Mathematical Concepts in Engineering

The concentration in mathematical concepts of engineering is designed for students who seek a strong foundation in mathematics to support their studies in engineering. Combining a core foundation in the quantitative and analytical skills found in the field of mathematics with related skills in engineering fields, the program provides students with a solid mathematical background well-suited for multiple career paths.


  • Students must complete a minimum of 21 credit hours which includes 12 upper division hours for this concentration.
  • All courses must be completed with a grade of “C” (2.00) or higher.
  • Students must complete a minimum of 6 upper division (300-400 level) hours offered by the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences.
  • Students must have completed MAT 265 or MAT 270 with a "C" or higher prior to enrolling in the certificate program.

Required Courses 18 credit hours

IEE 380 Probability and Statistics for Engineering Problem Solving (CS) (3) (MAT 266 or 271 with C or better)

MAT 266 Calculus for Engineers II (MA) (3) (Prerequisite(s): MAT 265 or 270 with C or better; Credit is allowed for only MAT 266 or MAT 271)

MAT 267 Calculus for Engineers III (MA) (3) (Prerequisite(s): MAT 266 or 271 with C or better; Credit is allowed for only MAT 267 or 272)

MAT 275 Modern Differential Equations (MA) (3) (Prerequisite(s): MAT 266 or MAT 271 with a C or better; Credit is allowed for only MAT 274 or 275)

MAT 343 Applied Linear Algebra (3) (Prerequisite(s): MAT 266 or 271 with C or better; Credit is allowed for only MAT 342 or MAT 343)

STP 420 Introductory Applied Statistics (CS) (3) (Prerequisite(s): MAT 210, 251, 265, or 270 with C or better)

Electives (choose one) 3 credit hours

IEE 381 Lean Six Sigma Methodology (3) (Prerequisite(s): IEE 380 with C or better; Credit is allowed for only IEE 381, IEE 498 (Six Sigma Methodology) or IEE 498 (Six Sigma Green Belt))

IEE 385 Engineering Statistics: Probability (3) (IEE 380 with C or better)

IEE 470 Stochastic Operations Research (3) (IEE 376 with C or better; IEE 385 with C or better)

All Interdisciplinary Studies students are required to complete a 12 credit hour core.

BIS 301, BIS 302 and BIS 402 courses require:

  • A meeting with your academic advisor to:
    Ensure both of your concentration areas have been declared
    Are working towards completing (or have completed) 1-2 courses in each declared concentration

  • One course meeting general studies MA requirement
  • ENG 102 or ENG 105 or ENG 108 or First Year Composition Completed
  • Minimum 2.00 GPA

Required Courses (12 credit hours):

BIS 301 Foundations of Interdisciplinary Studies, L (3)

BIS 302 Interdisciplinary Inquiry (3)
     Prerequisite(s): BIS 301 with C or better

BIS 401 Applied Interdisciplinary Studies (3) (requires application)
     Prerequisites: BIS 301 with C or better; BIS 302 with C or better; Minimum of two courses completed in each concentration area

BIS 402 Senior Seminar, L (3)
     Prerequisite(s): BIS 301 with C or better; BIS 302 with C or better

For important information, additional major requirements, course descriptions, and application deadlines: Interdisciplinary Studies Core Courses

For assistance in selecting your concentration areas of study complete the Interdisciplinary Studies concentration workshop: Interdisciplinary Studies Pre-Advising Workshop

Transfer to ASU

Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) transfer students

  • Courses may fulfill Arizona General Education Curriculum (AGEC) or Associate’s degree requirements, consult with your community college academic advisor for details.
  • MCCCD course transfer equivalencies are listed here; they may be applied toward this concentration (maximum of six credits or two courses).
  • Information listed was current for this catalog year at the time of printing, consult for verification.









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