Engineering is a challenging and rewarding field that calls upon talent and creativity. It calls for the art and expertise of designing technological systems that benefit specific problems as well as all of society, and involves problem-solving approaches that are readily useful in a variety of professions, including commerce, medicine, government and education. And by integrating engineering disciplines across the School, we can creatively address major challenges and develop meaningful solutions, serving as a center for engineering excellence.
Our students receive excellent undergraduate engineering preparation. They do so in the context of a School and University that considers the education of the whole person. This means immersion in engineering and science as well as the arts and humanities. This approach to engineering education permits understanding of the complex social, political, economic and environmental implications of new technological products and processes, as well as the implications of existing and legacy technologies.
In addition to mastering the principles of mathematics and science, software, and how to design devices and systems, students are offered opportunities to join the Faculty in research as well as complete research and training internships. Because the School aims to benefit society by creating innovative engineering knowledge that fosters the next generation of solutions for society’s most vexing problems, students are encouraged to participate in these opportunities. The knowledge we gain through research and exploration we convey to industry through publication, teaching, collaboration, and licensing.
The School focuses on several themes: Bioengineering, Computer Science, Energy, and Science, Technology & Public Policy. In the future, these themes will develop into separate Departments and Research Units.
*Minors in general engineering and bioengineering will be offered in 2018-2019. Bachelor’s degrees in engineering will be offered upon approval of WSCUC.