Our program gives you hands-on education taught by experienced professors from the engineering, social science, and humanities disciplines. You'll understand the depth and breadth of the design process while mastering the technical tools and professional skills to improve the world.
Designing the Future
As an engineering design major, you'll tackle design challenges for real-world clients beginning your first quarter on campus. In fact, you'll experience six different design studios by your junior year.
Engineering Design is perfectly suited for today's rapidly changing, global job market. You'll gain critical communication skills, a global perspective, and a comprehensive engineering education, setting you up for a rewarding career in any field.
You'll also be perfectly placed to choose an academic minor to complement your education, especially in the humanities, social sciences and the arts, enhancing your ability to address the world's biggest problems.
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- You’ll gain an understanding of modeling systems, rapid prototyping, computer-aided design, machine shop techniques, electrical circuits, and software programming languages.
- During your second year, you’ll choose an area of specialization and learn the process of on-boarding into existing projects when you work with upperclassmen.
- In your junior year, you’ll participate in four professional work experiences without adding to the time it takes to graduate. The third-year curriculum is structured to allow for an international experience as well.
- Careful planning of your humanities, social sciences, and arts electives will enable you to get minors in areas that are popular with Rose students – art, psychology, or a language.
- During your senior year, you’ll complete your specialization and participate in a year-long, multidisciplinary capstone design experience.
Your specialization requires six engineering topics classes. You can choose to pursue a traditional minor at Rose or create your own path. Technical specializations that are popular are product design, and minors in computer science, entrepreneurship, electrical and computer engineering, manufacturing, mechanical engineering, and robotics.
New concentrations may be added with the approval of the Curriculum Committee.