May 23, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

School of Engineering and Computer Science


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Introduction

Mission of the School of Engineering and Computer Science (SECS) 

The School of Engineering and Computer Science (SECS) offers instruction leading to the degrees of Bachelor of Science in Engineering with majors in computer, electrical, industrial and systems, and mechanical engineering, and Bachelor of Science with majors in computer science and information technology. In addition, programs leading to the Bachelor of Science degree with majors in bioengineering, engineering chemistry, and engineering physics are offered jointly with the College of Arts and Sciences.
Recognizing that today’s engineers must be able to solve complex and multi-disciplinary problems, the SECS undergraduate curriculum blends an interdisciplinary core with specialized study in the elected major for each program. SECS graduates are prepared to enter a wide variety of traditional and emerging engineering, computing and technical fields. They are also prepared to pursue graduate study in a range of disciplines, including engineering, computer science, business, law and medicine.

Accreditation

The undergraduate programs in bioengineering, computer engineering, electrical engineering, industrial and systems engineering, and mechanical engineering are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET. The undergraduate computer science and information technology programs are accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC) of ABET.

Admission criteria

A 3.0 high school grade-point average is required for admission into the SECS programs; students admitted to Oakland University who wish to join an SECS program but whose high school GPA is below 3.0, will be designated as an EGR/CS Candidate major, and will be required to follow the internal transfer policy  to change to their desired major. High school coursework in mathematics, chemistry, physics and other STEM-related disciplines beyond what is required for admission to Oakland University is encouraged, but is not required for admission to SECS programs.

Transfer Policy

Students must have a transfer GPA of 2.8 or greater in order to transfer into the SECS programs from other institutions; transfer students admitted to Oakland University who wish to join an SECS program but whose transfer GPA is below 2.8, will be designated as an EGR/CS Candidate major, and will be required to follow the internal transfer policy  to change to their desired major. Students planning to transfer into any SECS program are encouraged to discuss and plan coursework with an Oakland University adviser to ensure compatibility with university and major requirements. Students are advised to review the Transfer Student information and the transfer equivalency guides found on Oakland University’s website.
Transfer students from non-ABET-accredited foreign institutions must complete a minimum of 20 credits in their major program of study (professional subjects or professional electives) at Oakland University including the capstone design course.

School Honors

The School of Engineering and Computer Science may, at its discretion, confer departmental honors on students who have completed a minimum of 48 credits in their major specific courses including core, required professional subjects/courses, professional/technical electives, capstone course and professional options/tracks/concentrations at Oakland University and demonstrate a high level of scholarly accomplishment by achieving a GPA of 3.5 or higher in their major specific courses.

Each year the faculty selects graduating seniors to receive four special awards: Exceptional Achievement, Academic Achievement, Professional Development, and Service. In addition to scholarships available to all Oakland University students, the School of Engineering and Computer Science offers additional scholarship opportunities. Information about these opportunities may be found on the SECS website.

School of Engineering and Computer Science (SECS) Policies and Additional General Information  

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