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Widener University - 2016

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Engineering Information

College Description

Engineering College Description and Special Characteristics


The School of Engineering provides programs that combine theory with practice to educate men and women who can contribute to the solution of today's problems. The curricula comprise a mix of basic science, engineering science, engineering design, practical engineering applications, and electives from the humanities and social sciences. Majors in biomedical, chemical, civil, electrical and mechanical engineering are offered. Interested students can pursue a dual degree in biomedial/chemical engineering, biomedical/electrical engineering, biomedical/mechanical engineering, or electrical/mechanical engineering. Dual degrees are also available in Chemical Engineering/Chemistry, Electrical Engineering/Physics. and Mechanical Engineering/Physics. Students may defer their decision on a major until the sophomore year.

Majors offered by the departments of Biomedical, Chemical, Civil, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.

Widener University's School of Engineering is dedicated to providing quality undergraduate and graduate education and to advancing the state of knowledge in engineering, with the aim of preparing graduates for successful professional careers.

Widener provides undergraduate engineering students with an optional four year co-op program. This allows students to spend one four-month and one eight-month periods working in industry or government. The courses in the co-op program are identical to those of the non co-op programs. Students who cannot participate in the co-op program are advised to contact their department and Career Services for summer internship opportunities.

In addition, Minors in Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Environmental Engineering,Mechanical Engineering and Robotics Engineering are available for all undergraduate majors. Additionally, minors can be arranged in biology, business, chemistry, computer science, mathematics and physics and other disciplines.

A Bachelor of Science/Master of Engineering Program is an accelerated program that makes it possible for engineering students to complete both their bachelor of science and master of engineering degrees in just four to five years.

The Engineering Honors Program offers an exciting opportunity for academically talented students to enrich their engineering education with advanced coursework, collaboration with faculty on research, community engagement and personal/professional development opportunities. The Engineering Honors Program is available to qualified students pursuing any of the program options.