Engineering Science Undergraduate Program
With the interdisciplinary Engineering Science program, students can chart their own academic path. The core of the program consists of minors in two different departments, allowing students breadth and flexibility. Engineering Science has a unique structure that allows students to keep up with the rapid pace of technology and societal change by charting a course into emerging areas.
"The thing that makes Engineering science so special is the fact that it introduces a level of creativity and freedom that most people would never expect."Tosan Johnson, Class of 2020
Are you having difficulty deciding between two disciplines? Are you interested in subjects that lie between two traditional fields of study? Consider Engineering Science.
Students who major in ENGINEERING SCIENCE (ES) like the freedom to chart their own course. As the only interdisciplinary degree program at UVA Engineering, students can create an undergraduate program that matches their interests or career goals by combining a minor in one engineering discipline with a second minor in mathematics, science or another engineering discipline. These two minors, in combination with additional technical elective courses, allow each student to define for themselves an academic program that fits their professional interests. The flexibility of this program allows for students with multiple interests to explore them in new ways, such as creating green (or sustainable) engineering degrees by combining a minor in civil engineering with a minor in environmental science.
Our Engineering Science major has the advantage of moving students to the interface between disciplines, where solutions to the complex challenges society faces are likely to be found. Both graduate schools and employers find this interdisciplinary perspective compelling and our graduates can be found in both academics and industry.
"ES allowed me to customize my courses to meet my interests more than any other engineering major would have. "Hamilton Ibbeken, Class of 2019