Common Requirements

The following are the descriptions of the curricular components that are common to all programs offered in the Faculty of Engineering.

I. General Education

Student working for a BE degree in an engineering program must complete a total of 20 credit hours of general education (university and faculty) requirements distributed as follows:

I.A. General Education Core (12 credits)

This curricular component includes 6 courses comprising 12 credits; 3 courses (total of 5 credits) are University Requirements (UR) and 4 courses (total of 7 credits) are Faculty requirements (FR) as listed in the following table:
Course Title Credits Prerequisite
University Requirement
ARAB 001 Arabic Language 2
BLAW 001 Human Rights 1
ENGL 001 English Language 2
Faculty Requirement
ENGL 211 Advanced Writing 2 ENGL 001
ENGL 300 Speech Communications 2 ENGL 211
MGMT 002 Entrepreneurship I 2
ENGR 001 Engineering Ethics 1 Finish ≥ 90 Crs
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I.B. General Education Electives (8 credits)

This component encompasses 8 Credits of General Elective courses selected from the University Elective Courses listed in the University Section of this catalog.

II. Basic Sciences and Mathematics Courses

The Basic Sciences and Mathematics component for all engineering majors except the PTRE program consists of 26 credits (27 credits for the PTRE program and 36 credits for the CHEM program) distributed as follows:
Course Title Credits Prerequisite
CHEM 207/CHEM 405 Environmental Chemistry/Solid State Chemistry 2
CVLE254 Environmental Science in Civil Engineering 3
MATH 281 Linear Algebra 3  
MATH 282 Calculus 3  
MATH 283 Differential Equations 3 MATH 281,192
MATH 284 Numerical Analysis 3 MATH 283
MATH 381 Probability and Statistics 3 MATH 282
PHYS 281 Electricity and Magnetism 3
PHYS 282 Materials Properties and Heat 3
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Instead of the CHEM 207/CHEM405 and the CHEM 241 courses, the PTRE program requires the following three 9-credits chemistry courses instead:
  • CHEM 281: Principles of Chemistry I (3 Credits)
  • CHEM 282: Principles of Chemistry II (3 Credits)
  • CHEM331: Organic Chemistry (3 Credits)
Instead of the CHEM 207/CHEM405 and the CHEM 241 courses, the CHME program requires the following six 18-credits chemistry courses instead:
  • CHEM 246‎: Physical Chemistry I (‎3 Credits) 
  • CHEM 281: Principles of Chemistry I (3 Credits)
  • CHEM 282: Principles of Chemistry II (3 Credits)
  • CHEM331: Organic Chemistry (3 Credits)
  • CHEM 345‎: Inorganic Chemistry (‎3 Credits)
  • CHEM 358: Surface and Colloid Chemistry (3 Credits)

III. General Engineering

The general engineering component includes 15 credits (12 credits for the PTRE program) distributed as follows:
Course Title Credits Prerequisite
COMP 208 Programming I 3
CVLE 210 Statics 3
INME 221 Engineering Economy 3
MCHE 201 Engineering Drawings and Graphics 3
MCHE 213 Dynamics 3
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