Engineering learning community

The Engineering learning community brings together students majoring in electrical, mechanical, civil, and environmental engineering. This community supports students as they gain the tools, knowledge, and perspectives they need to become leaders within the engineering profession.

Common courses

Seats in certain high-demand, major based classes will be reserved for engineering learning community freshmen. Your adviser will help you enroll in these courses, which you will attend with other members of your learning community. Visit priority enrollment to find out more about enrollment and advising. Seats will be reserved in:

Fall semester:

MAT 125 – Precalculus

This course covers the concepts of function, graphs, absolute value, linear, polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions, and systems of equations, in addition to analytic geometry. Students in the learning community will be enrolled in the same section of this course.

OR

MAT 136 - Calculus I

Building on the foundations of pre-calculus, this course covers the calculus of one variable including basic concepts, interpretations, techniques, and applications of differentiation and integration. Students in the learning community will be enrolled in the same section of this course.

AND

EGR 186 - Intro to Engineering Design

In this course, students are introduced to the design process, problem-solving techniques, teaming skills, oral and written communication skills, and tools for success in academic and professional careers. Multiple hands-on projects are also included. Students in the learning community will be enrolled in the same section of this course.

Spring semester:

MAT 136 - Calculus I

Building on the foundations of precalculus, this course covers the calculus of one variable including basic concepts, interpretations, techniques, and applications of differentiation and integration. Students in the learning community will be encouraged to enroll in the same section of this course.

OR

MAT 137 - Calculus II

Building on Calculus I, this course covers concepts, techniques, and applications of integration, differential equations, Taylor polynomials, and infinite series. Students in the learning community will be encouraged to enroll in the same section of this course.

Past activities and events

Each year learning community residents work with residence hall staff to plan exciting and meaningful activities. Past events that were held in the engineering learning community include:

Weekly gatherings

Get to know other learning community residents who will be your colleagues for the next four years. Learn the skills you'll need to be successful in an engineering program.

Faculty dinners

Grab a plate and pick the brains of engineering professors.

Technical seminars

Learn about what engineers do from the technical presentations by faculty, professional engineers, graduate students and/or upper-classmen.

Hoover Dam field trip

Get an exclusive tour of the inner workings of the Hoover Dam.