Modified Engineering Sciences Major
Students can create a cross-disciplinary modified engineering major by taking 6 courses in engineering sciences and 4 courses in the modifying area plus the necessary prerequisites and culminating experience.
For students interested in specific professional fields, the following modified majors are possible:
- Biotechnology — biology
- Chemical engineering — chemistry
- Computer engineering — computer science
- Geotechnical engineering — earth sciences
- Management and financial engineering — economics
- Environmental engineering — environmental sciences
- Neuroscience — neuroscience
- Technology in public policy — public policy
- Architecture or product design — studio art
Plans for a modified major should be prepared in consultation with Professor Erland Schulson, chair of the Engineering Sciences Department, and must be approved in writing by him and filed with the registrar.
Students interested in creating a modified major different from the ones listed above should consult with Professor Erland Schulson. A coherent program of study with substantial engineering sciences content, with the written approval of the chair, must be filed with the registrar.
Students interested in combining engineering and physics should pursue the major in engineering physics.
Students interested in focusing on materials science should pursue the minor in materials science, which combines engineering with chemistry and physics.
Students interested in biomedical engineering should take the Biomedical Engineering Sciences major.
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