2022-2023 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

Mission Statement The School of Engineering and Computer Science offers accredited programs in computer, electrical, and mechanical engineering, as well as computer science. Our philosophy centers on a rigorous, back-to-basics education that is rich with handson opportunities to apply classroom theory. Our faculty share a common vision that states: “We, the School of Engineering and Computer Science, seek to honor the Lord Jesus Christ in every endeavor and earnestly desire to cultivate technical professionals who are committed to moral excellence and who are exemplary in character, conduct, and skill. Therefore, we strive to provide an excellent educational environment that will nurture our students to honor the Lord in all things and help them to grow in spiritual maturity, wisdom, knowledge, and expertise for purposeful lives of service.” Programs of Study The School of Engineering and Computer Science offers the following programs of study: Majors • Civil Engineering (B.S.C.E.) • Computer Science (B.S.) • Computer Engineering (B.S.Cp.E.) • Cyber Operations (B.S.) • Electrical Engineering (B.S.E.E.) • Mechanical Engineering (B.S.M.E.) Minors • Biomedical Engineering • Computer Science Special Programs • Cooperative Education Program • Engineering Honors Program Accreditation The B.S.Cp.E., B.S.E.E., and B.S.M.E. degree programs are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org. The B.S. in computer science degree program and the concentration in cyber operations are accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet. org. Accreditation will be sought for the new civil engineering major (B.S.C.E.) at the earliest possible date once the first class of civil engineering students graduates. Registration as a Professional Engineer Senior engineering majors and graduate engineers are eligible to take the NCEES Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) Examination offered through NCEES (ncees.org). This exam is the first of two required to become a licensed Professional Engineer. The exam is now a discipline-specific exam which is administered year-round at NCEES-approved Pearson VUE test centers. A number of test centers are available for students in the Cincinnati, Columbus, and Dayton areas. All engineering students are strongly encouraged to complete the FE exam prior to their graduation. Cedarville seniors have passed the FE exam at a rate that is consistently higher than the national pass rates. Personal Requirements Students interested in one of the programs housed within the School of Engineering and Computer Science should possess a strong aptitude in mathematics and physical sciences. Those students who flourish in our programs typically enjoy applying their aptitude toward solving problems. Successful engineers and computer scientists are individuals who enjoy designing solutions to problems. School Requirements New Students Students who excel in science and mathematics, enjoy solving real-life problems, and wish to serve others have the highest potential for careers in engineering, computer science, or cyber operations. Entering students are required to have an ACT composite score of at least 22 (or an SAT of at least 1100 or a CLT of 72) in order to declare a major in the school. We have also determined that incoming engineering students should achieve one of the following to be successful in engineering: an ACT Math subscore greater than 25, an SAT Math sub-score greater than 621, or a CLT Quantitative sub-score of greater than 26. To assist the incoming students who desire a engineering major in the School of Engineering and Computer Science but do not meet our identified math scores to succeed, such students will be identified as “Engineering” or “Computing” students for the first year rather than by one of the specific majors. Students identified as “Engineering” or “Computing” students will receive closer academic monitoring during their first year and will be permitted to declare a specific engineering program major within the school after successfully completing Calculus I (MATH1710) at Cedarville with a minimum grade of ‘C”. Additionally, “Engineering” or “Computing” students not wishing to become civil engineering majors will also need to complete Digital Logic Design (EGCP-1010) at Cedarville with a minimum grade of ‘C.’ We strongly encourage all students interested in engineering to read “Engineering: Is it a four- or five-year degree program?,” which outlines the importance of being ready to enter Calculus I at the start of our engineering programs as well as some options to help prepare for calculus. To prepare for a major housed within our school, high school students should take a college preparatory curriculum that includes: • four units of mathematics (algebra, geometry, trigonometry, and advanced mathematics or precalculus) • four units of science (physical science, biology, chemistry, and physics) • two units of the same foreign language Experience with spreadsheets and word processors is helpful, but not required for entry. Progression Requirements Engineering students must demonstrate proficiency in certain lower-level courses to advance into upper-level 3000- and 4000-level courses. Therefore, all students must earn an overall GPA of at least 2.0 by the end of their sophomore year. In addition, each engineering and computer science program has its own progression requirements as follows. Civil Engineering (CE) To advance into the junior year, CE majors must earn a combined GPA of at least 2.0 in the following engineering courses: EGCE-1920, 2410, EGGN-1110, and EGME-2530, 2630. In addition, CE majors must earn a combined GPA of at least 2.0 in the following cognate courses: CHEM-1050, MATH-1710, 1720, 2710, 2740, and PHYS-2110. Computer Science (CS) Computer Science majors must achieve a grade of at least C- in the following courses prior to taking any course that requires one of them as a prerequisite: CS-1210, 1220, 2210, 3410, 4810, CY1000, and CY-3420. 2022–23 Undergraduate Academic Catalog Page 109 School of Engineering and Computer Science Mission Statement