March 09, 2011
Wentworth Launches Bachelor of Science in Engineering Degree
Wentworth Institute of Technology announced today a new Bachelor of Science in Engineering program, set to begin in the fall of 2011. This innovative program is geared toward students who wish to customize their education by studying a core set of engineering courses in combination with their choice of another discipline from outside traditional program offerings. The ability for a student to tailor parts of a degree program will grow existing curiosity in engineering and broaden career opportunities.
Students in this degree program will study engineering along with such fields as computer science, biology, chemistry, management, liberal arts, music, or art. For example, a student may wish to study electrical engineering, computer science, and music because of a passion for designing new musical instruments. Another student may wish to combine mechanical engineering with manufacturing and management in order to be an entrepreneur and start their own company.
“This program is designed for students who desire to be an engineer, integrate different disciplines, solve problems, and shake things up,” said Fred Driscoll, Dean of the College of Engineering and Technology. “The combinations are varied and limited only by interests and imagination.”
The curriculum for the major will consist of core engineering courses (electrical or mechanical engineering); mathematics and sciences courses that support the engineering discipline; general education courses covering the role and responsibility of an engineer in society and in a global environment; directed elective courses that provide a pathway for a student’s future goals; and engineering design courses that allow students to collaborate with others on different projects.
Similar to all programs at Wentworth, two semesters of cooperative work experience will be required and students will be able to take classes at any of the Colleges of the Fenway.
- Dennis Nealon