
You’ll be prepared for an exciting career in engineering in an array of areas, and, the job market for engineers has been strong. Starting salaries for engineering graduates range from $60,000 to $100,000 a year.
- Application engineer
- Civil engineer
- Electrical engineer
- Environmental engineer
- Manufacturing engineer
- Mechanical engineer
- Process engineer
- Software engineer
- Design firms
- Research firms
- Manufacturing firms
ENGR 0015Course 1 NameIntro To Engineering AnalysisCourse 1 DescriptionIntroduces students to basic topics in engineering, the role of the computer in engineering, ill structured problem-solving and report writing. The course includes material on the use of Unix, HTML, spread sheets, and MATLAB. Data analysis and curve fitting is done in both MATLAB and Excel. The writing component includes four detailed reports and includes an oral presentation. The course goals are: to introduce the fundamentals of what engineering is, what engineers do, why a diverse work force is needed and what values come with working in a group environment; to introduce the required library research skills and communication skills used by all engineers; to introduce the role of the computer in engineering problem solving, including the basic analytical, programming design, graphical, and problem solving skills used by most engineers in their profession; and to provide an overview of how material in the basic sciences and mathematics is applied by engineers to solve practical problems of interest to society.
ENGR 0016Course 2 NameIntro To Engineering ComputingCourse 2 DescriptionIntroduces students to social topics in engineering, the role of the computer in engineering, ill-structured problem-solving and report writing. The course includes material on the use of MATLAB and C++. Students learn the fundamentals of computing in engineering, including program design, program development, and debugging. Applications to problems in engineering analysis with topics selected from ENGR 0011. The writing component includes four detailed reports and includes an oral presentation.
EE 0031Course 3 NameLinear Circuits 1Course 3 DescriptionThe analysis of linear circuits. Electric variables and circuit elements; Kirchhoff's and Ohm's Law; Mesh and Node Equations; Thevenin and Norton equivalent circuits; first and second-order circuits; time domain analysis.
CHE 0036Course 4 NameChemical Engineering Thermodynamics 1Course 4 DescriptionMacroscopic approach to the laws of thermodynamics, including the first and second laws, energy, and entropy. Material covered includes basic concepts and definitions, systems and control volumes, properties of pure substances, and work and heat. Analysis of vapor power cycles including cogeneration.