Engineering and Computer Science Degree Programs
The mission of the School of Engineering and Computer Science is to provide a superior, student-centered learning environment which emphasizes close faculty-student interaction, experiential education and distinctive research opportunities.
This degree incorporates biological science course work with an electrical, computer or mechanical engineering-based curriculum. Options upon graduation are wide-ranging and include immediate work in the bioengineering industry or graduate studies in medicine, dentistry, pharmacy and bioengineering.
This degree offers concentrations in environmental, construction, structural and water resources engineering. Our graduates work for private consulting firms, construction companies, large corporations, governmental agencies, research establishments and universities.
Computer engineers apply basic engineering skills - math, physics and electrical circuits - and the fundamentals of computer programming and software design to construct new computer hardware and devices which are built around computers such as automotive controls, cell phones, PDAs and desktop computers. If you love all aspects of computers - hardware and software - then diverse career opportunities await you in manufacturing, transportation, communication, research, education and management.
The computer science program offers three concentrations: software engineering, networking and computer security, and games and simulation. Computer scientists create algorithms and write computer programs that help other people do their work more efficiently, understand scientific phenomena and make new discoveries that were not possible before the computer age. As a result, industry demand for computer scientists is strong and on the rise.
This degree includes courses and laboratories in circuits, electronics, digital design, signal processing, microprocessors and electric power. Electrical engineers helped invent a wide range of devices such as the compuer, cellular phones, CT scanners, microchips and solar panels. They are employed in a number of sectors, including telecommunications, electric power and energy, semiconductors, computers, biomedical devices and aerospace.
This degree prepares students for the planning, organization, scheduling, monitoring, and control of engineering processes through an engineering curriculum incorporating selected course work outside engineering (for example: business, international studies, and economics). Graduates are well prepared for leadership positions in project management, technical marketing, systems engineering, construction management and manufacturing engineering.
This degree is designed to teach practical problem solving from a foundation in physics and mathematics, combined with a basic training in engineering and desgin. Engineering physicists are often involved in the development of new devices and products using sophisticated physical concepts. Engineering physicists work in areas such as energy conversion, solid state devices, elementary particles, nano-scale structures, optics and electromagnetic radiation.
This degree allows majors in mechanical systems (applied mechanics) or energy systems (thermal sciences) to prepare for positions in product development, plant design, machine design, basic and applied research, environmental control, materials and manufacturing, robotics or technical sales.