Dec 09, 2023  
2013-2014 General Catalog 

Department of Integrated Engineering

Department Information

Department Chair: Glen Longhurst, Ph.D, PE
Engineering and Technology Building 129B ~ (435) 586-7989

Administrative Assistant: Daun Young
Engineering and Technology 129 ~ (435) 586-7977

Academic Advisor: Sharon Brown
Engineering and Technology Building 118 ~ (435) 865-8702

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Faculty: Professor: Desmond Penny, Ph.D.;
Associate Professors: Glen Longhurst, PhD, PE; John Murray, PhD.,
Assistant Professor: Thad Morton, Ph.D.;
Professional in Residence: Roger Greener

Degrees Offered

Bachelor of Science

Integrated Engineering, B.S.  

Associate of Pre-Engineering

Pre-Engineering, A.P.E.  

Overview of Programs

The Integrated Engineering Department (IE) offers an ABET accredited professional-track, interdisciplinary, four-year degree, the Bachelor of Science in Integrated Engineering. A two-year Associate of Pre-Engineering degree is also offered. In this way, IE supports the mission of the College of Science and Engineering and the mission of the University by providing a high quality undergraduate education to our students.

Engineers play an increasingly important role in solving the varied problems of a complex and increasingly international society. Engineer’s work focuses on design, but it may include analysis, diagnostic measurements, supervision, operations, communications, and may other skills. There are many rewarding and high-paying job opportunities in the engineering fields, requiring proven skills and leadership, especially for persons with skills in more than one engineering discipline. The two engineering degrees offered at SUU provide students with opportunities to gain these qualities.


Integrated Engineering Program

The mission of the Integrated Engineering (IE) program is to support and realize with excellence the overall mission and vision of the university and to provide a broadly based, cross disciplinary engineering education founded upon a design-oriented curriculum which integrates several disciplines into a whole, enabling graduates to undertake the wide variety of design and manufacturing challenges that modern industry faces. The Bachelor of Science in Integrated Engineering is an ABET accredited professional-track interdisciplinary engineering program. IE supports the mission of the College of Science and Engineering and the mission of the University by providing a high quality undergraduate education to our students.

Pre-Engineering Program

The Associate of Pre-Engineering (APE) program is designed for students who plan to complete the first two years of their engineering education at Southern Utah University and then enter the work force or transfer to another institution to complete the requirements of the curriculum in one of the specialized engineering disciplines. Students in the APE program may also transfer to the SUU Integrated Engineering program, with the approval of the engineering faculty.

Department/Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the Southern Utah University Integrated Engineering Program are considered successful if, after 4 years from their graduation they:

  • are employed in the engineering profession or are engaged in further education or work in another field that makes use of the fundamentals of mathematics, physical science, and engineering science;
  • have become or are aspiring to become licensed professional engineers if engaged in the engineering profession where it is needed;
  • demonstrate commitment to professionalism, ethical responsibility and a concern for society and the environment, such as by active participation in professional societies or similar organizations fostering continued professional and personal development and service;

The outcomes embraced by the Integrated Engineering program for students are those proposed by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). Each graduate will take from the Integrated Engineering program:

  1. an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering;
  2. an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data;
  3. an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs;
  4. an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams;
  5. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems;
  6. an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility;
  7. an ability to communicate effectively;
  8. the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context;
  9. a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in lifelong learning
  10. a knowledge of contemporary issues;
  11. an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

Learning outcomes for APE students are the same, though it is recognized that progress toward these outcomes may be more limited in the shorter two-year program.

Other Information

The Discipline

Engineers work to meet the present and future technological needs of a complex society. Their work provides everything from basic necessities such as power, fuel and water to the modern conveniences of satellite communications, high rise office buildings, and supersonic aircraft. Successful engineers today are well versed and capable of solving problems in a wide range of engineering fundamentals. They communicate with the public, other engineers and with scientists in many different disciplines all over the world to better understand society’s needs and what is available to meet a specific need. They are proficient problem solvers and well trained in the latest, as well as traditional, methods of analysis, design and construction. The Bachelor of Science degree in Integrated Engineering combines and emphasizes study in fundamental and advanced areas of science and engineering that are traditionally taught in a variety of engineering disciplines. This integrated course of study prepares Southern Utah University graduates to provide cross-disciplinary design solutions for the wide range of demands encountered by today’s practicing engineers. They may work in consulting offices, manufacturing businesses, industrial companies, and government agencies, some of which utilize small, highly versatile engineering staffs. Integrated Engineering graduates are also sought as technical and program managers in larger institutions where they work with specialists to meet program or project objectives. Cross-disciplinary engineering solutions encompass an increasingly wide spectrum of methodologies, technologies, and materials to generate optimized, economical solutions for the complex problems encountered in a constantly changing world. Integrated Engineering graduates are equipped with the knowledge and broad background necessary to effectively function in a multidisciplinary problem-solving environment. They achieve a level of mastery in engineering science and design that enables them to pursue successful careers in industry, consulting, or public service, or to continue their education in graduate studies.


The Integrated Engineering curriculum is founded upon fundamentals in mathematics, physics, chemistry, communications, and includes engineering courses common to many in Civil, Mechanical, Electrical, Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering programs. Advanced engineering topics maintain an emphasis on cross-disciplinary applications, versatility, and improved problem solving and communication skills. Engineering study culminates in multidisciplinary team projects that integrate the principles of scientific research and analysis with the applied art of engineering design. Opportunities for internships and service learning add depth to the educational experience.

Graduation Requirements

Integrated Engineering Program

To be awarded the Bachelor of Science degree in Integrated Engineering the student must:

  1. achieve a grade of “C” or better in each prescribed course in the Integrated Engineering curriculum;
  2. achieve a cumulative GPA of 2.3 or better;
  3. pass the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) examination, or take the examination a minimum of two times;
  4. meet general university graduation requirements.
Associate of Pre-Engineering Program

The APE student must complete a total of at least 60 credit hours in specific subject areas, many of which may be of the student’s choice. If going on for further education, the student should be aware that different disciplines may require different numbers of credit hours in specific subjects, and it is highly recommended that the students carefully study the course requirements of the institution and program where the degree will be completed. The Quantitative Literacy and Science requirements of SUU General Education are satisfied by meeting APE degree requirements.

Students are strongly encouraged to work closely with a faculty adviser and an academic adviser in their major emphasis area, both at initial registration and throughout their program experience.

Credit Transfer

Southern Utah University has course articulation agreements with other schools in the Utah System of Higher Education. Students transferring to SUU from any of these schools will be able to transfer courses taken at any of these schools provided: the courses are equivalent in content and number of credit hours to those in the SUU engineering curricula and that a grade of C or better has been earned for the courses. Transfer of SUU credits to another institution is normally on the same basis.