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The Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Engineering degree program will undergo an initial accreditation review by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET in the academic year 2020-2021.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Department of Multidisciplinary Engineering is to:

1. Utilize the strength of the College of Engineering’s core discipline departments to ensure graduates have strong technical skills appropriate to engineering practice,

2. Provide a vehicle for innovation in both engineering curriculum design and pedagogy, including active classroom techniques, laboratories, and other experiential learning activities such as fabrication, research, internship, and co-op, 

3. Offer customizable opportunities for regional and/or underserved populations,

4. Enable means for students to have unique interdisciplinary/multidisciplinary educational experiences, which may include non-engineering disciplines,

5. Support access for students to develop knowledge and skills in emerging and even not-yet-existing fields, and

6. Prepare leaders and engineers who exhibit a dedication to life-long learning, professional and ethical behaviors, sensitivity to global and cultural awareness and impact, and being agents of positive change.

Program Educational Objectives

The undergraduate interdisciplinary engineering program will produce graduates:

  • Who utilize their engineering knowledge in careers in engineering or allied fields,
  • Many of whom will be able to confidently enter advanced studies through graduate or professional programs, and
  • Who identify the unique strengths of interdisciplinary teams in the workplace to advance technology development and positive technological impact on society.

Student Outcomes

Upon graduation, BS in Interdisciplinary Engineering students shall demonstrate:

1. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics

2. An ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors

3. An ability to communicate effectively in oral and written forms with a range of audiences

4. An ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts

5. An ability to function effectively and professionally on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives

6. An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions and propose recommendations

7. An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge and skills as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

Bachelor of Science Enrollment and Graduation Data

2020-21 

  • Fall semester undergrad enrollment: 53*
  • Bachelor's Degrees awarded: N/A

2019-20 

  • Fall semester undergrad enrollment: 37
  • Bachelor's Degrees awarded: 5
2018-19
  • Fall semester undergrad enrollment: 24
  • Bachelor's Degrees awarded: 2
2017-18**
  • Fall semester undergrad enrollment: 10
  • Bachelor's Degrees awarded: 0

*Preliminary student census number 

**First year of the degree program offering