Scott Bioengineering Building, Suite 102
(970) 491-6220

Professor Anthony Marchese, Program Chair
Shannon Wagner, Undergraduate Key Advisor

No new students are being accepted into this program.

Engineering Science is an interdisciplinary major that allows students to acquire a strong base in mathematics, the physical sciences, and engineering fundamentals while pursuing a broad background in the liberal arts or other areas of interest in preparation for specialized careers or graduate studies. The major provides comprehensive undergraduate engineering education in selected fields which are not served by traditional engineering programs available at CSU. Three concentrations are available—Engineering Physics, Space Engineering, Teacher Education, and two dual-degree programs combining Engineering Science and programs within the College of Liberal Arts. Regardless of the concentration, graduates are well prepared for a professional career.

Program Educational Objectives

The Program Educational Objectives (PEO) for the Engineering Science program were chosen to meet the mission statements of the Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering and Colorado State University. The PEOs of the Engineering Science program are stated as follows.

Bachelor of Science in Engineering Science graduates will be able to accomplish the following within the first few years after graduation:

  • Define, analyze, formulate, and synthesize engineering problems associated with their professional position, both independently and in diverse, multidisciplinary, and interdisciplinary team environments;
  • Actively contribute to multi-faceted and multi-disciplinary projects with significant legal, ethical, regulatory, social, cultural, environmental, and economic considerations using a broad systems perspective;
  • Communicate effectively with colleagues, professional clients, and the public;
  • Demonstrate commitment and progress in lifelong learning including further graduate education, professional development including active participation in professional societies, and leadership positions;
  • Actively participate in innovative and entrepreneurial-related projects.

Student Outcomes

The student outcomes for the Engineering Science program are consistent with the ABET (1) through (7) outcomes.  Specifically, the student outcomes of the Engineering Science program are that each graduating student must 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 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 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;
  7. An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

The Engineering Science major and each of its concentrations is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.

Potential Occupations

Engineering Science graduates are well rounded in mathematics, sciences, humanities, and social and behavioral sciences. They are well prepared to enter a career in engineering, or to proceed to graduate school in one of the traditional engineering disciplines. Graduates of the Liberal Arts/Engineering Science dual major often move on to professional programs in medicine, law, veterinary medicine, or business. Moreover, these graduates are suited for a broad range of occupations in addition to engineering. Participation in internships or volunteer activities is highly recommended to enhance practical training and development. Graduates who continue on with advanced studies can attain more responsible positions with the possibility of rising to top professional levels. Some examples include: space engineer, solid-state electronics engineer, and aerospace engineer.