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Undergraduate Bulletin 2006-2008 
Undergraduate Bulletin 2006-2008 [Archived Catalog]


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Department of Engineering
College of Engineering, Technology, and Computer Science

Engineering, Technology, and Computer Science Building 327 ~ 260-481-6362 ~ www.engr.ipfw.edu

IPFW offers bachelor’s programs in electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, and computer engineering. The electrical and mechanical engineering programs are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology Inc. (EAC/ABET), 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012, telephone, 410-347-7700. The computer engineering program is new and being reviewed for accreditation.

Studies in engineering emphasize the practical and analytical aspects of engineering by combining laboratory and lecture courses in the sciences, humanities, and engineering sciences.


The mission of the Department of Engineering is to offer engineering programs that prepare students for successful careers in professional engineering positions. The engineering programs will be accessible to traditional and nontraditional students and will support evolving career objectives through an emphasis on the value of lifelong learning.

Educational Objectives

The faculty of the engineering department at IPFW is committed to continuous improvements in its engineering programs. As such, the faculty continues to work with the alumni, their employers, and the Industrial Advisory Board to develop the following educational objectives:

  • To prepare students for successful careers in industry, tailored to meet the needs of the northeast Indiana region.
  • To develop student expertise in the synthesis process, with an emphasis on product design.
  • To provide the opportunity for students to work as a team on multidisciplinary projects.
  • To provide students with a sound foundation in the mathematical, scientific, and engineering fundamentals necessary to solve engineering problems and to pursue graduate study.
  • To promote student awareness of the need for professional registration and lifelong learning, to introduce students to written ethical code and to offer them ethical guidance as they embark on their careers.


To gain admission to the B.S.E.E. or B.S.M.E. programs, in addition to satisfying IPFW admission requirements (see Part 7), you should rank in the upper half of your high-school class and have the following courses on your record:

Subject Semesters
Algebra 4
Biology or physics 2
Chemistry 2
English 8
Plane geometry 2
Trigonometry 1

Additionally, you must have a minimum SAT I verbal score of 480 and an SAT I mathematics score of 520 for admission to freshman engineering. If you only partially meet the above requirements, you may be admitted to IPFW in a pre-engineering status while taking courses that will prepare you for admission to an engineering program.

Admission deadlines for the Department of Engineering are:

Aug. 1 for the fall semester.
Dec. 15 for the spring semester.
May 1 for Summer Session I.
June 15 for Summer Session II.

Special Academic Regulations for Students in the Department of Engineering

Plan of Study

A one-year plan of study must be approved by your academic advisor every semester to ensure that you are making progress towards graduation.

Concentration Course Grades

You must have a combined GPA of at least 2.00 in all ECE, ENGR, and ME courses and in any other courses used to fulfill technical-elective requirements. It is your responsibility to see that this requirement is met. Even though the grade of D is accepted as a passing grade (except in COM 114, ENG W131, and all mathematics courses where a grade of C or better is required), it is highly recommended that the course be repeated if it serves as a prerequisite to another required course.

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