The University of Arizona

B.S. in Engineering Mathematics 2007

The information and requirements given here apply to the 2008–2009catalog. For other catalog years, please consult the archive.

The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Engineering Mathematics is a joint program of the Mathematics Department and the College of Engineering. This program combines an engineering degree with an intensive program in mathematics. In order to meet specific career objectives, this degree allows a great deal of flexibility in course selection. You may use technical electives (*) to complete one of the following options:

  • A broad background in several traditional areas of engineering.
  • A specialization in one traditional field of engineering represented by a department on campus (such as Civil, Mechanical, Electrical, etc.).
  • A specialization in a thematic area of engineering (such as reliability engineering, computer science, computational techniques applicable to an area of engineering, deterministic mathematical modeling in engineering, etc.).

The first option would be useful should you seek a career in management for an engineering-related firm. The second and third options would be suitable should you seek a position in industry where analytical and computational abilities are needed to solve otherwise intractable engineering problems.

(*) Technical electives are to be chosen in consultation with your faculty advisor.

The complete official requirements are given in the University Catalog in the form of an Academic Program Requirements Report (APRR). Below we cover the portion of the requirements specific to the engineering mathematics major, with a link to the APRR for complete requirements. It is important for students to consult with their academic advisor about their choice and order of courses, as well as which optional courses would strengthen their degree program.


A foreign language and minor are not required for this program.

Major requirements:

  • Mathematics coursework:
    1. MATH 124or MATH 125— Calculus I
    2. MATH 129— Calculus II
    3. MATH 215— Introduction to Linear Algebra
    4. MATH 223— Vector Calculus
    5. MATH 254— Introduction to Ordinary Differential Equations
    6. MATH 421— Complex Variables with Applications
    7. MATH 422— Advanced Applied Analysis
    8. MATH 456— Applied Partial Differential Equations
    9. MATH 475A— Mathematical Principles of Numerical Analysis
    10. MATH 475B— Mathematical Principles of Numerical Analysis
    11. MATH 485— Mathematical Modeling
  • Chemistry coursework:
    • CHEM 151— General Chemistry I
    • One of the following two courses:
      1. CHEM 152— General Chemistry II
      2. MSE 110— Solid State Chemistry
  • Engineering coursework:
    1. A ME 230— Thermodynamics
    2. A ME 250— Dynamics
    3. A ME 331— Introduction to Fluid Mechanics
    4. C E 214— Statics
    5. ECE 207— Elements of Electrical Engineering
    6. ENGR 102— Introduction to Engineering
    7. ENGR 170— Problem Solving Using Computers
    8. PHYS 141— Introductory Mechanics
    9. PHYS 142— Introductory Optics and Thermodynamics
    10. PHYS 241— Introductory Electricity and Magnetism
    11. SIE 270— Mathematical Foundations of Systems and Industrial Engineering
    12. SIE 305— Introduction to Engineering Probability and Statistics
    13. SIE 330R— Engineering Experiment Design
    14. SIE 330L— Engineering Experiment Design Lab
    15. SIE 370— Embedded Computer Systems
  • 16 units of technical electives chosen in consultation with your faculty advisor.

For an example of how to order your coursework to heed prerequisites and meet all degree requirements, please consult the sample 4-year plans. You will develop an individualized plan in consultation with your faculty advisor.