The Russ College of Engineering and Technology comprises the following Degree Programs:
Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering
The Fritz J. and Dolores H. Russ College of Engineering and Technology offers degree programs through the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and the Departments of Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Aviation, and Industrial Technology. Engineering curricula are focused on the engineering profession, in which a knowledge of the mathematical and natural sciences- gained by study and experience- is applied to develop ways to use economically the materials and forces of nature for the benefit of society and the environment. Graduates have both the theoretical and practical training to begin a professional career or continue advanced work at the graduate level. Program flexibility is provided through technical electives so you can concentrate your studies in a chosen area or use the electives in other areas.
Education and university-based research and development in engineering and technology are vital to the future. Today' s students are preparing for careers in some of the most exciting, promising, and critical of all modern undertakings. During the past decade, the Russ College of Engineering and Technology has accelerated toward the forefront in providing the leadership required to meet such challenges. Within its framework, agressive learners can acquire the specific knowledge for a successful career, and individual talents can be adapted to preferences among the college's eight programs.
The Russ College of Engineering and Technology was originally founded in 1935 as the College of Applied Sciences, but its origins date back to the earliest history of Ohio University; records show that surveying was among the first courses offered. The first engineering degree was granted in 1902. In 1985 the college moved into the C. Paul and Beth K. Stocker Engineering and Technology Center, and the Francis J. Fuller Aviation Training Center and Avionics Engineering Center hangar were completed in 1989.
In 1994, the college was renamed the Fritz J. and Dolores H. Russ College of Engineering and Technology and an 18,000-square-foot addition to Stocker Center was completed, providing additional laboratory space for undergraduate and graduate study and for multidisciplinary research. In 1996 the Konneker Research Laboratory was opened for expanded research in biotechnology. Current construction includes two new facilities, one for advanced pavement research and one for advanced research in corrosion. Living alumni of the college number more than 8,500.
All engineering programs are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology (ABET), with the exception of the new B.S.E.E. with computer engineering option. In accordance with ABET rules, accreditation consideration of the new program cannot be initiated until the first graduate has completed the curriculum. To ensure that early graduates meet professional registration requirements, they will be guided through the program so that they also meet the B.S.E.E. degree accreditation requirements. Once the B.S.E.E. with computer engineering option program has received accreditation, early graduates will receive accreditation retroactively.
The industrial technology program is accredited by the National Association of Industrial Technology, and the aviation curriculum is approved by the Federal Aviation Administration.
In general, direct entry into an engineering or computer science degree program of the Russ College of Engineering and Technology depends upon your qualifications and preparation. The criteria listed below are the minimum preparation recommended for all engineering and computer science degree programs. However, when other considerations tend to discount low academic grades or college aptitude test scores, direct entrance may be requested if there is other persuasive evidence of both the capability and motivation to successfully undertake an engineering program.
The industrial technology curriculum combines courses in general education, math and computer science, physical science, and management with hands-on manufacturing courses to prepare graduates for technical/management positions in manufacturing industries. You may request direct entry into the industrial technology program. There are no admission requirements above the general university requirements. The aviation curriculum prepares students for a variety of positions as professionals in the increasingly complex national aviation system. You may request direct entry into the aviation program, but only a limited number of applicants can be accepted. Those not accepted may enter the university for possible transfer into the program at a later date; there is no guarantee, however, that space will be available.
Recent high school graduates, or transfer students who have earned fewer than 30 quarter hours (or 20 semester hours) of credit at Ohio University or another accredited collegiate institution, seeking direct entry admission to the Russ College of Engineering and Technology should have a minimum composite score of 24 ACT or 1100 (recentered) SAT. Applicants not meeting either of these two criteria, but with a good high school academic record that includes four years of mathematics, four years of English, and one year each of physics and chemistry, may also apply for direct entry into the college. Students with a strong background in mathematics and science may be admitted with one unit of chemistry or physics, with the missing area to be completed during the first year.
Those wishing to major in computer science follow the above program but substitute the computer science laboratory science sequence for chemistry. ET 280 is not required.
If you are entering the pre-engineering program in the University College with an intended engineering or computer science major but do not meet minimum preparation for direct entry into Russ College of Engineering and Technology, you will be identified as a pre-engineering major in the University College and will be assigned an engineering or computer science advisor. You may require more than four academic years to complete the degree requirements.
If your record includes mathematics and science courses beyond the above minimum required courses, you will be evaluated on the basis of your accumulative record and upon individual grades in English, mathematics, chemistry, physics, and engineering-related courses that you have completed at the time you apply for admission to the Russ College of Engineering and Technology.
Evaluation of work and admission of applicants will be performed by the university examiner and the Russ College of Engineering and Technology.
Applicants from foreign countries must meet the criteria given in this catalog under "International Applicant" in the Admissions section.
You must earn a minimum of 36 quarter hours at Ohio University, applicable toward your degree, after transferring into one of the college' s degree programs.
If you have earned fewer than 30 quarter hours of credit, you are required to meet the minimum preparation designated for entering freshmen.
In general, transfer applicants into one of the engineering or computer science programs from other universities and colleges will be evaluated on accumulative g.p.a. on all college work attempted and on individual grades in English, mathematics, chemistry, physics, and engineering-related courses which may have been completed at the time application is made.
Transfer applicants for the industrial technology and aviation programs will be evaluated on accumulative g.p.a. and specific courses completed. If you have left another institution for academic or disciplinary reasons, you will not be considered for admission until after two calendar years following the date from which you were dropped from another university or college.
If you have left another institution for academic or disciplinary reasons, you will not be considered for admission until after two calendar years following the date from which you were dropped from another university or college.
If your credentials are equivalent to those of freshmen who entered University College (see "Freshman Applicants") and you have demonstrated abilities in mathematics, natural science, physical science, and English, you may be admitted to an engineering program.
If you are from a two-year institution following a recognized and accredited University Parallel program, you will be evaluated according to the conditions stated for accredited four-year institutions.
To transfer into one of the engineering degree programs from a two-year institution following an associate' s degree program in technology, you must have a minimum g.p.a. of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale and indicated abilities in mathematics and science. Transfer courses will be evaluated to determine their applicability toward degree requirements.
Transfer students from other accredited universities or colleges may directly enter the industrial technology program providing they meet all Ohio University admission requirements, including an overall 2.5 g.p.a. After transferring into the industrial technology program, you must earn a minimum of 36 quarter hours of industrial technology credit at Ohio University with at least 24 credit hours at or above the 300 level.
If you do not meet the above criteria, you will be evaluated on an individual basis; however, you must have earned a 2.0 average or better on a 4.0 scale in all mathematics and science courses attempted.
If you are relocating from a regional campus and have not been admitted to the Russ College of Engineering and Technology as an entering freshman, you are required to meet the same criteria as students transferring from other colleges within Ohio University.
If you do not request direct entry into the Russ College of Engineering and Technology or do not possess the mini-mum preparation indicated above, you will be enrolled in the pre-engineering major (major code ND1105) in University College (see the University College section for details). Students enrolled in the pre-engineering major will be advised by a selected number of engineering faculty designated by the associate dean for academics. For further information, contact the various department chairs or the associate dean for academics.
Course requirements for the freshman year in each of the engineering departments within the Russ College of Engineering and Technology are similar. (The mechanical engineering freshman program is slightly different.) Hence, while it is desirable to indicate a specific major field of study earlier, you can defer a decision on a specific major field of study until the beginning of your sophomore year.
After completing one of the engineering degree programs in the Russ College of Engineering and Technology, you are qualified and encouraged to seek, by examination, registration as a professional engineer from the Board of Registration for Professional Engineers of the state where you intend to practice. It is to your advantage to take the examination during the spring or fall quarter closest to the expected time of graduation or as soon after graduation as possible.
With careful planning you may, in addition to the Bachelor of Science degree from this college, obtain a second degree or a minor from another college in the university. (See "A Second Bachelor' s Degree" in the University-Wide Graduation Requirements section.)
Graduate programs leading to the M.S. degree are available in all of the engineering programs. In addition, graduate work leading to the Ph.D. degree is available in chemical engineering, electrical engineering, and an inter-disciplinary program in integrated engineering. These programs are described in detail in the Graduate Catalog.
In addition to the above overall performance, you must meet the specific requirements listed under "Deficiency Points" and "Retaking Courses."
Once you are enrolled in the Russ College of Engineering and Technology you will continue in your program in a normal manner, provided:
Averages in any of these categories below 2.0 (C) result in deficiency points and probation. If you are on probation or acquire deficiency points in any quarter, your academic record is reviewed by your department chair and the associate dean for academics to determine if you may continue in the program. If you are placed on university probation at the end of any quarter, you must earn a minimum of nine quarter hours of credit with a 2.0 (C) or better average in your next quarter of attendance or be dropped from the university. These credits must be in courses directly applicable to the degree requirements.
In the subsequent quarter, if your academic progress is such that you are not eligible to be removed from probation, your academic record will be reviewed to determine if you should be continued. The number of times a continuance may be granted is limited to three; thus, there is an absolute limit of four consecutive quarters on probation. Although the maximum number of times you may be continued on probation is four, if you are on probation you may be dropped at the end of any quarter for poor academic performance.
If you are placed on college or departmental probation at the end of any quarter, you must receive a 2.0 (C) average or better in subsequent quarters in your engineering and technology and/or major courses or you will be dropped from the Russ College of Engineering and Technology. In addition, you normally must remove deficiency points in the engineering and major subjects within two quarters. You should discuss your probation with your academic advisor, departmental chair, and/or the associate dean for academics. If you are dropped from the university or the college, you may appeal by contacting the associate dean for academics.
Normally, a petition for reinstatement will not be considered until 12 months after you are dropped.
When you retake a course, only the grade received in the most recent attempt is used to determine your accumulative g.p.a. You may not retake a course after an advanced course in the same field has been passed if the course that you desire to retake was a prerequisite for the advanced course.
Course Credit by Examination or correspondence may not be used to earn credit in a course required for graduation which you have previously failed.
Only formal courses are acceptable unless prior approval is given from the dean' s office. Courses in selected topics, independent study, etc., are not acceptable without this prior approval. Courses in education, business, or other professional areas, or courses that are remedial or skills oriented, are not acceptable. Without prior approval from the dean' s office, courses not on this list will not apply towards the humanities and social sciences requirements for the Russ College of Engineering and Technology.
For engineering majors, ABET requirements specify that you develop a plan for electives that provides breadth and depth through a series of interrelated courses. You must have at least 24 hours total in humanities/social sciences with a minimum of 8 in each category and a sequence or basic/advanced pair in both categories. (A sequence is a pair of courses in the same department in which one is a prerequisite for the other. A basic/advanced pair is a 300- or 400-level course along with a companion course in the same department. The companion need not be a prerequisite for the 300- or 400-level course.)
Industrial technology majors must select three courses (one must meet Tier 2H or 2T requirements) and have a minimum of 12 credit hours. With prior approval, aviation majors can take alternate courses in place of the ones marked with an E (elective).
a Art (ART 110, 383)
b African American Studies (AAS 106, 110, 150, 210, 211, 250, 310, 315, 316, 317, 350, 352, 355, 356)
c Art History (AH except 350)
d Classical Archaeology (CLAR 201, 203, 352)
e Comparative Arts (CA except 360J)
f Dance (DANC 170, 351, 352, 353, 370, 471, 472, 473)
g English (ENG 200 level or above, except 280, 305J, 307J, 308J, 350, 353, 361, 362, 363, 393, 394, 395, 451, 452)
h Foreign Language: 200 level or above, may not be your primary language
i Foreign Literatures in English (CLAS except 227; FL; ML except 250A-C)
j Great Books (HUM 107, 108, 109, 117, or 307, 308, 309)
k History (HIST 121, 122, 123, 314A-F, 328, 329A-C, 330, 351, 352, 353A-B, 354, 356A-C, 357, 370, 389)
l History of Theater (THAR 270, 271, 272)
m Music History and Literature (MUS 120, 124, 321, 322, 323, 421A-G, 427, 428)
n Philosophy (PHIL except 120, 320, 360J, 417, 425, 426, 427)
o Women's Studies (WS 100, 200, 269A)
a African American Studies (AAS 101, 135, 202, 220, 225, 235, 254, 340, 341, 345, 360, 364, 368, 370, 380, 430, 432, 440, 460, 482)
b Anthropology (ANTH except 201, 356J, 378, 492, 494B, 494D, 496)
c Economics (ECON except 300, 381, 385, 482)
d Engineering and Technology (ET 320, 350)
e Geography (GEOG 121, 131, 132, 220, 232, 233, 234, 321, 322, 325, 326, 330, 331, 332, 335, 338,427, 455)
f History (HIST except 301J, 396J, 496, and those listed in k. under humanities)
g International Studies (INST 103, 113, 118, 121, 350)
h Linguistics (LING except 410, 445, 451, 452, 453, 460, 480, 481, 482, 483)
i Political Science (POLS except 305J, 482, 483)
j Psychology (PSY except 121, 221, 226, 275, 312, 314, 315, 321, 327, 341, 351)
k Social Work (SW except 190, 380, 381, 383, 385, 490A-C)
l Sociology (SOC except 351, 352, 356J, 450)
m Women's Studies 400
Plan your curriculum to fulfill the university General Education Requirements as described under the Graduation Requirements section of this catalog.
Students seeking an engineering degree who fulfill the breadth and depth requirements described in the previous section "Humanities and Social Science Electives" will automatically satisfy the General Education Tier II requirements.
You may elect to take courses on a pass/fail basis within eligibility requirements stated in the Academic Policies and Procedures section.
Participation in cooperative education provides valuable career experiences. The alternating work/study periods allow you to integrate classroom theory with practical applications and provide you with opportunities to earn money to assist in financing your education. You can also participate in summer internships.
If you are interested in these programs, contact the assistant dean for student careers, Stocker 189.
CHEM 152 General Chemistry 5
INCO 103 or IT 101 4
MATH 263B Analytic Geom. and Calc. 4
CHEM 123 or 153 General Chemistry 4-5
ET 181 Computer Methods in Engr. 4
MATH 263C Analytic Geom. and Calc. 4
Faculty advisors will assist with choosing satisfactory electives.
*As required by the department
All departments will accept INCO 103 Public Speaking to fulfill the speech requirement, and some require IT 101 Engr. Drawing I. These should be taken during the first year. Approved social sciences and/or humanities electives can also be scheduled for this term.
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