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Professional Concentrations in Engineering

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Architectural Engineering
A professional concentration in Architectural Engineering is available to students who are planning a career in building design, including architectural, structural, construction, foundation and environmental aspects. The professional concentration allows students to satisfy the accreditation requirements in civil engineering while pursuing a concentration in architectural engineering.

Courses required for a concentration in architectural engineering are listed below. The total number of credits required for the concentration is 24, of which 18 credits have to be selected as professional electives.

REQUIRED COURSES PREREQUISITE
CE448 Introduction to Architectural  
  Engineering (3 cr.) ES220, CE212
CE446 Reinforced Masonry Design (3 cr.)
CE447 Timber Design (3 cr.) CE441
CE415/515 Foundations Design (3 cr.) CE310
CE441 Concrete Design (3 cr.) CE320
CE442 Steel Design (3 cr.) CE320
CE492 Senior (Building, Architectural) CE448, CE441, CE442,
  Design (3 cr.) CE415, CE447 (Corequisite)
 
Choose at least two of the following (6 credits):
CE405 Construction Management  
CE411 Construction Materials CE320 & CE441 (cor.)
CE420/520 Advanced Structural Analysis CE320
CE421/521 Composite Mechanics and Design ES222 & ES260
CE542 Advanced Steel Design CE442, CE420/520 (cor.)
CE544 Advanced Concrete Design CE441 & 420/520
CE453/553 Properties and Performance  
  of Concrete Mat’ls ES260
CE455/555 Structural Damage, Rehabilitation,  
  and Repair ES222
CE457/557 Environmental Degradation of  
  Concrete Structures CE411/CE441/CE453
ME310 Thermodynamic System Engineering ES340
ME411 Introduction to Heat Transfer ES330, ES340, MA232
ME444 Computer Aided Engineering ES100, MA231
CE438 or CE538 Finite Element Methods ES222, ES330, MA232
CE401/501 Fracture Mech. of Concrete Structures ES222 (corequisite)
CE486/586 Intro to Industrial Ecology CE340 or CH250
Or other course as designated by CEE Department Chair

In addition to the required number of credits, it is recommended that students in the architectural engineering concentration take relevant liberal arts courses such as Painting and Drawing, as well as writing intensive communication (COMM) courses. Architecture related liberal arts courses such as History of World Architecture, Architecture and Culture, Idea and Image, Greek Art and Architecture, Roman Art and Architecture may also be taken by cross-registration at an Associated College. A minimum grade-point average of 2.0 is required in the courses taken for this professional concentration. At least nine of the credit hours required in the concentration must be completed at Clarkson University unless the dean of the Coulter School of Engineering approves an exception.

Biomolecular Engineering
A professional concentration in Biomolecular Engineering has been designed for chemical engineering majors who desire a strong background in biochemical engineering and biology. This will benefit students pursuing careers in medicine, biomedical engineering or in the following industries: consumer products, food processing, and pharmaceuticals. The decision to obtain this concentration is made optimally in the sophomore year.

The professional concentration in Biomolecular Engineering offers a chemical engineeringmajor an alternative path for obtaining a B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering. Students in the classes of 2011 and 2012 must take BY160 Cellular & Molecular Biology (3 Cr. Hrs.) and BY162 Cellular & Molecular Biology Lab (2 Cr. Hrs.) in spring semester of sophomore year.  BY160 is a requirement for all chemical engineering students in the classes of 2013 and later; students pursuing the concentration must also take the BY162 laboratory course.  For all students, the required mathematics elective must be a suitable statistics course (STAT383 Applied Statistics) and science and engineering electives are replaced with the required courses CM460 Biochemistry I and CH465 Biochemical Engineering.  An undesignated elective is replaced with a course selected from the following list of courses relevant to biomolecular engineering: BR400 Introduction to Biomedical Rehabilitation Engineering and Science, BY214 Genetics, BY312 Advanced Cell Biology, BY316 Immunobiology, BY320/322 Microbiology with Lab, BY360/362 Physiology with Lab, BY412 Molecular Biology Laboratory, CM426 Intro to Biophysics, CM453 Intro to Biomaterials, CM464 Physical Biochemistry, ES380 Biomechanics or ES452 Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering Applications. Further information on this concentration is available in the Department of Chemical Engineering office.

By successfully completing the courses recommended above, upon graduation, students receive a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering with a Dean’s Certificate indicating a “Professional Concentration in Biomolecular Engineering” and a notation to that effect on their transcript.

Construction Engineering Management
A professional concentration in Construction Engineering Management is available to permit civil engineering majors to focus their electives on courses pertinent to the field of construction engineering and management. Electives used to satisfy the requirements of the concentration include a set of courses that reflect the subdiscipline of Construction Engineering as defined by the Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology (ABET).

To obtain a Professional Concentration in Construction Engineering Management, a student must choose required and professional electives in order to complete the following seven courses:

CE415/515 Foundations, Stability and Retaining Structures
CE441 Reinforced Concrete Design
CE442 Steel Design
Any two of the following:
CE405 Constructional Planning and Management
CE406 Construction Engineering
CE407 Introduction to Construction Estimating and Scheduling
CE411 Construction Materials Engineering
And any two of the following:
IH309 Introduction to Occupational Health or IH416 Principles of Occupational Health
IH416 Principles of Occupational Health
OS466 Negotiations and Relationship Management
OM480 Project Management
OM351 Quality Management & Lean Enterprise
LW466 Law of the Workplace
OM485 Quality Systems Management
LP341 Professional Ethics
Environmental & Occupational Health
or other course as designated by CEE Department Chair

In addition to the required courses, it is recommended that MA383 Applied Statistics I be taken as a mathematics elective course for this concentration.

By successfully completing the courses recommended above, upon graduation, students receive a bachelor’s degree in their major with a Dean’s Certificate indicating a “Professional Concentration in Construction Engineering Management” and a notation to that effect on their transcript.

Environmental Engineering
A professional concentration in Environmental Engineering is available to students interested in the important field of environmental restoration, preservation and sustainability. This involves the design of water, wastewater and air treatment processes, solid and hazardous waste management, fate and transport of contaminants in the ecosphere, and incorporation of environmental sustainability principles into engineering practice.

Any student can qualify for a Dean’s Certificate for a Professional Concentration in Environmental Engineering.
      To achieve this, the student must take six courses:
      CE340 Introduction to Environmental Engineering or CH250 Chemical Process Calculations
      One course in Cell Biology or Microbiology
      One course in Organic or Physical Chemistry
      One course in Environmental Engineering design
      Two courses distributed between two of the following five subdisciplines:
      Air Pollution Engineering
      Water and Wastewater Engineering
      Environmental Quality Engineering
      Environmental Health Science Engineering
      Solid and Hazardous Waste Engineering

A list of courses acceptable for this Environmental Engineering Concentration can be obtained from any engineering department office. The Chair of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering oversees the concentration requirements, and may be consulted for additional details.

In addition to the required courses indicated above, it is recommended that MA383 Applied Statistics I be taken as a mathematics elective course for this concentration.

By successfully completing the courses recommended above, upon graduation, students receive a bachelor’s degree in their major with a Dean’s Certificate indicating a “Professional Concentration in Environmental Engineering” and a notation to that effect on their transcript.

Manufacturing Engineering
The Professional Concentration in Manufacturing Engineering provides engineering students the opportunity to expand their knowledge of manufacturing-related topics such as production management, statistical quality control, and manufacturing processes.  The requirements for the professional concentration in Manufacturing Engineering are listed in the table below. Interested students must fill out an application form available from the MAE Department office. Changes to the Manufacturing Engineering concentration requirements must be approved by the MAE department chair or executive officer. Students successfully completing the following requirements receive a Dean’s Certificate in Manufacturing Engineering.

Required Courses Elective Courses (three required)
ES260 Materials Science ME385 Design of Electromechanical Systems
STAT383 Applied Statistics I or ME444 Computer-aided Engineering
MA330 Advanced Engineering AE/ME457 Composite Mechanics and Design
  Mathematics ME492 Welding Metallurgy
OM331 Operations and Supply ES351 Materials Characterization Laboratory
  Chain Management ES357 Microelectronic Circuit Fabrication
ME390 Manufacturing Processes ES360 Materials Science II
OM351 Quality Management ES365 Polymer Materials
  and Lean Enterprise ES405 Design of Experiments & Analysis of Data
Other elective courses designated by the MAE department chair or executive officer.  A complete list of courses is available in the MA department office.

Materials Engineering
Many engineers and scientists are employed in the materials processing and manufacturing industries. Increasing demands on the mechanical and environmental durability of national infrastructure require improving the strength and useful life of steels, concrete, ceramics and other engineering/structural materials. Space exploration and miniaturization of electronic devices, for example, are made possible by the development and processing of nanostructured composite materials through nanotechnology.

To help students improve employment opportunities in materials-related areas, Clarkson University is offering a certificate program in Materials Engineering Concentrations.

A Clarkson student can qualify for a Certificate from the dean of the Coulter School of Engineering verifying satisfactory completion of the coursework necessary to create a Professional Concentration in Materials Engineering. To attain this, the student must complete five (5) courses, which include two (2) required courses and three (3) electives from the list given. The required courses are:

ES260 Materials Science and Engineering I (Fall or Spring)
ES360 Materials Science and Engineering II (Spring only

The three elective courses must be chosen from the following list of materials engineering
and science courses:

CE411 Construction Materials ME390 Manufacturing Processes
  Engineering ME393 Analysis of Materials
CM430 Colloids and Interfaces   Processing
CM450 Introduction to Polymer ME457 Composite Mechanics
  Chemistry   and Design
EE439 Dielectrics ME591 Selected Topics in
ES357 Microelectronic Circuit   Materials Engineering:
  Fabrication   “Micro- & Nano-Systems
ES365 Polymer Materials   Eng.” (Spring)
ES452 Biomaterials and Biomedical PH341 Solid State Physics I
  Engineering Applications PH442 Solid State Physics II
ES464 Corrosion Engineering    

One of the following laboratory elective courses must be chosen
ES361  Fine Particle Technology
ME492 Welding Metallurgy     

Application forms may be obtained from the Department of Mechanical & Aeronautical Engineering (MAE) at 253 CAMP or from any other engineering department office.

Structural Engineering
One of the most important activities of civil and environmental engineers is to modernize and increase the effectiveness of the nation’s physical infrastructure. This challenge involves the design and construction of new physical systems such as our highways, harbors and waterways, bridges, buildings, and water treatment facilities. This effort requires a variety of specialized talents that can in part be developed through the selection of professional electives.

To obtain a Professional Concentration in Structural Engineering, a student must choose required and professional electives in order to complete the following seven courses:

CE420/520 Advanced Structural Analysis
CE415/515 Foundations, Stability, and Retaining Structures
CE441 Reinforced Concrete Design
CE442 Steel Design
CE490 Senior Design
And any two of the following:
CE401/501 Fracture Mechanics of Concrete Structures
CE411 Construction Materials Engineering
CE421/521 Composite Mechanics and Design
CE438/538 Finite Element Methods
CE544 Advanced Reinforced Concrete
ME444 Computer-aided Engineering
or other course as designated by CEE Department Chair.

It is of particular importance for transfer students to be aware of the sequence of prerequisite courses required to complete Steel and Concrete Design for the Structural Engineering concentration. This sequence consists of ES220, ES222, CE320, CE441 (Fall), CE442 (Spring) and requires five semesters if transfer students have not taken ES220 Statics before entering Clarkson. In special circumstances ES222 and CE320 can be taken concurrently.

By successfully completing the courses recommended above, upon graduation, students receive a bachelor’s degree in their major with a Dean’s Certificate indicating a “Professional Concentration in Structural Engineering” and a notation to that effect on their transcript.

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