Because of its general nature, the B.S.E. in Engineering major is characterized by breadth and permits in depth study of a minor field such as architectural engineering, composites engineering, industrial and systems engineering or textile engineering. Students choose their engineering concentration in their sophomore year. This engineering major provides flexibility to address the unknown technical challenges that will confront society.
The B.S.E. Engineering program incorporates the contemporary thinking related to engineering education that has been studied in the National Academy of Engineering publication The Engineer of 2020: Visions of Engineering in the New Century.
The B.S.E. in Engineering program prepares graduates who will have the ability to:
- Pursue a career in engineering closely related to their minor discipline.
- Pursue advanced studies in a wide variety of engineering disciplines, including but not limited to textile, architectural or industrial and systems engineering.
- Pursue lifelong learning in their chosen field and remain active in professional societies.
- Make scholarly contributions to their field through publications, technical reports and technical presentations.
- Conduct applied research and development across disciplines to advance engineering.