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COLLEGE OF
Engineering

RALPH W. PIKE, Paul M. Horton Professor of Chemical Engineering
Interim Dean

JULIUS P. LANGLINAIS
Associate Dean

MEHMET TUMAY
Associate Dean for Research

LISA LAUNEY
Assistant Dean

LISA BERGENS
Counselor

KAREN HOLDEN
Counselor

CHERYL PETERS
Minority Engineering Program Coordinator

 

3304 CEBA Building
225/388-5731
FAX 225/334-1559

Engineering is defined by the American Society for Engineering Education as "…the profession in which a knowledge of the mathematical and natural sciences gained by study, experience, and practice is applied with judgment to develop ways to utilize the materials and forces of nature economically for the benefit of mankind." Consistent with this definition, the College of Engineering prepares individuals for professional careers in engineering research, development, design, operation, or management industry, business, education, and government. This preparation is accomplished through education in a chosen engineering discipline consisting of general education fundamentals and design, mathematics, physical and biological sciences, English composition, the arts, humanities, and social sciences. The college also offers a degree in Construction Management that combines technical and business courses to produce construction industry professionals.

The College of Engineering includes eight degree-granting departments, the Hazardous Materials Research Center, the Hazardous Waste Research Center, the Louisiana Transportation Research Center, the Water Resources Research Institute, the Institute for Recyclable Materials, and the Remote Sensing and Image Processing Laboratory. Activity within the college is located in the Center for Engineering and Business Administration (CEBA) Building. The faculty is actively engaged in design, research, and problem solving in well-equipped facilities for research and teaching. Departments within the college, the various undergraduate curricula, and the degrees that are offered are shown in the chart on the following page.

PROFICIENCY IN MATHEMATICS AND PHYSICS

Mathematical proficiency is essential to engineers and to engineering education. Accordingly, students who plan to study engineering should schedule all appropriate mathematics courses available to them in high school. Placement tests are given to all incoming freshmen, and those who do not qualify to begin university mathematics at the level prescribed in the freshman engineering program cannot expect to complete requirements for a degree in the nominal length of time. Credit for mathematics courses preliminary to analytical geometry and calculus may not be applied toward the Engineering degrees in the College of Engineering.

Proficiency in college-level mathematics and physics is essential to successful completion of upper-division engineering courses. Engineering students must earn a minimum grade of "C" in MATH 1550, 1552, and PHYS 2101 before they enroll in any engineering course numbered above 2999. However, CE 3700, IE 3201, IE 4462, and PETE 3025 may be taken. More stringent requirements may be imposed by individual departments. Refer to the curricular requirements of each department. Construction Management students must earn a minimum grade of "C" in MATH 1022 and MATH 1441.

COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING - UNDERGRADUATE DEGREES

Departments

Curricula

Degrees

Biological & Agricultural Engineering

Biological Engineering

Bachelor of Science in Biological Engineering

Gordon A. and Mary Cain Department of Chemical Engineering

Chemical Engineering

Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering

Civil & Environmental Engineering

Civil Engineering

Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering

Environmental Engineering

Bachelor of Science in Environmental Engineering

Construction Management

Construction Management

Bachelor of Science in Construction Management

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Electrical Engineering

Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering

Computer Engineering

Industrial & Manufacturing Systems Engineering

Industrial Engineering

Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering

Craft and Hawkins Department of Petroleum Engineering

Petroleum Engineering

Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Admission to the University does not constitute acceptance into the College of Engineering or into a particular curriculum within this college. Where enrollment may exceed the facilities of a department, it may be necessary to limit the size of the classes in that curriculum. In such cases, the department establishes criteria for admission with approval of the University administration.

Students may enter the college from University College or by transfer from another division of LSU or from another approved college or university.

University College students will be admitted to the college if they meet the following conditions:

completion of 24 or more semester hours of credit in courses numbered 1000 or above;
LSU and overall gpa of 2.00 or better;
credit for or eligibility to schedule MATH 1550 (engineering students) or MATH 1441 (construction management students).

Students from other campuses of the LSU System or other divisions of the University will be admitted if they comply with the above requirements for admission of University College students.

Students who have taken all or part of their academic work at other institutions and have attempted at least 24 but fewer than 60 hours will be considered for admission as though all work had been attempted in University College. Those students who have attempted fewer than 24 hours must seek admission to University College. Students who have attempted at least 60 hours with an overall gpa of at least 2.50 and have credit in or eligibility for the first calculus course required in engineering will be admitted.

Students who have attempted at least 60 hours with an overall gpa of at least 2.00 but less than 2.50 will be considered for admission on the basis of the dean's evaluation of the entire academic record. Students so admitted may be placed on college probation with written conditions for continued enrollment.

See the section, "Undergraduate Admission," in this catalog for application deadlines.

TRANSFER OF CREDIT FROM OTHER INSTITUTIONS

In this college, transfer credits accepted by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions shall be valid for degree credit only to the extent to which they satisfy courses in the curricula of the college. Transfer credits in junior and senior engineering courses will be accepted only if taken in programs accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology.

Credit in courses in which grades of "D" have been earned is not accepted for transfer toward the degree requirements, if the course is taken outside the LSU System. Students enrolled in this college who wish to obtain credits from other colleges or universities (including other campuses of the LSU System) and who plan to use such credits toward degree requirements should obtain prior approval in writing on a specific-course basis from the dean's office.

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

It is the student's responsibility to qualify for the bachelor's degree by meeting these requirements:

Completing one of the established curricula—any substitutions from the curricula as published must have written approval of the department chair and the dean's office.
Achieving a 2.00 average, as required by the University, for all work taken at LSU and on all work attempted at U.S. institutions.
Achieving a 2.00 average on all courses attempted in the major department at LSU and on all work attempted in the major field at U.S. institutions (with the exception of ME 3333 for mechanical engineering; EE 2950, 3950, and 3951 for electrical or computer engineering; and CE 2081, 3082, and 3083 for civil engineering).
Successfully completing a minimum of 30 hours of residence in the College of Engineering. These 30 hours are included in the University requirement that a minimum of 25 percent of the hours applied toward a degree be earned while in residence at the university. (These residence hours must include 15 hours of required engineering courses or approved technical electives at the 3000 or 4000 level. Engineering students must complete nine hours of these courses at the 4000 level in the major; construction management students must complete nine hours of these courses in the major. The individual courses used to satisfy the residency requirement must be approved by the department chair.)
Initiating the checkout procedure with the departmental adviser in the semester prior to the one in which the degree is to be awarded. The checkout is completed only when approved by the dean's office and the Office of the University Registrar.
Demonstrating proficiency in English. Proficiency is defined as a grade of "C" or better in all required English courses in the student's curriculum (ENGL 1000/1001, 1002, and, if required, 3002).

COLLEGE POLICY FOR "D" GRADES AND REPETITION OF COURSES

Only those courses in which grades of "D" or "F" were earned may be repeated. A student who earns a "D" or "F" in a course in which a minimum grade of "C" is required must register for the course again in the next regular semester in which the student is enrolled and the course is offered. Students within 24 hours of graduation cannot duplicate sophomore-level courses in the major field.

READMISSION

A student seeking readmission to this college must submit an application for admission. The dean, with recommendation of the department in which the student seeks admission, will determine whether readmission is granted and may prescribe the conditions for reinstatement.

CORRESPONDENCE CREDITS

Correspondence courses to be used for degree credit must be approved by the office of the dean. Consistent with University regulations, students may earn no more than one-fourth of the number of hours required for the bachelor's degree through correspondence study. In addition, no more than six hours of credit earned through correspondence study may be applied to a student's general education requirement.

Students not registered in campus courses may enroll in correspondence courses for degree credit; however, students who have been dropped from the University may not enroll in correspondence courses for degree credit. If students are to be simultaneously enrolled in campus and correspondence courses, enrollment in correspondence courses must be completed by the final date for adding courses, including the summer term. The deadline for completion of all correspondence course work is the last day of classes for the semester during which the student is enrolled.

Students registered in the University may enroll in a maximum of 21 semester hours of combined correspondence and campus course work during a regular semester and a maximum of 12 hours during the summer. Only in exceptional cases will students be allowed to enroll in correspondence course work during the semester they plan to graduate.

MINOR FIELD REQUIREMENTS (OPTIONAL)

A student may earn a minor in a second field. The specific requirements are determined by the department offering the minor. Students who plan to minor in a second field must see a counselor in the dean's office to initiate the proper procedures.

< Biological Engineering

Any student not majoring in biological engineering may obtain a minor in biological engineering by completing each of these courses with a grade of "C" or better: BE 3340, 4303, 4341, 4380; BIOL 1201, 1208, 1202 or 1402 or 1502 and 1509, and 2051.

< Construction Management

To graduate with a minor in construction management, nonmajors must complete CM 1010, CM 2012, and 12 additional hours of construction courses.

< Electrical and Computer Engineering

Any student not majoring in electrical or computer engineering may obtain a minor in electrical and computer engineering by completing each of these courses with a grade of "C" or better: EE 2120, 2130, 2230, 2720, 2730, 3120, 3750 and six additional hours of electrical engineering course work excluding EE 2950, 3060, 3061, 3070, 3950, and 3951.

< Environmental Engineering

To earn a minor in environmental engineering, students in the College of Engineering must complete EVEG 3100, 3110, 4153; CHE 4253 or EVEG 4105 ; and three courses chosen from a list of approved courses available in the dean's office.

< Materials Science and Engineering

To earn a minor in materials science and engineering, a student must complete ME 2733, 3701, 4723, 4743, and three additional courses chosen from an approved list of technical electives. A grade of "C" or better in each course is required.

< Mechanical Engineering

To earn a minor in mechanical engineering, a student must complete 18 semester hours of credit in mechanical engineering with a grade of "C" or better in each course. At least six hours must be at the 4000 level.

< Occupational Health and Safety

To earn a minor in occupational health and safety, the student must complete IE 3302, 4461, 4462, and 4463 and two courses from an approved list available in the dean's office. All courses must be completed with a grade of "C" or better. Interested students should contact the dean's office or the Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering.

< Quality and Reliability Engineering

To earn a minor in Quality and Reliability Engineering, a student must currently be enrolled in an engineering degree program, and must complete IE 3302,1 4362, 4453, and 4540 and two courses from the following: IE 4485,2 4490, 4785,3 ME 4733, and 4763. All courses for the minor must be completed with a grade of "C" or better. For additional information, contact the Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering.

1 Other engineering programs at LSU have basic probability and statistics courses which may be substituted. Contact the Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering.

2 ECE and ME majors may be able to substitute combination of other courses in their program for this course. Contact the Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering.

3 Topic must be in the area of quality, reliability, or maintenance engineering. It is the student's responsibility to find a supervising faculty member.

< Surveying

A minor in surveying is available for students wishing to become licensed as professional land surveyors. Enrollees in any University major may pursue this program. The State of Louisiana Revised Statutes 37:693.B(3b) and (4f) specify the educational requirements necessary for licensing. These requirements are a bachelor's degree and satisfactory completion of specified required and elective courses totaling 30 semester credit hours. A list of required and elective courses may be obtained from the dean’s office.

< Technical Sales

To earn a minor in technical sales, a student in the College of Engineering must complete ENGL 2002 or 3002 or PETE 3002, PSYC 2000, ACCT 2000 or 2001, FIN 3201, IE 3201, MGT 3200, MKT 3401, and SPCM 1061, 2010, or 2061. An overall gpa of 2.00 in these courses is required.

Students who return to campus after having completed their undergraduate degrees and who complete the surveying or technical sales minors will be issued a certificate by the college.

Any interested student must contact a counselor in the college to declare the intended minor and select additional required courses.

REQUIREMENTS FOR SECOND BACHELOR'S DEGREE

Students who hold one baccalaureate degree may wish to obtain a baccalaureate degree in engineering as a second degree. To do so, they must complete a minimum of 30 semester hours while enrolled in the department granting the second degree. In addition to the requirements of the first discipline, the student must satisfy all requirements for the second discipline, as shown in the curriculum.

They must attain a minimum 2.00 average on all work scheduled while enrolled in the College of Engineering and on all work subsequent to receipt of the first degree. A student whose first degree was obtained elsewhere must also satisfy all the admission requirements of the college, as previously listed.

GRADUATE PROGRAMS

The college offers the Master of Science and the Doctor of Philosophy degrees through the Graduate School. The Master of Science program is mostly research-oriented and emphasizes fundamental theory. It is offered in engineering science, agricultural, chemical, civil, electrical, industrial, mechanical, and petroleum engineering. The Doctor of Philosophy degree is awarded in the fields of chemical engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, petroleum engineering, and engineering science. For additional information, consult the Graduate Bulletin.

 

THE ENGINEERING COUNCIL

The Engineering Council is a college-wide student organization whose members are the elected representatives of the various professional and honorary student organizations. In addition to the general goal of bridging organizational gaps between the different departments, the Engineering Council sponsors several student activities including an engineering newsletter and the annual Engineers' Week.

SPECIAL PROGRAMS

Career Services offers a cooperative education program in all curricula offered by the college. In some cases, course scheduling should be carefully coordinated with the department to ensure course availability. Students alternate periods of classroom attendance and employment, resulting in one year of work experience upon graduation. The Co-op Office will assist the student in obtaining employment in the student's area of interest. Although it may delay graduation, the program is an excellent opportunity to explore career choices and integrate classroom theory with industry practices. While employed, the student must also register (nominal fee) to be considered formally affiliated with the University. For additional information concerning this cooperative program, please see "Career Services Center" in the section "Student- University Services."

PHI KAPPA PHI

Phi Kappa Phi, a national scholastic honor society founded in 1897, now contains 282 chapters nationwide. It is one of the most prestigious scholastic honor societies in the U.S. The LSU chapter was founded in 1930 as the 43rd chapter in the nation. At the present time, the national office is located on this campus in the French House.

The primary objectives of Phi Kappa Phi are to promote the pursuit of excellence in higher education and to recognize outstanding achievement by students and faculty through election to membership and through various awards and fellowships. Phi Kappa Phi is unique because it recognizes superior scholarship in all academic fields, rather than restricting membership to a limited field.

Juniors in the top five percent and seniors and graduate students in the top ten percent of their classes may be invited to become members of Phi Kappa Phi. New LSU Phi Kappa Phi members are initiated and honored in the spring semester each year and wear identifying ribbons on their academic gowns at commencement exercises.

DEPARTMENTS AND CURRICULA

All curricula meet the University general education requirements with explicit course requirements and approved electives.

In each curriculum, the courses that are to be used to fulfill the general education requirement are marked with an asterisk.

Transfer students must meet the above requirements in the selection of arts, humanities, and social sciences electives.

All technical electives must have approval of the chair of the engineering department in which the student registers. Under no circumstances may electives be chosen from remedial courses or courses that are preliminary to the first courses in engineering. Examples of such courses are MATH 1021, 1022, PHYS 1100, etc. Students are advised to check with their departments on the selection of these electives.

Six hours of ROTC credit may be applied toward all degree programs as substitutions indicated in each curriculum listed below.

DEPARTMENT OF BIOLOGICAL AND AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERING
HEAD- Verma, H. Rouse Caffey Endowed Professor
OFFICE- 149 E. B. Doran Building
TELEPHONE- 225/388-3153
FAX- 225/388-3492

H. ROUSE CAFFEY ENDOWED PROFESSOR- Verma
PROFESSORS EMERITI- Braud, Cockran, Lawson, Mayeux, Sistler
PROFESSORS- Bengtson, Brown,Stipe, Velupillai, Verma, Wright
ASSOCIATE PROFESSORS- Edling, Mailander
ASSISTANT PROFESSORS- Drapcho, Lima, Walker
ADJUNCT FACULTY- Forbes, Fouss, Kornecki, Parish, Robbins

Biological Engineering

Biological engineering integrates applied biology into the fundamental principles of engineering for the purpose of designing processes and systems that influence, control, or utilize biological materials and organisms for the benefit of society. The discipline applies the principles of analysis, synthesis, and design to physical problems and processing systems associated with plants, animals, and humans, and their environments.

The Biological Engineering (BE) curriculum includes the study of basic sciences (mathematics, physics, chemistry, and biology), humanities (arts, economics, and social sciences), applied biology (organic chemistry, microbiology, and physiology), engineering sciences (statics, dynamics, strength of materials, fluid mechanics, electrical principles, and thermodynamics), and engineering design. Students can select technical and engineering electives that enable them to pursue specific career interests. Elective courses can also be used to complete the requirements for minor programs in electrical engineering, environmental engineering, mechanical engineering, occupational health and safety, surveying, or technical sales.

An undergraduate education in biological engineering is excellent preparation for graduate and professional studies in various fields of engineering (including biomedical engineering) and human or veterinary medicine. The curriculum teaches students the practical skills needed for professional engineering and the scientific understanding required to adapt to new situations.

Career opportunities in biological engineering include design, development, and implementation of technologies to recycle municipal waste and agricultural byproducts into viable sources of energy; systems to clean contaminated water and soil; equipment and procedures to prevent repetitive motion injuries; processing operations to ensure high quality foods; and machinery or sensors to be applied within human, animal, plant, and ecological systems. Graduates have the opportunity for local, national, or international work. Recent graduates are employed in large engineering firms, small consulting companies, and governmental agencies, or are pursuing graduate degrees.

A low student-to-faculty ratio in the department allows students to receive personal attention. Students also complete a senior design project that requires one-on-one direction from a faculty member. Numerous social activities with faculty, staff, and graduate students foster professional camaraderie that extends far beyond the classroom. Students may also gain professional insight and potential employment contacts through participation in a variety of national engineering and technical organizations.

The curriculum in biological engineering provides students with the skills needed to solve today's problems, and the knowledge required to master the rapid changes in technology and address the problems of tomorrow. This curriculum, offered through the College of Engineering, is accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). Graduates are prepared to take the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam during their senior year, which is a first step for obtaining a Professional Engineering license.

CURRICULUM IN BIOLOGICAL ENGINEERING

TOTAL SEM. HRS.- 128

Biological Engineering Design Electives: select three from the list maintained by the department.

General education required courses are marked with asterisks (*).

FRESHMAN YEAR

SEM. HRS.

Biological Sciences 1201, 1208

4

Biological Engineering 1250, 1252

4

Chemistry 1201,* 1202,*

6

English 1000/1001,* 1002*

6

Mathematics 1550,* 1552

10

Physics 2101*

3

 

33

 

SOPHOMORE YEAR

SEM. HRS.

Biological Engineering 2350, 2352

6

Biological Sciences 1402 or 1502, 1509

4

Civil Engineering 2450, 3400

6

Chemistry 1212,* 2261

5

Electrical Engineering 2950

3

General education arts/humanities/social sciences course

3

Mathematics 2065

3

Elective or ROTC

3

 

33

 
 

JUNIOR YEAR

SEM. HRS.

Biological Engineering 4341

3

Biological Engineering 4303, 4352

6

Biological Sciences 2051

4

Biological Sciences 2083

3

Civil Engineering 2200

3

Civil Engineering 2460 or Mechanical Engineering 3133

3

English 3002 or ROTC

3

Engineering design elective

3

Mechanical Engineering 3333

3

 

31

 

SENIOR YEAR

SEM. HRS.

Biological Engineering 3320, 4290 4292

7

Biological Engineering 3340

3

Engineering design electives

6

General education arts/humanities/social sciences courses*

15

 

31

 

GORDON A. AND MARY CAIN DEPARTMENT OF CHEMICAL ENGINEERING
CHAIR- Knopf, Robert D. and Adele Anding Professor in Chemical Engineering
OFFICE- 110 Chemical Engineering Building
TELEPHONE- 225/388-1426
FAX- 225/388-1476
WEBSITE- www.che.lsu.edu

M. F. GAUTREAUX/ETHYL CORPORATION CHAIR- Radosz
JAY AFFOLTER ENDOWED PROFESSOR- Corripio
ROBERT D. AND ADELE ANDING PROFESSOR IN CHEMICAL ENGINEERING- Knopf
BASF CORPORATION ENDOWED PROFESSOR- Dooley
CHEVRON ENDOWED PROFESSOR OF ENGINEERING- Reible
JESSE COATES PROFESSOR OF CHEMICAL ENGINEERING- Thibodeaux
IKE EAST PROFESSOR IN CHEMICAL ENGINEERING- Valsaraj
ROBERT HUGHES HARVEY ENDOWED PROFESSOR- Price
PAUL M. HORTON PROFESSOR IN CHEMICAL ENGINEERING- Pike
HENRY J. KAISER/KAISER ALUMINUM PROFESSOR- Wetzel
MALCOLM C., JR., AND GENE PERDUE LOWE PROFESSOR- Thompson
GEORGE H. NUSLOCH II ENDOWED PROFESSORS- Griffin, Hjortsø
WILLIAM G. REYMOND ENDOWED PROFESSOR- Sterling
JAMES MCLAURIN SHIVERS ENDOWED PROFESSOR- Henson
ALEXIS AND MARGUERITE VOORHIES ENDOWED PROFESSOR- Harrison
PROFESSORS EMERITI- Groves, McLaughlin
PROFESSORS- Corripio, Dooley, Griffin, Harrison, Hjortsø, Knopf, Pike, Price, Radosz, Reible, Sterling, Thibodeaux, Valsaraj
ASSOCIATE PROFESSORS- Henson, Wetzel
ASSISTANT PROFESSORS- Podlaha, Thompson
INSTRUCTORS- Cygan, Hadlock

Chemical engineers apply scientific principles to the solution of problems involving chemical and physical change. They design, install, and operate complete processes for the efficient production of materials and tailor the properties of materials for specific applications. Chemical engineers today play a direct professional role in such diverse areas as chemical processing; petroleum refining; pollution control and abatement; materials processing; biochemical engineering; instrumentation; computer automation, control, and modeling; biomedical engineering; oceanography; energy; food processing; systems engineering; and manufacturing.

Louisiana and the Gulf Coast region lead the nation in growth of the chemical, petroleum, and materials industries. In these industries, about 40 percent of the professional staffs are chemical engineers. Besides providing technical leadership for these industries, chemical engineers are a major source of management personnel. Chemical engineering also offers many opportunities for independent enterprise.

Chemical engineers must combine many different abilities in their work. These include an aptitude for chemistry, computer science, physics, mathematics, and economics; the capability of presenting decisions to management in a lucid and concise manner; and the ability to bring scientifically oriented talents to bear on practical problems.

The undergraduate curriculum is concerned primarily with fundamentals, and basic courses in mathematics, chemistry, and chemical engineering are required. Elective courses permit in-depth study in a particular area of chemical engineering. For example, students wishing to concentrate ultimately in pollution control, or in biological or materials engineering may plan their programs to give them a foundation in these fields. The curriculum requires liberal amounts of arts, humanities, and social sciences electives to satisfy the University's general education and external accreditation requirements. These serve to prepare students for the responsibilities of citizenship, aside from a technical career. The undergraduate curriculum is oriented toward the use of computers, which have become an integral part of the engineering profession.

Chemical engineers are among the highest-salaried graduates in engineering across the nation. In the foreseeable future, it is predicted that the supply of chemical engineers available to industry will not match the demand; consequently, the salary and job opportunities should continue to be favorable.

The chemical engineering curriculum has held continuous accreditation by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology since 1939.

3/2 Program in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering

The Department of Chemistry at Southern University and the Gordon A. and Mary Cain Department of Chemical Engineering at LSU offer a dual degree in chemistry and chemical engineering. The student, after successful completion of the required courses in both curricula, will be awarded a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from Southern University and a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering degree from LSU. The first three years of course work are taken principally at Southern University and the last two years principally at LSU.

CURRICULUM IN CHEMICAL ENGINEERING

TOTAL SEM. HRS.- 131

Academic Warning- Any chemical engineering student whose cumulative grade-point average on all chemical engineering courses is less than a 2.00 shall be placed on academic warning status. Such students will receive a letter from the department chair informing them of their grade-point deficiency, and reminding them that a 2.00 or better grade-point average in all chemical engineering courses is required for the B.S.Ch.E. degree.

Academic Probation- Any chemical engineering student whose cumulative grade-point average on all chemical engineering courses attempted is seven or more quality points below a 2.00 shall be placed on departmental scholastic probation. Students will remain on departmental scholastic probation until they have achieved a grade-point average of 2.00 or better on all chemical engineering courses attempted. Such students will receive a letter from the department chair informing them of their probationary status, reminding them that a 2.00 grade-point average in all chemical engineering courses is required for the B.S.Ch.E. degree, and cautioning them that a further loss of quality points may result in their being dropped from the department.

Academic Drop- Any chemical engineering student whose cumulative grade-point average on all chemical engineering courses attempted is 10 or more quality points below a 2.00 shall be dropped from the department. Students dropped for the first time shall be ineligible to enroll in chemical engineering courses for one full semester (fall or spring) following their drop. Students dropped for a second time shall be ineligible to enroll in chemical engineering courses for one calendar year. In either instance, readmission to the department may be delayed or denied at the discretion of the department chair.

A grade of "C" or better in each of the basic sciences preparatory courses completed—CHEM 1201 and 1202; PHYS 2101 and 2102; MATH 1550, 1552, and 2065—is required before students may register for any chemical engineering course other than CHE 2160 and 2171.

General education required courses (*).

FRESHMAN YEAR

SEM. HRS.

Chemistry 1201,* 1202,* 1212

8

English 1000/1001,* 1002*

6

Mathematics 1550,* 1552*

10

Physics 1201 or 2101*

3

General education arts/humanities/social sciences courses*

6

 

33

 

SOPHOMORE YEAR

SEM. HRS.

Chemical Engineering 2160, 2171, 2176

7

Chemistry 2261, 2262, 2364

8

Civil Engineering 2450

3

Economics 2030*

3

Mathematics 2065

3

Physics 1202 or 2102

3

General education arts/humanities/social sciences courses*

6

 

33

 

JUNIOR YEAR

SEM. HRS.

Chemical Engineering 3101, 3102, 3104, 3172, 3173

16

Chemistry 3491, 3492

6

Electrical Engineering 2950

3

English 3002 or ROTC

3-4

Mechanical Engineering 2733

3

General education arts/humanities/social sciences course*

3

 

34-35

 

SENIOR YEAR

SEM. HRS.

Chemical Engineering 4151, 4171, 4172, 4190, 4198

17

Advanced chemistry elective

3

Chemical engineering design elective

3

Chemical engineering sciences elective

3

Chemical engineering 4162

2

Elective or ROTC

3-2

 

31-30

 

DEPARTMENT OF CIVIL & ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING
CHAIR- Macari, Bingham Cushman Stewart Distinguished Professor
OFFICE- 3502 CEBA Building
TELEPHONE- 225/388-8442
FAX- 225/388-8652

BOYD PROFESSOR- Voyiadjis
ARTHUR K. BARTON ENDOWED PROFESSOR- Singh
CHEVRON ENDOWED PROFESSOR IN ENGINEERING- Malone
FORMOSA PLASTICS CORPORATION ENDOWED PROFESSOR- Gopu
FREEPORT McMoRAN CHAIRED PROFESSOR IN ENGINEERING- Metcalf
THE LOUISIANA LAND AND EXPLORATION COMPANY ENDOWED PROFESSOR- Stopher
BINGHAM CUSHMAN STEWART DISTINGUISHED PROFESSOR- Macari
ELIZABETH HOWELL STEWART ENDOWED PROFESSOR- Pardue
PROFESSORS- Adrian, Avent, Constant, Gopu, Malone, Metcalf, Seals, Singh, Stopher, Tumay, Voyiadjis
ASSOCIATE PROFESSORS- Alawady, Levitan, Macari, Mohammad (Research), Pardue, Rusch, Suhayda, Wilmot (Research)
ASSISTANT PROFESSORS- Heiler, Heymsfield, Moe, Mukai, Sansalone, Willson, Wolshon
INSTRUCTOR- Jacobs
PROFESSIONAL-IN-RESIDENCE- Thiagarajan
ADJUNCT FACULTY- Reible, Thibodeaux, Valsaraj

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering offers two curricula that are designed to provide a broad, but integrated, education in the scientific, mathematical, engineering, sociohumanistic, and ethical principles that are the basis for a professional career. The curricula also provide sound preparation for continued professional development through informal studies, continuing education programs, or graduate study in a specialized engineering or related field. The philosophy of the faculty is to offer students a quality education, preparing them to enter any field of civil or environmental engineering. The department assists students in achieving the technological, communication, and interpersonal competencies, as well as a sensitivity to and understanding of socio-political issues, necessary for the professional practice of engineering.

For those students wishing to concentrate in environmental engineering, two opportunities are available. Students pursuing the civil engineering degree may select 20 hours of electives during the senior year with emphasis on technical, socio-economical, and regulatory issues in environmental engineering. Alternatively, students may pursue the more specialized environmental engineering curriculum leading to the B.S. in Environmental Engineering.

The Department is committed to the continual improvement of its B.S. degree programs in civil engineering and environmental engineering. It has established specific outcome objectives for its programs and will utilize the following measures for assessing the achievement of these objectives:

technical and professional capabilities of students in open-ended project design courses.
alumni and employer surveys.
faculty assessment of ethical behavior of students.
student participation in professional organizations.
passing rate on the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) examination.
subsequent professional registration of graduates.
success of graduates in post graduate degree programs.

The data from these assessment measures will be evaluated and used as the basis for improvement of all elements of the degree programs.

Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering

Civil engineering is a profession that advances the well being of people while improving and protecting the environment. A civil engineer gains knowledge of mathematics and physical sciences gained by study, experience, and practice. This knowledge is applied with judgment under economic constraints to provide facilities for living, industry, transportation, and a myriad of other activities. Civil engineering graduates can practice in the fields of structural, transportation, hydraulic, water resources, geotechnical, construction, environmental, and public works engineering. They are employed by private industry as well as governmental agencies and many ultimately establish their own consulting engineering practices.

The philosophy of the Department is to provide the students a broad background in key areas of civil engineering, and the opportunity for specialization through electives. Specifically, students take several courses each in the fields of structural, geotechnical, transportation, surveying, water resources, and environmental engineering. Eighteen hours of electives in the senior year provide the means for a student to specialize in one or two of these areas, if desired.

The specific objectives of this degree program are to: 1) prepare students for entry into the civil engineering profession by providing them with the technical expertise, problem solving skills, and communications skills required for a successful career; 2) provide students with guidance in the development of civic responsibility and professional ethics leading to professional registration; and 3) prepare outstanding students for entry into graduate studies.

The successful civil engineer is a registered professional engineer who affiliates with various professional and technical societies. The department recommends that its students join and participate in the Student Chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers and encourages each senior to take the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) examination that is a partial requirement for registration as a professional engineer.

The civil engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology.

Bachelor of Science Degree in Environmental Engineering

Environmental engineering is a separate and distinct baccalaureate degree program within the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. As a discipline, environmental engineering is defined as "…the application of engineering principles to improve and maintain the environment for the protection of human health, for the protection of nature’s beneficial ecosystems, and for environment-related enhancement of the quality of life." The degree program is broad based and encompasses resource management; conception, planning, design, construction and operation of engineered systems for the protection of human health; the protection and management of the environment; air, water (surface subsurface, and groundwater), and land interactions and transformations; the behavior of natural systems including their response to the activities of man; professional responsibility; and mult-disciplinary efforts across private and public sectors to assure environmental protection. For achieving additional depth in specific areas of environmental engineering, elective courses are available in a range of topics including in-situ waste site remediation, computer modeling, use of natural systems for wastewater treatment, and special topics and design/research project courses.

The basic mission of the program is to provide the fundamental intellectual knowledge, when supplemented by professional experience, that will provide the technical and interpersonal skills required to conceive, plan, design, and implement the systems needed to provide and ensure environmental protection for human health and the sustainability of our natural ecosystem. The specific objectives of the LSU program are: 1) prepare students for entry into the environmental engineering profession with a broad-based engineering education supporting technical expertise in water and wastewater treatment, solid and hazardous waste management, and air pollution control; 2) enhance the interpersonal and communication skills of students; 3) encourage diversification by allowing a wide range of technical and design electives; 4) provide students with guidance in the development of civic responsibility and professional ethics leading to professional registration; and 5) prepare outstanding students for entry into graduate studies.

Students are encouraged to participate in the activities of the Student Chapters of the Louisiana Water Environment Association and the American Society of Civil Engineers. Other professional organizations that may be of interest to students include the National Society of Black Engineers, the Society of Women Engineers, and the Organization of Students Concerned About Resources.

The environmental engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology.

CURRICULUM IN CIVIL ENGINEERING

TOTAL SEM. HRS.- 134

Along with the College’s mathematics and physics proficiency requirements, Civil Engineering majors must earn a grade of "C" or better in CE 2450 before registering for CE 2200, CE 3400, and CE 2460.

General education required courses(*).

FRESHMAN YEAR

SEM. HRS.

Chemistry 1201,* 1202*

6

Construction Management 1030

2

English 1000/1001,* 1002*

6

Geology 1001

3

Mathematics 1550,* 1552*

10

Physics 2101*

3

Basic sciences lab elective

1

General education arts, humanities, social sciences course*

3

 

34

 

SOPHOMORE YEAR

SEM. HRS.

Civil Engineering 2200, 2450, 2460, 2710, 2720, 2730, 3400

19

Electrical Engineering 2950

3

Mathematics 2057, 2065

6

Physics 2102

3

General education arts, humanities, social sciences course*

3

 

34

 

JUNIOR YEAR

SEM. HRS.

Civil Engineering 2250, 3200, 3300, 3350, 3410, 3415, 3500, 3600, 3700

19

Environmental Engineering 3100, 3110

5

English 3002 or ROTC

3

Economics 2030*

3

Mechanical Engineering 3333

3

 

33

 

SENIOR YEAR

SEM. HRS.

Civil Engineering 4410

3

Industrial Engineering 3710

3

Civil engineering analysis elective

3

Civil engineering design electives

6

Civil engineering project elective

3

Civil engineering technical elective or ROTC

3

Civil engineering technical elective

3

General education arts, humanities, social sciences courses*

9

 

33

 

CURRICULUM IN ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING

TOTAL SEM. HRS.- 128

General education required courses (*).

FRESHMAN YEAR

SEM. HRS.

Biological Sciences 1201, 1208

4

Chemistry 1201,* 1202,* 1212

8

English 1000/1001,* 1002

6

Mathematics 1550,* 1552

10

Physics 2101

3

General education arts, humanities, social sciences course*

3

 

34

 

SOPHOMORE YEAR

SEM. HRS.

Civil Engineering 2200, 2450, 2720

9

Environmental Engineering 2000, 3400

6

Chemistry 2060/2261

3

Geology 1001

3

Mathematics 2057, 2065

6

Physics 2102

3

Mechanical Engineering 3333

3

 

33

 

JUNIOR YEAR

SEM. HRS.

Civil Engineering 3300, 3350

4

Environmental Engineering 3100, 3110, 4135

9

Environmental engineering technical elective

3

Chemical Engineering 3100, 3102

7

Economics 2030*

3

English 3002 or ROTC

3

General education arts, humanities, social sciences course*

3

 

32

 

SENIOR YEAR

SEM. HRS.

Environmental Engineering 4110, 4120

5

Environmental Engineering 4150, 4151 or 3171, 3172

6

Environmental engineering design elective

3

Chemical Engineering 4253

3

Industrial Engineering 3201

3

General education arts, humanities, social sciences courses*

9

 

29

 

DEPARTMENT OF CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT
CHAIR- Hammitt, Professor
OFFICE- 2519 CEBA Building
TELEPHONE- 225/388-8754
FAX- 225/388-8752

BUQUET AND LEBLANC, INC., DISTINGUISHED PROFESSOR OF COMMERCIAL CONSTRUCTION- Householder
CONTRACTORS' EDUCATIONAL TRUST FUND CHAIR- Gill
PROFESSORS- Gill, Hammitt, Householder
ASSOCIATE PROFESSORS- Dishong, Nethken
ASSISTANT PROFESSORS- Kinchen, Rosso
INSTRUCTORS- Davis, Dean, Roider

The Department of Construction Management offers the degree of Bachelor of Science in Construction Management. The department recognizes that its graduates are professional constructors, distinct from engineers and architects. The curriculum is designed to blend the technical aspects with the business management aspects of the construction industry to produce a professional graduate who can manage construction processes effectively and efficiently.

CURRICULUM IN CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT

A grade of "C" or better is required in ENGL 1000/1001, 1002, and 2002 and MATH 1022 and 1441.

The arts/humanities/natural sciences electives must be selected from the approved list published by the Dean of the College of Engineering.

General education required courses are marked with asterisks (*).

TOTAL SEM. HRS.- 128

FRESHMAN YEAR

SEM. HRS.

Construction Management 1000,* 1010, 1400, 2012

12

English 1000/1001,* 1002*

6

General education humanities course*

3

General education arts course*

3

Geology 1001*

3

Mathematics 1022,* 1441*

6

 

33

 

SOPHOMORE YEAR

SEM. HRS.

Civil Engineering 2500, 2510

3

Construction Management 2121, 2131, 2502

9

Economics 2010* or 2030*

3

English 2002

3

Physics 2001,* 2002*

6

Speech Communication 2060*

3

General education social sciences course

3

 

30

 

JUNIOR YEAR

SEM. HRS.

Accounting 2001, 2101

6

Construction Management 3001, 3121, 3131, 3141, 3301, 3302, 3501, 3502

24

Approved elective or ROTC

3

 

33

 

SENIOR YEAR

SEM. HRS.

Civil Engineering 3700

1

Construction Management 3503, 4200, 4201, 4202, 4400

16

Finance 3201

3

Industrial Engineering 3201 or ROTC

3

Industrial Engineering 4462

3

Management 3200, 4620

6

 

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DEPARTMENT OF ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING
CHAIR- Marshak, F. Hugh Coughlin/CLECO Professor
OFFICE- 102 Electrical Engineering Building
TELEPHONE- 225/388-5241
FAX- 225/388-5200

CHEVRON ENDOWED PROFESSOR- El-Amawy
F. HUGH COUGHLIN/CLECO PROFESSOR- Marshak
McDERMOTT INTERNATIONAL, INC. ENDOWED PROFESSOR- Ajmera
OSKAR R. MENTON ENDOWED PROFESSOR IN ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING- Zhou
PROFESSORS EMERITI- Kinney, Voss
PROFESSORS- Ajmera, Aravena, Czarnecki, El-Amawy, Feldman, Harlow, Kak, Marshak
ASSOCIATE PROFESSORS- Denny, Gu, Koppelman, Lee, Naraghi-Pour, Rai, Ramanujam, Skavantzos, Srivastava, Trahan, Vaidyanathan, Zhou, Zhu
ASSISTANT PROFESSORS- Lee, Saquib
INSTRUCTOR- Scalzo

Electrical and computer engineering students receive a thorough foundation in mathematics, physics, and introductory engineering during the first two years. Emphasis during the junior and senior years is on advanced engineering concepts and design. Engineering design is introduced in the first part of the junior year so that by the time students reach senior status they are prepared to take required courses dealing primarily with design. The senior courses utilize the previously gained knowledge in solving real-life problems. This prepares students for excellent career opportunities in areas such as computer engineering, energy conversion, power systems, communications, network design, control systems, electronics, and signal processing, as well as many interdisciplinary areas. With the background in fundamental theory and laboratory practice provided in the curricula, graduates are prepared to contribute and progress in their chosen technological fields.

The department offers two programs of study—electrical engineering and computer engineering, both leading to the degree of Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering. The electrical engineering curriculum provides a broad background in electrical engineering through the required course sequence. Elective courses permit students to develop a program in one of the three areas of technical concentration, as outlined below. The approved technical electives permit students to obtain more depth in the chosen area, explore other areas of electrical engineering, or explore other fields of engineering and science. The electrical engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).

The computer engineering curriculum is available for students desiring more comprehensive knowledge of the principles that underlie the organization, design, and application of computer systems. The computer engineering program is also accredited by ABET.

A student must take all of the required courses in either the electrical engineering or the computer engineering curriculum, as stated below, in order to obtain a degree.

Students interested in continuing their education through master's and doctoral programs are advised to seek academic counseling early and to make judicious use of their undergraduate electives.

CURRICULUM IN ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING

TOTAL SEM. HRS.- 128

A prerequisite to any electrical engineering course may be met only by obtaining a "C" or better in each course cited as a prerequisite. This rule does not apply to EE 2950, EE 3950, or EE 3951.

In order to develop expertise in at least one of the many areas of electrical engineering, elective courses may be concentrated in one of the following three areas:

Electronics- theory, design, and fabrication of solid-state devices and design of electronic circuits and systems.

Energy- energy conversion, power system design and analysis, and control of power systems.

Systems and Signal Processing- automatic control, networks, signal processing, and communication. Additional information concerning these areas and guidelines for selecting electives are available in the departmental office.

General education required courses (*).

FRESHMAN YEAR

SEM. HRS.

Chemistry 1201*

3

English 1000/1001,* 1002*

6

Mathematics 1550,* 1552*

10

Physics 2101,* 2108

4

General education arts/humanities/social sciences courses*

6

Speech Communication 2061 or ROTC

3

 

32

 

SOPHOMORE YEAR

SEM. HRS.

Computer Science 1253, 1254

6

Electrical Engineering 2120, 2130, 2230, 2231, 2720, 2730

15

Mathematics 2057, 2090

7

Physics 2102*

3

Philosophy 2018 or ROTC

3

 

34

 

JUNIOR YEAR

SEM. HRS.

Electrical Engineering 2731, 3120, 3140, 3220, 3221, 3320, 3410, 3530, 3750, 3751

26

General education arts/humanities/social sciences courses*

6

 

32

 

SENIOR YEAR

SEM. HRS.

Electrical engineering design electives

12

General education arts/humanities/social sciences courses*

6

Approved technical electives

9

Approved engineering (nonelectrical) elective

3

 

30

 

CURRICULUM IN COMPUTER ENGINEERING

TOTAL SEM. HRS.- 129

A prerequisite to any electrical engineering course may be met only by obtaining a "C" or better in each course cited as a prerequisite. This rule does not apply to EE 2950, EE 3950, or EE 3951.

General education required courses (*).

FRESHMAN YEAR

SEM. HRS.

Chemistry 1201*

3

English 1000/1001,* 1002*

6

Mathematics 1550,* 1552*

10

Physics 2101,* 2108

4

General education arts/humanities/social sciences courses*

6

Speech Communication 2061 or ROTC

3

 

32

 

SOPHOMORE YEAR

SEM. HRS.

Computer Science 1253, 1254

6

Electrical Engineering 2120, 2130, 2230, 2231, 2720, 2730

15

Mathematics 2057, 2090

7

Physics 2102*

3

Philosophy 2018 or ROTC

3

 

34

 

JUNIOR YEAR

SEM. HRS.

Computer Science 3102

3

Electrical Engineering 2731, 3140, 3220, 3221, 3750, 3751, 3755

17

Approved engineering (nonelectrical) elective

3

General education arts/humanities/social sciences courses*

6

Approved mathematics elective

3

 

32

 

SENIOR YEAR

SEM. HRS.

Computer Science 4103

3

Electrical Engineering 4720, 4750

7

Electrical engineering design electives

6

Approved technical electives

9

General education arts/humanities/social sciences courses*

6

 

31

 

DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRIAL AND MANUFACTURING SYSTEMS ENGINEERING
CHAIR !Webster, Professor
OFFICE- 3128 CEBA Building
TELEPHONE- 225/388-5112
FAX- 225/388-5990

EDWARD McLAUGHLIN PROFESSOR OF ENGINEERING- Mann
FRED B. AND RUTH B. ZIGLER FOUNDATION PROFESSOR- Knapp
PROFESSOR EMERITUS- Zohdi
PROFESSORS- Mann, Webster
ASSOCIATE PROFESSORS- Aghazadeh, Knapp, Liao, Ray, Sarker, Triantaphyllou
ASSISTANT PROFESSORS- Kuhl, Waly

Industrial engineering involves the synthesis and application of scientific principles to design, installation, and improvement of integrated systems of people, materials, and equipment to provide the most efficient and effective operating and work environment. It combines principles of human behavior with concepts of engineering procedure or analysis.

Industrial engineers engage in work systems measurement, methodology development and improvement, CAD, CAM, CIE systems development integration and applications, expert systems, ergonomics and human factors engineering, safety engineering, reliability engineering, quality assurance, statistical analysis and control, facilities and plant layout, new product development and value engineering, concurrent engineering and project/program management, engineering economy, production planning and control, manufacturing processes, computer modeling and simulation, industrial automation and robotics, materials handling, cost and budgetary control, and operations research studies.

The industrial engineer combines the abilities of an engineer and a manager. These include an aptitude for mathematics, statistics, and economics, as well as for the basic engineering sciences; an interest in all kinds of jobs and the machines and people who produce goods; and the ability to analyze, synthesize, and integrate technical knowledge in practical ways.

Industrial engineers' backgrounds, experience, and training give them wide acquaintance with industrial problems. Recent developments, such as widespread industrial interest in systems design, expert/AI systems, concurrent engineering, information systems, and CIE/CIM have made the industrial engineers' entrance into management even more likely, for their training gives familiarity with qualitative and quantitative methods of systems interaction and control. At present, the demand for industrial engineers exceeds the supply, thus assuring job opportunities, with expanded opportunities expected for the future.

The industrial engineering curriculum is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology.

CURRICULUM IN INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING

TOTAL SEM. HRS.- 134

Industrial Engineering Electives- Choose from the list maintained in the department.

General education required courses (*).

FRESHMAN YEAR

SEM. HRS.

Chemistry 1201,* 1202*

6

Construction Management 1030

2

Industrial Engineering 1002

3

English 1000/1001,* 1002*

6

Mathematics 1550,* 1552*

10

Physics 2101,* 2108

4

Speech Communication 1061 or ROTC

2-3

 

33-34

 

SOPHOMORE YEAR

SEM. HRS.

Chemistry 1212*

2

Civil Engineering 2450

3

Economics 2030*

3

Electrical Engineering 2950

3

Industrial Engineering 2060, 3302

6

Mathematics 2090

4

Mechanical Engineering 2733

3

Physics 2102, 2109

4

General education arts, humanities, social sciences courses*

6

 

34

 

JUNIOR YEAR

SEM. HRS.

Civil Engineering 3400

3

English 3002 or ROTC

4-3

Industrial Engineering 3201, 3603, 4362, 4425, 4461, 4480, 4510

21

Mechanical Engineering 3333

3

General education arts, humanities, social sciences course*

6

 

37-36

 

SENIOR YEAR

SEM. HRS.

Industrial Engineering 4419, 4453, 4487, 4511, 4516, 4599

18

Approved industrial engineering electives

9

General education arts, humanities, social sciences courses*

3

 

30

 

DEPARTMENT OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
CHAIR- Sabbaghian, Chevron Endowed Professor
OFFICE- 2508 CEBA Building
TELEPHONE- 225/388-5792
FAX- 225/388-5924

FRITZ AND FRANCES BLUMER PROFESSOR OF ENGINEERING- Yannitell
CHEVRON ENDOWED PROFESSOR- Sabbaghian
L. R. DANIEL PROFESSOR- Acharya
DOW CHEMICAL ENDOWED CHAIR- Khonsari
JACK HOLMES PROFESSOR OF ENGINEERING- Pang
A. J. M. OUSTALET PROFESSOR OF ENGINEERING- Courter
ALEXIS AND MARGUERITE VOORHIES ENDOWED PROFESSOR- Gutmark
TED AND ESTHER WALKER PROFESSOR- Charalampopoulos
GERALD CIRE AND LENA GRAND WILLIAMS ENDOWED PROFESSOR- Meletis
PROFESSORS EMERITI- Cundy, Daniel, McPhate, Whitehouse
PROFESSORS- Acharya, Charalampopoulos, Gutmark, Khonsari, Meletis, Pang, Raman, Sabbaghian
ASSOCIATE PROFESSORS- Courter, Kelly, Meng, Murphy, Nikitopoulos, Ram, Waggenspack, Yannitell, Wang
ASSISTANT PROFESSORS- Ekkad, Woldesenbet, Wong
INSTRUCTOR- Benton
ADJUNCT FACULTY- Mirshams

Mechanical engineering emerged as a new field of engineering during the Industrial Revolution when many labor-saving inventions were designed and built in England between 1750 and 1850. The role of the mechanical engineer has expanded dramatically in recent years and nearly 10,000 new graduates are now needed yearly.

All large industries employ mechanical engineers. Among those who regularly hire graduates from LSU are automotive, industrial machinery, oceanographic, power, chemical, textile, petroleum, computer, metal manufacturing, electronic, paper and wood product, and aerospace corporations.

In these industries, mechanical engineers perform a large variety of functions; therefore, the education of a mechanical engineer is necessarily broad. Mechanical engineers use the basic sciences (such as chemistry and physics), mathematics, computer programming, oral and written communication skills, and humanities and social sciences. Almost invariably, mechanical engineers rely heavily on a firm understanding of mechanics and thermal sciences to analyze the conversion and transmission of energy in its many forms.

Mechanical engineers use this knowledge in research by attempting to solve new problems, in development by altering a system to fit a new need, and in design to describe in detail a machine, system, or approach to a problem. Testing, manufacturing, operation and maintenance, marketing and sales, and administration also require large numbers of mechanical engineers. Mechanical engineering, a technical professional field, offers challenge and opportunity for those prepared for hard work, both in school and during a lifetime of service.

The mechanical engineering curriculum is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology.

CURRICULUM IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

TOTAL SEM. HRS.- 134

A grade of "C" or better is required in Chemistry 1202, Mathematics 1552, and Physics 2101 (or equivalent courses) before a student may enroll in Mechanical Engineering 2333.

ROTC is optional. If it is not taken in the freshman year, an approved technical elective must be scheduled in the senior year.

General education required courses (*).

FRESHMAN YEAR

SEM. HRS.

Chemistry 1201,* 1202,* 1212

8

Construction Management 1030

2

English 1000/1001,* 1002*

6

Mathematics 1550,* 1552*

10

Physics 2101*

3

General education arts, humanities, social sciences course*

3

ROTC

0-3

 

32-35

 

SOPHOMORE YEAR

SEM. HRS.

Civil Engineering 2450, 3400

6

Computer Science 2262

3

Electrical Engineering 2950

3

Economics 2030*

3

Mathematics 2057

3

Mechanical Engineering 2333, 2733, 2833, 3133, 3701

13

Physics 2102

3

 

34

 

JUNIOR YEAR

SEM. HRS.

English 3002 or ROTC

3

Electrical Engineering 3950, 3951

4

Industrial Engineering 3603

3

Mathematics 2070

4

Mechanical Engineering 3342, 3602, 3752, 3842, 4133, 4242, 4252, 4433

18

General education arts, humanities, social sciences course*

3

 

35

 

SENIOR YEAR

SEM. HRS.

Mechanical Engineering 4143, 4172, 4201, 4202, 4232, 4621, 4611

12

General education arts, humanities, social sciences courses*

9

Approved technical electives

9-12

 

30-33

 

CRAFT AND HAWKINS DEPARTMENT OF PETROLEUM ENGINEERING
CHAIR- Bassiouni, John W. Rhea Professor
OFFICE- 3516 CEBA Building
TELEPHONE- 225/388-5215
FAX- 225/388-6039

H. MARK KRAUSE, JR. ENDOWED PROFESSOR OF ENGINEERING- Langlinais
JOHN W. RHEA PROFESSOR- Bassiouni
TEXACO CHAIR IN ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING- Wojtanowicz
PROFESSORS EMERITI- Bernard, Bourgoyne, Desbrandes, Hawkins, Holden, Whitehead
PROFESSORS- Bassiouni, Wojtanowicz
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR- Langlinais
ASSISTANT PROFESSORS- Rao, Smith, White
INSTRUCTORS- Griffin, McMullan

Although the petroleum engineering curriculum is designed primarily for careers in the drilling and production aspects of the petroleum industry, it is suitable for careers in related areas such as ground water hydrology, geothermal energy, solution mining, and under-ground storage or disposal of fluids. Profes-sional courses in drilling and production, well design, reservoir engineering, petrophysics, well logging, and the phase behavior of hydro-carbons systems follow basic course work in mathematics, chemistry, physics, geology, and the engineering sciences. Additionally, the faculty gives specific attention to the economic evaluation of drilling and production opera-tions.

The department is active in obtaining summer employment in the petroleum industry for its students. The department also strongly recommends that its students join and par-ticipate, as student members, in the Society of Petroleum Engineers of AIME and take the Engineering-in-Training (EIT) examination during their senior year as preparation for registration as a professional engineer.

The nationally ranked Craft and Hawkins Department of Petroleum Engineering at LSU has alumni throughout the world working for major companies, small independent companies, and as independent consultants.

The petroleum engineering curriculum is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology.

CURRICULUM IN PETROLEUM ENGINEERING

TOTAL SEM. HRS.- 132

Mathematics 1550, 1552, and Physics 2101, 2102 each requires a grade of "C" or better before a student may register for any 3000-level petroleum engineering course. Also, credit must be earned in PETE 3002 and 3053 before a student may register for any 4000-level petroleum engineering course.

A student may elect to take six sem. hrs. of ROTC in place of Petroleum Engineering 1010, 1060, 3037. The six sem. hrs. of ROTC must be successfully completed before any substitution will be made. The sequence in which elective courses are taken may have to be altered for students electing the ROTC option. The arts/humanities/social sciences electives must be selected from the approved list published by the dean of the College of Engineering.

A student may elect to take six semester hours of Economics 2010, 2020 in place of three semester hours of Economics 2030. The additional three hours may be used to partially fulfill the general education requirement.

General education required courses (*).

FRESHMAN YEAR

SEM. HRS.

Chemistry 1201,* 1202,* 1212

8

English 1000/1001,* 1002*

6

Geology 1001, 1003, 1601

7

Mathematics 1550,* 1552*

10

Petroleum Engineering 1010 or ROTC

3

Petroleum Engineering 1060 or ROTC

2

 

36

 

SOPHOMORE YEAR

SEM. HRS.

Civil Engineering 2450

3

Electrical Engineering 2950

3

Mathematics 2057, 2065

6

Petroleum Engineering 2031, 2032, 2034

7

Physics 2101,* 2102

6

Construction Management 1030

2

Economics 2030*

3

General education arts/humanities/social sciences courses*

3

 

33

 

JUNIOR YEAR

SEM. HRS.

Civil Engineering 3400

3

Civil Engineering 2200

3

Civil Engineering 2460 or Mechanical Engineering 3133

3

Mechanical Engineering 3333

3

Petroleum Engineering 3025, 3036, 3053

9

Petroleum Engineering 3037 or ROTC

1

Approved geology elective

3

General education arts/humanities/social sciences courses*

6

 

31

 

SENIOR YEAR

SEM. HRS.

English 3002 or Petroleum Engineering 3002

3

Petroleum Engineering 4045, 4046, 4051, 4052, 4056, 4057, 4058, 4059, 4060, 4999

20

General education arts/humanities/social sciences courses*

6

Petroleum engineering design elective

3

 

32

 

 

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