Why an Engineering Curriculum in a Science Degree? Engineering is concerned with the application of the basic sciences and mathematics to solving real-world problems. On the one hand a scientist is a "consumer" of engineering solutions, e.g. scientific instrumentation, or computational algorithms.
On the other hand the quest for engineering solutions to human problems invariably leads to questions that would interest a basic scientist: e.g., fundamentally new phenomena that could lead to compact, sensitive and energy efficient sensors.
The 18 credit engineering curriculum in this four year Bachelor of Science (Research) Programme programme has been designed with the above two objectives in mind.
- Hard Core: Engineering essentials for the scientist
Computing, electronic instrumentation, and the analysis of data are essential tools of the modern scientist. With this in mind, a 9 credit hard core curriculum comprising the following three engineering courses will be required to be taken in the first three semesters.
Semester 1 - UE 101 (2:1): Algorithms and Programming
Semester 2 - UE 102 (2:1): Introduction to Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Semester 3 - UMT 200 (2:0) and UES 200 (2:0): Introduction to Material and Introduction to Earth and Its Environment
- Soft Core: Exposure to one or two engineering fields
The remaining 9 credits will be taken in the subsequent three semesters. These are viewed as soft-core courses, and have to be selected from a large pool of existing engineering courses offered by the faculty of the three engineering divisions in IISc. Some of these courses will serve to expose the student to various engineering disciplines, while others are more focused analysis and design courses which require the student to apply scientific and mathematical knowledge to provide engineering solutions to problems.
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