Engineering Design & Configuration Management - BS

The Engineering Design & Configuration Management bachelor’s degree program complements the two-year Computerized Drafting associate degree. Students build upon their associate degree in Computerized Drafting and integrate CAD software and drafting standards to develop engineering design concepts and configura­tion management methods and techniques.

Upon completion of the program, graduates are expected to:

  • Apply knowledge of fundamental engineering sciences necessary to carry out analysis and design appropriate to product and project development.
  • Use critical thinking in identifying, formulating and solving engineering and design problems.
  • Communicate design solutions which reflect global perspective and ethical responsibility.
  • Use the tools and materials necessary to develop and manage a project including analyzing and interpreting project results.
  • Integrate knowledge, tools and problem solving skills in project and product development.

The Engineering Design & Configuration Management program is comprised of the development of design skills, conventions and standards, and the management of design documentation for products and projects. The organization and design of products parallels the organization and development of projects. Some topics in this program are quality con­trol/professional practice, design and project development, materials and process engi­neering, standards/codes and ergonomics, configuration management, and an introduction to CAD/CAM. Each course is developed for industry-based experience and case studies to pre­pare students for professional placement.

Graduates may be part of design and project teams in a product manufacturing field or in areas of project development and management with startup companies and established organizations.

Engineering Design & Configuration Management

A four-year program leading to the bachelor of science degree for two-year Computerized Drafting program graduates

First two years:91.5
in Computerized Drafting
Third and fourth years:
Major Courses
CAD3075Design for Manufacturing4.5
ENGN3000Materials and Process Engineering4.5
ENGN3085Principles of Systems Engineering4.5
ENGN3130Design II: Iteration and Design Development4.5
ENGN4000Standards/Codes and Ergonomics4.5
ENGN4005Quality Control/Professional Practice4.5
ENGN4010Configuration Management4.5
ENGN4130Design III: Project Resolution and Detailing4.5
Major Electives
Choose one of the following:4.5
Problem Solving and Programming Concepts
Foundation Drawing and Digital Tools
Design Perspectives
Principles of Composition & Design
Digital Logic Design I
Spreadsheet Design for Business Solutions
Emerging Technologies in the Workplace
Related Professional Studies
CAR0010Career Management1
ENGN3090Systems Performance and Measurement4.5
PRMG2010Introduction to Project Management4.5
Applied/Experiential Learning
Choose 9 credits of the following: *9
Directed Experiential Education **
Technical Solutions Team I
Technical Solutions Team II
College of Engineering & Design Internship
A&S Core Experience
Integrative Learning 9.0
Two ILS courses, one at the 2000 level, and one at the 4000 level.
Arts and Humanities 9
Crisis and Controversy: A Critical Thinking Approach
Ethics: A Global Perspective
One course from ART, HIST, HUM‡, LIT or REL
Social Sciences4.5
Foundations of Leadership Studies
A&S Elective4.5
One course with an EASC attribute, at 3000 level or higher.
Total Credits91.0
Four-Year Credit Total182.5

Students not meeting the requirements for experiential education may take other course options with Dept. Chair and Dean approval.


Directed Experiential Education (DEE) opportunities are based on project availability with community partners and student eligibility.  For more information, visit Experiential Education & Career Services (EE&CS). 

Visit Courses by Subject Code for a listing of all campus courses.

‡HUM courses are not offered in North Miami or Online.
^BIO courses are not offered in North Miami, Charlotte or Online.
¶CAD courses are not offered Online.
±CHM courses are not offered in North Miami or Online.
°PHY courses are not offered in Charlotte.
°°ANTH courses are not offered in North Miami or Charlotte.

Students who graduate with a bachelor's degree must leave Johnson & Wales University with effective writing skills. These writing skills will be assessed at the completion of ENG1021 Advanced Composition and Communication .

In collaboration with academic colleges across all JWU campuses, JWU Study Abroad programs offer a variety of options for major, minor, Arts & Science, and elective credit at many price points for students during the academic year and summer. Financial aid is applicable and scholarships are available. Visit the study abroad website for information, program descriptions and online applications.