The engineering program provides students with broad and interdisciplinary training to enable them to succeed in a variety of engineering environments post-graduation. All students take a common set of courses that provide a strong foundation in engineering, mathematics, computer programming and applications, and physical sciences. These courses will also introduce students to the major engineering sub-disciplines (chemical, civil, mechanical, and electrical) through courses that employers will recognize as traditional in engineering programs. This foundation will also prepare students for the Fundamentals in Engineering exam “Other,” which is appropriate for broadly trained or “general” engineers.
Students will have the option to pursue deeper knowledge in particular areas or inter-disciplinary interests by choosing three electives from a list of courses, in addition to designing a novel project of their own during the two-course senior thesis sequence. The semester internship experience provides further real-world experience. Though students will be prepared to enter the workforce after graduation some may choose to pursue graduate education in a particular field of engineering.