Engineering and Technology Programs

Biomedical Engineering

 The program in biomedical engineering provides a solid foundation in physical and life sciences as well as a strong background in multidisciplinary engineering courses in preparation for biomedical engineering core and elective courses. Coupled with excellent laboratory training, special concentrations will be offered in medical devices and systems, and clinical engineering. An integral part of this program is two semesters of cooperative experiential learning at hospitals, medical device companies, or research centers. Graduates of the program will be equipped with the knowledge and skills to meet the challenges in the globally growing broad spectrum of biomedical and healthcare opportunities. In addition to having abundant career opportunities, graduates will also have the necessary education to pursue advanced studies for professional careers.

Civil Engineering

Civil Engineers are entrusted by society to create a sustainable future and enhance the world's quality of life as planners, designers, constructors, and operators of society's economic and social engine-the built environment; as stewards of the natural environment and its resources; as innovators and integrators of ideas and technology across the public, private, and academic sectors; as managers of risk and uncertainty caused by natural events, accidents, and other threats; and as leaders in discussions and decisions shaping public environmental and infrastructure policy. The civil engineering curriculum is designed to prepare graduates to enter this exciting and dynamic profession, pursue advanced studies, and become a licensed professional civil engineer. Civil engineers have many career opportunities in both the private and public sectors of society depending on their interests.

Computer Engineering

Computer engineering rests on the fundamentals of electrical engineering and computer science fields.  Computer engineers are involved in many hardware and software attributes of computing, from the design of computer network to digital circuit design.  Computer engineers build, analyze, design, and evaluate computer systems.  Students in this program take courses in logic design, computer organization and architecture, embedded computer systems, engineering design, operating systems, computer network, digital signal processing, software engineering, database systems, circuits and electronics. The computer engineering program incorporates a project based course of study and a learning environment that utilizes laboratory exercises and teamwork as part of most engineering courses. Our graduates are well prepared for pursuing both an advanced degree and a professional career.

Computer Engineering Technology

Students develop expertise in the interface between hardware and software, and the design and operation of computer architecture and networked systems. They will study topics including microprocessors, computer science, and programming. Graduates work in such fields as computer design, manufacturing, and testing; computer-controlled equipment; telecommunication systems; and networking.

Computer Science

Computer Science is a cooperative education program which provides students with the opportunity to take part in a paid work experience in industry for a minimum of two non-consecutive semesters. Graduates, in addition to continuing their education at the graduate level, may seek employment in a wide range of computer-related fields such as software engineering, web-based programming, network analysis, and technical support.

Computer Networking

In the core computer courses the student acquires skills in networking, database management, webpage development, and computer center administration. Through the accounting and management courses the student will analyze and solve business problems. In addition, introductory programming languages, including object oriented programming, computer systems architecture and operating systems as well as English, mathematics, science, and social science, are integral components of this program. Computer Networking (BSCN) is a cooperative education program which provides students with the opportunity to take part in a paid work experience in industry for a minimum of two non-consecutive semesters. Graduates, in addition to continuing their education at the graduate level, may seek employment in a wide range of computer-related fields such as network administration, database administration, web application development, web design, technical support, and IT management.

Interdisciplinary Engineering

This program is designed for students who wish to customize their education by studying a core set of engineering courses and another discipline which will broaden their career paths toward both professional and personal goals. Students in this degree program will be interested in studying engineering along with such fields as computer science, biology, chemistry, management, liberal arts, music or art.

Electrical Engineering

 The  electrical engineering curriculum includes a solid foundation in mathematics, science, and engineering principles, as well as the humanities and social sciences. Students are provided with the necessary theory, problem-solving skills, and laboratory exposure to design, build, and test their advanced senior design projects. The program applies Wentworth's educational model of a state-of-the-art curriculum along with two cooperative work experiences. It integrates engineering design throughout the curriculum and an extensive use of computers to solve, and simulate engineering problems as well as control devices, equipment, and systems. Students spend a great deal of time working in a laboratory setting to verify theory. The course of study includes circuit theory, solid state devices, analog and digital circuits and systems, feedback and controls, motors, power distribution systems, signal processing, and communication systems. The curriculum employs the latest technologies so that students are well prepared for graduate study or a professional career in industry.

Electronic Engineering Technology

Students study design, development, and support of electronic systems, learning about hardware and circuitry and acquire the analytic and technical skills to test and optimize the performance of feedback control systems. Graduates are qualified to work in telecommunications, power systems, electronics, digital and analog systems, and new product design and testing.

Electromechanical Engineering

Students in the electromechanical program gain a solid foundation in both electrical and mechanical engineering, with an optional concentration in biomedical systems engineering. Students will apply high-level design and analytic techniques to complex projects as they bridge the interface between mechanical systems and electronic controls. Graduates of this five-year program go on to work in the fields of fiber-optic communication, computers and peripherals, transportation, alternative energy systems, biomedical engineering, robotics, manufacturing, and automated control systems. Students who complete their degree are well-positioned to pursue a Professional Engineering (PE) license.

Mechanical Engineering

The mechanical engineering curriculum balances theory, simulation and laboratory exercises needed to model, analyze, design, and realize physical systems, components, and processes. Key elements of this program include a curriculum with open-ended team-based design problems that may include students from other disciplines. These real-world experiences and practical problem-solving techniques are organized to stress a design/simulate/test development cycle. The program applies Wentworth's educational model of a laboratory-based curriculum along with two cooperative work experiences to foster a state-of-the-art learning environment. Students gain the educational background necessary to pursue a professional career, including professional license registration and advanced degrees.

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