All engineering programs start by building strong foundations that promote success and help you find your home in engineering. Real-world engineering experiences, combined with classroom and lab work, provide firsthand knowledge you’ll need to become an engineer.
The new First-Year Engineering Experience launches in fall 2020 with a yearlong engineering orientation course to introduce you to careers in engineering and prepare you for the challenges of advanced engineering coursework.
You’ll take the common engineering prerequisites (mostly math and science) during your first two years. Once you start taking upper-level courses, you’ll be in classes that range in size from about 20 to 150 students, depending on your major. Upper-division courses focus on major-specific engineering problems and research challenges, often leading to a capstone project.