Students in this program are in demand by local companies for part-time, summer, or co-op positions. They gain valuable work experience through internships or co-op assignments; many return to work for the same company after completing their degree.
Combining general engineering with a minor prepares students for a specific career or graduate school. Popular minors include these:
- Legal studies, to prepare for law school or a career in patent law.
- Biology, to prepare for medical school or a career in medicine or bioengineering.
- Management, for those interested in technical management; add an M.S. in engineering management while working.
- Math or science, followed by an M.S. in education, for those interested in teaching; graduate with teaching certification and an engineering degree in just five years.