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  Sophomore Engineering Curriculum

The Sophomore Engineering Curriculum (SEC) has been taught at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology since the fall of the 1995-1996 academic year and is currently required for all students majoring in mechanical, electrical, or computer engineering. 
        This innovative curriculum is organized around an a systems, accounting, and modeling approach to engineering science that provides a common framework for presenting, interpreting, and applying the basic physical principles. The SEC was developed in the course of Rose-Hulman's participation in the Foundation Coalition, an NSF Engineering Education Coalition.
Catalog Description of SEC Courses and the Curriculum Structure (PDF version)
Information about the systems, accounting and modeling approach to engineering science education and how it was used to develop the Rose-Hulman/Foundation-Coalition Sophomore Engineering Curriculum
Presentations that have been made about the SEC.
Papers that have been presented about the SEC.

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Revised -- 27 August 2005 -- by D. E. Richards
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