An engineering design degree opens the door to various positions in industry and graduate school. Your experience with client-focused design, prototyping, and professional skills will allow you to contribute to companies in any phase of the design process: identification of stakeholder needs, concept generation, feasibility studies, risk analysis, detail design, manufacturing, testing, validation, maintenance, and product lifecycle analysis.
The engineering design curriculum will prepare you through repeated, intensive design experiences with real clients--from your first quarter on campus to your senior year. You'll participate in authentic design experiences and practice professional skills while you gain a broad understanding of modeling systems across disciplines, and become familiar with rapid prototyping, computer-aided design, machine shop techniques, electrical circuits and software programming languages. During your second year, you'll choose an area of concentration and learn the process of on-boarding into existing projects as you work with seniors one quarter and freshmen another.
Junior year, you'll participate in two 20-week practicums and delve into the design process in your concentration area. The third year curriculum is structured to allow for international project and/or cooperative work experiences. Your senior year, you'll complete your concentration and participate in a year-long, multidisciplinary capstone design experience.
Areas of Concentration
New concentrations may be added with the approval of the Curriculum Committee.