The Engineering major provides graduates with a uniquely well-rounded education, designed to expose students to the complex socio-cultural and economic reasons for engineering problems and the effects of engineering solutions, so that they become professionals who value diverse perspectives and respect the full trajectory of an engineering issue from its origins to the teamwork necessary to produce solutions, to the communications and dissemination of information. Our students come from highly diverse backgrounds, and the program is designed to help them to realize the assets they come with, and use them to propose solutions which they could only arrive at by valuing their assets and those of others.
In the Electrical & Computer Engineering concentration of the major, students learn to design and test various types of electrical equipment, including computer hardware, sensors, biomedical instrumentation, and control systems. Electrical and computer engineers work with every kind of device imaginable. In this concentration, emphasis will be placed on devices used to improve people’s lives across the globe, such as low-cost medical diagnostics and alternative energy strategies.