Engineering+ goes beyond the typical engineering curriculum, immersing you in a broad range of engineering disciplines and preparing you for success, starting in your first year.
Engineers don’t work in silos; they work with people of all expertise and backgrounds. Whether you know exactly what degree you want or are still exploring, Engineering+ exposes you to the ways engineers impact the world, so you can develop an interdisciplinary, inclusive mindset through your participation in classes, events, and more.
Over your first three terms, you’ll take three 3-credit courses that explore various intersections of engineering, society, and the environment.
Materials for a Green World
Examine how materials selection impacts sustainability of the built environment. Explore different engineering majors through the lens of Engineering Grand Challenges.
Campus: Ecampus Instructor: Jason Ideker
Engineering for People, Climate, and Ecosystems
Examine engineering problems at the interfaces between humankind, climate, and ecosystems — and explore solutions.
Campus: Corvallis Instructor: Frank Chaplen
Engineering for Health
Discover the roles engineers play in designing and manufacturing medical devices. Learn about some key medical devices, how they work, and how they improve health and well-being.
Campus: Corvallis Instructor: Christine Kelly
Energy is Essential
Investigate the interactions of energy, climate, communities, and industry, and what they mean for engineers.
Campus: Corvallis Instructor: Leila Ranjbar
Engineering for a Resilient World
View Oregon State’s various engineering majors through the lens of resilience, while developing a systems perspective on global risks and stressors affecting natural resources, infrastructure, and society.
Campus: Corvallis Instructor: Meghna Babbar-Sebens
Design Across Disciplines
Learn how to thrive in a world faced with multidisciplinary design challenges and opportunities.
Campus: OSU-Cascades Instructor: Rebecca Webb
Engineering Systems for a Better World
Learn how to see the systems all around you — the people, technology, energy, and information — that play a key role in building and maintaining a better world.
Campus: Corvallis Instructor: Paula de Szoeke
Engineering for Global Development
Design and evaluate sustainable solutions in energy, water, sanitation, agriculture, and transportation for the developing world.
Campus: Corvallis Instructor: Nordica MacCarty
Empowering Society: Fundamentals of Energy Production and Usage
Improve your energy literacy and gain understanding of the production, usage, and physics of energy and power.
Campus: Corvallis Instructor: Ted Brekken
Power to the People: Energy Access and Environmental Justice
Learn about the global challenges of access to power and energy infrastructure, and investigate disparities in safe electricity resources. Explore the intersectionality of this problem — with a diverse and inclusive engineering workforce, modern smart grids, and microgrids.
Campus: Corvallis Instructor: Eduardo Cotilla-Sanchez
Stone Age to Information Age: Materials that Drive Engineering
Immerse yourself in engineering disciplines with hands-on experiments measuring material properties (mechanical, electrical, etc.) and discussion of how, over the ages, the discovery of new materials has led to advances in engineering and design.
Campus: Corvallis Instructor: Albrecht Jander
Creative Code: Designing Apps for Everyone
Use your creativity, interests, and experiences to design software solutions to real-world problems. No experience required and all majors are welcome. Develop your problem-solving skills as you move from users of technology to creators of technology. Apply modern software engineering methods to construct software prototypes.
Campus: OSU-Cascades Instructor: Yong Bakos
Automating the Future: Using Sensors for Control
Examine sensors that let systems accomplish what humans cannot and the global implications of automation.
Campus: Corvallis Instructor: Brandilyn Coker
Clean Water – The Key to Health, Prosperity and Social Justice
Discover how engineering has both created and solved some of the world’s biggest water contamination issues that disproportionately affect certain segments of society. Learn how technological advances are working to provide limitless clean water to all on this planet and beyond.
Campus: Corvallis Instructor: Tyler Radniecki
Sensors in the Wild: Electronics for Health, Environment, and Infrastructure
From wearable devices to smart buildings to global monitoring, explore how sensors and sensor systems are used across engineering disciplines for measuring the world around us.
Campus: Corvallis Instructor: Matt Johnston
Efficiency in Human Systems and the Role Engineers Play in Improvement
Explore how human-made processes and systems can be improved and what role all types of engineers play in the improvement of those systems.
Campus: Corvallis Instructor: Joe Agor
Throughout the year, Engineering+ offers events and activities on subjects like career exploration, professional development, community-building, and connecting with alumni and industry — all designed to complement your coursework and help you thrive.
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