Caption: Board of Trustees Minutes - 1874
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COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING.
The REGENT, Professor W E B B , Professor SHATTUCK, Professor ROBINSON, Professor STUART, PATCHIN.
School of Mechanical Engineering; School of Mining Engineering ; School of Civil Engineering; School of Architecture.
Applicants should be at least eighteen years of age, and none will be admitted under fifteen. Besides the requirements for admission into the University, given on page 21, they will be expected to pass their examination in Algebra, through Powers and Roots of any degree, and Quadratic Equations; also, in Geometry, both plane and spherical, but not in Trigonometry. The examinations in Mathematics will be most thorough.
Thorough preparation is essential to success in the professions of the Engineer and Aerhiteet, and applicants will do well to make sure of passing their examinations in Mathematics. The studies are arranged so that those who will make further preparation than is required before entering, can make their courses more extensive and profitable, and the following suggestions will be of use to such, as wish to make thorough work: One recitation a day is devoted to English and modern languages; by coming well prepared in English grammar and composition, with some knowledge of English literature, the whole of this time can be devoted to French and German, each of which should have at least one year. Some preparation in Latin will be of great assistance in these languages. The engineer or architect should be an adept in the various departments of drawing, and some previous study and practice of this branch will be of great advantage; " Warren's Draughting Instruments" may be used as a text-book, and the drawings made on smooth drawing paper, each plate eight inches by ten inches.
The following sizes and qualities of paper will be required in all the College exercises. Two scales are used, agreeing very nearly in the actual sizes, but adapted, the one to American inches, and the other to French centimetres. One or the other must be adhered to for the same class of exercises. Qualities—For manuscript and unimportant drawings, a heavy i\atcap paper, but slightly sized. For ordinary drawings, not colored, a heavy first quality smooth drawing paper. For drawings finished in colors, the best Whatman's cold-pressed paper. For topographical and right-line drawing, and lettering, the best three-sheet Bristol board. For Problems and Exercises, and First and Second Vacation Journals—