Bachelor of Science degrees are offered in bioengineering, computer engineering, electrical engineering, and mechanical engineering. All four engineering programs are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET (http://www.abet.org). Other major and minor programs that include engineering components are energy studies, environmental science, environmental engineering, and nanotechnology. Please see the relevant sections of the Academic Register for descriptions of these areas of study.
Course Selection Guidelines
Course Sequence: The first year in engineering begins with ESC 100 (Exploring Engineering), a course that introduces students to engineering disciplines through interdisciplinary design projects, presentations by engineering professionals, and a hands-on team design project. First year engineering students also take three terms of calculus and two terms of physics (PHY 120, PHY 121). There are different calculus sequences that can be taken based on the high school math background of the student; students take a placement exam in the summer before their first year to determine their calculus sequence. An Integrated Math/Physics sequence (IMP 120, IMP 121) that roughly spans the content of MTH 115, MTH 117 and PHY 120, PHY 121 is an option for some first year students. Students are encouraged to choose an engineering major early in the first year since program curricula begin to diverge in the winter term; however, students do not need to declare their major until the spring term of the first year.
Engineering students complete the College’s Common Curriculum requirements; details of these requirements can be found in the Common Curriculum section of the Academic Register. Students are strongly encouraged to satisfy the Common Curriculum linguistic and cultural competency requirement by going abroad; they may go on any of the terms abroad listed in the International Programs section of the Academic Register by notifying their academic advisor early of their interest in a particular program and working closely with their advisor on course selection.
Engineering Science Courses
Courses listed in this section are general engineering courses common to more than one program.