2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Jun 05, 2023  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Pre-Engineering/Physics Dual-Degree

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(offered jointly with Florida International University)

Florida Memorial University offers part of a five-year integrated Dual Degree Engineering program in cooperation with Florida International University. Students attend Florida Memorial University for 3 years and then attend the Engineering School at Florida International University for 2 years. Students enrolled in this program will receive a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics (Florida Memorial University) simultaneously with an appropriate engineering degree (a Bachelor of Science) from FIU. These degrees awarded by the College of Engineering from Florida International University include Civil and Environmental Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Industrial and Systems Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Bio-Engineering.

Graduation Requirements

The Engineering and Applied Physics degrees will be awarded only upon the successful completion of prescribed work at both institutions. In order to matriculate successfully at Florida International University, a qualified student (1) must have completed Florida Memorial University’s program requirements, (2) must have a cumulative G.P.A. of 2.5 or higher and a grade of “C” or better in all courses, and (3) must be recommended by the program director at Florida Memorial University.

Dual Degree engineering students meeting these qualifications will be admitted as full-time engineering students at Florida International University with full junior standing, or be concurrently enrolled at Florida International University. Students should select their intended field of study in their first year so that they enroll in appropriate engineering and science preparatory courses.

Social Sciences I: Choose one course from PSY 200 - Introduction to Psychology , SOC 200 - Introduction to Sociology , ECO 201 - Principles of Macroeconomics , or ECO 202 - Principles of Microeconomics .

Social Sciences II: Choose one course from the following accepted electives: HIS 103 - African American History I  or HIS 104 - African American History II .

Humanities with writing I: One from ARH 200 - Art Appreciation , DRA 200 - Drama Appreciation , MUS 200 - Music Appreciation , or REL 201 - Introduction to Philosophy  

Humanities with writing II: One from HIS 101 - World Civilization I ; HIS 102 - World Civilization II , PHI 331 - Contemporary Ethics , or REL 101 - Intro to Religion .

*Can be substituted with ENG 104H - College Writing Honors , and ENG 102  can be substituted with ENG 105H - College Writing Honors  

**General Chemistry II and Lab is required for Civil Engineering and Biomedical Engineering students only.

Visual Programming and CSC 395 - Software Engineering Principles : for Computer, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering students; and Java for Computer Engineering students.

Bio-Engineering students must see their advisor for the biology and chemistry courses.

This applies to students interested in pursuing an engineering program in which Thermodynamics is not part of the curriculum at the partnering institution (FIU). Foreign Language I and II are not required for FIU, if they have been previously taken in high school.

At Florida Memorial University, a freshman student with a deficiency in Physics and/or Mathematics at the high school level is advised to take the following remedial courses: (MAT 111 - College Algebra  ), (MAT 112 - Pre-Calculus  ), (MAT 113 - College Trigonometry  ), (PHY 140 - General Physics I  & PHY 141 - General Physics I Lab ) (PHY 142 - General Physics II  & PHY 143 - General Physics II Lab  ). Credits in these remedial courses cannot be applied toward graduation credits in Physics and in Engineering. Students may not enroll in upper level classes until all deficiencies, including MAT 110 -MAT 113  have been completed with grade C or better. First-year students placed in MAT 110  must meet with their advisors to discuss and decide how to proceed in their studies.

General Education Core Requirements

Total Credits: 37

Total Credits: 42


Total Credits: 12

Total (FMU)

Total Credits: 91+


Total Credits: 60+

Total Credit Hours: 151

Recommended Course Sequence:

Freshman Year

Sophomore Year

First Semester

Total Credits: 17

Total Credits: 17

Junior Year

First Semester

Total Credits: 12

Second Semester

Total Credits: 12

Total Credit Hours Required: 91

*If students are placed at the second level, the first level may be substituted with an elective.
**Prerequisites and/or placement may be required

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