One of the major objectives of The College of Engineering is preparing individuals for a full, satisfying, and competitive career in an era when society demands comprehensive solutions to environmental and technological problems. The programs in engineering produce professionals with an ability to apply technology for the benefit of society. It has become clear that in producing the goods and services demanded by an expanding populace, technical solutions of tomorrow will incorporate multi-faceted problem-solving which will involve not only socio- political impact but also economic and global ecological components.
As a corollary to the instructional and service elements of its mission, the research goals of the College are designed to preserve, refine, and develop further the bodies of knowledge already discovered for dissemination and sharing; discover new knowledge for the continued growth of individuals and society; seek out new applications of knowledge to help resolve the problems and desires of modern society and enrich it; and to be able to practice specific professional disciplinary areas in the marketplace.
Students in Engineering are provided with a sound scientific and technical foundation, which employs the latest techniques of the discipline. They are also provided with a broad socio-humanistic background, which is so essential to twenty-first century solution-making. Graduates are encouraged to become professionally qualified and seek graduate study or continuing education as a mechanism for their personal development.
Graduate programs are available at the master’s level in Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering and in Mechanical Engineering. A Doctor of Philosophy in Materials Science and Engineering is also available. The graduate program allows for flexibility necessary to accommodate a broad spectrum of educational objectives.