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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*)

## Physics Breakdown

**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.