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The Ohio State University - 2017

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College Description

Engineering College Description and Special Characteristics

As a national leader in engineering education and research, The Ohio State University College of Engineering prides itself on the quality of its graduates and the impact of its discovery and innovation. The college places a high priority on experiential elements, and the enabling role of diverse perspectives and approaches in teaching and learning. This includes design-build experiences in the first year, multidisciplinary team capstone design projects in the final year, and in-major laboratories and projects in years two and three. Every student also benefits from access to numerous internship, laboratory research, co-op and design competition opportunities, and study-abroad opportunities. More than 25 competitive project teams offer hands-on experience for students to tackle real-world challenges; often in close concert with industry partners. With the establishment of the new Department of Engineering Education, the college is better positioned to support undergraduate education as well as graduate-level research in engineering education as a growing discipline. Students can choose from 14 undergraduate, 13 master's, 13 doctoral, and 2 professional degree programs within the college; interdisciplinary degree programs, combined BS/MS degrees and minors within and outside the college also are available. The College’s research focuses on materials, manufacturing, mobility and medicine, but connects widely across the comprehensive research platform at Ohio State affording engineering students a myriad of multidisciplinary education and research experiences. As a result of the exceptional breadth in curricular and co-curricular offerings, students graduate with the skills to negotiate real-world situations, the confidence to offer innovative alternatives to conventional solutions and use the ethical foundation to inspire future generations of engineers.