Undergraduate Engineering and Science

UNDERGRADUATE ENGINEERING AND SCIENCE

The Future, Ours to Create

The School of Engineering and Science, located on a palisade on the Hudson River opposite from Manhattan, is uniquely positioned to prepare its students to be the innovators and technology leaders of tomorrow. Combining distinctive learning opportunities and trailblazing research as essential components of a modern education, 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.

With a commitment to the development of the whole student, it provides education and experience through the involvement of undergraduates in substantive research—such as Stevens Scholars who are developing surgical robotics, engineering neural tissue, and much more—as well as hands-on design projects built into the curriculum—culminating with Senior Design, a year-long collaborative project in which science and engineering students apply all they have learned to the solution of urgent real-world problems in fields like energy efficiency and medical care. In this manner, the School of Engineering and Science nurtures the next generation of leaders and problem solvers. Graduates understand the power and wider implications of technology, and they are emboldened to develop new modes of creating, innovating and collaborating. This environment of innovation along with a pervasive culture of excellence fosters the intrepidness and entrepreneurial spirit that will be vital to 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.

Accreditation Information
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.