At A Glance

Engineering at Carthage is an interdisciplinary engineering program focused on learning how to design, analyze, and test devices and processes that solve human problems. Students learn engineering through real projects partnered with real stakeholders to address real needs for our community. Our programs incorporate early design and project experiences to provide real-world contexts and early authentic engineering practice to promote development of skills that employers are seeking.

Major

Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Engineering (enrolling first-year students for Fall 2023)
Bachelor of Science in Engineering (expected enrollment for Fall 2023)
Engineering Science (enrollment is closed)

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Special Programs

  • In addition to Carthage’s engineering degrees, the Carthage Physics Department offers two dual-degree programs in engineering. Learn more

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What You’ll Learn

Engineering students learn how to design, analyze, and test devices and processes that solve human problems. At Carthage, students learn engineering through real projects partnered with real stakeholders to address real needs for our community. Our programs incorporate early design and project experiences to provide real world contexts and early authentic engineering practice in order to promote development of skills that employers are seeking.

This academic program is rooted in the liberal arts, designed to emphasize student self-discovery and exploration and provide opportunities to grow in all facets of life. Engineering at Carthage is hands-on and experiential; students learn to become engineers by practicing engineering under the guidance of faculty mentors.

The major builds on a solid science and mathematics base and teaches students engineering through the practice of engineering in design. Courses incorporate the use of computing tools and environments used most commonly by professional engineers starting in the first year and continuing throughout the major. Students pursue areas of specialization by tailoring their course of study following their second year of course work.

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Special academic options

Carthage has partnered with two prominent engineering universities to offer dual-degree (3+2) opportunities. You’ll spend three years at Carthage and your final two years at either Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland or Washington University in St. Louis. You will earn a B.A. in physics from Carthage plus a B.S. in an engineering discipline from your partner institution.
Learn more about the dual-degree program


Career outlook

Through at least 2026, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that engineering job growth will be highest “in various areas such as the rebuilding of infrastructure, renewable energy, oil and gas extraction, and robotics.”
Learn about engineering careers

Carthage is developing an ABET-accreditable Bachelor of Science degree program in Engineering with an enrollment date of Fall 2023 open to new first-time freshmen.