Integrated Engineering

Undergraduate Programs

Majors

Program Locations Total Credits
Integrated Engineering BSE BSE - Bachelor of Science in Engineering
  • Normandale
  • Mesabi Range
128

Certificates

Program Locations Total Credits
Project based Engineering CERT
  • Normandale
  • Mesabi Range
15
Technical Integration Design CERT
  • Normandale
  • Mesabi Range
16

Minors

Program Locations Total Credits
Technical Integration Design Minor
16

Policies & Faculty

Policies

MINIMUM INTEGRATED ENGINEERING PROGRAM ENTRY REQUIREMENTS 

Entry Requirements. A minimum of 49 semester credit hours including the following courses and credits must be completed before the student enters the engineering curriculum in the Fall of the junior year in full standing.

  • Calculus and Differential Equations (16 credits)
  • General Physics (calculus-based) (8 credits)
  • Additional math and science courses, including chemistry, (8 credits)
  • Intro engineering courses including programming or introduction to engineering, statics, dynamics and lab-based electric circuits (13 credits)
  • English Composition (4 credits) 

All courses and credits shown above must be completed before full enrollment in 300-level engineering courses, unless special permission is granted by the department chair. All of the above courses must be taken for “grade”. It is not acceptable for the student to take any of these courses on a pass/no credit basis. A grade of “C-” or better must be achieved in each course. Students may be admitted provisionally while these requirements are being satisfied. 

Application to Program. To be considered for admission, the student must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 for all science, math, and engineering courses. Admission to the Integrated Engineering Program is selective and subject to the approval of the Integrated Engineering program faculty. Admission to the Integrated Engineering Program also requires the completion of the application found at the following website: http://cset.mnsu.edu/ie/apply.html. 

Each application will be evaluated individually and the decision of Integrated Engineering program faculty will be final. Failure to submit an application by stated deadline could result in the student being denied admission to the program. If a student is denied admission to the Integrated Engineering Program, he/she can reapply to the program for admission in subsequent years. 

  1. Minnesota State Mankato students.The application form  at http://cset.mnsu.edu/ie/apply.html is submitted to the Integrated Engineering Program along with a copy of the student’s Minnesota State Mankato transcript and any transfer evaluations. Pre-engineering students at Minnesota State Mankato are not guaranteed admission to the program. 
     
  2. Transfer Students. Transfer students must submit an application to Minnesota State Mankato and follow all transfer policies. Students may be able to complete the required pre-engineering curriculum at another college or university and have these courses and credits transferred to Minnesota State Mankato, when applying for admission to the Integrated Engineering Program. 

GPA Policy. Students graduating with a B.S. in Engineering degree must have:

  1. A cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher for all lower-division science, math, and engineering courses. 
  2. A cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher for all required upper division engineering (ENGR) courses.
  3. Grades of 1.67 (“C-”) or better for all lower-division science, math and engineering courses and all required upper-division engineering (ENGR) courses to be accepted.

P/N Grading Policy. P/N credit will not be applied to any course used to meet the degree requirements. 

All students must follow all Minnesota State Mankato policies.

Contact Information

227 Wissink Hall

Main Office (507) 389-2744
http://cset.mnsu.edu/ie/
http://www.ire.minnstate.edu/

Faculty

100 Level

Credits: 3

Introduction of the engineering design process, professional skills necessary for the modern engineer, learning strategies needed for academic success, and overview of engineering applications relevant to society. Students will use engineering tools to complete an engineering team project.

Prerequisites: none

200 Level

Credits: 1

This class provides MAX scholars with an opportunity to explore a set of topics related to achieving success in academic, professional and personal realms. Speakers will include faculty, graduate students, visiting researchers and industry members as well as student participants.Prereq: Recipient of a MAX scholarship or instructor consent

Prerequisites: Recipient of a MAX scholarship or instructor consent

Credits: 3

An introductory project-based learning experience in engineering designed to prepare students for upper-division project-based work. Students will be exposed to teamwork, self-regulated learning, and the design process as they participate in the design and implementation of an engineering project.

Prerequisites: Admission to Integrated Engineering major or consent. 

300 Level

Credits: 4

Students working towards a minor in the Department of Integrated Engineering will participate in and reflect on the engineering design process, the professional aspects of working on an engineering team, and the intersection of engineering projects and their major. Design activities include such things as scoping, modeling, experimentation, analysis, modern tools, design reviews,multi-disciplinary systems view, creativity, safety, business plans, and global/societal/environmental impacts.

Prerequisites: Students must be admitted to the minor program in the Department of Integrated Engineering minor or certificate program. 

Credits: 3

Students learn and practice the essential elements of engineering design through industry project implementation: scoping, modeling, experimentation, analysis, modern tools, design reviews, multi-disciplinary systems view, creativity, safety, business plans, global/societal/environmental impacts.

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 3

Students further learn and practice the elements of engineering design through industry project implementation: scoping, modeling, experimentation, analysis, modern tools, design reviews, multi-disciplinary systems view, creativity, safety, business plans, global/societal/environmental impacts.

Prerequisites: ENGR 301

Credits: 3

Students learn and develop the elements of professionalism while operating in project teams interacting daily with clients from industry. Topics include leadership, metacognition, teamwork, written and oral communication, ethics and professional and personal responsibility.

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 3

Students further learn and develop the elements of professionalism while operating in project teams interacting daily with clients from industry. Topics include further examination of leadership, metacognition, teamwork, written and oral communication, ethics, and professional and personal responsibility.

Prerequisites: ENGR 311W

Credits: 1

Introduction to statistics in an engineering context. Design of experiments, sources of data, sampling plans, descriptive statistics, inferential statistics, and statistical software are introduced and applied. Students will do in-depth learning of some aspect of content area. Coursework may be tied to project work.

Prerequisites: Admission to major, minor or certificate programs.

Credits: 1

Students gain breadth across all objectives and depth in either programming or mathematical modeling. Students will do in-depth learning of some aspect of content area. Coursework may be tied to project work.

Prerequisites: Admission to major, minor or certificate programs.

Credits: 1

Application of differential equations to determine the time evolution of mechanical systems. Laplace transform approach for solving differential equations. Representing systems with transfer functions, block diagrams, and state space models. Students will do in-depth learning of some aspect of content area. Coursework may be tied to project work.

Prerequisites: Admission to program.

Credits: 1

Analysis of static and dynamic fluid systems using energy, continuity, impulse-momentum, Pascal, and Archimedes' principles. Applications in both steady and non-steady state. Fluid friction, pipe flow, flowmeters. Students will do in-depth learning of some aspect of content area. Coursework may be tied to project work.

Prerequisites: Admission to program.

Credits: 1

Introduction to the field of manufacturing and its relationship to other aspects of engineering. Study of established and emerging parts fabrication processes, such as 3D printing, welding, injection molding, casting, etc. Students will do in-depth learning of some aspect of content area. Coursework may be tied to project work.

Prerequisites: Admission to program.

Credits: 1

Relationship between microstructures, processing, and properties of engineering materials with a focus on mechanical behavior and evaluation. Students will do in-depth learning of some aspect of content area. Coursework may be tied to project work.

Prerequisites: Admission to program.

Credits: 1

Introduction to material responses in various loading scenarios including axial, bending, shear, and torsion. Students will do in-depth learning of some aspect of content area. Coursework may be tied to project work.

Prerequisites: Admission to program.

Credits: 1

Application of first law of thermodynamics, mass balances, and property relationships to open and closed systems and power and refrigeration cycles. Introduction to the second law. Students will do in-depth learning of some aspect of content area. Coursework may be tied to project work.

Prerequisites: Admission to program.

Credits: 1

Behavior of RL, RC, and RLC circuits including natural, step, and driven responses. Application of Laplace transforms to circuit theory. Students will do in-depth learning of some aspect of content area. Coursework may be tied to project work.

Prerequisites: Admission to program.

Credits: 1

Modeling and analysis of linear feedback control systems including block diagrams, stability, and root locus. Students will do in-depth learning of some aspect of content area. Coursework may be tied to project work.

Prerequisites: Admission to program.

Credits: 1

Introduction to combinational and sequential logic including logic gates, Boolean algebra, logic minimization, flip flops, and HDL. Students will do in-depth learning of some aspect of content area. Coursework may be tied to project work.

Prerequisites: Admission to program.

Credits: 1

Analysis of circuits containing active elements such as amplifiers, diodes, and transistors. Both field effect and bipolar junction devices are covered in the context of digital and analog circuits. Students will do in-depth learning of some aspect of content area. Coursework may be tied to project work.

Prerequisites: Admission to program.

Credits: 1

Issues related to measurement including transducers, resolutions, signal integrity, noise, analog to digital conversion, and loading. Students will do in-depth learning of some aspect of content area. Coursework may be tied to project work.

Prerequisites: Admission to program.

Credits: 1

Conversion of energy between the electrical, magnetic, and mechanical domains specifically including transformers; AC and DC motors; and AC and DC generators. Students will do in-depth learning of some aspect of content area. Coursework may be tied to project work.

Prerequisites: Admission to program.

Credits: 1-2

In-depth study of an engineering area related to an engineering project or foundation topic in a focus area. Students will do in-depth learning of some aspect of content area. Coursework may be tied to project work.

Prerequisites: Admission to major, minor or certificate programs.

Credits: 1-2

In-depth study of an engineering area related to an engineering project or foundation topic in the focus area of Electrical Engineering. Students will do in-depth learning of some aspect of content area. Coursework may be tied to project work.

Prerequisites: Admission to major, minor or certificate programs.

Credits: 1-2

In-depth study of an engineering area related to an engineering project or foundation topic in the focus area of Mechanical Engineering. Students will do in-depth learning of some aspect of content area. Coursework may be tied to project work.

Prerequisites: Admission to major, minor or certificate programs.

Credits: 1-2

In-depth study of an engineering area related to an engineering project or foundation topic in the focus area of Systems Engineering. Students will do in-depth learning of some aspect of content area. Coursework may be tied to project work.

Prerequisites: Admission to major, minor or certificate programs.

Credits: 1-2

In-depth study of an engineering area related to an engineering project or foundation topic in the focus area of Systems Engineering. Students will do in-depth learning of some aspect of content area. Coursework may be tied to project work.

Prerequisites: Admission to major, minor or certificate programs.

Credits: 1-2

In-depth study of an engineering area related to an engineering project or foundation topic in the focus area of Modern Engineering Tools. Students will do in-depth learning of some aspect of content area. Coursework may be tied to project work

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 0

Curricular Practical Training: Co-Operative Experience is a zero-credit full-time practical training experience for one summer and an adjacent fall or spring term. Special rules apply to preserve full-time student status. Please contact an advisor in your program for complete information.

Prerequisites: MATH 223. At least 60 credits earned; in good standing; instructor permission; co-op contract; other prerequisites may also apply.

400 Level

Credits: 3

The first in a two-semester sequence of capstone design. Students build on the experience gained in ENGR 301/302 to bring their implementation to that expected of contributing engineers in industry.

Prerequisites: ENGR 302, ENGR 312W. At least 14 credits earned in technical competencies. 

Credits: 3

This is the second capstone design course and fourth design course overall. Expectations include potential patent applications, entry in business plan competitions, or some similarly high level achievement.

Prerequisites: ENGR 401, ENGR 411W. At least 22 credits earned in technical competencies.

Credits: 3

Students further learn and develop the elements of professionalism while operating in project teams interacting daily with clients from industry. Further development/practice of leadership, metacognition, teamwork, written and oral communication, ethics, and professional and personal responsibility in project context.

Prerequisites: ENGR 312W

Credits: 3

Students further learn/develop professionalism while interacting regularly with clients from industry. Topics include further development and practice of leadership, metacognition, teamwork, written and oral communication, ethics, and professional and personal responsibility in project context, with reflection on educational growth.

Prerequisites: ENGR 401, ENGR 411W

Credits: 1

Engineering economics topics including time value of money, simple and compound interest, annualized cash flows, inflation, and capital budgeting decision tools such as net present worth, payback period, return on investment, benefit/cost ratio, break-even analysis, and basic income statement reports. Topics are applied in a deep learning activity that relates to the team design project or a personal finance decision.

Prerequisites: Admission to major, minor or certificate programs.

Credits: 1

Introduction to basic value proposition strategies to develop an entrepreneurial mindset. Several business models and tools to develop and communicate the business case are explored, including the business model canvas. The business ecosystem of marketing, supply chain management, competitors, cost and revenue streams, as well as lean start up and lean manufacturing are explored as important factors in the design decisions that will add value to relevant customers and stakeholders. Students will do in-depth learning of some aspect of content area. Coursework may be tied to project work.

Prerequisites: Admission to major, minor or certificate programs.

Credits: 1

Overview of heat transfer mechanisms including conduction, convection, and radiation. Students will do in-depth learning of some aspect of content area. Coursework may be tied to project work.

Prerequisites: Admission to major, minor or certificate programs.

Credits: 1

Introduction to engineering standards in structural design; analysis of structures such as trusses, beams and frames with analytical, computational, and experimental methods for problem solving. Students will do in-depth learning of some aspect of content area. Coursework may be tied to project work.

Prerequisites: Admission to major, minor or certificate programs.

Credits: 1

Maxwell's equations applied to electrostatics and magnetostatics. Electromagnetic wave propagation, transmission lines, and antennas. Students will do in-depth learning of some aspect of content area. Coursework may be tied to project work.

Prerequisites: Admission to major, minor or certificate programs.

Credits: 1

Descriptions of signals in the time and frequency domain. Analysis of linear systems in the time and frequency domain. Includes applications of Fourier transforms. Students will do in-depth learning of some aspect of content area. Coursework may be tied to project work.

Prerequisites: Admission to major, minor or certificate programs.

Credits: 1-8

In-depth, advanced study of an engineering area related to an engineering project or foundation topic in a focus area. Students will do in-depth learning of some aspect of content area. Coursework may be tied to project work.

Prerequisites: Admission to major, minor or certificate programs and faculty approval for study that extends a core topic area.

Credits: 1-8

In-depth, advanced study of an engineering area related to an engineering project or foundation topic in the focus area of Electrical Engineering. Students will do in-depth learning of some aspect of content area. Coursework may be tied to project work.

Prerequisites: Admission to major, minor or certificate programs and faculty approval for study that extends a core topic area.

Credits: 1-8

In-depth, advanced study of an engineering area related to an engineering project or foundation topic in the focus area of Mechanical Engineering. Students will do in-depth learning of some aspect of content area. Coursework may be tied to project work.

Prerequisites: Admission to major, minor or certificate programs and faculty approval for study that extends a core topic area.

Credits: 1-8

In-depth, advanced study of an engineering area related to an engineering project or foundation topic in the focus area of Biomedical Engineering. Students will do in-depth learning of some aspect of content area. Coursework may be tied to project work.

Prerequisites: Admission to major, minor or certificate programs and faculty approval for study that extends a core topic area.

Credits: 1-8

In-depth, advanced study of an engineering area related to an engineering project or foundation topic in the focus area of Chemical Engineering. Students will do in-depth learning of some aspect of content area. Coursework may be tied to project work.

Prerequisites: Admission to major, minor or certificate programs and faculty approval for study that extends a core topic area.

Credits: 1-8

In-depth, advanced study of an engineering area related to an engineering project or foundation topic in the focus area of Computer Engineering. Students will do in-depth learning of some aspect of content area. Coursework may be tied to project work.

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 1-8

In-depth, advanced study of an engineering area related to an engineering project or foundation topic in the focus area of Engineering Management. Students will do in-depth learning of some aspect of content area. Coursework may be tied to project work.

Prerequisites: Admission to major, minor or certificate programs and faculty approval for study that extends a core topic area.

Credits: 1-8

In-depth, advanced study of an engineering area related to an engineering project or foundation topic in the focus area of Environmental Engineering. Students will do in-depth learning of some aspect of content area. Coursework may be tied to project work.

Prerequisites: Admission to major, minor or certificate programs and faculty approval for study that extends a core topic area.

Credits: 1-8

In-depth, advanced study of an engineering area related to an engineering project or foundation topic in the focus area of Industrial Engineering. Students will do in-depth learning of some aspect of content area. Coursework may be tied to project work.

Prerequisites: Admission to major, minor or certificate programs and faculty approval for study that extends a core topic area.

Credits: 1-8

In-depth, advanced study of an engineering area related to an engineering project or foundation topic in the focus area of Manufacturing Engineering. Students will do in-depth learning of some aspect of content area. Coursework may be tied to project work.

Prerequisites: Admission to major, minor or certificate programs and faculty approval for study that extends a core topic area.

Credits: 1-8

In-depth, advanced study of an engineering area related to an engineering project or foundation topic in the focus area of Material Science & Engineering. Students will do in-depth learning of some aspect of content area. Coursework may be tied to project work.

Prerequisites: Admission to major, minor or certificate programs and faculty approval for study that extends a core topic area.

Credits: 1-8

In-depth, advanced study of an engineering area related to an engineering project or foundation topic in the focus area of Process Engineering. Students will do in-depth learning of some aspect of content area. Coursework may be tied to project work.

Prerequisites: Admission to major, minor or certificate programs and faculty approval for study that extends a core topic area.

Credits: 1-8

In-depth, advanced study of an engineering area related to an engineering project or foundation topic in the focus area of Systems Engineering. Students will do in-depth learning of some aspect of content area. Coursework may be tied to project work.

Prerequisites: Admission to major, minor or certificate programs and faculty approval for study that extends a core topic area.

Credits: 1-8

In-depth, advanced study of an engineering area related to an engineering project or foundation topic in the focus area of Transportation Engineering. Students will do in-depth learning of some aspect of content area. Coursework may be tied to project work.

Prerequisites: Admission to major, minor or certificate programs and faculty approval for study that extends a core topic area.

Credits: 1-8

In-depth, advanced study of an engineering area related to an engineering project or foundation topic in the focus area of Combustion. Students will do in-depth learning of some aspect of content area. Coursework may be tied to project work.

Prerequisites: Admission to major, minor or certificate programs and faculty approval for study that extends a core topic area.

Credits: 1-8

In-depth, advanced study of an engineering area related to an engineering project or foundation topic in the focus area of Entrepreneurship. Students will do in-depth learning of some aspect of content area. Coursework may be tied to project work.

Prerequisites: Admission to major, minor or certificate programs and faculty approval for study that extends a core topic area.

Credits: 1-8

In-depth, advanced study of an engineering area related to an engineering project or foundation topic in the focus area of Leadership. Students will do in-depth learning of some aspect of content area. Coursework may be tied to project work.

Prerequisites: Admission to major, minor or certificate programs and faculty approval for study that extends a core topic area.

Credits: 1-8

In-depth, advanced study of an engineering area related to an engineering project or foundation topic in the focus area of Renewable Energy. Students will do in-depth learning of some aspect of content area. Coursework may be tied to project work.

Prerequisites: Admission to major, minor or certificate programs and faculty approval for study that extends a core topic area.

Credits: 1-8

In-depth, advanced study of an engineering area related to an engineering project or foundation topic in the focus area of Structural Analysis. Students will do in-depth learning of some aspect of content area. Coursework may be tied to project work.

Prerequisites: Admission to major, minor or certificate programs and faculty approval for study that extends a core topic area.

Credits: 1

Students learn about engineering practice through seminars with practicing engineers from industry and are assisted in their development as learners through workshops. This course is repeated by Integrated Engineering students every semester.

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 1

This class is for MAX scholars and covers topics related to achieving success in academic, professional and personal realms. Speakers will include faculty, graduate students, visiting researchers and industry members. Students will mentor lower division scholars and do presentations.Prereq: Recipient of a MAX scholarship or instructor consent

Prerequisites: Recipient of a MAX scholarship or instructor consent.

Credits: 1

This class provides students pursuing a minor in Global Solutions in Engineering and Technology with an opportunity to explore a set of topics related to achieving success in advance of and following an international experience (internship, study abroad, etc.). Speakers will include faculty, graduate students, visiting researchers and industry members as well as student participants. Returning students will be required to participate in mentoring of students preparing for their international experience and provide written and/or oral presentations of various topics during the semester. This course is required both before and after participation in the international experience (min. 2 cr.)

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 1-4

Special topics not covered in other courses. May be repeated for credit on each new topic.Pre: Consent

Prerequisites: Consent

Credits: 3

Advanced study and research required. Topic of the senior thesis determined jointly by the student and the faculty advisor. Deliverables include written thesis and formal oral presentation.

Prerequisites: Senior standing in program and at least 14 credits earned in technical competencies