The curriculum is designed to foster interdisciplinary connections throughout the degree program.

The systems methods core courses provide a foundation in systems thinking and an introduction to engineering design. This is followed by advanced study in an interdisciplinary area of focus, either bioengineering, environment & energy, or robotics (there is no “general engineering” track). The focus area courses, selected from multiple departments and programs, provide students with a strong foundation and depth to prepare them for professional practice or to pursue graduate study in their focus area.

The major requires completion of 36 courses comprised of:

  • The Common Course of Study
  • Math and Science Core (8 courses):
    • MATH 161 Calculus I
    • MATH 162 Calculus II
    • MATH 263 Calculus III
    • MATH 264 Differential Equations
    • PHYS 131 Physics I or PHYS 151 Adv. Physics I
    • CHEM 107 Gen. Chem I
    • ES 231 Nature of Materials or ES 232 Biomaterial Science (depends on Focus Area, consult with your advisor)
    • Science course (Chem, Biol, or Phys, depends on Focus Area, consult with your advisor)
  • Systems Methods Core (6 courses):
    • ES 101 Introduction to Engineering
    • ES 103 Systems I
    • ES 201 Systems II
    • ES 301 Bioengineering Systems & Design or ES 302 Robotics Systems & Design or ES 303 Environment & Energy Systems Engineering (choose one based on Focus Area)
    • CS 104 Intro. to Game Programming or CS 105 Digital Media Computing or CS 106 Personal Robotics
    • EGRS 251 Introduction to Engineering and Public Policy
  • Focus Area (10 courses):
    • five engineering courses
    • three math, science, or engineering courses
    • two related elective courses from any division
  • Capstone Design (2 courses)
    • Capstone Design I: team based systems & design project
    • Capstone Design II or Engineering course