The concentration in Engineering equips students with a solid foundation for careers in engineering, to advance the knowledge base for future technologies, and to merge teaching, scholarship, and practice in the pursuit of solutions to human needs. The concentration offers one standard Bachelor of Arts (A.B.) program and nine Bachelor of Science (Sc.B.) degree program tracks. Of these, Sc.B. programs in biomedical, chemical and biochemical, computer, electrical, materials, and mechanical engineering are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET. Sc.B. degree programs in environmental engineering and engineering physics are also offered, but they are not accredited by ABET. (Note: Students interested in structural engineering entering in the class of 2017 and beyond may pursue a Structures track within the Mechanical Engineering program). Other programs leading to the Sc.B. or A.B. degrees in Engineering may be designed in consultation with a faculty advisor. These programs must meet the general requirements for concentration programs in the School of Engineering. Students interested in an individualized program should consult with an Engineering faculty member willing to serve as an advisor and obtain the approval of the Engineering Concentration Committee. Engineering students with a particular interest in using their technical skills for the public benefit might also consider the Engaged Scholars Program.
Students in this concentration will:
Most engineering concentrators pursue careers as practicing design or research engineers, starting with an entry-level position in industry or a program of graduate study, and eventually reaching leadership positions in industry, academia, or national laboratories. Engineering problem-solving skills are also valued in many non-technical professions, however, and many engineering graduates have become entrepreneurs, attorneys, marketing executives, management consultants, or have pursued careers in the financial sector.
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