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. The focus area courses provide students with a strong foundation and the experience to prepare them for professional practice or to pursue graduate study.

The major requires completion of 36 courses comprised of:

  • The Common Course of Study
  • Math and Science Core (8 courses):
  • Systems Methods Core (6 courses):
    • ES 101 Introduction to Engineering
    • ES 103 Systems I
    • ES 201 Systems II
    • ES 301 Bioengineering Systems & Design, ES 302 Robotics Systems & Design, or ES 303 Environment & Energy Systems Engineering (choose one based on Focus Area)
    • CS 104 Intro. to Game Programming, 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 STEM courses
    • two elective courses related to the theme from any division
  • Capstone Design (2 courses)
    • Capstone Design I: team based systems & design project
    • Capstone Design II or Engineering course