BS in Engineering Science


Program Overview

The engineering science program has been designed to focus on interdisciplinary problem solving. It is flexible and multi-departmental, offering students the opportunity to pursue a unique program of study to meet their special interests or objectives.

The online component of the BS in Engineering Science has been approved and is preparing to start admitting students in the coming academic year. This is an excellent opportunity for students who paused their academic training and are now ready to resume.

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Program Objectives

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The curriculum is designed to meet several educational objectives. The objectives of the BS Engineering Science degree program are to provide a flexible program in engineering that produces graduates with:

  • A solid technical foundation in a chosen area of focus
  • The ability to implement problem solving strategies in real world applications
  • Strong communication and teamwork skills
  • An understanding of their responsibility and impact as an engineer
  • A passion for life-long learning

Student Outcomes

The curriculum provides opportunities for students to develop the following knowledge, skills, and behaviors by the time of graduation:

  • an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
  • 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
  • an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  • 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
  • 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
  • an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
  • an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

Assessment and Accreditation

The Engineering Science BS program is designed to meet ABET criteria. We plan to seek ABET accreditation as soon as we have graduated students from the program and are eligible to do so.

The Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET is a federation of 35 professional engineering and technical societies that provides quality assurance of education through accreditation. This provides assurance that a college or university program meets the quality standards of the profession for which that program prepares.

Contact Us

For more information on the BS in Engineering Science program, please contact our
Director of Undergraduate Studies:

Emily Hammond, PhD
140E Capen Hall
(716) 645-1455