Engineering Science
College of Engineering
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OVERVIEW OF MAJOR
Are you interested in an interdisciplinary engineering major that is adaptable to a large variety of post-graduate professions such as medicine or law? Would you like to obtain a broad-based liberal arts education while pursuing an engineering degree? Do you want to work in aerospace or space engineering? Does combining strong backgrounds in engineering and physics appeal to you? If you answer “yes” to any of these, then perhaps a major in engineering science is for you.

Engineering science is an interdisciplinary major that allows students to acquire a strong base in mathematics, the physical sciences, and engineering fundamentals while pursuing a broad background in the liberal arts and other areas of interest in preparation for specialized careers or graduate studies. Three concentrations are possible, as well as two dual degree options.

The Engineering Physics concentration prepares students to work in high technology areas in which solid engineering training, combined with a broader background in physics is valuable. Through the appropriate choice of technical electives, students can specialize in modern laser physics, solid-state electronics, or energy conversion. The technical electives are chosen predominantly from the Departments of Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, and Physics.

The Space Engineering concentration provides students with a broad background in aerospace and space engineering. The curriculum is based on a firm foundation of engineering disciplines, applied mathematics, and computer science.

The Dual Degree concentrations are five-year dual-degree programs in which students earn a Bachelor of Arts degree in the liberal arts and a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Science.

The Liberal Arts concentration is a 5-year joint program where students train for an engineering career that includes a broad liberal arts curriculum in social science or arts and humanities. The International Engineering concentration, also a 5-year joint program, requires a student to minor in a foreign language and study abroad in a region of the selected language. Regardless of the engineering flavor selected, engineering science graduates are well prepared for a professional career with a greater than 90% pass rate on the Fundamentals of Engineering professional exam.

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CHARACTERISTICS AND SKILLS
* Interested in developing solutions for real problems and needs
* Displays curiosity about how things work
* Possesses strong aptitude in math and physical sciences
* Demonstrates perseverance and attention to detail
* Able to draw information and ideas from a variety of sources
* Demonstrates innovation and versatility
* Exudes leadership ability and interpersonal skills
* Works well with teams and independently
* Exercises strong verbal and writing ability
* Possesses aptitude for and interest in computer applications and design

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POTENTIAL CAREER OPTIONS
Engineering Science graduates are well rounded in mathematics, sciences, humanities, and social and behavioral sciences. They are well prepared to enter a career in engineering, or to proceed to graduate school in one of the traditional engineering disciplines. Graduates of the liberal arts-engineering science dual major often move on to professional programs in medicine, law, veterinary medicine, or business. Moreover these graduates are suited for a wide range of occupations in addition to engineering. Participation in internships, volunteer activities, or cooperative education opportunities is highly recommended to enhance your practical training and development. Graduates who continue on with advanced studies can attain more responsible positions with the possibility of rising to top professional levels. Career occupations include but are not limited to:
* Engineer (a variety of specialties are possible)
* Space engineer
* Solid state electronics engineer
* Aerospace engineer
* Consultant
* Manager
* Educator

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RELATED STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS
* Engineering Legislature
* Tau Beta Pi Honor Society
* Society of Women Engineers
* Society of Black Engineers and Scientists
* Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers
* American Indian Science and Engineering Society
* Society of Physics Students

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MORE INFORMATION
College of Engineering
202 Engineering Building
1301 Campus Delivery
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, CO 80523-1301
970-491-6603
http://www.engr.colostate.edu/students/future-students/undergraduate/engineering-science.html
* Academic and career advising for majors


Center for Advising and Student Achievement (CASA)
TILT Building
801 Oval Drive
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, CO 80523-1033
970-491-7095
http://www.casa.colostate.edu
* Academic advising/Major exploration


The Career Center
120 Lory Student Center
Fort Collins, CO 80523
970-491-5707
http://career.colostate.edu
* Major and career exploration/Job search information


Office of Admissions and Undergraduate Recruitment
105 Ammons Hall
8008 Campus Delivery
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, CO 80523-8008
970-491-6909
http://www.admissions.colostate.edu
* Admission applications/University visits and tours


General Catalog Online
http://www.catalog.colostate.edu/

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