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2023-2024 University of Wyoming Catalog 
    
2023-2024 University of Wyoming Catalog

College of Engineering and Physical Sciences


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401 Engineering Education and Research Building

Cameron Wright, Carrell Family Dean of College of Engineering and Physical Sciences
Phone: (307)766-4253 FAX: (307)766-4444
Web site:
ceas.uwyo.edu

The College of Engineering and Physical Science (CEPS) houses the departments in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. Our college is dedicated to fostering a culture of innovation, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills, which are essential for success in today’s fast-paced and rapidly changing world.

Our faculty members are experts in their respective fields, and they bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the classroom. They are passionate about teaching and are committed to helping students achieve their full potential. In addition to traditional classroom instruction, our faculty members also engage students in research and experiential learning opportunities, which provide them with real-world experience and prepare them for the challenges of their future careers.

The CEPS offers a wide range of degree programs, from undergraduate to graduate level, that are designed to meet the needs of students with different backgrounds and career goals. We also offer a variety of support services, including tutoring, advising, and career services, to ensure that our students have the resources they need to succeed academically and professionally.

In the CEPS, we believe that learning should be an engaging and collaborative experience. We strive to create a welcoming and inclusive environment where students from diverse backgrounds can come together to learn, grow, and succeed. We are committed to preparing our students to become the next generation of leaders in their fields and to make meaningful contributions to their communities and the world at large.

Mission

The University of Wyoming’s College of Engineering and Physical Sciences will provide excellent education, research, and service in chosen fields of engineering and physical Sciences. The College emphasizes connectivity with society, life-long learning, and the essential problem-solving and collaborative skills needed to address the frontier challenges facing Wyoming, the nation and the world.

Accreditation

The following undergraduate programs are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET: architectural engineering, chemical engineering, civil engineering, computer engineering, electrical engineering, energy systems engineering, mechanical engineering, and petroleum engineering.

Various options within different engineering programs are accredited as part of the primary major. That is, the electrical engineering/ bioengineering option is accredited as an electrical engineering degree, and the chemical engineering/petroleum option is accredited as a chemical engineering degree.

The Bachelor of Science in Computer Science is accredited by the Computer Accreditation Commission of ABET.

The Bachelor of Science in Construction Management is accredited by the American Council for Construction Education.

The Professional CACS Bachelor of Science in Chemistry is accredited by the American Chemistry Society.

Programs of Study

Undergraduate Degrees
Bachelor of Arts

Chemistry

Geology and Earth Science

Mathematics

Physics 

Statistics 

Bachelor of Science

Astronomy and Astrophysics

Chemistry

Chemistry (ACS Approved)

Construction Management

Environmental Geology and Geohydrology

Geography

Geology

Mathematics

Physics

Statistics


Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering

Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering

Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering

Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science

Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering

Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (Francis M. Long Bioengineering Option)

Bachelor of Science in Energy Systems Engineering 

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering 

Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering

Graduate Degrees

Master of Arts

            Mathematics

Master of Science

Architectural Engineering

Atmospheric Science

Chemistry

Chemical Engineering

Civil Engineering

Computer Science

Geology

Geophysics

Electrical Engineering

Environmental Engineering

Mathematics

Mechanical Engineering

Petroleum Engineering

Physics

Statistics 

Master of Arts in Teaching

            Mathematics

Master of Science in Teaching

            Mathematics

            Physics

Doctor of Philosophy

Atmospheric Science 

Chemistry

Chemical Engineering

Computer Science

Electrical Engineering

Geology

Geophysics

Mathematics

Mechanical Engineering

Petroleum Engineering

Physics

Candidates for the various master’s degrees in engineering disciplines are required to do a full year’s work in residence either under Plan A or Plan B.

Undergraduate Study

Students should understand that a strong background in mathematics is necessary to actively pursue engineering, computer science, and construction management curricula. Credit towards these degrees is not allowed for algebra and trigonometry.

Depending on the major, a minimum of 120 to 132 semester hours of credit is required for the bachelor’s degree from the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences. All course work must be selected with prior approval. Detailed outlines of curricula are presented later under headings of the various departments of the college.

All engineering, computer science, and construction management degree candidates must meet the academic requirements of the university and must have a grade point average of 2.000 (C) or above in all engineering, computer science, and construction management courses attempted at this university.

Students may not take a course for S/U credit to satisfy any requirement for a degree from the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences, unless the course is offered for S/U credit only.

The College of Engineering and Physical Sciences adheres to prerequisite coursework being completed before moving forward to advanced coursework. If a student is found to be enrolled in a course without meeting the prerequisites, the student will be administratively dropped from the course.

All undergraduate engineering and computer science students are required to take the Fundamentals of Engineering Exam with a good faith effort within one year prior to their expected graduation for program assessment purposes.

International College of Engineering and Physical Sciences Minor

Students in the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences may earn a Minor in International Engineering. The Minor requires:
a) a study abroad experience;
b) 9 credits of lower-division coursework; and
c) 9 credits of upper-division coursework.

More detailed requirements are available at: http://www.uwyo.edu/ceas/academics/intleng.html

Graduate Study

Master’s and doctoral programs are listed above. Candidates for the various master’s degrees in engineering are required to do a full year’s study in residence either under Plan A or Plan B. Interdisciplinary programs of study and research leading to one of the above disciplinary degrees can be developed.

Only graduates with satisfactory GPAs in programs accredited by ABET are granted full admission to graduate study in engineering and computer science disciplines. In addition, graduates with satisfactory GPAs in undergraduate disciplines of meteorology, physics, mathematics, or related fields can be granted full admission to graduate studies in atmospheric science. Other engineering graduates can be admitted on a provisional basis.

Engineering Science

Program Director: David Mukai, Ph.D.
2076 Engineering Building,
(307) 766‑6181
FAX: (307) 766-4444

Engineering Science offerings present the fundamental engineering concepts upon which most engineering analysis and design work is based. Instructors are drawn from the engineering, computer science, and atmospheric science departments in the college. These core courses represent the majority of engineering offerings at the freshman and sophomore level.

Courses in engineering science have their roots in mathematics and physical science, extending knowledge toward creative application. Thus, engineering and computer science students must take their courses in calculus, chemistry, physics, and engineering science in a timely manner. Details are given in the published curriculum for each program. A grade of C or better must be earned in all courses that are prerequisite to any required engineering science course.

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