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The KU Core. The KU Core is a comprehensive curriculum for all KU undergraduate students and its objective is to ensure that undergraduate students are prepared for successful lives and prosperous careers. The BSIT Core guideline illustrates how the BSIT program meets the KU core. For additional information, please visit http://kucore.ku.edu.
Student Activities and Organizations
Students in the School of Engineering are encouraged to supplement their academic programs by participating in professional activities offered by the school's student organizations.
Edwards Campus Opportunities
Student Advisory Board. The Student Advisory Board (SAB) communicates Edwards Campus student needs and interests to Edwards Campus administration. They strive for continuous improvement of the Edwards Campus student experience through voicing student concerns, participating in campus decision-making, and developing workforce and community engagement on campus.
Lawrence Campus Opportunities
Engineering Student Council. The Engineering Student Council, composed of elected representatives of the engineering student body, is the student governance organization for the School of Engineering. Engineering Student Council also sponsors an Engineering Exposition each year. Student groups and organizations plan and create exhibits that describe specialized areas of engineering and demonstrate engineering processes and resultant products. Awards
are given for the best student displays.
Honor Societies. In their junior and senior years, outstanding engineering students may be invited to join one or more of the engineering honor societies on campus. These include Tau Beta Pi, all engineering disciplines; Eta Kappa Nu, electrical engineering and computer engineering; and Upsilon Pi Epsilon, computer science.
Minorities and Women. The Engineering Diversity Program encourages minority and women students to choose engineering as a career. It provides financial and academic support to its students, with retention as a main goal. Students may join chapters of the National Society of Black Engineers, American Indian Science and Engineering Society, the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, and/or the Society of Women Engineers. For further information, contact the Engineering Diversity Program director, (785) 864-3620.
National Engineering Societies. Most national engineering societies have student chapters on campus. In EECS, the primary societies are the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).
Student Publication. Students in the School of Engineering publish a magazine, the Kansas Engineer , for distribution on campus and to alumni who subscribe.
Bureau of Labor Statistics (for a description of common IT occupational positions, expected entry level education, and median salary)