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Applied Engineering, BS

Keiser University

This program is available in the following Florida campuses:

Flagship Residential Campus, Fort Lauderdale Campus, Jacksonville Campus, Online Division

Program Description

Keiser University’s Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Engineering prepares students for entering the work force as skilled and highly trained technicians and problem solvers with an understanding of advanced engineering principles and technical skills in support of engineers and other professionals engaged in developing, installing, calibrating, modifying and maintaining electrical, mechanical, aerospace, agricultural, transportation, and biomedical systems. This includes instruction in Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGA); computer systems; electronics and instrumentation; programmable logic controllers (PLCs); electric, hydraulic and pneumatic control systems; actuator and sensor systems; process control; robotics; applications to specific industrial tasks; and report preparation.

Program Goals

The Applied Engineering program prepares students to be successful professionals recognized for their:

  • Critical thinking and problem solving skills based on a fundamental knowledge of humanities, social sciences, mathematics, physics, chemistry, engineering science and a broad range of applied engineering technical areas;
  • Knowledge of global and societal concerns, ethics, and sustainability when making engineering decisions;
  • Leadership and effective communication;
  • Civic engagement and contributions to society;
  • Lifelong learning and professional development.

Program Educational Objectives

The educational objectives of the Bachelor of Science in Applied Engineering program are to produce engineering graduates whom:

  • Diagnose failures at the device, component, assembly, sub-system and system levels in hardware and software;
  • Repair failures including documentation of completed analysis;
  • Demonstrate skills using industry-level tools and equipment used for test, measurement, diagnostics, and repair;
  • Dissect how systems work based on how said systems fail;
  • Diagnose complex systems and how the hardware and software are integrated;
  • Apply empirical analyses in verifying theoretical results of systems failures;
  • Research current tools and techniques in the field.

Student Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the Bachelor of Science in Applied Engineering program will be able to:

  • Setup, calibrate, operate, and interpret results from industry-level tools and equipment;
  • Apply knowledge of math, physics, chemistry, and engineering to diagnosing and repairing systems;
  • Collect, organize, analyze, and interpret data to produce meaningful conclusions and recommendations;
  • Present test results and “repair” recommendations while demonstrating leadership with confidence as part of multidisciplinary teams;
  • Build in multi-level solution contingencies considering time, cost, safety, reliability, compatibility, and quality;
  • Behave professionally and ethically with colleagues, customers, and the public;
  • Expand their knowledge and understanding of failures at device, component, assembly, sub-system, and system levels;
  • Extend learned skills to project and program management and bottom-line improvements;
  • Pursue advanced degree in engineering, business, or related field.

Prerequisites for Major Courses

Completion of all general education coursework with a minimum cumulative grade average of 2.0 (exceptions only by approval of Program Director).

Program Outline

To receive a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Engineering, students must complete 123 credit hours as described below.  The length of this program is approximately 35 months (this will vary if a student transfers in credits).

Lower Division Courses

Applied Engineering Major Courses (27.0 credit hours)
Introduction to Engineering 3.0 credit hours
Introduction to Electronics 4.0 credit hours
Reliability and Failure Analysis 4.0 credit hours
Mechanical Measurements & Instrumentation 4.0 credit hours
Engineering Materials and Processes 4.0 credit hours
Hydraulics and Pneumatics 4.0 credit hours
Mechanical Systems 4.0 credit hours
Behavioral/Social Science (3.0 credit hours)
American History Pre 1877 3.0 credit hours
American History Post 1876 3.0 credit hours
Political Science 3.0 credit hours
Introduction to Psychology 3.0 credit hours
Sociology 3.0 credit hours
Communications (3.0 credit hours)
Speech 3.0 credit hours
Computers (3.0 credit hours)
Introduction to Computers 3.0 credit hours
English (6.0 credit hours)
English Composition I 3.0 credit hours
English Composition II 3.0 credit hours
Humanities/Fine Arts (3.0 credit hours)
American Literature 3.0 credit hours
English Literature 3.0 credit hours
Introduction to Philosophy 3.0 credit hours
Mathematics (6.0 credit hours)
College Algebra 3.0 credit hours
Trigonometry 3.0 credit hours
Natural Science (11.0 credit hours)
General Physics I/Lab 4.0 credit hours
General Physics II/Lab 4.0 credit hours
General Chemistry 3.0 credit hours

Upper Division Courses

Upper Division Applied Engineering Major Courses (39.0 credit hours)
Foundations of Engineering 4.0 credit hours
Advanced Electrical/Mechanical Systems 4.0 credit hours
Circuits 4.0 credit hours
Manufacturing Processes 4.0 credit hours
Signal Analysis and Communications 4.0 credit hours
Electrical Systems 4.0 credit hours
Engineering Economic Analysis 3.0 credit hours
Design & Analysis of Control Systems 4.0 credit hours
Motors & Controls 4.0 credit hours
Senior Design Project 4.0 credit hours
Computer Courses (9.0 credit hours)
Programming in C for Engineers 3.0 credit hours
Modeling and Simulation 3.0 credit hours
Rapid Prototyping with FPGA 3.0 credit hours
General Education Courses (10.0 credit hours)
Statistics 3.0 credit hours
Pre-Calculus 3.0 credit hours
Calculus I 4.0 credit hours
Elective Course (3.0 credit hours)
Select from any course offered at KU

Note: All lower division major and general education courses must be successfully completed before upper division courses are undertaken.

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