Catalog
2012-13

This is an archived copy of the 2012-13 catalog. To access the most recent version of the catalog, please visit http://catalog.manhattan.edu.

Engineering - General Information

Historical Note

Engineering education at Manhattan College developed out of a science program in coordination with liberal arts. In 1892, civil engineering and electrical engineering were among four curricula leading to the Bachelor of Science degree. Although civil engineering has continued uninterrupted since, electrical engineering was suspended shortly after its introduction. It was re-established as a degree program in 1935. Programs in mechanical engineering, chemical engineering, environmental engineering and computer engineering were introduced in 1957, 1958, 1993, and 1998, respectively. The undergraduate program in environmental engineering was phased out in 2012. However, the master's degree programs in environmental engineering continue and undergraduate engineering students can minor in environmental engineering.

Vision and Mission Statements

The vision of the school of the engineering gives broad direction to long-term goals, i.e.:

The Manhattan College School of Engineering will be the school of choice for engineering education in the New York metropolitan region.

This means that the college will be the destination of choice when students apply to engineering schools. In order to realize this vision, every program in the school will develop curricula which attract and excite students while supporting the mission of the school.

The school of engineering has developed the following mission statement with input from its stakeholders:

The mission of the Manhattan College School of Engineering is to prepare each student for a productive and rewarding career in engineering or a related profession.

This mission is congruent with the mission of the college. The curriculum supporting the school’s mission instills the techniques and skills of engineering design through the study of basic and advanced engineering science. This foundation of techniques and skills is integrated with practice-oriented engineering design experience covering technical and non-technical aspects of engineering practice. Students earning a Manhattan College engineering degree are prepared to enter the world of professional practice and to continue their studies through the pursuit of post-baccalaureate education.

The strong foundation coupled with thorough preparation in an engineering discipline ensures that the student will have life-long access to rapidly developing new technologies and prepares each student to be a citizen, an advocate, and a leader in the complex world of the 21st century.

The mission of the school of engineering is consistent with the Lasallian and Catholic traditions of Manhattan College. Graduates of its engineering programs are expected to meet high academic standards, reflect on moral and ethical considerations in all aspects of their lives, and appreciate the need for life-long learning in the fulfillment of professional goals. Part of the ethical considerations expected of all students is their observance of academic integrity. Students accept the Manhattan College Academic Code of Honor under which they will not engage in academic dishonesty – cheating, plagiarism, and/or fabrication – or in academic misconduct, nor tolerate it in others. As aspiring engineers, students are expected to be aware of engineering codes of professional conduct which also prohibit dishonesty and misuse of intellectual property.

Program Educational Objectives

The undergraduate programs in the Manhattan College School of Engineering are individually accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET, http://www.abet.org /.  ABET defines program educational objectives as broad statements that describe what graduates are expected to attain within a few years after graduation. A few years is usually considered to be 3 to 5 years. Program educational objectives are based on the needs of the program’s stakeholders and are consistent with the mission of the college. Each program is required to develop, publish, and periodically review its objectives using an effective documented process.

Although each program develops its own objectives, there are some general themes that are recognized across the programs. These themes can be grouped as:

  • Leadership, achievement, and involvement in engineering and related professions
  • Dedication to furthering the engineering profession through continuous self-improvement
  • Ethical practices and moral character
  • Commitment to engineering as a service-to-humanity profession

Graduates of the school of engineering will be valued for their ethical practices and moral character, leadership and involvement in engineering and related professions, dedication to the profession through self-improvement, and recognition that engineering is a service to humanity.

Program Outcomes for The Engineering Programs

ABET states that program outcomes describe what students are expected to know and be able to do by the time of graduation. These outcomes relate to the knowledge, skills, and behaviors that students acquire as they progress through the program. ABET also suggests that each program adopt a standard set of outcomes plus any additional outcomes that may be articulated by the program. The standard set of eleven (11) outcomes, commonly referred to as (a) through (k), is:

  1. an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering;
  2. an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data;
  3. an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability;
  4. an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams;
  5. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems;
  6. an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility;
  7. an ability to communicate effectively;
  8. the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context;
  9. a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning;
  10. a knowledge of contemporary issues; and
  11. an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

The standard (a) through (k) program outcomes have been adopted by the undergraduate engineering programs in chemical, civil, computer, and electrical. The outcomes for the mechanical engineering program encompass those listed in (a) through (k) above while adding two supplementary outcomes specifically related to mechanical engineering subject matter and the profession. The mechanical engineering program outcomes are that graduates will demonstrate:

  1. an ability to understand and apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering.
  2. an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
  3. an ability to design a system, components, or process to meet desired needs.
  4. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.
  5. effective use of the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.
  6. knowledge and understanding of mechanical engineering subject matter and its applications.
  7. an understanding of the mechanical engineering profession and practice.
  8. an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
  9. an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams.
  10. appropriate written, oral and technical communication.
  11. an understanding of the global and societal impact of engineering practice and solutions.
  12. a recognition of the need for, and ability to engage in life-long learning.
  13. a knowledge of contemporary issues.

The educational objectives and outcomes of all the programs in the school of engineering are consistent with the school’s mission and the Lasallian and Catholic traditions of Manhattan College. In addition, the outcomes articulated by each program are consistent with the Manhattan College core competencies of:

  • Effective communication
  • Critical thinking
  • Information and technology literacy
  • Quantitative and scientific literacy
  • Independent and collaborative work
  • Global awareness
  • Religious and ethical awareness

Engineering Education

The foundation of the engineering curriculum includes:

  1. The study of science representing the current state of human knowledge of the physical world and its behavior
  2. The study of mathematics, the language and tool that engineers use to describe the physical world
  3. Breadth of study in the humanities and social sciences, the basis for making ethical and moral engineering decisions
  4. Development of the ability for independent learning and critical thinking
  5. Development of skills in written, verbal, and graphical communication

In an age of revolutionary advances in science and technology, continual re-examination of trends in engineering becomes imperative.  Accordingly, engineering faculty, in consultation with the Manhattan College Engineering Board of Advisors, a distinguished group of engineers and industrial leaders assembled from engineering-related organizations, study and evaluate the concepts of engineering education and the school’s programs. These studies re-emphasize the importance of humanities, mathematics and sciences as the foundation of engineering education. The engineering curriculum is, therefore, planned to provide the sound and broad education required in important branches of engineering.

Curricula

The engineering curricula have been designed with two premises in mind: one, that sound undergraduate engineering education must establish fundamental concepts at the expense of specialization; and two, that first-line engineering research, development or design requires post-collegiate specialization and advanced study through graduate work or industrial training, together with continuing self development.

The engineering curricula are four-year programs and lead to the Bachelor of Science degree in one of the traditional branches of engineering: chemical engineering, civil engineering, computer engineering, electrical engineering, and mechanical engineering.

Each program provides opportunities for minor studies or concentrations within its discipline. Despite the apparent division of engineering study into these curricula, there is a core engineering curriculum designed to offer the fundamental education required for all engineering students.

All students must complete .  International students may be required to successfully complete  ENGL 106 Fundamentals of English before enrolling in ENGL 110.  Students graduating from a U.S. high school may be required to complete ENGL 106 before enrolling in ENGL 110.  ENGL 106 will not count towards degree credit in any engineering program.

All students must complete RELS 110 The Nature and Experience of Religion and six additional credits in religious studies. The additional credits are selected from approved courses.

The curriculum for the first year is common to all branches of engineering. In order to enable a student to test his or her interest in one of the major engineering disciplines, he or she takes designated courses from this discipline in the sophomore year. The curricula of the various engineering majors are detailed at the next section.

Each curriculum offers four areas of study:

1. General Education: Courses in this area comprise about one fifth of the entire curriculum and are conducted throughout the four years. These courses are intended to develop foundations for the fuller life of the student as a person. Courses in history, literature, philosophy, social sciences, business, and religious studies blend with the scientific and technological growth of the student so that he or she may progress as a more complete person toward a satisfying professional life.

2. Mathematics and the Basic Sciences: Approximately one quarter of the entire curriculum provides a thorough grounding in mathematics, at least through differential equations, and the basic sciences of chemistry and physics. These subjects are essential to all engineering students as the foundation of the engineering sciences. All students are required to pass a mathematics readiness and aptitude examination prior to enrolling in MATH 185 Calculus I.

3. The Engineering Sciences: Fundamental concepts in engineering sciences provide a comprehensive foundation for all engineering disciplines. Topics such as statics, dynamics, electrical circuits, materials science, and thermodynamics integrate and build on principles introduced in mathematics, chemistry, and physics. Engineering science courses enable students to develop the competence to apply essential principles to synthesize and design engineering systems.

4. The Major : The fourth area of study is the major field which is described in the following sections.

The Major

Although significant specialization is postponed until after the bachelor’s degree, basic programs in chemical, civil, computer, electrical, or mechanical engineering are offered as a major, comprising about one half of each curriculum. Each student is able to concentrate on one aspect of the engineering discipline in greater depth and to develop proficiency in engineering design.

The undergraduate programs in chemical engineering, civil engineering, computer engineering, electrical engineering, and mechanical engineering are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org/ . The Master of Engineering in environmental engineering program is also accredited by ABET.

Minor Studies

Engineering students have the opportunity to develop depth in an area other than the major by completing a minor in a different program.

Students may minor in biology, business, computer science, chemistry, economics, English, environmental studies, finance, government, history, management, marketing, mathematics, modern foreign languages, peace studies, philosophy, physics, psychology, religious studies, urban affairs, and women and gender studies. In general, a minor requires 15 credits. Courses must be completed at Manhattan College.

Engineering students may also choose to minor in another engineering discipline.  The minors are:

Chemical Engineering--

CHML 207 Process Calculations, CHML 208 Chemical Engineering Principles I, CHML 305 Chemical Engineering Principles II, CHML 306 Separation Process Design I, and CHML 321 Chemical Reaction Engineering.

Civil Engineering--

CIVL 302 Structural Analysis I, CIVL 309 Steel Design, CIVL 409 Reinforced Concrete, CEEN 303 Fluid Mechanics, CEEN 308 Reliability Analysis in Civil and Environmental Engineering.

Computer Engineering--
1. For all students except electrical engineering majors:

EECE 202 Intro To Computer Programming, EECE 229 Introduction to Digital Systems and EECE 230 Microcomputers, and two additional computer engineering courses approved by the department chair.

2. For electrical engineering majors:

EECE 202 Intro To Computer Programming and CMPT 334 Computer Organization plus three elective computer engineering courses, of which at least two must be upper division or graduate, approved by the department chair. These courses cannot be used to simultaneously satisfy the requirements for electrical engineering.

Electrical Engineering--

1. For all students except computer engineering majors:

EECE 203 Electrical System Analysis II or ENGS 203 Electrical Systems; EECE 229 Introduction to Digital Systems and EECE 230 Microcomputers, and a choice of sequence a, b, or c.

a. EECE 303 Signals and Systems I and EECE 304 Signals and Systems II

b. EECE 305 Electronic Systems I and EECE 306 Electronic Systems II

c. Two upper division courses in electrical engineering (EECE, ELEC, CMPE) to be approved by the department chair.

2. For computer engineering majors:

ELEC 316 System Dynamics and ELEC 456 Communication Systems, plus three electrical engineering courses, of which at least two must be upper division or graduate level, approved by the department chair. These courses cannot be used to simultaneously satisfy the requirements for computer engineering.

Environmental Engineering--

The minor in environmental engineering is open to all engineering majors.  Required course work includes ENGS 204 Environmental Engineering Principles I plus four courses from the following: CEEN 305 Energy and the Environment  ENVL 406 Water and Wastewater Treatment Processes, ENVL 408 Environmental Engineering Design, ENVL 410 Hazardous Waste ManagementENVL 439 Environmental Engineering Projects, ENVL 505 Surface Water Quality Modeling and ENVL 507 Groundwater.

Mechanical Engineering--

ENGS 205 Introductory Thermodynamics and ENGS 206 Statics, and MECH 230 Introductory Solid Mechanics, MECH 318 Fluid Mechanics I, and MECH 325 Heat Transfer. This set of courses may be modified by the mechanical engineering department chair based upon the background of the student.

Students are responsible for any required prerequisites. Completion of the minor may qualify students for entry to the graduate program of the minor department. Students should contact the chair of the minor department for further information.

Engineering students may obtain an Application for Minor form at the Office of the Dean of Engineering. After the form is completed by the program chair offering the minor, the form should be returned to the Office of the Dean of Engineering by the student. When all courses have been completed, the dean will notify the Office of the Registrar.

Cooperative 3-2 Program

Engineering at Manhattan College has cooperative arrangements with several liberal arts colleges which enable a student to earn a B.S. degree in liberal arts and a B.S. in engineering degree in one of the engineering programs after five years of study. The B.S. degree with a major in chemistry, physics, or mathematics is awarded by the liberal arts college and a B.S. in engineering degree by Manhattan College. The student spends the first three years of the five year sequence at the liberal arts college and the final two years in engineering at Manhattan College.

Ten colleges are presently participating in this program:

  • College of The Sacred Heart
  • Dominican College
  • Le Moyne College
  • Pace University
  • Saint Anselm College
  • Saint Thomas Aquinas College
  • Saint John Fisher College
  • Siena College
  • St. John’s University
  • St. Joseph’s College (Maine)

Transferring from a Community College

Students who complete a pre-engineering program will generally be permitted to transfer up to 50% of the credits required for a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering. In accordance with accreditation principles of the EAC of ABET, transfer credit will only be permitted for courses in which a grade of C (2.0) or higher has been earned.

Students who graduate with an Associate Degree in a technology program will generally only be permitted to transfer 9 credits towards a Bachelor of Science in engineering degree.

Engineering maintains transfer agreements with many of the community colleges in the Tri-State area. Additional information can be obtained from the Office of the Dean of Engineering at (718) 862-7281.

Graduate-Level Courses (5XX, 6XX, 7XX)

Students in all engineering disciplines who have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.00 or the permission of the department chair can elect to take graduate-level courses. These courses will count for either undergraduate or graduate credit but not for both degree programs. Undergraduate students who enroll for undergraduate credit will be graded according to the standard undergraduate grading system, and the grade will be counted in the undergraduate grade point average. Tuition for the undergraduates in the graduate-level courses will be charged at the undergraduate rates provided the student does not exceed the total number of credits permitted for the academic year.

Seamless Master's Degree Program

Outstanding students may be invited to participate in a Seamless Master’s Degree program in chemical, civil, computer, electrical, or mechanical engineering. Academically strong students who enter Manhattan College with Advanced Placement and/or undergraduate college credit will generally be in a position to take graduate courses during their senior year at Manhattan College while completing the requirements for the Bachelor’s degree. It may then be possible to obtain a Master’s degree with an additional year of study.

Undergraduate students who have earned a minimum of 3.20 GPA are eligible to apply for the Seamless Master’s Degree program upon the recommendation of a member of the engineering faculty. Transfer students may be considered after completing courses at Manhattan College. Admitted students are required to complete the baccalaureate degree with a 3.00 GPA prior to continuing for the additional year of graduate study.

Students admitted into the Seamless Master’s Degree program may enroll in 500, 600, or 700 level courses while completing the requirements for the Bachelor’s degree. These courses will count for either undergraduate or graduate credit but not for both degree programs. Because some required graduate courses are offered on a two-year rotation, admitted students must meet with the chair of the major department prior to their senior year in order to select appropriate 500, 600, and 700-level courses to satisfy the Master’s Degree requirements. There is no tuition increase for enrolling in graduate courses during the senior year provided the student does not exceed the total number of credits permitted for the academic year.

After completing the undergraduate degree requirements, financial support may be available from individual departments for the additional year of graduate study. This support typically includes research assistantships, graduate assistantships, academic scholarships and grants, and industrial fellowships.

Professional and Career Development

Internships

Experiential learning is invaluable to an undergraduate engineering student.  Engineering students are encouraged to seek full-time positions in the summer, and manageable, part-time positions during the school year.  Such jobs are a good way to enhance learning and develop complementary skills and personal growth.  The engineering programs at Manhattan College do not offer academic credit for such internships.  However, a student may take ENGS 401 Internship Internship for Engineering Students for zero academic credits and it will be shown on the student's transcript thus demonstrating participation in this type of experiential learning.  The School of Engineering encourages its students to investigate the benefits of internships.

Professional Engineering Licensing

An important distinction for engineers is to become a licensed professional engineer. Receipt of the baccalaureate degree from an institution accredited by the EAC of ABET is one important step towards licensure. The requirements for licensure include a two part examination. Engineering students in good academic standing at Manhattan College may take the first part, the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) examination, during their senior year. All engineering students are strongly encouraged to take and pass the FE examination. The examination is heavily based on mathematics, basic sciences, and the engineering sciences. The engineering curricula at Manhattan College prepare the student for the examination.

Preparation for Law School

Students interested in entering law school may receive information and guidance through the Prelegal Advisory Committee. In addition to personal interviews, the committee conducts group meetings to advise students on specialized fields of law. The committee makes information available on requirements for admission to law schools, the availability of scholarships, and special opportunities in the legal profession. Further information is available from the Office of the Chair of the Prelegal Advisory Committee.

Preparation for Medicine and Dentistry

The Health Professions Advisory Committee is a body of faculty members who give guidance to students interested in preparing for careers in medicine, dentistry and allied fields. This committee helps students become aware of the qualifications essential for admission to professional schools. The committee advises students on the selection of programs of study that will furnish them with specialized pre-professional courses in the sciences and with a broad liberal education to prepare them for effective participation in the human community. Further information is available from the Office of the Chair of the Health Advisory Committee.

The minimum required courses for admission to professional schools are:

BIOL 111
  & BIOL 112
General Biology I
   and General Biology II
4
BIOL 113
  & BIOL 114
General Biology Laboratory I
   and General Biology Laboratory II
4
CHEM 101
  & CHEM 102
General Chemistry I
   and General Chemistry II
8
CHEM 319
  & CHEM 320
Organic Chemistry I
   and Organic Chemistry II
6
CHEM 323
  & CHEM 324
Organic Chemistry Laboratory I
   and Organic Chemistry Laboratory II
4
ENGL 110College Writing3
PHYS 101
  & PHYS 102
Physics I
   and Physics II
8
or PHYS 107
  & PHYS 108
Introduction Physics I
   and Introduction Physics II
MATH 185
  & MATH 186
Calculus I
   and Calculus II
6

Specific schools may require or recommend other courses. Pre-professional students are expected to maintain an average of at least a 3.0 in their science courses.

Academic Standing

Students are considered to be in good academic standing in the college when their Manhattan College cumulative grade point average is at least 2.00. To be considered in good academic standing in the school of engineering, a student must have a cumulative engineering grade point average of at least 2.00 and the semester grade point average must be at least 2.00. Grade point averages are computed at the end of each semester or term.

Students are expected to make adequate progress towards fulfilling their degree requirements every term. Adequate progress is described in the annually published School of Engineering Advising Manual. Students who are not making adequate progress are subject to academic sanctions.

A letter of academic warning is typically issued to each student earning a grade of D or F in any given term, even if the student is still in good academic standing in engineering. Letters of academic warning in two consecutive terms, while the student is still in good academic standing in engineering, will result in a meeting with the Assistant Dean or the Dean of Engineering. The letter of academic warning clearly spells out the danger to an academic program of receiving unacceptable grades.

A letter of academic probation is typically issued to each student failing to remain in good academic standing in engineering. Also, a letter of academic probation is typically issued to students receiving multiple unsatisfactory grades (especially grades of F) even though the student may be in good academic standing. Freshman failing to remain in good academic standing after their first term may be placed on academic probation. Students on probation are required to take a reduced course load of 12 credits for the following term and may be restricted from participating in Manhattan College activities. Students may remove themselves from academic probation by achieving a grade point average of 2.0 by the end of the following regular term. Failing to achieve good academic standing while on probation can lead to an academic contract or, in extreme cases, dismissal.

A letter of academic contract is typically issued to students failing to achieve good academic standing in engineering as a result of their being on academic probation. In addition, a letter of academic contract is typically issued to a student if the most recent term grade point average falls below 1.0 even if they were not on probation the previous term. A student may not be on academic contract for two consecutive terms without authorization of the Dean of Engineering.

Students are subject to suspension when they fail to satisfy the conditions of the academic contract or fail to achieve good academic standing while on probation. In these situations, a judgment is made by the dean that the student’s studies should be interrupted for a designated time period, usually six months or one year, before reinstatement would be considered. Suspended students must present evidence of their ability to continue their studies successfully when applying for such reinstatement into the school of engineering. Upon return, suspended students are subject to an academic contract for their first term back.

Dismissal is a permanent separation from Manhattan College, not just the school of engineering. A letter of dismissal from the college may be issued to each student failing to satisfy the conditions of the academic contract or failing to achieve good academic standing while on probation. A student may also be dismissed from the college when they receive failing grades in all courses attempted in any one term.

Generally, a student not in good academic standing may not enroll in more than four courses or for more than 14 credits, whichever is less. Exceptions to this provision require the written permission of the Assistant Dean or the Dean of Engineering.

Students must earn a grade of C (2.0) or higher in:

MATH 185Calculus I3
MATH 186Calculus II3
CHEM 101General Chemistry I4
MATH 285Calculus III3
CHEM 102General Chemistry II4
PHYS 101Physics I4
PHYS 102Physics II4

as required by the program of study, before enrolling in any 300 level engineering courses. A grade of C (2.0) or higher is required in MATH 286 Differential Equations prior to taking any 400 level engineering courses.

A student is permitted no more than three grades below a C (2.0) in engineering courses. If a student earns less than a C (2.0) in more than three engineering courses, the student must repeat one or more of them with a grade of C (2.0) or better. The course(s) to be repeated will be determined in consultation with and approval of the Assistant Dean of Engineering.

The following courses are included in the above requirement:

CHEM 309Physical Chemistry I3
CHEM 310Physical Chemistry II3
CHEM 319Organic Chemistry I3
CHEM 320Organic Chemistry II3
CHEM 323Organic Chemistry Laboratory I2
PHYS 201Wave Theory of Light and Matter3
PHYS 251Intermediate Laboratory1

all CMPT and MATH courses required for any engineering program, and any math and science elective courses. Additional courses may be added during the period of this catalog so students are advised to contact the chair of their department or the Assistant Dean of Engineering to determine if they will need to repeat a course in which they earn a grade of C- (1.67) or lower.

General Education Requirements For Engineering Majors

A graduate of the school of engineering is expected to be technically competent in the chosen program of study and also prepared as a citizen, an advocate, and a leader in the complex world of the 21st century. A broader education beyond science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) courses is expected of the modern engineering graduate. STEM courses must be augmented and balanced by courses from other disciplines such as English, foreign languages, history, religious studies, communications, sociology, education, government, business, and economics.

The EAC of ABET requires that engineering program curricula offer a professional component which must include “a general education component that complements the technical content of the curriculum and is consistent with the program and institution objectives.” In order to meet ABET requirements and institutional objectives, students graduating from an engineering program at Manhattan College must successfully complete the following general education requirements:

  • ENGL 110 College Writing  3 credits (required of all students)
  • RELS 110 The Nature and Experience of Religion  3 credits (required of all students)
  • Religious Studies - Additional 6 credits with students selecting one course from Elective Group A (Catholic Studies) and one course from Elective Group B (Global Studies and Contemporary Issues)
  • Humanities – 3 credits from subject areas such as modern foreign languages (200 Level or higher), religious studies (beyond the 9 credits mentioned above), fine arts, history, philosophy, and English
  • Social Sciences – 6 Credits from subject areas such as government, economics, psychology, and sociology
  • An additional approved course from Humanities or Social Sciences – 3 credits

A list of acceptable courses can be found in the annually updated School of Engineering Advising Manual. Additional restrictions may be applied and final acceptance of all courses meeting the general education requirements are subject to approval by the Office of the Dean of Engineering.

Guidance Program

The guidance and advisory program for students in engineering follows the pattern established for the entire college. Freshmen are advised by the Assistant Dean in the Office of the Dean of Engineering. The chairs or designated faculty members of engineering departments act as advisors to upper division students. These students may also receive guidance and advice through the Office of the Dean of Engineering. The phone number for the Office of the Dean of Engineering is (718) 862-7281.

Departmental faculty members are available to counsel junior and senior students with respect to career opportunities in their major, as well as the program of study.

Student Societies

Student chapters of several national engineering societies have been established at Manhattan College to assist the student in becoming familiar with the engineering profession: American Institute of Chemical Engineers, American Society of Civil Engineers, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, and Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

Other organizations of special interest to engineering students include: American Chemical Society; National Society of Black Engineers; Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers; Society of Women Engineers; American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, Air Conditioning Engineers; Electronics Club; The New York Water Environment Association; and the Society of Automotive Engineers. Chapters of Tau Beta Pi (Engineering), Omega Chi Epsilon (Chemical Engineering), Chi Epsilon (Civil Engineering), Eta Kappa Nu (Electrical Engineering), and Pi Tau Sigma (Mechanical Engineering) honor societies have been chartered at Manhattan College to recognize students who excel in scholarship and leadership. Membership in these national honor societies is open to juniors and seniors.

Certification For Graduation

The Dean of the School of Engineering must certify that the student has satisfied all requirements for his or her program of study prior to graduation. The dean may approve program modifications, if necessary, to meet program requirements.

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