Available Majors

Explore the majors in the Dual Degree program:

 

Dual Degree Major Detail Information:

Aerospace Engineering

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Apply basic science, design and analysis skills to develop high-flying technology—from aircraft and spacecraft to satellites and missiles.


Students in Biomedical Lab

 Biomedical Engineering

Majoring in biomedical engineering allows you to be a strong engineer while understanding living systems. The field of biomedical engineering uses engineering applications to solve problems in biomedical research, diagnosis, health care, therapy, treatment and prevention of diseases. The undergraduate biomedical engineering program prepares students for employment in research, hospitals, government, industry and universities. If you are considering continued education or a career in medicine, biomedical engineering is a great choice.

Specialty Sequences

Dual Degree students seeking a major in Biomedical Engineering elect a specialty sequence in one of the following fields:

Bioelectricity: Bioelectrical engineering focuses on the electrical, magnetic and electromagnetic fields that cells, tissues and organisms produce. Cells use bioelectricity in metabolic fuel storage, cell-to-cell signaling and in triggering internal changes.

Orthopedic Biomaterials: Are you interested in helping solve biomedical problems through the use of high-tech materials? Through this track, you’ll be equipped for work in areas of orthotic and prosthetic devices (internal and external), sports equipment, vehicle safety equipment and rehabilitation devices. You’ll receive a solid foundation in the chemistry of materials, the strength of materials from perspectives of continuum mechanics as well as nano- and micro-scale mechanisms of elasticity and deformation, and the interplay between material structure and mechanical function. Through the technical electives, you’ll obtain the informational equivalent of a minor in Materials Science and Engineering.

Polymer Biomaterials: This sequence has as its vertical education component, courses that emphasize molecular level understanding of the structure/property relations of biologic and synthetic macromolecules and biomaterials. This provides a route to understanding blood and tissue interactions with implanted materials, from which new biomaterials may be designed and engineered for biomedical applications in artificial organs, drug delivery and tissue engineering. Graduating students progress to one of three areas: medical school, graduate school or positions in industry.

Tissue Engineering: Tissue engineering is a rapidly expanding field that applies engineering and biological principles to develop functional substitutes to restore, maintain or improve the functions of diseased tissues. This sequence provides an interdisciplinary education that emphasizes fundamental engineering education and life sciences. The specialty courses cover a broad topic of polymer science, molecular transport and developmental biology. Students from this sequence are expected to be able to apply these fundamental knowledge and tool-set in the design and engineering of biological tissues.


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Chemical Engineering

The field of chemical engineering involves the production and synthesis of plastics, fibers, basic chemicals, foods and electrical materials. Chemical engineers also develop new materials such as biochemicals and pharmaceuticals. Typically, a chemical engineer pursues a career in materials-related industry or government, and can continue their education in graduate school.


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Civil Engineering

Transportation systems, schools and office buildings, bridges, dams, land projects, water distribution systems, commercial buildings, and industrial plants are just a few of the facilities that civil engineers plan, design and construct to meet the needs of modern society. A career in civil engineering offers opportunities in industry and consulting, along with government or research.


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Computer Engineering

The computer engineering program is designed to allow students to analyze computer systems involving both a hardware and a software component. Computer engineers also implement designs for these dual systems while evaluating interfaces between hardware and software.


Electrical Engineering Student

Electrical Engineering

The undergraduate electrical engineering program combines laboratory experiences and classroom learning in order to provide students with a strong background in signals, systems, computers, analog and digital electronics, and semiconductors. Students enrolled in the program choose one of the following areas to study more in depth: electromagnetics, signals and systems, solid state, computer hardware, computer software, control or circuits.


Student Engineers

Macromolecular Science and Engineering

Students in macromolecular science and engineering study the synthesis, structure, processing, properties and use of large molecules called polymers. These polymer molecules are the basis of materials such as plastics, fibers, rubber, films, paints, membranes, adhesives and biological molecules such as DNA, RNA, proteins and carbohydrates. Macromolecular science and engineering students engage in classroom instruction to learn the properties of polymers as well as laboratory analysis and production of polymers.


Materials Engineering Student

Materials Science and Engineering

Materials science and engineering involves materials properties and structure applied to the analysis and design of materials for engineering systems. A materials engineer evaluates the behavior of materials under varied conditions, recognizes performance limitations of materials, and controls the manufacturing of materials to meet demands of an engineering system.


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Mechanical Engineering

The field of mechanical engineering applies the principles of mechanics, thermodynamics, heat and mass transfer, and engineering design to problems in aeronautics, astronautics, biomechanics, orthopedic engineering, robotics, energy, machinery and mechanics of materials. Mechanical engineers often collaborate with professionals in other fields such as biology, orthopedics, electrical engineering and computer science.


Students in Computer Science

Systems and Control Engineering

The systems and control engineering program teaches students the basic concepts, analytical tools and engineering methods needed to analyze and design complex systems. Problems in systems are studied, such as modeling and analysis of biological systems, computer control of industry, and optimal planning and management of systems. Information on the relationships between components of a system is used to coordinate and control these components in order to achieve system goals.

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