PRE-ENGINEERING

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Pre-Engineering

Thank you for considering the Pre-Engineering Program at Nicholls State University.  Our students, faculty, and staff are proud of our program and encourage you to join us.

Pre-Engineering is a two-year curriculum for students who plan to complete a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering at another institution. The typical pre-engineering curriculum listed below will vary according to the institution that the student plans to attend and the engineering field selected.  Student must consult the pre-engineering advisor early in their freshman year regarding the selection of electives and changes in the typical curriculum to meet their particular needs and the requirements of the institution they are planning to attend.

Pre-Engineering Curriculum & Degree Plan

Engineering is a challenging and rewarding career path. The Nicholls Pre-Engineering program allows students to complete their first two years of courses in an environment where they can receive one-on-one attention from instructors and adjust to college life before applying to an engineering program at another institution.

The Pre-Engineering curriculum is tailored to fit each student’s needs, depending on which institution they plan to attend after the two years and which engineering field they wish to pursue. Students meet with their adviser early during their freshman year to select electives and plan a curriculum that will help them successfully transfer to an engineering program.

While students spend the majority of their two years completing general education requirements, such as English and mathematics, most also take beginning engineering science courses in engineering graphics, computer-aided drawing and surveying graphics offered through the Nicholls Department of Applied Sciences.

Curriculum & Degree Plan

FRESHMAN YEAR CLASSES                             SOPHOMORE YEAR CLASSES

CHEM 105, 106, 110                                                ENGL 368

EGSC 111                                                                   MATH 265

ENGL 101, 102                                                          MATH elective

MATH 165, 166                                                         Natural Science Elective

PHYS 201, 202, 203, 204                                         Electives

TOTAL: 34 Credit Hours                                         TOTAL: 24-28 Credit Hours

CHEM 105. Introductory Chemistry I. 3 3 0. Prerequisite or co-requisite: MATH 101. Nature and properties of matter including the common elements and their compounds. Periodic classification, atomic and molecular theories, nuclear chemistry, and the relation of atomic and molecular structure to chemical behavior, stoichiometry, nomenclature. For students needing more than one year of chemistry. Degree credit will not be given for both CHEM 101 and 105. This course is also available via Internet. Basic computer knowledge is required for students enrolled in the Internet section. (40.0501)

CHEM 106. Introductory Chemistry II. 3 3 0. Prerequisite: C or better in CHEM 105.                     Co-requisite: MATH 102. A continuation of CHEM 105 with emphasis on solutions, chemical equilibrium, thermodynamics, kinetics, acid base chemistry, electrochemistry and ionic equilibrium. Degree credit will not be given for both CHEM 102 and 106. This course is also available via Internet. Basic computer knowledge is required for students enrolled in the Internet section.(40.0501)

CHEM 110. Introductory Chemistry Laboratory. 2 0 6. Prerequisite or co-requisite: CHEM 106. A laboratory course for CHEM 105 and 106. Experiments may be performed at an approved off-campus laboratory. (40.0501)

EGSC 111. Engineering Graphics with Computer Aided Drawing. 2-0-5. Prerequisite: Credit or registration in MATH 102 or 108. Lettering, sketching, and isometric and orthographic projections. Descriptive geometry problems dealing with points, lines, planes, intersections, revolved primary and secondary views, true shapes and sections. Use of conventional drafting instruments. Fundamentals of computer aided drawing including plotting, digitizing, library modules, and drawing file management. (14.0101)

ENGL 101. English Composition I. 3 3 0. Prerequisites: Initial placement by ACT score of 18 or better in English, or C or better in ENGL 003, or satisfactory score on departmental placement test. In addition, ACT Social Studies score of 18 or better, or successful completion of or concurrent enrollment in RDNG 095, or score of 90 or better on Nelson-Denny test. Introduction to expository writing and critical thinking. This course is also available via Internet. Basic computer knowledge is required for students enrolled in the Internet section. (23.0401)

ENGL 102. English Composition II. 3-3-0. Prerequisite: Credit in ENGL 101 or satisfactory score on placement test. Further development of expository writing and critical thinking, with an introduction to research and the literary genres. C or better in ENGL 102 is required for graduation. This course is also available via Internet. Basic computer knowledge is required for students enrolled in the Internet section. (23.0401)

ENGL 368. Technical Writing. 3 3 0. Prerequisite: C or better in ENGL 102. The preparation of documents used in technical and corporate settings. (23.1101)

MATH 165. Calculus I. 5 5 0. Prerequisite: C or better in MATH 102 or 108 or advanced placement. Limits, derivatives and integrals of algebraic functions, applications of derivatives and integrals. (27.0101)

MATH 166. Calculus II. 5 5 0. Prerequisite: C or better in MATH 165. Transcendental functions, derivatives, integrals, analytical geometry, infinite series, and polar coordinates. (27.0101)

MATH 265. Calculus III. 3 3 0. Prerequisite: C or better in MATH 166. Vectors and parametric equations, partial derivatives, multiple integrals, derivatives and integrals of vector functions, introduction to linear algebra. (27.0101)

PHYS 201. General Physics. 3 3 0. Prerequisites: Credit or registration in MATH 165 and PHYS 203. A technical study of mechanics, heat, and sound. Credit toward graduation may be earned in this course or in PHYS 101 but not in both. Fa only. (40.0801)

PHYS 202. General Physics. 3-3-0. Prerequisite: PHYS 201. Prerequisite or co-requisite: MATH 166. A technical study of electricity, magnetism, and light. Credit toward graduation may be earned in this course or in PHYS 102 but not in both. Sp only. (40.0801)

PHYS 203. General Physics Laboratory. 1-0-3. Prerequisite: Credit or co-registration in PHYS 201. Laboratory experiments in mechanics, heat, and sound. Credit toward graduation may be earned in this course or in PHYS 103 but not in both. Fa only. (40.0801)

PHYS 204. General Physics Laboratory. 1-0-3. Prerequisite: Credit or co-registration in PHYS 202. Laboratory experiments in electricity, magnetism, and light. Credit toward graduation may be earned in this course or in PHYS 104 but not in both. Sp only. (40.0801)

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