The engineering degree (Bachelor of Science in Engineering or B.S.E.) is a unique program designed to produce creative engineers who can meet the challenges facing society today, such as improving the quality of life for humankind, designing new innovative products, and preparing for emerging engineering fields. The engineering marketplace of the 21st century requires graduates with strong fundamental skills that can work in multiple fields, as well as a background that includes an understanding of issues outside of the technical rigors of engineering. Graduates need the flexibility to adapt to new technologies and the ability to function in the global marketplace. An education that emphasizes broad exposure to engineering fundamentals coupled with a strong background in the sciences, mathematics, social sciences, and the humanities will prepare students to meet these challenges.
The Fort Lewis College Engineering Degree program focuses on the fundamentals common to a wide range of engineering disciplines with opportunities for discipline specific depth in electronics, thermal and fluid sciences and engineering-physics. Alternately, students can work with their adviser to choose a group of engineering elective courses that fit their interest and complement other traditional areas of engineering. The engineering program is unique for the core liberal arts component coupled with a strong engineering design sequence that spans the four year curriculum.
The objectives of the Bachelor of Science in Engineering (B.S.E.) degree from Fort Lewis College, a liberal arts educational environment with a distinctive and historic mission of serving Native American students, are:
Graduates have the fundamental technical skills and knowledge required for success in the engineering profession, or in graduate or professional study.
Graduates have the additional skills and knowledge necessary for success in a professional environment, including clarity in communication, ability to work on a team, an understanding of professional and ethical responsibilities, and recognition of the need for lifelong learning.
Graduates successfully pursue a broad range of career paths.