This option is designed to train students for work in the audio engineering industry. The curriculum in the College of the Arts will show students in the program how the arts and entertainment industry uses modern technology in the recording, processing and creation of sound. The curriculum in the College of Engineering will teach students how to analyze and design the electronic and computer components used in the arts and entertainment industry.
As this option is not ABET accredited, students are urged to either take a second major in Computer Engineering (follow the Computer Engineering Track) or Electrical Engineering (follow the Electrical Engineering Track)
Computer Engineering Track
Lower Division: BIOL 207, PHYS 151, MATH 122, 222, MUS 190, EE 210, 210L, CECS 174, 201, 228, 274.
Upper Division: MATH 323, 370A, 380, ENGR 340, EE 386, 486, CECS 301, 311, 326, 346, 347, 360, 447, 460A, 497, three courses from: FEA 307, THEA 449, EE 428, MUS 370, 455, 456; plus an approved technical elective.
Electrical Engineering Track
Lower Division: BIOL 207, PHYS 151, MATH 122, 123, 224, MUS 190, CECS 174, EE 201, 202, 210, 210L, 211, 211L.
Upper Division: MATH 370A, ENGR 340, CE 370, EE 310, 330, 346, 347, 370, 370L, 382, 386, 430, 486, 462 or 464, and 489 or 490, three courses from: FEA 307, THEA 449, EE 428, MUS 370, 455, 456; plus an approved technical elective.
This interdisciplinary Minor in Environmental Engineering is designed for undergraduates from various engineering and science backgrounds who are interested in applying engineering approaches to environmental issues. Coursework in the minor focuses on engineering solutions to problems in preserving the quality of air, water, and soil by developing procedures and designing processes, consistent with current government regulation, to improve the environment and prevent pollution.
A minimum of 6 units selected from the following core: CH E 475 or C E 364; CH E 455. Additional courses to complete the 18-unit minor may be selected from: CH E 415, 445, 465, 485; C E 466; E T 409F, 476, 485.
Most of the courses in the minor require some background in engineering and/or chemistry. Upper division students majoring in Biology, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, or Mechanical Engineering may have sufficient background to select from the above choices without needing additional prerequisites. Those majoring in other branches of science and engineering may need several additional courses in engineering and/or chemistry to meet prerequisite requirements of courses in this minor. All prerequisites to the courses in the minor must be completed with a grade of "C" or better.