TITLE 68: PROFESSIONS AND OCCUPATIONS
CHAPTER VII: DEPARTMENT OF FINANCIAL AND PROFESSIONAL REGULATION
SUBCHAPTER b: PROFESSIONS AND OCCUPATIONS
PART 1380 THE PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERING PRACTICE ACT OF 1989
SECTION 1380.220 DEFINITION OF DEGREE IN A NON-APPROVED ENGINEERING PROGRAM OR A RELATED SCIENCE CURRICULUM


 

Section 1380.220 Definition of Degree in a Non-approved Engineering Program or a Related Science Curriculum

 

a) The educational institution shall be legally recognized and authorized by the jurisdiction in which it is located to confer a baccalaureate degree in engineering or related science.

 

b) A degree from a non-approved engineering program or a related science curriculum is a four-year program resulting in a baccalaureate degree which shall include a minimum of 120 semester hours or their equivalent (e.g., 180 quarter hours) and shall include at least the following subjects for the noted semester hours or their equivalent:

 

1) A Baccalaureate Degree in Engineering from a Non-approved Engineering Program

 

Mathematics (beyond trigonometry, including a sequence in differential and integral calculus) 15 hours.

 

Physics and Chemistry 15 hours.

 

Additional Sciences 10 hours.

 

Engineering Sciences and/or Design 30 hours.

 

Humanities and/or Social Sciences 15 hours.

 

2) Related Science Curriculum (such as a Baccalaureate Degree in Chemistry, Physics, or Mathematics)

 

Mathematics (beyond trigonometry, including a sequence in differential and integral calculus) 15 hours.

 

Physics and Chemistry 15 hours.

 

Additional Sciences 40 hours.

 

Humanities and/or Social Sciences 15 hours.

 

c) The educational curriculum described in subsection (b) shall be evaluated as of the date of the awarding of the baccalaureate degree except as provided in subsection (d). Additional hours required to earn the baccalaureate degree shall provide the laboratory and computer-based experience, the communication skills and the understanding of ethical, social, economic and safety considerations required of an approved engineering program as provided for in Section 1380.210.

 

d) In evaluating the acceptability of an applicant's baccalaureate degree from a non-approved engineering program or a related science curriculum, the Board shall consider courses taken to attain a graduate degree in engineering and/or additional course credits in mathematics, science or engineering as education, when the course work of an applicant with a baccalaureate degree fails to satisfy the requirements of subsection (a) or (b). Not more than 15 hours may be made up in mathematics and basic sciences. Education considered in this manner shall not also be credited as engineering experience.

 

e) The Division, upon the recommendation of the Board, has determined that educational credit leading to a degree in engineering technology does not meet the requirements for a non-approved engineering program or a related science curriculum in accordance with this Section.

 

(Source: Amended at 34 Ill. Reg. 5623, effective March 30, 2010)