Undergraduate Engineering and Science
UNDERGRADUATE ENGINEERING AND SCIENCE
Located across the Hudson River from New York City, the School of Engineering and Science has a rich history of preparing its students to be the innovators of tomorrow. It resolutely addresses the challenges facing engineering and science now and into the future, yet remains true to the vision of the founders of Stevens Institute in 1870 as one of the first engineering schools in the nation. It was established to provide an education that would prepare the next generation of leaders, and the success of alumni provides abundant testimony to the strength of its engineering education in meeting this vision. An environment of innovation promotes a more entrepreneurial ethos needed by graduates for the years ahead.
Why Study Engineering and Science?
The School's dedication to hands-on learning and entrepreneurship in the process of creation provides an ideal environment for learning and development. Eight diverse departments span engineering and science, offering a total of 22 academic programs of study.
The undergraduate Engineering curriculum is built on a multidisciplinary core in the applied sciences, computer science, business, engineering and the liberal arts, stressing the fundamental concepts, techniques and attitudes that underlie different branches of technology.
The undergraduate Science programs also follow the philosophy of a broad-based education, including courses in the humanities, computer science, mathematics, and technical education.
These programs expose students to a broad knowledge of several disciplines while giving them the opportunity to focus on a special interest, as well as adhere to a long-standing honor system. The curriculum provides for development of competencies that go beyond the purely technical, which include:
- The ability to analyze and provide creative solutions to problems
- Self-reliance in approaching open-ended problems and in the use of information technologies
- Effective teamwork and communication skills
- An understanding of the societal, economic, environmental, and ethical impact of projects
- An openness to and knowledge of entrepreneurial concepts that will facilitate success in a rapidly changing business environment
At Stevens, undergraduates are encouraged to engage in pre-professional experiences during their program. Many choose to enroll in the Cooperative Education Program, which provides invaluable industry experience, helps students financially and is often a path to the first job after graduation. Pre-professional experience can also be obtained through summer internships in industry and through the Sponsored Senior Design program.
Core Engineering Curriculum
The Core Engineering Curriculum is the sequence of required courses that ALL Engineering students take regardless of the engineering discipline in which they choose to concentrate. In addition to the core requirements, concentration requirements are met by a sequence of technical electives which are chosen in consultation with a faculty advisor from that engineering program. The Core Curriculum provides a solid and broad-based foundation in the sciences and engineering sciences, together with an eight-semester sequence of humanities courses. There is also a physical education requirement. The core includes two electives that fall outside the concentration requirements and can be used by students to broaden their education with courses outside their field including those that contribute to a minor or to obtain credit for faculty-mentored research.
All Science and Engineering programs at Stevens Institute of Technology are accredited, each receiving the highest accreditation rating. Learn more about our accredited science and engineering programs on the accreditation information page.