Engineering Science emphasizes the balance between applied design, a hallmark of engineering fields, and the underlying scientific principles. The Bachelor of Science (BS) degree with a major in Engineering Science (ENGS) at Roanoke maintains an interdisciplinary approach. The program provides a healthy balance between basic science/math, classroom engineering instruction, and on-site training in application. Adhering to the national ABET accreditation guidelines, the BS degree serves the needs of students who intend to pursue professional engineering licensure.
The Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in Engineering Science is designed to give students an overview of engineering along with the ability to pair the major with other programs (majors, minors, and/or concentrations) on campus. Note that the BA degree is not designed for students intending to pursue professional engineering licensure.
Professor Dana Hargrove (right) and her Engineering Design class, in front of their project, a water conservation education exhibit to be installed at Carvins Cove.
Why study Engineering Science at Roanoke?
Hands on. Tackle engineering problems from day 1 of your first year.
Connect with peers. You will be a member of a small cohort of students exploring and learning together
Connect with faculty. Our small classes make it easy for you to connect with faculty, learn from their professional experiences, and for you to be known to them. Faculty will help you find direction and pursue the area of engineering that inspires you.
Connect with careers. Connect with local professional engineers. Pursue internships. Find your direction.
Get the full college experience. While you major in Engineering Science at Roanoke, you can be on the track team, act in a play, double major in Spanish, or write for the school newspaper.
What courses will I take?
Engineering is a hands-on, problem-solving discipline, so your courses will emphasize this approach. Our courses also emphasize understanding WHY something works, not just following a flowchart. For this reason, you'll also take courses math and science.