General Engineering

When you are accepted to the College of Engineering as a first-year student, you will begin as a general engineering student. By the end of your first year, you will declare at least one of the engineering majors.

If you already know the major you want, the process is simple and you can declare at orientation. If you are still exploring, we have 16 undergraduate programs that offer unique academic and career opportunities. Most students are able to graduate in 4 years, no matter which path they take.

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ARCHITECTURAL ENGINEERING

Apply engineering principles and technology to building design and construction. Work with architects and civil engineers on building design teams.

BIOENGINEERING

Combine principles of biology, chemistry, and engineering to develop new biologics, materials, devices, and processes.

CHEMICAL ENGINEERING

Engineer processes to convert raw materials into products such as electronics, biofuels, polymer composites, and medicines.

CIVIL ENGINEERING

Plan, design, and construct infrastructure, including highways, bridges, buildings, water supply systems, and wastewater treatment plants.

COMPUTER SCIENCE

Use creativity and logic to develop software that solves problems. Work with teams from diverse fields such as science, health care, and business.

CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING MANAGEMENT

Plan and supervise all types of construction — homes, commercial and industrial buildings, highways, bridges, airports, and dams.

ECOLOGICAL ENGINEERING

Design sustainable systems consistent with ecological principles that integrate human activities into the natural environment to the benefit of both.

ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING

Apply science and mathematics to design, build, test, and support electrical and computer hardware. Develop technologies for a range of applications.

ENERGY SYSTEMS ENGINEERING

Oversee energy conversion and distribution systems, improve energy storage systems, and manage the efficient use of energy in engineered systems.

ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING

Apply science and engineering principles to improve the natural environment, ensure the quality of land, air, and water, and remediate polluted sites.

INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING

Design, implement, and manage complex organizational systems and processes across any type of commercial, governmental, and service organization.

MANUFACTURING ENGINEERING

Focus on the process behind the products we use every day. Design and improve systems to create high-quality items as efficiently as possible.

MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

Design and develop new materials, devices, processes, and systems — as well as analyze, troubleshoot, and improve on existing ones.

NUCLEAR ENGINEERING

Research and develop new reactor designs, nuclear fuel recycling and management strategies, and radioisotope technologies.

OUTDOOR PRODUCTS

Study design, natural resources, outdoor recreation, sustainability, and business with courses from concept to commercialization to end-of-life.

RADIATION HEALTH PHYSICS

Integrate the physical aspects of radiation, their biological effects, and methods used to protect people and environments from radiation hazards.

Online Undergraduate Programs

For 2020, U.S. News & World Report ranked Oregon State fifth for online bachelor's programs and twelfth for online master’s in engineering programs.

Accelerated Master’s Program

The program allows current undergraduate students to take graduate classes, apply those credits to their current undergraduate degree, and transfer them to a participating graduate program. Students could complete a master’s degree within 1 year of finishing their bachelor's degree.

Do you have general questions?

First-year Students

Prospective first-year students can email an advisor for more information.

Transfer Students

If you are a prospective transfer student, you can reach out to an advisor in your major.

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