BSE in Engineering
Our undergraduate engineering program prepares students to be creative problem solvers who help shape the future. Students collaborate in teams to design, manufacture and deliver innovative technological products and services.
Our BSE program prepares graduates to collaborate across disciplines in order to design and build solutions to real-world problems, design innovative products, improve the quality of life for humankind and provide technological leadership. Students apply engineering knowledge and design thinking to real projects every semester. Students have the flexibility to choose a disciplinary focus that allows them to tailor their education to achieve their individual career and life goals.
Students must declare a concentration before the end of Term 4 in the major map. Concentration options are:
Program educational objectives
- In their first few years after graduating, our alumni will have chosen from a broad range of career paths including industry, government, nonprofit, entrepreneurship, and graduate and professional education.
- In their first few years after graduating, our alumni will progress in their chosen career on a path towards increased technical and/or supervisory responsibility.
- In their first few years after graduating, our alumni will contribute to solutions of complex problems by drawing from an integrated multi-disciplinary engineering education.
Engineering student outcomes
- Engineering Problem Solving (ABET 1): an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
- User Centered Design (ABET 2): an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors.
- Communications (ABET 3): an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
- Professional Context (ABET 4): an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts.
- Multidisciplinary Teamwork (ABET 5): an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives.
- Critical Thinking & Decision Making (ABET 6): an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
- Strategic Learning (ABET 7): an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.
Additional Program Fee: Yes
Secondary Focus Area
All Engineering Students must choose a secondary focus. You may create your own focus with the approval of your academic advisor or select from a pre-designed focus below. If you have any concerns or questions about this, contact your academic advisor.
Engineers collaborate on interdisciplinary teams to design, manufacture and deliver innovative technological products and services. Our program enables students to develop sophisticated engineering technical skills along with the important professional skills of communication, teamwork and collaboration, and the adaptability that many employers seek. Graduates are prepared to work in large corporations, government agencies, small businesses, as well as to go on to graduate school to pursue advanced degrees. Due to the emphasis on design and project-based learning, the program supports an entrepreneurial spirit, and some students start companies of their own.
Students who complete this degree program may be prepared for the following careers. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions.
- Aerospace engineers: • Growth: 10.39%* • Median salary: $102,420*
- Architectural and engineering managers: • Growth 6.16% • Median salary: $122,190*
- Energy engineers: • Growth 6.66% • Median salary $90,580
- Manufacturing engineers: • Growth 6.66% • Median salary $90,580
- Robotics engineers: • Growth 6.66% • Median salary $90,580
Learn more about career outlook, example careers and average salaries.
* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).
Accelerated 4+1 program
Specific concentrations within this degree are offered as part of an accelerated degree with the M.S. in Engineering. The accelerated bachelor’s and master’s degree is designed to provide selected high-achieving students with the opportunity to combine advanced undergraduate coursework with graduate coursework and accelerate graduate degree completion. This program allows accelerated students to obtain a bachelor’s and master’s degree within five years.
Approved concentrations within the BSE Engineering program are: robotics, electrical systems, and mechanical systems engineering. Acceptance to the graduate program requires a separate application. To review eligibility requirements, please visit: Polytechnic School Accelerated 4+1 Degree Programs