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Fundamentals of Engineering – Honors (FEH)

The Fundamentals of Engineering for Honors (FEH) Program is an optional course sequence that is offered to University Honors-designated engineering students. This accelerated program is designed to challenge students and provide them with a foundation in engineering principles that are necessary for success throughout their academic careers.

The FEH Program offers an unparalleled first-year engineering experience because:

  • Students begin taking engineering courses immediately in the fall semester.
  • FEH projects and laboratories facilitate teamwork, which employers favor in prospective employees.
  • ŸAccelerated classes and increased workload require and develop study skills as well as time management.
  • Students gain documentation, presentation, and communication skills (through written reports and oral presentations), which are invaluable assets when looking for a job or internship.

Any student who is interested in applying to the Honors Program must complete an Honors and Scholars ApplicationFor more information about FE Honors (FEH) or to speak with an Honors Advisor, please call (614) 2927923.

In some situations, students considering the FEH sequence should meet with a major-specific academic adviser to discuss the recommended course options. FEH requires each student to take at least one semester of FEH Physics or FEH Chemistry. Students interested in studying Biological Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, or Environmental Engineering will need to take Chemistry 1210 and 1220 in place of (or in addition to) the FEH-recommended physics sequence. Academic advisers are available to direct students towards the course that is best-suited to his or her needs.


FE – Honors Course Sequence

FIRST SEMESTER COURSE OPTIONS:

Engineering 1281.01H  Fundamentals of Engineering for Honors I (Regular)

This course introduces undergraduate students to engineering problem-solving using computational tools such as Excel and MATLAB. Students are taught how to develop algorithms and are introduced to the C/C++ programming languages. The semester culminates in a week-long design project that tests the skills that students have learned throughout the course.

Engineering 1281.02H  Fundamentals of Engineering for Honors I (Advanced)

Designed for undergraduate students that already possess knowledge of computer programming, this course provides more accelerated study and more challenging work. The course introduces students to engineering problem-solving using computational tools such as Excel and MATLAB. Students enrolled in Engineering 1281.02H also develop algorithms and become more familiar with the C/C++ programming languages. The semester culminates in a week-long design project that tests the skills that students have learned throughout the course. 

Engineering 1281.03H  Fundamentals of Engineering for Honors I (LabVIEW)

In place of C/C++ (text-based programming languages), students enrolled in Engineering 1281.03H are taught LabVIEW, a graphical, icon-based programming language. Students develop algorithms, learn to use LabVIEW's programming language, and gain problem-solving skills using computational tools such as Excel and MATLAB. The course ends in a week-long design project that tests the skills that students have learned throughout the semester.

SECOND SEMESTER COURSE OPTIONS:

Engineering 1282.01H – Fundamentals of Engineering for Honors II (Robotics)

This course introduces students to 3D visualization and computer-aided design processes. Students learn how to create sketches by hand and with computer-based design programs. Throughout the robotics design-build project, students work in teams to produce a small autonomous robot that is capable of performing several tasks. The 11-week design project culminates in a competition in which all robots compete and earn points for each correctly completed task within a time limit.

Engineering 1282.02H – Fundamentals of Engineering for Honors II (Nanotechnology)

This course introduces students to 3D visualization and computer-aided design processes. Students learn how to create sketches by hand and with computer-based design programs. Throughout the nanotechnology research and development project, student teams must design and fabricate a “lab-on-a-chip” to perform experiments that test a given hypothesis. Each student team is required to thoroughly document the development of the project through formal reports, schematics, and presentations.

Engineering 1282.03H – Fundamentals of Engineering for Honors II (Infrastructure)

This course introduces students to 3D visualization and computer-aided design processes. Students learn how to create sketches by hand and with computer-based design programs. Throughout the infrastructure design project, students work alongside senior Civil and Environmental Engineering students to help document and develop an infrastructural or environmental project (the exact focus differs each year by Capstone class). At the end of the project, students present their designs, findings, and/or recommendations to industry experts in a professional setting.


Honors-Scholars Admissions Link

http://honors-scholars.osu.edu/


Contact Information

If you are not a prospective student but would like more information, please contact:

 

Dr. Richard Freuler, Associate Director (FEH)

(614) 688–0499

freuler.1@osu.edu

 

Mike KnisleyEngineering Honors Advisor

(614) 292–8143

knisley.33@osu.edu

 

Nina Parshall, M.S., Program Manager, Undergraduate Recruitment 

(614) 292–6320

parshall.8@osu.edu