Engineering readies students
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POWERED FOR SUCCESS
If you’ve driven it, played it, downloaded it, worn it or operated it, then someone’s engineered it. Engineers turn problems into solutions and ideas into products. Better, faster, less expensive, more sustainable—engineers use both intellect and imagination to keep society on the move.
Do you see yourself as an electrical engineer designing more powerful communications devices? Or perhaps a chemical engineer developing clean energy sources? The field is large enough to include everyone from civil engineers (design a new kind of suspension bridge or football stadium, maybe?) to biomedical engineers, who bring hope to the sick and injured.
As technology advances, so do the opportunities available to engineers. Students studying engineering can look forward to a strong employment marketplace and high levels of personal satisfaction.
At Drew engineering is not a major, but rather a goal. If you are certain about engineering, you will pursue engineering prerequisites, and acquire skill sets from the sciences and humanities. If you want more time before making a commitment, you can sample hands-on engineering experiences to see if the field is for you.
In Drew’s RISE program, engineering students also have the rare opportunity to conduct research alongside top veteran scientists from industry, the only program of its kind in the nation
In the lab, you will become a master at experimentation. Experiment with using holography for mass data storage or test materials that slow laser beams. Other students have investigated how pollutants mix with particles in the air, possibly hastening climate change. It sounds good, because it is.
Major in a science at Drew and prepare to pursue engineering in that field.
Choose physics for careers in electrical, nuclear, mechanical, aerospace/aeronautical or optical engineering.
Choose chemistry for careers in chemical, environmental, biomedical or materials engineering.
Choose mathematics or computer science for careers in systems, computer, operations or financial engineering.
Choose biology for careers in biomedical, environmental, neuro-, or biomaterials and tissue engineering.
Careers Made easy
design your dream
Path 1: Pursue engineering through the five-year Drew-Columbia dual-degree program.
Spend three years at Drew earning a top-flight liberal arts education, then move into the engineering program at Columbia University. Students work toward a B.A. from Drew, plus a B.S. or B.Eng. from Columbia. You always have the option to stay at Drew if you change your mind.
Path 2: Major in science at Drew and pursue engineering in graduate school.
The sciences at Drew—hands-on, closely mentored by top faculty, rich with opportunities for research—give you the perfect background to pursue a graduate degree in engineering. It worked for recent Drew graduates who’ve gone on to Penn State, Cornell, Lehigh, NJIT, Stevens Institute of Technology and more.
Path 3: Major in a science at Drew and head to work.
Engineers are involved in every science you can name, creating new products and devising new methods to get the job done. You can be ready to move into industry the day you graduate Drew, armed with skills for success.