The Engineering major provides students with a rigorous introduction to the fundamentals of the engineering discipline. It strengthens student problem-solving skills and comprehension of the role of engineering in modern society. Problem solving skills include the ability to understand, apply, and integrate liberal arts, math, science, computing, technology, and engineering science. The program of study enables students to appreciate and comprehend engineering practice in the context of fields typically outside of engineering and is suitable for students interested in pursuing non-technical career paths.
Graduates will be prepared well for the 21st century by being able to think critically in broader contexts, because problems, in contemporary society, are not only technical but also social and economic in nature. This program provides the student with a broad engineering education enhanced by courses in computer science, economics, humanities, social science, world and U.S. cultures, and fine arts.
The program includes an international component which is designed to provide the student with a diverse, global and inclusive international experience. This component will enable the student to learn about other cultures, experience the basic elements of global communication, engage in interdisciplinary activities, and examine their liberal and professional education in global settings. The outcome of such an experience will prepare the graduate to work effectively in the global society.
Graduates may pursue graduate education to specialize in any field of their choice, such as business, medicine and law. In addition, graduates will be able to work in a diverse spectrum of technical and non-technical fields such as public policy, policy analysis, technical sales and other fields where an advanced technology background would be a recognized asset.