PROGRAM OVERVIEW Electrical engineering is a multifaceted discipline and has produced an astounding progression of technological innovations that have shaped virtually every aspect of modern life. It is a rapidly evolving discipline based on the application of math, physics, and computation to address the needs of our networked information-age society.
CAREER PROSPECTS Graduates will work in a variety of fields including: - communications and wireless networks - electromagnetics, optics, remote sensing - energy, power and transportation - signal, image, and speech processing - robotics and control systems - semiconductor materials and integrated circuits - nanotechnology and quantum devices - lasers, biomedical sensing and probing, acoustics - operating systems and software engineering - networking and information security
DISTINCTIVE CHARACTERISTICS A broad and solid foundation in mathematics and physics An emphasis on innovation and design of sensing, communication, computing, and decision-making systems of increasing complexity in various application domain
PROGRAM OVERVIEW Computer engineering develops students understanding of a computer system from top to bottom – from application software to operating systems to hardware and circuits. It prepares students to create the wide array of computing systems and devices that we all use and depend upon every day.
CAREER PROSPECTS Graduates will work in all segments of the broad and thriving computer industry, including: - software engineering - programming - computer system architecture - microprocessor/hardware design - realtime and embedded systems - operating systems - human machine interfaces - artificial intelligence - image and speech processing - cloud computing and large-scale data
DISTINCTIVE CHARACTERISTICS A broad and solid foundation in mathematics, and computing skills A large degree of flexibility in the curriculum that enables students to pursue topics of interest among the many sub-disciplines in computing
PROGRAM OVERVIEW Mechanical engineering is one of the most diverse programs in the field of engineering. It affects almost all aspects of our lives and embraces many areas of specialization: automotive systems; bioengineering; combustion and propulsion; design methodology and tribology; dynamic systems and controls; energy systems and thermodynamics; fluid mechanics; heat transfer; manufacturing and production; materials behavior and processing; and micro-scale and nano-scale phenomena and systems.
CAREER PROSPECTS Graduates will work in technical leadership and management positions in such fields as: - Manufacturing, energy and transportation. - Aerospace - Defense and security - Computer software and electronics - Automotive - Environment - Health and biological engineering - Research and development - Robotics - Thermal systems - Industrial automation
DISTINCTIVE CHARACTERISTICS The curriculum is designed as a sequence of increasingly specialized experiences. 1st Year: mastering the basics of science 2nd Year: taking fundamental engineering courses 3rd Year: taking specialized mechanical engineering courses in the subfields of mechanical engineering, e.g. mechanical design, and manufacturing 4th Year: broadening and deepening knowledge of the field through technical elective courses Engineering design, communication, teamwork, and laboratory experiences are integrated throughout the curriculum.
Civil and Environmental Engineering
PROGRAM OVERVIEW This program produces civil and environmental engineers who are responsible for the design and construction of the nation’s civil and marine infrastructure (buildings, bridges, and offshore structures; highway systems, airports, and energy transport systems; dams, locks, levees, and canals; all water treatment and distribution systems; and all aspects of environmental management and pollution prevention and remediation.
CAREER PROSPECTS Graduates work in areas such as: - construction and project management - pollution and ecology - water quality and treatment - hydrology - biohazards and contamination - underground dynamics and waste containment - transportation - urban planning and management - highway and traffic engineering - structural behavior, analysis, and design - smart cities and intelligent infrastructure - disaster prevention and mitigation and many other emerging areas
DISTINCTIVE CHARACTERISTICS An emphasis on fundamental knowledge, transferable skills, and lifelong learning The core and secondary area courses assure adequate breadth in civil engineering subjects, while the primary area courses allow the student to study a certain subject in great depth.