The B.S. in Engineering Leadership program (BSEL) offers a rigorous and flexible major in Engineering with an in-depth study of leadership and its effect upon engineering and society.  The program includes tracks in Business, Education, and Technical Specialization.  Each track contains 12 hours of core competencies.  The Engineering Leadership program and its associated tracks meet the curricular accreditation requirements of the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET using the criteria for General Engineering.

"We live in a technological age, and if our society is to flourish, many of our leaders should be engineers, and many of our engineers should be leaders" - Samuel Florman, The Interactive Engineer, 1997

Program Objectives

Graduates of this program will

Value the role of engineering and leadership for the betterment of community and society.

Elaboration: Our graduates will value and will demonstrate their ability to recognize leadership opportunities and to take initiative for beneficial change.  They will understand the broad social, economic, and ethical implications of their endeavors both inside and outside of engineering, and they will be cognizant of their professional, civic, and societal responsibilities.

Inventively cultivate success in their field by demonstrating technical competence and problem solving skills, which will foster success in a variety of postgraduate environments, including professional practice and graduate school.

Elaboration: Our graduates will have a solid grounding in fundamental principles of engineering, mathematics, and science, and they will apply this knowledge to a variety of systems inside and outside of engineering.  They will be able to develop inventive solutions that are responsive to technical, social, economic, and cultural considerations and constraints among others.

Possess attributes for assuming increasing levels of professional responsibility

Develop Character, Competency, and Capacity.  They will also develop a deep understanding of engineering, mathematics, science, business, and entrepreneurship.  They will build on this foundation by engaging in independent learning to identify and to respond to emerging technical and societal developments.

Admission Requirements

New and returning students can declare their intention to work toward an Engineering Leadership degree if they meet UTEP's admission requirements. Students will not be admitted into the Engineering Leadership program, and take Engineering Leadership courses until they are calculus ready. Each semester, students admitted into the BSEL program must meet prepare for their ensuring registration by completing a proposed course of study, when this is completed will meet with a BSEL advisor to approve their courses and electives.

Engineering Sequence Selection:

Students will select a particular engineering sequence or a specialized combination of discipline specific courses.  Students can choose from the following engineering sequences: General Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Engineering Mechanics, Biomedical Engineering, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, or General Engineering w/ Computer Science. Students who choose these tracks will likely proceed into either conventional engineering employment or into graduate school to obtain an M.S. or a Ph.D. in Engineering.

Tracks

Concentration tracks are offered in the BSEL program.  These tracks, which can consist of course blocks inside or outside of engineering, require a minimum of 12 semester credit hours.  Students will choose a track in their sophomore year.  They will work closely with their EL advisor to determine their anticipated career trajectory and to determine which track best suits their goals.  Careful advising of each student will result in a plan of study that will guide student's coursework the last two years of the program.

Joint  Degree BS–MBA Program

Students with at least 90 hours accumulated toward their BSEL degree, a cumulative GPA of at least 3.30, and admission to the full-time MBA program can pursue a joint-degree BS-MBA program. Students admitted to this program (a) will apply credit for ECON 5360 Global Econ Environment-Mgrs, BLAW 5306 Business Law and Ethics, and ACCT 5301 Financial Accounting toward the requirements of three track electives in Engineering Leadership and (b) will apply graduate credit for (a) EL 4395 CD I:Definition & Exploration, (b)EL 4396 CD II: Develop & Evaluation, and (c) ENGR 4320 toward the elective requirements of the MBA program.

Degree Plan

Required Credits: 125

General Engineering Sequence 

Complete the University Core Curriculum 42
Complete the University Core Curriculum requirements.
Designated Core
Econ for Engrs & Scientists
Business/Profession Comm (C)
Calculus I
Ethics (C)
Introductory Mechanics
and Laboratory for PHYS 2320
Introductory Electromagnetism
and Laboratory for PHYS 2321
Seminar/Critical Inquiry (C)
All courses listed below are required:
CHEM 1305General Chemistry3
MATH 1312Calculus II3
MATH 2313Calculus III3
MATH 2326Differential Equations3
Engineering Leadership Coursework
All courses below require a grade of "C" or better
EL 3003Professional Practice I0
EL 3005Professional Practice II0
EL 1302Intro to Eng Design & Leadshp3
EL 1405Fund of Engr Lead and Graphics4
EL 2301Modeling and Simulation3
EL 3302Engineering Measurements3
EL 3304Engr Design:Products to People3
EL 3331Engr Design:People to Products3
EL 3373Eng Prob. & Statistical Models3
EL 4395CD I:Definition & Exploration3
EL 4396CD II: Develop & Evaluation3
Concentration Courses
In the General Engineering Sequence, a student must take twelve (12) hours of concentration courses approved by the department. These courses must constitute an approved plan of study and can be inside or outside of engineering. 12
General Engineering Sequence Required Courses
CE 2377Electro Mechanical Systems3
CE 2338Mechanics II (Dynamics)3
MECH 2311Intro to Thermal-fluid Sci3
MME 2303Intro to Materials Sci & Engrg3
MME 2434Mechanics of Materials4
Upper Division Engineering / Technical Electives
12 Hours approved by advisor 12
Upper Division Math / Science Elective
3 Hours approved by advisor3
Total Hours125

General Engineering with Computer Science Sequence

Complete the University Core Curriculum 42
Complete the University Core Curriculum requirements.
Designated Core
Econ for Engrs & Scientists
Business/Profession Comm (C)
Calculus I
Ethics (C)
Introductory Mechanics
and Laboratory for PHYS 2320
Introductory Electromagnetism
and Laboratory for PHYS 2321
Seminar/Critical Inquiry (C)
All courses listed below are required:
CHEM 1305General Chemistry3
MATH 1312Calculus II3
MATH 2300Discrete Mathematics3
MATH 2326Differential Equations3
Engineering Leadership Coursework
All courses below require a grade of "C" or better
EL 3003Professional Practice I0
EL 3005Professional Practice II0
EL 1302Intro to Eng Design & Leadshp3
EL 1405Fund of Engr Lead and Graphics4
EL 2301Modeling and Simulation3
EL 3302Engineering Measurements3
EL 3304Engr Design:Products to People3
EL 3331Engr Design:People to Products3
EL 3373Eng Prob. & Statistical Models3
EL 4395CD I:Definition & Exploration3
EL 4396CD II: Develop & Evaluation3
Concentration Courses
CS 1301Intro to Computer Science3
CS 1101Intro to Computer Science Lab1
CS 2302Data Structures3
CS 2401Elem. Data Struct./Algorithms4
CS 4181Undergraduate Seminar1
General Engineering w/CS Sequence Required Courses
CE 2377Electro Mechanical Systems3
CE 2338Mechanics II (Dynamics)3
MECH 2311Intro to Thermal-fluid Sci3
MME 2303Intro to Materials Sci & Engrg3
MME 2434Mechanics of Materials4
Upper Division Engineering / Technical Electives
3 Hours approved by the advisor 3
Required Math Course
Discrete Mathematics
12 hours of Computer Science courses, available and approved from the Advisor in Collaboration with the CS Department12
Total Hours125

Electrical Engineering Sequence 

Complete the University Core Curriculum 42
Complete the University Core Curriculum requirements.
Designated Core
Econ for Engrs & Scientists
Business/Profession Comm (C)
Calculus I
Ethics (C)
Introductory Mechanics
and Laboratory for PHYS 2320
Introductory Electromagnetism
and Laboratory for PHYS 2321
Seminar/Critical Inquiry (C)
All courses listed below are required:
CHEM 1305General Chemistry3
MATH 1312Calculus II3
MATH 2313Calculus III3
MATH 2326Differential Equations3
Engineering Leadership Coursework
All courses below require a grade of "C" or better
EL 3003Professional Practice I0
EL 3005Professional Practice II0
EL 1302Intro to Eng Design & Leadshp3
EL 1405Fund of Engr Lead and Graphics4
EL 2301Modeling and Simulation3
EL 3302Engineering Measurements3
EL 3304Engr Design:Products to People3
EL 3331Engr Design:People to Products3
EL 3373Eng Prob. & Statistical Models3
EL 4395CD I:Definition & Exploration3
EL 4396CD II: Develop & Evaluation3
Concentration Courses
A student must take twelve (12) hours of concentration courses approved by the department. These courses must constitute an approved plan of study and can be inside or outside of engineering. 12
Electrical Engineering Sequence Required Courses
CS 1320Computer Programming Sci/Engr3
CE 2377Electro Mechanical Systems3
MME 2303Intro to Materials Sci & Engrg3
EE 2369
EE 2169
Digital Systems Design I
and Laboratory for EE 2369
4
EE 2350Electric Circuits I3
EE 2351Electric Circuits II3
Upper Division Engineering Technical Electives
EE 3321Electromagnetic Field Theory3
Take 9 hours of EE Upper Division 9
Total Hours125

Biomedical Engineering Sequence

Complete the University Core Curriculum 42
Complete the University Core Curriculum requirements.
Designated Core
Econ for Engrs & Scientists
Business/Profession Comm (C)
Calculus I
Ethics (C)
Introductory Mechanics
and Laboratory for PHYS 2320
Introductory Electromagnetism
and Laboratory for PHYS 2321
Seminar/Critical Inquiry (C)
All courses listed below are required:
CHEM 1305General Chemistry3
MATH 1312Calculus II3
MATH 2313Calculus III3
MATH 2326Differential Equations3
Engineering Leadership Coursework
All courses below require a grade of "C" or better
EL 3003Professional Practice I0
EL 3005Professional Practice II0
EL 1302Intro to Eng Design & Leadshp3
EL 1405Fund of Engr Lead and Graphics4
EL 2301Modeling and Simulation3
EL 3302Engineering Measurements3
EL 3304Engr Design:Products to People3
EL 3331Engr Design:People to Products3
EL 3373Eng Prob. & Statistical Models3
EL 4395CD I:Definition & Exploration3
EL 4396CD II: Develop & Evaluation3
Concentration Courses
BIOL 1305
BIOL 1107
General Biology
and Topics in Study of Life I
4
BIOL 2313
BIOL 2113
Human Anat/Physiology II (C)
and Human Anat/Physio Lab II (C)
4
BIOL 2311
BIOL 2111
Human Anat/Physiology I (C)
and Human Anat/Physio Lab I (C)
4
Biomedical Engineering Sequence Required Courses
CE 2377Electro Mechanical Systems3
CE 2338Mechanics II (Dynamics)3
MECH 2311Intro to Thermal-fluid Sci3
MME 2303Intro to Materials Sci & Engrg3
MME 2434Mechanics of Materials4
BME 3303Fundamentals of BME I3
BME 3305Fundamentals of BME II3
Upper Division Engineering Technical Electives
Approved BME Elective6
Upper Division Science Elective
BIOL, CHEM, or CBCH course from approved list 3
Total Hours125

Metallurgical and Materials Engineering Sequence  

Complete the University Core Curriculum 42
Complete the University Core Curriculum requirements.
Designated Core
Econ for Engrs & Scientists
Business/Profession Comm (C)
Calculus I
Ethics (C)
Introductory Mechanics
and Laboratory for PHYS 2320
Introductory Electromagnetism
and Laboratory for PHYS 2321
Seminar/Critical Inquiry (C)
All courses listed below are required:
CHEM 1305General Chemistry3
MATH 1312Calculus II3
MATH 2313Calculus III3
MATH 2326Differential Equations3
Engineering Leadership Coursework
All courses below require a grade of "C" or better
EL 3003Professional Practice I0
EL 3005Professional Practice II0
EL 1302Intro to Eng Design & Leadshp3
EL 1405Fund of Engr Lead and Graphics4
EL 2301Modeling and Simulation3
EL 3302Engineering Measurements3
EL 3304Engr Design:Products to People3
EL 3331Engr Design:People to Products3
EL 3373Eng Prob. & Statistical Models3
EL 4395CD I:Definition & Exploration3
EL 4396CD II: Develop & Evaluation3
Concentration Courses
A student must take twelve (12) hours of concentration courses approved by the department. These courses must constitute an approved plan of study and can be inside or outside of engineering. 12
Metallurgical and Materials Engineering Sequence Required Courses
CE 2377Electro Mechanical Systems3
MME 3309Electronic Mat Sci & Tech3
MME 3312Biomat, Biomat Prntng & Dev3
MME 2303Intro to Materials Sci & Engrg3
MME 2434Mechanics of Materials4
Upper Division Engineering Technical Electives
MME 4309Corrosion3
MME 4316Failure Analysis3
6 additional Hours of Upper Division Engineering course approved by advisor6
Upper Division Math / Science Elective
3 Hours approved by advisor3
Total Hours125

Engineering Mechanics Sequence 

Complete the University Core Curriculum 42
Complete the University Core Curriculum requirements.
Designated Core
Econ for Engrs & Scientists
Business/Profession Comm (C)
Calculus I
Ethics (C)
Introductory Mechanics
and Laboratory for PHYS 2320
Introductory Electromagnetism
and Laboratory for PHYS 2321
Seminar/Critical Inquiry (C)
All courses listed below are required:
CHEM 1305General Chemistry3
MATH 1312Calculus II3
MATH 2313Calculus III3
MATH 2326Differential Equations3
Engineering Leadership Coursework
All courses below require a grade of "C" or better
EL 3003Professional Practice I0
EL 3005Professional Practice II0
EL 1302Intro to Eng Design & Leadshp3
EL 1405Fund of Engr Lead and Graphics4
EL 2301Modeling and Simulation3
EL 3302Engineering Measurements3
EL 3304Engr Design:Products to People3
EL 3331Engr Design:People to Products3
EL 3373Eng Prob. & Statistical Models3
EL 4395CD I:Definition & Exploration3
EL 4396CD II: Develop & Evaluation3
Concentration Courses
A student must take twelve (12) hours of concentration courses approved by the department. These courses must constitute an approved plan of study and can be inside or outside of engineering. 12
Engineering Mechanics Sequence Required Courses
CE 2377Electro Mechanical Systems3
CE 2338Mechanics II (Dynamics)3
CE 1301Civil Engineering Fundamentals3
CE 2315Statics3
EL 4191Independent Studies1
Engineering Mechanics Technical Electives
CE 2375Intro to Thermal-Fluid Science3
12 Hours of CE courses approved by advisor 12
Upper Division Math / Science Elective
3 Hours approved by advisor3
Total Hours125

University Core Curriculum

NOTE: The department may make specific suggestions for courses which are most applicable towards your major.

Psychology and Criminal Justice majors and minors are required to take MATH 1320 Math for Social Sciences I (C) or a higher level Calculus course.

Business majors are required to take MATH 1320 Math for Social Sciences I (C) or a higher level Calculus course.

NOTE: All courses require a C or better

Communication

Select six hours of the following: (Note: ESL students should take ESOL 1300 & ESOL 13126
Written and Oral Communication
Rhetoric & Composition I
Rhetoric & Composition 2
Rhetoric, Composition & Comm
Expos Engl Compos-Spkr Esl (C) 1
Res & Crit Writng Spkr Esl (C) 1
Total Hours6
 
 

American History

Required Courses:
HIST 1301History of U.S. to 1865 (C)3
HIST 1302History of U.S. Since 1865 (C)3
Total Hours6

Language, Philosophy & Culture 

Select one of the following:3
English Literature (C)
English Literature (C)
Intro to American Fiction (C)
Intro to American Drama (C)
Intro to American Poetry (C)
Making of the "Other" Americas
World History to 1500 (C)
World History Since 1500 (C)
Introduction to Philosophy (C)
Ethics (C)
Introduct to Religious Studies
Seeing & Naming: Conversations
Introduction to Womens Studies
Global Feminisms
Total Hours3

Mathematics 

Select one of the following:3
Math in the Modern World (C)
Math for Social Sciences I (C)
Calculus I
Calculus I - Part A
Calculus I - Part B
Calculus I - Part C
Precalculus (C)
Pre-calculus - Part A
Pre-calculus - Part B
Pre-calculus - Part C
Math for Social Sciences II
Differential Equations
Descriptive & Inferential Stat
Elementary Statistical Methods
Total Hours3

Life & Physical Sciences - Lab 

Select one of the following:1-4
Astronomy Lab I (C)
Introductory Biology Lab (C)
Human Biology Laboratory (C)
Topics in Study of Life I
Organismal Biology Laboratory
Human Anat/Physio Lab I (C)
Human Anat/Physio Lab II (C)
Laboratory for CHEM 1305
Laboratory for CHEM 1306
Introductory Chemistry (C)
Introductory Chemistry (C)
Environmental Sci. Lab (C)
Non-major Lab for ESCI 1301
Laboratory for GEOG 1306 (C)
Lab for GEOL 1314 (C)
Lab for GEOL 1313 (C)
Principles of Earth Sci - Lab
Laboratory for Geology 1212
General Physics I (C)
General Physics II (C)
Introductory Mechanics
Introductory Electromagnetism
Total Hours1-4

Life and Physical Sciences 

A minimum of two semesters of lecture and one semester of laboratory associated with one of the courses, or two semesters of combined (3 credit) lecture-laboratory courses (Only six hours apply toward the required 42.) 

Select six hours of the following: 16
Astronomy Lab I (C)
Elem Astronomy-Solar System(C)
Elem Astr Stars & Galaxies (C)
Introductory Biology Lab (C)
Human Biology Laboratory (C)
Topics in Study of Life I
Organismal Biology Laboratory
Introductory Biology
Human Biology (C)
General Biology
Organismal Biology
Human Anat/Physio Lab I (C)
Human Anat/Physio Lab II (C)
Human Anat/Physiology I (C)
Human Anat/Physiology II (C)
Laboratory for CHEM 1305
Laboratory for CHEM 1306
General Chemistry
General Chemistry (C)
Introductory Chemistry (C)
Introductory Chemistry (C)
Environmental Sci. Lab (C)
Non-major Lab for ESCI 1301
Intro to Environmental Sci (C)
Laboratory for GEOG 1306 (C)
Physical Geography (C)
Lab for GEOL 1313 (C)
Lab for GEOL 1314 (C)
Principles of Earth Sci - Lab
Laboratory for Geology 1212
Principles of Earth Sciences
Principles of Earth Science
The Blue Planet
Natural Hazards
Intro to Physical Geology (C)
Intro to Historical Geol (C)
Fundamentals of Nutrition
Wellness Dynamics
Microorganisms and Disease
General Physics I (C)
General Physics II (C)
Laboratory for PHYS 2320
Laboratory for PHYS 2321
Introductory Mechanics
Introductory Electromagnetism
Total Hours6
1

Based on the major selected, options listed might not be applicable; please refer to the prerequisite area at top if one is present.

Political Science 

Required Courses:
POLS 2310Introduction to Politics (C)3
POLS 2311American Gover & Politics (C)3
Total Hours6

Social and Behavioral Sciences 

Select one of the following:3
Intro-Phys Anth/Archeolog (C)
Intro-Cultural Anthropology(C)
Cultural Geography
Intro to Linguistics (C)
Econ for Engrs & Scientists
Interpersonal Communication
Mass Media and Society
Principles of Economics (C)
Principles of Economics (C)
Introduction to Ed Psychology
Action Research in Classrooms
Introduction to Linguistics(C)
Cultural Geography (C)
An Intro. to Linguistics (C)
Lang. Inside & Out: Sel Topics
Introduction to Psychology (C)
Introduction to Sociology (C)
Cultural Geography
Total Hours3

 Creative Arts

Select one of the following:3
Art Appreciation (C)
History of Art I (C)
History of Art II (C)
Dance Appreciation (C)
Intro-Art of Motion Pict. (C)
Intro to Music History
Music Appreciation (C)
Jazz to Rock (C)
Introduction to Theatre (C)
Total Hours3

Component Area Option

Select two of the following:6
Intro to Global Business
Public Speaking (C)
Business/Profession Comm (C)
Intro-Computational Thinking
Computer Programming Sci/Engr
Inquiry in Math & Science
Seminar/Critical Inquiry (C)
Total Hours6