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Frequently Asked Questions
Why attend Frostburg if I am interested in engineering? Why not attend a larger, more established engineering school?
The main advantage offered by the engineering program at Frostburg State University is the personalized attention that you will receive from faculty. The average class size for engineering courses for Fall 2002 is eight students. Maximum enrollment is 20 students for lectures and 12 for labs. Classes are always taught by engineering faculty rather than by teaching assistants, a popular practice at other universities.
Where will my BS Engineering degree come from?
Bachelor of Science in Engineering is a stand alone program offered by Frostburg State University. Therefore, the BS Engineering is awarded by FSU.
Where will my Mechanical Engineering degree come from?
Upon completion of the Collabrative Engineering program, you will receive a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of Maryland, College Park's Clark School of Engineering
Are there opportunities for internships and other practical work experience?
A number of cooperative education (co-op) and summer employment opportunities are available to engineering majors. As a student residing at FSU, you will be eligible during your junior and senior years to apply for any of the positions available to students on the College Park campus.
The FSU Department of Physics and Engineering also offers work-study opportunities for students to work in labs and with the department's technology infrastructure, obtaining valuable hands-on experience.
Do you give credit for advanced placement courses?
Students majoring in engineering must receive a score of 4 or better in any subject area to receive AP credit.