As an engineer or computer scientist, your world will open to a vast array of challenging and rewarding career possibilities that touch nearly every aspect of life. Moreover, your future in two of the fastest-growing fields will put you in the company of some of the highest paid professionals today.
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Explore engineering in the common first-year program
Freshman year, you'll investigate and discover the various engineering fields available to you through the Engineering Design Division.
You'll experience hands-on design and development from the very start, combining computer graphics and communications in such projects as self-lacing shoes or turn-signal clothing built using Arduinio, an open-source prototyping platform.
After you declare a major at the end of your freshman year, you'll enroll in department-specific courses in biomedical engineering, computer engineering, electrical engineering, industrial and systems engineering or mechanical engineering.
Start taking CS courses in your first semester and specialize in areas such as software systems, networking, operating systems, Web-based systems, graphics, robotics, microprocessor-based design and game design.
The flexibility of the CS program also gives you the opportunity to minor in disciplines including the arts, business, math, music, languages or the sciences.
The Watson School offers modern facilities including more than $7 million in new equipment
and computer facilities. Our focus on hands-on preparation will teach you the fundamentals
of engineering and computer science and the application of those principles to solve
When you graduate, you'll be prepared for advanced study or employment in a wide variety of careers, from employment in industrial firms to small businesses and financial institutions.
Employment in industry and government agencies provides real-world exposure to emerging fields of technology and to the challenges you’ll face following graduation.
Often, these positions lead to permanent employment.
Visiting the campus
Personal interviews are not required for admission; if you wish to speak with an admissions counselor, you may phone the Admissions Office.
You are welcome to join group information sessions and student-guided tours of the campus held on most weekdays and selected Saturdays during the academic year.
These sessions cover general information about admission, academic and campus life, housing and the surrounding community.