Engineering Learning Community

The Engineering Learning Communities are perfect for those who want an introduction to engineering fields offered at Minnesota State University, Mankato. You will have the opportunity to interact with faculty from the different engineering programs. You will be provided with organized study groups, but also an opportunity to interact with others who are studying the same subjects and are learning to develop critical, creative, and analytical thinking skills – all things which are helpful to the study of engineering. While learning how to work collaboratively with peers, you will gain appreciation for and confirm your interest in engineering through site visits and projects.

Note: You will be required to place into Math 115 or higher for this community. 

Fall Semester Courses

(Enrollment in all learning community sections of courses is required unless college credit is already earned for the course, or an academic advisor recommends changes):

  • CHEM 191: Chemistry Applications
  • MATH 115: Pre-Calculus OR
    MATH 121:
    Calculus
  • CIVE 101: Introduction to Civil Engineering OR
    ME 101: Introduction to Engineering - Mechanical OR
    EE 106: Introduction to Electrical/Computer Engineering

SPRING Semester Courses

(Enrollment in all learning community sections of courses is required unless college credit is already earned for the course, or an academic advisor recommends changes):

  • MATH--Next course in sequence if required
  • PHYS 221: General Physics I
  • CIVE 201: Introduction to Problem Solving and CIVE Design OR
    ME 201: Introduction to Problem Solving and ME Design OR
    EE 107: Introduction to Electrical/Computer Engineering II

Where you'll live

We encourage you to live on campus with others in your Learning Community because that's where much of your networking takes place, but it is not required.

You can choose to live:

  • In designated Learning Community housing
    • Renovated double rooms located in Crawford A, B, D, McElroy E, F, H or Preska I Halls.  Renovated rooms have in-room air-conditioning and share a community bathroom with the floor.
    • You can choose to have another Learning Community student assigned as your roommate, or you may choose your own.
  • Other on-campus housing
    • It will be your responsibility to choose a housing location after the time-slot provided to you by Residential Life.
  • Off-campus

 

Meet the Faculty

Dr. Jinyuan Zhai

 

Learning Community Coordinator

Alpha Engineering

Meet the Alpha Engineering Learning Community Coordinator.