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Academic Requirements and Scheduling
In order to participate in the Fundamentals of Engineering for Honors (FEH) Program, students must be officially designated as a University Honors student. Prospective students must have taken at least four units of high school mathematics, one unit of high school physics, and must achieve an OSU Math Placement of L (1151) or higher; a higher math placement score can also be achieved through either Advanced Placement (AP) or PSEOP credit. The FEH Program itself is a package of courses that Honors students can choose to take during their first-year studies.
First Semester FEH Breakdown
There are three options for Engineering 1281H, which are explained in more depth on the Engineering 1281.0xH Offerings page:
- ENGR 1281.01H: Covers Excel and MATLAB, and introduces C/C++ programming.
- ENGR 1281.02H: Similar to 1281.01H, but intended for "Advanced" or experienced programmers. This class is recommended for students with at least one year of programming experience, such as high school computer science.
- ENGR 1281.03H: Covers Excel and MATLAB, and introduces LabVIEW programming. This option is recommended for those who are interested in Biomedical Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, or Mechanical Engineering.
NOTE: Taking either ENGR 1281.01H or 1281.02H earns credit for ENGR 1181 and ENGR/CSE 1222 (Programming in C/C++).
Second Semester FEH Breakdown
There are also three options for Engineering 1282H, which are explained in depth on the Engineering 1282.0xH Offerings page:
- ENGR 1282.01H: Incorporates an 11-week long robotics design-build project.
- ENGR 1282.02H: Incorporates an 11-week long nanotechnology research and development project featuring a “lab-on-a-chip.”
ENGR 1282.03H: Incorporates a 14-week long civil infrastructure or environmental engineering design project in conjunction with the Civil and Environmental Engineering senior Capstone classes.
First-Year Math Breakdown
The course options listed below depend upon students' math placement results.
- [OSU Level L, AB3] Engineering Calculus: Math 1151 followed by Math 1172
- [AB4] Engineering Calculus: Math 1152 or Math 1172
- Math 1152 followed by FEH Math 2162.02 is suggested
- FEH Math 1161.02 followed by FEH Math 2162.02 is also possible (permission from math advisers required)
- [AB5, BC3] FEH Accelerated Calculus: Math 1161.02 and 2162.02 (only open to FEH students)
- [BC4, BC5] FEH Accelerated Calculus: Math 2162.02 and 2568 (only open to FEH students)
- [AB5, BC3, BC4, BC5] Accelerated Honors Calculus: Math 1181H and 2182H (permission from math advisers required)
- FEH Physics 1260 and 1261 (only open to FEH students)
All FEH students are required to take at least one semester of FEH Physics (or an FEH-approved chemistry course for certain majors). Students with AP or post-secondary credit for Physics 1260 can skip it in the fall semester and take a GE or chemistry course if needed. Students with AP credit for Physics 1260 continue with FEH Physics 1261 in the spring semester.
Sample FEH Schedule
A sample first-year course schedule is shown below. There are several math options within the FEH course sequence, and the two most common are outlined below: the FEH Accelerated Calculus Sequence and the Engineering Calculus Sequence.
|FEH Accelerated Calculus Sequence||Engineering Calculus Sequence|
|Fall Semester||Spring Semester||Fall Semester||Spring Semester|
|Engineering 1281.0xH (5)||Engineering 1282.0xH (3)||Engineering 1281.0xH (5)||Engineering 1282.0xH (3)|
|FEH Physics 1260 (5)||FEH Physics 1261 (5)||FEH Physics 1260 (5)||FEH Physics 1261 (5)|
|FEH Math 1161.02 (5)||FEH Math 2162.02 (1)||Math 1151 (5)||Math 1172 (5)|
|Engineering 1100.xx (1)||[English 1110] (3)||Engineering 1100.xx (1)||[English 1110] (3)|
NOTE: FEH courses highlighted in bold count as "Honors" courses within the College of Engineering.